Club bounce back from opening defeat

With a full team of players to choose from it was back to business at home with the club securing its first maximum win of the season against Carleton Rode but the win was hard fought. First session on mat one saw R. Steele, B. Saunders and J. Pye beat J. Davidson, G. Atter and R. Davidson 31-9. This was the only match that was fairly straight forward with the home triple going 9-1 up after four ends. A dropped four on end five however was quickly rectified with a four on end six. Another four shots picked up on end nine further increased Wymondham's lead to 20-5 after nine ends. Roger had a strong match at lead and made the life easier for Brian and Jack but all played well when they needed to for a good team performance as the Rode triple only scored on five ends. On mat 2 M. Fisher, J. Jeffery and J. Sparham beat A. Biddulph, A. Bond and N. Davidson 18-6. The opening exchanges saw the Wymondham triple start better but Neil at skip for Rode was doing in a good job in containing the shots and producing as well as they lead 2-4 after six ends. But Mary and John were playing the better bowls throughout and the consistancy started to show with them picking up ten shots over seven ends without reply to lead 12-4. Jon also played well at skip keeping the pressure on Neil as the Rode triple in the end only won five ends. 

Second session on mat 1 saw P. Saunders, M. Barker and D. Sparham beat G. Coleman, K. Newby and T. Newby 16-13. The Rode triple started the brighter and caught the Wymondham triple cold early on to lead 2-7 after four ends. But a string of braces over a period of five ends saw the home triple lead for the first time at 10-8 after nine ends. End fifteen saw two great draws to the line by Deb to see Wymondham's lead increase to 15-10 with three ends remaining. After a slow start Deb came into her own in the closing stages producing some match saving woods as the Rode triple looked to seize the initiative and this was again the case in the last end with Rode 16-12 down and holding what looked like four shots Deb managed to draw up alongside their front woods but it was not known whereabouts it was in the count. Terry tried to play a plant on their bowl to edge the only one Wymondham bowl out the head, but having got too tight manged to the plant their bowl onto jack which rolled out to the side meaning they only held one shot much to the relief of the Wymondham triple. On mat 2 H. Stratton, M. Linsdell and C. Mann beat P. Rush, K. Buck and G. Mobbs 26-11. What looks to be an easy win was far from it early on as Graham played well early on for the Rode to see them lead 3-8 after eight ends. But two wayward bowls on end nine by Mobbs meant Chris had to just take out the only Rode bowl in the head which he did for three shots. From there the confidence was back in the triple and with Hayley playing well at lead and Mark and Chris finally coming into the match it was one way traffic as 23 shots over the last ten ends meant a solid win in the end.