Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Arnos - Prentice Cup (home/away)

Muswell Hill Bowls Club played another needle match in the Prentice Cup against Arnos. The home fixture was played on a faster green than usual - freshly mown by Keith. Roger M, David L, Johnny and Keith were not firing on all cylinders but managed to take a short lead and hold on, often by a single shot, right through to the final 3 ends where they dropped 2 then 4 and finally got one shot back to lose a tantalising 17-18.
The away crew of Roger C, John D, Richard and Noel started slowly being 11-2 down after 7 ends. They plugged away picking off singles and the odd two holding the mat for 8 ends to sit 13-11 up after 15 ends. Arnos' home crew managed to mirror their away team's late flurry taking the final three ends 2, 2, 3 to send our boys off with a 13-19 defeat.
Our next two fixtures are West Finchley on Saturday pm and Barnet on Sunday am.