Latest National Rankings for September released

by Domenic Favata

Genevieve Delves has continued her rapid rise in the sport to hold the mantle of Australia’s top-ranked female bowler after September, while Aron Sherriff has swapped places with a fellow BCiB Australian Jackaroo to reclaim the number one male slot.

Having recently been added to the Australian Emerging Jackaroos squad following a flurry of state and national titles in 2019, Delves claims the number one ranking for the very first time, de-throning state teammate Natasha Scott at the top.

Meanwhile, Sherriff, the 2018/19 Male Bowler of the Year, has resumed his familiarity with the number one position following Corey Wedlock’s relinquishing of ranking points after their 12-month expiry.

Elsewhere, Robert Craven (ACT) and Cody Packer (WA) de-throned Mac McLean and Blake Nairn respectively as the top-ranked male bowlers in their state.

The National Rankings System operates on a yearly rolling-points system, where all points accrued are retained for a 12-month period and are then discounted.

The rankings year concludes at the completion of the Australian Open (June), with the number one ranked male and female players earning the titles of Male and Female Bowlers of the Year and $3,000 prize purses each.

Players can accrue ranking points from all national events, State Championships, State Champion of Champion and selected club events.

Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT: Robert Craven (overall ranking – 29)
NSW: Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 2)
NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 62)
QLD: Aron Sherriff (overall ranking – 1)
SA: Nathan Pedersen (overall ranking – 34)
TAS: Joshua Appleyard (overall ranking – 59)
VIC: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 4)
WA: Cody Packer (overall ranking – 36)
Overseas (CAN): Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 3)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT: Chloe Morrison (overall ranking – 45)
NSW: Genevieve Delves (overall ranking – 1)
NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 13)
QLD: Chloe Stewart (overall ranking – 5)
SA: Patria McGrath (overall ranking – 64)
TAS: Lyn Triffitt (overall ranking – 10)
VIC: Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 7)
WA: Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 4)
Overseas (NZ): Katelyn Inch (overall ranking – 6)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Aron Sherriff (QLD): 444 pts
2: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 434
3: Ryan Bester (OS CAN): 406
4: Lee Schraner (VIC): 318
5: Sean Baker (QLD): 275

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Genevieve Delves (NSW): 422 pts
2: Natasha Scott (NSW): 346
3: Dawn Hayman (NSW): 237
4: Kristina Krstic (WA): 220
5: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 185