Blockhouse Bay stretched its lead at the top of the points table after soundly dismissing second placed Cockle Bay by 5 matches to 1 last Friday in the fifth round of the Scarbro Caro Bowl men’s competition. Austen Childs was the only Blockhouse Bay player to lose a match when he went down to Cockle Bay number one James Meredith. Royal Oak leapfrogged a depleted Kohimarama side by beating them 6-0 to move into 3rd position on the points table ahead of defending champs Parnell 1 who have moved stealthily into the number four spot and look likely to claim a semi-final berth at the end of pool play. The second team from Parnell had a narrow victory on countback against Pompallier to move off the bottom of the table and this now leaves the Pompallier side precariously placed in the relegation zone propping up the table.
The big hitters in the Scarbro Caro Bowl women’s competition all registered comfortable wins with Royal Oak, Sunnyhills and Parnell 1 well on track for semi-final places at this stage but it will be very interesting to see the final placings after pool play concludes in a fortnight’s time. The final spot in the semis at this stage looks to be a battle royal between Kohimarama who currently sit in fourth ahead of Pompallier who is one point adrift. Remuera has some work to do with two games remaining if they are to avoid relegation but with two rounds remaining there are still plenty of points up for grabs.
The 6th round of the Scarbro Caro Bowl competition will be played on Friday November 14 with all matches starting at club venues at 6pm.