NEWS & RESULTS – 2019 – Week 11 (1/7/19 to 7/7/19)
It was another sad day for the Monday 2Wood team, crashing out at the Rookery. I say “crashing out”, it was just the 1 rink that took the blow, that of Mads, Andie & Colin, going down 15 shots to 36. They did get 6 shots over the final 3 ends – to make it look better that 9-36!! Ivan, Mo & Kipp were 2 shots up but lost the last 3 ends to lose by 1 shot and Mike, David & Mel after a good start to be 8-1 up after 5 ends, lost their way in the middle of the game and lost by 5 shots. The point was won by Brenda, Phil & Laurie after a few nervous moments, especially at the 18th when they dropped a 4 to be just 1 shot in front, but they kept their cool and took 5 shots over the final 3 ends.
Better new from the Afternoon A team, desperate for points, beat Needham Market B. team 7-0. It was a rocky start for both rinks and together were soon 0-7 down, followed by another 4 against on the rink of Alan, Mel & Jan who were now 0-8 down at the 4th. They soon recovered and allowed their opponents only 3 more ends to win by 10 shots. Trisha, Graham & Colin had a closer game and almost lost it over the final stretch, but just held on to win by 3 shots.
It was another draw for the B. team at Gipping Valley and so close to winning over the final few ends. Mads, Paul & Glyn raced away and were 17-4 up at the 16th and then lost 6 shots over the remaining 3 ends. Phil, Ray & David struggled all the way and got stuck on 10 for 6 ends. Fortunately, they scored a 3 on the final end to make the match a draw.
David R, Glyn & Andie are currently in mourning after the dreadful loss by 2-28 on their rink at Haughley on Wednesday. I won’t dwell on it too much, as it must be extremely painful – and it took 2 ends to accumulate their 2 shots!!! As for the remaining rinks, they actually won by 9 shots. Trish, Ivan & David M led for most of the game, but dropped a 7 at the 13th and almost recovered – losing by just 1 shot! Brenda, Jan & Phil played catch-up for most of the game and they triumphed by scoring a 7 at the 14th, helping them to win by 2 shots. It was Alan, Trisha & Colin who were struggling at the start to go 1-7 down by the 4th, took command and never looked back for a convincing win by 8 shots.
1½ points at Gissing I suppose is not all bad? The 1 point coming from Mel H, Ann & David L, right on the last end, after being in the lead for best part of the game. The ½ point goes to Joy, Phil & Mel N. who had a mixed game and were 6 shots adrift at the 15th end, but staged a comeback by taking those 6 shots back over the final 4 ends. Brenda, Nije & Laurie took
the lead by 1 shot at the first end, then dropped an 8 at the 3rd and completely lost sight of their opponents for the rest of their game. In similar fashion, Mike, Mo & Kipp also took the lead on the first end and then just dragged their heels for the remaining 17 ends, picking up the odd shots on the way.
Stowmarket 2wood League
1/7/19 – Rookery 86 (6 points) v Thornham Magna 65 (1 points).
I Doe, M Lummis, K Crabbe. 14-15.
B Hunt, P Cutting, L Crick. 21-15.
M Porter, D Lister, M Norman. 15-20.
M Crick, A Hails, C Emans. 15-36.
Stowmarket Afternoon League
2/7/19 – Thornham Magna A. 39 (7 points) v Needham Market B. 26 (0 points).
A Roberts, M Hopkins, J Adams. 24-14.
T Emans, G Hawkes, C Emans. 1-12.
2/7/19 – Gipping Valley. 30 (3 ½ points) v Thornham Magna B. 30 (3 ½ points).
P Cutting, R Waterman, D Miller. 13-20.
M Crick, P Moore, G Owens. 17-10.
Stowmarket Triples League.
3/7/19 – Haughley 78 (5 points) v Thornham Magna 61 (2 points).
A Roberts, T Emans, C Emans. 22-14.
B Hunt, J Adams, P Cutting. 19-17.
T Cutting, I Doe, D Miller. 18-19.
D Roberts, G Owens, A Hails. 2-28.
Upper Waveney Triples
4/7/19 – Gissing 77 (5 ½ points) v Thornham Magna 47 (1 ½ points).
J Norman, P Cutting, M Norman. 16-16.
M Hopkins, A Lister, D Lister. 14-13.
B Hunt, N Thomas, L Crick. 10-27.
M Ling, M Lummis, K Crabbe. 7-21.