Poor display proves costly for Bas’ against league leaders

PUBLISHED: 13:31 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

A DISAPPOINTING display in their top-of-the-table clash at Sawston saw Bassingbourn hammered 71-50 by the home side. Rink One saw Ian Stewart, Toni Infanti and Jamie Stewart all play reasonable bowls but the rub of the green did not go their way. Never r

A DISAPPOINTING display in their top-of-the-table clash at Sawston saw Bassingbourn hammered 71-50 by the home side.

Rink One saw Ian Stewart, Toni Infanti and Jamie Stewart all play reasonable bowls but the rub of the green did not go their way.

Never recovering after they dropped two threes and a two on consecutive ends.

Although they won more than enough ends after that but only scored in singles to lose 18-8.

A similar story unfolded on Rink Two where Bill Manley playing with Ken Cleaver and Sid Manning never recovered from seven shots dropped on ends five and six.

During the final four ends Bassingbourn pulled back six shots after a tactical change of positions but this proved too little too late as they went down 18-11.

Rink Three looked to be heading the wrong way after a four was dropped on end three.

However Graham Parrish, Dave Lester and Anne Brown responded immediately with a five on the next end.

After that there were no more than two shots between the sides all night., and the visitors sneaked a 16-15 win to prevent a whitewash.

Ken Clark maintained his accurate but adventurous style on Rink Four, even in the conditions.

Andy Brown and Don Slater supported him well all night and the game swung one way then the other. The nail in the coffin for Bassingbourn was a dropped four on end 14 at they slipped to a 20-15 loss.

The final 71-50 score saw the home side take six points, leaving Bassingbourn with just one.

The result allowed Sawston to move clear at the top of the Cambridgeshire League Division One table.


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