Solid away win keeps chase alive but gap widens at top

A good 6-2 away win at Deaf Sports saw the club maintain second place behind Bob Carter who now extend their lead at the top of the table to five points with their 8-0 win at Thorpe Marriott the night before. First session saw M. Linsdell, D. Sparham and J. Pye beat R. Cranston, C. Mohamed and R. Amos 17-5. This was a solid performance by Mark, Deb and Jack who beat an out of sorts deaf triple on the night who could only score singles over five ends. The Wymondham triple won seven of the opening nine ends by 11-2 to establish a winning margin. On mat 2 J. Sparham, J. Jeffery and C. Mann beat L. Crowe, L. Cranston and L. Hawksworth 21-9. Once again the Wymondham triple were put under the cosh with Jon and John contributing little early on as Lesley and Lewis had the upper hand as they led 2-8 after six ends. Chris was also sloppy early on giving away shot on end six when holding a brace. That same end after dropping a four the end before Jon swapped to two with John now leading and this changed the match with John now starting to outdraw Lesley at lead. Jon now got into the match more at two and started to dictate the match. A period of ends nine to eleven saw the Wymondham trio pick up a 4,1,3 to lead 13-8. The same shots were also scored on the remaining three ends for what was in the end a good win. 

Second session on mat 1 saw M. Linsdell, D. Sparham and J. Pye lose to L. Crowe, L. Cranston and L. Hawksworth 9-17. Mark and Deb were not as effective as they were in the first match partly because Lesley was on form and was backed up well by Lewis at two. Having trailied 2-7 after four ends there was no way back even when Mark and Deb played a good end Laura for Deaf would normally play a killer bowl to quell the danger much to Jack's annoyance. Four shots picked up by the deaf triple on end seven gave them a 4-11 lead and then went on to win five of the remaining seven ends for a deserved win. On mat 2 J. Jeffery, J. Sparham and C. Mann beat G. Amos, C. Coman and R. Cranston 17-9. After another sluggish start John and Jon soon started to outbowl their opponents, having trailed 0-3 after two ends, a brace and triple gave them a 5-3 lead after four ends. Chris still struggled to get to his best form as a 1,2,1 saw his triple trail 5-7 after seven ends. The next three of four ends however saw them pick up nine shots to lead 14-8 and singles over the last three ends saw them complete another good win.