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Week 8 Match Reports

‘A’ Section

TEAM

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AGT

PTS

AVE

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Ab. Utd. ‘B’

8

6

1

1

354

270

39

14.75

2

The Fox

8

6

0

2

323

263

37

13.45

3

College Oak

8

5

2

1

330

284

32

13.75

4

Spread Eagle

8

5

0

3

341

288

28

14.20

5

Old Masters

8

4

0

4

331

299

28

13.79

‘B’ Section

TEAM

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Ab. Legion

8

5

1

2

299

273

29

12.45

2

Ab. Con. Club

8

3

1

4

303

293

21

12.62

3

Ab. Utd. ‘C’

8

1

2

5

241

316

12

10.04

4

Ab. Utd. ‘A’

8

1

2

6

183

287

9

7.62

5

Penlon

8

0

0

8

199

321

5

8.29

Game reports.

Ab. Con. Club beat Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 6-0 with leg scores of 13-8, 15-8, 11-6. For Con. Club T.Barrett 10, J.Sims 9, J.Castle 8 & M.Haynes 7. For Utd. ‘A’ Jim Warrell 8 & D.Warrell 7.

College Oak inflicted the 1st defeat of the season on Ab. Utd. ‘B’ with a 4-2 win. The leg scores were 12-19, 11-9, 14-11. For The Oak L.Clapton included a 6 in his 13 & D.Cross 7. For Utd. ‘B’ D.Davies 11, B.Clapton & D.Bowler 9 each.

Ab. Legion beat Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 6-0 with leg scores of 16-12, 15-10, 15-4 (yes four). For The Legion P.Ealey & C.Brind 11 each, D.Sapey 9, N.Tait 8 & N.Hazell 7. Their highest total of the season ensured their 1st 6-0 win. For Utd. ‘C’ S.Martin top scored with 8.

The Foxs’ lowest total of the season was enough to beat Penlon 6-0 with leg scores of 7-5, 11-6, 12-5. For The Fox B.Parker 10, D.Rusher & N.Weston 7 each. P.Stone managed the dreaded X-X-X. Cows a**e & banjo springs to mind. For Penlon David Blunkett was top scorer. Their 16 dolls was their lowest of the season.

Spread Eagle beat Old Masters 4-2 with leg scores of 15-10, 16-11, 15-17. For The Spread J.Simmons 11, J.Bowler & G.Brown 10 each, J.Driver 8 & M.Phillips 7. For OM T.Downes 11, A.Woolloff 10, G.Barguss & M.Hall 7 each.

Regards

Tosh

p.s. Not sure how far will get tonight but I will try to get through the games as quickly as possible. We must get the raffle under way by 10 o’clock. Good luck to all in the pairs and the raffle. Just like to take this opportunity to wish you all a merry Xmas and New Year.

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Week 7 Match Reports

‘A’ Section

TEAM

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AGT

PTS

AVE

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Ab. Utd. ‘B’

7

6

1

0

315

233

37

15.00

2

The Fox

7

5

0

2

293

247

31

13.95

3

College Oak

7

4

2

1

293

245

28

13.95

4

Old Masters

7

4

0

3

293

253

26

13.95

5

Spread Eagle

7

4

0

3

295

250

24

14.04

‘B’ Section

TEAM

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AGT

PTS

AVE

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Ab. Legion

7

4

1

2

253

247

23

12.04

2

Ab. Con. Club

7

2

1

4

264

271

15

12.57

3

Ab. Utd. ‘C’

7

1

2

4

215

270

12

10.23

4

Ab. Utd. ‘A’

7

1

1

5

161

248

9

7.66

5

Penlon

7

0

0

7

183

291

5

8.71

Game reports.

Old Masters beat The Fox 4-2 with leg scores of 14-11, 16-19, 20-8. For OM J.Barguss 13, T.Downes 12, G.Barguss included a 6 in his 10 & A.Woolloff 9. OM’s 50 dolls was their highest of the season. For The Fox D.Butler, N.Weston & B.Parker 9 each.

Ab. Legion beat Penlon 5-1 with leg scores of 16-8, 6-6, 14-7. For The Legion N.Hazell & D.Sapey 9 each, N.Tait & P.Ealey 7 each. For Penlon the only person getting a mention is J.Carter who hit no dolls at all, zero, zilch, not a sausage, b****r all….Penlons’ 21 dolls was their lowest total of the season.

Ab. Utd. ‘B’ recorded their 3rd 6-0 victory on the trot in beating Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 12-5, 17-13, 14-10. For Utd. ‘B’ D.Holmes 10, I.Morrison 9, B.Clapton, D.Bowler & D.Davies 8 each. For ‘The Warrell Family’ Jim & Jonno 7 each & Dave hit 6. M.Ashmall hit his his highest total of the season – three. Wow. Utd. ‘A’s 28 dolls was their highest total of the season.

The Spread Eagle recorded their highest total of the season (46) in beating Ab. Con. Club 6-0. The leg scores were 12-9, 16-15, 18-16. For The Spread J.Simmons & J.Bowler 13 each, J.Driver 8 & G.Brown 7. For The Con. Club T.Barrett 12, J.Castle 10 & J.Sims 8. That’s three 6-0 defeats on the trot for Con. Club.

College Oak drew 3-3 with Ab. Utd. ‘C’ with leg scores of 14-14, 9-12, 14-12. For The Oak P.Soden 9, D.Cross & L.Clapton 8 each & A.Pocock 7. For Utd ‘C’ D.Harris hit 13 dolls. In the 1st leg he needed 6 to win and just missed with his last stick. He has been tested for taking performance enhancing drugs. S.Martin hit 10 & A.Gregory 9.

Regards

Tosh

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Sticks and Things

Sticks and things

Back in 1988 the second summer of love. If you were a hardcore raver spending time at illegal warehouse parties and being arrested for breach of the peace. In fact I even have a record called breach of the peace by Spiral Tribe. Anyway that wasn’t me till later, I was only 13 at the time. No 1988 was my first serious foray into playing Aunt Sally.

It was a beer leg if I remember. An extra to make up the numbers and I’m pretty sure it would have been Abingdon Legion. I didn’t have my own sticks, I had to borrow my dads and they were heavy. Weighing in at one pound eight ounces I really struggled to reach the iron by rolling let alone hit the doll. Dad said I had to persevere though and that Christmas Santa gave me my first set of sticks.

In May of the next year I played my first season…Well, what actually happened was I played a grand total of 2 games not including the odd beer leg. The problem wasn’t my enthusiasm ( it was boundless) my problem was Abingdon Legion were an A section team, there was no premier in those days and I wasn’t good enough, only really making the team when holidays or illness decimated the team to the extent that they didn’t have any choice. In those days it was cut throat and I threw so badly that some weeks I didn’t make the team despite them only having 7 men. These were some pretty lean times for me (some may say I’ve not got much better, and to be fair on recent results they would be right) at times I really felt that I should probably take up a sport I would be more suited too. Sadly Extreme Ironing hadn’t been invented then, even if it was, mum wouldn’t let go to high with something so hot.

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So it was that I decided I should move to a team more befitting of my talents, I dropped a few leagues to play for the Fitzharris arms (now a owned by a super market) I spent 2 seasons there and finally the prodigal son returned. Not really any better but certainly wiser, there were fewer blobs and more ones.

All through out this I was throwing 1/8s. It’s all I had ever thrown until one evening there was a bit of a cock up and I forgot them. Luckily Bob Carter said “why don’t you use mine” They were 1/10s not a massive difference but they were a revelation, I don’t remember the exact score but I was seriously impressed. So much so that Bob and I used the same sticks for the rest of the season. This also shows an enormous amount of generosity because anyone that has their own sticks, my self included, won’t let anyone else use them. That Christmas Santa dropped a set of 1/10s down the chimney. He knows just what to get, doesn’t he?

Fast forward a few seasons and I’m in need of some new sticks, my previous ones a mass of splinters and no longer making weight. I was unable to get hold of 1/10s and has to settle for 1/11s now it’s only an ounce but I was unable to replicate my success with the 1/10s. So I hatched a plan. I don’t know why but I decided I needed heavier sticks. So I wrote my letter to Santa that Christmas. Sure enough on Christmas morning I was the proud owner of a set of 2lb sticks! They are a thing of beauty, but they can bite quite badly. Let them dry out and the resulting splinter will slice your hand in 2.

My point is I tried for years with the same sticks everyone else had. If not for circumstances and trying the different weighted sticks I would have stuck with them forever. Don’t take things for granted, mix it up a bit, never get into such a rut you can’t get back out.

Take her easy

Anchorman

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