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County v Shropshire Sunday 25th November 2018

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  :

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County v Shropshire Sunday 21st October 2018

This away fixture saw Worcestershire claiming their best result for many years. In an excellent all round performance the county beat Shropshire by 33 points to 7. They won 12 of the individual matches, drew one , and won all of the eight bonus points available. The county scored 207 shots compared with 164 by Shropshire.

Session  1.  Jim Tingle in his singles match waited until the 8th end to take the lead, and went on to win six of the last eight ends of his match to comfortably win 19-10. Johnathon Smith in a very even and hard fought match went into the last end level with his opponent, but won this last end by one shot to achieve an 11-10 victory. In a similar hard fought match Pete Forster and Richard Rose were level 10-10 after the 13th end, won the next end by two shots, and only went one shot down in end 15. They, therefore, won their match 12-11. Dave Grove and Alan Walters performed consistently in their pairs match and despite a a late rally by their opponents ran out winners 12-8.

Session  2.  This session saw the county achieve 100% success. Keith Mills triples team were trailing 2-3 after the fourth end but then went on to win the remaining nine ends to win in devastating form 18-3. Cayman Dredge’s triples team had an even contest with their opponents going into the last end level 13-13. They held their nerve to take the last end and win the match 14-13. Richard Danks’ fours team shot into a 12-1 lead after the 7th end and then had a bit of a fright when their opponents scored eight shots in the last four ends. This late rally, however, could not prevent Richard’s team winning 13-9. Terry Clifford’s fours team performed consistently throughout with a rush of blood in end 10, when they  won that end by 5 shots.. They won eight of the eleven ends played to run out winning 13-5.

Session 3.  Johnathon Smith in his afternoon singles match had another even and hard fought contest. He was in the lead for most of the match and eventually won it 13-11.. Jim Tingle lost his singles match 112-17. In the pairs there was a win for Dave grove and Alan Walters who took the lead in the fifth end and went on to win comfortably 18-7. Pete Forster and Richard Rose lost their pairs match.


Session  4.  Two wins, a draw, and one lost match in this session. A last end spurt by the opposition, winning it by 3 shots, prevented Cayman Dredge’s triples team from winning their second match of the day.  –  they had to settle for a 13-13 draw. Keith Mills triples team narrowly lost 11-13. Richard Danks’ fours team in a low scoring match, were level 5-5 after the 9th end. They went on to win the last two ends to achieve an 8-5 victory. Terry Clifford’s fours team took a commanding lead early in their afternoon match racing to an 11-2 lead in the fourth end – including taking 7 shots off the second end. Although Shropshire came back strongly they could not overtake Terry’s team who were 12-11 winners.

Results summary below  :







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County v West Midlands Sunday 14th October 2018

This away fixture for the county saw West Midlands winning by 25 points to 15. They scored 225 shots compared with 177 by Worcestershire –  the same county shot total scored against West Midlands the previous week.

The two triples teams won both their matches gaining the maximum eight points plus a two point bonus  –  a total of ten points out of the fifteen scored by the county. The other successes were Pete Forster/Richard Rose’s morning pairs win by 18 shots to 7 and Jim Tingle’s comfortable win in his singles match in the afternoon match, Dave Grove/Leah Arthurs-Thompson drew their morning pairs match 10-10.

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County v West Midlands Sunday 7th October 2018

This home fixture against West Midlands was the first match in the ESMBA iner county competition for 2018-2019. West Midlands won by 23 points to 17 with shots scored  –  Worcestershire 177 and West Midlands 188. This was a very close hard fought contest with Worcs. scoring 48.5% of the total shots with West Midlands scoring 51.5%.

Session  1.   There were two wins and two losses in this session with Jim Tingle winning his singles match comfortably 13-8. Dave Grove and Leah Arthurs-Thompson won their pairs match 17-10 helped by scoring the full complement of four shots off ends four and eight.

Session  2.   One win and one draw in this session. In the triples Cayman Dredge’s team were 8-4 up after end 9   –  8-5 up after end 10   –  8-6 up after end 11  and  8-7 up after end 12. The score seemed to be going in the wrong direction so the team decided that things should change in the final end which they won with a “Hot Shot” score of six to win the match 14-7. In the fours,  Alan Walters’ team were behind for ten of the eleven ends, going into the last end 7-9 down. they kept their nerve, took two shots off this last end to earn a well deserved draw.

Session  3.   Johnathon Smith in his singles match had a very strong finish winning the last five ends ( with a total of 8 shots ), to win the match 17-8. In the pairs Dave Grove and Leah Arthurs-Thompson, in a hard and closely fought match, went into the last end level on 9 shots, They won this last end by one shot to earn a well deserved 10-9 victory.

Sessin  4.   Both triples teams lost their matches but what a finale to the day’s competition by both fours teams. Alan Walters team lost the first two ends but won the remaining nine ends. This was a high scoring match for the county with end number 4 producing a 6 shot win, supported by consistent scoring throughout. The final result 20-4 was a fantastic win. Terry Clifford’s team went even further with a shot difference of +19 for the match. They won the first nine ends comfortably including    –   3 shots off end 1  –  5 shots off end 7  –  3 shots off end 8   and 3 shots off end 9. The opposition managed 2 shots off the last two ends with Terry’s team winning 21-2.

A summary of all of the results is shown below :

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County v Gloucestershire 30th September 2018

This home fixture against Gloucestershire was the first leg of the 2018/2019 Two Shires Competition. Gloucestershire won by 26 points to 14, having won ten of the individual matches and gaining six of the eight available bonus points. Worcestershire scored 179 shots compared with 211 by Gloucestershire.

Session  1.   Both Jim Tingle and Johnathon Smith won their opening singles matches  –  both with a two shot advantage. Jim shot into the lead and was 11-1 up after the 5th end. His opponent fought back strongly and scores were level at 14-14 going into the final end of he match. Jim kept his nerve and won this last end by two shots. Johnathon Smith was level with his opponent  11-11 after the 12th end and with a total of four shots off the 13th and 15th ends ( compared with two shots off the 14th end by his opponent ) Johnathon won 15-13. Both pairs teams lost their matches

Session  2 .   In the triples, Trish Clifford/Sandra Felton/Cayman Dredge were marginally ahead for most of their hard fought match. Scores, however, were level going into the last end, but the Worcs. team kept their nerve and won the end by two shots to win the match 13-11. Keith Mills triples team lost their match. Alan Walters’ fours team were either behind or level with their opponents for the first 8 ends  ( 7-8 down after the 8th end ). Winning the 9th end by 3 shots and the 10th end by a massive 6 shots, the team rocketed to a 16-9 win. Terry Clifford’s fours team narrowly lost their match 10-12.

Session  3.  Except for the first end Johnathon Smith was ahead of his opponent for the whole of his singles match. With a very strong and consistent performance Johnathon comfortably won by 17 shots to 8. Jim Tingle lost his singles match. In the pairs Pete Forster and Malcolm Saunders had a hard fought match with their opponents. They won 9 of the 15 ends in the match but with strong opposition scores were level 11-11 after the 13th end. Both Pete and Malcolm held their nerve and with a strong performance by both of them they took two shots off each of the final two ends to win 15-11. Dave Grove and Leah Arthurs-Thompson lost their pairs match by the narrowest of margins  11-12.

Session  4.    A disappointing session for the home team with both Triples and both Fours losing their matches.

A summary of the results is shown below  :

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