In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd division one this week the Liberal Adams Family took on reigning champs WMC Steelers at the WMC.
And although they were five-one down after the singles, the Liberals put up a brave show, going down nine-three. M Thopson (125, 135, 2x140) and K Thein (4x140) were the pick for the Steelers.
Wainfleet Outsiders had a narrow seven-five win over Ex-Service Sports.
In the final game of the night in this division, Barkham Arms travelled to the Seaview, and despite S Gillings taking the first singles for the Seaview, still came away with the points with an impressive 11-one victory to record their first win of the campaign.
A Hulley (140, 135 finish) was the best for Barkham, while Seaview’s B Taylor (2x140), and G Poulter (125, 105 finish) were the pick of their bunch
Meanwhile, in Sid Dennis and Sons division two, the Liberal lads showed their intentions with a fantastic ten-2 win away at WMC Aces.
Four-two up after the singles, the Liberal Lads then rattled off all the pairs despite Aces’ T Goodwin hitting 171, and G Jowett hitting 134, 135, and 2x140.
Liberal Us took on the Vine and looked to be in cruise control after taking the singles four-two. However they lost the first pairs to leave it balanced at four all.
But then the Liberal took control and rattled off the next two to earn their first win of the season, eight-four.
A Jobes top scored for the Vine with 128, 132. Finnigans played host to the Ex-Service C. The ‘C’, having shown so much promise last year when they narrowly missed out on promotion, are struggling this year, and remain win-less at the bottom of the table after losing again.
This time they lost the ‘all-or-nothing’ final pairs to go down seven-five. Finnigans’ B Proom bagged 121 and a 140.
The in-house derby at the Welcome was locked all square three-all after the singles and promised to be a close affair. However the Anchors did not stick to the script, as the took all of the pairs to run out nine-three winners over the Hillbillies.
After last week’s rallying call for new committee members, the league is pleased to welcome to the committee Natalie Weston and Carl Abbis.
“Don’t forget that in a little over a month’s time we have Adrian Lewis doing an exhibition at the Liberal Club,” said a league spokesperson. “Again I ask all captians to nominate one of your team to play him.
“I am still waiting for a number of captains to let me know who is going to represent their team.
“We need this information before the end of the year, so please let us know. Contact details are on the fixture lists.
“I will take this opportunity to wish all league members, on behalf of the committee, a happy and safe Christmas,” they added.