Downpour fails to dampen SABA Spirits
Kevin Reardon / 2006-05-07 15:46:44
Quesada 7-7 La Siesta. Having had my own planned match at Benitachell cancelled due to rain on Friday, I wandered over to Quesada to watch others get wet instead. The players in this match battled on when the weather became miserable and the end result could literally not have been close, with the rinks shared at 3 each and the shots level at 105 apiece. La Siesta were quite a few shots up going into the last couple of ends, but Quesada finished well to grab an extra point.
Caroline Blay, John Rudkin, Graham Phillips. 23 - 11 Claire Holloway, Ron Chambers, Peter Hutton.
This was a reasonably comfortable win for Quesada, who led 12 - 5 at halfway and continued in much the same vein in the second half to win by 14 shots .
Ruth Birch, Aubrey Blay, Mike Cox. 17 - 22 Joy Gardiner, Peta Rhodes, John Cooper.
Although the Quesada trio lost, they recovered from 5 - 17 down at 9 ends to win seven of the last nine, reducing the shot deficit to only 5, which proved vital as regards the overall total.
Norma Lamberton, Pearl Houghton, Mike Lamberton. 8 - 18 Ann Heath, Jean Cooper,Alan Barton.
After a close opening seven ends, La Siesta were just one ahead at 5 - 4, but took control of the next seven in which they scored 11 without reply, which clinched the result.
Brian Houghton, Paul Lewis,Maureen Kidd. 12 - 25 Jim Mullarky, Iris Kadwell, Derek King.
The La Siesta team picked up a couple of big scores, a 6 and a 5, in the first half which effectively gave them control as they led 15 - 7. From there on they continued to play steadily and finally won by 13 shots.
Diane Lawton, Terry Lawton,John Muldoon. 22 - 14 Joe Johnson, Joan Dullaway,Brian Gardiner.
From being closely contested initially, when the score was 10 - 10 after 8 ends,Quesada outscore their opponents heavily, allowing them to collect only 4 singles while they increased their own tally to record an 8 shot win.
Ann Linley, Gerry Linley,Jason Prokopowycz. 23 - 15 Enid Chapman, Pam King, Bill Chapman.
A really well fought match all hinged on the last few ends. Quesada were just one shot ahead at 16 - 15, but finished by winning the last 3 ends, scoring 7 shots in the process, which again proved vital when the overall shots were counted up.