This week we visited our rivals at Wolvey, it felt a little strange, this due to the fact we generally play away to Wolvey last game of the season. This could be good because it now means we get a home game at the end season.
The weather although overcast for most of the game interspersed with some sunny spells was pleasant. The actual green bowled pretty good, again due to the recent rain we have been having, nice to see an actual “green”. Thank you to Captain Alan and fellow members of Wolvey for a very warm welcome and a lovely afternoon.
Ok, the ends score this week was scored over 105 ends and was split as follows, Jaguar scored 51ends and Wolvey scored 54. This appears to suggest the game would be fairly close as there was only 3ends in the overall game. We will see later if this proved to be the case….
Rink 1 skippered by Luke lost with a score of 18/20, we had a small problem when we arrived at the venue. One of the Jaguar players took ill on the journey to Wolvey, this would mean that the Jags gave 25% of their score away. Halfway through the game the Jags held a small 5 shot lead, the next 6ends saw Wolvey score 11shots. Over the closing 4 ends jaguar scored 5 on 3 of the ends and gave Wolvey 2 on 1 end. These 2 shots meant Wolvey took the win, fairly academic when the penalty was applied to Jaguar.
Rink 2 skippered by John B lost with a score of 14/18, Halfway through the Jaguar team had scored on 3 ends (5shots) at this stage Wolvey had scored on 8ends(11shots). looking at the scorecard it appears it was a game of 2 halves, above you can see Wolvey controlled the start. The second half saw Jaguar score on 7 ends (9shots) and Wolvey score on 3ends(7shots) . Big effort from all the jaguar players who just came up short this week.
Rink 3 skippered by Darren lost with a score of 13/15, the scorecard shows that Jaguar although kept up, just couldn’t find that groove to get ahead. The result doesn’t truly reflect the game play, Jaguar tried everything. One member of the Jaguar team asked “who had run over a robin on the journey there”. 8th end there was 1 shot in it, the 12th end still 1 shot, the 15end just 1 shot. The Jags conceded 1 shot on the next 4ends giving Wolvey a 5shot lead, the most they had all day. The jaguar team scored 3shots over last 2ends just running out of time.
Rink 4 skippered by Geoff lost with a score of 13/30, Jaguar did score well on the ends they won, a run from Wolvey over 7 ends saw them score 18 shots. Before and after this period it looks like Jaguar had the measure of the Wolvey team. (Comments were made across the rinks, not needed during a game). The middle section is where the damage was done and Wolvey scored a convincing win.
Rink 5 skippered by Paul C won with score of 20/14, at the mid point Jaguar was 2 shots behind, a run of 4ends meant Jaguar had turned it around and held a 4 shot lead. Losing a 1/1/4 over next 3 ends meant the Jags fall 2 behind once more, Jaguar then scored on all remaining ends 3/2/3 this seals a great confidence building win for the new skipper. Great job by all the Jaguar team, its great to see a smile on the skips face after the game.
The overall score was 74/97, when we look at the end scores on individual rinks the game was evenly shared . However, it does show that scoring heavily on the ends you win is very important, you can be close on the ends won but be out scored overall.
The highest winning ( only winning ) rink this week goes to Rink 5 Paul, Ann, Shirley and Steve. Congratulations and Well Done.
This week it was extremely difficult to get a team together. At this point I would like to thank all the Ladies who helped us out this week. Without these willing ladies we wouldn’t have been able to field a worthwhile team. The ladies in question know who they are, but nevertheless , Shirley, Ann, Carol, June and Pat. Also Thank you to Bill K and Steve Y who also helped us to get a team.
I would also like to wish Val all the best and our thoughts are with you and wish you a speedy recovery.