Match Report: N.E. League Division 2. 28/06/24

The following report was written by Pete Jones:

After last night, I fully expected to be writing this back in 2nd place, but bowls is a funny old game, and Page Park lost heavily 10-0 to GBB whom we beat 10-0 last week, and so we are still on top with Olveston now in 2nd.

On Nigel’s rink, with Mike W, Bruce and Vince, we were in control for most of the time, though we got a bit stuck in the middle, spending 7 ends on 7 and then 9. But then pulled away again and secured a deserved 13-12 win.

On Ian’s rink, with Dave H, Rick and Pete, we built up a confident 9-5 lead after 6, but then BAC took the next 4. We did claw back a little, but a 5 on the 15th effectively ended the rink as a contest, but, being mindful of the overall score, we were confident as we held 4 shots on the last. However, their skip, who had played well all evening, had other ideas and pinched it with the very last wood! 15-23.

On Dave Sunter’s rink, with Mark, Dave E (making a very welcome return) and Phil, it was very even throughout, and, despite a very encouraging 4 on the 1st, it was 9-9 after 9. The second half followed a similar pattern before we held on for a 17-16 win.