Linsdell and Mann guide club to unbeaten league season

After what was another strong home win against Harling Unicorns on Monday night, the unbeaten season rested on a tricky trip to Connaught B and with three regular skips unavailable the task was made a lot harder. This became a reality when both first half match's went Connaught's way. Pat Saunders, Steve Easter and Laura Hawksworth struggled early on and when they dropped four shots to trail 1-9 after just four ends which prompted Laura to chnge with Steve in effort to change fortunes. This did change the match as Wymondham wion six consecutive ends late on to lead 14-13 with just two ends remaining. Unfortunately the run was ended and Connaught managed to take the last two ends by singles to win 14-15 but this result gave Wymondham home for the second half. On mat 2 Billie Barker, Roger Steele and Melvyn Barker lost 8-21 to T. Burt, B. Westwood and M. Utting. The triple did not play poor in the match but too many open heads made it a lot easier for Mick Utting at skip to come in and cause major damage. The scores were level at 6-6 after nine ends but Connaught won eight of the remaining nine to open up a fourteen shot lead at half time. Mick Utting was by far the big difference in the match as at least one of his bowls did damage every end and seven shots picked up over the last three ends gave Connaught hope of an upset. 

Second session on mat 1 saw Hayley Osborne, John Jeffery and Chris Mann beat A. Bayes, M. Eades and M. Minshull 25-12. This was not a complete performance by any means by the Wymondham triple who did labour throughout. Ends six and seven however proved decisive where a somewhat fortuitous wood by Mann gave them six shots on end six then five shots on end seven which saw the triples best end collectively. Mann was called upon to keep that shot advantage but Connaught did hit back and reduced the arrears to 18-11 with four ends remaining but seven shots picked up in three of those ends gave the triple a thirteen shot lead and meant just a two shot win was needed by the other triple. Mary Fisher, Brian Saunders and Mark Linsdell delivered that with a 20-9 win against A. Rush, J. Winup and P. McDonald. The triple did struggle early on and trailed 0-5 after three ends but soon restored that to lead 6-5 after six ends. Mark was in sparkling form at skip and his performance showed how much he wanted to win as he kept his triple in the match early on. Brian soon gave good support however and Mary produced good bowls later in the match also. After a good start Connaught only managed to win on four more occasions and only by singles as well as Wymondham manged the game well and ultimately gave the club the unbeated season for the first time in their history.