Westbury Lions Quiz Team Salvage their Pride!
Going for back to back wins on the local Quiz circuit the Westbury Lions Team found themselves 13 points adrift of the leaders at half time in last Saturday’s evening fixture at the Westbury Leigh Village Association Community Hall.
Ten teams pitted their wits against each other and at the half time interval it sounded like the fat lady was clearing her voice for an aria. But in the first four of five rounds after a team talk in the dressing room and some serious soul searching the Lions pussy-footed back into contention and with one round left were in the lead by a single point.
However taking their eye off the ball proved fatal as deep into time added on for stoppages they conceded two points to bow out in a disappointing second place.
In a six-a-side competition they had turned up with only five players as one of their number failed a late fitness test owing to unforeseen baby-sitting commitments. Two more of their number had been called up late from the reserves having only recently been given free transfers from the Canterbury Pilgrims side in Kent.
Along with the three regulars who made up the team none had much of a clue about the very parochial questions that dominated the agenda. At least 30 of 130 questions were based on local knowledge that for the Brummie and Welsh contingency particularly left them feeling they had chosen the wrong stud size.
Sports and Literature specialist Phil Harris was adamant,
“Everyone gave 110%. It was a Quiz of two halves and having got off to such a poor start we were always playing catch-up. We needed a lucky break or two but we never seemed to get the favourable bounce when the chips were down and our backs were against the wall.
Next week’s another day and we will be older and wiser for the experience.”
Sincere thanks go to the organisers for a surperb night of challenge and entertainment. Great organisation in a magnificent setting.