Thursday, January 17, 2013
On Monday evening the Terror Pins completed their first double of the season, and ironically the margin of victory was double that of the previous match, writes SpursTom.
It was a local derby on the alley shared with their opponents The Ticklers.
Having lost the toss the Terror Pins threw first with lead-off man Henry Yates getting things going with a spare, but at the other end of the scale Mervyn Handford ended the leg with a dreaded sunshine, the team’s seventh of the season.
The Ticklers won the leg by seven pins, however back came the visitors to take legs two and three.
The pendulum swung to and fro with the home side winning the fourth and sixth legs, but by taking legs five and seven the Terror Pins gained the advantage, this they increased by capturing the final leg to end the match triumphantly with a difference of 22 pins between the sides (445 to 423).
This match was played in a very sporting manner, with some friendly banter going on in exactly the same way as the first encounter.
Tony Gooding and Chris Gatter also obtained a spare each for the Terror Pins but Chris’ enabled him to bag the Player of the Match award.
The Ticklers also had a couple of spares within their scores, with Bruce Ellett emerging as their top player.