NEWS & RESULTS – 2019 – Week 3 (6/5/19 to 12/5/19)
Sorry I’m late – “time fly’s when you’re having fun” Mind you, not a lot to get excited about! Do you get the feeling it’s going to be one of those seasons?
Firstly, I will take this opportunity to thank Mel and Christine Hopkins, Trish and Philip for their support on our Friday Club Days. Hopefully, many more of you will eventually join the throng and make it all worthwhile? And don’t forget, when the club competitions are displayed, it’s an ideal opportunity to fix your games for a Friday. But even just for a roll-up, the more the merrier, let’s get together and make this work.
Only 1 point for the Monday team at Woodfield – and that was nearly given away over the final 3 ends! It was Jan, Mads & Colin who dropped a 5 on the first end and then won 13 ends over the next 17 to go 22-11 up. They then dropped 6 over the final 3 –still a good win! After a bad start, David E, Phil & Laurie were behind all the way, but did well to keep in touch against a strong set and lost by just 3 shots. Mike, David L, & Mel lost all the way from start to finish. Joy, Mo & Kipp were only 1 down after 2 ends and then it all went strangely wrong. Nothing more to say really, but hang on, there is a little message at the bottom of the score card from the captain – “ALAN, WE WERE UNLUCKY” – that says it all!!!
Better news from the Tuesday A team who took all 7 points from the Rookery. Alan, Mel & David got away well and were 8-0 up after 5 ends. It was a steady ride home then, sharing the points, but dropped a 3 on the final end to win by 7. By the 13th end, the match was very evenly balanced, with graham, Ann & Colin struggling at 8-14 down. They suddenly got their act together and scored a 2 another 2 then a 7 and another2 to go 21-14 up and then win 21-15. A great turn around – well done!
The Tuesday B team managed to take 2 points at Mendlesham and were a little unfortunate in one rink having a bad start. That was the rink of Paul, David & Glyn who were 0-10 down after 5 ends. They did well from there on but just couldn’t make up that lost ground! Barry, Trish & Phil got away well winning the first 5 ends and then keeping their noses in front. They nearly lost it over the final stretch, but scored a 4 on the 17th to clinch their game.
Not good news for the Wednesday Triples team who lost at Needham by 7 shots with the game finishing after 16 ends. Would they have won with another 2 ends in the dark – who knows??? Captain David, Ann & David L didn’t take part for the first 5 ends and were 0-6 down. They did join in for the rest of the game, but couldn’t catch up. David R, Glyn & Andy had a close battle and were 4 up at the 13th, but dropped 6 shots over the final 3 – but luck! Bob, Moira & Colin, although having a close game for most, lost their way in the middle and wend down by 8. Trish, Jan & Phil saved the day with 1 point and winning 10 out of their 16 ends.
A great win to see the week out for the Upper Waveney team at Stradbroke – by just 2 shots! Starting with the losing rink, we have Ann, Phil and David, who I would have put my money on – but I never have been a successful gambler! They did get within 4 shots at the 14th, but crumbled over the final ends. As for Brenda, Mel H & Laurie – well, they were up against Mr Cattermole! Never in the game and never in sight I’m afraid!! As for the winning rinks, Mike, Mo & Mel N were just unstoppable, winning 13 ends – including a 7 – say no more! And then Joy, Geoff & Kipp winning 11 ends, always in the lead after 2 ends, but dropped a 5 at the 15th – and didn’t even rattle them!! Now that wasn’t unlucky, was it Kipp??
Stowmarket 2wood League
6/5/19 – Woodfield 92 (6 points) v Thornham Magna 54 (1 point).
M Porter, D Lister, M Norman. 11-24.
J Norman, M Lummis, K Crabbe. 5-32.
D Ewer, P Cutting, L Crick. 16-19.
J Adams, M Crick, C Emans. 22-17.
Stowmarket Afternoon League
7/5/19 – Rookery 24 (0 points) v Thornham Magna A. 37 (7 points).
A Roberts, M Hopkins, D Lister. 16-9.
G Hawkes, A Lister, C Emans. 21-15.
7/5/19 – Mendlesham 33 (5 points) v Thornham Magna B. 28 (2 points).
P Moore, D Miller, G Owens. 10-18.
P Moore, T Cutting, P Cutting. 18-15.
Stowmarket Triples League.
8/5/19 -Needham Market 53 (6 points) v Thornham Magna 46 (1 points).
T Cutting, J Adams, P Cutting. 19-9.
B Clayton, M Cogdell, C Emans. 8-16.
D Miller, A Lister, D Lister. 7-14.
D Roberts, G Owens, A Hails. 12-14.
Upper Waveney Triples
9/5/19 – Stradbroke 75 (2 points) v Thornham Magna 77 (5 points).
B Hunt, M Hopkins, L Crick. 8-28.
A Lister, P Cutting, D Lister. 11-23.
M Ling, M Lummis, M Norman. 35-7.
J Norman, G Gurnett, K Crabbe. 23-17.