As the season comes to a close it is good news for the Division 3 team as they will play against Melville Glades in the final on Monday June 27 – venue tbc. The winner will be promoted to Division 2.
Well done and good luck.
Unable to make the final, the Division 6 team will end their season next Monday at Royal Fremantle against Lakelands.
Hopefully they can finish on a winning note.
METROPOLITAN PENNANTS – MEN – ROUND ONE
The 2022 Men’s Pennant season started on Sunday with good results for the two Nedlands Teams.
At Mandurah in extremely windy and cool conditions a seesawing affair saw Nedlands come out on top of Melville Glades, winning 4-3.
With the loss of 3 players from 2021 it was an excellent start to the initial goal of remining in Division 2 – with the ultimate goal of winning and being promoted to Division 1.
Newly capped players included Andrew Ogilvie, Ben O’Callaghan, Anthony Joseph and Ajay Dhadli.
Andrew, Ben and Anthony all had close matches with Andrew and Anthony both winning 2 up. Unfortunately, Ajay, Callum White and Aidan Cooper went down and after Captain Ben Cullinan had a commanding 6/5 win the match was in the balance – 3 all.
This left Ben O’Callaghan to decide the outcome of the match. The match was all square playing the 18th hole and after halving that it was on to the 19th.
On the first hole of extra time, the par 3 1st proved to be a test in the windy conditions, with Ben ultimately coming out of it the better of the 2 players and his victory ensured a 4-3 win for the team. Refer scores below.
Next week the team travels to LAKELANDS to play HARTFIELD commencing at 12.20pm– so please support the team in their quest to get to Division One in 2023.
Roving reporters’ comment – A good start to the year in trying conditions.
Cottesloe was the venue for the team’s first match against Wanneroo and comfortable victories to David Rees and Rehan Alikhan was the platform for a 4-3 victory but it was not without a scare. Wanneroo won matches 6 and 7 and no 1 player Matt Dumble held his nerve running out a 2/1 winner but the captain Scott van Heurck was beaten 3/2.
So, it was 3 all with John Samuels square playing the final hole. an excellent “up and down” on the last sealed victory. Nedlands win 4/3. Refer scores below.
Next week WANNEROO is the venue for their Round 2 Match against THE VINES commencing at 7.30am.
Roving reporter’s comment – A good first up win on a windy and cool morning.
From Greg Fitzhardinge -on behalf of Pam Ryan, Stewart Wharton, Scott van Heurck and Ben Cullinan.