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BRECKLAND 5 PAIRS 2019/20

CONNAUGHT A FIVE PAIRS TEAM

CONNAUGHT A V CARLETON RODE
Connaught A played Carleton Rode 2nd leg of the 5 pairs on the 27th February 2020 at home winning 54-33 giving aggregate shot win of 11 shots to go through to the final.

Pair One. Roy Taylor, Bob Oatway won12-6 against Tricia Taylor, Neil Davidson
Pair Two. Jim Squire, Paul McDonald won 15-4 against Ann Biddulph, David Blundell
Pair Three. Sylvia Parsons, Lee Fallows. won 13-5 against Mike Newby, Terry Newby
Pair Four. Derek Liles, Owen Secker. lost 8-9 tot Keith Buck, Graham Mobbs.
Pair Five. Diane Quadling Mike Minshull lost 6-9 to Morris Taylor, Karl Newby.

Roy and Bob got the team off to flying start going into a 6-1 lead. Neil and Tricia came back strongly to enter the 9th end even 6 all. Bob rebooted and scored 2x3 on the final ends. Good start from Connaught. Once again Bob and Roy came good at the end. In 5 pairs that first game is ultra-important.

Jim and Paul also made a healthy start with a useful 4 on end two, giving them 6-2 lead after 5 ends.Another 9 shots scored over the final 5 ends gave them a 15-4 win. Carleton Rode's lead from the 1st leg had been reduced to7 shots down. Paul had played some really good drawing shots. Both Jim and Paul have proved an asset to the A Team this season.

Sylvia recovering from a heavy cold and a badly bruised finger led well against Mike Newby. But the battle would be between Lee and Terry. Lee led at the halfway mark 8-2, adding another 5 shots to this over the next 5 ends to win 13-5 increasing Connaught’s lead to 15 shots.

Derek and Owen knew a lot would be resting on this game. Graham and Keith won the first three ends to lead 5-0. Derek another casualty too cold started to draw well. After 7 ends Graham led 7-4 which included a no score end... Connaught scored 2x2 to take the lead. Although giving away 2 on the last end to lose narrowly, they had done an excellent job in containing the score, giving Connaught a 14-shot lead going into the last end.
Although holding a fairly comfortable lead nobody felt overconfident. Something to do about a lady singing. Things were even over the first 5 ends with Connaught holding a 1 shot lead 4-3.

Morris and Karl certainly were not finished scoring 6 shots to Mike and Di's 2. By losing only by 3 shots Connaught had secured a good win by 11shots.


Apologizes for the late report for the web site. I too have succumbed to the dreaded cold
Once again a good team effort throughout. One happy bunny with a cold.

 

CONNAUGHT A v CARLETON RODE
Connaught A played away to Carleton Rode on Monday 17th February 2020 and lost 39-49 in the 1st leg Semi-final of the 5 pairs

Pair 1 Roy Taylor, Bob Oatway lost 9-10 to Jill and Russell Davidson
Pair 2 Jim Squire, Paul McDonald won 8-6 against Angie Bond, Ann Biddulph
Pair 3 Sylvia Parsons, Lee Fallows lost 6-12 to Keith Buck, Neil Davidson
Pair 4 Derek Liles Owen Secker lost 9-11 to Mike Newby, Terry Newby
Pair 5 Mike Parsons, Mike Minshull lost 7-10 to Pam Rush, Karl Newby


Pair One
Roy and Bob went 6 down over the first 4 ends, they secured 3 shots on end 5 to pull back. Jill and Russell then increased their lead to go into the last end 10-5 up.
Roy and Bob kept his cool and finished with a maximum 4 shots to lose narrowly 9-10.


Pair Two
Jim and Paul settled quickly which is essential when you only play over 10 ends.
The first five ends produced the score of 3-3. Connaught then won the next 4 ends to go into the last end 8-3 up. As in game one concentration is the essence Ann and Angie pulled back a 3 to cut down the score 8-6 to Connaught.


Pair Three
This was going to a very vital game for both sides. Neil and Keith threw down the gauntlet scoring 5 shots on the first 2 ends, although Sylvia and Lee rallied
by scoring three shots they trailed 7-3 over 5 ends. Things got no better from then
on, although scoring a 3 Neil playing as we know he can collect another 5 shots
to win 12-6. This gave Carleton Rode an overall lead of 5 shots.


Pair Four
Derek and Owen playing against Terry and Mike Newby certainly would have their hands full started well with Owen producing some really good saving shots to go into a 5-2 lead over the first 5 ends. Play was even with both teams winning 2 ends each.
Leading 9-7 going into the last end. Connaught then had a concentration Malfunction having 3 woods off the mat to concede a 4. Which was disappointing as they had played so well all the way through.


Pair Five
Still all to play for. Both Mike's started off well, but Pam and Karl won the first two ends and the fourth to lead 5-1. Needing shots although holding one Mike Minshull played weighted shot to remove second wood to score 3 making 4-5 over 5 ends.

Derek and Owen knew a lot would be resting on this game. Graham and Keith won the first three ends to lead 5-0. Derek another casualty too cold started to draw well. After 7 ends Graham led 7-4

which included a no score end... Connaught scored 2x2 to take the lead. Although giving away 2 on the last end to lose narrowly, they had done an excellent job in containing the score, giving Connaught a 14-shot lead going into the last end.

 

Although holding a fairly comfortably lead nobody felt overconfident. Something to do about a lady singing. Things were even over the first 5 ends with Connaught holding a 1 shot lead 4-3.

Morris and Karl certainly were not finished scoring 6 shots to Mike and Di's 2. By losing only by 3 shots Connaught had secured a good win by 11shots.

 

Apologizes for the late report for the web site. I too have succumbed to the dreaded cold

Once again a good team effort throughout. One happy bunny with a cold.


Carleton Rode turned the screw a bit to take the next 4 ends to lead 10-4. One the last end Karl and Pam held 3 shots. Mike M once again bowled a balanced weighted wood to pick up the jack to score 3 shots to lose 10-7
Although losing 37- 47 overall with the return leg at Connaught next week you never know. ...Well Played to everybody

 

 

CONNAUGHT A v THETFORD
Connaught A Played Thetford away in the Breckland 5 Pairs 2nd leg on the 24th January 2020 and lost by 43 to 40 shots. but go through by winning the 1st leg 60-19. giving us an overall score 100-62 shots win


Pair 1 Roy Taylor, Bob Oatway won 13-8 against Clive Eke, Mick Colledge
Pair 2 Jim Squire, Paul McDonald lost 5-11 to Sue Colledge, Jason Martin
Pair 3 Diane Quadling, Lee Fallows lost 2-13 to Chloe Suffolk, Peter Harvey
Pair 4 Derek Liles, Owen Secker drew 7-7 with Linda Dixon, Peter Scarebrough
Pair 5 Mike Parsons, Mike Minshull won against 13-4 Nigel Bevan, Kieran Suffolk

 

 

BRECKLAND LEAGUE 5-PAIRS1st Round 1st Leg 17th December 2019 

Connaught A won against Thetford 60-19

Pair 1 Di Quadling, Sylvia Parsons, won 15-3 against Jean Gardner, Peter Scarborough
Pair 2 Roy Taylor, Bob Oatway, won 16-1 against Carolyn Walker, Mick College
Pair 3 Pat, Benefer, Lee Fallows won 13-2 against Chloe Suffolk, Peter Harvey.
Pair 4 Dave Quadling, Paul McDonald lost 7-9 to Sue College, Jason Martin
Pair 5 Derek Liles, Owen Secker, won 9-4 against Nigel Bevan, Kieran Suffolk


Pair 1 Di Quadling, Sylvia Parsons, won 15-3 against Jean Gardner, Peter Scarborough
Pair 2 Roy Taylor, Bob Oatway, won 16-1 against Carolyn Walker, Mick College
Pair 3 Pat, Benefer, Lee Fallows won 13-2 against Chloe Suffolk, Peter Harvey.
Pair 4 Dave Quadling, Paul McDonald lost 7-9 to Sue College, Jason Martin
Pair 5 Derek Liles, Owen Secker, won 9-4 against Nigel Bevan, Kieran Suffolk
1st Game
Di and Sylvia although going down 3 in the first two ends, never looked back from then on by winning the next 8 ends finishing comfortably with 15-3 score line
2nd Game
Thetford struggling a bit with our mat Roy and Bob continued building up the score winning the first 9 ends. On the 10th end Carolyn and Mick scored a consolation single to avoid a whitewash of 16-1
3rd Game
Chloe and Peter had a massive task ahead to try to get some shots on the board, they won the first end but Pat and Lee continued to score over the next 9 ends dropping only another single. Leaving the final score 13-2.
4th Game
This game turned to be a lot tighter, although Dave and Paul led 5-4 after 5 ends. Sue and Jason stuck to their task and scored 5 shots over the last 5 to win 7-9. They had scored more shots in this game than Thetford had managed to accumulate over the previous 3 games.
5th Game
The result of the previous game had encouraged Thetford Captain Kieran and Nigel, they started well, playing some good shots to lead 4-2 over the first five ends. Derek who was leading for Connaught bowled well to the jack. Together with Owen they scored 7 shots to nil over the last five ends to complete the match with a very good 9-4 win.
Summing up a comprehensive win for Connaught, but in fairness this was the first time Thetford had encountered this competition, which is very much a drawing game, but I am sure it will not be the same when we play the return leg on the 24th January 2020.
So, to Christmas. I would like to thank everybody for their commitment and hope this will continue in the New Year.... Merry Christmas to everyone

 

Breckland 5 Pairs preliminary Round 2nd Leg. 2nd November 2019

Connaught A won against Connaught B 57-34. total overall 115- 63

Pair 1 Bob Oatway Roy Taylor won 18-4 against Joyce Hazell Mick Utting
Pair 2 Pat Benefer Sheila Bragg lost 5-12 against Moira Eades John Winup
Pair 3 Derek Liles Owen Secker won 10-7 against Steve Judd Peter King
Pair 4 Jim Squire Paul McDonald won 8-4 against Peter Hambling Malcolm Southgate
Pair 5 Mike Parsons Mike Minshull won 16-7 against Ann Bayes David Flatt


Going into this match from the 1st leg Con A held a 29-shot lead, which was a big ask from the start for the B team. Having been blighted by sickness, injury and unavailability were missing 5 players. So full credit to Malcolm turning out a full team who were prepared to have a go.

Pair 1 Bob leading and Roy skipping settled immediately going 10 nil up in the first 5 ends. Although Joyce could not find her usual effective drawing ability and Mick was having no results from his running woods Conn A continued to increase the score and finishing with four to win 18-4.
Pair 2 Pat was leading for Sheila against a very competitive combination of Moira and John. With Moira leading well John took an early lead and after end 5
lead 5-3. Pat struggling a little bit could not get going from then on John bowled well
against Sheila for the next 5 ends to finish winners 12-5. This resulted was needed by the B team to keep the match alive.

Pair 3 Derek and Owen the only same paired block from the last game, came up against Steve Judd comparatively new to the short mat game and the experienced Peter King.
This proved to a very interesting tussle. Connaught took the first half 5-3. They furthered their lead by 2 shots giving them 7-4 lead. Peter then scored 2 and a single to level the game. All to play for. with Peter holding 2 Owen with his last wood had to make contact to take the Jack through, this he did to hold 3. This left Peter snookered unable to get to the jack. A very good tight game.

Pair 4 Jim and Paul's first experience in the 5 pairs started off by conceding two singles but won the next 3 ends to go 5-3 up which included a 3. This game was again very tight.
With Peter and Malcolm trying hard to get back, Jim kept his nerve at lead. Then with 2 further singles added took Paul home 8-4. Nine ends had been contested by a single shot either way.

Pair 5 This game was very much academic to the match result. But perhaps we were all just bowling to see the match out. First half went to the two Mike's scoring 2x3 and a 4.
Second half Ann and David picked 6 up shots leaving the Mike's winners 16-7.
Would like to thank the supporters from both teams who ventured out. This ended with a nice social gathering after the. Match enjoyed by all who stayed. Many Thanks

 

CONNAUGHT A V CONNAUGHT B 5 PAIRS 1st LEG

Connaught A won against Connaught B on Saturday 12th October 2019 by 58- 29 on shots

1st Derek Liles and Owen Secker won 12-7 against M Utting and J Hazell

2nd Elaine Oatway and Bob Oatway won 11- 7 against M Eades and J.li Rocchi

3rd Di Quadling and Sheila Bragg Drew 7 – 7 against P Hambling and M Southgate

4th Sylvia Parsons and Lee Fallows won 15-4 against Ann Bayes and D Flatt

5th Mike Parsons and Roy Taylor won 13 – 4 against Steve Judd and Peter King

As always games against A and B brings an amount of competitive tension and rivalry.

First Session. This was a game of two halves. Joyce and Mick played well to lead 7 nil after 5 ends. This certainly woke Derek and Owen up, from then they went on to win the next 5 ends, scoring 12 shots. Both were grateful to win which at first looked a lost cause. Which shows you must never give up.

Second Session. Once again, we made a bad start Elaine and Bob went 5 shots down after only two ends. The next three ends produced three 2's which put them in the lead. Joe came back with a single on the next two ends to lead 7-6. Bob then used his experience to score 5 shots over the last 3 ends to run out winners, but this game could have gone either way.

Third session was a more hard-fought game with Di and Sheila at least getting on the board first. But Peter was leading well, and they collected 4 shots over the next two ends to lead. Going into the last end Connaught A were leading 7-6, Sheila held shot and looked home and dry, but Malcolm bowled a superb back hand shot to pick up the jack to score a single to make it a draw, which was a fair result

Fourth Session. Sylvia and Lee are quiet a formidable pair when playing together, they quickly raced into a 9-1 lead after 5 ends. Ann looked a little nervous but stuck to her task to help David more by getting more shots into the head, although winning 2 more ends, this could not stop Sylvia and Lee running out comfortable winners

Fifth Session Mike and Roy playing last won four out of the first five ends to lead 6- 2. this was mainly due to Roy who has improved so much and played some really telling shots. Mike struggled a but they managed to win 13 – 4

As captain was well pleased how the team had played. Well played to everybody.

Return leg is on Saturday 2nd November

CONNAUGHT B FIVE PAIRS TEAM

BRECKLAND LEAGUE 5-PAIRS v Connaught A

Connaught 'B' lost the return leg against Connaught 'A' by 34-57. The overall loss was a resounding 63-115

Pair 1 Mick Utting and Joyce Hazell lost 4-18 against Roy Taylor and Bob Oatway
Pair 2 John Winup and Moira Eades won 12-5 against Sheila Bragg and Pat Benefer
Pair 3 Peter King and Steve Judd lost 10-7 against Owen Secker and Derek Liles
Pair 4 Malcolm Southgate and Peter Hambling lost 4-8 against Paul McDonald and Jim Squire
Pair 5 David Flatt and Ann Bayes lost 7-16 against Mike Minshull and Mike Parsons

There was a somewhat unreal atmosphere about this match with the overall rsult in little doubt and only pride to play for. In the first match Mick and Joyce simply were outplayed, with Bob in excellent form at lead (a new vocation?) and Roy also playing very well. Connaught 'B' played well to win the second match, with Moira in very good form at lead and John drawing well to consolidate; Pat's lack of play showed a bit and Sheila for once had an off night in misjudging the slow pace of the mat. In the third match the score was 7-7 after 9 ends but Connaught 'B' lost the vital last end by 3 shots. Steve and Peter fought hard, with Steve now settling in well to league bowls and Peter bowling well in his own style. The fourth match was not high in quality. Peter was too short most of the time but the 'A' players did not make the most of it. Malcolm bowled some brave woods at skip to win or save but Paul and Jim did just enough to win the match. In the last match there was a good contest at lead with Mike in good form but with Ann matching him most of the time. Sadly David could not cope at skip against a confident and in-form Mike Minshull. The score was an embarrassing 2-16 after 8 ends but the 'B' pair managed a 3 and 2 finish

A pleasant evening socially, as these matches always are, but the match itself lacked bite. Even at the level of challenging the senior side Connaught 'B' managed it in only two matches

 

CONNAUGHT B V CONNAUGHT A 5 PAIRS 1st LEG

Connaught 'B' lost the first leg against Connaught 'A' on Saturday 12 October by 29-58

This is just a back-up report from a newly-appointed scribe. For more detail see the excellent 'A' team report

Pair 1 Mick Utting and Joyce Hazell lost 7-12 against Owen Secker and Derek Liles

Pair 2 Joe Li-Rocchi and Moira Eades lost 7-11 against Bob Oatway and Elaine Oatway

Pair 3 Malcolm Southgate and Peter Hambling drew 7-7 against Sheila Bragg and Di Quadling

Pair 4 David Flatt and Ann Bayes lost 4-15 against Lee Fallows and Sylvia Parsons

Pair 5 Peter King and Steve Judd lost 4-13 against Roy Taylor and Mike Parsons

 

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