SOME good individual scores were not enough to result in good Team performances which can only be described as mediocre.
Whilst Jackie Hay shot a 99 for Esk Valley, the best performance of the week was a 97 by Jon Stokoe his best for Wrong Trousers since gaining promotion to A League in 2009.
Disappointment of the week was Country Lads defeat by Average. Despite two 98s from father and son combination, Derek and Sam Atkinson, they could not overcome shooting a man short when fifth member, Robert Lamerton, failed to shoot.
In Division B, an unspectacular but solid team performance by Patch was more than enough to see off previously unbeaten Watkinson’s by a comfortable seven points with no-one on either side scoring more that a modest 94.
Watkinson’s, however, retain the leadership of Division B by virtue of their higher aggregate score.
Firemen recorded their second win of the season by the narrowest possible margin over Average.
Firemen owe their win to Paul Cattermole who shot an excellent 98 in a welcome upsurge of form.
Work commitments prevented David Hill from shooting in the first two rounds but an invaluable 98 underlined his value to the Farmers team and was more than enough to inflict a second defeat for Universal who suffered badly by the absence of Joe Hugill, potentially the strongest member of their team.
Results, A League
Whitehall 380 S Baker 97 C Coates 97 M Ware 96 D Lawrence 90 beat Castle Park 378 M Dossor 96 A Eddon 95 C Dossor 94 C Moore 93; Esk Valley 381 J Hay 99 N Scarth 98 D Noble 93 C Williamson 91 beat Wrong Trousers 379 B Stokoe 97 J Stokoe 97 P Hurworth 95 A Martin 90; Average 379.5 beat Country Lads 372 D Atkinson 98 S Atkinson 98 M Atkinson 96 P Turford 80.
Patch 373 C Rutland 94 C Orr 94 P Rutland 93 J Wood 92 beat Watkinson’s 366 M Marsay 94 D Pratt 91 J Kenworthy 91 J Headley 90;
Farmers 359 D Hill 98 M Noble 88 Y Williamson 87 CS Thompson 86 beat Universal 353 B Martin 91 D Holloway 88 GW Flower 87 M Troughton 87; Firemen 363 P Cattermole 98 B Gibbons 91 I Clarkson 87 H Russell 87 beat Average 362.75.