Streetly B jiggered
A protracted journey of over an hour through the rush hour traffic of North Birmingham , allied to the late arrival , cursory, one minute warm up period , it was perhaps unremarkable that Colebridge Eagles lagged behind 2-0 before Bernard Oliver completed the first leg of his exemplary hat trick at Streetly yesterday evening ( November 13th ) with a win over Colin Oakes.
He completed his treble with wins over John Waters and a 11-9 in the fifth end victory over Hamstead emigre Mike Sykes.
The Rotty treble , together with braces from the Mikes’ – Credland and Evetts , warranted a 7-3 victory , which , given the circumstances of The Eagles late arrival and poor start , was a good result.
When it was suggested that The Eagles repair to a liberal establishment where the licensing laws extend to midnight for a celebratory beer , the proposal was quashed by The Rotty , ” Not for me ” said 76 year old Mr Oliver ” I’ve got a coaching session in the morning. “