Match Report: Bristol & District League Division 1 – Thurs 25th April 2024

Editors Note: The following report was provided by Kevin French.

An excellent start to the season picking up 10 points in our first game.

I’m not going to refer to “our campaign to stay in the first division”, we should, in my opinion, be in the first division, we have enough good players and on our day are as good, if not better, than most teams we are going to face. As far as I’m concerned our interest is how high we finish.

Congratulations and well done to team captain Calvin and vice Will for picking a winning team!

The game itself was very close and at one point it was a toss up as to whether we were going to get 10 points or just 2.

On Jim’s rink with Will, Trevor and “The Special One” they were always in front but dropping 4 out of the last 5 ends it was a question of whether they could get enough “cushion” of shots to help the other 2 rinks – they ended a very respectable 16-12.

On RKJ’s rink with Larry, Jon E and Calvin, apart from the first end they were always behind until end 14 when winning the last 4 finished 14-11 up. This was useful as on the last rink things were a bit fraught.

Editors Note: The Team Captain has asked for a mention in dispatches for RKJ who he said had an excellent game – well done Roger.

With Josh, the current Club Champion (Mark P), Kev and Phil things were going really well 13-4 up at 10 ends, but dropping a 6 went one behind to 13-14. The rink however then “got their heads down” and went into the last end 2 up. As the last end progressed it looked as if we might be 4 or 5 down, but Josh ‘s last wood sneaked in for second, so we nicked the win by 1. Well done Josh.

A great start.

Onto GB Britton at Home next week.