Good news about my bowling team in the Thursday Night Men’s League.
Heading into last week’s action, we were officially in a three-way tie for first. We had the least amount of pinfall of the trio, which meant officially we stood above just nine of the 12 squads in our league. But, with five weeks remaining in the first half of the season, well, we’ll take it.
Then we went on to take two of three games against the very tough fourth-place team. They whomped us but good in the middle game of the set, thus taking total pins to make the Position Night’s count end up 4 us, 3 them. The 1-2 battle ended with one of the squad taking five points. That means heading into tonight’s action, we may very well be in second place, one point back. But the rest of the teams are bunched tightly behind us. If somebody went 7-0 last week, they could have overtaken us.
As for me …
See the red 8s in my photo above? They signify that I left a split, two pins standing with more than a pin’s gap between them after my first shot. No, I did not convert any of the three that I left in a row in that third game last week. I did not have a good series. My average is falling a bit.
I did not wear my good luck socks the last two weeks, preferring to thing my talent would prevail. I will wear them tonight.
If you bowl, do you tend to leave a lot of splits? Are you able to thread the ball in the middle of the two pins or would you rather go outside for the baby splits? What’s the widest big split you remember converting?