Absent players sees Specks out of final four in Pioneer league

SPICKS and Specks blew their chances to make the top four placings in the Pioneer Tenpin Bowling League competition when only Neil Hawes showed up for them to bowl last Monday night.

Meanwhile, it gave Nutters a good win to now lead the competition with In It to Win It coming second.

The Niners are in third place and Nohopenhells just held onto fourth place from Thunderbirds.

Results of round 31 were:

Nutters defeated Spicks and Specks on a forfeit 15-nil.

For Nutters, Isaac Riley had all above average games of 163, 185, 190 for a 538 series, Jody Jenner had games of 108, 113, 133 for 354, Colin Riley had games of 121, 104, 128 for 353, while Chloe Jenner took out the wooden spooner of the round award bowling 37 pins below average where she had all games under average with an 88, 68, 89 for 245.

For Spicks and Specks, Neil Hawes had games of 99, 112, 82 for a 293 series, which were all under average.

Thunderbirds 14 1/2 points defeated MACK 5 1/2.

For Thunderbirds, Kathleen Morgan took out the star bowler of the round award bowling 47 pins over average in her games of 170, 141, 118 for a 429 series, Sue Collins had all over average games of 155, 129, 131 for 415, Carl Henderson had games of 159, 133, 104 for 396, while Les Collins had games of 124, 119, 89 for 332.

For MACK, Cheyne Pons had games of 112, 119, 133 for a 364 series, Margret Gardiner had games of 107, 132, 88 for 327, while the vacant score gained them one point.

The Niners defeated The Pin Heads 14-6.

For The Niners, Leiland Friend had all over average games of 204, 165, 202 for a 571 series, Glenn Pollard had games of 149, 165, 190 for 504, Ron Timbs had games of 127, 157, 166 for 450, while Bob Doyle had games of 92, 92, 115 for 299 of which were all under average games.

For The Pin Heads, Terrie Walsh had games of 101, 160, 116 for a 377 series, Shantelle Flynn had games of 138, 92, 113 for 343, David Hart had games of 88, 99, 114 for 301, while the vacant score didn’t gain them any points.

Nohopenhells 16 1/2 points d The Deadly Assassins 3 1/2 points.

For Nohopenhells, Matt Whitehurst had all over average games of 101, 106, 129 for a 336 series, Craig Robinson had games of 106, 133, 126 for 359, Steve Edmonds had all under average games of 84, 104, 110 for 298, while Brett Sanson’s absent score picked up all four points for them.

For The Deadly Assassins, Peter Speller had games of 125, 129, 139 for a 393 series, Cara Cooper had games of 91, 123, 103 for 317, Hal Johnston took out the equal wooden spooner award of the round bowling 35 pins under average where he had all games under average with a 128, 105, 124 for 357, while Chris Purches’ absent score did not gain them any points.

The Screaming Banshees defeated In It to Win It 11-9.

For The Screaming Banshees, Siretta Dawson had all over average games of 165, 147, 160 for a 472 series, Debra Pypers had games of 172, 144, 119 for 435, Robyn Quigley had games of 132, 119, 90 for 341, while Joanne Boler had games of 89, 120, 116 for 325.

For In It to Win It, Glenn Corbett took out the star bowler of the round award bowling 55 pins over average where he had all games over average with a 191, 202, 224 for a 617 series, Cameron Arnold had games of 202, 133, 136 for 471, Lyn Carter had all under average games of 92, 101, 86 for 279, while Adam Richardson took out the equal wooden spooner of the round award bowling 35 pins under average where he had all games under average with an 83, 72, 51 for 206.

Powerpins defeated Bitches 11-9.

For the Powerpins, Glenn Cleary had games of 179, 123, 180 for a 482 series, Adam Royston had games of 124, 142, 138 for 404, Grant Wellard had all over average games of 115, 141, 133 for 369, while Matthew Tranter had games of 87, 114, 87 for 288.

For Bitches, Debbie Pickering had games of 139, 157, 149 for a 445 series, Julie Nicholls had games of 145, 122, 174 for 441, Ann McCudden had games of 110, 121, 120 for 351, while Ingrid Sach had games of 99, 111, 140 for 350.

The 200 plus club award games were by two bowlers with two each, which is unusual.

The first by In It to Win It’s Glenn Corbett with a 202 followed by a great 224 games and by The Niners’ Leiland Friend with his first being a 204 game followed by a 202 game.

Cameron Arnold had a nice game of 202 for In It to Win It.

Well done to Glenn, Leiland and Cameron.

How the competition table stands after round 31 of Pioneer League: Nutters 343, In It to Win It 338, The Niners 332, Nohopenhells 324 1/2, Thunderbirds 322 1/2, Spicks and Specks 312 1/2, MACK 301 1/2, The Deadly Assassins 298, The Screaming Banshees 288, Powerpins 287 1/2, Bitches 270 1/2, The Pin Heads 257 1/2.

Bowlers and readers, there are only five rounds remaining until the next competition starts up again and it would be nice to get four more teams of four players each.

The cost is $21 per player for three games and it doesn’t matter if you are not a real good player.

There are five meat raffles to be won every week and great music to listen to while you are bowling.

Interested persons come along at 5.45pm to Shoalhaven City Lanes, Narang Road, Bomaderry.

Well that’s all for this week, so until next time good luck and high scoring. 

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