Sorry fans due to other commitments early in the season we will be just giving the results for the early season games. We will be posting our usual game blogs from this week, (25/5/19).
The first game of the season we played Jaguar Ladies v Jaguar Men, this game has been now titled “Memorial Game”, this is to honour one and all our fellow bowlers who have sadly passed away. This closed season we tragically lost a stalwart at our club, someone who always put his hand in the air to volunteer. And his bowling don’t even get me started on that, always gave his all during a game and never out of it till the very end. Of course we are talking about John Gardner who passed away suddenly just as we were preparing for a new season and all getting back together. Nobody saw it coming and the shock and grief has been felt by all. You was always cracking a joke and always appeared to be smiling or laughing. RIP John
So here we go,
Jaguar Men v Jaguar Ladies, the men came out on top this year, however the ladies put up a great fight and I think everybody enjoyed what was a sombre occasion.
Jaguar 76 v Nuneaton 112 , we fielded 5 rinks at this early stage of season, Jaguar managed to win 1 rink to Nuneaton 4 rinks. This obviously became our highest winning rink skipped by Derek.
Next we travelled to Bilton in Rugby for a single visit this year, hopefully we can keep the return fixture for next year. Jaguar 63 v Bilton 89, we put out 4 rinks ( a little disappointing considering this is a new fixture). Jaguar won 1 rink against Bilton 3 rinks . Again it is evident that this is our highest winning rink, this week skipped by John B. Derek ( last weeks champion ) had a difficult day and suffered the highest loss . Unfortunately we found ourselves in a position of giving points away (25%) due to having 2 members dropping out at the last minute.
Next we hosted another Rugby team, Grange. This was a warm up and Jaguar didn’t want to show too much because on the following Tuesday evening we would be hosting the Grange again in a cup game. Jaguar 66 v Grange 79, 4 rinks was the team this week and the honours were shared 2 apiece . And the scores for highest winning rink couldn’t have been any tighter , our 2 rinks both lost 14 shots over the game, so it comes down to what the Jaguar teams could score. Rink 2 skipped by Luke scored 23 shots and Rink 5 skipped by John E scored 22 shots. How close this came was evident in the last 2 ends of both rinks, R2 dropped a 3 on last end and R5 dropped a 4 on last 2 ends. Luke took the honours at the end .
Next we visited Coventry Avenue ( another new fixture) , 4 rinks again , seems to be the max we can field at the moment. Rinks shared again 2 apiece and after 84 ends the scores finshed level Jaguar 77 v Avenue 77 . JB took the highest winning rink award this week ( pens in the post hey John). When we looked at the scorecards and considering it was a draw, I took a look at the number of ends won, as we have mentioned we played 84 ends, Jaguar scored on 39 and Coventry Avenue scored on 45 .