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Summer League 2002 - Week 9 Report

30th June 2002

As the Monday Night League entered the home straight, high scores were still being thrown and the evening air was filled with over 150 strikes.

In the first match Hitmen and Her were drawn against Papa's Kids with the first two games being very closely fought. The Kids came out 3 - 2 on top in game one, despite Hitmen's Kim Moore bowling a 209. Hitmen then reversed the points in the second game to put the team's level. However Papa's Kids took the bull by the horns in game three with help from a record-equalling 251 bowled by Keith Wilson. Kim then hit a 200 for Hitmen but that didn't stop Papa's Kids taking the honours with a final scoreline of 12 points to

The match two bought together Wasters and Gutterlevel. It was the former who put their collective feet down in the first game with three 200+ pin scores from Stuart Andrew (201), Denis Gallagher (212) and sub Mark Whale (211). However, Mark's three strikes to finish the game were not enough to stop Gutterlevel's Linda Clarke from taking their individual point by just 4 pins with a 215 total - Wasters ending up winning by 3 points to 2. In the second, Gutterlevel managed a better display and took 4 of the 5 points while a close final game came out in favour of Wasters with another 3 - 2 point win, taking the overall points to 10 each.

Gowks were pitted against the vacancy scores in the final match and a poor first game saw them take just one point. This resulted in a resounding turnaround in the second with Ronnie Gray hitting a 209 and sub Ron Reid a 208. Ron then put away 201 pins in the final game and, with one overall individual point halved, Gowks had potted 14 of the available 20 points.

Only Papa's Kids' Keith Wilson and Gowks' sub Ron Reid managed 200+ scratch games with a 217 and a 200 respectively. Keith also hit a 572 high series along with Hitmen's Kim Moore with a 573, and Gowks' sub Ron Reid with a 558. Finally, Wasters' Denis Gallagher hit a 591 and their sub Mark Whale got the night's highest missing a 600 total by just 5 pins.


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