NE Report 08.06.23

Redland v St Anne’s Park:

Lost 45-59: 2 points

With the Bristol and District team having a “rest” week we have a NE match report from your roaming reporter and esteemed(?) captain

Getting two full teams out this week has been a bit problematical, but we did and thanks to everyone for their support and understanding, whilst we “jiggled” many possibilities. 

Unfortunately this League NE match was not so pleasing as Tuesdays cup game, at 8 ends we were finely balanced but then things seemed to slip away.

On Mike Roth’s rink with Wendy, Phil and Mike White they got to within 2 shots on end 14 but couldn’t quite push on and ended 14-21 behind.

On Keith’s rink with Ian, Bruce and Alan they were in front but dropping a few counts could never get back in and finished 16-24 down. This was a reversal of Tuesday when they picked up a 6 on end 15 to put us back in the game. Chaps, t’s bowls – that’s how it goes sometimes…….

On Dave’s rink with Trev, Colin and Nigel, powered off to a 8 nil lead, they were then pegged back to be 2 behind going into the last end, but some solid and sensible bowling led to us getting a 3 and the 2 points – well done!

St Anne’s are a strong team and it wasn’t to be our night, but it is worth noting all these extra 2 points add up at the end of the season.

Finally mine and Calvin’s sincere apologies to Pete Jones, who turned up to play, having given a lift to Bruce and then found out we were “over-subscribed”, but accepted the situation with good grace. We really have messed Pete about from pillar to post this week, his attitude is a credit to him, thank you Pete.

Finally I asked Bruce if he was alright for a lift home and suggested if not ,the run back to Redland might be good training for him in his triathlon competitions! 🙂