This home fixture against Shropshire resulted in a win for Shropshire by 23 points to 17. A minor consolation for Worcestershire came from a two shot advantage over Shropshire with the county scoring 191 shots to Shropshire’s 189.
A very successful first session for the county with three wins and only one lost match. Jim Tingle was in devastating form in his singles match, winning eleven of the fifteen ends to win the match 25-8. Johnathon Smith in his singles match was trailing 1-12 after the 8th end but managed to pull back to a 11-16 defeat, an important fight back as far as shot difference is concerned. In the pairs Leah Thompson and Richard Rose had a very comfortable 17-10 win, having been in the lead from the 9th end. Pete Forster and Cayman Dredge in their pairs match led form the 2nd end putting pressure on the opposition throughout the match to win by 24-8, having finished in fine style with four shots off the last end.
At this stage of the competition the county had a 35 shot advantage.
A complete reversal of fortunes in this session. Shropshire won the four matches to gain all eight points. With a negative shot difference of 31 for the session, Worcestershire were still four shots ahead of Shropshire at the half way stage , even though they were behind on points gained. Although both the triples and fours teams lost their matches, Terry Clifford’s team had an interesting battle with the opposition – the first two ends were tied. At the end of the 6th end only four shots had been scored. Shropshire eventually went on to win scoring eight shots to Worcestershire’s four, which could well be close to a record for a low scoring match.
Rachel Skye Wesson delivering a perfect line and length in her second match with the county playing in Richard Payne’s fours team
Jim Tingle continued his form in the afternoon singles match to lead throughout the 15 ends winning 13-5. Johnathon Smith in his singles match fought back from 2-10 down after the 8th end to lose by 10-15. In their pairs match Finlow Hunt and Cayman Dredge narrowly lost 9-12. Leah Thompson and Richard Rose could not be contained by the opposition and went on to a very strong 21-7 win, having led throughout the match.
Both triples teams lost . Richard payne’s fours team drew 9-9 following a late surge by the opposition.Terry Clifford’s fours team won 13-9, having led from the 3rd end , finishing with three shots off the last end.
A summary of all the results is shown below.