Opening matches of the season were played last Sunday with Jamberoo having a great first day.
Terrific performances were put in by all teams with the B Pennant team, the White Horse Cup Flies and C Pennant Sharks winning their matches and the White Horse Cup Cowpats starting with a draw.
It is only early in the season but lets all hope that this impressive start can be continued deep into the competition.
According to Jamberoo custom each team captain will present a report of their respective matches each week.
B Pennant round 1
Jamberoo B Pennant travelled to Nowra to face Moss Vale in our first round encounter. After losing the final last year the team is keen to go one better.
Pat Paris led off and after a closely fought match triumphed 1up. Pat’s young challenger fell against the pressure. Pete Munro with the assistance of super caddy (Ray) and a couple of great sand saves won 2/1. Scotty (the golden cowpat) Hainsworth stepped up to the B’s with a dominant 7/6 performance. Captain TP suffered the only loss of the day going down 2/1 in a close match while no 1 Jarrod Gehrmann was always in front ending with a 2/1 win.
Next week the B’s play against Russell Vale at Gerringong
C Pennant Report – Round 1 vs St. George’s Basin
Jamberoo 3.5 def SGB 1.5
“Sharkies get home with a win”
The “Cs” have kicked off the new season with a solid win over the strong Basin team. This year we play SGB, Russell Vale and Port Kembla on a home and away basis.
This year’s C pennant team is made up with a wealth of experience. It’s fantastic news to have the Young and Old Bucks (Tom Zimmermann and Wayne Griffiths) back after a year off in rehab! And Boyd Sylvester back from his reconnaissance mission @ Port Kembla last year. We are strengthened with the return of 3 from last year’s final appearance in Andrew Ball, Tim Young, v/c, and Chris Leckey capt.
Jamberoo’s green staff presented a pristine course to the visitors and the day started with starter Bruce Hammond calling players to the 1st tee @ Royal Jamberoo.
Today’s results were.
Andrew Ball winning 4/2
Chris Leckey winning 4/3
Tim Young winning 3/1
Tom Zimmermann had a squared match but he had to birdie the 18th to survive, it was great to watch from the balcony.
Wayne Griffiths found tough opposition and went down 5/4.
Boyd Sylvester had the BBQ duty today and did Donna proud. Thanks to Bobby Wright for his support caddying and Bruce Hammond in the starters shed.
The C Pennant team would like to thank Colin Booth for his tremendous support of the club representative teams by supplying the caps for this year’s games, cheers mate.
Next week we play away @ Russell Vale
White Horse Cup division 3 – the ‘flies’
Jamberoo 4 defeated Worrigee 2
Well today’s 1st game for the new team of ‘flies’, with some new & inexperienced players was at beautiful Bowral and was a great team start.
With new recruit Brent McDonald winning 2 up, proving to be a good selection decision to let him play his first game for the club, and with Peter (Cobber) Young hanging on to win 2 up at the 18th against a younger, fitter, long-hitter, we were off to a great start.
Don Thompson was up against a solid 9 marker. He tried hard to come from behind and get back in the match after going 4 down early only to just lose 2/1.
Bryan Nicoll never seemed to be really tested, as each time I spoke to him the gap was getting bigger each time. From 2 up, to 3 up then game over up 5/3, hmmm, the silent assassin.
Next our leading pair, 1 & 2, were Geoff Wilson & Ken Bradley. These guys had the hardest tasks up against 2 young guys off 3 & 4. Even up against the odds both Geoff & Brads played extremely well to square their games consolidating our team win.
We are lucky to have had a strong 123 to do the deal.
A division bye followed by a home game bye on February 18 leaves our next match on February 25 against the strong Highlands team at Russell Vale.
Lasa , Lord of the Flies
White Horse Cup division 1 – Cowpats
‘Report to the Senate, Battle of the Inlet’.
‘Sussex Inlet became a Pond last Sunday’.
Cowpats came away true Warriors with a positive result, a 3 all draw, given the disadvantage they were confronted with.
Maximus had a spiritual win, together with Prince Lucius and Marcellus, “The Wild Thing”. With course knowledge making the difference at vital times .
The Hasta Pura Decoration went to Arthur 1 as he fought tenaciously, hanging on to his well earned lead, demonstrating that Gladiator School preparation was justified.
The Vexillum was awarded to the Bishop of Jamberoo, with outstanding courage coming from behind as his competitor begged for mercy.
Finally the Torc was worn by Octavious who eventually achieved momentum to overcome his opponent.
Julius directed his legions well and classified this achievement as one of his better tactical triumphs.
2018 Cowpat Roster
Maximus = Chris Goodwin; Prince Lucius = Shane Townsend; Marcellus = Matt Tedeschi; Bishop of Jamberoo = Peter Francis; Arthuros 1 = Arthur Bosanquet; Octavious = Col Booth; Julius = Dave Ransom
Good luck all teams in the upcoming weeks.