Match report from Adam Tanner of the Under 25 County Double Rink competition vs Worcestershire played at Royal Wootton Bassett this morning:
I’m very pleased to report another strong win, 53-33, this time against a Worcestershire team which finished as national runners up in 2014 (and beat Wiltshire en route).
Craig Morphet’s rink had a tough draw against England U25 back ender Luke Lane, but put themselves 8-0 up after just 2 ends with some excellent early bowling. They went on to win 23-19 after 19 ends.
Mike Titcombe’s rink managed an excellent 30-14 win. Although they dropped a 6 on the 12th end, they immediately scored a 5 in response, and that was the only time all day that they dropped more than a single shot on an end. Scorecards and a team photo are below.
Once again, the character and spirit throughout the team was excellent. Thanks to everyone who was there to support us.
After 5 consecutive weekends of U25 bowling, we now have a breather, which has been well earned. On Sunday 18 June we will play the regional finals at Bristol BC. If we win in the morning, we will play again in the afternoon for a place in the National Semi-Final in Leamington. Opponents are yet to be confirmed. I will be in touch well in advance to let you know the draw and our chosen team.
Jamie Shadwell/Chris Poole/Ben Choules/Craig Morphet beat Luke Lane 23-19
James Richman/Jordan Moody/Craig Hatherall/Mike Titcombe beat Glenn Weaver 30-14