Herts lose thriller against Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 11:02 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:34 26 October 2009

Andrew Briden checking the accuracy of the incoming shot from Gordon Avery

Andrew Briden checking the accuracy of the incoming shot from Gordon Avery

THERE was a nail-biting climax to Hertfordshire s penultimate Middleton Cup match. The county s clash with their Suffolk counterparts at Shire Park Bowls Club proved to be a real cliffhanger on Saturday with the result depending on the final bowl. The He

Herts president Robert McComb welcomes his Suffolk counterpart Terry Swift to the Shire Park green

THERE was a nail-biting climax to Hertfordshire's penultimate Middleton Cup match.

The county's clash with their Suffolk counterparts at Shire Park Bowls Club proved to be a real cliffhanger on Saturday with the result depending on the final bowl.

The Herts BA team fought back against a good Suffolk county side but failed by one shot, losing 128-127, to share the match points on offer.

Andrew Briden led his rink of Jason Hall, Shire Park bowler Gordon Price and WGC's Gordon Avery to a 25-22 shot win.

Such is the Middleton Cup scoring that although the rinks were shared three apiece, with six points awarded to each team, the overall shots scored rewards the winning team with 10 points.

Suffolk therefore went home with 16 points.

The HBA travel to face Essex at Westcliff on Saturday in their final Middleton Cup match.

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