The second session saw the pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King starting well taking 3 shots on the first end. However it was an off night for them, coupled with some excellent bowling by the visitors and they were not able to win a further end, losing heavily by 3 - 14. The second four of Carol Curd/Ray Spencer/Ray Spinks/Glenyce King were involved in a further extremely close match. The Highwoods four gained the advantage and were eventually leading by 3 shots going into the last end. However a poorly bowled last end saw the visitors take 4 shots to win 12-11
30th March 2020 - The ECCBA declare that, due to coronavirus, the 2019/20 Winter League has been declared void.
Tuesday 10th March - The Red team had a narrow defeat last night with the report as follows. The Red team remain in 2nd place in the Colchester West Tens league despite suffering a narrow 3-5 defeat Tuesday 10th March at home to Paxmans.
The first session started with Peter Orrin losing his Singles match but the Triple of Marilyn Bennet/Ray Spencer/Diane Orrin winning comfortably.
The second session could not have been closer and decided the final result. The Pair of Gary Owen & Greg King were involved in a close match throughout and going into the last end 7-7, two bowls touching produced a drawn match. The Four of Carol Curd/Linda Spinks/Glenyce King/John Curd were well placed leading by two shots going into the last end. However the opposition took 3 shots to win the match.
The Red team have three Tens matches remaining and if they are able to win all three they still have a chance of winning the league.
Tuesday 25 February -The Red team played their last match of the Colchester West League last night - Tuesday 25th February 2020 when they lost 1-7 against the top team Birch Teys. The result was a disappointment but was closer than the score suggests.
In the first session the Pair of Gill Spurgeon & Peter Orrin could not match the consistancy of the opposition and were well beaten. However the first Four of Carol Curd/Ray Spinks/John Ames/Diane Orrin started badly being 1-8 down after 6 ends but they rallied well and only just lost by one shot 8-9.
The second session saw two further close matches with the Pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King just losing a close match by 4-7. The second Four of Linda Spinks/Ray Spencer/John Curd/Glenyce King were involved in the closest match of the evening. They were down 5-7 going into the 8th end but 5 shots took them going into the last end with a three shot advantage. However the opposition skip was able to draw in his last bowl to snatch a draw. It ended a poor League season for the Red team which sees them currently in 4th place.
The team are doing better in the Supplementary Tens League where they are currently in 2nd place with four matches still to play.
Wednesday 19th February - The Highwoods Red Team played their last but one League match on Wednesday 19th February 2020 away at Prettygate. The team did well to finish with a 4-4 draw which keeps them in 4th place in the league
The first session saw two close matches with the home team winning both. The Four of Linda Spinks/Ray Spencer/John Curd/Glenyce King started badly losing 4 on the first end. Thereafter the match was even but the Red team four were never able to catch up losing 5-9. The Pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King were involved in the closest match of the evening just losing out on the last end 6-7. The match saw the jack go off on four ends (two each)
The second session saw a turnaround in fortunes for the Red team with both matches won to overall halve the match at 4-4. The second Pair of Gill Spurgeon & Peter Orrin had a comfortable match and won convincingly 17-5. The Second Four of Carol Curd/John Ames/Gary Owen/Diane Orrin were 1-3 down after four close ends but then took 4 shots on the fifth end and a further 3 shots on the sixth end to establish a 8-3 lead. Although the home team pulled back the Red team Four held on to win 8-6.
The Red team play their last Colchester West league match at home next tuesday when they take on Birch Teys and will need a similar result to maintain their fourth place.
Thursday 13th February - A good 4-4 draw at Lawford saw the Blacks move into second place in the league, one point behind Elmstead Market with the same number of games played. Langham and Dedham are close behind though with games in hand.
All of the points were won in the first session. The Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near dominated their game from the start, winning seven ends to finish 12-3 up. The Four of Keith Waters, John Woodrow, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt had a much closer game, recovering from losing the first two ends to finish 7-4 winners after a great final wood from Keith turned a three shot deficit into a one shot win.
In the second session the Pair of Chris Woodrow and Gill Waters had several close ends that were not converted to wins and so ended losing 9-6. The Four of Joan Rugg, Mary Martin, Brenda Kettle and David Rule played well and led throughout their game until the last end when a three shot win by Lawford took the game 8-6.
Tuesday 11th February - The Red Team played a further Colchester West Tens league match last night, Tuesday 11th February 2020 at home to Feering Gold. After a disappointing season to date and with 3 late changes the Red team were in outstanding form, winning comfortably 8-0.The first session started well with Greg King in good form in the Singles, to beat strong opposition by 9-5. The Triple of Linda Spinks/Ray Spencer/Diane Orrin started well with 4 shots on the first end and were always comfortable winning 10-4.The second session followed the same pattern with Gill Spurgeon & Peter Orrin in the Pairs starting the first two ends slowly losing 4 shots, but they soon made up the deficit and in the end won convincingly 11-7. The Four of Ray Spinks/Gary Owen/Glenyce King/John Curd were initially involved in the closest match of the night losing 5-6 after six ends, but 5 shots on the 7th end was the deciding factor and in the end they won comfortable 15-6. It moves the Red team into 2nd place in the league just 3 points from the leaders with 4 games each still to play. The Red team are back in League action next Wednesday when they take on Prettygate away.
Wednesday 5th February - Highwoods Red played their 2nd leg Ferris Cup Quarter Final match on Wednesday 5th February 2020 awayat High Easter. Leading after the first leg by 5-3 the Red team were not able to cope with the difficulties of the floor and lost heavily on the night to lose the tie overall by 5 - 11. It started badly for the first pair of Linda Spinks & Glenyce King who dropped 7 shots on the first end and were 0 - 10 down after three ends. They ralllied well over the next 3 ends to pull back to 5-10 after six ends, but the match went away from them after that, eventually losing 5 - 13. The same pattern emerged with the first Four of Carol Curd/Ray Spencer/Gary Owen & Diane Orrin who were 0-8 down after four ends, pulled back to 4-8 after seven ends but eventually lost 4-13. There was still some hope for the second session but the second Pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King followed the pattern of the first session and were soon 0-9 down after five ends. They recovered slightly in the last few ends to lose 4-11. The second Four of Ray Spinks/Gill Spurgeon/John Curd & Peter Orrin had the closest match of the night being 3-4 down after six ends. However the home team scored three shots on the seventh end, which made all the difference and the Highwoods Four eventually lost 5-9. It was a disappointing night for the Red team who are back in Tens League action next Tuesday at home to Feering Gold.
Tuesday 4th February - The Black team recorded a 5-3 win at home to Langham with a good all round performance.
In the first session there was a clear 13-4 win for the Four of Joan Rugg, John Woodrow, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt which was set up by a 5 shot win in the 3rd end. The Pair of Chris Woodrow and Gill Waters fought hard but could not match a strong opposition, losing 11-5.
The second session saw the four of Keith Waters, Mary Martin, Yvonne Witney and Brenda Kettle win the last three ends to clinch a close game 9-6. The Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near were 4-0 down after the first three ends but fought back well to force a draw in a nail biting finish.
Tuesday 28th January - The Highwoods Red team were back in League action last night when they played a home match against Paxman. In a close match the visitors soon picked up the carpets in the first session and won both matches to lead 4-0. However the Red team rallied strongly in the second session and were unlucky not to win both matches eventually losing overall bythe narrow margin of 3-5.
The first Pair of Ray Spencer & John Curd - playing in the Pairs for the first time, never had the better of the breaks and although they lost heavily they both played well and the eventual the score flattered the opposition. The first Four of Marilyn Bennet/John Ames/Diane Orrin/Greg King had an off night, struggled to get into the match and lost 6-13.
The second Four of Carol Curd/Gill Spurgeon/Gary Owen/Peter Orrin always had the upper hand in a close game and eventually won 7-4. It was the second Pair of Linda Spinks & Glenyce King, again playing together for the first time in the pairs, who played exceptionally well in a close match against strong opposition. .They were always in the match which ended in a 5-5 draw, and could so easily have gone in their favour on the last end.
The Red team go to High Easter next week in the Ferris Cup quarter final second leg looking to protect their 5-3 advantage.
Tuesday 28th January - It was a tough night for the Black team at Dedham in the second leg of their second round Ferris Cup tie. Already 5-3 down from the first leg they suffered an 8-0 defeat.
The first Four of Joan Rugg, Keith Waters, Brenda Kettle & David Rule took part in a tight game which yielded a total of only nine shots, but ended losing 6-3. The first Pair of Terry Reeves & Sheila Near were in contention at 7-5 down after six ends but a loss of seven shots in the seventh end led to a 17-7 defeat.
In the second session the Four of Chris Woodrow, John Woodrow, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt played well to be 9-7 up after six ends but lost the last three ends to finish 13-9 down. The Pair of Irene Rule and Gill Waters found themselves 12-0 down after only two ends and, despite some good bowling thereafter, could not recover and lost 19-3.
Thursday 23rd January - The Highwoods Red team played their third Tens match at Birch Tey in the supplementary Colchester West League on Thursday 23rd January 2020. The match started so well for the Red team but a poor second session ended with a 4-4 draw. In the first session both disciplines were in inspired form. The Triple of Marilyn Bennet, Glenyce King & Diane Orrin were on top of their game throughout to win comfortably 11-5. The Single of Peter Orrin playing on the difficult carpet started well and never let his opponent into the game winning 12-1.
The second session was a disappointment after each discipline started well. The Four of Ray Spinks/Ray Spencer/John Curd & Greg King, also playing on the more difficult carpet, were leading 3-2 after three ends, but then the opposition used their home knowledge to their advantage and the Red team four eventually lost by 3-13. The Pair of Linda Spinks & Gary Owen played well for seven ends and were leading 8-5 with just two ends to goHowever the Red team Pair lost their momentum and dropped 7 shots on the 8th end and a further 5 shots on the last end to lose 8-17 a score which flattered their opponents A draw at this away venue is always a good result.
The Red team are in action again next tuesday when they play Paxman in a home league match before they take on High Easter away the following week in the second leg of the Ferris Cup Quarter Final
Thursday 16th January - Highwoods Black suffered their first defeat in five league games away to Elmstead Market, going down 6-2 in a match of contrasting sessions. Despite this defeat they still lead the division by six points, with Elmstead now in second place.
In the first session the Four of Keith Waters, Yvonne Witney, Brenda Kettle and David Rule started well, winning the first end by 4 shots. However Elmstead won the next seven ends to take them to a comfortable 16-5 win. Similarly the Pair of Irene Rule and Gill Waters were 3-1 up after two ends but then lost the remaing seven ends to finish 17-3 down.
The second session was a much tighter affair. The Four of Joan Rugg, John Woodrow, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt played well throughout the game and after eight ends were 7-6 down. The game ended when Skip Keith, bowling to salvage a draw, knocked the jack from the mat. The best performance of the match by far for the Blacks was by the Pair of Chris Woodrow and Sheila Near who, against strong opposition, produced some fine bowling and won seven of the ends to complete an 11-3 win.
Tuesday 14th January - Highwoods Red played their second Tens league match of the season, last night Tuesday 14th January 2020 at home to Prettygate. In a close match they eventually won 5-3
The Single of Peter Orrin was involved in an early close match. Peter started badly and was 1-6 down after 5 ends but he recovered to reduce the deficit losing 8-10. The Pair of Linda Spinks & Gary Owen started well establishing a 7-1 lead after 5 ends and although the Prettygate Pair took the 6th & 7th ends Linda & Gary finished strongly to win 11-6. The Triple of Marilyn Bennet, Glenyce King & Diane Orrin had the best win of the match and after establishing an early 9-1 lead after 5 ends won comfortably 12-3. The Four of Ray Spinks, Ray Spencer, John Curd & Greg King were involved in the closest match of the night. They started well leading 9-4 after 5 ends but they dropped 5 shots on the 6th end and then losing the 7th & 8th ends they went into the last end 2 down. However they were able to take the two shots needed to draw the match
The team play a further Tens match next week when they visit Birch Teys.
Tuesday 7th January - A good all round performance by the Black team at home to Great Bromley resulted in a 7-1 win which almost fully avenged the 8-0 loss suffered at Bromley ealier in the season. The win takes the Blacks 6 points clear at the top of their league, with the defeat at Bromley being their only loss so far.
In the first session the Four of Keith Waters, Chris Woodrow, John Woodrow and Keith Casey-Wyatt had the better of some close ends early on but went on to record an emphatic 13-2 win. The Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near found themselves 6-0 down after the first three ends but fought back brilliantly to force an 8-8 draw.
In the second session the Pair of Irene Rule and Gill Waters also started slowly being 4-0 down after two ends but soon recovered to complete a fine 13-6 win. The Four of Joan Rugg, Mary Martin, Brenda Kettle and David Rule had a low scoring game, with seven ends being decided by a single shot. Some fine bowling in the last two ends saw them complete a 7-4 win.
Tuesday 17th December - The Black team played the home leg of their second round Ferris Cup tie against past winners Dedham and it was the two Pairs who won the points in a 5-3 defeat.
In the first session the Four of Joan Rugg, Yvonne Witney, Brenda Kettle and David Rule never got into their stride, losing eight of the nine ends which resulted in a 12-2 defeat. The Pair of Irene Rule and Gill Waters started well and after winning the first five ends had established an 8-1 lead. The Dedham Pair however won the sixth end by 6 shots to set up a nervy last three ends but the home Pair won 10-8.
It was a similar story in the second session with the Four of Keith Waters, Mary Martin, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt 6-0 down after three ends. Despite winning four of the remaining six ends the game ended 12-7 to the visitors. The second Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near did well in a game that was tight throughout. Trailing 6-4 after seven ends the opposing pair won both of the last two ends by one shot to force the draw.
A good performance will be required in the return away leg to take the Blacks into the next round.
Friday 13th December - The Red team played a further league match away against Feering Gold. It proved an unlucky night when the Red team lost 0 -8.
Both Fours of Carol Curd/Ray Spencer/Gary Owen/Glenyce King and Linda Spinks/Gill Spurgeon/John Curd/Peter Orrin had a poor off night and lost heavily. However both Pairs played better but still lost close games. The first pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King were level going into the last end at 9-9 but despite initially holding shot the opposing Skip was able to get in with her last shot to win the game 11-9. The second pair of John Ames & Diane Orrin played well and were leading going into the 8th end. However they lost 5 shots on that end and eventually lost the match 7-10.
Tuesday - 10th December - Highwoods Red played the 1st Leg of the Ferris Cup Quarter Final match last night - Tuesday 10th Dec 2019 at home to High Easter. In a close match the Red Team won 5-3 which puts them into a good position for the second leg away match in the new year.
The first session started well with the pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King in extremely good form winning comfortably 9 - 3The first four of Linda Spinks/Gill Spurgeon/John Curd/PeteHr Orrin were involved in the closest match of the night. Down by one on the last end, Peter was able to draw in with the last wood to secure a 7-7 draw.
The second session saw mixed fortunes for the Highwoods Red team. The second pair of John Ames & Diane Orrin started badly being 0-6 down after three ends and never recovered eventually losing 3-10. However the second four of Carol Curd/Ray Spencer/Gary Owen/Glenyce King were in good form throughout the match and won 7-4. However the score did not reflect the match with the team deserving a greater win margin. On three occasions when holding 4 or 5 shots the opposition Skip fired to cut down to just one shot every time The team now go to the second leg with the confidence that a draw will be sufficient to take them through to the Semi finals, although they know that it will not be easy on the High Easter challenging floor.
Tuesday - 3rd December - A second 6-2 win in five days has taken the Black team level on points with Dedham at the top of the league. This latest win was at home against third placed Elmstead Market.
In the first session the Four of Joan Rugg, John Woodrow, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt had a close first six ends, with the scores level at 4-4. However a five shot win for the Blacks in the seventh end set up an 11-6 win. The Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near had a fine 9-5 win in a tense game which saw the jack on the edge of the mat on several occasions.
In the second session the Pair of Chris Woodrow and Gill Waters fought well against a strong Elmstead Pair but several close ends went against them resulting in a 10-3 loss. The Four of Keith Waters, Mary Martin, Brenda Kettle and David Rule lost the first end by one shot but then won the next seven ends to set up a convincing 13-3 win.
Friday 29th November - Another fine performance from the Black Team at Great Bentley resulted in a 6-2 win, with the Team being unbeaten in all four games.
The first session started well for the Blacks with the Four of Keith Waters, John Woodrow, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt in dominant form, winning eight ends and finishing the game 15-1 up. Although not so high scoring the Pair of Chris Woodrow and Gill Waters were ahead throughout the game. resulting in an excellent 8-4 win.
The second session however was much closer and resulted in two tied games. The Four of Joan Rugg, Mary Martin, Brenda Kettle and David Rule fought hard but after eight ends were 8-6 down. In the ninth end they were well placed holding 2 shots when the Gt Bentley number 3 knocked the jack from the mat resulting in an 8-8 draw. The Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near started well and were 6-1 up after five ends but their opponents gradually clawed their way back and won the remaining four ends to salvage a point with a 6-6 draw.
Tuesday 26th November - The Red team played Feering Gold in a home league match. Unfortunately the team let what looked a likely win turn into a bad defeat after a few poor last ends by the Fours. The team eventually lost 1 - 7 when it could and should have been a 5-3 victory or at worst a 4-4 draw
In the first session the pair of John Ames & Diane Orrin were struggling and looking well beaten when 2-10 down after 7 ends However some exceptional bowling saw the pair take 3 shots on the 8th end and a further 5 shots on the last end to snatch a 10 - 10 draw. The first four of Linda Spinks/Gill Spurgeon/Gary Owen/Peter Orrin took an early lead and led until the 7th and 8th end when two shots on each end gave the visitors a two shot advantage going into the last end. However despite their best endeavours they could only manage 1 shot to lose the match by 7-8
Tuesday 19th November - Following the 8-0 defeat in their last match the Black team bounced back with a strong performance at home to Lawford.
In the first session the Pair of Chris Woodrow and Gill Waters were dominant, winning six of the nine ends and recording a deserved 15-6 win. The Fours team of Keith Waters, Mary Martin, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt struggled against a strong Lawford Four and lost 12-5.
In the second session the Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near were 7-0 down after the first two ends but fought back well to level the score at 8-8 after 8 ends but sadly their valient effort was in vain as Lawford won the final end by three shots. It was a similar story with the Four of Joan Rugg, Yvonne Witney, Brenda Kettle and David Rule who lost the first three ends. Their comeback was successful however and they won five of the remaining six ends to finish 11-5 winners.
Wednesday 13th November - Highwoods Red played a league match last night - Wednesday13th Nov. 19 away against Birch Teys. It is always the most difficult match of the season, playing on fast mats and a slopping floor against opponents who know their mats so well. They eventually lost by 2 - 6 after a good first session.
The first session stated well for the Red team with honours even. The first Pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King dropped 3 on the first end but kept well involved in a close match to eventually lose out 5-8. The first Four of Linda Spinks/Gill Spurgeon/John Curd/Peter Orrin got the better of the early ends, all playing well on the challenging fast mat. They were leading by just one shot going into the last end but were sitting 3 down with the last bowl to go. However Peter was able to draw the last wood in to take shot and gain a deserved 7-5 victory.
In the second session the second Pair of John Ames & Diane Orrin playing on the most challenging mat found the opposition too strong and lost out by 1-12, The second Four of Carol Curd/Ray Spencer/Gary Owen/Glenyce King started well and established an early lead. However they dropped 5 shots on the fourth end and struggled to get back into the game eventually losing out by 6-15.
Wednesday 13th November - It was a disappointing evening for the Black team away to Great Bromley where the four teams fought hard for no reward.
In the first session the Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near won five of the nine ends but were unable to recover from a six shot loss in the fourth end and finished the game 11-6 down. The Four of Chris Woodrow, John Woodrow, Brenda Casey-Wyatt and Keith Casey-Wyatt were well placed in several of the ends but were unable to clinch these due mainly to the fine bowling of the opposing Skip. The final score was a 15-3 loss.
In the second session the Pair of Yvonne Witney and Gill Waters were in contention for most of the ends in a low scoring game but could only win two and ended losing 9-2. The Four of Keith Waters, Mary Martin, Brenda Kettle and David Rule were 9-2 down after seven ends but a late rally reduced the deficit to 9-7.
Tuesday 29th October - The Red team completed their first round Ferris Cup match with RHP Black last night and a remarkable result saw them through to the next round. After the first leg, last Wednesday 23rd October, the Red team had been well beaten 0 - 8 playing on difficult slow carpets and with a 19 shot deficit to make up, it looked highly problematical that they would be knocked out. However an exceptional performance, using home advantage, saw them through, with all players excelling on the night.
The first session was crucial to the outcome of the match and this set up the team for the outstanding win, knowing that they not only required an 8 - 0 win but had to make up 19 shots. The first pair of John Ames & Diane Orrin kept in front during a high quality match to win by 3 shots. The first four of Linda Spinks/Gill Spurgeon/John Curd/Peter Orrin took 9 shots on the first three ends and won comfortably by 8 shots.
With over 50% of the shot difference made up, the second pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King were involved in a close match until the seventh end, when they took control to win by a further six shots. However it was the second four of Carol Curd/Ray Spencer/Gary Owen/Glenyce King who had the largest win of the night to win by 17 shots and complete this remarkable turnaround for the Red team.On the night the Red team won by 35 shots and overall by 16 shots and will now play the winners of Langham & High Easter who still have to play the second leg of their match
Well done to the Red team for this remarkable performance.
Friday 25th October - The Red team played their first league Tens match of the season away at Feeing Gold. After a match of mixed fortunes they came away with a 2 - 6 defeat.
The first session started badly with Greg King losing his Singles match and the Triple of Marilyn Bennet/Glenyce King/Diane Orrin losing heavily in a one sided match.
The second session was a lot better with Carol Curd & Peter Orrin, after establishing an early lead, just losing out in the closest match of the night, losing on the last end. However it was the Four of Linda Spinks/John Ames/Gary Owen/John Curd who were the star performers for the Red team winning their match comfortably
Tuesday 8th October - Highwoods Red team played their first home league match of the season when they played Prettygate. After a close match the Red team won 6-2.
The first four of Carol Curd/Malcolm Spurgeon/Ray Spinks/Glenyce King started well and were only 4-6 down after six ends. However they failed to win any of the last three ends to lose 4-10. The first pair of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King won comfortably 15-1 in what was a quality match with the score perhaps not reflecting the match
It was the second session that decided the result following two close matches. The second four of Linda Spinks/Gill Spurgeon/John Curd/Peter Oriin established a good lead and although the opposition pulled back four shots near the end the 9- 7 victory was comfortable. The second pair of John Ames & Diane Orrin had the closest match of the night leading 5-4 after seven ends. A poor 8th end saw John & Diane drop three shots to go into the last end two down. However some excellent bowling saw them take four shots on the last end to win 9-7
Tuesday 1st October - The Highwoods Black team started the season with good 6-2 win at home to Great Bentley.
In the first session the Four of Joan Rugg, Mary Martin, Brenda Kettle and Peter Near struggled to get to grips with the carpet and consequently suffered a heavy 19-1 loss. The Pair of Terry Reeves and Sheila Near however started well with a three shot win on the first end and continued to dominate, resulting in an 11-2 win.
The second session produced two good wins with the Four of Keith Waters, Brenda Kettle, John Woodrow and Keith Casey-Wyatt unbeaten in the first five ends and winning 8-4 while the Pair of Chris Woodrow (making her debut in the Pairs) and Gill Waters recovered well from a two shot deficit in the first end to finish with a convincing 10-3 win.
Friday 27th September - The Highwoods Red team played their first Colchester West League match on Friday away at Paxman
and came away with a good draw 4-4 to start the season
It was the Pairs who won the points for the team with John Ames & Diane Orrin (John playing his first league Pairs match) winning a close game 9-6. The more established second pairing of Marilyn Bennet & Greg King followed up with a more comfortable 8-3 victory
The Fours did not do quite so well losing both games which again were close, going into the last two ends in both matches
The first Four of Linda Spinks/Gill Spurgeon/John Curd/Peter Orrin made a slow start but came back to 4-6 down after 6 ends and were still in the game 4-7 after 7 ends but it was the 8th end that made the difference when holding 3 shots only for the opposing skip to get in with a fine shot with his last bowl to establish a 9-4 lead. Chasing shots on the last end the Highwoods four lost another 3 shots to eventually lose 4-12. The second four of Carol Curd/Ray Spencer/Gary Owen & Glenyce King were in a close match throughoutonly 6-8 down on the last end but they could not get the shots needed on the last to lose 6-9.