Lost: 46-56: 2 Points
First, thanks to Steve Ford who put back his planned departure to Cambridge to play in this game, he’s was also dog sitting so the pooch had a late night as well, perhaps we should chip in for a can of Pedigree Chum* (that’s for the dog not Steve!)
*Editor’s Note: For the sake of fairness other dog food brands are available.
Now on with the match report: On Jubilee Weekend unfortunately it was not to be a jubilant night for Redland Green…..
On reflection 2 points against a team who have won all their games and are top of the League is a useful result, onto the next game.
On the “Highest ranked at Redland in the Gloucester rankings” rink, Jim Russell, assisted by the “Court Fool of Redland Green”, Andy Gadd, with Steve and Vince in attendance, they were always in front, but dropping a 4 on end 12, managed to win the last 3 ends to end 19-12 up to get a very valuable 2 points.
On Kev’s rink with Larry, Calvin and Nigel Rushmer, having his first game in the B&D league team, even-stevens until end 8, but losing 3 ends on the trot, the game started to get away from the rink and they finished 11-19 down.
On RKJ’s rink, with Trev, Will and Alan Taylor, making his debut for the B&D team, went 10 nil down, but keeping their cool got a 5, 4 and 2 consecutively were 11-10 up and we went into the last 3 ends across the board only 5 down. Unfortunately only Jim’s rink could push ahead and on RKJ’s rink going down on the last ends ran out 16-25 adrift.
Lloyd Trophy next Tuesday (7th June) at Canford, so onwards and upwards!