Anger and then heartbreak for Farrugia in county singles
PUBLISHED: 11:30 15 June 2018
Rainham bowler beaten on extra end in two-wood classic
It was a big chance for Rainham bowler Lynn Farrugia to impress, as the only bowler who had made it to the quarter-final of both the four-wood and two-wood singles, writes Dave Evans.
But in the end there was frustration in one event and drama in the other as she lost in the last eight of both.
Farrugia is having a great summer with Rainham, but playing against the tattooed Donna Law in her four-wood quarter-final things did not go to plan.
And over on a neutral green at Chelmsford, Farrugia was left angry as well as disappointed.
“The green was just awful,” she said after losing 21-5 against the left-hander.
“You get to a final and you expect to play on a better green. But there were so many bumps that it threw your bowls off line and I just couldn’t find it. It was a shame really as the green won.”
Farrugia dropped two on the first two ends and though she pulled it back to 6-4 at one stage, it was Law who was having more luck with finding the jack.
“You look across the green and there are matches with much better heads and they must think ‘how did they get there?’” said Lyn. “But she had the better game and deserved it in the end.”
Farrugia was on a different rink later in the day and really showed what she could do against Jacqui Miller in the two-wood quarter final.
This saw both women at their best and it went down to the wire. From 13-13 with two ends to play, Miller grabbed two to take the lead, but on the last end it was Farrugia who stormed back with a two of her own.
That forced an extra end and with Miller holding shot, the Rainham bowler looked to have delivered the winning wood, only to see it roll back and give the game to Miller.
“You don’t mind losing so much when it is such a good game,” said Lynn, who is still having a great season.
“I have been playing really well,” she said. “I am also in the triples play-off and I am in the fours, while we are still in the Top Club as a team.”
Also in action in Chelmsford was Christina Allen of the Upminster club, who lost 15-10 to Carole Riley of Springhouse in her last eight clash.