Dear Bath Buns and Supporters
Sadly the dream is over and the Bath Buns were runners up at the final on Friday.
Team: Rose, Gabrielle, Karen, Joanna
We travelled far to Coalpit Heath Cricket Club for the darts final against last year’s winners Chipping Sodbury. In an edgy final, with an overly officious start, a damaged dart board and a last minute scorer who was a little rusty, no one on either team found it easy to hit the
doubles to finish off the games. It just wasn’t our day.
In game 1 we got down to the sharp end more quickly than Chipping Sodbury partly due to a cracking 82 break from Rose and a 79 from Gabrielle but just couldn’t nail the double 1. Eventually it went to a tie break and Chipping Sodbury got the double 1 with the last dart. Game 2 Chipping Sodbury got to double 1 more quickly and in the end took it on a tie break again. In Game 3 after a cracking 81 from Joanna we were faster down and Rose took it on a double 1 while CS were still trying for double 5. So it was 2:1 to CS as we entered the next game which we had to win. With both sides down to a tricky 3 requiring a 1, double 1 to finish, CS got there first to take the match. They were a very nice group of ladies and we wished them well.
On the plus side we weren’t too keen on the trophy which was far from the 3-feet high silver cup of our dreams nor that we’d have had to travel to the AGM to pick it up again – and we did appreciate the free ham sandwich. I also had a very nice cup of tea as the barman put the kettle on specially after I’d bought so many packets of mini cheddars. Another big plus is that we’ve got to know new darts team member Joanna at practices and the match.
So what have we learnt on our campaign, aside from that Karen drinks Guinness and Rose is amazing at Darts arithmetic?
We’ve learnt that three nineteens are 57, that you shout ‘Good darts’ in a deep voice when somebody does well and that sport – and yes people darts is a sport – is great for bringing a bunch of different women together to have fun.
We’ll be having a summer break and resuming practice in October ready for the new season in January. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible throwing some arrows at the Pulteney Arms.