Horsham Hotshots travelled the short distance to play away at Cowfold at the weekend.
They are nervously sitting at the top of the North East Division One league table currently, but have played more games than opponents.
It is always tricky bowling on away mats, and so it proved again, with Cowfold taking early leads on both mats and a friendly mat also laid on. After just five ends, Cowfold were up by 10, although Horsham recovered to be all square after 10 ends.
On captain Roy Pretty’s mat, aided by Barbara Meyer, Marree Stanley and Stuart King, it remained very close, no more than one point being earned on each end in the last 10 ends. The final score was 14-12 to Cowfold.
On the other mat Dave Marden led his team of Ali Hilton-Childs, Bob Devine and Irene Gettins to a fine victory of 11-19, having been all square after 13.
The result meant that Hotshots took 4 out of the 6 points available, leaving them with 40 league points and 442 points for and 404 against.
A friendly team of Guy Stanley, John Meyer, Richard Bourne and skip Chris Hilton-Childs struggled on Cowfold’s other mat, going down 11-39. Nevertheless, an enjoyable afternoon of competitive bowls.
Horsham Hotshots now wait until early March before the first of their remaining two matches.
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