KTBC v Kingsbridge Park August 18

Keith BastonFriendly Match

Kingsbridge Town entertained Kingsbridge Park for the 2nd leg of the Cup Competition between the sides. Park won the 1st leg by 20 shots so it would take a superhuman effort by the home side to turn the tables. Town was hampered as they had to play with 2 players short for various reasons.
Heavy rain was forecast for later in the afternoon so it was decided to play through without an interval. Town’s prospects looked bright after 12 ends as they led by 16 shots at 47-31. The rain then arrived and the visitors played much better in the wet conditions as they pulled back 15 shots but the match was ended after 16 ends as Town managed the win by a single shot with a final score of 55-54. So Town won the match but Park retained the cup on aggregate of 110-129.
Town was indebted to the rink manned by Steve Ellis, Sandra Brayne and Eric Fitch who opened a lead of 19-3 after 12 ends including a count of 6 on the 5th end. Keith Brayne’s rink was 5-9 down after 8 ends but a run of 8 shots gave them the lead, only for Park to pick up 4 shots on what proved to be the final end. Keith Baston’s trio was 15-10 up but the rains came and Park scored 8 shots to win by 3 shots. Kevin Moore’s team were always playing catch up and finally succumbed by 6 shots.
Details:- Steve Ellis, Sandra Brayne, Eric Fitch won 19-7. Peter Hanford, Keith Brayne lost 13-15. Tony Walters, Keith Baston lost 15-18. Colin Harvey, Tracey Moore, Kevin Moore lost 8-14.