Having beaten Park in the away match, Town went into this match with confidence but a very tight match was played on both rinks with the final result depending on the final bowl. Town eventually won on both rinks to earn 6 league points with a final score of 37-27.
Eric Fitch’s rink was evenly contested with John Harding’s trio up to the 10th end, with Town 1 shot down at 11-12 but 7 shots in the next 4 ends made the difference as Town won by 21-14. Keith Baston’s rink was 8-3 up on John Yeabsley’s team after 7 ends but they could only muster 1 shot in the next 7 ends to trail 9-13. Town then scored 6 shots in 3 ends to lead 15-13 with one end to play. Park were holding 3 shots and in a winning position with one bowl to come but the final bowl promoted a home bowl to win the end and the match by 16-13.
Details:- Ray Lancaster, Tim Lewis, Eric Fitch beat David Bond, John Fowler, John Harding 21-14. Keith Brayne, David Thorne, Keith Baston beat Alan Bell, Charlie Dunton, John Yeabsley 16-13.