The last of the minor round matches for 2014/15 were played this week in Wednesday Pennant Bowls.
In First Division Lyrup`s desperate late bid to make the major round just failed. It`s rival Renmark RSL went down to third placed Renmark 47-63 but Lyrup also failed to beat second ranked Berri even though it went close to an upset result.
At Lyrup Berri won 62-59 with winning rinks skippered by Marg Cooper 32-13 and Jan Grosser 22-21 against Noreen Burns. For Lyrup Sue Lloyd`s rink made up a lot of the ground with a 25-8 win over Kerry Treloar.
Renmark won all three rinks in defeating Renmark RSL Betty Coombs beating Elaine Leedham 22-16, Jocie Cooper winning 17-16 from Cathy Topperwein and Sandy Schulz 24-15 against Maria Spano.
By defeating bottom side Barmera 79-30 at Barmera Loxton held onto top position narrowly from Berri. Bernie Mattner defeated Carol Shugg 33-7, Margaret Schutz – Gloria Burns 25-10 and Raelene Reichstein – Sheila Lockwood 21-13.
Final positions on the table were Loxton 232 points, Berri 227, Renmark 185, Renmark RSL 135, Lyrup 126, Waikerie 111, Barmera 76.
In Second Division on Wednesday Loxton defeated Renmark RSL 66-51 and Barmera accounted for Waikerie 56-53 leaving the ladder at Loxton 229, Berri 197, Barmera 184, Waikerie 104 and Renmark RSL 66.
The Third Division table is Moorook 216 points, Loxton 190, Berri 176, Loxton RSL Gold 173, Renmark 167 and Loxton RSL Green 158 after Loxton RSL Gold clinched fourth position with a 36-27 victory against rival Renmark, Moorook defeated Loxton 43-32 and Berri defeated Loxton RSL Green 49-46 in the final matches.