IN a round of varying fortunes Casterton and Dunkeld, two of the lower ranked sides this season, stood out as the big winners of round 11.
Both sides defeated opposition who were in the first and second positions of the Glenelg ladder.
Casterton, at home to Portland Blue, not only won on overall scores, but took all rinks to collect the 16 points and remain in third place on the ladder.
Gary Russell swapped with Andy Alderton as skip.
Shane Gill and Paul Brody built the foundation for a 30 shot score.
Eddy Jarrad got a good start from ‘Fox’ Edwards and Ned Shannon did a similar job for John Egerton.
Winning by 18 shots is no mean feat versus Blue.
Ron Langford was the best rink scorer for Blue.
Dunkeld lay in waiting for Balmoral and finally got their stuff together and defeated the resi-siders by 34 shots.
A test century, well 40 shot score to Cat and Brenny Gordon, Darren Williams and Grub Templeton.
Thirty one to Angus Jackson was set up by Gary Wall.
The indomitable John Norris, for Balmoral, with Alex McPhee, up front won by six.
After all the above no changes to ladder positions due to other results and points spread.
Portland Gold collected all the points in a 23 shot win against Hamilton.
Peter Webster, kicked off by Gary Calder, and Lindsay Gruar/Ron Reynolds both scored 30, while Peter Cottier with Barry Guy, in the lead position, got to 27.
John Overall was the highest total for the visitors.
Again no ladder changes.
How stiff is Heywood.
It takes on the Memorial side at home (last versus second) and go down by four.
My ethos of highlighting the positives is a bit stretched as the Heywood loss is a positive as in the opposition it gave to Memorial.
The Cape Nelson Road side won two rinks, thanks to Ken Evans with Darren Body and Graeme Solly with Lachie Atchison by 10 and one.
Gunner Overall, with Valda Solly as lead, won by seven for the home side. Again no ladder changes.
No team sheet celebrations this week as Grangeburn won two rinks at Penshurst.
Paul Symmons, with Gerry McGrath, Robyn Thomassen and Prewey, scored 34, and Bert Partington with Phil Allen up by one.
Ali Rentsch, with Nev Linke leading, won by three.
Stats: high side 90, high rink 40, high rink margin 25, average side win 19 and three homers won
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, December 19, 2013