Blue South Result 22/12/12
1Blue South. 22 December 2012
Another long road trip (longest) to Armadale was uneventful with an early start for this fixture by mutual agreement. The green ran a good 15.5-16 seconds and was true, with a gentle breeze that seemed to swirl. This made it difficult for the leads (who have nothing to land on) picking the narrow hand.
New skippers again this week in Kim Broad and Graham White both having vastly different results.
Kim’s rink with Alex leading, Brian McMurdo and Rod Beazley were 8 all after 11 ends, then only picking up one shot after that. Bowls in the head win games and there wasn’t many on this rink leaving a new skipper down too many times when crossing over. Kim was so confused on the way home he just wants to play third for Chalky next game. One problem here Chalky has pulled the pin after refusing to play where selected in 1Blue North.
Despite it being his final game for this season Graham White bowled really well, and that fired up our lead Charles Kingston who put in a much improved effort. Charlie had is off day the week before at Hilton. Hutchy and Ingram worked fairly well together only leaving Chalky down on three ends. But when we let him down we did it “in spades” on each occasion we crossed over 6 down was what the skipper faced. He’s a mighty fine draw bowler Graham White and he drew shot on 2 ends and 3rd shot on the other. Winning 19/15 and leading at every end, good team effort this one.
Bernie McMonagle went into the last end all square after a really close game. Being down 13/18 after 17 ends, they won every end to close out the game 19/18. Wes found the going tough to start with, but a little bird told him “when the winds up you’re a*&% take more grass”. Now this worked and it was a good team effort to get over the line by a solitary shot. Steve Schonell seems to be enjoying the 2 position and Clive Garlick’s delivery to Bernie when the head changed was lightning fast as most times the skipper was in his delivery position. Clive should share this knack as others haven’t been a sharp and have found the bowl half way down the rink. (Bernie was once in the fast food game remember Riverside Drive in the 70’s hence why he’s quick on the mat.) rumour only!
Colin Johnson’s rink after 8 ends were up 8/6 then fell away badly only scoring on 3 ends of the last 13. Not sure what happened here as they were a couple of rinks away and there wasn’t a lot of feed -back on the way home. The final score was 13/20. He had a new lead this week in Ron Ryan and that must have been a novelty for Ron, not that sure Colin saw it that way.
*** With both Blue sides in relegation zone (with obvious changes needing to be made) let’s face it on the green it’s not working, as we still haven’t got our top 16 in the one division, who will be the next dummy spit come from?
Can you save the selectors a hassle and put yourself forward for a change if you’re not bowling well, not having time/energy to practice?
Because there are others out there who work on their game for very little reward and some deserve an opportunity to advance their cause at the expense of reputations of years past.
Success is only before work in the dictionary!
The Scribe J. Ingram