Town was due to play Lee Moor at home on Sunday but on inspection damp areas were found on the new green after heavy rain and a last-minute decision was made to transfer the match to Lee Moor. Town made a good start, 14-8 up after 4 ends but the home side clawed it back to lead by 3 shots at the half way break and finally prevail by 55-65.
On Town’s only successful rink, skipped by Eric Fitch, a ten shot lead was held at the break but the home side pulled a shot back in the 2nd half as Town won by 9 shots. On Keith Brayne’s rink a 6-13 deficit was wiped out by a run of 8 shots in the next 6 ends to lead 14-13 but they were pipped at the end by 2 shots. On Keith Baston’s rink a very tight game was played but counts of 4 and 3 against gave Lee Mill the edge. On the rink skipped by John Yeabsley, Town were always struggling but a count of 5 on the penultimate end gave them hope but the hosts then scored 5 on the last end to win by 12 shots.
Details:- Bill Rockey, Steve Ellis, Eric Fitch won 21-12. Sue Allen, Ray Lancaster, Keith Brayne lost 15-17. Jocelyn Schirn, Tony Walters, Keith Baston lost 10-15. Bill Schirn, Sandra Brayne, John Yeabsley lost 9-21.
Town would like to thank Lee Mill for organising the match at short notice.