1 BLUE SOUTH 10/11/12

Kardinya away to Wanneroo were well in the game until the last 5 ends where home ground advantage and changed weather conditions worked to the advantage of the home side.

Bernie McMonagle went into the final end all square but lost by two shots to Sweet’s rink of Williams, Munro and C Vinci. This was the final game for Brian Sing who has decided to return to North Perth. Brian would like to extend his best wishes to all those who played with and against him over the last 12 months. Wes is enjoying his new sports beverage and it shows with another good effort this week. Charlie’s going fishing next weekend so a few more problems for the selectors.

There are 11 players unavailable next weekend across all divisions.

Let’s hope some of the cheer squad who viewed the 1Blue North game from the balcony make themselves available for selection promptly.

Jamie Edmonds rink lost by three shots and this game turned out to be a skipper’s game. When the head needed to be changed it was on most occasions. Jamie is really making the most of his opportunity this year as a skipper and played a really good game again on Saturday. There is a very good reason for this, as he is an accomplished draw bowler and has used that to great effect over the last three weeks. Kardinya’s skipper N Ball was playing all the shots to convert, whilst over the last couple of ends, our front end were a little loose everyone played well and compatibility is good with a wise Kim Broad keeping everyone in check. Such is his attention to detail he has offered to wind Mal McGillivray’s watch up so he is on time for the next bus trip!!

Marty Nievelstein was down 11/4 early in the game, but came home in a big rush in the final three ends, picking up a 5 and two 3’s to record a good win against C Jones. Alex Smith had an accident early in the week and he played with stiches in his bowling hand. True to form he would have nobody questioning how this would affect his game just got on with it and pointed to the scoreboard “well we won didn’t we 30-16 *&%^# off”.Brian Miller playing second put together another sound game for his side. Whilst the head shrinking conference that Clive Garlick had to attend last weekend had little effect as he played some really good shots throughout this contest.

John Ingram’s rink had a rude awakening dropping a 4 on the first end and then picking up a 6 in the next. They quickly decided tennis wasn’t their go and put together a good performance to lead 19-12 after 14 ends. Simon Ingram played very well leading and that was a good thing as “BIN” was sore with the weather changing quite quickly. Whilst serviceable he was a bit cranky with himself. Steve Schonell having got the manager’s job down to a fine art (REALLY?!? - ED!), is starting to enjoy playing third to such an extent that he admitted playing the wrong bias on a drive (we wouldn’t have known if he didn’t confess) Just rubbing it in a few ends later with another wrong bias at draw weight. (That should see an additional $4 in the tin - nice work number 5 - ED).

Doubleheader next week: I look forward to seeing all our side putting in with a little practice when it’s practical.

“The Scribe” Ingram J


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