This first match o f the 2018-2019 season was a friendly played away at Daventry .The County won by 28 points to 12, winning 10matches and drawing 2 of the 16 individual matches played. The County scored 228 shots against Northants 156 shots – a great start to the season.
Session 1. The County singles players got off to a comfortable start with Jim Tingle drawing his first game 11-11 in an evenly contested game. Richard Payne took the lead in his first match of the day in the fifth end, and maintained that lead throughout the remainder of the game finishing winner by 18 shots to 7. Sandra Felton and Richard Rose drew their opening pairs match 10-10 in what turned out to be an evenly matched competition. Belinda Gibbs and Dave Grove lost their match 8-14.
Session 2. After a strong start Keith Mills triples team faced a fierce fight back by Northants winning only one shot after the sixth end to narrowly lose 12-13. In another closely fought game Maureen Tingle’s triples team went into the last end one shot behind Northants. With four shots off the last end Maureen’s team were worthy winners by 12 shots to 9. In the fours matches, Alan Walters team won very comfortably 20 shots to 3, winning nine ends of the eleven played. Terry Clifford’s team narrowly lost 10-14.
Session3. In his singles match, Jim Tingle was one shot down after the 13th end, but with five shots off the last two ends he won his match 17-13, Richard Payne in his singles match, powered his way to a 21-9 win. – a very strong start to the third session. Sandra Felton and Richard Rose in their pairs match dominated throughout and led for 14 of the 15 ends played. They eventually won very comfortably 18-8. Belinda Gibbs and Dave Grove took the lead in the seventh end and maintained that lead to win 19 shots to 11.
Session 4. Keith Mills’ triples team were behind for most of their match being 8 shots t0 11 down with only two ends to play. With five shots off those last two ends the team surged past Northants to win by 13 shots to 11. Maureen Tingle’s triples team lost their second match of the day 6-14. In the Fours, there were two county wins. Alan Walters’ team were 7-8 down going into the last end, but with four shots off this last end they came out worthy winners 11-8. Terry Clifford’s team had a fantastic end to the day restricting their opponents to just one shot from the 11 ends played. Terry’s team went on to win by a very handsome 22 shots to 11.
SINGLES Jim Tingle – AM 11-11 PM 17-13.
Richard Payne AM 18-7 PM 21-9.
PAIRS Sandra Felton/Richard Rose – AM 10-10 PM 18-8.
Belinda Gibbs/Dave Grove – AM 8-14 PM 19-11.
TRIPLES Rachel Skye Wesson/Carol Arnold/Keith Mills – AM 12-13 PM 13-11.
Trish Clifford/Tony Crowley/Maureen Gibbs – AM 12-9 PM 6-14.
FOURS Robin Holmes/Chris Allen/Gary Markham/Alan Walters AM 20-3 PM 11-8.
Jenny Gibbs/Rob Franklin/Anne Hough/Terry Clifford AM 10-14 PM 22-1.