Federation bowlers complete double win
SUFFOLK'S County Federation teams completed a double over North Cambs last Saturday.The Adams Trophy team enjoyed a 196-127 victory at Kessingland, while the Newton Trophy team racked up a 212-133 success at Sole Bay.
SUFFOLK'S County Federation teams completed a double over North Cambs last Saturday.
The Adams Trophy team enjoyed a 196-127 victory at Kessingland, while the Newton Trophy team racked up a 212-133 success at Sole Bay.
After five ends played the Adams team trailed by one-shot and were only winning on two of the six rinks but in the next five ends the home side scored 43 shots to 18 to hold a 24-shot advantage at 68-44 and they were now winning on three of the six rinks. In the next five they increased this lead to 35 shots at 97-62 and this trend continued for the second half of the game as Suffolk had a second half total of 99 shots to 65 against.
David Cattermole (Stradbroke), Rob Felgate and David Rayfield certainly had a tight game. They were 6-0 down, fought back to be level at 10-10 after 11 ends and 13-13 at 16 ends, 16-16 at 20 ends and 23-23 at 30 ends. But with a single on the last end they won their rink by one shot for a valuable two points for the home side.
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The presentation spoons were won by Stuart Ayers, Ray Utteridge and David Brown.
Rink details (Suffolk first)
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A Brunton, K Farman & C McIntyre 25, R Croxford, T Semper & J Hines 30.
M Cole, D Cattermole (Stradbroke) & S Wildon 35, P Bennett, E Dilnot & C Scotcher 19.
D Cattermole (Thorndon), R Felgate & D Rayfield 28, B Cole, J Cole & K Cole 23.
S Ayers, R Utteridge & D Brown 41, P Butcher, V King & E Clarke 14.
P Utting, J Simms & M Page 30, D Stanton, R Fowler & J Ivatt 26.
J Summons, N Bunn & J Bugg 41, S Engledon, A Jealous & R Jackson 15.
Suffolk 196 (20pts) North Cambs 127 (2pts).
After five ends played the Newton team had a slender seven-shot advantage, winning on three rinks. At 15 ends the lead had increased to 47 shots but now winning on five rinks.
With Bernard Firman, David Canfer and Barrie Creasey trailing 21-6 at his stage a positional change was made and in the remaining ends the Suffolk trio scored 15 shots to their opponents' 10 to reduce the arrears and lose their rink by 10 shots.
Richard Parker, Clive Baker and Peter Dixon, although having an eight-shot advantage at 25 ends 26-18, could only add one more to their total while conceding six shots but it was enough for the Suffolk trio to win the rink by three shots. The presentation spoons were again won by Mark Baker, Keith Fox and Errol Feaveayear.
Daniel Staff was presented with his county badge by the president-elect, Mike Farthers.
Rink details (Suffolk first)
B Firman, D Canfer & B Creasey 21 D Thorpe, K Bellamy & B Warren 31.
I Doe, D Staff & P Nunn 33 C Waters, D Savage & R Blackmore 24.
R Parker, C Baker & P Dixon 27 R Porter, M Rose & T Whitron 24.
M Baker, K Fox & E Feaveayear 59 C Wright, D Stanton & L Funnel 11.
P Cullum, D Rookyard & I Page 35 J Chambers, J Allison & D Turner 25.
M Bullock, K Crabbe & W Elliston 37 D Smith, J Wells & D Wakefield 18.
Suffolk 212 (20pts) North Cambs 133 (2pts).
Suffolk have their free week this Saturday and play Norfolk in their last game at Kessingland and Sole Bay on Saturday, July 7.
With Norfolk playing Lincolnshire next Saturday this could be a crucial match for both counties and could possibly determine who will qualify for the championships at Skegness in August.
On Sunday Suffolk's under-25 team complete their 2006 programme by travelling to play Lincolnshire at Burton House, Boston.