County v Gloucestershire – 8th October 2016

This home fixture saw the County narrowly losing to Gloucestershire by 18 Points to 22 ( 181 shots for Worcestershire and 186 shots for Gloucestershire )

In the morning session there were wins in the Singles for Richard Rose ( 17-12 ) and Richard Payne ( 11-10 ). Richard Payne won 10 of his 15 ends win Richard Rose winning 9. Unfortunately both pairs teams lost.

Session 2 saw both Triples teams losing but there was a narrow win for Richard Hulbert’s Fours team by 9 shots to 8, and a draw by Ben Mole’s Fours ( 8-8 ).

In session 3 Richard Rose was denied a hard fought win when his opponent snatched an equalising shot with his last bowl of their match. The second Singles match together with the Pairs were lost.

In the final session of the day both Triples won, one of the Fours teams also won with only a narrow 9-11 defeat for the second Fours team. Mark Bourne’s Triples team only lost three ends of their thirteen end match to romp home 17-3 winners. Pete Hopkins with his Triples team also had a comfortable win by 13 shots to 6. Ben Mol’s Fours team were narrowly leading 5-4 with three ends remaining in the match, and then went on to win two of those three ends – each by 5 shots – to become worthy winners 15-5.

A summary of the day’s results is set out below :