Back from our break, Hustlers went into this match looking to use home advantage to continue winning ways against Outsiders.
Not for the first time, first leg set a fine example, with Pete getting our first 9 and first 40, shortly followed by Mart claiming the first spare and our second 40, to set up a 9-pin lead. Still not used to such a position, second leg set about restoring something more familiar , with Dave setting a new season low as we dropped 15 pins to leave the Outsiders leading by 6 pins at the midpoint.
That upset third leg, who set about changing things once more, with 40s from Steve and substitute Swayner, Neil helping claw the game back and hand a 10-pin lead over to the anchors to defend. Finishing on a 9, birthday boy Gary just missed his 40, while Cap’n Clive recovered from a poor start to knock off a 9 and a spare to help him to his early top-scoring birthday present and ensure our best win of the season.
Can we keep this form going as we head to the Adam & Eve to take on Tivoli Boys?
17/11/14 v Outsiders @ Suffolk
1st leg total 116 v 107
2nd leg total 91 v 106
3rd leg total 118 v 102
4th leg total 117 v 110
Grand total 442 v 425
WON by 17