|Storm English Open - Day 1 Report|
|Written by Graeme Wilson|
|Friday, 08 September 2006|
Big Phil Leads after 1st Day
Phil Scammell got in the zone from the off, and charged out to a big lead after the 1st day of qualifying at the English Open. Sets of 673, 679 & 708 saw him shoot 2060 (228.9Avg) for his 9 games. On a tough condition this was very impressive, and it could have been even better had he not opened a couple of 10th frames along the way.
Lee Chatfield was flying along, until the 8th game of the block, from the 5th frame onwards, he decided to leave 6 of 5 of the biggest spilts you've ever seen, ranging from the big 4 to the big 6, meaning a 124 game, and dropping him back from being well over to being under, but this boy has skill and a big 230+ game saw him get back into red numbers finishing 22over, when really he should have been looking at 100over if it had not been for a unlucky game.
Yours truely, who after not bowling since Jan 06, got off to a pathetic start, shooting 137, things picked up for the next 5 games, some unlucky hits leaving splits but generally scoring ok. The last 3 games were just too much, as the old body started to pack up, and it was all i could do to chuck the ball down the lane, all in all i had fun, and glad to be part of the 1st English open.
The 2nd squad off the day started as i was making my way back down south to the saftey of Hertfordshire, Wayne Greenall, who had just bowled the 1st squad, decided to carry on, and with good reason, he obviously got lined up after not having the best of luck in the 1st squad, shooting the high set for the day 710 (And nicking the £100 highest set bonus) Wayne finished on 1975 (219.4 avg).
Making the trip over from Ireland was Helen Tamblyn & Ryan Press, and for Ryan it was a trip worth making, shooting 1924(213.8 avg) and making sure he qualified early, and possibly save himself some money in re-entries.
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