Nick Jones, the teenage Bournemouth skip, took on the 81-year-old Sussex player, John Luffman, whose Crouch team had a combined age of 284.
Trailing 12-18, Bournemouth fought back on the 20th end before breaking a 18-18 deadlock on the 21st to win 19-18. In the second round they beat Crittall Silver End 19-15.
Gary Smith and Andy Thomson, of Blackheath and Greenwich, who won the pairs title last year, suffered a 21-12 second round defeat against Neil Connor's Chippenham Town.
On a day of big finishes, Chris Southgate's Risbygate stormed to a 28-23 win over Mid-Surrey, skipped by Wynne Richards, picking up 12 shots over the last four ends, while Hampshire county champions Southampton, skipped by Glenn Alford, turned a 7-18 deficit into a 22-21 second round victory over Andy Moore's Melksham quartet.Reuse content