County v Gloucestershire – 1st October 2016

The County visited Gloucestershire at their Churchdown venue for this “Two Shires Trophy” fixture, where Gloucestershire won scoring 30 points to Worcestershire’s 10  ( 231 shots for Gloucestershire and 175 for Worcestershire ).

In the first session the only county win was obtained by Richard Rose in the Singles. Facing a 3 shot deficit in the last end of his match, Richard came storming through to win the end by 4 shots giving him  a 15-14 victory. The county lost its other Singles match and the two Pairs matches, although Trish Clifford and Phil Thompson only lost by one shot in the final end of their match.

The second session also saw only one win for the county. Keith Mills Triples team had an 11-9 win in a hard fought contest.

In the third session Jim Tingle won his Singles match comfortably 18-6, but the other Singles match was lost together with the two Pairs matches.

The fourth session saw Maureen Tingle’s Triples team draw 11-11 and Terry Clifford’s Fours team win in a most dramatic fashion. The team scored 6 shots in the second end  –  which was their only score until the ninth end  –  and were losing 6-12 at the beginning of the ninth end. The team went on to win the next three ends culminating in a well deserved 13-12 win.


Terry Clifford in action during his Fours team win at Gloucester











A summary of the individual results is shown below :