B&D Division 2: Away Victoria Park 03.08.23

Won 58-36 10 points

!!!!!!Which means we are B&D Division 2 Champions 2023!!!!!!

Job done! Well done!

With 2 games to go we cannot be caught for the top of the table spot.

Thanks everybody and special thanks to Calvin for being my right hand man and all his considered input.

This game didn’t start too well with all rinks behind at 5 ends, I had visions of this being a bad night, but good bowlers eventually prevail (generally!)

On Jim’s rink with Will, Trev and Andy, we were 3-10 down and with the opposition lead having a great game and Andy being out bowled on short jacks (I know it’s unbelievable, at least according to Andy!), but there it is, however the  tide turned and the whole rink started to play well and finished 17-13.

Editor’s Note: Jim played a particularly good wood when we were 3-10 down taking out the opposition wood to give us a 4 and momentum for the rest of the game.

On RKJ’s rink with Calvin, Kev and the apprentice “special one”, Mark Powell they played a good steady game and won 18-11

On Josh’s rink with Larry, Jake and Phil struggled on an outside rink til end 5 (3-5 down) then won 10 of the last 12 ends to record a convincing 23-12 win.

No game next week, so the B&D squad can have a relaxing end of the season, however still the Glos 2 rink and Clarence Davy to play for and our full attention now turns to the NE League and trying to retain our position in that League. We also wish Andy and Jim the best of luck at Leamington which means they will not be able to play against Knowle.

Editor’s Note: Well done to Kevin and Calvin for all their hard work this season. Being League Captains is by no means an easy task with sometimes difficult decisions having to be made or at other times the struggle of getting two League teams out on a Thursday night being “challenging”. Well done and thank you gentlemen.