PRESS REPORT W/E 19.05.19
Desborough played Windsor and Eton in the 1st round of the Mixed Double Fours and went through with an aggregate score of 41-35. The rink skipped by Mark Peachey went down narrowly but Howard Pike’s four gave a steady performance to win 27-18. Desborough now play Palmer Park in the 2nd round on the 2nd June.
P Harrison-Smith, R Pike, P Braddock, H Pike 27-18
G Braddock, G O’Neill, J Young, M Peachey 14-17
On the friendly front, Suttons made history as the first side to play a friendly on the new green at our new home but left empty-handed as they slipped to a 48 shot defeat, 124-76. Desborough won on 5 of the 6 rinks with those skipped by Tony Buckley and Dave Wagner having a tussle for top rink honours with the latter, along with Marion Pelling and Phil Hadwell, edging it by 1 shot, 23-7.
P Arnott, R James, H Pike 13-20
M Pelling, P Hadwell, D Wagner 23-7
K Spracklen, J Bucknell, D Hasler 21-11
T Skinner, M Hobson, G O’Neill 24-12
C Crunden, R Pike, T Buckley 26-11
P Patel, D Griggs, V White 17-15
In the Kennet League, the A team gave a dominant performance as they won on all 4 rinks in a 14-0 win against Caversham A while the B team had to tough it out against Caversham B with a 10-4 victory which was greatly helped by Paul Patel, Mark Harris, Mike Whittingham and Tony Buckley winning 33-9.
In the KLV, Desborough’s A team outclassed Sunningdale A in an 8-2 win with the stars of the day being John Brampton, Ron James and John Young who won 31-7. The B team didn’t fare so well against local rivals Maidenhead Town B as they went down 8-2 but the C team gained some revenge when they beat the Town’s C team.
In the TVL, the Bluebells won 8-2 against Woodley with Gina Braddock, Rhona Pike and Sylvia Laban starring by winning 25-13. The Buttercups narrowly went down 6-4 to Tilehurst despite winning on 2 rinks.