Game Week 15 Report

Lodge Farmers Hit Season’s High

In winning their game against C&G Show, Lodge Farmers not only took maximum points, but scored their highest total of the season – 353 and consolidated top spot in the league table. They won the first leg by five pins and continued to build the lead taking the next three legs before amassing an 85 pin last leg to put the game well out of reach for C&G Show. Frank Morris lead the way for the winners with stacks of 15 and 12 to finish top scorer with 45 and good support came from Tim Jones with 38; and 37 each from Sue Morris (incl 14 stack) & Andy Rumble while other team members each made at least 30. C&G Show’s best came from Bryan Smith and Dave Orton with 36 each and Angela Guest with 35.

Second placed Engineers, lost a little ground on the leaders when opponents The Borough nicked the last leg to deny Engineers maximum points. Leg one went to Engineers by just four pins and they increased that lead to 37 pins at the completion of the penultimate legs. In their last leg The Borough then scored 59, which Engineers would normally be favourites to top, only to make their lowest leg total of the night and lose the leg by a single pin. Scores of 40 each came from Engineers’ Mark Ganderton and Andy Clewlow and 38 from Craig Sears. Best for The Borough were Charlie Few making 34 and Steve Court & Scott Few with 33 each.

Closest game of the week saw Jumbo Jets just out score Nomads. Bowling first, Nomads totalled 74 to take a 13 pin advantage after leg one before Jumbo Jets clawed themselves back into the game and lead by only two pins after leg three. Nomads then took leg four to reduce Jets’ lead to a single pin and it was all to play for going into the last legs. Nomads bowled first and finished with 60 to leave Jets needing the same score when they bowled to win. Jumbo Jets were always up with the required scoring rate but it needed their last man to get them over the line. Rob Quartly made 36 and Ray Jones & Rich Johnston 35 each for the winners. Nomads top scorers were Mac Eaton with 39 (incl 11 stack) and 34 each from James Marshall, Wendy Coombes & Jordan Bunn.


Lodge Farmers 353 (10pts) v C&G Show 295 (1pt)

Engineers 337 (9pts) v The Borough 301 (2pts)

Nomads 309 (3pts) v Jumbo Jet Set 315 (8pts)