Lewis Grigg 1 (21) v Scott Walker (16) 0
Shane Knott 1 (26) v Ross Bresland (16) 0
Anthony Williams 1 (21) v Glenn Pauling (20) 0
Lee Such 1 (24) v Justin Opie (8) 0
Well it's fair to say Manning have found the right combination with a resounding 8 points over the ladder leaders South Perth and their season is now back on track. South Perth now have some concerns with 3 losses in a row and they need to get their season back after a brilliant start to the year. Glenn Pauling has lost top spot on the skippers table with his 1 shot loss but it was the huge win to Lee Such over Justin Opie the highlight for Manning.
Rossmoyne 78 (2) v Kardinya 82 (6)
John Carter 17 v Brad Ball 25
Eddie Gollan 22 v Marc Abonnel 18
Rawley Lang 16 v Steven Novak 21
Allan Petchell 23 v David Rankin 18
Exciting game at Rossmoyne in a game they really needed to win, with 5 up and 2 ends to play it was looking good for the home team. Up steps the new recruit Brad Ball to grab 9 shots in 2 ends, win his rink and win the aggregate for his team. My records show it was the first time Ball has won as a PL skipper, what a time to pull out the victory. The win keeps Kardinya in the hunt for finals but the loss was huge for Rossmoyne, with only 3 home games left they need to win a couple away from home to ensure they survive in the League.
Sorrento 87 (6.5) v Cambridge 78 (1.5)
Daniel Brown 20 v Clive Adams 20
Christopher Lander 28 v Steven Rushforth 20
Shane Ernest Rixom 19 v Blake Nairn 16
Kyle McIlroy 20 v Cameron Harris 22
Another single digit loss to Cambridge and these close losses are really starting to mount up. It was really the 1 rink that did the damage to, Chris Lander fresh from his runner up in the state pairs was far too good for Steve Rushforth to inflict his first loss for the year. Sorrento are cruising along nicely, sit in 3rd spot but with only 0.5 points separating the top 3 teams, and they play bottom placed Bassendean this week, it is looking good for a top spot coming up. Cambridge will be rueing so many lost opportunities and while it would appear relegation won't occur, their finals dream is nearly shot.
Osborne Park 79 (6) v Bassendean 78 (2)
Neville Stevens 22 v Beau Manton 28
Gary Caffell 18 v Stein Davies 17
Cody Packer 26 v Simon Alden 11
Ryan Brown 13 v Dan Nicholls 22
Bassendean again so close but ultimately Osborne Park showed their grit to tough out a 1 shot win. It seems 1 rink is proving costly and this week it was mine, a 15 shot win to Cody Packer carrying the aggregate for Ossy Park. At 1 point Bassendean were about 15 up before Osborne Park mounted their challenge and themselves got to about 12 up. Bassendean finished hard but ultimately fell short by the sole point.
North Beach 82 (7) v Doubleview 76 (1)
Geoffrey Devenish 24 v Samuel Scott 13
Paul Walker 15 v Ryan Moyle 25
Mark Douthie 24 v Charles Slavich 20
Brad Gillingham 19 v John Slavich 18
Another exciting match here as it came down to the last end for Doubleview to pinch this one but they also fell short and North Beach win at home again and put some important gaps to the bottom 2 positions. Doubleview remain in the top and striking distance of top spot, it's a tough venue to win at and they were so close but won't be too disappointed with the 1 point and get back on some grass. I'm thinking 50 points will be enough to stave off demotion and with the win North Beach have got to 39, and with 3 home games left at a distinct home ground advantage they should get enough points.