The most contrived title in the history of the Hustlers’ website is an unworthy reference to the Hustlers’ first win of the season, the victims being Temperance 12 at the Labour Club.
Both teams struggled on a wooden alley with uneven pitch but the first leg stayed fairly even until the Hustler’s meagre last hand of 10 gave the opposition a lead of 9 pins.
It was the next three up who effectively won the match, with Andy (43) and Clive (42) instrumental in converting a first leg deficit to a second leg lead of 15 pins, although Temperance 12 did oblige with their lowest leg.
Third leg started badly but steadied after a 9 spare by Gary. However the meerkat is becoming as rare at Hustlers as AU on a Tuesday night so Gary went home empty handed. Led by a fine 41 by Rich, who continues to pulverise his opposite number, the leg finished with honours shared.
And so to a very wobbly last leg which was filled with players who should know better behaving badly. Only the rock steady JT finished with any credit, with the Hustlers winning the leg by 3 and the game by 18.
27/9/11 v Temperance 12 @ Labour Club
1st leg total 100 v 109
2nd leg total 120 v 96
3rd leg total 115 v 115
4th leg total 112 v 109
Grand total 447 v 429
WON by 18