by BOWLSSA7 on November 2, 2020

Round three of the SA Super League season at the Salisbury Bowling Club yesterday saw the Western Rogues, Northern Knights, South Eastern Spartans and Central Chargers each claim victories.

The weekend’s matches were part of the inaugural women’s round, which saw all league and reserves teams nominate female players for the singles matches.

The Northern Knights moved seven points clear on top of the ladder after winning two rinks and drawing the third in their clash with the Southern Blazers.

The Knights’ rink of Kane Coulls, Todd Brand and Jack Trenorden defeated Marc Evans, Gavin Pfeiffer and Ash Halls by 10 shots in the triples, while Sue Coultas scored a four-shot victory over Chris Thulborn in the singles.

The closest battle saw Sam Dietrich and Sam Denton of the Blazers hold Nathan Pedersen and Will McPharlin to a draw in the pairs.

The Knights’ depth was on display, with their reserves and under 21s also winning their respective matches.

The Central Chargers jumped to second on the league ladder with a win over the Eastern Raiders, which saw the former win the singles and pairs, while the triples finished in a draw.

Yvonne Kelly, of the Central Chargers, made the most of her opportunity in the singles as part of women’s round as she defeated Vicki Arbon by 11 shots, while Craig Mills and Ben Bowman recorded a seven-shot win for the Chargers in their pairs game against Craig Goldfinch and Michael Lodge.

A see-sawing triples clash between Mark Haines, Gary Thompson and Brenton Bain, of the Chargers, and Mitch Percy, Chris Flavel and Tony Treloar, of the Raiders, finished in a draw.

The Raiders were able to win the reserves match, while the Chargers’ under 21 claimed a win.

The South Eastern Spartans find themselves in third position on the ladder following their win over the Mallee Pirates, in which they won two rinks and lost one.

John Nicolai, Matthew Jones and Jackson Saunders, of the Pirates, were able to register a three-shot win over Tony Lucas, Tony Devlin and Aaron Bremner in the triples.

However, a 10-shot win by Jodi Kotz over Vicki Degenhardt in the singles and a five-shot win by Tyson Wilson and Nathan Black over Gary Meekcoms and Jeff Davis in the pairs were enough to help the Spartans clinch overall victory.

The Spartans were too strong in the reserves, while the Pirates were able to notch a win in the under 21s.

The Western Rogues moved into fourth position on the ladder thanks to a win over the Heysen Comets, which saw them finish with two rinks up and one down.

Ashley Klose and Carl Schapel notched a 12-shot win for the Rogues in the pairs against Josh Chopin and Stuart Forbes, while Josh Studham, Jayden Zeller and Gabe Nardecchia, of the Rogues, defeated James Gregory, Tim Hucks and Paul Young, of the Comets, by five shots in the triples.

The singles contest saw Cassandra Harvey, of the Comets, defeat Cath Greenslade, of the Rogues, by five shots.

The Comets claimed victory in the reserves and under 21 matches.

This week will see matches played on Friday night across multiple venues, with the Mallee Pirates taking on the Northern Knights at Modbury, the Western Rogues and the Central Chargers doing battle at Holdfast Bay, the Eastern Raiders and Heysen Comets facing off at Payneham and the Southern Blazers come up against the South Eastern Spartans at Ascot Park.

Don’t forget to tune in to Channel 44 at 5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays EVERY WEEK to watch SA Super League action, with a replay of all three episodes combined to be played at 10am on Saturdays.