SOUTH TWEED SHARKS
PREMIER LEAGUE QUEENSLAND BOWLS
Round 4 (24/1/2015) Report – South Tweed Sharks v. Bramble Bay Vikings
The Bramble Bay Vikings raided south to take on
the South Tweed Sharks. This was a must win game
for the Sharks Premier team as they were on the
bottom of the Premier League table, a position
the 2014 Premiers had not anticipated. The
Sharks did not disappoint playing to their
potential with a dominating win. Go the Sharks!
South Tweed Sharks 76 d. Bramble Bay Vikings
32 2 ½ rinks to ½ rink
Kelvin Kerkow 30 d. Michael Brown 6
Steve Glasson 29 d. Harley McDonald 9
N. Jenkins 17 drew Aaron Teys 17
had a good win over Harley McDonald with Hec
Beswick back to his best as lead, setting up the
rest of the rink of Phil Brandon, Braiden Leese
and Steve Glasson who all played solid games.
had a strong win over the very experienced
Michael Brown. Dan Smith, leading for Kelvin for
the first time, had a very solid game. This
allowed, John Bain playing his first game for
the Sharks, to have a blinder. Dean McWhinney,
at third, played a good game to winning heads
most ends. Kelvin was at home on the indoor
surface, consequently the big win.
In the other
game Peter Richards, Dean Smith, Nigel Smith and
Neville Jenkins fought out a draw with young
Vikings skip Aaron Teys, who was the best player
on the rink.
It seems as
though the return to the combinations that have
been successful for the Sharks in the past, was
the key to their win.
South Tweed Sharks 74 drew with Bramble Bay
Vikings 74 2 ½ rinks to 1 ½ rinks
Wayne Wilson 15 drew Alan Patch 15
Ray Hickman 23 d. Russell Morris 9
Laurie Sylvester 13 lost to Esther Reagan 34
Matt Norris 23 d. Jason Curry 16
Wayne Wilson’s team of Sally Hickman, Alan Smith
and Jim Chapman were behind all match but never
gave up gaining a draw on the last end against
Allan Patch’s Vikings team.
Sharks Matt Norris, promoted to skip for this
game, led his team of Dale McWhinney
Shillington, Lou Beckman and Dave Bennett to a
solid win by 7 shots. Lead, second and third for
this team all drew well on the indoor surface,
setting up the win.
The Vikings team of the consistent Mr Chook,
Peter Buckman, Ron Bol and brilliant skip Esther
Reagan had a devastating win over Laurie
Sylvester’s Sharks team 34-13. Esther had a
stellar night at skip, regularly changing the
head and gaining shots. On the last end against
Sylvester, with her last bowl, Esther’s accurate
drive removed the two Sharks shots and gained a
three – the Vikings were in front 74-73 and an
upset looked possible. Again for the second time
this season, what seemed to be a likely overall
victory for the Sharks, was not to be. The
result was dependent on the last end of the Ray
Hickman versus Russell Morris game.
Ray Hickman’s team of Alan Fawcett, Kevin
Wormald and Kim Mitchell all played
consistently, as did the opposition team of W.
Brown, D. Coward, J. Mitchell and R. Morris. But
Hickman was the difference and at his best on
the indoor green. His team led 14- 1 after the
10th end and won convincingly 23-9.
Hickman’s team held onto 1 shot on the very last
end of the match to deprive the Vikings victory.
It was no surprise that this winning shot was Al
Fawcett’s bowl. Alan has to be one of the best
leads in the competition. The Sharks had to be
content with a 74 all draw.
All games were abandoned due to the adverse