Record-breaking victory for leaders Ramis

Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 17:22

Full points too for Globalair, and PharmaVet

After twelve weeks of the Middlesea Valletta Life National League, Ramis still share the lead with Globalair, but managed to set a new national bowling record with their massive 8 – 0 win over Gladiators this week. All four matches played finished with identical score lines as Globalair also won 8 – 0 against Royal Shock, took all eight from Turu’s Knights, and so did PharmaVet against The Clan. The match between Fina and HSBC was postponed.

Joint leaders Ramis must have come to their week twelve clash with struggling Gladiators hopeful of a win, but surely did not expect to claim victory in such high scoring style. They opened the set with a huge 923 – 686 game one win, including a fine 279 effort from Kennetha Arpa, and a 248 from Rankin Camilleri. As if that wasn’t enough, Arpa then produced a second 279, while there was a 266 for Camilleri as Ramis registered an unbelievable 961 – 793 game two win. Ramis were in quite formidable form, and then rounded off the thrashing with an 870 – 710 final win. Ramis’ eventual 2754 series total is a new national bowling record for a three game series (four man team). Kenneth Arpa was the male bowler of the week with his inspired 749 series, while Rankin Camilleri came in a close second on 737. Matthew Gingell Littlejohn (Gladiators), 549.

Globalair stay tied with Ramis at the top, having seen off fifth placed Royal Shock in an 8 – 0 result. Globalair got away to a better start than even Ramis as they claimed the opener 930 – 825, but then won the second to go 4 – 0 up with a more sedate 796 – 731 score line. Globalair completed the whitewash with a sound 809 – 710 game three win to make sure of an easy eight count. Neil Sullivan (Globalair), 717. Joe Cassar (Royal Shock), 611.

The third match of the week meant the third full point victory, this time for, much to the chagrin of opponents Turu’s Knights. also put in a high flying 2549 series, while the Knights’ own 2359 effort would normally put them in amongst the points. The first of the series fell 837 – 760 to, but the second was nothing like as close, Turu’s Knights improving to a solid 858 effort, but still 22 short of their adversaries on 880 for the game. Mark Spiteri (, 728. Ramon Casha (Turu’s Knights), 675.

It was 8 – 0 yet again in the fourth and final clash of the week, and it was PharmaVet who emerged as the victors over a lacklustre The Clan outfit. They took the early points with a narrow 768 – 752 game one win, before doubling their points with a much more convincing 864 – 659 win in game two. PharmaVet easily took game three 771 – 677 for the full point victory. Steve Cassar (PharmaVet), 631. James Vassallo (The Clan), 531.

Bowlers of the Week:
Kenneth Arpa (Ramis), 749
Melissa Swift (PharmaVet), 547

Standings – Middlesea Valletta Life National Division I, Week 12
Ramis – 76, Globalair – 76, – 62, Fina – 62 (match in hand), Royal Shock – 46, Turu’s Knights – 42, PharmaVet – 40, Gladiators – 28, The Clan – 24, HSBC – 10 (match in hand)

Standings – Middlesea Valletta Life National Division II, Week 11
Salitos – 60, Malta Int. Airport – 54, Middlesea – 54, Spare Me Plz – 54, J Grima & Co – 48, Supreme – 46, Bank of Valletta – 42, Blitzkrieg – 38, 4 Play – 24, Atlas Insurance – 20

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