Our adventure to the quarter final stage of the competition ended in defeat by 28 shots to 12 against the 2018 winners, Banbury Central, who reached the final again with a 32-24 victory in the semifinal.
In the final against Bromley, Banbury Central were again successful winning 28-27.
A new experience at National Finals for 5 of the team must hold us in good stead for next season. Bring it on!
Our match is scheduled for 9.30am on Saturday 18th September against Banbury Central B.C.
Social had a great star against our opponents Bush Hill Park having a 9-0 lead after two ends. The position was 12-4 two ends later but fifth end saw the scores back level when we dropped scores of 6 and 2.
After 7 ends in this 15 end match Margaret’s rink was level at 9 all and Dave led 8-3. The ninth end had the match back even again with 3 shot differences on each rink. At 12 ends Bush Hill Park took the lead by 2 shots with Dave’s rink being level. The next end saw Margaret’s rink get level with Dave being up by 1 shot.
After 14 ends Dave who was nearly an end in front was a shot down and Bush Hill Park opted to concede a shot rather than risk losing more so it was down to the final ends.
Dave managed to win his end to finish at 11-11, giving us a one shot advantage with one end to play on the other rink.
The rink was 3 shots down when Margaret came to bowl but being the composed under pressure bowler that we know she is, Margaret managed to just beat their nearest bowl with her first and then switched hands to deliver an even better bowl to lie 2 and give Social a 3 shot victory. Congratulations to everyone a great team effort.
Congratulations due on Monday 6th to Lesley, Kate, Alice and Margaret who beat Socials other rink of Cheryl, Marjorie, Prue and Caroline in the North Hants Rinks final.
In the afternoon Cheryl and Caroline won the Kath MacFauld pairs.
Another VICTORY by 3 shots against Bush Hill Park. Now for Leamington quarter final against Banbury Central BC.
Update to follow
Well done to Cheryl and Caroline who today won the North Hants Pairs competition.
If you wish to partake in the BBQ, which will be at approximately 1pm following the matches, can you please let Ken or Flo know as a matter of urgency. Burger / sausage £4 and £1 for dessert.
Club are playing at Sutton BC this Friday 10th September 2021against Bush Hiil Park. 2pm start.
Indoor restaurant is open before match for anyone requiring food.
Good luck to our team.