2017 Pennants Season

Week 6 Report

The Ladies of Windsor/Red Hill travelled to Samford Bowls club this week to tackle the slightly difficult carpet green. Unfortunately some of our ladies had not played here before and the results showed in our game where we struggled to get  close to the kitty and when we did, great bowling from Pam Campbell (skip of Samford) took our chances of victory away from us. Defeated but not deflated, hopefully we welcome Lorna back from eye surgery and we can redeem ourselves as we play Samford A again this Saturday at Red Hill in our last round of Pennants.

Would be nice to see some supporters on the bank!

Samford A 28-11 Dorelle (skip – RH)

Samford A 27-24 Kathy (skip – Windsor)

Division 1 vs Toowong Away

It was back in the saddle and off to Toowong for Division One. While the team would have been confident of a win there was some uncertainty after last week’s performance against Ferny Grove. A number of players were looking to turn around their recent form, the selectors had rung in some changes and best of all Squirta and Macca were back. As one of the team remarked “there’s nothing better than a Squirta at Macca’s!!!!

After a pre-game pep talk the boys came out firing from the first end and soon established the ascendancy. The Axe, who had been moved to lead for Chappie was all over the kitty and on the 4th end their rink notched up an 8 after Chappie played a blinder of a bowl. An early 7 shot lead that the “team of skips” maintained to win by 6 overall. Squirta had his team playing well with Tank, Marto and Haydos all contributing. With 2 ends to play they had a 17 shot margin but still finished in style with a 2 and a 7. The “team of skips” have offered lessons in how to get an 8. A margin of 26 shots.

Over on the third rink Macca was bowling the lights out with excellent support from Walshie. The Spud was having a bit of a dirty day but eventually brushed himself off to contribute a bit. Kitch ensured we held the opposition at bay to win by 12. So overall 79 to 35 and a great confidence booster that moves us to 3rd spot. Next week is another crucial game where we will need to turn the tables on New Farm.

This week sees the return of the BOG Award. This week’s award sponsor is Speer and Jackson, who have donated their signature chrome shovel and axe. Could this be the reason everybody lifted their game. The nominations this week are: Marto, who said he was the best on his rink!!, the Axe, who was nominated by his skip for brilliant leading and Macca, who played just about every shot in the book. And the winner is …………….the Axe. Great to see you back in form big fella. No doubt he will be delighted with this week’s prize. If he doesn’t use it to cut firewood he can mount it on his mantle piece. After all what “wood an Axe do with an axe”.

Till next week
The Spud

DIV 2 @ Home V EP/Stafford – (thanks Warren Birksy for the report!)

After 5 great wins the unthinkable happened in Round 6 today with the determined boys from Everton park taking down our Division2 team on our home track.
It was a tight contest but the visitors got the better of the locals to come away with a win by 54-62.

Maybe it was the loss that the team needed to have as it proved to be a struggle across all 3 rinks and we had no outstanding players.
Aka skipped for Doodle, Birksy and Ando and this was the only winning rink, getting up by 23-18. Aka drew very very consistently but his team mates found it difficult to offer reliable support. The Hillies led all day on this rink, by as much as 11 sots at one stage but let a few shots leak late to win by just 5.
Although he played some outstanding draw shots, Aka delighted the crowd with a wrong bias to maintain his consistency in this regard.

The Doc and his rink of Matty, Frank and the Almighty, drew the very tough rink skipped by Ray Whiting. We were always not the back foot here despite Bruce trying everything up front including a blocker that dribbled about 4 metes from the mat! Poor Bruce was fresh from the slopes of the Aussie Alps so he could be forgiven.
Ray played some superb bowls for the EP’ers and they led all day and got home by 12-24.

Ned Kelly was our third skip and he was joined by Michael, Goofy and Brettman. They drew the ‘effervescent’ Steve Casey and co. In this match we got off to a good start but then dropped three 3’s in succession on ends 9 through 11. It took our boys a while to peg this margin back but when the umpire called a halt we had gone down by a single shot 19-20.

So our first loss in Div 2 but there was no reason for misery. Very few of the team had great days and agreed there was room for improvement.
Next week is another huge home game v St Lucia so game faces on for that one!
GO THE HILL!

DIV 5 Home V Samford – (thanks Greg Birks for the report!)

Following the teams first defeat away at Ferny Grove last week, we took on the artificial grass specialists Samford at home.
Under sunny skies and a light breeze, conditions were perfect for bowls.

On rink 4 our team of Dave Lee, Trevor Waters, Kirkinator and the Youngster got away to an excellent start and led 10-1 after seven ends. The Red Hill bowlers were all playing their part and continued to apply pressure to the away team. After fourteen ends the lead had stretched to 18-5. Over the concluding seven ends the rollers continued to play well and ran out winners 23-10

On rink 5 it was a very different story. Our team of Denty, Coops, ‘Shirley’ Birks and skipped by Bob Morton, back from holidays, could not find any consistency. After seven ends the rollers were down 9-4 and struggling on our home arena. After fourteen ends the position had worsened and the home team was losing 16-6. There was an improvement over the final seven ends. This was primarily due to a great bowl by Bob on the last end giving the home team four shots. The final score was a disappointing but ultimately satisfactory 16-17 loss …..

We then turned our attention to rink 6 where Killer Kable, Green Dog, Smokin Joe and Al Daniel had stated steadily and led 9-5 after seven ends. The rollers quickly started to find their range and by the fourteenth end had built up a substantial lead 22-10. Once again this was a great team effort with all bowlers performing well. The good form continued and the rollers eventually ran out comprehensive winners 31-15

The final tally saw RED HILL victorious 70 – 42