This home fixture saw Worcestershire beating Shropshire by 24 points to 16, with the home county scoring 210 shots and Shropshire scoring 186. This season has seen the county improving it’s overall performance compared with many recent years with a return to winning form within the ESMBA inter county competition and also in the friendlies against Northamptonshire..
Session 1. Jim Tingle in his singles match was 0-8 down after four ends, but then went on to “win” the next eleven ends 12-6, but eventually lost 12-14. In a closely contested match Johnathon Smith led from the second end and despite a strong finish by his opponent Johnathon won 17-15. Both pairs teams lost their matches.
Session 2. Richard Payne’s triples team performed consistently throughout their match which included that ” magic hot shot ” score of six shots in end number 10. They won their match 17-10. There was another strong performance from Cayman Dredge’s team who won their triples match 13-8. In the fours Richard Danks’ team won 10-7 in a relatively low scoring match. Terry Clifford’s team won ten and the eleven ends played and romped home to a very convincing 14-1 win.
Session 3. In a reversal of session 1 Jim Tingle won his singles match and Johnathon Smith narrowly lost 14-16. Jim led throughout his match and ended up with a convincing 17-10 win. Both pairs teams lost.
Session 4, Richard Payne’s triples team competed in a very hard fought match and went into the last end 12-13 down. In a very powerful finish the team won the last end by 4 shots to have an overall win of 16-13. Cayman Dredge’s team were too strong for their opponents and had an easy win by 16 shots to 6. In a high scoring match Richard Danks’ fours team won two of the ends played by 5 shots, and another two ends by 3 shots – ( their opponents also included a five shot win for one of the ends played ). Richard’s team with a strong performance throughout went on to win the match 19-12. Terry Clifford’s team narrowly lost 9-12.
A summary of the results is shown below :