Not content with trebling to a single method like most aspiring Surprise Ringers, Mike jumped right in at the deep end as Treble to Eight Spliced last Sunday. He humbly commented “They were desperate”.
Southampton University Guild
On Sunday, 4 December 2016 in 0h47
St Michael Archangel
Tenor: 16–1–15 in F
1280 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
1 Mike Martin
2 Kristian Scudamore
3 Steve Castle
4 Oliver Chaloner
5 Colin Butler
6 Daniel Graham
7 Pip Dillistone
8 Alex Tatlow (C)
First Treble Bob Major – 1
Rung by a Southampton City Centre band.
This month, twenty ringers from WP Guild, Salisbury Guild and Hereford, attended the monthly Surprise practice.
Ringing ranged from Cambridge and Yorkshire, through London, to a touch of Eight Spliced.
The next Surprise Practice will be at Ringwood on Wednesday January 4th at 7.45-9.15 as usual.
Ringers who attend Ringwood’s weekly Wednesday Night practice are reminded that it is moved to a Thursday on a monthly basis to make way for the Surprise Practice.
Christine Saunders writes:
Hursley has a regular ‘Fun First Friday’ which is run by the deputy tower captain. It is a chance to ring something different and includes a cake break!
As this month’s FFF fell within First Fortnight, the deputy tower captain challenged the whole band to do something they had never done before.
Sixteen ringers joined the special 2 hour practice and they all managed to achieve a ‘first’, although some were more successful than others!
The ‘firsts’ included calling Stedman triples, Spliced surprise major and Erin triples. One person attempted double handed rounds on 12 and another turned the tenor in to Yorkshire Maximus. The experienced folk rang a new method – Hampshire Surprise Major, and a visitor conducted some spliced surprise Royal. With everyone having achieved a ‘first’, the evening ended with Bristol maximus and an attempt at spliced Kent TB and Little Bob maximus, before the race to be the first in the pub!