For Strikes ‘n’ Spares, they were missing Jason Reis, the top bowler in the league due to a suspension. On top of this loss, Naeem was “blinded” for the first game and given a score of 150. This was due to improper bowling that fell under the category of “tanking.” Ironically, tanking was a chief complaint of Raza of Strikes ‘n’ Spares and one of the reasons why the league implemented a match scoring system.
In game 1, Strike ‘n’ Spares won easily due to Mufthy’s 232 plus 41 pins handicap – a high handicap for someone who was known in season 1 to bowl over 200 quite often. Individual matchups were won by Raheel and Azfar for the Strike Kings and Mufthy and Amaad for Strikes ‘n’ Spares.
Game 2 came down to the 10th frame and was won by the Strike Kings by only 11 pins. Raza bowled a 130 and Mufthy bowled a 147 which left the door open for the Strike Kings to win. Raheel and Don Ali had strikes in the 10th frame and Ammad had a spare – just enough to win the game.
The final game saw the Strike Kings trying to claw out a win but multiple strikes in the 9th and 10th frames by the entire Strikes ‘n’ Spares squad put the Strike Kings’ hopes to rest and sealed them total pins as well. Overall Azfar and Raheel won 5 ½ individual matchup points for the Strike Kings while Mufthy, Amaad and Omair took 6 ½ points for Strikes ‘n’ Spares. All in all Don Ali had a bad day, bowling below his average while Raheel bowled above his average all three games. Amaad was the most consistent bowler for Strikes ‘n’ Spares, bowling above his average all three games. With today’s win, Strikes ‘n’ Spares are now in first place and the Strike Kings fall to fourth place.