#SidelineEye - June 2
Penrith Rams continued on their winning ways on Saturday, comprehensive victors winning by 50 points over Sydney University. It was a damp and cold university ground and despite the margin, it was a close contest for much of the match. A six goal to one final term sealed the win and placed the Rams in equal second spot on the ladder. Former Victorian Phil Aumann and Brayden Wilson were the best for Penrith, with Mitch Stevens booting three.
The Ramettes ladies team made it four on the trot with a 59-point win over South West Sydney Magpies at Rosedale Oval, conceding just 6 points to their opponents. Representative stars Nat Camilleri, Nikki Perrett and Renee Tomkins led from the front with all three scoring majors. The team sits 3rd in the 11 team competition.
Four games at Greygums Oval this Saturday with the first at 8:30 AM in what should be a great day for the club.
The Sydney Bears had a mixed weekend, defeating the Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3, before going down valiantly to the Canberra Brave 6-4. In exciting news, the Australian Ice Hockey League All-Star Weekend is coming to Penrith in less than a fortnights time, 11-12 June are the dates, visit theaihl.com for more information
The Penrith Emus showed huge signs of improvement this weekend, but despite their efforts fell 48-24 to Parramatta in the Shute Shield. The Emus next two fixtures are away games against Warringah, followed by Sydney University.
It was a tough week for Panthers Premier League Netball, with both the opens and under-20’s sides losing close games to the Manly Warringah Sapphires. The under-20’s went down by only one goal, 56-55, their first loss of the season. The opens led at quarter time but eventually went down to the top of the table Sapphires by four goals, 55-51. Well done to everyone involved in a hard fought round.
Penrith held their annual presentation night last Saturday night at Panthers Leagues Club, with the major award winners as follows:
Men: Player of the Year: Kaine Balgowlan & Peter Gregersen. T20 Player of the Year: Joshua Lalor & Brent Williams. One-Day Player of the Year: Matthew Halse. Batsman of the Year: Tom Kohler-Cadmore. Bowler of the Year: Trent Weir. Allrounder of the Year: Tim Cummins
Green Shield Player of the Year: Damon Myburgh-Sisam. Poidevin Gray Player of the Year: Jonathon Sammut
Women: Player of the Year / Bowler of the Year: Ashley Day. Batswoman of the Year: Mikayla Hinkley, while Emma Felsch was recognised for becoming the first woman player to play 100 games for the club. In other news, the club has recently confirmed the prized signature of NSW Squad batsman, Ryan Gibson for 2016/17.