Victories for Lockswood B and Bannister Blues in Palmerston Cup

Lockswood B claimed victory in their Palmerston Cup match against Miltonians.

Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 10:30 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:02 am
Miltonians' Kath Patrick

Little separated both teams throughout the match, but it was Lockswood who eventually bagged an early Christmas present as they wrapped up a 50-47 win.

The first rink saw skippers Walter Metcalf and Wendy Brown go head-to-head.

A close match ensued before Brown triumphed for Miltonians by a 15-11 margin.

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On rink two, Kath Patrick's Miltonians raced into a 9-1 lead.

But opponent Clive Chambers slowly came back into it and by the 11th end had secured a 19-14 win.

Neil Fletcher (Lockswood) and rivals Julie Greenwood had a fluctuating match.

The Miltonians skip trailed 15-5 at one point, before mounting a comeback.

Yet Greenwood's efforts proved in vain as Fletcher claimed a 20-18 win to hand Lockswood overall victory.

Banister Blue beat Meon Valley B 54-37 in the other Palmerston Cup match played.

Bill Bailey got Blue off to a great start on rink one, leading Steve Whitehead 17-5 after 12 ends.

Meon Valley reduced the arrears to four shots '“ but their efforts came too late as Banister ran out 18-14 winners.

On rink two, Adie Booth wiped out the Blues' four-point overall lead by claiming a 16-12 victory against Malcolm Comley.

But Steve Fisher came up against an in-form Brian Dibden on rink three '“ and there was no stopping the Bannister skip, who came away with a 24-7 win.