Whitland 80 (10pts) Five Arches 69 (4pts)
28th July 2016
For some reason, Whitland has become a happy hunting ground for the Five Arches recently, So we were hoping for another close fought encounter. On rink 1, Simon and his rink of Roger, Bill and Steve were involved in a tight battle against Phil Wynn's quartet. After ten ends , the score was tied at 10 shots each. The second half continued in a similar vein, with Simon's rink scoring 10 shots in the final 4 ends to edge victory by 1 shot. Gerald and his rink of John, Mike and TP were on rink 2 and suffered an appalling start, not scoring until the 9th end , they trailed 18-1 at tea. A much improved 2nd half saw them claw back most of the deficit to lose by only 7 shots.
Jon and his rink of Ken, Kev and Beano were involved in a tight match against former Gold Cup winner, Steve Reese and his rink, however the loss of 10 shots during ends 10 to 12 proved decisive. The Five Arches rink could not quite pull back the deficit and ended up losing by 20 shots to 13. Ashley's rink of Dai, Jon and Viv started slowly trailing by 5 shots early on, rallied to win 9 of the next 12 ends to open up a gap which they just hung onto, to win by 2 shots. A satisfying performance against a strong Whitland team.
Roger Thomas, Bill Benham, Steve Davies, Simon Evans 22, Phil Wynn 21
John Rees, Mike Day, Tony Powling, Gerald Hewitt 16, Mike John 23
Ken Lloyd, Kevin Lewis, Huw Nicholas, Jon Webb 13, Steve Reese 20
Viv John, Jon Hubbard, Dai Spencer, Ashley Hooper 18, Glyndwr Thomas 16