Press Report – July 16, 2018

In the Kennet League, Desborough A had a morale boosting win against Bracknell A with a 78-73 scoreline in their favour with that converting to a 10-4 victory. The rinks skipped by Michael White and John Young went down but those marshalled by Tony Devonald-Batt and Brian Jones won through. This first victory might be the kick start they need as they fight to preserve their Division 1 status.

The same can’t be said for Desborough B as their relegation from Division 2 now seems certain after a 12-2 defeat at the hands of Windsor and Eton. Although the rink skipped by Dave Wagner made a valiant effort to win, the only ones who covered themselves in glory were Richard Earl, Jim McPherson, Ray Weaver and Paul Winstanley who won 27-10.

Rink Scores (Desborough A)

J Stenson, R James, D Devonald-Batt, M White 16-18

D Hasler, A Buckley, M Peachey, T Devonald-Batt 27-14

N Penn, P Braddock, B Adams, J Young 15-25

J Brampton, J Stannard, G Mason, B Jones 20-16

 

Rink Scores (Desborough B)

G Lofthouse, P Hinton, B Wright,D Bishop 14-30

R Earl, J McPherson, R Weaver, P Winstanley 27-10

J Roll, D McDonald, M Whittingham,T Buckley 5-32

P Patel, K Hazell, B Gill, D Wagner 20-25

 

In the KLV Division 1, Desborough B went down to Sunningdale A with a thumping 10-0 defeat which leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table.

Rink scores

R Hatch, D Griggs, B Wright 11-22

R Vandenberghen, G Coussins, A May 5-23

P Hinton, M Hobson, D Wagner 11-23

 

In the same division, the A team’s title hopes took a dent as they went down 6-4 to Windsor and Eton.

 

In the TVL, Desborough’s Bluebells and Buttercups had contrasting fortunes. The Bluebells prospered in the sun at Burghfield as they won at a canter 10-0 with an outstanding performance from Ching Crunden, Sylvia Laban and Val White who won 37-14. However the Buttercups wilted in the heat as they went down 10-0 to the Sutton Gems.

Rink scores (Bluebells)

C Crunden, S Laban, V White 37-14

J Lawrie, R Pike, G O’Neill 17-12

G Braddock, E Gill, D Lovering 15-8

 

Rink scores (Buttercups)

J Tuhill, M O’Reilly, P Hatch 10-16

E Sharp, P Tuttle, M Martin 15-25

V Wyatt, J Bosley, N Jones 7 -22

 

The only friendly for the Club this week involved a trip to South Oxford with an interesting result. Due to the hosts having personnel problems, some rinks became unbalanced but as both teams won on 3 rinks, the Captains decided on a honourable draw. The rink skipped by the Welsh Wizard, Brian Jones, tried hard to conjure up top rink honours but had to concede to Simran Thaman, Gina Braddock and Dave Wagner who won 25-9.

Rink scores

P Patel, P Hatch, R Hatch 15-17

S Thaman, G Braddock, D Wagner 25-9

K Spracklen, J Roll, M Hobson 11-32

E Sharp, R Hughes, B Jones 24-9

M Caulfield, C Crunden, T Buckley 5-20

K Coles, P Colton, R Weaver 19-12

 

To finish the week off Desborough took part in the great exhibition of Maidenhead bowls that is the John Guest Tournament. Although they came out third best, a good time was had by all in the searing heat and their best contribution came from the Braddocks, Gina and Peter, along with Tony Buckley who scored 29 points.

Press Report – 10 July, 2018

Desborough’s woes in the Kennet League continue. The A team faced Reading A and the quality of the opposition and the distraction of the football meant they slumped to a 14 – 0 defeat. The B team didn’t fare much better at the Royal Household as they went down 12 -2 with Ken Hazell, Roger Lewis, Danny McDonald and Tony Buckley being the only winning rink.

The KLV threw up a match between Desborough’s A and B teams and the 55-42 scoreline in favour of the A team for a 10-0 result didn’t give a true reflection of the closeness of the game.

In the Ladies Royal Shield, Desborough hosted Windsor Great Park and although they won on 2 of the 3 rinks, they lost 56-48 with the best performance coming from Sylvia Laban, Rhona Pike and Gill O”Neill who won 22-14.

The TVL produced a better result for the Bluebells against Woodley as they won on 2 of the 3 rinks winning 47-45 overall for an 8-2 result.

Desborough’s Senior Four of John Stenson, Bruce Adams, Peter Braddock and John Young beat Thatcham to reach the County Final where they faced a four skipped by Keith Jones of Tilehurst and were triumphant 23-16. They now represent Berkshire in the National Finals at Leamington.

Barry Gill produced an outstanding performance to beat Peter Hawkins at Bracknell in the County 2 Wood Champion of Champions to set up a semi final at Caversham on August 3.

Desborough’s week ended with a trip to Oaken Grove to face Maidenhead Town. With the visitors winning on 3 of the 5 rinks and the hosts scraping home by 3 shots, it meant that the winner on a really hot day was the game of bowls.With Tony Devonald-Batt’s rink and that of Ray Weaver winning by 10 shots, the latter along with Michael Hobson, Nicola Jones and Rose Turner claimed the bragging rights on countback.

Press Report – July 2, 2018

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Jul 2, 2018

Last Tuesday Desborough played a Royal Shield fixture at home against Royal Household. Although Desborough were losing by seven shots at the midway point they rallied to win overall by 16 shots, 60-44, and on two of the three rinks. The top rink was skipped by Val White with Rose Turner and Doreen Lovering.

 

M Devonald-Batt, M Bellworthy, M Martin 10-20
R Turner, D Lovering, V White 29-10
M Pelling, C Crunden, G O’Neill 21-14

 

That evening the Kennet squads were in action with the A team playing Wokingham A away and the B team playing Sunningdale at home.

 

The A team’s game looked to be heading for a defeat at the halfway stage with a lead on only one of four rinks and a 25 point deficit, 29-54. The trend continued through the second half resulting in an overall loss of 60-109 and defeat on all four rinks. The best of Desborough’s rinks was skipped by Howard Pike with John Stenson, David Griggs and Bruce Adams.

 

P Braddock, J Stannard, J Young, B Jones 18-28
J Stenson, D Griggs, B Adams, H Pike 18-25
J Brampton, P Colton, D Devonald-Batt, M White 13-24
N Penn, R Wyatt, A Buckley, T Devonald-Batt 11-32

 

It looked like the B team were going to fare better with a 36-26 lead at the midpoint, winning on two rinks and drawing on another. However Sunningdale rallied and converted that to a 10 point deficit for Desborough, 61-71, and a win on one rink with a draw on another. Desborough’s best rink was skipped by Paul Winstanley with Paul Patel, Jim McPherson and Ray Weaver.

 

R Earl, D Wagner, B Gill, D Locke 13-21
K Hazell, J Roll, D McDonald, T Buckley 13-23
P Patel, J McPherson, R Weaver, P Winstanley 20-12
M Hobson, P Hinton, D Bishop, A May 15-15

 

The following day Desborough hosted a two rink Ladies friendly fixture against Woodley. The match was only played to the minimum of 12 ends due to the hot weather. Rink honours were shared with one win apiece however Desborough lost overall 15-24.

 

Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Rose Turner with Katie Coles and Jo Lawrie.

 

S Thaman, C Tupling, E Devonald-Batt 1-17
K Coles, J Lawrie, R Turner 14-7

 

Staying with Ladies’ fixtures, the Buttercups played away against Pangbourne the following day whilst the Bluebells were at home against Maiden Erlegh.

 

The Buttercups started off well building up a 30-17 lead by the midpoint leading on two of the three rinks. By the end of the match the lead had doubled for a 60-34 result together with wins on all three rinks. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Pat Hatch with Elaine Sharp and Pauline Tuttle.

 

A Harris, J Bosley, M Bellworthy 19-12
E Sharp, P Tuttle, P Hatch 23-10
C Tupling, M Devonald-Batt, E Cox 18-12

 

The Bluebells also started brightly with a 21-18 lead at the midpoint and winning two of the three rinks. However, they slipped back in the second half ultimately losing 38-49 with a win on one rink which skipped by Eileen Devonald-Batt with Ching Crunden and Marion Pelling.

 

P Harrison-Smith, S Laban, G O’Neill 11-17
G Braddock, E Gill, V White 10-18
C Crunden, M Pelling, E Devonald-Batt 17-14

 

Friday saw Kennet LV fixtures with the A team at home against Maidenhead Town B and the B team away against Maidenhead Town A.

 

The A team made the most of home advantage, leading by 39-14 at the midpoint and winning 62-32 overall with wins on all three rinks. The top rink was skipped by Howard Pike with John Stenson and Bruce Adams.

 

J Brampton, G Mason, D Devonald-Batt 16-15
J Stenson, B Adams, H Pike 27-6
B Gill, M Whittingham, B Jones 19-11

 

The B team suffered from the home advantage of their opponents losing overall 27-61 and on all three rinks. Desborough’s best rink was skipped by Brian Wright with Ray Weaver and David Griggs.

 

P Hinton, M Hobson, D Wagner 6-23
R Weaver, D Griggs, B Wright 13-16
T Buckley, P Colton, A May 8-22

 

The first of the weekend friendlies was played away against Chesham on the Saturday. At the midpoint Desborough had established a 71-43 lead with rink honours evenly shared over the six rinks. Although Desborough’s scoring rate slowed in the second half they secured a 134-94 win and wins on four of the six rinks with the top rink skipped by Dave Wagner with Mike Hutley, Pat Hatch and Rose Turner.

 

E Pelling, C Crunden, E Devonald-Batt, T Devonald-Batt 17-22
R Hughes, P Tuttle, R Pike, H Pike 19-17
M Pelling, M Hobson, R Wyatt, P Winstanley 28-9
M Devonald-Batt, R Crunden, D Lovering, T Buckley 23-17
K Spracklen, R Lewis, J Roll, B Gill 16-18
M Hutley, P Hatch, R Turner, D Wagner 31-11

 

Finally, Sunday’s game was played at home against Shiplake as five rinks of triples. Desborough were fifteen points adrift at the midpoint, winning on two of the five rinks with a scoreline of 39-54. Although Desborough went on to lose the match 85-91 they managed to close the gap somewhat and win on three of five rinks. Two rinks shared a shot difference of +4. Based upon the number of ends won the top rink honours went to Paul Winstanley with Nicola Jones and John Bucknell.

 

N Jones, J Bucknell, P Winstanley 21-17
E Cox, V Wyatt, R Weaver 18-24
R Eyre, C Crunden, R Wyatt 15-14
R Hughes, E Devonald-Batt, T Buckley 13-22
R Turner, M Hobson, G O’Neill 18-14

 

Press Report – June 25, 2018

DESBOROUGH RESULTS FOR WEEK COMMENCING 18th JUNE 2018

On Tuesday. 19th June, Desborough “A” entertained Wokingham “B” for a Kennet League, Division 1 match. Against a strong Wokingham team Desborough lost on 3 of the 4 rinks with an overall score of 65 – 85. Top rink for Desborough comprised, Nigel Penn, John Brampton, Bruce Adams and Brian Jones.

On Tuesday. 19th June, Desborough “B” travelled to Three Mile Cross for a Kennet League, Division 2 match. The rinks were shared 2-2 however overall Desborough came out winners 87-82. Top rink for Desborough comprised Ernie Pelling, Dave Wagner, Barry Gill and skip, Derry Locke.

On Tuesday, 19th June a Desborough Ladies team played a home friendly match against Marlow. In a very close match Marlow were winners by 4 shots 43-47. Top rink for Desborough was Kath Spracklen, Shirley Newnham and Skip Rose Turner.

On Thursday 21st June the Desborough Buttercups played away at Wokingham losing overall 54-63. A great effort which would have been successful overall if we had not been on the wrong end of a “hotshot”! Top rink for Desborough was Jane Tuhill, Jenny Bosley and Skip Nicola Jones.

On Friday 22nd June, Desborough “A” played Maidenhead Town “A” in a Kennet LV, Division 2 match. After a close match and despite losing on 2 rinks and winning on one, Desborough “A” won overall by 5 shots 52-47. Top rink for Desborough was John Stenson, Mike Whittingham and Skip John Young.

On Friday 22nd June, Desborough “B” played Maidenhead Town “B” in a Kennet LV, Division 2 match. After a close match Desborough “A” lost overall by 7 shots 47-54. Top rink for Desborough was Ray Weaver, Peter Colton and Skip David Wagner.

On Sunday 24th June, Desborough were home to South Oxford for the first ever fixture at. On a perfect summer’s day a close competitive triples match was enjoyed by all. The home green gave no advantage with Desborough only winning on 1 of the 5 rinks and losing overall 67-89. The top rink for Desborough was Simran Thaman, Jim Roll, Marion Pelling and Skip Gill O’Neill.

Press Report – June 18, 2018

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Jun 18, 2018

Last Tuesday Desborough’s Kennet A team played an away fixture against Town A. The match started well with Desborough winning on three of the four rinks at the halfway stage however the hosts took control during the second half and the match finished with a loss for Desborough of 69-81 and a win on only one rink which was skipped by Mark Peachey with John Brampton, Bruce Adams and Anthony Buckley.

 

D Hasler, J Stannard, J Young, B Jones 11-17
J Stenson, R James, D Devonald-Batt, T Devonald-Batt 13-28
N Penn, R Wyatt, G Mason, S Cotterill 17-30
J Brampton, B Adams, A Buckley, M Peachey 28-6

 

Meanwhile, the Kennet B team played at home against Maiden Erlegh. Unlike the A team’s game Desborough were under pressure from the beginning, losing on all four rinks at the halfway stage and ending the match in the same fashion with an overall loss of 52-104. Desborough’s best rink was skipped by Derry Locke with Richard Earl, Dave Wagner and Barry Gill.

 

G Lofthouse, J Roll, D McDonald, T Buckley 17-20
P Hinton, M Hobson, D Bishop, A May 10-27
P Patel, R Weaver, M Whittingham, P Winstanley 11-32
R Earl, D Wagner, B Gill, D Locke 14-25

 

On Thursday both Thames Valley League teams had home fixtures. The Buttercups played against Island Bohemian and led consistently from start to finish, winning on all three rinks and overall 63-31 for a full ten points. The top rink was skipped by Elfrieda Cox with Mandy Devonald-Batt and Jenny Bosley.

 

S Newnham, V Wyatt, N Jones 18-8
K Spracklen, P Tuttle, P Hatch 18-8
M Devonald-Batt, J Bosley, E Cox 27-15

 

The Bluebells also won their match against Sunningdale who were only able to field two rinks out of the three expected. Desborough won on rink by four shots, lost on the other by three shots thus won overall 37-36. With the two points for the uncontested rink the Bluebells gain 8 points to Sunningdale’s 2. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Rhona Pike with Jo Lawrie and Rose Turner.

 

J Lawrie, R Turner, R Pike 20-16
G Braddock, S Laban, D Lovering 17-20
C Crunden, M Pelling, Eileen Devonald-Batt –

 

On Friday the Kennet LV B team played an away fixture against Maidenhead Thicket. At the midway stage Desborough were 7 shots adrift, 19-26 and the trend continued to be 17 adrift at the end 40-57 with losses on two rinks and a draw on the third. The drawn rink was skipped by Tony Buckley with Robert Van Den Berghen and Roger Wyatt.

 

P Hinton, P Colton, D Wagner 10-20
R Van Den Berghen, R Wyatt, T Buckley 13-13
R Weaver, D Griggs, A May 17-24

 

Saturday saw a home friendly fixture against Sunningdale, played over six rinks of triples. This proved to be a very tight affair. At the halfway stage Desborough were winning on four of the six rinks but losing overall 50-51. However, Desborough gathered themselves for the second half and went on to win 105-93 and on four of the six rinks. The top rink was skipped by Val White with Paul Winstanley and Jim Roll.

 

P Harrison-Smith, R Lewis, B Adams 20-16
E Cox, P Patel, M Hobson 9-27
P Winstanley, J Roll, V White 28-8
P Hatch, M O’Reilly, R Turner, M Whittingham 14-15
P Arnott, Eileen Devonald-Batt, M White 18-16
C Tupling, J Lawrie, B Jones 16-11

 

On Sunday Desborough travelled to High Wycombe for a five rink triples friendly fixture. This proved to be another tight game with only one shot separating the teams at the midpoint 46-47 despite Desborough only winning on one rink and drawn on another. High Wycombe pressed home their advantage in the second half resulting in a 88-97 loss for Desborough despite winning on two rinks with the last drawn. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Dave Wagner with Simran Thaman, Michael Hobson and Ernie Pelling.

 

K Spracklen, V White, J Bucknell, R Wyatt 15-26
V Wyatt, C Crunden, E Gill, D McDonald 12-18
S Thaman, M Hobson, E Pelling, D Wagner 26-20
K Coles, E Devonald-Batt, R Turner, B Gill 16-14
P Arnott, M Pelling, P Patel, P Winstanley 19-19

 

Press Report – June 11, 2018

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Jun 4, 2018

Last Tuesday Desborough played a Royal Shield fixture away against Windsor & Eton. This proved to be an extremely closely fought game with Desborough losing by eight points at the mid-point but converting that to a two point lead for a final score 49-47 despite only winning on one of the three rinks. That winning rink was skipped by Val White with Kath Spracklen and Mary Martin.

 

K Spracklen, M Martin, V White 22-10
A Vaughan, S Laban, G O’Neill 17-19
M Pelling, C Crunden, D Lovering 10-18

 

In one of the evening’s Kennet League fixtures Desborough played an away fixture against Maidenhead Thicket. Although this was close at the midpoint with Desborough trailing by three points Thicket pulled ahead to win overall 75-86 with two rinks apiece. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Tony Devonald-Batt with Roger Wyatt, Graham Mason and Mark Peachey.

 

J Stenson, R James, D Devonald-Batt, M White 13-26
N Penn, J Brampton, B Adams, B Jones 25-22
R Wyatt, G Mason, M Peachey, T Devonald-Batt 28-7
S Jasiewicz, D Griggs, D Hasler, J Young 9-31

 

On Thursday the Bluebells played a Thames Valley League fixture away against Caversham. The Bluebells won the match, winning on two rinks out of the three and overall by 60-41. The top rink was skipped by Val White with Pam Harrison-Smith and Sylvia Laban.

 

G Braddock, E Gill, D Lovering 17-12
P Harrison-Smith, S Laban, V White 27-7
R Turner, M Pelling, E Devonald-Batt 16-22

 

In the second TVL fixture the Buttercups played another away fixture, this time at Palmer Park. The Buttercups proved to be outclassed losing on all three rinks and by 25-108 overall. Desborough’s best rink was skipped by Val Wyatt with Kath Spracklen and Mandy Devonald-Batt.

 

J Tuhill, S Newnham, P Hatch 10-43
K Spracklen, M Devonald-Batt, V Wyatt 10-23
P Arnott, M O’Reilly, J Bosley 5-42

 

 

On Friday Desborough A played Windsor & Eton A in a Kennet LV fixture. Desborough won on all three rinks and overall by 60-33 with the best performance coming from Michael White’s rink with John Brampton and Derek Devonald-Batt.

 

J Brampton, D Devonald-Batt, M White 26-9
B Gill, R James, B Jones 19-11
N Penn, M Whittingham, S Cotterill 15-13

 

Meanwhile Desborough B played an away fixture against Royal Household which did not go so well. Desborough won on only one rink of the three and lost overall 46-60. The on winning rink was skipped by Dave Wagner with Ray Weaver and Roger Wyatt.

 

R Hughes, P Colton, D Griggs 12-25
R Weaver, R Wyatt, D Wagner 19-11
R Hatch, J Bucknell, B Wright 15-24

 

 

On Sunday Desborough played an away friendly fixture against Great Hollands. Great Hollands edged into a narrow six point lead at the midpoint and increased the lead to win overall 100-117. Desborough won on two rinks and drew on a third. The top rink was skipped by Brian Jones with Katie Coles, Ernie Pelling and Ching Crunden

Press Report – June 4, 2018

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Jun 4, 2018

Desborough’s winning form continued from last week’s games into this week until a turn for the worse on Friday.

 

On Tuesday the Kennet team played away against Great Hollands narrowly scraping a 80-79 win despite only winning on one of the four rinks on drawing on another. Desborough gain 9 points and Great Hollands gain 5. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Derry Locke with Mike Whittingham, Dave Wagner and Richard Earl

 

P Hinton, J McPherson, R Weaver, P Winstanley 19-19
R Hughes, K Hazell, J Roll, B Wright 18-23
P Patel, G Coussins, M Hobson, D Bishop 17-22
R Earl, D Wagner, M Whittingham, D Locke 26-15

 

On Wednesday Desborough played a six rink triples fixture at home against Berkshire Masonic BA. This proved to be another close affair with Desborough ultimately winning 107-100 and on four of the six rinks. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Derek Devonald-Batt with Carole Tupling and David Griggs.

 

K Coles, C Crunden, R Weaver 13-22
C Tupling, D Griggs, D Devonald-Batt 19-12
R Hughes, M Pelling, T Buckley 17-21
M Bellworthy, J Roll, B Adams 20-16
S Thaman, R Lewis, R Wyatt 20-14
M Devonald-Batt, R James, P Winstanley 18-15

 

On Friday the Kennet LV A team recorded the last win of the week at their away fixture against Royal Household. Desborough won on all three rinks with an overall score 68-47. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Brian Jones with Bruce Adams and Ron James.

 

B Gill, G Mason, H Pike 22-20
B Adams, R James, B Jones 24-11
J Stenson, D Hasler, J Young 22-16

 

The Kennet LV B team did not fare as well in their home fixture against Windsor & Eton A winning on only one of the three rinks and losing 39-56 overall. Desborough’s sole winning rink was skipped by Brian Wright with Ray Weaver and David Griggs.

 

P Hinton, M Hobson, D Wagner 12-23
R Weaver, D Griggs, B Wright 20-12
R VanDenBerghen, G Coussins, T Buckley 7-21

 

Saturday saw the first leg of the regular home and away fixtures against Southampton Old Green with Desborough travelling to Southampton for a six rink match. While the situation did not look too bad at the midpoint with wins on two rinks and a draw on third along with an overall score of 52-65 the match spiraled downwards afterwards finishing with a win on only one rink and an overall loss of 88-152. Desborough’s sole winning rink was skipped by Tony Buckley with Simran Thaman, Paul Patel and Dave Wagner.

 

C Palmer, M Bellworthy, C Crunden, R Wyatt 14-36
S Thaman, P Patel, D Wagner, T Buckley 20-11
M Devonald-Batt, E Gill, G Coussins, P Winstanley 10-29
K Coles, J Lawrie, M Hobson, B Gill 16-25
P Arnott, P Tuttle, J Bucknell, R Weaver 13-24
R Crunden, R Hughes, M O’Reilly, M Whittingham 15-27

 

Press Report – May 29, 2018

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : May 29, 2018

Desborough’s week started poorly but finished with a number of highs. The week began with a Ladies’ friendly away against Bracknell on Tuesday 22nd where Desborough won on one of the three triples rinks but lost overall 37-61. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Gina Braddock with Pat Arnott and Ching Crunden.

 

M Batt, P Tuttle, E Devonald-Batt 8-26
P Arnott, C Crunden, G Braddock 15-13
K Spracklen, E Gill, R Turner 14-22

 

The Kennet League A team played at home against Bracknell and lost resoundingly on all rinks with an overall score of 58-119. Howard Pike’s rink of Robert Vandenberghen, Dave Hasler and John Stannard put in the best performance, losing by only six shots.

 

J Brampton, R Wyatt, D Griggs, J Young 10-38
N Penn, G Mason, S Cotterill, B Jones 14-21
J Stenson, R James, D Devonald-Batt, T Devonald-Batt 14-34
R Vandenberghen, D Hasler, J Stannard, H Pike 20-26

 

The Kennet League B team played an away fixture against Windsor and Eton and fared slightly better by winning on one rink and salvaging two points from the match. The overall score was 57-82. Desborough’s sole winning rink was skipped by Derry Locke with Jim McPherson, Dave Wagner and Barry Gill.

 

J McPherson, D Wagner, B Gill, D Locke 19-12
J Roll, B Wright, D Bishop, T Buckley 9-23
R Earl, R Weaver, M Whittingham, P Winstanley 11-28
P Hinton, G Coussins, M Hobson, A May 18-19

 

The losing streak continued through Thursday. Desborough’s Bluebells played at home against Burghfield and despite only winning on one of the three triples rinks were leading at the halfway stage however by the end of the match this sole win was not enough to swing the result and Desborough lost 39-49. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Rhona Pike with Gina Braddock and Marion Pelling.

 

C Crunden, E Gill, S Laban 7-18
P Harrison-Smith, R Turner, G O’Neill 12-23
G Braddock, M Pelling, R Pike 20-8

 

Desborough’s Buttercups were even less fortunate in their home fixture against Suttons Gems. Despite winning on two of the three rinks the loss on the third rink was enough to lose overall 48-54. The top rink was skipped by Pat Hatch with Elaine Sharp and Maureen O’Reilly.

 

J Tuhill, J Bosley, M Bellworthy 14-26
E Sharp, M O’Reilly, P Hatch 18-13
P Arnott, V Wyatt, E Cox 16-15

 

The tide turned with Friday’s Kennet LV fixtures. The KLV A team played an away fixture against Thicket A and won on all three rinks and overall by 73-32. The top rink was skipped by Steve Cotterill with Graham Mason and Derek Devonald-Batt.

 

N Penn, B Adams, B Jones 23-12
J Stenson, M Whittingham, J Young 23-13
G Mason, D Devonald-Batt, S Cotterill 27-7

 

The KLV B team played a home fixture against Sunningdale. Scoring was very close with Desborough winning on two rinks and losing on the third, however Desborough achieved a narrow win 55-54.

 

Both winning rinks had a +3 shot difference and also both won nine ends. One rink was skipped by Brian Wright with Ray Weaver and Roger Wyatt and the other was skipped by Dave Wagner with Roy Hughes and George Coussins.

 

J Leahy, J Bucknell, T Buckley 13-18
R Weaver, R Wyatt, B Wright 23-20
R Hughes, G Coussins, D Wagner 19-16

 

On Saturday Desborough played an away friendly fixture of six triples against Twyford. At the midway stage scoring was close at 67-15 with three rinks apiece. Desborough went on to win on five of the six rinks and overall by 124-100. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Paul Winstanley with Kath Spracklen and Paul Patel.

 

V Wyatt, J Roll, J Bucknell 12-17
P Arnott, M Hobson, B Gill 23-18
K Coles, G Braddock, B Jones 21-19
R Turner, E Gill, R Weaver 25-16
S Thaman, G Coussins, R Wyatt 19-17
K Spracklen, P Patel, P Winstanley 24-13

 

Sunday’s fixture against Chalfont St.Giles was cancelled by them which brings us to Monday’s home fixture against a Fordingbridge touring team played as seven rinks of fours. This game proved to be a close affair with Desborough trailing at the halfway stage by 10 points and only winning on one rink and drawing on one other. However Desborough rallied in the latter stage of the game and won on four of the seven rinks and overall by a narrow 125-121 margin. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Tony Buckley with Nicola Jones, Brian Harris and Paul Patel.

 

P Arnott, M O’Reilly, J Roll, C Crunden 17-20
P Tuttle, D Hasler, E Gill, M Hobson 14-16
K Spracklen, E Cox, B Gill, M Whittingham 9-26
J Stenson, M Bellworthy, R Pike, H Pike 20-16
E Devonald-Batt, M Devonald-Batt, D Devonald-Batt, T Devonald-Batt 21-16
P Harrison-Smith, J Lawrie, J Bucknell, P Winstanley 17-12
N Jones, B Harris, P Patel, T Buckley 27-15

 

 

 

 

Press Report – May 21, 2018

DESBOROUGH RESULTS FOR WEEK COMMENCING 14th May 2018

On Tuesday. 15th May, Desborough “A” travelled to Reading for a Kennet League, Division 1 match. Against a very strong Reading team Desborough were well beaten, losing on all 4 rinks. Top rink for Desborough comprised, Nigel Penn, Roger Wyatt, Brian Jones and Howard Pike.

On Tuesday. 15th May, Desborough “B” travelled to Royal Household for a Kennet League, Division 2 match. Desborough won only one rink and the Royal Household came out overall winners, 100-57. Desborough 2 points and Royal Household 12 points. Top rink for Desborough comprised Geoff Lofthouse, Jim Roll, Danny McDonald and skip, Tony Buckley.

On Thursday, 17th May both the Desborough Ladies teams were in action. The Desborough Bluebells played at home against Woodley losing 44-53.

The Desborough Buttercups played away at Tilehurst, losing overall 42-56.

On Friday 18th May, Desborough “B” played Desborough “A” in a Kennet LV, Division 2 match. After a very close match and despite losing on 2 rinks and winning on one, Desborough “A” won overall by 3 shots 53-50.

On Sunday 20thy May, Desborough travelled to Battersbury Manor for the first ever fixture at Bassetbury between the clubs. On a perfect summer’s day a close competitive triples match was enjoyed by all. The home green advantage showed with Desborough only winning on 2 of the 5 rinks and losing overall 72-105. The top rink for Desborough was Roy Hughes, Marion Pelling and Skip John Bucknell.

Desborough County Mixed Double Fours were in action on Sunday 20th May away against Great Hollands. A very close match resulted in Desborough winning overall by 2 shots. Desborough will now meet Caversham away on the 3rd June.

Press Report – May 14, 2018

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : May 14, 2018

Desborough’s ladies won convincingly in their Royal Shield fixture against Maidenhead Thicket on Tuesday of last week. The overall score was 63-41 with wins on two of the three rinks. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Gill O’Neill with Ann Vaughan and Mary Martin.

 

J Kingston, C Crunden, V White 15-18
A Vaughan, M Martin, G O’Neill 29-6
G Braddock, E Gill, R Pike 19-17

 

Desborough’s men were less successful losing both of the evening’s Kennet League fixtures.

 

The A team played at home vs Wokingham and won on only one rink of the four, losing 66-86 overall. Desborough’s sole winning rink was skipped by Howard Pike with Nigel Penn, Dave Hasler and Brian Jones.

 

J Brampton, R Wyatt, J Young, M Peachey 24-26
N Penn, D Hasler, B Jones, H Pike 19-16
G Mason, P Braddock, S Cotterill, T Devonald-Batt 11-21
J Stenson, R James, J Stannard, M White 12-23

 

The B team were away at Sunningdale and fared similarly again winning on only one rink and losing 58-101 overall. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Derry Locke with Richard Earl, Dave Wagner and Barry Gill.

 

R Earl, D Wagner, B Gill, D Locke 19-18
J McPherson, R Weaver, M Whittingham, P Winstanley 14-23
J Roll, B Wright, D McDonald, T Buckley 10-29
R Hughes, G Coussins, M Hobson, D Bishop 15-31

 

The following day saw a men’s fixture away against Bracknell. Despite losing on three rinks and drawing on a fourth Desborough claimed a narrow win 87-84. The top rink was skipped by Danny McDonald with Peter Braddock and Ray Weaver.

 

P Braddock, R Weaver, D McDonald 25-8
R VanDenBerghen, P Patel, M Hobson 9-15
P Colton, G Coussins, R Wyatt 14-14
R Hughes, G Mason, D Hasler 21-16
N Penn, R Lewis, R Earl 9-15
B Harris, J Roll, D Griggs 9-16

 

Thursday’s Thames Valley League ladies’ fixtures proved to be a mixed bag with one win and one defeat.

 

The Bluebells played an away fixture at Maiden Erlegh and narrowly lost 46-49 despite winning on two of the three rinks for a points distribution of 4-6. The top rink was skipped by Val White with Gina Braddock and Eileen Gill.

 

G Braddock, E Gill, V White 18-14
J Lawrie, R Pike, R Turner 14-23
P Harrison-Smith, S Laban, G O’Neill 14-12

 

The Buttercups played at home against Pangbourne, who were only able to bring two triples. Honours on the two rinks played were shared with one win reach. Desborough won overall 31-24 and gain 8 points to Pangbourne’s 2 including two points for the unplayed rink. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Elfriede Cox with Elaine Sharp and Pauline Tuttle.

 

E Sharp, P Tuttle, E Cox 20-10
M O’Reilly, J Kingston, P Hatch 11-14

 

In Friday’s Kennet LV games the two Desborough sides played against two sides from Maidenhead Town. Since the fixtures placed one A team against the other side’s B team in both cases it’s perhaps a vindication of the team selections that both A teams won despite the A teams being away in each case.

 

Desborough’s A team were away and won 60-32 and on all three rinks. The top rink was skipped by Michael White with Barry Gill and Ron James.

 

B Gill, R James, M White 21-9
J Brampton, M Whittingham, B Jones 21-10
N Penn, D Devonald-Batt, H Pike 18-13

 

Desborough’s B team were at home and lost 32-80, also losing on all three rinks. Desborough’s best score came from Alan May’s rink with Ray Weaver and Roger Wyatt.

 

J Leahy, P Colton, D Wagner 13-25
R Hughes, J Bucknell, T Buckley 9-32
R Weaver, R Wyatt, A May 10-23

 

On Sunday Desborough hosted a four rink friendly fixture against Burnham. This proved to be a close game with Desborough ultimately winning 98-81 and on three of the four rinks.

 

The top rink was skipped by Dave Wagner with Ann Vaughan, Paul Patel and Pauline Tuttle.

 

D Hasler, K Spracklen, M Bellworthy, M Hobson 30-17
A Vaughan, P Patel, P Tuttle, D Wagner 36-17
J Sculthorpe, R Lewis, R Turner, R Hatch 21-18
E Sharp, P Arnott, P Hatch, R Weaver 11-29