Game Week 16 Report

Engineers On Song

With league leaders Lodge Farmers not in action this week, second placed Engineers played their catch up game and closed the gap at the top to six points with a near maximum points haul when beating Nomads.

Nomads started well enough with a 57 pin leg, only for Engineers to immediately hit form with a 74 pin score to establish a 17 pin lead. And then in leg two score 68. Nomads though seemed unfazed and responded with a 68 pin leg of their own before making a 67 pin total in leg three. But any thoughts Nomads might have had that Engineers would falter were quickly extinguished as Engineers took leg three scoring 72 pins. Engineers then edged leg four by three pins and rounded off a good win by taking the last leg by a further 16 pins.

Maurice Wroe top scored for the winners with 47 (incl stacks of 14 & 12), followed by Andy Clewlow with 43 (14 & 10 stacks) and Mark Ganderton 42 (12 stack). Nomads had James Marshal scoring 39, Charlie Teasdale 36, and Dave Maule 32.

Leg four between The Borough and Jumbo Jet Set proved to be the turning point in this game. The Borough initially took a seven pin lead after leg one and then won leg two to increase their lead to nine pins. Although Jumbo Jets won leg three, they had only reduced their deficit by a single pin, and The Borough knew that a good fourth leg score could put the game out of Jet’s reach. But instead The Borough could only total 47 to which Jets responded with a 71 pin score to then lead by 16 pins. Bowling first in the last leg, Jumbo Jets had an average score to leave The Borough needing a difficult 71 pin to win the game which they never looked likely to make although they did win the leg.

Jumbo Jets Mick Stanton again top scored with 39 (12 stack), and Darren Summers & Bob Haycock made 34 & 32 respectively. For The Borough, who climbed of the bottom of the table thanks to a good consolation points haul from the game, best were Julian Workman, Tom Baker & Sarah Edwards with 35, 33 & 32 respectively.

The Borough 292 (4pts) v  Jumbo Jet Set 306 (7pts)

Nomads 310 (1.5pts) v Engineers 351 (9.5pts)