NEWS & RESULTS – 2019 – Week 4 (13/5/19 to 19/5/19)
A busy week with mixed fortunes, having 7 fixtures with success in 4 – so that can’t be bad!
A bit of a kicking at home to Rookery, but 1 point was salvaged by Mo, Andie & David L, after a close fought game, but did pulled away in the end. Although having a good start to go 5-0 up after 5 ends, David E, Phil & Laurie lost their way and manage only 5 more shots over the remaining ends. Mike, Kipp & Mel managed to keep in touch and were 9-9 at the 13th and then shut down for a bit, but did finish off with a 4 on the final end. Brenda, Mads & Colin didn’t really turn up at all – but we won’t talk about that!!!
Sadly, no points at Haughley for the Afternoon A team – and apparently, it was Haughley’s B team! Alan, Geoff & Jan held on to be 11-12 down at the 11th, but could manage only 1 more shot over the final7 ends. Not a lot different with Bob, Moira & Colin – it just wasn’t our day!!
2 matches down with 5 to go and it was the Afternoon B team that turned the tide. They were at home to Haughley’s C. team and they earned a worthy 7 points. Paul, Chris & David led from start to finish, winning 13 of the 18 ends. Paul, Nije & Glyn had a closer game and were in fact 1 shot down at the 12th, but flew away at the end to win by 6 – well done the B team!
Another good win at Wortham for the Wednesday Triples team, that currently puts them top in the league. Captain David, Ann & David L. led the way to a useful 29-9 victory. Barring the first end, they led all the way and kept their opponents on 3 for 8 ends. Brenda, Glyn & Andy had no problems romping home to a 12 shots win. Trish, Jan & Phil had a dreadful time and were stuck on 4 for 11 ends to be 4-16 down at the 13th. They then miraculously clawed back 9 shots over the final 4 ends to make the score bearable. Perhaps their opponents had gone in to make the tea??? Bob, Moira & Colin had difficulty getting away, but caught up by the 7th and then had a good battle to lose by just 1 shot.
It was against Diss & District at home for the Upper Waveney Team on Thursday – always one of the favourite meetings! And the result wasn’t bad either! Only 1 rink lost and surprisingly, that was Ann, Phil & David. They got away well and won the first 3 end to go 5-0 ahead, but 5 is where they stayed for the next 6 ends to be 5-13 down, and as the game went on – it got worse! Mike, Mo & Mel were looking shaky up to the 5th when they were 0-5 down, but soon settled down and took control for the rest of the game. Brenda, Mel H & Laurie had a close game throughout and just managed to keep in front all the way to a 4 shots win. The stars of the evening were Joy, Geoff & Kipp. Other than dropping behind by 2 shots at the 7th, they never really looked to be in trouble and romped home to a 15 shots victory – and 6 points to Thornham!
It’s Friday afternoon, Club Day and also the first round of the Thurlow Shield for the Afternoon B. team. Their opponents – Eastern Electricity – that rings a bell!!! I can remember when we first formed the club nearly 50 years ago, that was one of the teams we would visit when they were at Great Finborough and the green had no ditches. When you fired, the woods disappeared into the wilderness! Anyway, no more of this reminiscing and into the match – and what a match? Both Thornham sets went straight into the lead with Trish, Phil & Mike leading the way. By the 8th end they were 10-1 up, and then EE came back a little, but not for long, with the Thornham set marching on to a 12 shots win. Don’t get me wrong, EE were no push-over, they did play well, but Thornham just had that little extra on the day! Paul, Glyn & Mads had a closer game up to the14th end when they were 13-12 up, but then took 5 of the remaining 6 end for an overall great victory. Well done – a great game to watch!!
We are not finished yet, as in the evening we had the first round of the Junior Cup at Mendlesham – I like the sound of that – Junior!! For many years we have always enjoyed our meetings, such a friendly atmosphere – until this one of course!! With 5 ends to go, the match was ours for the taking, but over those final 5 ends, we took 11 shots to Mendlesham’s 22 shots to lose the match by 6 shots – ouch!!! We will deal with Jan, Andie & Colin first and although a strong rink on paper, they just couldn’t perform on the day. On the other hand, Joy, Kipp & Mel really shone and looked to be covering well and taking us through. However, it all went wrong over the final stretch – as we all know!! Brenda, Phil & Laurie had a steady game and led all the way to the bank with a 2 shots win. Alan, Mo & David took turns with their opponents to win a few ends at a time. Basically it was a good close game; our major problem was Loranne, who just would not leave our woods alone. Several times I threatened to throw her in the ditch, but she wouldn’t listen! Didn’t mean it really Loranne, you were too good! We did take the lead with 1 end to go, but it ended a worthy draw. Good luck Mendlesham in the next round!
Stowmarket 2wood League
13/5/19 – Thornham Magna 50 (1 point) v Rookery 83 (6 points).
D Ewer, P Cutting, L Crick. 10-25.
M Porter, K Crabbe, M Norman. 14-22.
M Lummis, A Hails, D Lister. 19-11.
B Hunt, M Crick, C Emans. 7-25.
Stowmarket Afternoon League
14/5/19 – Haughley B. 42 (7 points) v Thornham Magna A. 23 (0 points).
A Roberts, G Gurnett, J Adams. 12-23.
B Clayton, M Cogdell, C Emans. 11-19.
14/5/19 – Thornham Magna B. 46 (7 points) v Haughley C. 24 (0 points).
B Paul, C Manning, D Miller. 23-8.
P Moore, N Thomas, G Owens. 23-16.
Stowmarket Triples League.
15/5/19 – Wortham 52 (2 points) v Thornham Magna 80 (5 points).
D Miller, A Lister, D Lister. 29-9.
B Clayton, M Cogdell, C Emans. 15-16.
T Cutting, J Adams, P Cutting. 13-16.
B Hunt, G Owens, A Hails. 23-11.
Upper Waveney Triples
16/5/19 – Thornham Magna 66(6 points) v Diss A. 55 (1 point).
J Norman, G Gurnett, K Crabbe. 25-10.
B Hunt, M Hopkins, L Crick. 15-11.
M Ling, M Lummis, M Norman. 15-11.
A Lister, P Cutting, D Lister. 11-23.
17/5/19 – Thornham Magna 41. beat Eastern Electricity 21.
T Cutting, P Cutting, M Ling. 20-8.
P Moore, G Owens, M Crick. 21-13.
17/5/19 – Mendlesham 73 beat Thornham Magna 67.
J Norman, K Crabbe, M Norman. 20-18.
B Hunt, P Cutting, L Crick. 18-16.
A Roberts, M Lummis, D Lister. 17-17.
J Adams, A Hails, C Emans. 12-22.