Match Report: Redland Green v Bristol (A) 19/05/22

Won 45-38: 9 Points

A much happier report tonight, against an admittedly weakened Bristol team (due to clashes with Somerset competitions) we took advantage of the situation to manage a good win and you can only beat what’s put out in front of you!

On RKJ’s rink with Trev, Gerry and Will I think there was great disappointment, after some great bowling, in not getting the 2 points for a win, but as I’ve always said its a team game and the last ends were played out across the rinks very thoughtfully. They were always in the lead but dropping a 2 and a 3 at ends 13/14 it was getting close; on the last end we were 2 down and with danger in sight Roger decided not to bowl his last bowl to crystalise a draw for 1 point, more importantly this left the other rinks a 6 point cushion for the game overall.

On Kev’s rink with Larry, Dave and Calvin and the front end having a great game, it was a similar “cagey story”, electing to go 1 down on end 15 as opposed to trying for a shot which may have gone wrong and going 3 or 4 shots down, eaked out the last 2 ends to run out 13-11 up.

On Jim’s rink with Steve, Vince and Andy, again always in front, as we’ve come to expect with the “special one ” on the rink!, we never expect to lose! They finished with a 2 to win 15-10.

(Editors Note: It is now unclear if the “special one” refers to Andy or Jim as Jim has reached the last 8 in the singles in Gloucestershire……..perhaps in future it should say the “Special Ones” 😉 )

At 12 ends we were 18 up but losing 10 of the remaining 15 ends it looked at though we might do our often usual story of falling away at the end but I was impressed with our competent performance in “using up the ends” to win the game.

2 wins out of 4 now chaps, looking better!