Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : March 8, 2017 Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 - PAGE 31
SEEKING SPONSORS FOR OUR AWAY STRIP JUMPER
Contact Lex Munro
LEONGATHA Town made 234 on a fast home
ground on Saturday.
The Island bowlers toiled well on day one of
the match with Charith Keerthisingthe taking
four wickets and once the key batsmen for Le-
ongatha were out the scoring stopped.
It was a good day in the field for the Sharks
who will gear up to chase down the total next
week and hopefully make it three wins in a row.
B Grade took on Leongatha Town at Cowes in
the last match before finals against a possible
opponent in two weeks’ time.
With Tony playing with the big boys captain
Finlayson called correctly and elected to bat.
It was a tale of starts for the day with all bats-
men getting a start but no one going on with it.
Town bowled a line a foot outside off stump
and crowded the off side.
With the slow outfield due to over exuberant
watering by the council it was difficult to score
unless the aerial route was taken. Clint Wilson
led the way with 34 and Ashe with 20.
The positive was a number of the top six bats-
men got time in the middle and were able to
post a score of 148.
Just one batsman going on would have
pushed the Sharks score into the 180s and that
is the lesson the B Graders have to heed in the
With a few overs to bowl one of the Town bats-
men chanced his arm and got them to 1/42 but
the Island are not out of it.
With a few quick wickets and a disciplined
bowling performance the opposition batting
will be under pressure to score.
In a battle for the minor premiership and
a home final on offer, C1 Grade skipper Pete
Cleary was tempted to do a lap of honour after
winning his first toss for the season.
Without hesitation he chose to bat.
OMK play a disciplined, steady game, so the
Islanders knew runs were not going to come
cheaply and digging in was in order.
The left-right combination of Huck ‘evergreen’
Cleeland and Connor ‘Sara’ Epifano worked
beautifully as they put on 68, until Connor was
caught behind on 39.
The luckless Jarrod Black, who is enduring
an annulus horribilus, was left questioning an
LBW decision, which appeared to strike him
well above the knee roll, for 4.
The skipper joined Huck at the crease and
the pair was motoring along until a slightly mis-
judged single aided by some exceptional field-
ing and keeping, saw Huck run out for a well-
The Cleary brothers settled in to some cus-
tomary striking until lunch was taken at 3/133.
The Cleary duo continued after the break
adding a quick 40 before Mick was caught after
a thick edge, holing out to gully for 29.
With Pete dismissed shortly after for 28 LBW,
with a hesitant umpire raising the hand and not
the finger initially and later remorsefully stating
he may have got the decision wrong, one can
never predict or deny cricket is a funny game.
Andrew Tolley contributed 30no and Jackson
Sorati 19 and with wickets falling plentifully to-
wards the end, the total was 231.
On a fast outfield, a good bowling effort
backed up with dedicated fielding will be re-
quired to secure the most worthy of outcomes.
With the season C1 is having, this will be
Phillip Island C2 headed out to Poowong on
Saturday for what is set to be a cracking high
quality C2 match.
Poowong must win to be in finals contention,
and the Sharks must win to keep top spot and
secure a home semi-final.
Conditions were very warm on a lush and
quite large Poowong ground.
The same size as the ‘G’ we were duly in-
formed by the local ‘Ol Mate’ who was downing
frothies from ball one.
Captain Ronnie Young set a new land speed
record in the Landcruiser to get to the ground
with only minutes to spare, and with four top
gun players on board riding shotgun, it must
The Islanders won the toss whilst the skipper
was on route and the Sharks all concurred that
batting was the go.
Openers Carl Muscat and Jonty Manning
kicked off, and it wasn’t long before Poowong
claimed their first scalp, the master opener
Muscat, caught by a very sharp catch at gully
with the score at 1/3.
Jonty was settling in nicely and playing some
superb shots, but unfortunately he lost his
mate Steve Niven who was trapped LBW (2/16).
CA joined Jonty for a very handy knock,
whilst Manning dispatched four boundaries in
his 33 before being caught.
With the score at 3/46 the Sharks looked a
Ron Young headed out to the middle and An-
drews and Young put on a very patient 28 run
partnership, before Andrews clipped outside
off stump and was caught for a team dedicated
Young adapted well to the conditions on a
ground that saw 32 twos in total for the day.
On any other ground they would have most
certainly been fours.
In a great effort, the captain cracked three
consecutive fours for a much needed 29.
Enter Wade Patterson and club superstar
These two fine young lads put on a show of
patience and superb shot selection that would
make even the great Huck proud.
Patterson struck eight twos and, strange as
it sounds, was running like a greyhound out of
the box to come back for a three, much to the
adoration of the boys in the shed.
A 48 run partnership was shared before Mar-
shall was caught which took Phillip Island to
Tommy Niven started strong and showed he
has a fantastic defensive technique, however he
was soon bowled as was Lee.
Stuart Cox and Dan (the smiling assassin)
Stevenson had an enjoyable 10 run partnership
before Coxy was caught for nine and Dan red
In all Wade Patterson can hold his head high
in a batting display of what is truly needed in
the upcoming finals.
Poowong bowlers were very tight and their
fielding was 8/10 with only a few hard chances
The Sharks will have to bring their A game
next week to defend a total of 175 on a ground
that’s as big as the “G”.
for three in a row
Lang Lang golf looks a winner
MANY of Australia’s best play-
ers will compete in the annual
Lang Lang Golf Club Pro-Am on
Friday, March 24.
The $10,000 event will feature
50 professionals and 150 ama-
There will be shotgun starts at
7.30am and 12.30pm.
Valuable prizes will also be
available for nearest the pins
and the longest drive.
The $60 entry will cover green
fees and lunch.
Pros will play stroke, with sta-
bleford for others.
The day will benefit through
not competing with rival tour-
naments, unlike the past two
years when it clashed with the
New Zealand Open.
Event organiser, Peter Cooke,
confidently predicts a success-
Mr Cooke said: “The layout
has rarely looked better - it is a
“Mark Teeow (course super-
intendent), Cal, the boys and
volunteers have done a remark-
“We’re very grateful to them.
“All that’s needed is fine
weather, and at this time of year,
that’s virtually guaranteed.”
Lang Lang has long been
one of country Victoria’s finest
The par-70 course is tight
and demanding, a test of both
distance and accuracy.
Its record of 61, set several
years ago at this event by Mel-
bourne pro Scott Laycock,
could stand for decades.
Mr Cooke, who will play de-
spite club work pressure, is
not expected to threaten the
Limited places for amateurs,
with a pro in each group, are
Call the club, on 5659 6284,
for bookings and further de-
Lang Lang Golf Club Pro-Am organiser, Peter Cooke, left,
discusses the imminent event with course superintendent
MEN’S results: Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 28: Stableford.
1st John Mahony H/C (25)
with a fantastic score of 43
points, 2nd Peter Balfe H/C
(23) 42 points, 3rd John Magi-
ca 40 points on c/b from Kevin
Rosen and Michael Coghlan.
NTP: 5th Ted Egan, 7th Peter
Crothers, 10th Rob Haydon,
17th Rod Ward.
9 holes: Malcolm MacArthur
had 20 points to win the day’s
competition and Bob Leake
back from knee replacement
Thursday, March 2: Stabl-
1st Wayne Jenner H/C (29)
42 points, 2nd Trevor Read
H/C (19) 39 points.
Gerald Taylor, Alan Browne
and Peter Moloney all had 38
NTP: 5th Paul Dickson, 7th
W Jenner, 10th W Jenner, 17th
Men’s and ladies 9 holes: An
in form Tony Pullan won con-
vincingly with a great score of
25 points and Bob Pascoe was
Saturday, March 4: Stroke/
Monthly Medal, sponsored by
A Grade winner James
Fowler H/C (3) 70 net c/b, r/up
Craig Purcell H/C (12) 70 net.
B Grade winner Max Brown
H/C (14) 68 net, r/up Brian
Rennie H/C (15) 71 net c/b.
C Grade winner John Gill
H/c (26) 6 net, r/up Rob Pur-
cell H/C (23) 71 net c/b.
Men’s Monthly Medal win-
ner: John Gill.
NTP: 5th John Gains, 7th
Dave Mitchell, 10th Kevin
Rosen, 17th Jim Brown.
Gorilla Award winner - Rob
Next week’s event is Stable-
ford and semi-finals for Match-
9 holes: Newly appointed
9 hole captain Ron Hateley
showed good form to win with
Wednesday, March 1: The fi-
nal of the Matchplay Champi-
A Grade and Matchplay
Champion: Lorraine Hammon
d Faye Morris on the 19th.
B Grade: Rhonda Boyd d Al-
ice Schofield 2/1.
C Grade: Lyn Ward d Jan
D Grade: Naoko McCrae d
Beryl White on the 19th.
All other ladies played Sta-
Winner Miyuki Yamaguchi
H/C (36) 38 points, r/up Di
Gray H/C (18) 38 points, 3rd
Anne Sherwood H/C (21) 35
NTP: 10th Di Gray.
Next week’s event is Four-
Saturday, March 4: Stroke.
Winner Lorraine Hammon
H/C (18) 73 net, from Alice
Schofield H/C (21) 76 net c/b.
NTP: 7th Lorraine Hammon,
10th Jeanette Diss, 17th Lor-
The final of the Matchplay Championships was played last Wednesday at PIGC. The win-
ners are pictured, from left: Lorraine Hammon (A Grade), Naoko McRae (D Grade), Rhonda
Boyd (B Grade) and Lyn Ward (C Grade).
Phillip Island golf
Miyuki Yamaguchi was the
winner of the ladies stabl-
eford event, played at Phillip
Island Golf Club last Wednes-
SOUTH Gippsland Midweek Bowls was held
at San Remo with 22 players last week.
The winning team was skipped by Graham
Rigby with Lindsay Russell and Bet Cowan.
The runners-up were skipped by Sean Mc-
Williams with Lyn Hodgson, Peter Thorley and
The best game one-game winners were
skipped by Peter McWilliams with John Rout-
ley and Pauline McWilliams. The McWilliams
family did very well in the winning circle.
The day was sponsored by Garth Lisle Prop-
erty Consultants. Without Garth’s sponsor-
ship, the club would struggle.
Thanks to San Remo for their warm wel-
come, cuppas and the bar attendant.
The next game is at Korumburra, sponsored
by Wonthaggi Club, so come and enjoy the fel-
lowship. All bowlers are welcome.
Keep well and happy bowling.
Midweek bowls results
Links Archive March 1, 2017 March 16, 2017 Navigation Previous Page Next Page