Yealmpton v KTBC 24 June

Keith BastonFriendly Match

Town travelled to Yealmpton on Sunday for the 1st Leg of the Cup Competition between the sides. The home side started better and were 27-39 up at the half way point but Town fought back to level the scores by the 14th end at 53-all.  This effort took its toll and Yealmpton came back to win by 63-73, leaving Town to pull back 10 shots in the 2nd leg in July.

Eric Fitch’s rink had a good start and 2 counts of 5 gave them a healthy lead, 19-2 at the break.  This was extended to 24-5 by end 14 but the home side scored 9 shots in the final 5 ends to reduce the deficit to 10 shots. David Thorne’s trio were involved in a close match but a count of 5 shots on the 14th end proved decisive as this was the winning margin. The other 2 rinks got off to terrible starts. Keith Baston’s rink was 2-20 down after 13 ends  but 8 shots in the last 5 ends made the score respectable. Similarly, Ray Lancaster’s rink was 0-18 at the break but 12 shots in the next 4 ends was not enough as  the home side replied with 10 shots in the last 5 ends.

Details:- Peter Hadley, Jim Balsdon, Eric Fitch won 24-14. Geoff Langridge, Colin Baker, David Thorne won 17-12. Julie Hadley, Steve Ellis, Keith Baston lost 10-21. Bill Rockey, Marion Thorne, Ray Lancaster lost 12-26