Looking to continue our 2015 home unbeaten run, Hustlers took on the mighty Merryfellow B, hopeful of avoiding the dreaded double.
A cracking start from first leg saw Gary hit our first 9 of the night, while Neil and Chris racked up the first 40s, only for the Bs to match our total. Second leg looked equally deadlocked as Mark and TC got more 9s and Pete narrowly missed out on a 40. But they did just enough to eke out a single pin lead at the midpoint.
With Pete taking top prize in the raffle, surely luck was with us? Third leg certainly seemed to think so. Lloyd opened with his maiden spare, on his way to top score, AS hit another 9 and Steve jsut missed a 40, as they stretched our lead out to a healthy 19 pins. Despite 9s from Mart and Clive, the anchors faced an in-form b, whose pair of spares saw him narrowly miss out on a 50 (at the Suffolk!!!). Despite becoming our first losing leg, they did enough to hold onto a lead and ensured our vital win.
We’re back on the road again next week, looking for revenge against lowly Flyers at Parklands.
19/1/15 v Merryfellow B @ Suffolk
1st leg total 118 v 118
2nd leg total 106 v 105
3rd leg total 115 v 97
4th leg total 108 v 118
Grand total 447 v 438
WON by 9