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