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Recap

On a highly playable home table, the scene was set for the first return fixture of the season. The Cock ‘A’ were looking to create some clear water away from their visitors who are rooted to the foot of the Division 1 table.

The draw was as fair to both teams as could be possible and so it was up to Dave to kick things off for the hosts. Without ever kicking into the higher gears Dave was never really tested by Ian who managed to score well considering he never managed to get the break back during the game. On to the second leg and Tony was always too strong for Andy and put the hosts 2-0 ahead.

With Rob having issues in the cellar, the third and fifth legs were swapped and so the pressure was on Norm to rescue his team and prolong the affair as a contest. In a fiercely fought match up Jim appeared to have the edge until a nerveless late break from Norm took the leg with as fine finish.

With the game back in the balance it was Mary’s turn to take the break against Leigh. She started well and quickly put her opponent under pressure. Leigh responded brilliantly and compiled an impressive 2.5k+ break – only to catch a one-up shot too strongly and ‘four times’ the break. This only served to spur Mary on and a 3k+ break later and she had closed things out for the team.

Rob was not able to secure the final leg to add gloss to the victory and so The Stirrup were able to narrow the score but nevertheless this defeat felt like a further nail in the relegation coffin for the visitors. Meanwhile, the home side have given themselves some breathing space with some favourable fixtures to come.

Details

Date Time Competition Season
27th November 2017 8:30 pm Winter League Winter 2017/18

Venue

The Cock
Cock Hotel, Harborough Rd, Northampton NN2 7AZ, UK

Results

TeamPointsOutcome
The Cock ‘A’3Win
The Stirrup Cup ‘A’2Loss

The Cock ‘A’

Player Score Legs Won Legs Drawn Legs Lost
Dave Sadler3700100
Tony Britten3600100
Rob Scarrott1830001
Mary Leeming5640100
Jim Thomson2560001
Total17330302

The Stirrup Cup ‘A’

Player Score Legs Won Legs Drawn Legs Lost
Ian Jellis1720001
Andy Jarvie1180001
Lorin Clough9220100
Leigh Holmes830001
Norm Reynolds3490100
Total16440203
Score
17330
16440
Legs Won
3
2
Legs Drawn
0
0
Legs Lost
2
3

KO KO FT