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CONNAUGHT  ASH V SWAFFHAM

Connaught Ashlost at home to Swaffham on 29th August44-52 and 2-6.

Rink 2Pat Barton, Colin Barton and John Horslen lost 13-21 to R Westfield

Rink 4Graham Benefer, Carole Taylor and John Winup won 13-11 against B Smith.

Rink 6George Sheridan, Pat Benefer and David Flatt lost 18-20toK Rouse.

It was agreed at the start of the game to restrict the game to 16 ends due to the light.

On Rink 2Connaught started well and were 7-2 ahead after 5 ends. They dropped 3 on the next end but pulled it back over the next end to retain their 5-point lead at 10-5. Swaffham then took control and won the next 7, including a 4 and a 5, to go 21-10 ahead. Connaught scored a consolation 3 on end 16 but lost 13-21. Connaught won 6ends.

On Rink 4 Connaught won the first 3 ends but then lost the next 4 to go 3-4 down. Connaught won the next 3 ends but Swaffham came back to take the next four and Connaught were 9-10 down. Connaught scored 2 on end 14 to go 1 ahead but Swaffham pulled this back and the game went into the last end at 11-11.Connaught were 2 down after11 woods. When Carole’s last wood stopped John stepped forward, paused a moment and then said ‘a superb shot - we now hold 3’. There were then a few tense minutes as the Mundford skip, who had been knocking our bowls out and getting wicks throughout the evening, took one bowl out on his first shot and narrowly missed with his other bowls. John declined to play his last wood and Connaught won 13-11. Connaught won 7 ends.

On Rink 6Connaught won only 2 of the first 7 ends and were down 12-4. They scored 5 on end 8 but Swaffham responded with a 6 on end 9 to bring the score to 9-18. Connaught rallied and won the next four ends to narrow the score to 17-18. Connaught won 1 of the last 2 ends to lose 18-20. Connaught won 8 ends.

Ash scored the 2 points they needed to secure second place in the league. Well done.

 

CONNAUGHT ASH V CONNAUGHT ELM

Connaught Ash won at home to Connaught Elm on 1st August 52-48 and 6-2.

Rink 4 Graham Benefer, Carole Taylor and David Flatt won 20-16 against Terry Shoebridge.

Rink 5 Anne Bayes, Pat Benefer and George Sheridan won 19-14 against Terry Shoebridge.

Rink 6 Pat Barton, Colin Barton and John Horslan lost 13-18 against Jo Li Rocchi

On Rink 4 David’s triple got off to a good start and were 11-1 ahead after 5 ends. The next 11 ends were shared equally on shots and Ash maintained their ten-point lead at 20-10 after 16 ends. Elm scored 1 on end 17. On the last end Ash were holding when Elm took the jack to the edge of the ditch with their ‘toucher’ lying nearby in the ditch. Despite having 5 bowls at the target neither Carole nor David could reach the head and Ash dropped 5 to finish 20-16. Connaught won 9 ends.

On Rink 5 George’s triple scored 1 and five on the first 2 ends. Elm won the next 5 ends to level the score at 6-6. Ash then won 6 of the next 8 ends to go 19-8 ahead. Ash lost the last 3 ends but won 19-14. Ash won 8 ends.

On Rink 6 John’s triple lost 4 of the first 5 ends to go 2-11 down. They scored 4 on the next end and shared the next 4 ends to come back to 8-13 down. They took control of the next 6 ends to come within touching distance at 12-13. Elm came back and took the next 4 ends. Elm scored 1 on the last end to lose 13-18. Connaught won 8 ends.

A good ‘home’ fixture played with rivalry but played in a friendly atmosphere. The six points has kept Ash at least in third position with one more game to play.

CONNAUGHT ASH V WATTON AT HOME

Connaught Ash won at home to Watton on 25th July 2017 66-29 and 8-0.

Rink 4 Graham Benefer, Carole Taylor and John Winup won 20-9 against Kevin Simpson.

Rink 5 Ann Bayes, Pat Benefer and David Flatt won 22-9 against K Hubble.

Rink 3 Pat Barton, Colin Barton and John Horslan won 24-11 against Richard Elley.

On Rink 4 Connaught took an early lead and were 11-2 ahead after 9 ends. They continued to dominate the game and won 20-9. Connaught won 13 ends

On Rink 5 the game followed the same pattern and were 13-4 up after 9 ends and won the game 22-9. Connaught won 10 ends.

On Rink 3 the game also followed the same pattern and were 15-4 up after 9 ends to win 24-11

A good team effort and has kept them in contention at the top of the league where they are third, only 2 points behind the leaders, Mundford. However, it is a very tight league with only 9 points separating 5 teams with 2 games to go.

CONNAUGHT ASH V MUNDFORD AWAY

Connaught Ash won away to Mundford B 18th July 2017 46-44 and 6-2

Rink 1 Pat Benefer, Dave Quadling and George Sheridan won 15-13 against D Ayms

Rink 2 Di Quadling, Carole Taylor and John Winup won 15-9 against W Gathercole

Rink 3 Pat Barton, Colin Barton and John Horslan lost 16-22 against T Stratful.

On Rink 1 George’s triple got off to a good start to go ahead 7-2 after 5 ends. They then only scored 1 over the next 5 ends to go 8-9 down. Both sides scored 3 over the next 5 ends to leave Connaught still one down at 11-12 with three ends to go. Connaught scored 3 on the next end to put them 2 ahead. Both teams scored 1 on the last two ends and Connaught finished 15-13. Connaught won 9 ends.

On Rink 2 John W’s triple started well and were 12- 2 ahead after 11 ends. Mundford rallied and scored 5 on the next two ends but Connaught came back scoring 3 on the next two and were 15-7 ahead with 2 ends to go. Although it was a tall order for Mundford to take 9 on the next two ends they turned the pressure on as this game was the last one to finish and Mundford knew if they could score 4/5 on the last two ends they would share/win the overall points. Connaught lost both ends but contained their score to 2 to win 15-9. Connaught won 12 ends

On Rink 3 John H’s triple were level at 10-10 after 10 ends. They scored 5 over the next 4 ends and were 15-11. In the 11th end Ash were holding 2 when Mundford’s no 2 took the jack into the ditch. Unfortunately, Ash were unable to get near the ditched jack and dropped 7 to go 15-18 down. This gave Mundford the extra push they needed and they won 2 of the last 3 to ends. The final score was 16-22. Connaught won 7 ends.

Connaught were disappointed to have dropped 2 points but there were some good shots from all team members. The games were tight and could have gone either way as there were several ends across the rinks where either side were 4/5 ahead and the skips reduced the deficit to 1 or scored 1.

CONNAUGHT ASH V DEREHAM ST NICHOLAS

Connaught Ash lost to Dereham St Nicholas away on 4th July 50-63 and 2-6.

Rink 1 Brian Matthews, Carole Taylor and John Winup won 23-13 against J Hupitt.

Rink 5 Val Sheridan, Dave Quadling and John Horslan lost 12-24 against D Potter.

Rink 6 Ann Bayes, George Sheridan and David Flatt lost 15-26 against A. Richmond.

On Rink 1 John Winup’s triple were 7-3 up after 5 ends then Dereham took a 4 on end 6 to draw level. Connaught won 5 of the next 7 ends but the score was level at 13-13. Connaught scored 1 on end 15 but the turning point came when they scored 6 on end 16 to go 20-13 ahead. They then won the last two ends to win 23-13. Brian and Carole struggled to find the length despite John’s continuous pleas to ‘just be up here’ although he did concede that Carole had some telling shots. It was Brian’s second game in an external league and he was quite nervous at the start but he overcame this and enjoyed the game. Connaught won 12 ends.

On Rink 2 John Horslan’s triple lost the first 5 ends to go 0-9 down. Connaught won 3 of the next 5 ends to pull back to 8-14. Dereham then took control and won 7 of the last 9 ends and Connaught lost 12-24. Connaught won 6 ends.

Rink 6 David’s triple won 2 of the first 7 ends and were 5-10 down but a 5 and a 2 on the next 2 ends gave them the edge at 12-11. Dereham stepped up their game and won 7 of the last 9 ends. Connaught lost 15-26 and won 6 ends.

CONNAUGHT ASH V WATTON

Connaught Ash won away to Watton on 20th June 42-39 and 5-3

Rink 3 Graham Benefer, Carole Taylor and John Winup won 18-8 against C Newman.

Rink 4 Trevor Burt, Pat Benefer and David Flatt drew 11-11 against D M.

Rink 5 Di Quadling, David Quadling and John Horslan lost 13-20 against K Simpson

On Rink 3 John’s triple were 3-2 ahead after 5 ends and it looked as though it was going to be a close game. A 4 from Connaught on end 6 was the turning point as they took control and only lost 4 ends after that to win the game 18-8. Graham had some very good woods throughout the game. The score would have been higher but for Watton’s skip who was bowling into ends where Connaught were holding 3 or 4 and he reduced the head to 1 shot, sometimes in Watton’s favour. Connaught won 12 ends

On Rink 4 David’s triple had a tight game throughout. They were 3-3 after 6 ends, 6-6 after 12 ends. They were 9-7 ahead after end 15 but a 3 and a 1 from Watton on the next two ends meant they went into the last end 2 down. Connaught won the last end with 2 shots to tie the game at 11-11. Connaught won 9 ends. This was Trevor’s first outing for the team and settled in quickly.

On Rink 5 John’s triple lost the first end by 5. The next ten ends were low scoring but Watton had a 3-14 advantage after 11 ends. Connaught scored 5 over the next 2 ends but Watton came back and scored 3 on the next two ends to bring the score to 8-17 at the fifteenth end. Connaught scored 5 on end 16 but could not contain the momentum and Watton won the final two ends to bring the score to 13-20. Connaught won 6 ends.

CONNAUGHT ASH V MUNDFORD B

Connaught Ash won at home to Mundford B 30th May 2017 69-49 and 8-0

Rink 4 Anne Bayes, Graham Benefer and John Winup won 25-15 against T Stratful.

Rink 5 Pat Benefer, Colin Barton and David Flatt won 26-23 against T Sharmen.

Rink 6 Pat Barton, Brian Matthews and John Horslan won 18-11 against W Gathercole.

On Rink 4 John’s triple won ten of the first 12 ends to go 24-4 up. Munford came back into the game and Ash only won one of the last six ends to win 25-15. Connaught won 11 ends.

On Rink 5 David’s triple won four of the first five ends taking an eight on end five to give them a lead of 17-1. They seemed to relax and dropped a five on end six, shared the next six ends and their lead had dropped to 24-12 after 12 ends. They lost the next three ends but were still ahead 24-21. They rallied and won the next two ends to go into the last end 26-21 ahead. Munford scored 2 but it wasn’t enough and Ash won 26-23. Connaught won 9 ends.

On Rink 6 John’s triple won seven of the first 10 ends to take a 11.5 lead. Munford scored 3 on the next two ends to come back to 11-7. The triple then scored 3 and 2 on the next 2 ends to extend the lead to 16-7. The last four ends were shared equally with only one shot per end to five a final score of 18-11. Connaught won 9 ends.

A good first win for Ash however, all team members must aim to maintain their concentration and stay focussed throughout the game as a good lead can easily be whittled away.

CONNAUGHT ASH V SWAFFHAM AWAY

Connaught Ash lost away to Swaffham on 23rd May 2017 51-54 and 3-5.

Rink 3 Val Sheridan, Dave Quadling and John Horslen lost 17-21 against B Smith.

Rink 4 Graham Benefer, Carole Taylor and John Winup drew 15-15 against A Peggs

Rink 5 Ann Bayes, Pat Benefer and George Sheridan won 19-18 against K Rouse.

On Rink 3 John’s triple won 2 of the first 8 ends to go 3-14 down. 4’s on end 9 and 11 and 1 on end 12 boosted their score and they came back to 12-15. The last six ends were split evenly and the final score was 17-21. A good recovery from a slow start. Connaught won 8 ends.

On Rink 4 John’s triple got off to a slow start and were 1-8 down after 6 ends. They took 2 on each of the next two ends to bring the score to 5-8. The next end had 2 touching bowls with no score. On the next end after two re-measures it was decided again there was nothing in it so no score. A 3 and a 4 on the next two ends gave Connaught a lead of 12-8. They won two of the next four ends and were leading 15-10. Disaster struck on end 17 when even the skip could not get into the head and Connaught dropped a 4. They went into the last end 1 ahead but Swaffham scored 1 to draw the game at 15-15. Connaught won 7 of the 18 ends.

On Rink 6 George’s triple scored 5 on end 5 and went ahead 10-2. Unfortunately, they dropped 1 and 6 on the next two to bring Swaffham back into the game at 10-9. Connaught took 3 on end 8 but lost the next 5 ends and were 13-17 down after 13 ends. They raised their game and took 3 of the next four ends to go into the final end 17-18 down. A tense final end but they scored 2 to finish 19-18. An evenly matched game with each team winning 9 ends.

The old adage ‘every bowl counts’ was proved in this game. If each team could have managed to score just one more bowl over the game the loss would have turned into a positive.

CONNAUGHT ASH V DEREHAM ST NICHOLAS

Connaught Ash lost to Dereham St Nicks at home on 16th May 41-46 and 2-6

Rink 2 David Flatt, Ann Bayes and George Sheridan lost 14-18 against P Newell.

Rink 4 John Winup, Carole Taylor and Graham Benefer won 21-7 against J Hupitt. 

Rink 3 John Horslan, Val Sheridan and Dave Quadling lost 6-21 against A. Richards.

On Rink 2 David’s triple got off to a slow start losing the first 3 ends and were 6-12 down after ten ends. They picked up 6 on the next four ends to draw level at 12-12. Unfortunately, they only won 1 of the last 4 ends to lose 14-18.

Rink 4 John W’s triple won 7 of the first 10 ends to go 13-3 ahead. Initially Dereham struggled to gauge the rink but started to get it together and the last 8 ends were shared equally with Ash winning 21-7. John had a very strong game and saved several ends where Ash were down at the turn round. Graham immediately got the measure of the green and bowled straight, accurate woods. The game started late as someone had to go back home for their shoes, so were still playing when the others had finished. They went into the last end knowing that they needed 4 to draw overall, however, Dereham’s skip was determined not to let that happen and they managed to win the final end by 1.

On Rink 5 John H’s triple struggled to hold Dereham and only took 4 ends to go down 6-21.

David has a new mix of players this year and it may take time to find the right team combinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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