NEWS & RESULTS – 2018 – Week 13 (16/7/18 to 22/7/18)
WARNING – Anyone of a nervous disposition/temperament, please switch off now. What you are about to read may upset many of you and I do not wish to feel responsible for any possible negative reactions you may suffer!!!
6 games, 6 defeats and several unsavoury kickings while we were down. However, a quick brush down and a shake of the head and we will be back – hopefully??
No kicking’s for the Monday 2Wood team, as their defeat was unlucky in a way after winning on 3 rinks quite comfortably. It was Mike, Ivan & David L who had to take the brunt, winning just 4 ends and crashing out by 29 shots. Brenda, Phil & Laurie struggled to keep in touch, but with the aid of a 5 on the 19th end, pushed them in front to win by 3 shots. David M, Mads & Mel led for most of the way and were just 2 shots up at the 15th, and then took all 6 of the remaining ends for a 13 shots win. Mo, Andie & Kipp also led all the way for their 10 shots towards a total of 76 – only 3 shots off the winners!
The first of the kicking’s came on Tuesday for the Afternoon A team at Bramford, with Geoff, Jan & Alan unable to compete with a Bramford set who knew their green better than we did. We dropped a 6 at the beginning and a 6 at the end – that didn’t help? – And our opponents simply had all the answers!! The 2 Bob’s & David had a closer game and won their share of the ends. Sadly, they dropped a 6 in the middle of the game and that gave their opponents the edge.
The Afternoon B team are also feeling a little sore after their game at home against Eastern Electricity. Both rinks had a similar pattern, although Nije, Georgina & John did manage a 3 on the second end to go in front, but that’s as good as it got. Paul, Sheila & Ray did win 6 ends but were never in touch throughout their game.
Just 1 point for Thornham at Wortham – not the sort of result that will help the team hold on to their top position!! Bob, Moira & Alan played 3 ends before entering the score card and lagged behind all the way home with a disappointing 9 shots defeat. Much the same can be said for David, Jack & Phil, but they did fight back by taking the final 4 ends, cutting their deficit down to 5 shots. Brenda, Jan & Laurie got themselves into trouble half way when they dropped a 6, 2 and a1 to go 9 behind at the 9th end, but retaliated with a 2, 1 and a7 to go 1 shot in the lead. But that’s as good as it got and they finished 6 shots adrift. The saviours from a real kicking were Trish, Glyn & Andie who shot away from the start and held on to a substantial lead to take the overall score to within 5 shots.
After beating Diss earlier in the season, the Upper Waveney Team played away and came home with absolutely nothing – ziltch!!! And on paper – they all looked strong rinks!?! Brenda, Phil & Laurie just crawled along and found themselves 12 shots down at the 12th. They then found a spring in their step and crawled back, then on the final end – bang wallop, they got an 8! ! I’d like to know whose wood was missing from the pack?? And was this 8 due to Angie going off to make the tea??? Bob, Ann & David got off to a wonderful start and with 6 ends to go at 18-9 up never looked like losing in a “month of Sundays”. But they did – by losing the remaining 6 ends! The damage was all done in the first half for Joy, Geoff & Mo and they were 14 shots down on the 9th. The next half was very even but with no effect on their overall score and losing by those 14 shots. Mike, Kipp & Mel had a close first half, but then lost touch, scoring only 3 shots over the next 9 ends.
Friday 20th, the Stowmarket Knockout Cup at Woodfield and the final countdown – or countup – whichever way you look at it!!! Now Laurie knows what it’s like to be humiliated by a bunch of hooligans. Sorry Woodfield – I don’t really mean that! Lovely family, especially my old mate Roger – wouldn’t hurt a fly?? But 0-31 after 13 ends!! Bob, Mel & David L, started their game quite well, until the 5th end when they dropped a 7. They got a 3 back, but then dropped another7 – that’s when the rot really set in and before long; their opponents were in their 30’s! Mo, Mads & Kipp were doing so well until they got stuck on 12 at the 12th – the rest is history! As for Mike, Phil & Alan, I could spend another 2 pages writing about that game – but I won’t!! I won’t even “blow my own trumpet”, but I will just mention my trick shot with my final wood. With all the other rinks finished, they stood watching the master preparing for a grand finale by taking out an opponent’s wood. With the preparation over, the wood came smoothly out of the hand, but went shooting off in the wrong direction towards the next rink – wrong bias, oh well, they had something to laugh at!!!
Stowmarket 2wood League
16/7/18 – Ixworth 79 (4 points) v Thornham Magna 76 (3 points).
D Miller, M Crick, M Norman. 23-10.
M Porter, I Doe, D Lister. 7-36.
B Hunt, P Cutting, L Crick. 24-21.
M Lummis, A Hails, K Crabbe. 22-12.
Stowmarket Afternoon League
17/7/18 – Bramford 49 (7 points) v Thornham Magna A. 27 (0 points).
G Gurnett, J Adams, A Roberts. 13-30.
B Clayton, B Kilbey, D Lister. 14-19.
17/7/18 – Thornham Magna B. 19 (0 points) v Eastern Electricity 48 (7 points).
N Thomas, G Owen, J Owen. 10-25.
P Moore, S Waterman, R Waterman. 9-22.
Stowmarket Triples League.
18/7/18 – Wortham 68 (6 points) v Thornham Magna 63 (1 point).
B Clayton, M Cogdell, A Roberts. 8-17.
B Hunt, J Adams, L Crick. 19-25.
D Miller, J Roberts, P Cutting. 11-16.
T Emans, G Owens, A Hails. 25-10.
Upper Waveney Triples
19/7/18 – Thornham Magna 62 (0 points) v Diss A. 86 (7 points).
M Ling, K Crabbe, M Norman. 13-17.
J Norman, G Gurnett, M Lummis. 12-26.
B Kilbey, A Lister, D Lister. 18-20.
B Hunt, P Cutting, L Crick. 19-23.
Stowmarket Knockout Cup
20/7/18 – Woodfield 100 beat Thonham Magna 57.
M Porter, P Cutting, A Roberts. 28-12.
M Lummis, M Crick, K Crabbe. 14-22.
B Kilbey, M Norman, D Lister. 12-32.
J Norman, A Lister, L Crick. 3-34.