Match Report: Redland v Willmott Park (A) 16/06/22

Won: 54-41: 8 Points

Firstly thanks to Willmott for their understanding and waiting for our player, who was delayed in traffic, to arrive.

Also congratulations to the Willmott four who reached the semi finals of the Somerset competition.

Onto the game, perhaps Willmott missing four of their top players helped, but as as I always say (Editior: yes, time and time again!) you can only play what’s in front of you…….

On the Special Ones rink (the special one has now become two; Andy and Jim, sorry Andy but Jim may have something to do with your current pairs success!) with Steve and Nigel possibly helping a bit? were fairly well matched up to end 8, but gaining two 5s and a 4 won 25-11

On Gerry’s rink with Calvin, Vince and Kev went 10 nil down managed to pull back to only 2 behind at 15 ends, but dropped the last two ends to finish 11-17 down.

At one point with Kev advising Calvin what to do Vince commented that “we’ve got a very vocal lead” and Kev had to point out that as team manager he’s perfectly entitled to make suggestions for play. (In reality Kev was just poking his big nose in where not wanted!)

Meanwhile on Roger’s rink with Will, Trev “Alex Marshall” Knowles and Larry they went off strongly to be 10-3 up at 7 ends, the opposition kept plugging away and we went into the final end level. At this time the overall game was won and the main question was whether we could get the extra 2 points on this rink and with Larry bowling a “dapper” to get a good shot, our opponents then managed to be holding, with Roger bowling a great first wood to get the shot back we were winning by one, the extra 2 points in the bag and Rog had no need to bowl his last bowl.

A very welcome 8 points and things are looking much better than 3 weeks ago.

A busy time next week with Glos Cup Tuesday, League Thursday and Clarence Davey on Friday.