Press Report – April 16, 2019



Desborough travelled up to Nottingham for the final stages of the Over 60’s Double Rink but just came up short at the semi-final stage as they went down by two shots, 40-38, to Cumbria IBC. Jenny Morgan played in the Ladies Over 60’s singles but went down by 3 shots to an opponent from Acle IBC in Norfolk.


5 Desborough members were part of the Berkshire team that played Durham IBA in the final of the Liberty Trophy hoping to avenge a previous final defeat. Although the 6 rinks were shared, Durham ran out winners by 10 shots, 124-114.


The domestic finals have started well for the BB’s as firstly they humbled the Wombelles 24-4 in the Ladies Mini League and then beat the Unknowns 17-13 in the Ladies KO. In the Men’s KO, the Pacemakers encountered no problems as they overcame the Speedbirds 19-9.

Press Report – April 7, 2019



Oxford & District were the visitors for the last ever friendly at York Road and although Desborough managed a one shot victory, the guests claimed a draw as the six rinks were shared which would be a fitting way for this game to down in history. The rink skipped by David Perriman had a winning scorecard which left those marshalled by Paul Winstanley and Sam Stack to fight it out for top rink with the latter, along with Mike Hutley, Shirley Newnham and Michael Hobson, edging it with a 10 shot win, 25-15. After 112 years on the site it was the end of an era.



Rink scores


B Faulkner, P Hatch, J Bucknell, R Wyatt                              18-25

J Skinner, V Wyatt, D Griggs, P Winstanley                           27-19

M Hutley, S Newnham, M Hobson, S Stack                          25-15

T Scherer, P Stanley, T Buckley, D Perriman             18-13

T Skinner, R Turner, R Weaver, M Rhymer                           16-19

S Page, P Crabbe, C Northover, C Woodward                       15-27

Press Report – March 31, 2019





For the penultimate friendly at York Road Southall& District were the visitors and after a tense battle where the six rinks were shared, Desborough managed to eke out a 4 shot victory, 117-113. The rinks skipped  by David Perriman and Cy Woodward had winning scorecards but there was no doubting the top rink as Tina Scherer, Carol Tupling, John Bucknell and Maurice Rhymer won by 13 shots, 30-17.


Rink scores


C Howard, G Motley, T Buckley, S Stack                              15-19

B Faulkner, T Burrell, P Hatch, D Perriman                           23-18

J Motley, J McDonnell, P Colton, P Winstanley                     13-26

K Scowen, C Crunden, R Weaver, C Woodward                   21-16

T Scherer, C Tupling,  J Bucknell, M Rhymer                       30-17

A Burrell, P Hadwell, D Griggs, J Stannard                           15-17

Press Report – March 25, 2019



Desborough faced Whiteknights in the County Inter-Club final and although they made a steady start they were forced into submission suffering a 25 shot defeat, 125-100. A positive that can be taken from the match was the performance of the unbadged rinks skipped by Bob Doddington and Newark Smelt with the latter along with Kevin Dwyer, Mark Essex and Graham Mason winning comfortably, 30-11.


Rink scores


J Stenson, D Seymour, C Behmber, J McGuinness                            15-18

K Dwyer, M Essex, G Mason, N Smelt                                              30-11

M Forward, J Beal, T Johnson, C Jones                                             15-21

T Davies, B Long, K Scrace, E Orme                                     15-26

C Knowles, R Wyatt, A Trillow, B Doddington                                 13-19

S Williams, H Pike, T Eales, L Essex                                     12-30



Desborough travelled to Herga IBC and managed to eke out a 4 shot victory, 83-79. Bruce Adams’ four managed a draw but the cornerstone of the victory came from the performance of Joan Kingston, Paul Patel, Clive Northover and David Perriman who won 32-12.


Rink scores


K Scowen, P Hatch, B Pocock, P Winstanley                         22-23

K Spracklen, D Griggs, D Cope, B Adams                                        19-19

P Arnott, C Howard, C Woodward, M Rhymer                                  10-26

J Kingston, P Patel, C Northover, D Perriman                                    32-12



Wey Valley were the visitors to Desborough and although the home side won on the scorecards, the Captains agreed to an honourable draw as the six rinks were shared. The rinks skipped by Eric Sharp and David Webster returned winning scorecards but once again David Perriman was the hero as he skipped Barbara Patton, Geoff Motley and Marsha  Buckles to a 33-12 victory.


Rink scores


M Pelling, J Motley, R Weaver, E Sharp                                            24-13

E Sharp, F Patton, C Northover, B Faulkner                                      15-30

B Patton, G Motley, M Buckles, D Perriman                         33-12

J McDonnell, S Tegg, D Cope, D Webster                                         22-17

K Scowen, C Howard, T Buckley, S Stack                                         16-24

C Buckley, G Fowler, R Turner,  B Jones                                           17-20

Press Report – March 18, 2019


PRESS  REPORT W/E 17.03.19


Desborough welcomed  their old friends from Southampton Old Green to York Road for the last  time and after an entertaining afternoon they emerged triumphant by 51 shots, 120-61. All five home rinks won with those skipped by Sam Stack, Brian Faulkner, Paul Winstanley and Maurice Rhymer doing well to produce winning scorecards but the out of the world performance from Joan Kingston, David Griggs, John Bucknell and David Perriman was the highlight of the day as they won by 42 shots, 47-5.


Rink scores


K Scowen  F Ashmore  C Northover  S Stack                                    21-16

T Scherer, C Crunden    C Woodward   B Faulkner                            17-14

J  Kingston  D Griggs   J Bucknell  D Perriman                                 47-5

Y Fowler  M Hobson  T Buckley  P Winstanley                                 15-13

M Pelling  G Fowler  D Cope M Rhymer                                          20-13




County rivals West Berks  IBC came to Maidenhead and although they put up a fantastic performance they went down by 9 shots, 105-96. The home side won on only two rinks with one drawn with a winning scorecard from Jeff Simpson’s triple and so it was again left to a dominating performance from Ching Crunden, Peter Crabbe and Ralph Hatch who won 31-4 to win the day.


Rink scores



J Motley  P Hatch  J Simpson                         18-14

Y Hurley  J McDonnell  J Stannard                            15-15

G Motley  V Wyatt  D Webster                                   17-18

C Crunden  P Crabbe  R Hatch                                   31-4

M Buckles  S Tegg      R Turner                                  16-19

C Howard K Crump  R Wyatt                         8-26

Press Report – March 10, 2019

PRESS REPORT w/e 10.03.18


Playing Exonia IBC is difficult at the best of times and when Desborough were facing defeat in the National Over 60’s Double Rink Len Essex with his last wood saved the day to get them over the line 35-34. They now play a semi-final against Cumbria on April 11 for the right to play Victory or Coventry on April 12.


The Kent County Ladies took on Desborough as part of their tour and after a thrilling match they triumphed by 1 shot, 109-108. Desborough won on 3 of the 7 rinks with those skipped by John Stannard and Cy Woodward doing well to have winning scorecards but the top rink by a country mile were Joyce Motley, Clive Dawson, Kathy Wells and David Perriman who won by 18 shots, 26-8.


Rink scores

J Stenson, J Beal, G Braddock, R Hatch.         14-16

B Faulkner, Y Stuart, M Pelling, J Stannard.      21-15

L Eumor, P Hatch, D Griggs, S Stack.            8-18

S Page, P Stanley, R James, K Eales.            13-14

T Scherer, G Motley, R Turner, M Rhymer.        10-22

J Motley, C Dawson, K Wells, D Perriman.        26-8

K Scowen, C Crunden, M Hallett, C Woodward.   16-15

Press Report – March 5, 2019

PRESS REPORT w/e 03.03.19


Players from Berkshire, including 5 from Desborough, travelled to Bournemouth to play Devon in the semifinal of the Liberty Trophy and after a tense battle triumphed by 1 shot, 115-114. The team has overcome significant hurdles along the way and if they show the same guts and determination there is no reason they can’t beat Durham on April 13.


Although the six rinks were shared Desborough suffered a reverse against Foxhills IBC as they went down by 14 shots, 108-94. John Stannard’s rink returned a winning scorecard and those skipped by Sam Stack and David Perriman to have a private battle for top rink honours with the latter prevailing along with Ken Scowen and Gina Braddock as they won by 7 shots, 23-16.


Rink scores

C Crunden, J Bucknell, J Stannard.        17-14

K Scowen, G Braddock, D Perriman.       23-16

C Dawson, M Hallett, R Hatch            12-17

M Pelling, B Wright, C Woodward.         12-18

L Eumor, T Buckley, C Northover.          10-29

A Willis, V White, S Stack.                20-14


Desborough entertained Ladygate B C and it was a useful practice session as the hosts won at a canter, 171-86. Sam Stack’s rink thought they would have been top rink but they were trumped by Yoriko Fowler, Ching Crunden, George Fowler and John Stannard who won by 36 shots, 45-9.


Rink scores

E Sharp, L Eumor, E Sharp, M Rhymer.           13-29

C Buckley, V Wyatt, J Marshall, T Stuart          23-11

Y Fowler, C Crunden, G Fowler, J Stannard.      45-9

S Newnham, C Tupling, T Buckley, C Northover.  26-16

P Arnott, C Bartlett, M Hallett, P Winstanley.     24-9

Y Stuart, R Smith, R Turner, S Stack.            40-12

Press Report – February 25, 2019

PRESS REPORT w/e 24.02.19


Desborough played in the County Interclub against West Berks IBC and enjoyed a stroll in the park as they won by 59 shots, 159-100. The rinks skipped by Len Essex and Clive Behmber were equally matched and Colin Jones’ four did well to win by 13 shots which left the heroes of the day to be the unbadged rink of Kevin Dwyer, Jeff Beal, Graeme Mason and Newark Smelt who won by 24 shots, 36-12. The final against Whiteknights or. Rivermead on March 23 awaits.


Rink scores

D Perriman, B Long, K Scrace, E Orme               19-18

S Williams, P Worthy, G Knapper, L Essex.           30-21

C Knowles, R Wyatt, S Cotterill, R Harper.            19-16.

K Dwyer, J Beal, G Mason, N Smelt                  36-12

M Forward,M White, R Richardson, C Jones.          29-16

J Stenson, D Seymour, H Pike, C Behmber.           26-17


A trip to North London to play Glebelands IBC proved fruitless for Desborough as they went down by 25 shots, 96-71. The rink skipped by Maurice Rhymer did well to return a winning scorecard which left top rink honours to go to Pat Arnott, Ching Crunden, Michael Hobson and Sam Stack who won 18-13.


Rink scores

P Arnott, C Crunden, M Hobson, S Stack.                  18-13

P Patel, C Bartlett, F Starr, D Perriman.                    17-21

C Howard, M Buckles, B Adams, M Rhymer.               19-17

K Scowen, S Newnham, C Woodward, B Parish.             9-23

L Eumor, D Griggs, M Hallett, M White.                     8-22

B Faulkner, J McDonnell, V White, D Webster.              16-21


Usually a trip to Brighton to play Preston IBC usually proves difficult but this time is was a case of so near but so far as Desborough went down by only two shots, 132-130. However the Maidenhead side won on 4 of the 7 rinks and after a threat of a referendum, the Captains agreed on a technical draw. Winning scorecards came from the rinks came from the rinks skipped by Brian Wright and Paul Winstanley which left those skipped by Barry Gill and Clive Northover to fight for top rink honours and that went to the latter who with Chris Howard, Yoriko Fowler and Paul Patel who won by 14 shots, 24-10.


Rink scores

S Newnham, P Crabbe, P Hatch, B Wright.               22-20

T Scherer, S Tegg, G Fowler, B Gill.                     22-10

C Howard, Y Fowler, P Patel, C Northover.               24-10

K Scowen, R Jones, D McDonald, M Hobson.            15-28

P Arnott, J Codd, J McDonnell, T Buckley.               13-27

J Kingston, J Vickers, D Cope, M Rhymer            14-22

M Pelling, C Jones, D Griggs, P Winstanley.          20-15


Games between Desborough and the Berks VP’s are usually bowling lessons from the visitors but on this occasion the roles were reversed as the Maidenhead side won by 44 shots, 146-102. There was only one losing rink and the one skipped by Michael White won by 16 shots but it wasn’t good enough as John Stenson, Tony Burrell, Mike Whittingham and Sam Stack won by 8 shots more, 33-9.


Rink scores

M O’Reilly, P Crabbe, J Simpson, J Turner.             17-20

K Scowen, R Wyatt, P Winstanley, D Webster.          21-21

M Buckles, S Tegg, R Hatch, M White.                31-15

J Stenson, T Burrell, M Whittingham, S Stack.         33-9

V Wyatt, B Cooke, J Bucknell, B Jones.               22-19

B Faulkner, P Hatch, D Perriman, B Parish.           22-18

Press Report – February 18, 2019





Desborough welcomed Camberley to York Road and proved to be too generous hosts as they received a bowling lesson being defeated 124-68. All but one rink had an afternoon to forget which left Gina Braddock, Pat Hatch, Michael Hobson and Rose Turner to save face by winning by 7 shots, 25-18.


Rink scores


C Tupling, N Harlow, M Buckles, C Woodward                                7-30

C Howard, P Crabbe, D Griggs, V White                                           10-28

S Darby, J McDonnell, Y Hurley, B Jones                                          13-28

G Braddock, P Hatch, M Hobson, R Turner                                       25-18

K Scowen, C Crunden, M Hallett, D Webster                                    13-20



Local bragging rights were at stake when Desborough played Maidenhead Town and although Desborough won on the scorecards by 20 shots, the visitors could claim an honourable draw as they won on half of the rinks. Roger Wyatt skipped a winning rink and Paul Winstanley’s four drew which left Pat Arnott, George Fowler, Marsha Buckles and Jeff Simpson to get top rink honours with a mind blowing performace, winning by 29 shots, 37-8.



Rink scores


C Howard, P Crabbe, V Wyatt, S Stack                                              19-22

C Buckley, S Tegg, C Crunden, R Wyatt                                            24-16

K Scowen, L Eumor, P Patel, J Clark                                     13-20

Y Fowler, A McCabe, R Turner, D Webster                                       14-21

P Arnott, G Fowler, M Buckles, J Simpson                                        37-8

J McDonnell, J Emmons, G Braddock, P Winstanley                         19-19

Press Report – February 12, 2019

PRESS REPORT w/e 10.2.19


Desborough faced Cotswold in the National Over 60’s Double Rink and after a tense battle won 37-31. The foundation for the win came from the home rink skipped by Eddie Orme while away Len Essex’s four did enough to ensure that there were no slip ups. The massive task of playing Exonia in the last eight awaits.


Rink scores


S Williams, C Behmber, B Long, E Orme.    25-17


G Knapper, H Pike, T Eales, L Essex.       12-14


Games against the Somerset Past Patrons is an annual event to relish and this year’s encounter was no different as the visitors won by 36 shots, 132-96. The home team only won on 3 of the 7 rinks but at least the selected new bowlers gained valuable experience against experienced opposition. Tony Buckley’s rink returned a winning scorecard and it was left to the rinks skipped by Sam Stack and Paul Winstanley to fight it out for top rink honours with the latter along with Norma Cormican, Nigel Harlow and Ching Crunden edging it as they won by 14 shots, 26-12.


Rink scores

T Skinner, A McCabe, D McDonald, D Perriman.     8-25

J Motley, V Wyatt, B Faulkner, S Stack.            17-6

B Patton, G Motley, J Bucknell, R Wyatt.           14-22

N Cormican, N Harlow, C Crunden, P Winstanley.   26-12

D Cormican, P Arnott, T Scherer, T Buckley.        15-14

J Skinner, C Tupling, M Hobson, C Woodward.      8-23

F Patton, C Buckley, J Lawrie, P Patel.             8-30


Adur IBC travelled up from West Sussex to face a determined Desborough side who won at a canter by 31 shots, 124-93. In a dominant performance the home side won on 5 of the 6 rinks with Pat Arnott, Brian Faulkner, Paul Patel and Dave Perriman grabbing all the glory with a 16 shot win, 26-10.


Rink scores

C Howard, T Burrell, T Buckley, P Winstanley.       22-12

K Spracklen, P Crabbe, C Crunden, J Stannard.     19-18

P Arnott, B Faulkner, P Patel, D Perriman.          26-10

C Tupling, P Hadwell, C Northover, S Stack.        25-13

K Scowen, V Wyatt, P Hatch, R Wyatt.             17-16

A Burrell, J Emmons, J McDonnell, R Hatch.        15-24


The County Ladies rolled into town but unfortunately could not stop Desborough winning by 21 shots, 93-72. The rinks skipped by Jim Turner and Maurice Rhymer had their private battle but top rink honours went to John Stenson, John Bucknell and Michael White, winning by 12 shots, 23-11.


Rink scores

J Stenson, J Bucknell, M White.       23-11

K Scowen, T Buckley, R Hatch.        18-22

P Hadwell, P Patel, J Stannard.        13-15

C Dawson, R James, M Rhymer.       18-11

N Harlow, C Woodward, J Turner.      21-13