Terror Pins triumph at Cannonites
PUBLISHED: 15:41 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 26 March 2013
Imagine this scenario; outside the wind is blowing, and the rain is teeming down, whilst inside a player is on the plate ready to start the skittles match, the leading ball misses the target as does the next one, silence falls as the final ball rolls down the alley, it looks good as it closes in on the pins, but alas it does not disturb any, but instead it chooses to go through a gap for another sun shine, writes SpursTom.
The unfortunate skittler was Terror Pins’ Tony Gooding on the alley of home team Cannonites.
It has been some time since The Terror Pins last visited the Otter Inn at Colaton Raleigh, which was reflected by the low score of the opening leg, which the Cannonites duly won.
In the second leg Sue Gooding showed her husband how it should be done by getting a spare as Terror Pins took the leg.
The hosts came back regaining the lead with a triumph in the third, but once again the pendulum swung the Terror Pins way giving them legs four and five to level the scores.
Leg six was tied and so, at the end of leg seven, the hosts held a three pin advantage.
Not only was this a very close match, it was also being contested in a most sporting manner.
The question was who could hold their nerve best in the final stage.
The Terror Pins, aided by spares from David Hicks and Chris Gatter, plus a nine from the in-form Sue Gooding, knocked over 66 pins.
The hosts put up a good fight, but at the end went down by six pins with Terror Pins 431-425 victors, a tenth triumph in 18 starts this term for the team.
Sue and Chris were joint top scorers for Terror Pins, whilst Kim Collins pipped Ian Burns for Cannonites’ star player award.
Sadly following the collapse of a wall at the Feathers Inn on Friday night, we do not expect any more skittle matches there this season.
We all sincerely hope it won’t be long before Joan and her staff can resume using that building.