Game Week 14 Report

C&G Show & Jumbo Jets in Strange Game

The game between C&G Show and Jumbo Jet Set produced two unwanted league records -the lowest total pins scored by two teams in a game, and the first time that neither team could manage to score 60 or more in a leg.

But for all that the game was interesting and tense. C&G took a single pin lead in leg one before leg two was shared. Jumbo Jets nosed in front after leg three by two pins and extended that lead to four pins after leg four. Bowling first in leg five, Jumbo Jets scraped together 58 pins to leave C&G wanting what would normally be a very manageable 63 pins to win the game. C&G started well, then stumbled, before recovering but too late, to give Jumbo Jets a flattering win. Mick Stanton and Len Quartly made 37 each and Dan Hill 34 for the winners while C&G Show’s best were Aaron Evans making 40 (incl 12 stack), Angela Guest 35, and Dave Orton 32.

Engineers v. Bernie’s Bolts was another close encounter. The Bolts initially looked good to upset Engineers’ title push by taking the opening two legs and lead by 12 pins. Although then losing leg three, The Bolts still led by eight pins, only to surrender their advantage in leg four with the lowest leg score of the game after which Engineers had at last edged ahead by just two pins. Engineers last leg score finally left The Bolts needing 65 to win which they rarely looked likely to make. Engineers top scorers were Jo Kelso with 38, Maurice Wroe 36, and Craig Sears & Andy Clewlow with 35 each. Main scorers for The Bolts were Andy Gill-Smith with 43 (incl 16 stack), Lewis McSweeney 34, & Mark Andrews 33.

League leaders, Lodge Farmers, and bottom team The Borough, were all square after the first two legs and yet another close game looked on the cards. But then Farmers put on the after burners to win each of the remaining three legs and win comfortably on their way to notching  their highest team total of the season and stretch their lead at the top by another point. Glyn Morley spear headed Farmers scoring with 42 (incl 14 stack), and team mates Lynne Long and Rachel Morris made 40 and 39 respectively. The Borough’s best were Kim Workman scoring 36, Andrew Taylor 33, and 30 each from Julian Workman, Michelle Court, Rhiannon Watson and Steve Court.


C&G Show 269 (2.5pts) v Jumbo Jet Set 277 (8.5pts)

Engineers 320 (8pts) v Bernie’s Bolts 316 (3pts)

Lodge Farmers 350 (9pts) v The Borough 298 (2pts)