County v Stockport 8th October 2017

The County’s visit to Stockport on the 8th October resulted in a win for Stockport by 27 points to 13., with Stockport scoring 237 shots to Worcester’s 177.

Session  1.

Both Singles and Pairs lost their opening matches.

Session  2.

This session saw the county win two and draw one matches out of the four played. Maureen Tingle’s triples team  were 4-9 down after only four ends but came back very strongly to win their match 24-14. Terry Clifford’s Fours team had a consistent performance to win by 17-11 and Richard Payne’s Fours team who were 5-10 down with three ends to play earned a very worthy draw  –  10-10.

Session  3.

Jim Tingle in his Singles match was strong and consistent throughout, took the lead in the 8th end, and went on to win 16-12. Richard Rose and leah Thompson were 2-10 after six ends but came storming back to win their Triples match 16-13.

Session  4.

Mark Bourne’s Triples team took the lead in the 8th end  and went on to a convincing win 17-6.. Unfortunately the other Triples team and both Fours teams lost their matches.

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County v Stockport Metro 24th September 2017

This opening home fixture resulted in a win for Stockport Metro by 26 points to 14. Worcester’s shot score was 170 compared with 214 for Stockport.

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Richard Rose welcomes the Stockport Metro team for their first visit to Bromsgrove

Session  1

Session 1 saw both singles and both Pairs losing their matches. Johnathon Smith in his first Singles outing for the county was well placed at the end of the 12th end with scores level. Unfortunately his opposite number had the edge during the last three ends of the match to win what had been a very close match.

Session  2

Complete reversal for the fortunes of the county with wins in both the Triples and Fours. Overall the county teams scored 64 shots against 20 for Stockport with all team members contributing to this success. . Mark Bourne’s Triples team won 15-6,  Richard Rose’s team won 16-6  –  Richard Danks’ Fours team won 20-2 and Terry Clifford’s team won 13-6.

Session  3

The Singles and Pairs teams lost their matches with the only small consolation that the shot deficit was less than the morning session.

Session  4

Mark Bourne’s triples team had another convincing win with a strong performance throughout winning 22-8. Three shots off the penultimate end and four shots off the last end was a fine tribute to the team’s strength. The other Triples team lost together with both Fours teams.

A summary of the results is set out below.

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County Practice Session 1st October

There will be a County practice session at Bromsgrove Indoor Bowling Centre on Sunday 1st October from 10.00am to 2.00pm.  All County bowlers are invited to this session, and there is also an invitation to non county players and anyone interested in finding out more about short mat bowling to come along and see what is on offer.