NEWS & RESULTS – 2017 – Week 17 ( 14/8/17 to 20/8/17).
How the mighty have fallen!! Our 2 teams who were in with a shout came tumbling down to earth with a bang this week and sadly lost sight of the top positions – so I believe??However, both teams have had a good season – so well done anyway!
As the Monday League has finished for the season, we started this week with a well needed win for the Tuesday Afternoon A. team at Borough of Eye, but only just edging through with Geoff, Jan & Colin galloping to the finishing line from absolutely nowhere, 10 shots down at the 11th, to within 2 shots – and unlucky not to win their game on the final end. The other rink led from start to finish, winning 12 of the 18 ends – but had some close calls on the way!
The Wednesday Triples team are wedged between 3 other teams who have similar points, but have a game in hand each and as the table updates are a little late, the final positions are difficult to predict. This week’s 1-6 defeat against Bildeston hasn’t helped the situation, but with 2 games to play – it’s not all “doom & gloom” just yet!! The 1 point was salvaged by John, Kipp & Colin, by coming from 9-11 down at the 11th and taking 6 of the remaining 7 ends to win by 11 shots – a routine Colin seems to be making a habit of!!
The Upper Waveney team is in a similar situation in hoping that the other top teams fail to achieve their required points over their remaining games. Like the Wednesday Triples team, their 1-6 defeat against Shotford must have damaged their chances of promotion and without access to the current league table – I can’t comment further! The winning rink was Joy, Geoff & Kipp and had a close game all the way, but led for most of the game. The other rinks all had bad starts and unable to get settled in their games.
On Saturday, Thornham Magna had the privilege of staging the Final of the Upper Waveney Plate between Beeches and Wortham. Mel Norman had the task of acting referee and took control of operations, while David & Barbara Miller organised the after match tea, with Phil in charge of the bar. Several members attended to help out – especially when it came to clearing up at the end! Comments were made at how well the green played, so top marks Laurie & Kipp – and good luck at Skegness! And the winners of the Plate was Beeches – congratulations!
Stowmarket 2wood League
Stowmarket Afternoon League
15/8/17 – Borough of Eye 33 (2 points) v Thornham Magna A. 36 (5 points).
G Gurnett, J Adams, C Emans. 16-18.
A Roberts, B Chipperfield, L Crick. 20-15.
15/8/17 – Thornham Magna B. 24 (0 points) v Needham Market 37 (7 points).
G Owen, G Ratford, G Owens. 12-22.
N Thomas, J Owen, M Ling. 12-15.
Stowmarket Triples League.
16/8/17 – Bildeston 62 (6 points) v Thornham Magna 60 (1 point).
J Blake, K Crabbe, C Emans. 23-12.
D Roberts, M Lummis, A Hails. 12-20.
B Hunt, J Adams, L Crick. 14-16.
D Miller, J Roberts, D Canfer. 11-14.
Upper Waveney Triples
17/8/17 – Shotford 72 (6 points) v Thornham Magna 52 (1 point).
D Canfer, L Canfer, L Crick. 14-17.
D Lister, A Lister, M Norman. 13-25.
M Ling, B Hunt, M Lummis. 11-21.
J Norman, G Gurnett, K Crabbe. 14-9.