Our troops took up position to engage those of Merchiston on Sunday evening (27 Jan) for the annual Team Points match. When the smoke from the opening salvos (Striking) had cleared and our skirmishers had returned (from Inwicking), we found ourselves to be just holding the opposition at bay. However, our infantrymen gathered strength to take ground at Drawing, Guarding, Chap & Lie, and Wick & Curl In to establish a significant bridgehead. A lead of 17 points looked unassailable, but undeterred our opponents responded with a strong late surge to almost take the day. As it turned out the match was won with the final shot of the encounter when Trooper Hope (R) made his final shot at Chip the Winner. Penicuik emerged victorious by the narrow margin of one point (131-130).
The Penicuik team consisted of Dave Anderson, Dave Carr, Reg Dunbar, Murray Hope, Ronnie Hope, Ken Hunter, John Jacobs, and Jim Ramsay. Dispatches reveal that our top scorers on the night were Dave Anderson (24), Jim Ramsay (23), and Reg Dunbar (18). The Top scorers for Merchiston were David Cunningham (22), John Addinall (21), and Avril Anderson (20).
After the fray of competition all parties withdrew to the bar to share a refreshment and take the opportunity to review scores of contests since 1995 in the record book. Another great evening.