Waisters clear at the top of men's triples league after big victory over Miners

Falmouth Packet: Waisters clear at the top of the men's triples league after big victory over Miners Waisters clear at the top of the men's triples league after big victory over Miners

THE Falmouth Men’s Triples were in action again on a calm and mild Sunday morning, ideal for bowling and enjoying the company and fresh air.

League leaders Falmouth’s Waisters, skipped by Ron Medlyn, David Jenkin 2 and John Maunder leading were to play Bickford Smiths Miners, skipped by Geoff Stephens, Tony Atkins 2 and David Hocking leading.

The Waisters after losing the first two ends scored four on the third end and another four on the fifth end to take an 8-3 lead after six ends. The Miners after taking one shot on the seventh end were to lost the next four as the Waisters cruised into a 16-4 lead.

The Waisters lead, John Maunder, was in devastating mood and set the game up for the rest of the team to work on. Suddenly life became easier for the Waisters as the back end bowled to a winning head and the miners were soon in very deep trouble. The Miners today were not on their best form and can bowl much better. However, the Waisters now with all three players on song ran away with the game to win 25-7.

The Frostbites, skipped by Tony Nancholas, Joe Nathan 2 and Mike Sanders leading were to play the Jets, skipped by Melville Angel, John Daly 2 and Paddy McMullen leading. This was proving to be a very well fought out game as after eight ends both teams were level at 6-6. The Jets took the ninth end to lead 7-6, but their lead was short lived as the Frostbites went ahead to lead 11-9 after 13 ends.

After 15 ends the Frostbites still held a 12-10 lead and were to secure the game by taking a three on the 16th and three on the 17th to lead 18-10. They did lose three to the Jets on the last end but had still done enough to win 18-13.

Last week the Jets had Jordon Sanders leading and today his father Mike had a good game, not to be outdone by his son, this was a good win for the Frostbites.

Helston’s Ditchers, skipped by Terry Channon, C Archbold 2 and Russell Dawes at lead played their fellow team members, Helston’s Blue Anchors, skipped by Walter Polglaze, Roger Leech 2 and Robin Bray leading.

The Ditchers made a great start to take an 11-1 lead after only three ends taking 2x5s in succession. Gradually the Blue Anchors pulled back to trail 4-11 after six ends, but the Ditchers then secured two singles to take a 13-4 lead after eight ends. Disaster then struck the Ditchers, the second week in succession dropping high scores, as the Blue Anchors took a two followed by a seven to tie the game at 13-13. Both teams again tied on 16-16 and 18-18.

The Blue Anchors then moved out to take a 19-18 lead going into the last end. The Anchors, holding three shots, with Terry Channon having one last bowl to play for, the Ditchers bowled it wide way off line, the bowl hit another short bowl, glanced off it and came in for short bowl to tie the game 19-19.

The Ditchers had got out of jail and the Blue Anchors were not amused!

Stithians Ranchers, skipped by Harry Barnes, David Rickard 2 and Phil Matthews at lead were against Falmouth’s Packets, skipped by Paul Bobin, Jim Chatterton 2 and Jim O’Brien at lead. Both teams were level at 3-3, 5-5 and 8-8 and it was the Packets who then took control of the game to win the next five ends and take an 18-9 lead due to some good leading by Jim O’Brien and the rest of the team backing him up.

The Ranchers won the 16th and 17th ends, but could only score single shots and the Packets rounded the game off by taking one shot on the last end to record a 19-11 win. This was a great win for the Packets, who this year having been under constant pressure and losing games they should have won. Perhaps now they can move up the table with more consistent form.

Results: Ranchers 11, Packets 19; Ditchers 19, Blue Anchors 19; Jets 13, Frostbites 18; Waisters 25, Miners 7.

 

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