Wonthella Maroon and Geraldton Red stay undefeated
Wonthella Maroon and Geraldton Red retained their undefeated status after round seven of the Batavia Bowling League’s men’s pennants season, with the clash between this season’s trendsetters in two weeks time sure to create plenty of discussion.
The Maroons sit on top of the table, with a staggering 40 points out of a possible 42, and sit on a record pace to set an unforgettable benchmark for the local competition.
This comes after completing a demolition over sister side Wonthella Gold 6-0 (72-44).
Geraldton Red have gathered 36 points over the seven rounds.
The Reds had to dig deep to gain the 5-1 result against Denison Blue, with the group rallying over the final few ends to claim what appeared an unlikely aggregate 6059.
The Maroons look certainties to play in the finals; their closest chaser is Wonthella Gold, who sit third with 22 premiership points.
Geraldton Gold defeated Wonthella Green 4-2 (53-52) and as a result moved back into the top four at the expense of their opposition.
The result moved them to 22 premiership points, level with Wonthella Gold.
Geraldton Blue collected a narrow 4-2 (61-59) victory over Mullewa to move to sixth position on 21 points.
Blue are now level with Wonthella Green and one shy of third and fourth on the ladder.
Mullewa’s two points moved them to 15, which relates to a full aggregate result adrift.
The loss was the Saints’ second two-shot defeat in succession. A little luck in coming rounds could well see the Saints press for finals action.
In other news, the 2017 Championship Fours have finished at the Geraldton Bowling Club, with Mike Ford, Joe Criddle, Jon Trotter and Jeff Eaton gaining the title in a quality encounter against Colin Morgan, John Burnett, Bill Johnson and Lawrence Brooks, with the result remaining in the balance until the second-last bowl of the 18-end finale.
The Wonthella champions for 2017 are Wally Kimel, Peter Swan, Brian Thomas and Phil Gale, who defeated Bill Andreasson, Eric Ryan, Noel Jackson and Joe Beaver.
Warren Kennedy, Phil Holland, Peter Batten and Gary Clarke produced the game to claim the 2017 plate final against Geoff Halliday, David Muir, Ken Trigwell and Ernie Ainsworth.
The long-awaited 2017 Midwest Traffic Controllers King Scroungers competition last Sunday afternoon resulted in victory to Brad King, with Terry Williamson claiming second with a distant third to Criddle.
King also claimed the aggregate for the season, equalling the efforts of Mike Ford last season.