Our first away game, at last we get to see how the competitions greens have faired over the winter. Also we get to test ourselves on a different green from ours, its great bowling at home but its equally nice to play on other greens.
This week saw a change, we travelled to our local rival (Sphinx), our first away game. Thank you to Captain Carl and all members of Sphinx for a very warm welcome, it was nice to see some familiar faces and some new members at both clubs. Another fabulously hot day (can’t complain), the game was played in high spirits on what was and has been in the past a tricky green. We had 4 rinks this week, and what a tussle it turned out in the end. This is the first week when the team almost picked itself in a way, we went with what we considered four good rinks. Although Sphinx did put up a strong fight throughout the game, the victory went to the Jaguar,overall score was 86/67 to the Jaguar, first win for our new Captain.
Rink 1 skippered by Luke got the job done with a convincing win(28/11), Rink 2 skippered by Geoff fought out a draw (19/19), Rink 3 skippered by Darren managed a win on the last end (17/15) Rink 4 skippered by Derek managed a high scoring draw also, (22/22).
Rinks 2,3,and 4 were games that could have gone either way towards the end, however Jaguar showed determination and grit over latter stages. Luke took the highest winning rink this week, Congratulations to Luke and his team on Rink 1.
Thank You to Paul Hitchcock who without complaint or issue played for the Sphinx team this week enabling them to fulfil the four rinks.