Sevenoaks Ladies 7 – The Angel 3
106 shots to 105.
Three winning rinks skipped by Marian Greenouff, Sally Burton and Brenda Bennett. Captain of the day, Avril Moss, only went down 16-17.
Those are the facts, but Sevenoaks almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. The overall scores were neck and neck throughout the match (how did we manage before an electronic scoreboard) until Sevenoaks edged ahead by ten shots at best with the game almost over.
Somehow two of the home rinks then managed to drop ten shots between them over the last two ends to give Angel a 104-105 lead with Sally Burton’s rink one shot down and only the skips to bowl in the last game to finish. Truly nail-biting stuff.
The Angel skip’s first bowl was wide, Sally produced a wonder bowl to draw the shot:
105-105 . The Angel skip’s second bowl was wide. EVERYONE was watching Sally’s final bowl and, would you believe, she drew another perfect bowl for victory followed by a wild burst of cheering from home supporters. How did she manage that, wonderful, what a match!