Archive | November, 2016

County v Gloucestershire – 27th November 2016

This was the last of the fixtures in the current series of inter county matches for this year ( but the County has another fixture against Gloucestershire on the 17th December competing for the “Two Shires Trophy”).

The County’s away match on the 27th was won by Gloucestershire by 28 points to 12. ( 157 shots for Worcestershire and 211 shots for Gloucestershire)..

The morning session was disappointing with both Singles bowlers and one pairs team losing, with the second Pairs team of Peter Forster and Johnathon Smith drawing. Both the Triples and Fours teams lost their matches during the morning session with the result that the County only scored one point overall.

The afternoon session saw a dramatic improvement with four wins and one draw from the eight matches played, with the County scoring 11 points for this session. Although both Singles bowlers lost their matches, Jenny Gibbs and Richard Payne won their Pairs match 14-11 and Peter Forster and Johnathon Smith drew their match 14-14. There were wins for Mark Bourne’s Triples team ( 13-10 ) and Maureen Tingle’s Team ( 10-8 ). Richard Hulbert’s Fours team won 10-8.

A summary of the matches played is set out below :


County v Herefordshire – 6th November 2016

The County recorded its first win of the season against Herefordshire in the home fixture on the 6th November. The final score was 22 points for Worcestershire and 18 for Herefordshire. The respective shots score was 187 to 172.


Worcs. and Herefordshire line up prior to the match which saw Worcestershire winning by 22 points to 18.

Session 1.

This was a good session for the County with Richard Rose leading throughout his Singles match to win by 12 shots to 10. Terry Clifford in his Singles match powered into the lead after the fifth end to win convincingly by 16 shots to 10. In Johnathon Smith’s Pairs match, scores were level 8-8 after eight ends, but thereafter the team had the edge finishing with a 14-12 victory. In the second Pairs match Pete Hopkins’ team were 6-18 down after nine ends,but then went on to win the next six ends in an excellent comeback only to lose narrowly by 15 shots to 18.

Session 2.

“Triples 1” could not find their form and lost their first match of the day 5-11, but “Triples 2”, Maureen Tingle’s team, started in devastating form being 8-0 up after the seventh end. They went on to win convincingly 12-5. “Fours 1” team lost their opening match, but “Fours 2”, Jim Tingle’s team, starting the last end one shot down won this last end by 2 shots to end up winning 9-8.

Session 3.

In a reversal of the first session both Singles players lost their matches. Johnathon Smith’s Pairs team secured their second win of the day by 13 shots to 7, having led throughout their match. The second pairs team unfortunately lost.

Session 4.

Their were wins for both Fours teams and one of the Triples teams in this session. Mark Bourne’s Triples team were 5-9 down after seven ends but went on to score 13 shots from the next five ends to win comfortably 18-10. Richard Hulbert’s Fours team were level 8-8 after 8 ends, but then went on to win the next three ends to finish wining comfortably 16-8. Jim Tingle’s Fours team led throughout their match and finished worthy winners 14-4.

A summary of the individual results is shown below :