Photo: Gerry Newman
Over the weekend SBC had two friendly, triples, mixed, games; first with Fittleworth BC.
Stuart McGeachie's team of Pat Arculus and John Graham pulled rapidly ahead to lead 10 - 2 after 7 ends. They snoozed for the next 7 ends, to lie 11- 12 down but then woke up to finish 19 - 13 .
Brian Bona's team of Bruce Glenbott and Tim Izon could not hold Fittleworth's Carol's team despite a last minute collective surge of 5 shots, and finished 11 - 14 down, but overall it was a 30 - 27 win.
The second game was at home against Henfield BC, where Pauline Baine's team of Peter Picthall and Derek Larkcombe had no difficulty in leaving Henfield's S. William's team behind, despite a 6 shot last end, to finish 17 - 15. Pam Petrie's team of Peter Newman and David Chinn drew level at the half-way point and finished with a 4 shot end to claim a 17- 15 victory and an overall win of 34 - 29.
The next day SBC paid a visit to the sea-side, playing Norfolk BC in the WSB League. A dry, patchy, green set the scene for Paul Leatherbarrow and his team of Geoff Page, Ray Taylor and Brian Bona to continuously fight off the opposition . Paul continued, throughout the game, to arrange his men's shots as if he were defending The Alamo. And it paid off. The final score was 29 - 5.
The adjacent rink , with Gerry Newman's team of Tim Ison, John Wharmby and John Rimmer, was very quiet, in contrast, despite an explosive 6-shot and a last 3-shot end from SBC. This proved useless against Dave Robert's Norfolk team's continuous sniping shots, leaving SBC 16 - 25 down.
Mick O'Brien's team of David Chinn, Derek Larcombe and Les Wilson could not fathom out the green, their first winning shot only appearing after 5 ends. The next 5 ends were all taken by SBC and then the two teams took alternative ends. A 3 shot, last end by Mick however was not good enough to compensate for the earlier damage and the team finished 17 - 20 down. Howard White's team of Neil Tewsley, Tony Gledhill and Richard Pettet suffered the reverse situation, M. Starn's Norfolk team ge