Elite Spares

A tricky alley lay in wait for Hustlers as they travelled to Saracens to get reacquainted with Cannonballs Elite.

 A steady performance from 1st leg saw several missed spares (along with our 1st spare of the night, from TC), but enough to yield three 40s.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough and we found ourselves 19 pins down.  2nd leg struggled, despite Steve chalking up our highest spare & highest score (and our first 50 of the season), yet they did enough to pull a pin back, leaving us trailing by 18 at halftime.

3rd leg were our top leg by far, with Stu & Lewis each contributing a spare in a total that featured two 40s and our second 50, but still dropped 5 pins. The anchors were to put in a good showing, with Clive getting our fifth spare (well short of the Elite’s spare total!!!) to become our 2nd winning leg.  But the gap was too big and we were soundly beaten on the night.

It’s the Cup next week (surely the start of a successful run this year) as we head to United Services.

26/9/12 v Cannonballs Elite @ Saracens

 

Mart 8 8 9 7 7 8 47 -5

TC

6 7 3 6 13 5 40 -9

Rob

7 8 7 5 8 9 44 -5

1st leg total 131 v 150

AS

6 7 5 7 6 6 37 -17

Rich

7 6 4 9 2 8 36 -1
Steve 7 7 17 4 8 7 50 19

2nd leg total 123 v 122

Dan

9 8 5 5 9 8 44 -2

Stu

7 9 6 4 12 8 46 -3
Lewis 7 13 9 9 4 6 50 0

3rd leg total 140 v 145

Neil

8 8 9 6 9 7 47 5

Clive

7 11 6 7 8 6 45 -2
JT 8 8 9 4 7 8 44 -2

4th leg total 136 v 135

Grand total 530 v 552

WON by -22

‘Slurs Creamed

 

A home reunion this week as Hustlers took on old rivals Cream in what we expected to be a close game.

 

 

A mixed start for 1st leg saw Neil get top score as he also ticked off 1st (only & top) spare and 40.  But it wasn’t enough as we dropped 8 pins.  2nd leg struggled to find form, and the 100 mark, as Pete bottom scored, dropping a further 16 pins to leave a midpoint gap of 24.

3rd leg stepped up to take on the challenge.  With three 40s (and a 9 apiece for Clive & Lofty), they somehow managed to close the gap completely, handing a levelled game over to the anchors to finish off.  A tense leg ensued as Rob managed another 40.  but it proved to be not enough, as Cream eked out a 7-pin gap to take the game at the close.

It’s the Cannonballs away @ Saracens next week, so we’re hoping for some good scoring chances for a change.

17/9/12 v Cream @ Suffolk

 

Jt 6 6 7 8 7 3 37 -11

Mark

6 4 6 4 5 3 28 -3

Neil

8 15 3 9 3 5 43 6

1st leg total 108 v 116

AS

5 5 4 6 8 8 36 -7

Pete

6 5 5 3 2 5 26 -9
Steve 8 3 4 6 5 8 34 0

2nd leg total 96 v 112

Clive

9 8 3 8 7 5 40 6

Mart

6 9 7 6 6 6 40 4
Lewis 8 6 6 7 8 8 43 14

3rd leg total 123 v 99

Gary

1 7 5 5 5 7 30 -11

Stu

4 8 6 3 8 4 33 2
Rob 8 6 5 7 8 6 40 2

4th leg total 103 v 110

Grand total 430 v 437

WON by -7

Sinners singed

And finally the new season gets under way & the Hustlers began a new season with a match at CSSC v Sinners.

1st leg got off to a good start, despite TC’s best efforts in getting the night’s lowest score.  But the Tocknells got our 1st 9s & 40s, Lewis leading the way with our first spare of the season and top score of the night.  2nd leg were even better, with Stavros & Pistols both hitting the 40 mark, Pete getting the best with another spare.

JT continued the trend with another spare as he & Stu (already 1 up on last season) added another pair of 40s to our tally, only for Lofty to notch up our maiden beaver and take Barry home with him at the end of the night.  A steady anchor leg saw just Rob get a 40, but they were good enough to take us home by the smallest of margins – a single pin.

A great start to the season, to great relief.  We are at home next week to face old opponents the Cream.  Here’s hoping for another win.

11/9/12 v Sinners@ Civil Service Club

Clive 8 2 9 8 6 7 40  

TC

4 5 5 4 6 5 29  

Lewis

8 8 5 5 13 9 48  

1st leg total 117

AS

8 7 5 7 6 7 40  

Pete

5 13 6 5 9 8 46  
Steve 4 8 5 6 6 6 35  

2nd leg total 121

JT

6 6 5 7 9 12 45  

Mart

6 7 6 7 0 9 35  
Stu 7 7 5 6 8 7 40  

3rd leg total 120

Rob

7 5 8 7 7 7 41  

Gary

3 6 6 5 7 8 35  
Neil 7 6 4 4 8 8 37  

4th leg total 113

Grand total 471 v 470

WON by 1

Geriatric event?

As tradition dictates, Hustlers wamed up for the new season with a "friendly" match against the auld enemy, the Anchor Old Ladies.  It promised to be challenging as the ‘Slurs looked to preserve their unbeaten run in the contest.

1st leg made a steady start, with cap’n Clive bravely struggling through his manflu to gain a 6-pin lead.  2nd leg performed magnificently in extending the lead by another 17 pins, with Lofty getting our sole 40 of the night.

3rd leg stumbled a little, as Tim got our first beaver of the night, closely followed by our first 9 (soon followed by a second from Stu), only to see the Old Ladies pull 4 pins back.  The anchor continued the decline as they lost a further 3 pins, aided by JT getting our 2nd beaver, but doing enough to preserve the lead.

Victory to the men once more – surely a good omen for the coming season.  Our campaign starts in earnest  on Tuesday with a visit to the Civvy Club to take on the Sinners.

7/9/12 v Anchor Old Ladies @ Suffolk

Lewis 6 1 6 6 4 8 31 2

Mark

4 5 6 7 7 5 34 -3

Clive

6 8 5 7 4 6 36 7

1st leg total 101 v 95

TC

8 7 6 4 7 6 38 11

Jim

4 6 5 3 5 4 27 -4
Mart 6 6 8 7 6 7 40 10

2nd leg total 105 v 88

Pete

5 5 3 6 4 23 -4

Matt

5 6 5 6 7 29 -1

Stu

6 3 8 5 9 31 -2

Tim

0 9 7 7 3 26 -10

3rd leg total 109 v 113

Steve

7 8 6 6 6 33 8

JT

6 8 7 0 3 24 -6

AS

7 4 5 5 6 27 -3

Gary

6 7 8 7 5 33 3

Neil

7 3 4 7 6 27 -5

4th leg total 144 v 147

Grand total 457 v 441