After being unable to capitalise late on a chance to defeat Berri seven days earlier Waikerie showed some grit yesterday to come from behind to defeat minor premier Renmark 77-63 in the Second Semi Final of Division One Saturday Pennant Bowls held at Renmark.
For Waikerie as it booked a direct ticket to the Grand Final Andrew Fulwood’s rink defeated Rick Stoeckel narrowly 16-15, Wayne Collins lost to Chris Karantonis 10-17, Brian Burnett trailed early but beat Sean Leesue 29-14 and Roger Davies 22 defeated Bill Dopson 17.
In the First Semi Final Berri did not have it all its own way against Loxton but won 80-72 and is playing Renmark today in the Preliminary Final.
Andrew Hill’s four won against Tevor Schulz 21-16, Andy Gapco 23-16 over Peter Kimber and Graham Butt 21-12 from Vic Pavia. For Loxton Brian Burnett’s team dragged the deficit back by beating Dennis Treloar 28-16.
Looking at Division Two Renmark are playing Lyrup today in the Preliminary Final.
Yesterday Lyrup ended Waikerie’s season in the First Semi Final 57-47. D Wainwright beat D Thompson 21-16, S Munro won 25-12 over D Kleeman and N Leach 21-19 from W Haby.
In the Second Semi Final Monash became Grand Final bound after beating Renmark 65-53.P Brennan’s rink defeated S Schulz 27-16, M Voigt lost to H TerBogt 15-23 and I Potts won 23-14 over D Leedle.
In Third Division Green the Second Semi Final went to Waikerie 58-54 against Renmark. P Fechner lost to S Hume 13-20, F King 22 beat J O’Loughlin 19, B Weise beat M Lacey 23-15.
The First Semi Final saw Barmera defeat Loxton RSL 54-47. B Frost 22 defeated C Hampel 13, I Lloyde defeated K Ward 18-14 and S Hall lost to M Schutz 14-20.
Renmark will be in its third Preliminary Final today when it meets Barmera.
In Third Division Gold Loxton 70 (J Vaughan 26, P Vaughan 26, R Braddock 18) won the Second Semi Final against Waikerie 52 (H Mortimer 16, R Neideck 19, M Schumann 17).
In the knock out First Semi Final Monash 71 accounted for Berri 54. A Campbell and M Moulden drew on 20, M Wood beat K Tanner 26-16 and P Grocke won 25-19 against G Meyer.
Waikerie play Monash in the Preliminary Final.