Colchester edge out Ipswich 2-1
PUBLISHED: 12:50 24 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:14 03 March 2010
INDOOR BOWLS: Results in previous rounds produced an unusual situation in the national inter-club competitions. Ipswich and District IBC found themselves facing Colchester IBC in the next rounds of three different events, all scheduled to be played within a period of eight days.
RESULTS in previous rounds produced an unusual situation in the national inter-club competitions.
Ipswich and District IBC found themselves facing Colchester IBC in the next rounds of three different events, all scheduled to be played within a period of eight days.
The first of these - the Yetten Trophy – resulted in disappointment for Ipswich Ladies, who lost by 71 shots to 86. At both venues it was the visiting rinks which fared best.
At Colchester the Ipswich teams, three shots down at 15 ends, fought back to finish with a seven-shot advantage, but at Ipswich the visitors took charge from the start and, although pegged back to a nine-shot lead after 15 ends, dominated the remainder to run out 22-shot winners.
Scorers (Ipswich names first)
At Ipswich (28 shots-50): M Insley 15, J Foster 24, G Rednall 13, B Brown 26.
At Colchester (43 shots-36): I Morey 21, E Tunn 18, S Utteridge 22, P Harris 18.
Score at: 5 ends 11-22, 10 ends 23-43, 15 ends 45-57, 18 ends 60-66.
Ipswich gained revenge in the second event, a third round tie in the Egham (Mixed Fours) Trophy, winning by 85 shots to 75. At Colchester the visitors did well to hold the home team to nine shots, with Phil Last's 19-all draw, after being six shots down at 18 ends, a good performance.
At Ipswich, both home rinks recorded good wins, with Mark Royal's 15-shot success again providing the main contribution to the Ipswich victory.
Scores (Ipswich names first):
At Ipswich (46 shots-27): C Rumsby 18, D Browning 14, M Royal 28, E Johns 13.
At Colchester (39 shots-48): T Flegg 20, R Pritchard 29, P Last 19, A Peacock 19.
Score at: 5 ends 21-16, 10 ends 44-33, 15 ends 60-59, 18 ends 76-68.
The zone final of the Vivienne Trophy was the third clash between the two clubs, and Colchester Ladies repeated their Yetton success, winning by 76 shots to 65.
The match followed a normal pattern, with home rinks making the running.
At Ipswich they had to fight hard for shots and edged slowly ahead, but never really dominated the proceedings, finishing 11 shots up, thanks to five shots in the last three ends.
At Colchester the visitors were only seven shots adrift after 10 ends, but thereafter failed to hold the home rinks, who added steadily to their score to finish 22 shots to the good.
Scorers (Ipswich names first)
At Ipswich (36 shots-25): I Butler 18, M Ager 14, E Corcoran 18, J Hymus 11.
At Colchester (29 shots-51): B Rushbrook 16, M Earey 26, M Lane 13, S Ryder 25.
Scores at: 5 ends 11-20, 10 ends 28-31, 15 ends 44-52, 18 ends 55-68.
Thus, the three match battle ended in Colchester's favour and their ladies now progress to zone finals in the Yetton and Vivienne. Ipswich, however, retain an interest in the Egham Trophy and will meet Stonyhill (Brentwood) IBC in the zone six final on Sunday, January 27.