REPORTS 2018/19

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Breckland League 2018/19
 

Forncett 2 (47) v Wymondham 8 (62) - 16/01/2019

On mat 1 Billie Barker, John Jeffery and Jon Sparham beat B. Bradford, K. Humphreys and T. Ottewell 16-11. Two three's were dropped by the Wymondham triple on ends ten and fourteen but did not have disastrous consequences with the triple being 10-2 up and 12-6 up prior. Billie led well throughout and John and Jon provided good support for the win. On mat 2 Pat Saunders, Steve Easter and Debbie Sparham beat A. Coleman, B. Bradford and L. Preece 21-7. Pat, Steve and Deb combined well for what was a comfortable win in the end with just singles conceded throughout the match. Second session on mat 1 saw Roger Steele, Melvyn Barker and Chris Mann beat M. Humphreys, G. Coleman and R. Humphreys 15-13. A series of braces from ends six to nine looked to have got the Wymondham triple on the front foot after having gone 3-5 behind. Roger, Mel and Chris were inconsistent throughout and gave opportunites to Forncett which Rebecca quite often took at skip for Forncett. Three shots picked up by them on end fifteen gave them a 12-11 lead but dropped a three straight after. The last end saw Forncett holding the match win but Chris' last wood managed to take shot for a somewhat hollow victory considering the triple were not at their best. On mat 2 Brian Saunders, Lauren Swann and Mark Linsdell lost 10-16 to J. Smail, M. SMail and P. Lock. The Forncett triple were well worth their victory and limited the Wymondham triple to only scoring singles much to their credit. This match was more a case of good Forncett play rather than poor Wymondham play. Sometimes you just have to applaud your oppostion on a good performance which this was. It must have been something to do with Peter's new bowls!

Harling Griffins 4 (52) v Wymondham 6 (69) - 12/12/2018
 
The frist session saw Pat Saunders, Steve Easter and Jon Sparham beat B. Murphy, P. Hyam and C. Hayman 24-4. This was the only one sided result of the night as all three Wymondham players put in a good shift and conceded just three of the eighteen ends, this result also proved crucial to get the overall shots in the end. On mat 2 Billie Barker, Brian Saunders and Mark Linsdell lost 14-17 to C. Newman, V. Eater and G. Cody. At the halfway stage the match looked to be getting away from Wymondham with a five and brace dropped as they trailed 6-10. The triple were not consistant enough on the night and were made to pay by some good and fortunate play by the Griffins. The match was still poised going into the last end but Val Easter's last wood proved fatal in the end and their lead in the triple lead well from the front and deserved their win. Second session saw Mary Fisher, Laura Hawksworth and Chris Mann beat J. Deathridge, G. Hume and L. Deathridge 19-13. Chris had to play well early on while Mary and Laura came into the match, his play earned the triple an 11-0 lead after six ends and managed to quell a possible four/five shots by Griffins on end five. Two three's on ends nine and fifteen kept the Griffin triple at bay who recently won the Keith Banks trophy and showed glimpses of their quality late on picking up nine shots over the last five ends. On mat 2 Hayley Osborne, John Jeffery and Melvyn Barker lost 12-18 to V. Smith, J. Hayman and G. Hume. Mat 2 seemed to be the clubs undoing on the night as they failed to stop Harling's good play. After five ends the triple already faced an uphill task as they trailed 0-10 which forced John to go skip which after a while started to stem the tide and after fifteen ends trailed by only 11-16. The Griffin triple managed the game well with Jill Hayman and skip G. Hume and deserved the win in the end. 
 
Wymondham 10 (95) v Forncett 0 (41) - 10/12/2018

The first session saw Billie Barker, John Jeffery and Jon Sparham beat B. Preece, A. Coleman and M. Smail 26-10. Billie, John and Jon started well to lead 11-0 after just four ends and from there managed to keep the Forncett triple at bay despite some periods of good play from the Forncett triple. On mat 2 Roger Steele, Mikey George and Melvyn Barker beat J. Bev, D. Norfolk and L. Preece 27-8. Mikey was making his first appearance of the season due to illness and unavailability of five regualr team players and adapted well. Roger was the standout player of the match and lead well throughout to give Wymondham the advantage as the triple only conceded four of the eighteen ends. Second session saw M. Fisher, L. Hawksworth and C. Mann beat G. Coleman, K. Humphreys and R. Humphreys 26-10. After ten ends the home triple were 4-8 behind and were struggling especaially Chris at skip who could do nothing in the early stages and swapped with Laura trying to change the game and it worked as ends eleven and twelve the home triple picked up a two and five to take the lead at 11-8 after twelve ends. As soon as the Wymomndham triple srarted to put pressure on Forncett the rewards started to show. Mary played well in the later stages and Chris' performance had also improved slightly but it was Laura who held the triple together especially when Forncett threatened the most early on. The last five ends the triple picked up fifteen shots to put a gloss on the result. On mat 2 H. Osborne, S. Easter and J. Marshall beat T. Ottewell, J. Smail and P. Lock 16-13. Hayley, Steve and Jack made a solid start to lead 14-4 after ten ends but the Forncett triple hit back with Tony Ottewell bowling well at lead gave Forncett opportunities and won six of the next seven ends to trail 15-13 with an end remaining. The last end saw Forncett holding four and with Jack facing a tricky attacking shot on the straight hand he managed to hold his nerve, with the room in absolute silence, with the plant springing the jack back to Wymondham's back wood. Peter Lock's last bowl saw him narrowly missing the target giving the home side the win.

Wymondham 10 (114) v Shropham 0 (19) - 03/12/2018

On mat 1 Brian Saunders, Simon Warnes and Jack Pye beat P. Paget, P. Feleckfy and M. Chapman 45-6. In what was a shock first end Shropham picked up five shots but there delight was short lived as Brian, Simon and Jack quickly came into the match and reeled off the next seven ends scoring twenty four shots to lead 24-5. A single on end nine was the only other end Shropham scored on but they had battled well on the difficult mats the venue possesses. On mat 2 Hayley Osbourne, Laura Hawksworth and Chris Mann beat R. Vicars, T. Cursley and D. Green 32-5. The Shropham skip was quick to identify the lines of the match and was soon directing his lead and two well although early on both struggled. D. Green played well and his first wood was on the jack but his performance alone was not enough to win the match but had only trailed 9-3 after eight ends. Hayley, Laura and Chris all played well in parts and produced some moments of real quality which was enough for them to ease to a big win especially in the closing stages accumulating fourteen shots over the last five ends. 

Second session saw Pat Saunders, Steve Easter and Mark Linsdell beat M. Godbold, G. Wilcox and R. Broad 29-8. Just like the other the two matches in the first half Pat, Steve and Mark had too much for the Shropham triple with some big scores coming late on again. Although Gordon Wilcox replaced Richard Broad at skip this made little impact in the end result. 

Wymondham 10 (90) v Banham 0 (31) - 26/11/2018
 
The first session saw both Wymondham triples in fine form recording wins of 32-9 and 33-10 for Hayley Osbourne,  Brian Saunders, Melvyn Barker and Pat Saunders, Jack Marshall and Debbie Sparham. The second session saw Billie Barker, Steve Easter and Jon Sparham record a 17-12 win over V. Hambling, P. Bertram and W. Hoggan. 
 
Hingham 0 (43) v Wymondham 10 (92) - 19/11/2018

Billie Barker, Steve Easter and Jon Sparham were a step ahead in their match against P. Chapman, M. Hunter and G. Tweed as they won by a big 31-8 margin to dominate the match in every area. On mat 2 Hayley Osbourne, Melvyn Barker and Chris Mann beat W. Townsend, D. Mylchreest and M. White 22-15. The Wymondham triple made the better start and captalised on missed chances by Hingham to lead 18-1 after ten ends. From there the Hingham triple played the better but left it too late to stage a threatening comeback as braces by Wymondham on ends fourteen and sixteen stemmed the tide. 

Second session saw Brian Saunders, Jack Marshall and Jack Pye rally late on to win 17-13 against W. Tweed, C. Harris and K. Thomas. The Hingham triple are a tough nut to crack and played well but did rely on Keith at skip to get them out of trouble on occasions as they lead 5-8 at the half way stage. The second half saw Wymondham turn the screw as they won seven of the remaining nine ends but the two dropped ends saw them drop a three and a brace which had given Hingham a 10-13 lead with three ends remaining. The last two ends however saw Wymondham's persistence pay off as two three's over the last two ends gave them victory which on the balance of play was deserved by Brian, Jack and Jack who fought till the end. On mat 2 Pat Saunders, Mark Linsdell and Debbie Sparham eased to a 22-7 win over J. Capell, J. Chapman and J. Hunter. After seven ends Pat, Mark and Deb raced into a 14-1 lead and increased that to 22-3 with three ends remaining for a dominant performance. 

Wymondham 10 (96) v Carleton Rode 0 (46) - 12/11/2018

The first session saw Brian Saunders, Jack Marshall and Jack Pye storm to a 27-12 win over A. Biddulph, A. Bond and N. Davidson. The home triple quickly adapted better to the mats and raced into a 21-0 lead after eleven ends. The Rode triple came back into it late on to reduce the arrears but were well beaten. On mat 2 Roger Steele, John Jeffery and Jon Sparham beat M. Taylor, D. Blundell and T. Taylor 24-14. This was another solid performance but Jon had admitted he did not play as well as he could of but still managed to keep the Rode triple at bay. Ends two to six produced twelve shots and although the Rode triple replied Wymondham hit back winning more ends and with a brace and four over the last two ends put a gloss on the scoreline. 

Second session saw Pat Saunders, Mark Linsdell and Debbie Sparham beat G. Atter, K. Buck and G. Mobbs 20-11. The home triple could not settle against a stubborn Rode triple who played well early on, epsecially Graham at skip as they lead 5-8 after nine ends. This prompted a change as Deb was struggling to grasp the lines at times and made a positive impact at two with Mark now skip they won the next six ends to lead 18-10 with three ends remaining and taked the game away from the Rode triple. On mat 2 Steve Easter, Melvyn Barker and Chris Mann beat J. Pinchen, K. Newby and T. Newby 25-9. This was a solid perofrmance from the home triple who after a dropped three and brace on ends six and seven which saw the score at 9-8, the triple then reeled off the next seven ends to lead 21-9 with just four ends remaining for a strong win. 

Harling Unicorns 2 (51) v Wymondham 8 (64) - 22/10/2018

Wymondham 10 (123) v Connaught B 0 (32) - 15/10/2018
 
The first session saw Mary Fisher, Melvyn Barker and Chris Mann beat A. Marshall, J. Hazell and D. Flatt 30-8. The scoreline shows a one sided win but the home triples performance was far from polished and lacked consistancy throughout. It has to be noted that Connaught's lead Alan Marshall is now not the most agile and did well to his credit but it did put pressure on his triple at times. It was more a case of Connaught missing rather than Wymondham hitting which produced the gulf in scoreline. On mat 2 Billie Barker, John Jeffery and Jon Sparham beat T. Burt, J. Squire and P. King 42-7. This was a bruising scoreline from Billie, John and Jon who, for most the match, outplayed their oppositte number and raced into a 15-0 lead after just three ends. Ex Wymondham player Peter King at skip for Connaught had a tough match with little support at times but did well to try and limit the damage. 

Second session saw Pat Saunders, Laura Hawksworth and Debbie Sparham beat M. Eades, J. Barnes and J. Winup 22-5. In the early exhanges Laura and her opposite number had an entertaining encounter with both jostling for position which in the end Laura had gotten the better of as the home side went ahead after trailing 0-2 to then lead 10-2 after winning seven straight ends. Debbie had the edge over John at skip through most of the match as Pat grew stronger as the game wore on at lead. A flurry of shots from ends thirteen to seventeen gave Pat, Laura and Deb a deserved and healthy seventeen shot win. On mat 2 Hayley Osbourne, Steve Easter and Mark Linsdell beat M. Marlow, A. Rush and M. Minshull 29-12. Connaught made a bright start to lead 1-6 after three ends but the reply from Hayley, Steve and Mark was just what was expected as they scored 4,2,2,3 to take a commanding 12-6 lead. This was no doubt the best performing Connaught triple on the night and asked questions of Wymondham on numerous occasions but the home triple held firm and again finished strong to put a gloss on the result picking up eleven shots over the last four ends. 

Connaught A 2 (39) v Wymondham 8 (86) - 10/10/2018

he first session saw Steve Easter, Brian Saunders and Jack Pye beat Di. Quadling, D. Quadling and S. Bragg 28-4. This was as good a performance from a Wymondham triple at Connaught there has possibly been against a well experienced triple. The first six ends started well to see the triple 7-0 up with Jack dictating the play most of the way through. Ends eight to fifteen saw twenty shots racked up with no reply as Steve and Brian certainly played their part as well but Jack's play was clinical and gave Shelia a torrid time throughout with the Connaught triple only able to score on three ends and two of them came late on ends sixteen and eighteen. On mat 2 Billie Barker, John Jeffery and Jon Sparham beat P. Hambling, D. Liles and O. Secker 23-13. This was a solid win by Billie, John and Jon who all played a part in the win with Jon at skip producing good shots at various times. Nine of the eleven ends scored were by more than one shot and after eleven ends had opened up a 14-6 lead. Three more braces were scored over three of the last four ends to secure the win and gave a healthy thrity four shot lead at half time.  

Second half saw Pat Saunders, Mark Linsdell and Debbie Sparham lose 14-15 to B. Adcock, S. Parsons and L. Fallows. Neither triple managed to build a big enough lead to protect as both had various periods of good play. The Connaught triple played marginally the better and could not be denied the win that was eventually won on a last end measure. Having only won seven out the eighteen ends Pat, Mark and Deb played ok but probably not consistantly enough to win but this was also down to the good Connaught play and pressure. On mat 2 Hayley Osbourne, Melvyn Barker and Chris Mann beat E. Oatway, M. Parsons and B. Oatway 21-7. Five shots picked up on end two gave Hayley, Melvyn and Chris a terrific start and platform to build on. Hayley and Melvyn combined well and made life difficult most of the time for Connaught and with Chris in good form made sure Bob had to play his very best to keep his triple in the match. This did not quite happen as the Wymondham triple continually made life hard and in the end Connaught only scored of six ends for another strong win.

Breckland 5 Pairs 2018/19
Norfolk Challenge Cup 2018/19
Norwich Cup 2018/19
Keith Banks 2018/19
Dennis Moore Competition 2018/19
Summer Cup 2018
Summer League 2018