Balls Up For ‘Slurs

Still looking for a win in 2013, Hustlers returned to the Suffolk to take on table-topping Cannonballs Elite.

Top-scorer Pete set a good example with our first 40 of the night, ably backed up by Lewis, although TC was unlucky enough to steal Barry off Rob as he took our only beaver of the night.  But the Elite proved a littl more consistent as they snuck out a 5-pin lead.  2nd leg proved much better, with Cap’n Clive’s 40 and lewis claiming our only 9 of the night.  Losing by only 3 pins, we were left trailing by 8 at the midpoint.  Hustlers managed a clean sweep in the "raffle" – only fair, as we had paid much more into it.

3rd leg finally saw Swayner beat his man for the 1st time this season, but even he couldn’t stop us losing a further 12 pins.  And so it was down to the anchors to fight off the defeat (and save Lewis £5 in the process).  Rob lead the way with our top BYM, withb all 3 narrowly missing out on a 40.   And they became our 1st winning leg, by a single pin.  Sadly, another defeat, but our luck will change afte a good rest.

We travel to Hatherley & Reddings CC in February to face British Legion Extras.  A chance to do the double over them.

21/1/13 v Cannonballs Elite @ Suffolk

Pete

7 6 6 8 8 7 42 6

TC

0 7 7 6 6 4 29 -10
Lewis 4 6 8 6 7 7 38 -1

1st leg total 109 v 114

Gary

6 7 7 8 8 5 41 5

Rich

5 5 8 7 6 5 36 -6
Clive 9 5 8 4 6 6 38 -2

2nd leg total 115 v 118

Mart

2 8 7 7 5 6 35 -8

Mark

7 3 7 8 7 7 39 2
Dan 8 6 6 2 6 4 32 -6

3rd leg total 106 v 118

Rob

7 5 7 5 7 8 39 11

Steve

7 7 6 4 8 6 38 -4
neil 3 8 8 6 6 7 38

-6

4th leg total 115 v 114

Grand total 445 v 464

WON by -19

Creamed

Having missed out on a match last week, Hustlers were keen to get the new year underway with a win against old rivals Cream.

All soon started not to look so cheerful as 1st leg soon found themselves behindespecially when our esteemed Chair got our 1st beaver of 2013.  2nd leg proved much more hopeful as Gary racked up our first 40 of the night, closely followed by a 2nd from top-scoring Cap’n Clive.  With Mike getting our 1st alMost spare for some time (who does currently have Mo secreted away?), it was down to Clive to provide a proper one as we turned around trailing by a mere 5 pins.

3rd leg wanted their share of the action, with Lofty getting a spare to reach his 40, and only Mark failing to beat his man as we clawed back a further 3 pins, leaving it all to play for on the anchor.  Not a good sign as Rob opened his account with another beaver.  And, despite another spare from Neil, we just leaked pins, ultimately losing by 17 pins.
 
We return to the Suffolk next weekfor our return match against Cannonballs Elite
 
14/1/13 v Cream @ Bishops Cleeve RBL

Pete

8 2 7 8 5 6 36 -9

AS

4 8 2 6 0 8 28 -16
Lewis 6 7 6 8 7 3 37 -1

1st leg total 101 v 127

Gary

7 7 7 5 7 7 40 7

Mike

6 9s 4 5 8 1 33 -7
Clive 7 6 4 7 9 14 47 13

2nd leg total 120 v 99

Mart

7 5 7 5 7 13 44 9

Mark

6 6 7 6 6 4 35 -7
Steve 6 7 5 6 9 5 38 1

3rd leg total 117 v 114

Rob

0 9 7 5 6 7 34 -9

Neil

4 2 7 14 4 8 39
JT 5 5 5 7 6 5 33

-6

4th leg total 106 v 121

Grand total 444 v 461

WON by -17