Ramis win to make more headway, Globalair back in second as okmalta.com lose

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 11:57

TEN PIN BOWLING : Middlesea Valletta Life National League Week 16

There are just two qualifying weeks remaining before Middlesea Valletta Life Div I splits into it’s championship and relegation pools, and Ramis are now fourteen points ahead in the standings after another big win against Royal Shock in week sixteen. Globalair regained second place with a 6 – 2 win over PharmmaVet, as okmalta.com lost all eight in their clash with Fina. There was also a 6 – 2 result for Turu’s Knights against Gladiators, while HSBC pulled off a full point victory against The Clan.

Ramis are currently unstoppable, and racked up another high rolling full point victory in week sixteen if eighteen qualifying fixtures, to the detriment of Royal Shock (6th). Again Ramis claimed the team series of the week with their 2580 total, making the confrontation seem more like a leisurely training session, as the three game series progressed, all in their favour: 737 – 779, 808 – 924, 742 – 877. Kenneth Arpa (Ramis), 687. Clive Farrugia (Royal Shock), 604.

Globalair are back up to second place with their 6 – 2 result against PharmaVet in week sixteen. They opened the scoring by taking the close first game 765 – 747, and then consolidated their lead with a better 822 – 773 win in game two. Their 67 wood advantage heading into game three was not an insurmountable one as PharmaVet set their sights on taking something from the clash, and actually won it 796 – 811, only enough for a two point share on the night. Neil Sullivan (Globalair), 666. Steve Cassar (PharmaVet), 598.

Globalair were able to advance to second partly due to rivals okmalta.com being beaten 0 – 8 in a quite unusual match against Fina, unusual in that each team only fielded two players for the fixture, as was pre-agreed between the two due to Fina being unable to put together a full team. Fina won all three games: 679 – 733, 669 – 718, 665 – 668. A special mention must go to Fina’s Danial Swift, who was the bowler of the week with an incredible 790 series, comprising games of 279, 252 and 259. Mark Spiteri (okmalta.com), 654.

Turu’s Knights advanced to fifth place with a 6 – 2 victory against Gladiators this week. The Knights opened with a fine 900 – 794 initial win for the early lead, and then made it 4 – 0 by taking the second of the set 840 – 731. It was then the Gladiators turn for a late comeback, as they turned on the style to win the last of the series in style, although the 801 – 889 score line was not enough to force the series draw (2541 – 2414). Ryan Grech (Turu’s Knights), 663. Nikolai Borg (Gladiators), 651.

HSBC picked up a rare 100% victory against The Clan in week sixteen, but remain rooted to the foot of the classification nonetheless. They started by easily taking the first of the series 664 – 802, and soon doubled their lead to four with a tight 754 – 759 game two win. A 730 – 796 game three win for the bankers rounded off the whitewash. Helenio Grech, 593. Matthew Cossai (The Clan), 523.

 

Bowlers of the Week:

Danial Swift (Fina), 790

Melissa Swift (PhrmaVet), 580

Standings – Middlesea Valletta Life National Division I, Week 16

Ramis – 108, Globalair – 94, okmalta.com – 90, Fina – 84, Turu’s Knights – 58, Royal Shock – 54, PharmaVet – 54, Gladiators – 40, The Clan – 28, HSBC – 24 

Standings – Middlesea Valletta Life National Division II, Week 15

Middlesea – 84, Salitos – 82, Spare Me Plz – 76, J Grima & Co – 68, Malta Int Airport – 66, Supreme – 64, Blitzkrieg – 58, Bank of Valletta – 48, 4 Play – 28, Atlas Insurance – 26





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