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Skittles Challenge Match with Wessex MG Club


Thursday 26th April 2018


As a result of their inquiry earlier in the year about the possibility of a skittles match between ourselves and the Wessex MG Club, 12 of us ventured south to Melksham in deepest Wiltshire, to take them on in a friendly match.


The venue was a Sports and Social Club, not unlike the GALA club, and we were met by our hosts, including the Chairman Martyn Lucas. After the introductions and some friendly chat, the game commenced. Wessex won the toss and elected to go first. One thing that immediately struck us was the difference from the skittle alleys and balls we are normally used to. This alley had more of a lino surface to it and the balls felt more like solid rubber – so there was none of the crashing of wooden balls onto a wooden alley you normally get.

 

We played 2 legs using the full complement of 12 players in each team and then paused for food. The scores were pretty even at this stage. Out came a stream of pasties served with chips, peas, gravy and even bread and butter – good hearty stuff. There was also a raffle draw and Carol’s ticket was first to be drawn.
The final 2 legs then got under way and we reversed the order of play. We all gave of our best with Sue even getting a spare, but it wasn’t quite enough to win the day.

 

 

Wessex  came out on top and took the trophy with a score of 279 and Gloucester scored 267, so not much in it. Sue was our top scorer over the 4 legs with a commendable score of 29, thanks to that spare.


We shall be holding a return leg on our home patch early in October, so hopefully we can take the Trophy away from Wessex MG then.

Our thanks go to Martyn and his Wessex team for organising a very enjoyable evening.

 

 

 

 

 

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