26 May 2023
Well it was never going to be easy away to Bishop Duppas, where recently Oatlands have not had the best of records. And so it proved, in a highly absorbing match for the mixed team last night. Oatlands took an early lead to 2-6 after 5 ends, 6-6 after 7 and then 8-8 after 11 ends. We then went 8-9 up only to give away 4 shots on the twelfth end. Was this the turning point? No - back we came and with one end to play we led 12-14. On the final end, BD hit the jack with an almighty crack, which could have gone anywhere. We lost 15-14 on a measure but gave it everything and and never gave up against very good opponents. So we now know what Division Two is all about. We’ve played two and lost two, but both games could have gone either way. We just need to find the steel to finish games off, when we take the lead.