NEWS & RESULTS – 2019 – Week 9 (17/6/19 to 23/6/19)
I must just mention Sunday 16th – Club Pairs Day. I selfishly had the day off to go to a Barbegue with the family of Jack’s intended – Page! I therefore am unable to write about events, but I can tell you that this years Pairs Champions are – Brenda & Philip – well done.
I do apologise for all this delay, but together with issues concerning loading pictures onto my Web Reports, my personal routine has become overloaded which is driving my poor little old brain into overdrive!!!
However, I will attempt to catch up, starting with the Monday team who fortunately had a bye – thus avoiding a thrashing! Some would say that’s a little unkind??
The Afternoon A team couldn’t avoid a thrashing, losing 0-7 at Bildeston on a very wet afternoon. Well, not exactly a thrashing, with Bob, Moira & Colin almost coming home with 2 points after a very close game and being 1 up at the final end – but dropped a 2 to lose by 1 shot! Alan, Ann & David also had a close game until the 15th end when they were leading by 1 shot, but then lost their way by dropping 8 shots over the final stretch to lose by 6.
The B. team entertained Bildeston B. team at home – another wet game! 2 close games and very unfortunate not to win – but they did manage to take 3 ½ points! They were in fact winning at the final end, but both rinks dropped a shot each, allowing there opponents to halve the match. Barry, Ray & David were always the odd few shots behind, but no big margins. Paul, Nije & Glyn had more of a tusstle up to the 13th when they were 13-12 up. They then made the most of the final ends to push ahead and win by 5 shots.
The Wednesday Triples team continue to impress – even on a wet miserable evening and only 14 playable ends! It was the rink of Bob, Moira and Colin that clinched the match, with a very strong start to go 18-1 up after only 6 ends. However, they only won 4 more ends, with their opponents fighting back, but the margin of 17 shots and being restricted to 14 end, the task was just out of reach. Another winning rink was that of Ann, David M & David L who dropped a 4 at the 1st end and struggled to make amends up to half way. It was then anybody’s game and they just held on for a win. Brenda, Trish & Phil only won 5 ends, but with a couple of 4’s they managed a draw and ½ point. The only losers were David R, Glyn & Andie, but that was only by dropping a 4 at the final end.
A useful 6 points to the Upper Waveney team, beating Beeches at home by just 3 shots. The only losing rink was Mike, Ann & Mel who were never in the game and going down by 8 shots. Brenda, Nije & Laurie had an up & down game and were actually 10-12 down going into the 15th end. They then won the remaining 4 end, adding 7 more shots. Mo, Phil & David led all the way, although they did drop their guard at the 4th – and dropped a 5! It was also a close game for Joy, Geoff & Kipp and went to 12-12 at the 17th, but got that important 1 on the last end for another point.
The weeks bowling finished with the first round of the Stowmarket Knockout Cup and sadly for Thornham – the last round!! We were beaten at home by Combs Ford 62 shots to 66. David M, Mads & Mel had a mixed game, winning the first 9 ends to go 12-0 in front. It then all changed in the second half with there opponents having the upper hand with a come-back of 2-15 – hence, 14-15 to Combs! Andie, Brenda & Laurie and Mo, Ann & David L, both rinks having close games and losing by 5 shots each. Phil, Joy & Colin led all the way finishing with the best win of the evening – but no quite enough!!!
Stowmarket 2wood League
17/6/19 – Bye
Stowmarket Afternoon League
18/6/19 – Bildeston 34 (7 points) v Thornham Magna A. 27 (0 points).
A Roberts, A Lister, D Lister. 14-20.
B Clayton, M Cogdell, C Emans. 13-14.
18/6/19 – Thornham Magna B. 31 (3 ½ points) v Bildeston B. 31 (3 ½ points).
P Moore, N Thomas, G Owens. 19-14.
B Paul, R Waterman, D Miller. 12-17.
Stowmarket Triples League.
19/6/19 – Thornham Magna 60 (5 ½ points) v Elmswell 50 (1 ½ points).
D Roberts, G Owens, A Hails. 12-14.
B Hunt, T Cutting, P Cutting. 13-13.
A Lister, D Miller, D Lister. 13-12.
B Clayton, M Cogdell, C Emans. 22-11.
Upper Waveney Triples
20/6/19 – Thornham Magna 57 (6 points) v Beeches 54 (I point).
J Norman, G Gurnett, K Crabbe. 13-12.
M Lummis, P Cutting, D Lister. 16-11.
M Ling, A Lister, M Norman. 11-19.
B Hunt, N Thomas, L Crick. 17-12.
Stowmarket League Knockout
21/6/19 – Thornham Magna 62 lost to Combs Ford 66.
M Lummis, A Lister, D Lister. 11-16.
A Hails, B Hunt, L Crick. 16-21.
P Cutting, J Norman, C Emans. 21-14.
D Miller, M Crick, M Norman. 14-15.