A mixed bag of a week.
Wins for Peter J in the Champion of Champions v Pat McC from Ashford. Peter battles from 11-19 down to win 21-20. Never give up is the motto of the day!
Wins for Jean & Ange v Tricia & Dawn and Sarah & Lucy v Tina & Cathy in the National Senior Pairs.
Sarah & Lucy are also through to the County Pairs quarter finals – congratulations! – and this afternoon they play in the Senior Fours v Bury Lodge (away) whilst our other Senior Fours play tomorrow.
Loss for Dawn v Ashley in the R&B Singles.
Dave P, Andy H & Gary sadly went out in the CountyTriples despite fighting their way back to get close enough to scrape a win in the last 3 ends, but it wasn’t to be as Rob H, Gary C & Joe played just a little better. Great shots from both sides though.
Loss for our girls in the Middlesex Double Rink Semi-Final v North London by one little shot on the extra end. The home team were 3-14 down at 10 ends and scrambled their way back up to lose 16-17 at 21 ends. A fantastic come back.
Unfortunately, although the away team were holding for most of the extra end (brilliant bowl by Tina dividing the other lead’s bowls on the jack and our other bowls well placed, we could not foresee Kembra playing a very good bowl which ended up clipping the edge of the jack sending it sideways and (for them) handily placed behind one of the North London way wood bowls! It’s a cruel game at times … for the losing team! Good luck to North London in the final
Today, the Middlesex Ladies start their Walker Cup (2 rinks) challenge v Hampshire. Ann, Cathy & Tina are included in the team with Nadine & Dawn on the subs bench. The men’s equivalent is being played in Henley v Oxon. Ashford are taking a whole rink whilst David P skips the other. Latest weather forecasts look like the men needing waterproofs and rubber soled shoes at midday and just waterproofs for the afternoon and the girls possibly escaping rain until 4 pm – according to the Met Office. I have not consulted Alexa on this!
This afternoon 2 club rinks will be heading to Teddington in the RBL league. Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers, which has understandably depleted our numbers (along with the Walker Cup) for today. Families first.
The Ladies Triples get under way this week and some singles?
The Tony Allcock Mixed Double Fours heads over to North London on Thursday night with Steve, Norman, Peter J, Dave P, Tricia, Jean, Jacqui & Dawn hoping to get a win.
Ann & Dawn team up with Paul C & Jay from West Ealing in the National Mixed Fours on Tuesday v Andy H, Ange, Lisa & Dave Pitt. We might be selling tickets for this match!
Please let us know any other competition results. The R&B and South Middlesex comps are up and running as well as the County Mixed PaIrs.