Thursday 2nd September - Morning
Due to the non-arrival of a player
Falcons would have been short-handed for their game against league champions
Jack Rabbits if Simon Reeson hadn't stood in and his
presence initially inspired the Falcons team as they led 10-4 after seven ends
but the Rabbits somehow plundered six shots on each of the next two ends to
completely change the game and went on to win 22-11.
Ravens consolidated second spot with
a simple victory over bottom team Mudlarks. Ravens lost the first two ends but
won the next four to go 10-3 ahead and although Mudlarks cut the gap to 10-5
Ravens won all the remaining ends to finish 20-5 victors.
Third-placed White Rose didn't have a
game and are now seven points adrift of Ravens but have a game in hand and the
two teams face each other in the final round of games which could prove
Meridian eased any fears of finishing
bottom with a 15-9 win against Dolly Mixtures. The first six ends were tight
with Meridian ahead by one shot but they eased away over the next five ends and
only a 3 for the Mixtures on the final end made the score respectable.
Wasps also gained a vital two points
as they beat Wishfuls to move above Falcons who slip
to next-bottom. Wasps were 12-0 up after just three ends and maintained the
strangle hold as they cruised to a 24-7 victory.
The club will be open every day from Mionday 13th September ahead of the winter leagues which
get under way on Monday the 20th.
A lady is still desperately needed to
fill a vacancy in the Friday morning Mixed Pairs and players are also needed
for the Morning Triples which are played on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Wednesday 1st September - Australian
The battle for the division one title
hotted up in this latest round of matches with Alan
Dent & Doreen Dyson moving into second spot on shots difference ahead of
Tony Powell & Liz Draper who didn't have a game. But Malcolm Pearce &
Mike Norton still top the table by two points but they have played a game more
than their rivals. They won 21-8 against Barry & Ros Toyn
but had to work hard for the victory as there were really good heads
Alan Dent & Doreen Dyson had an
even more comfortable win against Dave & Lorraine Evans although the game
didn't quite go the distance due to one player feeling off-colour.
Fourth-placed Keith & Pam Dennett
are now out of contention for the title after having been held to a draw by
Irene Bailey and Daniel Stanley (standing in for Ken Hasnip)
but could still mathematically pinch the runners-up spot. The Dennetts had their noses in front early on but Irene &
Dan won three successive ends to go ahead and led 11-8 after nine ends until
Keith & Pam turned the game around with a 4 and a 3. But Irene & Dan
won the final two ends with a couple of 2s to earn a 15-15 draw.
Pete & Gill Fletcher won 17-12
against Barrie Scott & John Clayton after a 6 had put them in a strong
position at 14-6 ahead after seven ends.
There are just two rounds to play.
Australian Open Pairs division 2
The division's champions Roger Orme
& Heather Masters weren't in action today and the focus was on who will
finish second. Bernice Culham & Sandie Siddle currently occupy that spot but only just held on to
it after a nailbiting finish to their game against
Barry Bishell & substitute partner Steve Brown.
It had been a tight game up to the seventh end with the score at 7-7 until
Bernice & Sandie won the next three ends to open a 14-7 lead but Barry
& Steve then won the remaining three ends including a 4 on the last end but
it wasn't quite enough as Bernice & Sandie survived to win 14-13.
Two points behind in third place are
Charlie Briggs & Richard Tyrell who also had a tight encounter with Pete
& Wendy Neve. Charlie & Richard just kept their noses in front from the
third end and held on to win 10-8.
Bob & Christine Tice moved up a
place to fourth after they too got the better of a close game against Tony
Hunter & Joe Yensen. The Tices
had led 8-2 but Tony & Joe fought back to within two shots at 9-7 down but
Bob & Chris won the final two ends for a 12-7 victory.
The first eight ends of the game
between Wendy Porter & Vanessa Drewery and Kev
Johnson & Malcom Cooper were topsy-turvy with Wendy & Vanessa taking a
4-1 lead then going 6-4 behind before regaining the lead at 8-6. But from then
on they were outgunned with Kev & Malcom clinching a 16-9 win with a 5 on
the final end.
Winter league update:
Alan Watson & Mally
Hewson have been replaced in division 2 of the Australian Open Pairs by Bob
& Jan Emmerson.