Desborough Bowling Club Match Reports
Desborough vs High Wycombe Sat 15th June 2013 @Desborough, 2.30pm
Desborough played hosts to friends from High Wycombe on Saturday afternoon at York Road, a fixture that will always be remembered as Desborough’s first match back in 1907, when the matched finished as a draw (118-118). However the visitors were not to be denied on this occasion as they eased to a comfortable win.
Clare Buckley, John Cleary , Tony Buckley and Len Bartlett had a fair start on their rink and were involved in a closely fought battle throughout, going in at the break even at 9-9 after 10 ends but succumbed to defeat in the end losing by a narrow 2 shots. Desborough did have one winning rink which was skipped by John Stannard who guided Pam Harrison-Smith, Pat Hatch and John Bucknell to a convincing 25-17 win earning themselves a well-deserved top rink prize.
Desborough lost the friendly by 51 shots (92-153).
Rink scores and skips (Desborough first)
R Eyre, S Proffitt, A Shoat, J Searle (skip) 15, B Simmonds (skip) 24
C Buckley, J Cleary, T Buckley, L Bartlett (skip) 17, S Webb (skip) 19
C Cleary, P Finlan, G Coussins, V White (skip) 13, N Walters (skip) 27
J Tuhill, L Cannell, D Griggs, M White (skip) 14, R Birch (skip) 28
P Harrison-Smith, P Hatch, J Bucknell, J Stannard (skip) 25, D Payce (skip) 17
P Tuhill, J Eyre, A Glover, D Lovering (skip) 8, B Sharp (skip) 38
Kennet League Desborough ‘A’ vs. Royal Household Tue 11th June 2013, 6pm
Desborough ‘A’ cruised to another 14-0 victory in the Kennet League on Tuesday night at Royal Household. All four rinks won on the night, 3 of the rinks winning by a combined total of 8 shots, but is was Mark Van De Bergen, George Coussins, Eddie Orme and Gordon Knapper who stole the show picking up a 6 on the 13th end and racing clear of their opponents to win 25-15.
Kennet League ‘X’
Desborough KLX ‘B’ vs. Maidenhead Town ‘A’ @ M’head Town Fri 14th June 2013, 2.30pm
Desborough’s KLX ‘B’ side suffered a loss at the hands of Maidenhead Town ‘A’ last Friday afternoon.
Their only win came from the trio of Alec Watson, John Brampton and Martin Kaye who won by 9 shots and scored a 19-10 win and two points for the visitors. Unfortunately for the ‘B’ side the other two rinks lost meaning an 8-2 defeat by 20 shots.
Desborough KLX ‘C’ vs Bracknell ‘C’ @ Desborough 14th June 2013, 2pm
Desborough ‘C’ also suffered a loss on Friday afternoon losing 10-0 against Bracknell ‘C’.
Desborough started the game well enough and were only 5 shots down across all three rinks after 8 ends but were always chasing the game. Bert Bellworhty, George Coussins and Jim Eyre produced a stunning fightback from 16-7 down to claw back to 16-16 going into the last end but dropped a two to lose 18-16 and that was the closest the ‘C’ team got to winning a rink.
Desborough Ladies vs Denham Ladies @Desborough 11th June 2013, 2pm
Desborough Ladies entertained Denham ladies in a midweek friendly on Tuesday afternoon winning the overall match by 3 shots.
Ryda Eyre, Eileen Gill and Mary Martin won convincingly on their rink winning by 8 shots and also Betty West, Jo Lawrie and Gill O’Neill enjoyed victory winning by 5 shots, 18-13 with both Desborough rinks picking up a four on the 15th end to help them on their way to a great win.
Thursday Lunchtime League (T.V.L)
Desborough ‘Bluebells’ vs Burghfield @Burghfield 13th June 2013, 2pm
Desborough Bluebells suffered a heavy defeat away to Burghfield last Thursday afternoon losing 8-2 on points.
Desborough’s only winning rink came from Jean Lang, Eileen Gill and Sylvia Frost who won by 3 shots, 17-14 ,to give the visitors a solitary two points going home.
Desborough Buttercups vs Island Bohemian @Desborough 13th June 2013, 2pm
Desborough Buttercups secured a thrilling win over Island Bohemian in the T.V.L last Thursday winning 6-4 on points with four of those six points coming from the overall win by 7 shots.