Downton made a big last minute effort on two rinks to gain overall victory. Geoff’s triple were level after the penultimate end, and four shots down with just skipper Warr to play the last wood with which he managed to pinch the shot wood.
Better than this; the triple of John James, Steve Allen and skip Colin Morris, were losing 15-10 and six shots down on the last end with just Colin to play the last wood. Colin trailed the jack to a waiting bunch of Downton woods and took five shots to level the score on this rink.
The other two rinks more or less cancelled one another with an easy victory and a hard loss.
A great match to start the season:
- John, Steve and Colin Morris drew 15 – 15
- Paul Fox, Alan Foster and Alan Waters won 19- 6
- Martin D, Rod and Simon Stacey went down 10-24
- Lewis, Paul Tanner and Geoff Warr won 14-13
The overall result: 4.5 points to Downton; 3.5 points to Waterside.