Archive | October, 2018

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 squad for Sunday 21st October 2018

The county squad for the away fixture against Shropshire on Sunday the 21st October is shown below  :

Arrive at the venue no later than 10.00 am for a 1030 am start. There is a cafe on site so hopefully there will be food and drink available.

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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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