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24/04/2014 Second Round

OCC "A"  v  WEST WITNEY

This second round tie against West Witney, proved to be a very different proposition, for an unchanged City "A" side, that put paid to Charlbury, in Tuesdays first round encounter.

West Witney raced away to a 13 shot lead after just 5 ends across the board, leaving all the City rinks trailing.

Mike Petersen's rink got away to a dreadful start against Witney's Harry Williams, dropping 8 shots in the first 5 ends, but Petersen's fortunes began to change, when on the 7th end, he picked up 3 shots and 5 more shots in the next 4 ends to get himself within 3 shots (9-12) at 12 ends, unfortunately Mike was unable to close the gap any further, eventually going down by 5.

Alan Ley's rink gave a good solid account of itself defeating Witneys's Trevor Prew by 5 shots, it looked at one stage after they picked a good 5 to go (14-6) up on the 11th end, that Alan's rink was going add another comfortable victory to their name, a set "minor" setback soon followed, holding a good 4 shots, David Wedge's enthusiastic draw , sliced the jack back amongst 3 Witney Bowls from which Alan was unable to recover, Trevor Prew however, drew his last wood to pick up a valuable 4 Shots. Alan steadied his rink, picking a single on the next end, and eventually going on to win (19-14)

 

Chris Earl's rink, took until the 11th end to get their nose's in front, coming back from (3 - 8) down @ 9 ends, they hit back with ( 4-3-3-2-1) in preceding 5 ends to go (16-8) up @ 14. Although Kevin Alder's rink  managed to win 3 of the remaining 4 ends, but they were restricted to only picking  up 4 shots. Chris coming out on top (17-12)

Mark Handcock's rink also struggled to get going, it wasn't until the 14 end that Mark's boy's started to make their presents felt, (7 - 11) down @11 ends, using the same tactics as he employed on Tuesday against Charlbury, he shortened the length by bringing the mat up, and proceeded to take the remaining 7 ends, (2-1-4-1-2-1-1) to defeat Paul Skidmore 19-11. 

 

CITY & COUNTY V WEST WITNEY
Skips 5 10 15 18 21   21 18 15 10 5 Skips
C. EARL 2 7 16 17   1   12 9 8 4 K. ALDER
M. PETERSEN 1 6 11 13   2   18 15 12 9 H. WILLIAMS
M. HANDCOCK 3 9 15 19   3   11 11 10 5 P. SKIDMORE
A. LEY 3 9 15 19   4   14 13 6 4 T. PREW
            5            
            6            
TOTALS 9 31 57 68       55 48 36 22 TOTALS