MIDDLETON CUP

MATCH

WORCESTERSHIRE VS WARWICKSHIRE

 

Worcestershire snatched a two shot victory over their close rivals Warwickshire when they met at Broadway in their opening game for this seasons "Middleton Cup".

Worcestershire opened strongly picking up two 5's and a 4 to lead by 17 after five ends.

By the half way stage the home county had picked up a further two 5's, although Warwickshire replied with four 3's.  This still left Worcestershire holding a 10 shot advantage.

With both sides scoring heavily, Worcestershire still held a12 shot advantage after 15 ends.

Over the following four ends Warwickshire pulled back a total of 9 shots.  Then on the penultimate end Worcestershire replied with two 3's to hold a 7 shot advantage.

On a tense final end the visitors picked up two 4's.

The result of the match rested on Marc Stones final wood to claim victory.

Although only winning on two rinks and one tied, it was enough to give Worcestershire 15 points to the visitors 7.

Leading the way for Worcestershire was Grant Burgess rink who always held a comfortable lead after picking up a 'Five' early in the match to run out winning by 13 shots.

Picking up two 4's over the first three ends was enough to give Andy Walter's rink a winning margin of 9.

After taking an early lead, Rob Stanley's rink then conceded a Four on the final end for a tied result. 

 
RESULT: WORCESTERSHIRE WON BY 2 SHOTS & 15 PTS TO 7
 
WORCESTERSHIRE WARWICKSHIRE
Rink 1  
 W. WHITE    L. PEARCY  
 M. SANDOZ    B. BOARDMAN  
 S. HOOPER    M. WELLS  
 R. ATKINS    C. WELLS  
Score:  18 Score:  21
Rink 2
 D. WILDE    A. MANNING  
 S. THOMPSON    P. GREEN  
 S. POYNER    T. MANNING  
 R. McCAUGHTRIE    S. TAYLOR  
Score:  13 Score:  24
 Rink 3
 P. KITCHEN    G. BOX  
 A. TRINDER    N BRERETON  
 D. SUMMERS    N HANCOCK  
 G. BURGESS    D. BOX  
 Score:  28  Score: 15
Rink 4
 J. COOK    C. CARTER  
 A. MILLWARD    C. BARTON  
 L. LANE    S. MERRETT  
 R. STANLEY    C. JAYCOX  
Score: 18 Score:  18
Rink 5
 R. HALL    A. SMITH  
 J. ALLINGTON    D. WARD  
 D. HEMMING    M. WORDINGHAM  
 M. STONES    A. SMITH  
Score: 13 Score: 19
Rink 6
 R. ASHBY    M. MURLEY  
 A. COOK    R. ROBINSON  
 R. DAWSON    T. MILLERSHIP  
 A. WALTERS    A. ASPEY  
Score: 25 Score: 16
Match Score: 115 Match Score: 113
Points: 15  Points: 7