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

Press Report – February 4, 2019




A trip to icy Watford to play Herts IBC had a chilling outcome for Desborough as they slipped to a 139-79 defeat. Most rinks had an afternoon to forget although Bruce Adam’s rink only lost narrowly. The only bright spot was the winning rink of Kath Spracklen, Nigel Harlow, Tony Buckley and Roger Wyatt who won 18-15. Roger deserves a special mention as a timely intervention saved his rink from suffering the same fate as everyone else.


Rink scores

T Burrell, C Northover, S Stack.               12-24

K Spracklen, N Harlow, T Buckley, R Wyatt.     18-15

A Burrell, C Crunden, J Bucknell, D Perriman.   12-22

K Scowen, Y Fowler, J McDonnell, M Rhymer.   9-29

C Howard, G Fowler, C Woodward, P Winstanley 11-26

P Hatch, D Griggs, B Adams.                  17-23



Games against London Irish B A are always entertaining affairs and Sunday’s game was no different as both sides fought out a draw although Desborough could claim a moral win as they won on 3 of the 5 rinks. The rinks skipped by David Perriman and David Webster returned winning scorecards but top rink honours went to Marion Pelling, John Emmons, Jim McDonnell and Ron James who won by 15 shots, 28-13.


Rink scores

C Howard, G Motley, T Buckley, D Perriman.     23-22

L Eumor, M Everard, M Buckles, P Winstanley.   17-36

J Motley, P Crabbe, B Pocock, S Stack.         20-22

M Pelling, J Emmons, J McDonnell, R James    28-13

K Scowen, C Northover, M White, D Webster.    24-19

Press Report – January 27, 2019




Sutton and District BA were the visitors to York Road and left empty handed as Desborough won by 30 shots, 138-108. The home side won on 4 of the 6 rinks with those skipped  by Michael White, John Stannard and Ralph Hatch evenly matched which left Tony Burrell, Val White, Cy Woodward and Maurice Rhymer to take all the glory as they won  by 20 shots,32-12.


Rink scores


C Tupling, L Eumor,  G Braddock, D Perriman                                 12-29

T Burrell, V White, C Woodward,  M Rhymer                                   32-12

K Spracklen, T Scherer, D Griggs, M White                                      26-18

K Scowen, P  Hatch, M Hallett, J Stannard                                        24-16

A  Burrell, P Crabbe, J Bucknell, R Wyatt                                          21-23

B Faulkner, S Laban, K Wells, R Hatch                                             23-10



Desborough travelled to county rivals Whiteknights  and although the hosts could claim a moral draw as the  6 rinks were shared, the scourecards show that the Maidenhead side won by  8 shots, 117-109. The rinks skipped by Sam Stack and David Perriman had their own private battle but there was no doubt who the top rink was as  late replacement George Coussins, Abbie McCabe, Roger Wyatt and Maurice Rhymer (again!!)cruised to an 18 shot win, 29-11.


Rink scores


A Burrell, P Hadwell, P Patel, M White                                             15-24

K Scowen, C Howard,  V White, P Winstanley                                  17-19

T Scherer, T Burrell, J McDonnell, S Stack                                       21-18

B Faulkner, C Bartlett, J Bucknell, D Perriman                                  19-14

P Arnott, P Crabbe, D Griggs, C Woodward                                      16-23

G Coussins, A McCabe, R Wyatt, M Rhymer                        29-11



Desborough welcomed their local rivals from the Thicket and after an entertaining game won by 10 shots, 117-107, although the Captain of the day, Bruce Adams, called it as a draw as the 6  rinks were  shared. The rinks skipped by David Perriman and David Webster done well to have winning scorecards but the top rink went to Brian Faulkner, Geoff Motley and Bruce Adams who really turned on the style with a 26 shot win, 34-8. However the game was nip and tuck all the way through and the real winner was the sport of  bowls.


Rink scores


M Pelling, P Crabbe, D Perriman                                                       21-16

J Motley, J Emmons, D Webster                                                         21-19

M Everard, J Clark, S Stack                                                               16-22

M Buckles, J Marshall, P Winstanley                                     16-20

C Buckley, S Tegg, C Northover                                                          9-22

B Faulkner, G Motley, B Adams                                                         34-8

Press Report – January 22, 2019



Desborough welcomed Preston IBC to York Road and after a pulsating game managed to scrape a one shot victory, 132-131. The rink skipped by David Griggs did well to return a winning scorecard but it was left to those marshalled by Sam Stack and Kathy Wells to fight it out for top rink honours and the latter prevailed as they scored more shots.


Rink scores


L Eumor, C Crunden, P Colton, S Stack                                 24-15

J Mayne, P Barber, J McDonnell, M Rhymer             21-22

S Darby, P Hatch, P Patel, D Griggs                                       21-15

K Spracklen,P Crabbe,C Johnson, C Northover                     14-23

C Howard, N Harlow,T Burrell,I Bond                                  17-22

K Scowen, P Hadwell, M Hallett, C Woodward                    10-18

B Faulkner, P Arnott, M Hobson, K Wells                              25-16



Victory IBC came up from Portsmouth and managed a slim 3 shot win over Desborough, 122-119. Although the home side managed to win on 4 rinks, those skipped by Paul Winstanley and Cy Woodward had an afternoon to forget. All the winning rinks were well matched but just claiming top rink honours were Kath Spracklen, Phil Hadwell, George Coussins and David Perriman who won by 15 shots, 26-11.


Rink scores


A Burrell, J Marshall, J Bucknell, C Northover                     22-8

Y Fowler, M Everard, D Griggs, S Stack                               24-14

L Eumor, N Harlow, P Patel, M Rhymer                                24-14

K Spracklen, P Hadwell, G Coussins, D Perriman                 26-11

B Faulkner, M Hobson, C Crunden, P Winstanley                 8-45

P Arnott, G Fowler, T Burrell, C Woodward                          15-34

Press Report – January 14, 2019




The Desborough bandwagon continues to roll in the National Over 60`s Double Rink after a tense game against a strong Whiteknights A side which resulted in a 36-34 victory. Determination was needed as both the home and away rinks made dreadful starts and things started to look bleak for the Maidenhead outfit. However a couple of big scores turned the game on its head as  the away rink never lost the lead once they had gained it and at home they did enough to hang on to their coat tails. The tough game will put them in good stead for facing Cotswold on 5 February.


Rink scores




S Williams, J Beal, C Behmber, E Orme                    16-19




G Knapper, D Perriman, T Eales, L Essex                  20-15



Desborough played their annual fixture against the Banks B.A.  and suffered a rare reverse as they went down to a 111-95 defeat although in their defence they did loan the opposition some quality players. The rink skipped by Clive Northover did well to return a winning scorecard which left all the glory to go to Linda Eumor, Marion Pelling, Brian Faulkner and  Dave Perriman who won by 11 shots, 21-10.


Rink scores


L Eumor, M Pelling, B Faulkner, D Perriman                                    21-10

K Spracklen, V Wyatt, R Wyatt, P Winstanley                                   14-28

C Buckley, G Fowler, M Hallett, C Northover                                   25-21

Y Fowler, C Crunden, K Wells, B Pocock                                          15-27

K Scowen, V Wyatt, S Stack, J Stannard                                            20-25

Press Report – January 7, 2019

Desborough welcomed High Wycombe to York Road and enjoyed an easy start to the New Year as they strolled to a 53 shot victory, 107-54. All rinks won, with those skipped by Jessie Clark, Sam Stack, Eric Sharp and Ralph Hatch being evenly matched leaving the top performance to come from Kath Spracklen, Pat Hatch and Paul Winstanley who won by 20 shots, 27-7.


Rink scores


K Spracklen, P Hatch, P Winstanley                           27-7

J Mayne, J Bucknell, J Clark                                      21-14

T Scherer, I Bond, E Sharp                                         19-11

E Sharp, M Everard, R Hatch                                     19-12

C Howard, J McDonnell, S Stack                               21-10


During the festive period the annual Mary Price Charity Day took place with £610.50 being raised for Cancer Research. The winner was Jenny Morgan who had a +19 scorecard, just pipping Yoriko Fowler with Pat Hatch not far behind.

Press Report – December 16, 2018



There were mixed fortunes for Desborough`s entries in the National Over 60`s Double Rink. The A team faced West Berks A who have been successful in this competition in recent years and after a pulsating encounter the Maidenhead side triumphed with an aggregate score of 34-25. They will play Whiteknights A who defeated Desborough`s B team by 3 shots, 33-30. Desborough started slowly and left their late surge too late to overcome their county rivals leaving them to face the A side on 8 January.


Rink scores ( Desborough A)




S Williams, C Behmber, B Long, E Orme              18-13




G Knapper, H Pike, T Eales, L Essex                     16-12


Rink scores  (Desborough B)




S Wong, C Knowles, B Jones, D Seymour            17-14




J Stenson, R James, R West, M White                  13-19



Ad Finem BA were welcomed to York Road and after the usual tussle  came out winners by 24 shots, 151-127. David Webster`s rink managed a draw leaving two rinks to build the foundations of the win. Maurice Rhymer`s crew won by 12 shots but were put in the shade by John Stenson, Pat Hatch, Ron James and David Perriman who won by a mindblowing 34 shots, 38-4.


Rink scores


R Hughes, G Braddock, C Woodward, M White                   15-26

K Scowen, D Griggs, D Webster                                            15-15

C Howard, J McDonnell, K Crump, B Humphries                 16-18

B Faulkner, M Bellworthy, C Northover, S Stack                  21-27

M Rhymer, M Hallett, D McDonald, R Wyatt                       25-13

J Stenson, P Hatch, R James, D Perriman                              38-4

Y Hurley, C Dawson, R Hatch, T Buckley                             11-24



A trip to Wey Valley IBC in Guildford is always a daunting task  and so it proved as Desborough went down by 31 shots, 135-104 but as the six rinks were shared it was declared a honourable draw. The rinks skipped by Paul Winstanley and David Perriman both won by 1 shot leaving the top rink honours to go to late substitute Jim McDonnell, Peter Crabbe, Cy Woodward and the indomitable Brian Faulkner who won by 4 shots, 21-17.



Rink scores


K Scowen,  C Howard, J Bucknell, S Stack                         15-33

M Buckles, G Fowler, R Wyatt, D Webster                          14-16

Y Fowler, T Buckley, P Winstanley                                      22-21

R Hughes, P Hadwell, P Hatch, M Rhymer                          15-32

J McDonnell, P Crabbe, C Woodward, B Faulkner              21-17

J Tuhill, N Harlow, I Bond, D Perriman                               17-16



Earlier in the season Desborough`s men had failed to win a Bannerette against their County counterparts and now the ladies have done the same as they went down by 46 shots, 130-84. The losses on each rink were minimal but honours went to Kathy Wells, Tina Scherer and Margaret Hallett who went down by 3 shots.


Rink scores


J Sculthorpe, G Braddock, G O`Neill                                                                    16-22

C Buckley, M Bellworthy, M Pelling                                                                     18-24

V Wyatt, R Pike, Y Hurley                                                                                    10-25

K Wells, T Scherer, M Hallett                                                                                16-19

J Beal, J Lawrie / V White, D Lovering                                                                11-22

J Williams, J Marshall, J Smelt                                                                              13-18

Press Report – December 11, 2018

PRESS REPORT w/e 9.12.18


A trip to Camberley turned into disappointment for Desborough as they fell to a 26 shot defeat, 115-89. Sam Stack’s rink had a strong finish to claim a draw and Roger Wyatt’s triple returned a winning scorecard which left the top rink honours to go to Yvonne Hurley, John Bucknell and Dave Perriman who won 21-15.


Rink scores

C Bartlett, K Crump, R Wyatt          15-14

C Howard, P Tuttle, M Rhymer.         8-26

Y Hurley, J Bucknell, D Perriman.      21-15

R Hughes, M Hallett, B Faulkner.       9-16

P Arnott, K Scowen, C Woodward.     16-24

K Spracklen, G Braddock, S Stack.     20-20


A 4 rink game against Handy Cross was more to Desborough’s liking as they eased to a 16 shot win, 71-55. The rinks skipped by David Perriman and Roger Wyatt returned winning scorecards but there was no doubting the top rink as Kath Spracklen, Paul Patel, Jessie Clark and David Webster won 24-9.


Rink scores

N Harlow, M Buckles, M Pelling, R Wyatt.      21-17

P Arnott, P Hadwell, G Coussins, D Perriman.  13-11

K Spracklen, P Patel, J Clark, D Webster.      24-9

C Bartlett, P Hatch, P Colton, S Stack.        13-18

Press Report – December 4, 2018

PRESS REPORT w/e 2.12.18


It was a quiet week where the attention centred on the two entries in the National Over 60’s Double Rink. Desborough A played Oxford & District and managed a 42-26 victory. The away rink skipped by Len Essex started slowly while they got used to the playing conditions but eventually got a win which left all the glory to go to the home rink skipped by Eddie Orme who were always in control and ran out 29-15 winners. The A team now face West Berks A on December 11.


Rink scores


S Williams, C Behmber, B Long, E Orme.      29-15



G Knapper, H Pike, T Eales, L Essex.         13-11



Desborough’s B team faced West Berks B and won with an aggregate score of 37-30. The home rink skipped by Dave Seymour had a titanic battle which was always in the balance with Desborough finally winning by 1 shot. The away rink skipped by the unassuming Michael White were always in control from the start and won 16-10. They now have the daunting task of facing Whiteknights A.


Rink scores


M Forward, C Knowles, J Young, D Seymour.    21-20



J Stenson, R James, R West, M White.         16-10