Match Report: Bristol & District League Division 1 28/06/24

The following report was written by Kevin French:

After our mid season break, we seemed to start this game in a “relaxed” mode which meant that at one point it looked as though we were heading for a defeat, then perhaps 4 points, but we eventually turned things around to register a win, to return to the top of Division 1 (although it was the rest week for Willmott Park).

On Jim’s “steady eddy” rink with Will, Trev and Andy not quite  so steady this week and were always behind, but with the exception of losing a 5, conceded only 1’s and 2’s to keep the deficit manageable and gave the other 2 rinks a chance to make up the difference, (and this is what team games are about) ended 13-18.

On RKJ ‘s rink with Mike, Jake and Calvin went ahead early on, with Calvin having an excellent game (he told me to put this in the report and as I’m clinging to my place am happy to suck up to our beloved captain! 👨‍✈️), Page Park pulled back to only 2 adrift, but we then won 7 ends on the trot to finish 24-8.

On Josh’s rink with  Larry, Keith and Kev were behind at end 11 but ground out the last few ends to go into the last end 4 up, at which point Kev announced “let’s not be idiots and drop a 4” – so then Josh went to the mat 4 down!

But with two great drawing woods Josh managed to cut the score to one down and the rink won 16-13.

In the end a comfortable won by 14 shots; we were 11 down at 9 ends ,only 4 up at 13 when it still could have gone either way, but currently we are bowling well enough and with enough confidence to win these games that a couple of years ago we may well have lost. 👍

Glos 2 rink on Sunday (at Frampton on Severn) and on Monday Clarence Davy Cup away at Avonvale, before we return to  the league next Thursday away at GB Brittons.

P.S. Thanks to Jim Greg, Mike Tarr and Wendy for their support. 😁