In a round where the top 5 sides where playing the bottom 5 sides, amazingly none of the top 5 sides won, South Perth eeking a draw against the cellar dwellars in Bassendean. It highlights just how random this year is going to be, and tipping 5 winners is really good going.
Kardinya 87 (7) v Manning 65 (1)
David Rankin 23 v Anthony Williams 17
Steven Novak 23 v Shane Knott 12
Slavko Perica 23 v Lewis Grigg 13
Marc Abonnel 18 v Lee Such 23
Whilst not an upset but Kardinya have been struggling to win and this will be a good confidence booster, a 22 shot win and 3 rinks winning. Steve Novak gets the beer this round with his 11 shot win over Shane Knott, just edging out Sam Perica's 10 shot win over Lewis Grigg. Grigg tasting defeat for the first time as a PL skipper. Dave Rankin looked like a nice tussle securing a win over Anthony Williams by 6. Lee Such the only winner for the visitors by 5 over Marc Abonnel.
The win propels Kardinya to overtake Manning on percentage but both sit out of the 4 by 4 points.
Doubleview 83 (6) v Cambridge 68 (2)
Charles Slavich 15 v Cameron Harris 23
Stewart Gosstray 16 v Clive Adams 21
Ryan Moyle 22 v Lance Strahan 10
John Slavich 30 v Blake Nairn 14
Again not a shock win to Doubleview and they are defying the doubters (me) by winning again and going in to the 4 with this victory. It was 2 rinks each but the sizeable wins from John Slavich by 16 over Blake Nairn and Ryan Moyle over Lance Strahan by 12 meant that the aggregate was never in doubt. Cameron Harris with a good 8 shot win over Charles Slavich and Clive Adams remains on top of the skippers table with his 5 shot win over Stewart Gosstray.
Doubleview as well leap frogging their opponents and are in 4th spot by 3 over Cambridge in 5th.
Rossmoyne 73 (6) v Sorrento 71 (2)
John Carter 25 v Daniel Brown 16
Eddie Gollan 19 v Christopher Lander 18
Rawley Lang 18 v Shane Ernest Rixom 20
Allan Petchell 11 v Kyle McIlroy 17
To date this is the upset of the year. 9th spot was playing 2nd and Rossmoyne come away with the lions share of points on the back of the big 9 shot win by John Carter over Daniel Brown. He was able supported by Eddie Gollans sole shot win over Chris Lander. Sorrento get 2 points with Kyle McIlroys 6 shot win and Shane Rixoms 2 shot win.
Neither side moved on the table but it condenses the gap between 2nd and 9th because the scorelines.
North Beach 91 (6.5) v Osborne Park 80 (1.5)
Mark Douthie 21 v Ryan Brown 15
Geoffrey Devenish 22 v Neville Stevens 22
Brad Gillingham 26 v Cody Packer 29
Paul Walker 22 v Gary Caffell 14
Another huge upset here with North Beach only losing the one rink but winning the points by 11 overall against previously undefeated Osborne Park. No real big scores, Paul Walkers 8 shot win and Mark Douthies 6 was enough to win the day. Geoff Devenish and Neville Stevens fought out a draw, while one of our other undefeated skippers Cody Packer in a high scoring affair winning by 3 over Brad Gillingham, the 2 of them getting 55 shots in the process, the most amount of shots in a game this year to date.
Again ladder positions did not change and really with the all the lower sides winning (outside of the next game) to not see much ladder changing is quite amazing.
Bassendean 77 (3) v South Perth 77 (5)
Simon Alden 19 v Scott Walker 21
Beau Manton 24 v Justin Opie 16
Dan Nicholls 19 v Ross Bresland 20
Stein Davies 15 v Glenn Pauling 20
Ah the heartbreaking game of lawn bowls. Bassendean were in front all day, by as much as 28 at one stage and the closest South Perth got to Basso was the 2nd last bowl of the day by Scott Walker as he got the 2 shots needed for a drawn aggregate, I was unable to hit the target with my drive and it remained as a draw. The irony is despite South Perth never being in front, they win more points courtesy of rink wins. Glenn Pauling coming back from 5-14 to win 20-15, on the back of the 15-0 run. With the scores locked at 19 all, Ross Bresland playing a ball tearer with his last to give Dan Nicholls no chance of removing it to win by that shot. Scott Walker and myself having a ding dong battle where the lead changed numerous times but it was Walker who had his nose in front at the end. All 3 South Perth rinks countering the big 8 shot win by Beau Manton over good friend Justin Opie, the margin could have been a whole lot more if Opie wasn't in such good form with his drives.
Bassendean remain bottom, South Perth remain top and both sides see the margins to their next team expand, The Millers with a 5.5 shot buffer to 2nd and the Lions losing touch, 8.5 shots shy of 9th.