Gloucester City Skittles

3 Cities report Hereford v Gloucester Feb 3rd 2018 @ Military Club Hereford

Hereford 663   Gloucester 668



Clean sweep and an unbeaten season for Gloucester.

Congratulations to the Gloucester team for winning the 3 Cities again this season and doing it unbeaten after beating a strong Hereford side on their own patch. Hereford had beaten Worcester at home with a huge score of 668-610 and Gloucester knew it was going to be a tough ask to triumph there. Hereford set with an average 89 leg and Gloucester replied with a 92. Gloucester then set with a very good 101 with spares from Steve Price (17) and Mark Adlam (14) for Hereford to reply with the best leg of the evening 113 with four big spares. This left Gloucester nine down and after an average third leg from both teams Gloucester 88 and Hereford 87 it left Gloucester eight down. The fourth leg saw Gloucester get 98 with a great spare from Lisa Robins (14) to leave the game level after four legs. Leg five Hereford dropped in another huge leg of 108 and Gloucester could only muster a 92 with spares from Steve Price (12) and Mark Adlam (12). So with two legs to go Gloucester were 16 down and set with 103 with a 12 spare from Adey Pooley and little did we know it was the leg that would change the game. Hereford replied with a very poor 76 which included a 14 spare and with one leg to go put Gloucester in the driving seat with a 27 pin swing to go 11 up. Hereford finished with a 100 which meant Gloucester needed 90 to win and they managed this with one player still to bowl. Adey Pooley had another 12 spare and Gloucester won by 5 pins and could celebrate their unbeaten season. Special mentions must go to Steve Price who was top score with a fantastic 71, Mark Adlam 62 and Lisa Robins 60 also bowled very well.

It was a very enjoyable evening with all players enjoying a few drinks to celebrate. It made it more enjoyable with the absence of John Parker who deserted his team mates to go on a ski trip (AGAIN). How selfish can somebody get??????

Thanks to all the following players for their commitment to the team and here’s looking forward to success next season.


Mark Adlam (Fabulous Baker Boys), Adey Pooley (Hare & Hounds), Malcolm Duffield (Maisemore Hornets), Eddie Banks (Maisemore Hornets), John Parker (Maisemore Hornets),Rich Allen (Hare & Hounds), Steve Price (Impractical Jokers), Mark Cornwell (Maisemore Hornets),  Luke Hayward (Impractical Jokers), Lisa Robins (Dairymen), Shaun Jackson (Parklanders), Alan Lord-Newman  (Parklanders), Dave Ewers (Palmers Loafers), Bry Hergest (St James Allstars), Lorraine Cornwell (Maisemore Hornets)



Mark Cornwell


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