Ladies Selector’s Report

Millicent Bowling Club Ladies Pennant Report:  November 26th 2021  by Ella Pietersma

The Millicent Division 1 Red played home against Naracoorte in some of the windiest conditions endured this year. It took quite a while to adjust with the wind changing direction 3 or 4 times while getting ready to bowl as well as the intensity. There was never an end where the wind was not a consideration before the bowl was put down. It turned out that whoever got close to the kitty usually finished up winning the end. Lyn Scudds team with Lyn, Ros Varcoe, Ella Pietersma, and fill in Derk Pietersma took 5 ends to adjust to the conditions and by the 11th end they were in front 10 shots to 9. After they reached the lead they did not waver and finished the game 28 to19. Sarah Ross team with Andrea Radley, Carlene Godden, Judy Lowe too were slow to score losing 5 of the first 6 ends but by the 9th end they were in front and like the other team they never looked back and kept increasing their lead finishing with a score of 28 to 15.  Final scores were 56 to 34.

The Division 1 Blue team played Pt Macdonald in blustery conditions which didn’t deter them and wasn’t letting them beat them. The two Heater sides had a real battle on their hands with Heather Carthew’s team with Heather, Elaine Goode, Merle Stevens and Denis Clifford getting the better of Heather Richard’s team right from the start winning 5 of the first 6 ends scoring 9 to 3 and by lunch time they were just 2 shots behind but came out and won 7 of the next 10 ends with 2 fours on the last 2 ends finishing up with 30 shots to 19. The rink of Del Parsons, Mary Clifford, Jan Buhlmann and Faye Hill played very consistently all day despite dropping a 6 on the 15th end just before lunch being 10 to 19 shots down.  After lunch they really showed the opposition they were not going to lay down and went on to win 7 of the next 10 ends finishing 20 to 26 by the 25th end. Overall scores were Division 1 Blue winning 50 to 45.

The Division 2 played travelled to Robe and were up against a very strong side with the seaside players completely dominating their rinks. The team of macmacdonald, Robin Rolfe, Lorraine Hyland, Joy Warren although trying hard could only win 3 of the first 15 ends and scoring only 7 to 36 shots which made it extremely hard for a come back but to their credit they never gave up and went on to win 6  of the next 10 ends finishing with a score of 16 to 44. Lurlene Reinders team with Esther Scudds, Tina Eriksen and Fay Richards experienced a similar fate only scoring 2 ends of the first 15 with a score of 6 to 27 and although they did win 3 more ends they really couldn’t make up the difference finishing with a score of 9 to 42. Finishing with a score of 25 to 86. Keep trying girls there’s always next week.

Millicent Bowling Club Ladies Pennant Report:  November 19th 2021
by Ella Pietersma

The Millicent Division 1 Red travelled to Penola to take on the team that was top of the ladder and came away victors taking on all before them. There was a change in the team this week and things all went right (have we found the winning combination?)  The team of Lyn Scudds, Ros Varcoe, Mary Campbell and Ella Pietersma came out of the blocks so to speak, firing only losing 4 of the first 15 ends. Scores at lunch time were 21 to 7 and finished with the game 20 shots up with a score of 31 to 11. Now we have to see if we can do it again next week or at least something similar. The team of Sarah Ross, Andrea Radley, Carlene Godden, and Judy Lowe weren’t going to be beaten either although they had a lot closer game against some mighty opposition of the ex Kalangadoo girls who  have combined very well in the past. At the break Millicent was down by 1 shot being 10 to 11 but when they went back to play the last 10 ends they won 7 of these finishing with a score of 21 to 16. Overall scores were  52 to 27.

The Division 1 Blue team played Kingston at home. This team beat our Div 1 Red team last week by 2 shots so it was always going to be a tall order, however they did brilliantly with the rink of Del Parsons, Mary Clifford, Jan Buhlmann and Faye Hill came within 2 shots of victory being 5 shots down at the break and improving after lunch to be within 2 at the end. The other team of Adriana Ross, Elaine Goode, Robin Rolfe and Merle Stevens were 7 shots down at the break and fought back gallantly to only go down by 4 shots at the end of the game. A win is coming just hang in there it is probably next week. Final scores were 41 to 47.

The Division 2 played home to Penola with the team of macmacdonald, Heather Carthew, Lorraine Hyland and Joy Warren giving their opposition a fright by the lunch break being in front by 10 shots scoring 20 to 10 but unfortunately they couldn’t keep it up and despite losing 8 of the next 10 ends they would have been glad to get to the finish line and losing by 2 shots. What happened girls?? The team of Lurlene Reinders, Liz Carnellor, Tina Eriksen, Arthur O’Connell got off to a horrendous start and only scoring 5 shots to 20 at the lunch break and things did not improve after although they did win 4 out of the next 10 ends finishing with a score of 9 to 37.

Millicent Bowling Club Ladies Pennant Report:
November 12th 2021  by Ella Pietersma

The Division 1 Red  travelled to Kingston ready to take on not only the cold weather conditions and wind but also try to conquer the opposition players. Unfortunately only one out of the two teams were able to get over the line and not have enough to cover the other side which was a pity as the same thing happened the week prior. We are hoping that this will soon change as it boils down to a little bit of luck going to us on one end is all the difference between a win  and a loss. Hopefully next week we will be able to celebrate. Sarah Ross team of Andrea Radley, Carlene Godden and Judy Lowe were level on he 15th end battled hard all day with never more than 2 shots between them at any stage and finishing with 1 shot at the end of the game which was a magnificent effort against this strong side. 24 to 23. Lyn Scudds team with Mary Campbell, Ella Pietersma and Ros Varcoe got off to a bad start dropping 4 on the first end and by the 10th end were 10 shots behind but to their determination they fought back to within 3 shots by the end of the game going down 19 to 22.

Division 1 Blue played at Millicent against Mount Gambier RSL Blue with the team of Del Parsons, Mary Clifford, Jan Buhlmann and Faye Hill after being up 5 shots a t the break and despite winning 5 of the last 10 ends finished in front by one shot which was not enough to cover the deficit of Adriana Ross’s team ,with Elaine Goode, Heather Carthew and Merle Stevens despite being only 2 shots down on the 15th end the afternoon proved too much.  The final score for this team was 15 to 24 so this meant that they went down by 8 shots overall. I am sure they will rally around again for next week’s game as they have proved that they can do it.

The Division 2 players did not have to travel as this was a home game for them against Naracoorte RSL and although the team of macmacdonald, Robyn Rolfe, Lorraine Hyland and Joy Warren had 2 lapses during the game and not scoring for 6 ends before lunch and another 9 out of 10 ends after lunch they were fortunate that they were only 9 shots down at the end of the game as it easily could have been much worse. Thankfully Lurlene Reinders team with Liz Carnellor, Tina Ericksen and Arthur O’Oconnell after a slow start being 8 shots to 1 on the 4th end came back at the lunch break in front 24 to 13 and then finishing with a score of 41 to 16. What a might effort. Combined score of 59 shots to 45.

Millicent Bowling Club Ladies Pennant Report: 
November 5th 2021  by Ella Pietersma

The Millicent Division 1 Red team had a really hard struggle against the Mt Gambier RSL team most of the day with the rink of Lyn Scudds, Mary Campbell, Ella Pietersma and Ross Varcoe had all scores fluctuating very little scoring one and two’s all day with the scores being level on the 21st end but unfortunately losing the last four ends finishing 6 down with a score of 14 to 20. The rink of Sarah Ross, Andrea Radley, Carlene Godden and Judy Lowe came out flying so to speak and were never in doubt to win their rink at anytime at the break they were 21 to 12 and although dropping 5 shots on the last two ends they still finished in front winning by 4 shots. 28 to 24. Overall the Red Division only lost by the small margin of 2 shots which felt painful and hopefully we can remedy this next time.

The Division 1 Blue team travelled to Naracoorte with Del Parsons, Mary Clifford, Jan Buhlmann and Faye Hill team  started off with a gallop scoring 13 to 1 by the 6th end and never really looked back increasing their lead all the way through finishing with a score of 35 to 18. Well done bowlers having enough shots p to make up the 8 shots needed to help out the team of Adriana Ross, Heather Carthew, Elaine Goode and Merle Stevens who had a harder game on their hands but showing their true fighting spirit they did not let the game slip away from them being 6 down on the 15th end and 8 at the end. They came away with a win 50 to 41.

The Division 2 team travelled to Mt Gambier and after having a last minute fill in by our President Peter Hyland to replace Robyn Rolfe (thanks Peter) it really was not their day with the team of macmacdonald, Lorraine Hyland, Peter Hyland and Joy Warren winning their first 3 ends then going on to play another 7 ends twice without scoring made it very hard to come back finishing with a score of 12 to 37. The team of Lurlene Reinders, Liz Carnellor, Tina Eriksen and Fay Richards had more success with their score being 11 all on the 14th end and finishing up only 5 shots the difference 18 to 23. Final scores were 23 to 60. I am sure they will be back again next week more determined to do better.