AFTER many seasons of trying, Home Guard IV finally won a Wooden Spoon play off match in the Wellington Ex-Services Skitteles League to relinquish their unwanted title in a closely fought match against Report Centre A, writes Dave Bright.

The match was played in a fun but competitive spirit which is a credit to both teams.

In a low scoring match, spare chances were at a premium although Home Guard IV skipper Sam Berg did not seem to have any difficulty in this respect as he hit two spares in the opening three hands to end up as his team’s highest scorer with a respectable 56, and at the death throwing the ball that secured victory for his team. 

Alan Baker and D. Parsons for Report Centre A both shared top score with 44 but unfortunately for Report Centre A this was not quite enough to see their team over the line. Scores: Report Centre A 325,. Home Guard IV 329.

The league would like to extend thanks to both teams for playing this match. especially in the sporting and convivial atmosphere that was present throughout the evening.

Thanks also go to the Cottage Inn for hosting and to Lucas Baker for doing an excellent job of sticking up.