Grattons overcome Shirley Park as men let slip lead

Grattons top rink skip Paul Martin, Elizabeth Robinson, Bert Smith and Brian Cole. SUS-150316-152418002
Grattons top rink skip Paul Martin, Elizabeth Robinson, Bert Smith and Brian Cole. SUS-150316-152418002

Grattons Mixed team had a narrow five-shot lead at tea-time against Shirley Park.

They built on their home advantage winning the game 126-88.

Captain Sue said: “A really enjoyable afternoon for both sides.”

Top rink Elizabeth Robinson, Mike Evans, John Hadley and skip Jean de Naeyer.

The men’s team were away at Wealden.

Grattons quickly took the lead with determined play. By half-time they were up by 13 shots.

After tea Grattons continued to pile on the pressure building a 20-shot advantage.

Wealden fought back in the last few ends to take the match by just seven shots.

Captain Kim said: “A really good game, all credit to Wealden for not giving up.”

Top rink was Kim Robinson, Tony Jones, Gordon Hall and skip Mike Beesley.

Grattons Mixed soon showed their superiority and built up a lead of 18 shots by tea against London Civil Service.

A deflated Civil Service seemed unable to fight back with Grattons building on their lead for the rest of the game. Grattons finally won 117-69.

Captain Kim said: “Another good win for the mixed side.”

Top rink skip Paul Martin, Elizabeth Robinson, Bert Smith and Brian Cole.