KTBC v Totnes [Summers Trophy] 5 May

Keith BastonFriendly Match

Town entertained Totnes in the 1st leg of the Summers Trophy on Saturday. The home side were short of practice due to the recent wet weather but on a glorious afternoon they won on all four rinks to take a 47 shot lead into the 2nd leg in August, winning by 89 shots to 42.
David Thorne’s rink shot into a 10-0 lead after 7 ends but the visitors pulled it back to 10-10 after 11 ends. This spurred Town into action and counts of 5 and 6 in the 2nd half gave Town a 13 shot victory. Similarly, on Keith Baston’s rink, Town went into an 8-0 lead, but despite losing 5 shots in the next 2 ends they ran out winners as a result of a run of 7 shots in 4 ends with a final score of 22-11. Things were much tighter on Eric Fitch’s rink in the early stages, 9-6 up after 11 ends, but a run of 12 shots in 6 ends gave Town a 13 shot advantage. A similar pattern occurred on Tim Lewis’s rink as the scores were tied 10-10 after 14 ends but 10 unanswered shots in the last 4 ends took the score to 20-10.
Details:- Sandra Brayne, Keith Brayne, David Thorne 26-13, Jim Balsden, Colin Baker, Eric Fitch 21-8. Sue Allen, Steve Ellis, Keith Baston 22-11. Marion Thorne, Geoff Bulbulian, Tim Lewis 20-10