Game Week 8 Report

Bolts & Farmers in Ding-Dong Game

Although not a high scoring game, the encounter between Bernie’s Bolts and Lodger Farmers was far from dull with the lead changing hands several times. The Bolts took a first leg lead of five pins only for Farmers to immediately overturn the deficit and lead by two pins after leg two. But back came The Bolts to win leg three and lead in the game by two pins before Farmers again responded taking leg four to establish a three pin advantage. The Bolts last leg score of 61 then looked more than enough for a win as Farmers early bowlers struggled to make a serious dent in their target of 59. But up stepped their last three players of Morris, Jones and Morley to get them over the line. So a win for Farmers, although they dropped valuable points to be dislodged off the top of the table. For Farmers, Glyn Morley & Tim Jones made 35 each with Lynne Long & Paul Cotton scoring 34. Bernie’s Bolts best came from Mark West 37; Jessie Andrews 36 & Dave Williams 35.

If C&G Show were hoping that they might drag back the 12 pin deficit after leg two, and overturn opponents, Engineers, this hope was dashed as the new league leaders took leg three by 23 pins and leg four by a further 13 pins. But C&G had the last laugh nicking leg five for a consolation point to deny Engineers a maximum return. Scoring well for Engineers were Ian Greenaway 42 (incl 16 stack); Brandon Kelso 40 (14 stack), & Toby Bennett 37 while C&G Show had Dave Charlesworth making 35; Angela Guest, continuing her run of good form, 34; & Dave Orton 33.

The Borough started very well to win the first leg by seven pins against Nomads. But Nomads, aided by James Marshall’s stack of 12, replied equally well to themselves lead by eight pins after leg two. Nomads then pulled away decisively, as Alan Cummings made a 13 stack in leg three, and built a lead of 23. Despite The Borough winning leg four by two pins, Nomads retaliated by taking the last leg for a comfortable win to end a losing run of four games, with their season’s biggest team total, to move off the bottom of the table. Mac Eaton finished with 41; Marshall with 40: & Cummings 38. For The Borough, there were 37 pins each for Kim Workman & Steve Court and 34 for Sarah Edwards.


The Borough 314 (3pts) v Nomads 343 (8pts)

C&G Show 300 (2pts) v Engineers 346 (9pts)

Bernie’s Bolts 305 (3.5pts) v Lodge Farmers 308 (7.5pts)