Millwood edge rivals in Munro Cup

By GEM Community Correspondent in Bowls

Wednesday evening saw Millwood welcome local rivals Murch to the club for a Munro Cup fixture.

Games between the two clubs are always played with a highly competitive edge to them and this evenings game would prove to be no exception.

On rink two skip Alan Bumford and his rink got away to a flier against the Murch rink skipped by T Philips, and after five ends were leading 7-1, a position he was not going to give up easily, winning comfortably by 20 shots to 9.

However on the other rinks matters were a lot tighter - on rink three Al Evans, after five ends, found himself 4-2 down, a position which worsened over the next five ends to a deficit of 13-5.

However, over the next five ends a herculean effort saw them drag themselves back to being level at 14-14; alas over the last three ends the Murch rink skipped by Bill Frampton ran out winners by 18 shots to14.

Meanwhile, Nick Parry and his team were leading D Blainey and his rink 5-2 after five ends and over the next 10 ends the lead see-sawed between the teams.

Going into the last three ends Murch were leading by two shots, however a big effort by Nick and his team saw the position reversed, with a 14-12 win to the home rink.

On the last rink Peter Taylor and his team made steady progress against the rink skipped by Mark Hughes and after 15 ends led by 11 shots to 9.

A 5 dropped on the 16th end would prove fatal, the final score 15 shots to 12, and the overall result was a win for Millwood, 60-54.

All players should be congratulated for a good close game.

Saturday saw Millwood travel to Porthcawl to play Griffin Park in the Carruthers Cup.

Gary Williams and his rink got off to a steady start and after 10 ends trailed 8-7, but over the final ends they lost their way, going down 21-10.

John Slee and his rink found difficulty getting started and after 13 ends trailed 15-9; a valiant effort over the last six ends saw them finally lose by one shot, 18-17.

Geoff Stone and his rink had a difficult afternoon and were 20-8 down after 15 ends. A mini revival saw them finally go down 22-15.

The remaining rink skipped by Keith Davies had a purple patch all afternoon and sailed through the match untroubled, winning comfortably 24-9.

On the day, however, Griffin Park took the team honours, winning 70-65.

Members are reminded that availibility sheets for forthcoming events are on the noticeboard and that they should put their names down where appropriate.

BH

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