BATMEN GO ROBBIN’ AT ROYAL OAK

The Hustlers played the long game (literally) at the Royal Oak but their valiant efforts at catching up on the last leg proved a couple of hands too far.

First leg started with more ups and downs than a pair of trousers in a Whitehall farce (younger members will just hear tumbleweed at this point).  Neil started well and went downhill slowly while the other two spoilt their scores with a beaver each.  Barry won’t know where his next meal is coming from.  Despite a 40 from Neil, the outcome was a deficit of 13 pins with the shame spread evenly between Brian and John.

Second leg continued this erratic path and unfortunately with the same result – another 13 pin deficit with only Lloyd even close to matching his opponent.

So could third leg stem the tide ?  Well yes, but only marginally.  Stand-in Pete, who marked a fine attempt at hosting Mo with a 9 spare, managed to beat his man and thus kept the deficit down to another 8 pins which left last leg with the not inconsiderable score of 34 pins to make up.

Last leg set to it with a will and began whittling down the deficit with some pace.  Star of the show was Rob with a solid 6 hands giving him the top score of 42 whilst Gary who had a well timed 12 spare stumbled to a hard fought 39. On a tough low scoring night, all three players shone on this difficult alley.  Alas the deficit was a few pins too many and Hustlers ran out of hands just 9 short of their required total.

Away vs Batmen 2 Oct 17 – Lost by 9
Place Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total V man!
1 Neil 9 8 7 6 6 4 40 5
2 Brian 0 6 6 8 3 7 30 -9
3 John 4 6 5 0 5 7 27 -9
Leg 13 20 18 14 14 18 97 -13
4 Swayner 4 4 1 5 3 6 23 -9
5 Andy 5 3 8 5 9 3 33 -3
6 Lloyd 7 8 4 6 8 4 37 -1
Leg 16 15 13 16 20 13 93 -13
7 Steve 3 5 6 7 4 8 33 -3
8 Rich 6 6 7 7 4 3 33 -9
9 Pete 6 3 9 4 7 4 33 4
Leg 15 14 22 18 15 15 99 -8
10 Anthony 9 6 6 8 3 7 39 6
11 Gary 6 6 5 12 4 6 39 13
12 Rob 8 6 5 7 8 8 42 6
Leg 23 18 16 27 15 21 120 25

 

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