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Season 2016 Match Reports

B Team Match Reports

B Team Match Reports

May 5th Away at Basingstoke Town.

Rink 1: Elaine Bowman, John Maycock and David Bowman.

A very close match throughout the afternoon, at the  break Basingstoke were leading nine shots to eight. With only two ends to play the lead for Basingstoke had increased to three shots, but the final two ends were won by AWRE B to win the match 15 - 14.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

The AWRE triple were slowly into their stride and dropped six shots, including a five on the first end to go six down after only two ends. They then won seven ends before the break to lead by fourteen shots to eight. The break did not help the momentum and AWRE, lost the first four ends of the second period, and found themselves losing by three shots after fourteen ends. A strong finish by AWRE meant the match finished all square at 19 shots each.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

This triple always appeared to be in control of the match and were never trailing at any stage of the game. A four shot lead at the break increased to eleven by the end of the match. AWRE B won the rink 21 - 10.

Match Result: Basingstoke Town 43 (1 Point) AWRE B 55 (6 Points)

May 12th Away to Thornycroft.

Rink 1: Elaine Bowman, John Maycock and David Bowman.

The AWRE triple started strongly and at the tea break were leading twelve shots to five. Thornycroft  had the better of the remaining ends, winning six of the eight played to close the gap to two shots but AWRE held on to win 15 - 13.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

This was a very uneven match throughout with the home side only winning three ends.At the break AWRE were leading nineteen shots to two, which increased to 37 - 5 after the eighteen ends.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

Another match similar to the one on rink two again with Thornycroft on winning three ends. At the break AWRE were leading thirty two shots to one. At fifteen ends the score was forty six shots to one, but Thornycroft scored a total of eght shots on ends sixteen and seventeen but the match finished with AWRE winning 47 - 9.

Match Result: Thornycroft 27 (0 Points) AWRE B 99 (7 Points)

May 19th Home to Marnell Jades.

After the opening two matches AWRE were league leaders, two points ahead of Odiham Chinooks.

Rink 1: Elaine Bowman, John Maycock and David Bowman.

Marnell Jades failed to score until the ninth end, at the break AWRE were leading nineteen shots to two. AWRE only scored three shots after tea, but finished as comfortable winners 22 - 9.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

AWRE lost the first three ends but then got into the game to lead at the break by fifteen shots to six. A strong finish of nine shots on the final two ends ensured a conclusive win for AWRE by 33 - 14.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

Another very powerful opening first half of this match meant at the break AWRE were leading sixteen shots to three. There was no way back for Marnell, only winning four ends throughout the match and AWRE won 27 - 5.

Match Result: AWRE B 82 (7 Points) Marnell Jades 28 (0 Points)

May 26th Away to Howard Park A.

Rink 1: Elaine Bowman, John Maycock and David Bowman.

This match started fairly even and at the break AWRE held a two shot lead of eleven against nine. After tea AWRE only won one end and Howard Park dominated the game scoring fourteen shots to win the match, 25 shots to 13.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

AWRE started this game very strongly winning seven of the ten ends prior to the break to lead thirteen shots to four. A five on end eleven by AWRE opened up a fourteen shot lead. The remaining ends were fairly even with AWRE winning the rink by 24 - 14.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

Another strong start by the AWRE triple with a five and a four on the second and third ends. This meant that at the break they held a lead of fifteen shots to five. Howard Park dominated the remaining ends scoring ten shots against two, which meant a closer final score than appeared likely, but AWRE held on to win the rink 19 - 15.

Match Result: Howard Park A 54 (2 Points) AWRE B 56 (5 Points)

June 2nd Away to Odiham Chinooks.

Match postponed by Odiham Chinooks.

It was later agreed that because Odiham Chinooks were struggling to raise a team that this match would be combined with the match played on July 21st and double points would be at stake from that match.

​June 9th Home to Fleet United Cygnets.

After the opening four matches AWRE were league leaders, eight points ahead of Howard Park A.

Rink 1: Elaine Bowman, John Maycock and David Bowman.

AWRE started this rink with a five shot advantage due to the opposition fielding three male players. At the break this advantage had been reduced, and AWRE were leading by twelve shots to eight.The second period was fairly even but a five by Fleet on end thirteen proved to be decisive and AWRE ended up losing the rink by a single shot. The final score was 18 - 19.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

Another triple where AWRE started with a five shot advantage which by the break had increased to seven. After fifteen ends AWRE were leading by twenty shots to seventeen, but a very strong finish meant a win for AWRE by 27 - 17.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

A even match throughout with both teams winning nine ends. After twelve ends AWRE held a ten shot lead but then went four ends without scoring which reduced the lead to three with two ends to play. Both sides won one of the final two ends which resulted in a 20 - 18 victory for AWRE.

Match Result: AWRE B 65 (5 Points) Fleet United Cygnets 54 (2 Points)

 

June 16th Away to Hook Diamonds.

Match postponed by Hook Diamonds. (Played August 11th)

June 23rd Home to Basingstoke Town.

Rink 1: Mary Sykes, John Maycock and John Welch.

The first half of this game was low scoring and evenly matched with only twelve shots scored in the ten ends. AWRE held the lead seven shots to five. After the break Basingstoke only won a single end, and AWRE finished very comfortable winners by 21 - 7.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

A close match throughout with AWRE generally leading until end seventeen where Basingstoke took four shots to take the lead for the first time during the afternoon. A brace on the final end meant victory went to AWRE by 16 - 15.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

Basingstoke failed to score in the first four ends and the home team opened up a nine shot lead. At tea the score was twelve shots to seven. Nine shots in the first three ends after the break opened up a gap of fourteen which proved too much for the Town to pull back. The final score was 24 - 14.

Match Result: AWRE B 61 (7 Points) Basingstoke Town 36 (0 Points)

 

June 30th ​Home to Thornycroft.

The season had moved into the second half, and AWRE B were still the leaders of the Central Division. We were level with Howard Park A on thirty seven points but had only played six matches, compared to the eight matches played by Howard Park A. 

 

Rink 1: Mary Sykes, John Maycock and John Welch.

AWRE started with a five shot advantage and at the break the gap remained at five shots with the home side leading fifteen shots to ten. AWRE edged the final eight ends to win the rink 23 - 14.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

Details of this rink were missing but AWRE won it by 18 - 15.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

AWRE won six of the opening ten ends to lead at tea by eleven shots to five. They also edged the remaining ends to win the rink 19 - 8.

Match Result: AWRE B 60 (7 Points) Thornycroft 37 (0 Points)

July 7th Away to Marnell Jades.

Rink 1:Mary Sykes, Elaine Bowman and David Bowman.

Single shots on the first four ends won by AWRE were cancelled out on the next three ends. At the break AWRE were leading ten shots to four. With a seven on end eleven, and by winning all the remaining ends resulted in a very comfortable win by 35 - 5.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and John Welch.

A very start with both teams winning five ends prior to tea meant AWRE were leading twelve shots to ten. AWRE only allowed Marnell to win two ends of the last eight. The rink result was victory for AWRE B 21 - 12.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

AWREs triple were trailing for the first twelve ends of this game, a single shot on end thirteen levelled the match at twelve shots each but a strong finish over the remaining ends meant victory to AWRE by 17 - 13.

Match Result: Marnell Jades 30 (0 Points) AWRE B 73 (7 Points)

 

July 14th Home to Howard Park A.

This match was between the top two teams in the division and clearly one to avoid losing. AWRE B were league leaders on fifty one points, two ahead of Howard Park A, also AWRE had played two less matches than the opposition.

Rink 1: John Maycock, John Welch and David Bowman.

AWRE were only able to field two lady players for this fixture, so Howard Park started this rink with a five shot advantage. However a seven on end four by AWRE evened things up and at the tea break the scores were level at eleven shots each. Nine shots by Howard Park on ends twelve and thirteen opened up a lead of ten shots and Howard Park  finished victorious by seven shots, 16 - 23.

Rink 2: Elaine Bowman, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

A solid performance from this trio and by winning the first seven ends without reply opened an eleven shot lead. After dropping a few shots mid-match, AWRE scored fifteen on the final four ends which resulted in victory by 31 - 8.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

AWRE started this match well, and after six ends were leading by nine shots to one. They then went nine ends without scoring and only scored a single shot shot on the final twelve ends played. The final score was 10 - 16.

Match Result: AWRE B 57 (3 Points) Howard Park A 47 (4 Points)

July 21st Home to Odiham Chinooks.

Odiham Chinooks were beginning to struggle to get nine players for their league matches. Because of this the two sides, with league approval, had agreed that todays match would carry double points, in lieu of re-arranging the match cancelled by Odiham Chinooks on June 2nd

Rink 1: Elaine Bowman, John Maycock and David Bowman.

This turned into a very uneven game, Odiham only won three ends, and AWRE B were comfortable winners by 23 - 3.

Rink 2: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

A game that was full of large winning ends, AWRE with three threes and a five, while Odihan replied with one three and a four. At tea AWRE held a slender lead but the five on end twelve opened a six shot lead. This was maintained for the remaining ends and victory to AWRE by 21 - 15.

Rink 3: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and Fred Brown.

An even match throughout, but AWRE dropped ten shots on the final two ends before the break, meaning at tea Odiham held a seven shot lead. AWRE never really recovered from this, and lost the game 20 - 23.

AWRE B 64 (10 Points) Odiham Chinooks 41 (4 Points).

July 28th Away to Fleet United Cygnets.

Rink 1: Dot Brown, Ian Bowman and John Welch.

Going into the break at ten ends AWRE held the lead twelve shots to five. An even end to the game ensured victory to AWRE by the score of 19 - 13.

Rink 2: Elaine Bowman, John Maycock and David Bowman.

A close match throughout with never much between the two sides. With only the final end to play the scores were level at fifteen each, but a brace on end eighteen meant a win for AWRE by 17 - 15.

Rink 3: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

Another very close match with both  sides winning nine ends. After sixteen ends the scores were level at sixteen each. A three scored by Fleet on end seventeen proved decisive and Fleet progressed to win the game by two shots, 17 - 19

Match Result: Fleet United Cygnets 47 (2 Points) AWRE B 53 (5 Points)

August  4th Home to Hook Diamonds.

With only two matches remaining, both against Hook Diamonds, AWRE were seven points clear at the head of the table, and certain of qualifying for the Play-Offs. Sixty nine points had been gathered from twelve matches and the shot difference stood at a massive plus three hundred and four.

Rink 1: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

AWRE B started well in this match and had established a healthy lead at the break of fifteen shots to three. With the help of a six on end seventeen AWRE won the game 25 - 12.

Rink 2: Ian Bowman, John Welch and Fred Brown.

AWRE only won six of the eighteen ends played but this included three threes and a four, but in reply Hook Diamonds achieved two fives. Hook certainly started the better of the two teams and were leading by seven shots at tea. This advantage was maintained for the remaining ends and Hook Diamonds won the match 15 - 22.

Rink 3: John Maycock, David Bowman and Elaine Bowman.

Another strong start from the home side meant they led at the break by twelve shots to six. Both teams scored eight shots in the remaining ends and AWRE won the match 20 - 14.

Match Result: AWRE B 60 (5 Points) Hook Diamonds 48 (2 Points)

August 11th Away to Hook Diamonds.

Going into this their final match AWRE held a ten point lead in the Central Division with seventy four points and the second placed team, Howard Park A, had completed their matches. AWRE B were unbeaten in the thirteen matches played and it would be great to maintain the unbeaten record.

Rink 1: Diane Tompkins, Dave James and Graham Tompkins.

At the break AWRE had established a lead of six shots, thirteen to seven. AWRE doubled their score in the remaining ends and won the game 26 - 10.

Rink 2: Ian Bowman, John Welch and Fred Brown.

Hook failed to win any of the opening five ends and at the break AWRE were leading twelve shots to seven. Thirteen shots on the remaining ends resulted in a comfortable win by 25 - 12.

Rink 3: John Maycock, David Bowman and Elaine Bowman.

Two ends where AWRE secured four shots, meant at the break the scores were level at ten each. AWRE dominated the remaining ends to win the match 21 - 13.

Match Result: Hook Diamonds 35 ( 0 Points) AWRE B 72 (7 Points)

The seasons statistics.

A tremendous season for the B team scoring 81 points from the maximum 98 at stake. The team remained unbeaten and winning 33, and drawing 1, of the 42 rinks played. The  shot difference was +215, which equates to an average winning margin of over 15 shots per game. The league winning margin was 17 points, from Howard Park A, and was 10.5 points better than other league winners of the three divisions.

The key to our success, I think is down to having a very loyal and quality small squad of players, we only used 11 players all season. 

The Play-Offs await, we should have nothing to fear.