ESMBA Inter County Knockout Series

The County were drawn against Surrey “A” for the preliminary round of the 2016 knockout series. This match was played at Daventry on the 31st January 2016, with the County narrowly losing by 18 points to Surrey’s 22.

During the morning session there were three wins for the county  –   In the Singles Jim Tingle, after a slow start, played a consistently strong game to win by a comfortable margin of 13 shots to 7. There was a very decisive win by Mark Bourne’s Triples team by 18 shots to 4, and a relatively comfortable win for Malcolm Saunders Triples team by 10 shots to 7. At the half way stage of the competition Worcestershire were trailing by 6 points to 10.

The afternoon session saw comfortable wins by Richard Payne ( Singles ) – 13 shots to 8, and by Johnathon Smith/Anthony Ruddy ( Pairs ) – 14 shots to 6. Mark Bourne’s Triples team was in devastating form winning their second match of the day by 22 shots to 6. The only other success during the afternoon was Richard Danks’ Fours team winning by 11 shots to 6.

The final result was a narrow win for Surrey who scored 22 points with Worcestershire on 18 Points. Surrey’s total shot score was 187 compared with 170 for Worcestershire.

The results for each of the disciplines are set out below :

Surrey 31 jan