Grattons defeat Tunbridge Wells in busy week

Grattons top rinkagainst Tunbridge Wells:  Jen Hammond, Ken Keohane, Clive Keay and skip Mike Fowler SUS-141013-165516002
Grattons top rinkagainst Tunbridge Wells: Jen Hammond, Ken Keohane, Clive Keay and skip Mike Fowler SUS-141013-165516002

Not content with playing three games last week, Grattons played four this week.

On Wednesday they played Tunbridge Wells always a popular and tough match. Grattons soon took a narrow lead going into tea ahead by seven shots.

Refreshed they gradually increased their lead to win 109-78. Captain Kim said: “This was a great start for the mixed team, beating The Royals is always satisfying.”

Top rink Jen Hammond, Ken Keohane, Clive Keay and skip Mike Fowler.

The mixed section played Southgate Association on Saturday and raced to a half-time 45 point lead. After tea Grattons continued to pile on the pressure winning 157-75.

Captain Sue said: “Outdoor clubs usually struggle in the winter indoor games.”

Top rink Elizabeth Robinson, Alan Newland, Teresa Stannard and skip Carol Templeman.

Having easily beaten Horsham a couple of weeks ago Grattons were expecting another win in the return on Saturday. Leading at tea they were quickly overwhelmed and lost 129-97. Captain Kim said: “This was a bit of a shock, they totally outplayed us in the second half.”

Top rink Terry Schollar, Peter Heaver, Bert Smith and skip Adam Harding. They also played at home against Donyngs on Sunday roaring to a first half lead of 30 points.

Once again tea changed everything. Donyngs took the initiative and won the game 129-115. Captain Kim said: “It’s been a tough weekend.” Top rink Alan Radcliffe, Tony Jones, Vice Bullen and skip Keith Knight.