Ipplepen v KTBC May 28

Keith BastonSouth Devon Mixed Bowling League

Town’s inexperience on artificial surfaces was again showed up when they travelled to Ipplepen on Saturday in the South Devon Mixed Bowling League. This was a new venue for Town and they were caught cold as the home side ran up a 14-39 advantage by the break and it got worse in the 2nd half as they lost by 26-97. This follows another loss on Kingsteignton’s carpet and they have yet to record a league point.

Keith Baston’s rink was 7-14 down after 12 ends but a count of 7 on the next end brought the scores level at 14-all. The prospect looked good as they held 3 shots on the next end, only to be thwarted by the home skip with the last bowl. 2 tight ends followed but the loss of a count of 5 on the penultimate end sealed a 10 shot win for the home side.

On Keith Brayne’s rink early losses of 2-15 were eased as a count of 4 brought the scores to 7-15 but the home side then took control to win 7-33.

A similar story unfolded on Eric Fitch’s rink as Town could only muster 5 singles to complete a disastrous afternoon.

Details:- Sue Allen, Peter Handford, Keith Baston 14-24. Tracey Moore, Ray Lancaster, Keith Brayne 7-33.  Tony Walters, Sandra Brayne, Eric Fitch 5-40.

Town’s next 3 matches in the league are on grass so they will be looking for a vast improvement.