Season 5 – WINTER / SPRING 2018
The Winter Spring GPL Season kicked off last Saturday 14th July with a double points round thanks to the previous week’s wash out. Previous winners the ANZHACKS got off to a flyer amassing 118 points thanks to a blistering 46 points from the Big T (Terua Kihi), 37 from Ringa Hira and 35s from John Kneebone and Rick Banfield. They defeated the OLD ROOSTERS who finished with a respectable 106 ably led by their Captain and reigning Dalman Medallist Graeme Radley with 41. MEDIOCRE MEN showed that they will be a force this season defeating new franchise SCLUB7 115 to 107. The MEN were solid across the line with Pratty’s 39 combining with 38s from Reid and Baker. Despite losing, SCLUB7 showed some signs that they will have a promising debut season with Varghese’s 37 leading the way and debutant Edward Rahim showing some potential with his 35. Despite being undermanned, the PUPPETS got over the line against YESTERDAY’S HEROES 110 to 105. With only 4 players on course they were super impressive reaching 110 points – the enigma Richardson led from the front with 39 and was well supported by Wicks 36 and Hammond 35. The HEROES were also undermanned playing with 4 as well – Pateman was gallant in defeat with 41 but he failed to find any support from his team mates – star recruit Hall failed to make his much anticipated debut! Defending champions and GPL powerhouse HOZZLE ROCKETS did what was required defeating the DOUBLE Ds 109 TO 91. Wells and Pockett were solid with 37s and the big Englishman chimed in for 35. The Claptons, the Marquee and the Fox failed to contribute so expect the ROCKETS to improve as their leaders gather momentum and form. The Ds were flat after spending time up north on the Gold Coast and will be looking for improvement in Round 3 – Ronalds, Harper and Wilkinson were all thereabouts in week one but if they are going to push for finals, the Ds will need a lot more from their leadership group! The clash of the debutants saw CAT STEVENS get up against BUBBLE & SQUEAK 107 to 101. Youngster Brodie Mack led the way with 38 followed by Paul Teohaere 35 and Mark Boler 34. Captain Clapton and Jeff Hines both returned 35s for the SQUEAK but they lacked the one big score they needed to get over the line. The ladder after 2 rounds can be viewed via the link below.
Round 3 Clashes – Saturday 21st July
|Bubble & Squeak||Vs
| Cat Stevens
|Hozzle Rockets||Vs||Mediocre Men|
All 10 teams playing in the Winter Spring season can be seen by clicking on the link below.