HUSTLERS STROLL AGAIN – THIS TIME TO VICTORY

A career defining 56 by Lloyd, with good backing by his team-mates, ensured that Hustlers avenged their home defeat by Strollers earlier in the season.First leg however gave no hint of what was to happen.  Despite Neil hitting a 42, all three players lost to their opponents who scored an impressive 131 pins to take the leg by 16 pins.

Second leg was a Wallsey special, whose 44 was enough to cover small deficits by his two compatriots, and 9 pins were recovered from the Strollers’ first leg lead.

Third leg was nothing less than spectacular.  Star of the show was Lloyd whose flattener and spare helped him to a greedy 56 pins.  Gary supported well with 44 but soft-hearted Lofty took pity on a homeless meerkat with a non-scoring 9 in his 40.  Despite a leg of 140 pins, Hustlers only clawed back 7 pins due to a decent 133 by the Strollers.

Nevertheless, this gave last leg a mere 2 pin deficit to claw back, and they set to it with enthusiasm.  Rob and Swayner (both with 43) and Pete (41) all rose to the challenge and a fine last hand of 24 pins made life too difficult for Strollers, Hustlers running out the winners by 5 pins.

No game next week, then back to the Suffolk.

Away vs Strollers 23 Feb 16

Place Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total V man!
1 Clive 5 7 5 5 7 8 37 -10
2 Dave 5 8 7 5 6 5 36 -5
3 Neil 7 7 7 7 8 6 42 -1
Leg 17 22 19 17 21 19 115
4 Rich 7 6 8 5 8 5 39 -4
5 Steve 8 8 7 8 5 8 44 13
6 Andy 5 6 4 8 5 6 34 -2
Leg 20 20 19 21 18 19 117
7 Martin 5 8 6 9 6 6 40 -7
8 Lloyd 15 8 8 7 7 11 56 13
9 Gary 7 6 8 8 6 9 44 1
Leg 27 22 22 24 19 26 140
10 Pete 8 6 6 8 5 8 41 -3
11 Mark 6 8 6 6 9 8 43 4
12 Rob 6 8 6 8 7 8 43 6
Leg 20 22 18 22 21 24 127
499 5

Won by 5, yes won by 5!!!!!!!

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