Our 2020 Manitoba Curling Association bonspiel came to an end at Heather this morning as we dropped a 6-3 decision. Playing was Ray (skip), Keith (third), Chris (second) and Garvin (lead). Jon cheered and was fifth man.
This is not a misprint. Taverners advance.
Taverners advanced to the playoff round with a 6-3 victory at Fort Garry. The team comprised Garvin, Lead, Ray, Second, Nigel, Third, and Keith, Skip.
A better result on our second draw. Keith skipped with Nigel, Andrew and Jon rounding out the squad.
The game started well enough (we won the toss) . . . but that trend changed abruptly .
Taverners Vs AICC
Sunday Jan 5 2020
I missed the 1st few overs of the game but it was obvious when I arrived that it was a typical Taverner/AICC encounter with plenty of “chat” from both sides. For some reason that I never discovered Chomo dropped himself & played “gimpy” David who could only progress around the pitch at a sort of penguin waddle.
Taverners batted first with Anil (27) & Andrew (25) & with extras the pair put on 56.Next up were Sid (50) & David (4) who managed to put on 55 David managed a quick waddle on the 5th or final ball of each over to keep Sid on strike.The final pair Imdad (41) & Martin (0) added 49 to the total with Martin playing the same role as David but at a slightly slower pace. He was advised at one point that he should start running on the 5th ball to ensure getting in before the end of the over.
Taverners total 160
AICC started well with their openers hitting the ball very hard but unfortunately too often straight at a fielder or a little too high after 4 or so overs the new ball was hit too high & ended up on the ceiling from where we couldn’t retrieve it. The only substitute available was an older & softer ball that they could not hit so hard. Both batsmen scored 17 to end with a total of 36.Next pair & I can’t decipher any of the names was dominated by 1 player scoring a fine 48 & his partner -2 for a total of 48 This left 74 for the last pair to get the win.Andy tried but could only get 23 & his partner 9 for a total of 33.
AICC total 119
Taverners win by 41
Bowling: Sid 2 – 26, Andrew 1 – 22, Martin 1 -28, Imdad 1 – 35, Anil 0 – 24
Post game festivities were as usual at the Cambridge where the skipper earned extra Kudos by getting the glasses & the beer but we in the end denied him a tip. Anil announced that his temporary retirement has come to an end & he will be returning to his drug running activities on Monday, again involving a lot of travel.