The club has made a good start in the Egham, in the first game three winning rinks and one losing rink saw us beat Tamworth 108-56. In the second game against Bromsgrove with 15 ends played on all four rinks we trailed overall by 22 shots but great credit to the players as they dug deep to snatch an 81-75 victory (three winning and one losing rink). A clash of dates with the outdoor gents county dinner has forced some big changes ahead of the next game against Solihull on 30th November.
Sadly our Denny Cup run lasted just one game as Church Gresley beat us 79-73 and consigning us to the Denny Plate. Our first opponent in the Plate was our bogey team Leicester, who we've never beaten. A team shuffle aimed at hitting them hard at home while holding them away worked out as we took a hard earned 77-75 victory and Tamworth in the next round on 29th November.
Over 60s Double Rink
Coventry proved to be too strong for us, winning 46-40 in a very close game over both rinks. We have a good group of over 60s at Thornfield and hopefully will do better in following seasons.
With two wins (both by all four rinks) under our belts, a tweaked side due to availability and trying some new players took on Solihull. Another excellent performance saw us take another four rink win 90-57. The next game is against Kingsthorpe on 4th January 2015, Kingsthorpe were last seasons area winners so will provide a very tough opposition.
Darren had been wanting to field a second Wessex team next year but with the Warwick Trophy hopefully returning next year this has been turned down.