MATCH REPORTS

Thursday 16th May 2024 v Chesham - Burnham Plate - Home - Won 21 - 10

This evening our ladies rink comprising of Carol Crick, Debbie Horsted, Gill Young and Judy Rogers started this seasons Burnham Plate competition with a home match that was a repat of last years final, with Chesham the visitors. This started off a close game and although we took the ealy leadt after 7 ends the scores were level at 5-5. We then managed to pick up 12 shots from the next 4 ends, without reply and despite dropping a single shot on the next 4 ends we went on to earn a great win for the first game. Next week sees the ladies make the short trip to Amersham for round 2.

Saturday 27th April 2024 v Hazlemere - Friendly - Home - Won 92 - 34

Today we welcomed Hazlemere to Broadway for a friendly match played in cold,  but dry conditions. After last weeks comfortable win against Redbourn we followed this up with another win in a match played in great spirit with both teams appearing to enjoy their game. Carol Crick, David Cartland & Ian Culmer got off to a great start picking up 20 shots over the first 9 ends, without reply. Hazlemere were then able to win the next 3 ends however we went on to win 28-6 and take highest winning rink. Debbie Horsted, Keith Dellar & Paul Rogers got off to an equally good start dropping just 1 shot in the first 13 ends which saw us take a 22-1 lead and they went on to win 24-5. Ray England, Malcolm Robins & Roger Crickplayed out a close first half of the game and were 6-5 ahead after 8 ends however we then picked up a 4 and only lost 2 more ends during the match which we went on to win 27-7. In the final game Vanessa Culmer, John Read & Bryan Collins started slowly in their game, going 9-1 down after 7 ends however we then started to fight back and by the 10th end the scores were level at 10-10. Unfortunately despite taking the lead on teh next end we couldn't hold on for the win and ended up losing 16-13.

Saturday 20th April 2024 v Redbourn - Friendly - Home - Won 101 - 31

We managed to get our first win of the season today against Redbourn with all 4 rinks putting in a great performance. Caryl Collins, Lee Adams & Paul Rogers won 15 ends in their game and took the highest winning rink with their 30-4 win. Malcolm Robbins, Sue Brown & Bryan Collins played out a closer game, with both sides winning 9 ends each however we did manage to pick up 2 fours and didn't drop more than 2 shots an end and so went on to win 19-12. Marion Bull, Vanessa Culmer & Stuart Churcher earnt a comfortable win, helped by picking up 11 shots from 4 ends early in the game and they went on to win 21-8. Debbie Horsted, Dan Rogers & Ian Culmer were 9-6 up after 8 ends and they then picked up a 7 to take a 10 shot lead and they went on to win 8 of the last 9 ends and just missed out on highest winning rink by 2 shots, winning 31-7

Sunday 14th April 2024 v Herts - Friendly - Home - Lost 119 - 82

Following the disappointing result in midweek we were looking to bounce back against Herts on Sunday however this was also to be one of those days as we won on just 2 of the rinks. Nikpour, Keith Dellar & Ian Culmer played out a close game throughout until the 17th end, at which point we were 14-13 up, as we dropped a 7 and ended up losing 21-14. Marion Bull, Lee Jaycock & Lee Adams had a tough afternoon, winning just 4 ends in their game, with the first not coming until the 11th end and they ended up losing 21-8. Malcom Robbins, Keith Beck & Stuart Churcher played out a close game and were 10-7 down after 9 ends however they managed to put in a strong finish picking up 9 shots from 5 ends and they held on for a 17-16 win. Pauline Squire, Linda Richards & Lewis Fletcher also played out a close game, winning 8 ends and they went in to the last end 17-14 down but managed to pick up a 4 to win 18-17. Debbie Horsted, Vanessa Culmer & Bryan Collins started the game well and were 7-1 up after 4 ends however they then went on a run of 10 ends without picking up a shot and ended up losing 28-10. Dan Rogers, Caryl Collins & Bill Caple took a while to get in to the game and were 13-3 down after 11 ends however they started to fight back in the latter stages of the game and probably needed another end as they ended up losing 16-15.

Thursday 11th April 2024 v Chess Vale - Friendly - Away - Lost 69-67

We started the new summer season with an away friendly at Chess Vale and this was to be a close game on all 4 rinks, although we did end up losing by 2 shots overall. Lee Jaycock, Keith Beck & Lewis Fletcher started their game slowly and were 8-3 down after 8 ends however they then got back in to the game and were just 8-7 down 3 ends later. Unfortunately they couldn't get in to the lead and lost 13-10. Debbie Horsted, Peter Squire & Stuart Churcher also started slowly and were 16-2 down after 9 ends however they then started to find their way and picked up 14 shots from the last 5 ends and narrowly lost 20-18. Despite dropping a 4 on the first end Marion Bull, Keith Dellar & Bryan Collins picked up a 3 the next end and by the 9th end they were 10-6 ahead. From there they managed to hold on to the lead and ended up winning 18-16. Malcolm Robbins, Pauline Squire & Bill Caple got off to a great start by picking up 10 shots from the first 4 ends and from there it was a case of playing out the game and not dropping any big numbers. By the 16th end they were actually 20-16 down however they finished in the same way as they started and picked up 5 shots from the last 2 ends to win by 1 shot, 21-20

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