League season starts with a solid win at rivlas Connaught A

The start of the Breckland league season provided a stern test at Connaught A where in recent season's the club has enjoyed success and this continued again with a comfortable 8-2 win. The 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.

For the first league match of the season any win away is good and an 8-2 result is especially good at what can be a difficult place to play.