WON 44-36: 8 Points
That’s more like it, a very welcome win, all be it in a low scoring game, but as I always say, as long as your low score is more than your opponents low score that’s fine.
This game was watched over by one of our members from long ago, Phil Casson, who was, (Editor’s Note: Is?) a class bowler, still has Redland running through his veins and willed every one of our woods on, but often thinking “I could do better than that” and probably could!
However we must have had some good ones to end up winning….
On Jim’s rink with Steve, Dave Edwards and Andy (special one ? Middleton Cup?) I don’t know what to call him anymore – well I know what I’d like to call him, but that’s unprintable here!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
They were always in front and with Jim pulling off more saving woods than he would have liked ran out 16-9 up.
(Editor’s Note: Jim did say after the game that hopefully Andy had got the worse game of his season out of the way in preparation for the Glos Pairs the following evening – we shall have to see.)
On RKJ’s rink with Will, Trev and Larry went off to a flying start being 8 nil up at 4 ends, but the rain started and they seemed to lose their way and slipped away to go behind, but with some controlled play and with regard to the other 2 rinks managed to keep the deficit down to end 11-16 down.
Meanwhile on Gerry’s rink with Calvin, Kevin (where are we going to fit him in next week?) and Roger Plant, always in the lead and ended 17-11 up.
We were never behind in this game and closing out by winning 7 out of the last 9 ends assured the win and 8 points.
PS Returning to Phil, he was the last Redland player to play Middleton Cup (1996), so it’s been a long time and our good wishes go to Andy for his Middleton Cup game versus Herefordshire, Saturday week.
Next week Wilmott Park away.