Match Report: Redland v Knowle (H) 07/07/22

Win 57-37: 8 points

A very welcome win and one we really did need to get under our belts. After last Sunday’s win in the Top Club and 2 rink to come on Saturday this could be building into a good week?

On RKJ’s rink with Will, Trev and Calvin went into a commanding 16-4 lead on 8 ends and winning 12 out of the 17 ended 23-7 up. Not sure how everybody played on this rink but clearly all must have played a part to win this well.

Editors Note: On leaving the rink RKJ was noted as saying that Will had a particularly good game.

On Jim’s rink with Larry, Nigel and Andy, coincidentally also being up 16-4 on 8 ends, but only winning 9 ends out of 17 (Editors Question: “only”? ;-)) finished 10 up. In reply to Editor’s Question I don’t care if they only won 3 ends to win by 10 is more than enough……

There was one wood bowled on a wrong bias and I am not sure who bowled that, but clearly couldn’t have been the “special one” could it? Editor’s Note: Middleton Cup Leads simply do not bowl a wrong bias – sometimes however spectators may be surprised at the tactics employed which mean staying well away from the head and possible even leaving the rink with your bowl ūüôā

Over on Steve’s rink with Gerry, Dave and Kev they were slipping behind early on but with the other two rinks going well it was less crucial to the overall game win, if the deficit could be kept to manageable levels, but an extra 2 points would have been welcome, however we couldn’t get back into it and ran out 12-18 down.

Steve’s game may have been affected by Gerry knocking over Steve’s can of cider early on and one end Gerry lept up, we thought because of excitement, but he had sat on on top of Kev’s lighted ciggy, with all this going on, not a relaxing night!

We know we’ve got a fight on to remain in the first division, but the start of that was completed tonight.

Thanks to everybody for their good bowling and valued support over the last couple of weeks Рonwards an upwards.