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Summer League 2002 - Week 12 Report

21st July 2002

For the second week running the scoring in the Monday Night League was unfashionably low and, once again, only one bowler, Gutterlevel's Linda Clarke, broke the 200 pin barrier with a 245 game. She also achieved a 625 series - the best female game and series of the league so far.

Her scores came in the first match as Gowks faced Gutterlevel. The first game saw Gowks pip 3 of the 5 points, followed by Gutterlevel reversing the scores in the second to draw level. A fine team effort in the final game, including Linda's scratch 209, saw Gutterlevel rally to a 5 - 0 win. This helped them to a 14 - 6 victory overall.

The other early match found Wasters and Hitmen & Her doing battle, and it was nip and tuck all the way as almost half the points were won by less than 15 pins. The honours went to Hitmen in the first as they took 4 of the available points and they also managed to stay ahead in the other two games with 3 - 2 scorelines. This left the total scores showing Hitmen & Her with 12 to Wasters 8.

The final match of the night was between Papa's Kids and the vacancy scores. Like many before them they struggled in the first game but, determined not to lose face, they pulled out some better scores in the other two games to finish with a 12 - 8 win.

As the league enters the last four weeks a small gap has opened up in the league table, but there are still only 29 points between 1st and 5th places so it's not too late for a last minute turnaround.


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