Mixed fortunes for the skittling Terror Pins

PUBLISHED: 09:10 14 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:10 14 November 2013

T’was a week of mixed fortune for the Terror Pins as they went in search of league points and a place in the next round of the Gerald Mitchell Cup, writes SpursTom.

Firstly a welcome return to Tony Gooding following close season operation, making his comeback on Thursday in the away league C match against Aylesbeare, where the visitors at the half way stage were 18 pins ahead averaging 60 per leg compared to the hosts 55.5. Unfortunately, the pressure from the Aylesbeare Inn regulars in the second phase, knocking down approximately 65.5 skittles per leg was too great, forcing the Terror Pin’s challenge to weaken to around 54 per leg to finally go down by 28 pins, 456 to the home team’s 484.

Sue Gatter triumphed as the Terror Pins Player of the Match beating husband Chris by one pin.

The following night saw them at home in Cup action, taking on League D opponents Nuts and Bolts in the 2nd round of the Gerald Mitchell trophy. They excelled by not only winning comfortably, but recorded their highest team total for over a year. All eight legs were captured by the home team for a total of 486 in reply to the visitors 426.

Surprisingly there were many misses by both sides.

A spare with his last throw enabled Chris Gatter to snatch the Player of the Match from Tony Gooding.

He also had a lot of praise for Sue Gooding for her high scoring without obtaining any spares. Next up is a meeting with Franks Boys away tonight (Thursday).

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