Tenby Arches Ladies v Fishguard Ladies

15 May 2014
Tenby Arches Ladies picked up their first six-point win of the season against Fishguard last Thursday with a 42-28 shots victory. Julia King-Thomas’s rink of Ginnie, Mair and Carol were drawn against a strong Fishguard rink skipped by Jenny Harris. The ladies were evenly matched throughout, but the game turned in Tenby’s favour on the penultimate end with a great shot from Julia. The Tenby ladies were two down, and with Fishguard first on the mat, they drew two perfect woods to the jack. Julia asked ladies’ captain Carol to play a shot to split the woods, but she narrowly missed twice, leaving her woods behind the jack. With Julia playing last, it was down to her to save the rink from defeat, and her experience was to tell as she stepped up and played the perfect shot to split the Fishguard woods and trail the jack back to waiting Tenby woods to pick up five shots. A very tight and tense game finished with Julia’s rink winning by 18 shots to 16. Alison’s rink of Audrey, Meryl and Helen were in total control throughout their game, playing some excellent bowls to win by 24 shots to 12. Alison’s rink also had some drama, but not on the same scale as Julia’s. One of Alison’s ladies simply forgot to bowl her two woods and it was not until Alison, who was skipping the rink, found that she had an extra wood, that the question was asked ‘where had this wood come from?’ The woods that had been played were checked and the result was that the lady who lost the kettle and tea pot last week had forgotten to bowl one of her two woods! This was a good result for the Arches ladies, securing maximum points, but stiffer challenges lay ahead.

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