Sports Reports: Murraylands Cycling Club boy receives bike
Plus the results from the Lower Murray Bowling Association, Murray Bridge Rifle Club and Murray Towns Cricket Association.
This post includes contributions from Phil McGee, Derek Vanderzon, Daniel Irvine and the Murray Towns Cricket Association.
Murraylands Cycling Club’s Liebich gets a loan bike
The Murraylands Cycling Club’s youngest member, Zac Liebich, recently took possession of a loan bike from the club; the bike was the first one donated to the club from a very generous young man from Hamilton, Bentley Graham.
Liebich has commenced racing on the track at Edwardstown and finished fourth in the junior D time trial and second in the junior under-11/under-13 handicap, a great result for his first track race meeting.
“Thanks for the loan of the track bike,” the Liebich family said.
“Zac has already been out for a ride and it fits him really well – it’s a great bike.”
“We must give a special mention to Doug Issell for the effort in collecting the bike, replacing some parts and setting the bike up for Zac.
“Zac had done a couple of come and tries at Edwardstown and loved it, so we let him race at the Australia Day carnival.
“Post-race, he was asking when the next race was before we left the car park.
“The South Coast Cycling Club, based at Edwardstown, were extremely supportive in allowing Zac to use one of their bikes to begin with.
“Now, with having this loan bike from the Murraylands Cycling club, Zac has his own bike to train and race with.
“It also enables a boy from the country to have access to this cycling discipline.
“We hope that the committee at Murraylands Cycling Club continues to push forward in their endeavour to get cycling infrastructure for cyclists just like Zac.
“Thanking you Doug, Phil and everyone at the Murraylands Cycling Club.”
Mannum beats Murray Bridge in lawn bowls
In round 12 of division one, Mannum have made a statement that they intend to play a big part in finals, with an impressive all-rinks 23-shot win over ladder leaders Murray Bridge.
Wakefield, Howe, Gregory and McDiarmid were the biggest winners, with an emphatic 23–13 victory over Attrill, Shilton, Smart and Trewren, who would have been heavily favoured to win.
McDonnell, Towns, Newman and Dicker got up by 7 shots, 24–17 over Ben and Brian Traeger, DiSanto and Pevic.
Jones, Van Tijn, Fowler and Evans completed the clean sweep with a 19–13 win over McIntosh, Leckie, Gill and Ferris.
RSL have breathed life back into their campaign, with a 16-shot win over Karoonda, who now appear vulnerable in fourth spot.
David Thiele, Noel Kneebone, Max Wilkin and David Newell were untroubled in their 30–18 win over Josh Porker, Gary Zadow, Malcolm McKenzie and Bill Cornish: 24 of their 30 shots came in a 10-end burst from the fourth to 13 ends, and though they also dropped a three and a four in this period, they had built a significant lead.
Jason Sipos, David Graham, Kerri Bolt and Dale Neal were 21–14 winners over Rowan Zadow, Rohan Tomkinson, Paul Wegner and John Wegner. After dropping a five on the fifth end, Sipos took control by winning seven ends on the trot to take a 13–8 lead. Porker edged back to within a shot, but Sipos again dominated by winning six of the last seven ends to take the points.
Ian Symonds, Peter Jones, Malcolm Waechter and Don Loller staged a late fightback to salvage two points for Karoonda over Anne-Marie Kuchel, Allan Wooldridge, James Galbraith and Gillian Newell. Trailling 12–18 with four ends remaining, after conceding nine successive shots, Symonds turned the tables to score the last nine shots of the contest, including a four on the final end to retake the lead.
At Jervois, Tailem Bend got the points despite winning just the one rink in a 70–65 win.
Duane Edwards, Rob Hales, Brett Reschke and Scott Chandler were 28–15 winners over Tim Hicks, Derek Vanderzon, Rod Harris and Denis Hicks. Edwards was the dominant force, converting numerous ends and adding shots at will.
Shawn Hicks, Trevor Mann, Bob Solley and Len Gommers had a great battle with Travis Schenke, Merv Stevens, Kevin McDonald and Stuart Rooke before clinching a 27–25 win. Schenke had a five-shot lead after 15 ends, but three successive twos got Hicks in front. Schenke picked up a four but immediately dropped four to again concede the lead going in to the final end. A single to Hicks consolidated the win.
Graeme Herbert, Graham Schenke, Steve Kroehn and Jeremy Scannell survived a late scare to hold off David Hoare, Damien Ackland, Matt Hogan and Trevor Koop. Herbert held the edge all night, but Hoare drew to within a shot, going into the final end after picking up a pair of twos and a three. A five to Herbert on the final end gave him a 23–17 win.
Tailem bowler takes five-fer, gets name left off scorecard
Wanderers 149 defeated Tailem Bend 136
For Wanderers: Ben Gilgen 42, Jalen Kowalick 3/13, Ben Gilgen 3/16
For Tailem Bend: Name not supplied 5/26, Josh Gerlach 47
Mannum 291 defeated Karoonda 116
For Mannum: Josh Boylan 88 and 4/23, Zak Muirhead 53, Nick Lindner 49
For Karoonda: Max Loller 4/76, Cameron Cox 38
Mypolonga 8/265 defeated Monarto 120
For Mypolonga: Stephen Mills 139, Mitchell Walton 4/6
For Monarto: Trent Frahn 4/33, Jacob Rance 33
Murray Bridge Rifle Club shooting restarts
Shooting resumed at the Deed Range, Monarto, this past two Saturdays as the Murray Bridge Rifle Club’s Annual Championship entered its second half.
This week’s weather was much more conducive to shooting, despite the longer range of 800 m compared to 600 m, remaining cooler and even getting a slight shower just as shooters finished up.
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