Press Report – December 12, 2017

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Dec 12, 2017

Last Saturday Desborough played their inaugural fixture at the four rink Handy Cross Indoor Bowling Club. Handy Cross won the match with an overall score of 55-75 although rink honours were shared with two wins apiece.

 

The top rink for Desborough was skipped by John Searle with Kath Spracklen, David Griggs and Club President John Bucknell.

 

N Penn, R Weaver, C Woodward, P Winstanley 10-18
K Spracklen, D Griggs, J Bucknell, J Searle 21-14
R Hughes, V Wyatt, D Perriman, B Faulkner 7-30
G Simpson, C Bartlett, R Wyatt, D Webster 17-13

 

 

Sunday’s fixture (a bannerette game against County Ladies) was cancelled due to the snowfall.

Press Report – November 27, 2017

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Nov 27, 2017

On Wednesday 22nd Desborough travelled to Foxhill IBC in Aylesbury for a friendly triples fixture. However, Desborough returned empty-handed. At the halfway stage Desborough were losing on five of the six rinks and by 33-65. Shots continued to be lost at much the same rate through the second half with a final score of 67-134 and the same one winning rink skipped by Clive Northover with Tina Scherer and Pauline Tuttle.

 

A McCabe, M Hobson, D Perriman 8-28
M Buckles, C Crunden, J Searle 11-27
T Scherer, P Tuttle, C Northover 16-14
A Burrell, P Hatch, B Faulkner 8-19
R Hughes, M Hallett, R Wyatt 7-26
K Spracklen, T Burrell, D Webster 17-20

 

 

Last Saturday Desborough hosted a six rink friendly fixture against Herts IBC from Watford. Desborough got off to a strong start winning on all six rinks and by 82-33 and the half way stage. Herts IBC rallied in the second half and managed to reduce the deficit slightly but not by enough to gain victory. The match score was 136-98 with Desborough winning on four rinks and drawn on another.

 

Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Val White with Carol Tupling, Fred Ashmore and Roger Wyatt.

 

P Tuhill, D Griggs, J Marshall, C Woodward 15-16
P Patel, C Bartlett, A Glover, C Crunden 20-20
B West, L Eumorfopoulos, M Hutley, M White 22-20
R Hughes, R Turner, M Pelling, B Faulkner 22-17
Y Stuart, P Arnott, J Lawrie, D Perriman 27-15
C Tupling, F Ashmore, R Wyatt, V White 30-10

 

Saturday’s winning ways were not continued in Sunday’s away game played over six rinks at Egham. Desborough got off to a slow start losing on all six rinks and by 37-66 at the halfway stage. Desborough slipped further behind during the second half ultimately losing 78-146 and on all six rinks.

 

The top rink was skipped by Marion Pelling with Pat Arnott, Abbie McCabe and Tony Burrell.

 

K Spracklen, J Cano-Lopez, P Hatch, D Webster 10-25
P Arnott, A McCabe, T Burrell, M Pelling 16-19
M Buckles, P Tuttle, J Bucknell, B Faulkner 13-20
T Scherer, C Bartlett, G Coussins, B Gill 9-32
E Pelling, K Thompson, E Gill, J Searle 16-25
A Burrell, P Patel, J Roll, R Hatch 14-25

 

Press Report – November 20, 2017

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Nov 20, 2017

Desborough had a difficult time at both their friendly fixtures last weekend.

 

On Saturday Desborough played host to London Scottish for a six triples fixture. The match was very close at the halfway stage with London Scottish leading by just four shots and winning on four of the six rinks. However by the end of the match Desborough had slipped to a 75-106 defeat with one winning rink and one drawn.

 

The sole winning rink was skipped by Paul Winstanley with Kath Spracklen and Alan Glover.

 

R Weaver, C Crunden, B Faulkner 16-16
K Spracklen, A Glover, P Winstanley 16-14
R Hughes, M Hutley, S Stack 12-15
P Patel, B Gill, D Perriman 17-18
J Emmons, C Woodward, B Pocock 4-24
K Thompson, D McDonald, M Hobson 10-19

 

On Sunday Desborough hosted a Bannerette game against Berkshire IBC. The first half proved something of a shock to Desborough with losing positions on every rink and a score of 31-71.

 

While Desborough rallied in the second half and only dropped a further five shots it proved impossible to turn the game around. The final score was 79-124 with one winning rink which was skipped by David Perriman with Ray Weaver, Pat Hatch and Derek Devonald-Batt.

 

B Faulkner, J Cano-Lopez, D McDonald, P Winstanley 10-27
J Emmons, J Roll, S Stack 17-33
R Weaver, P Hatch, D Devonald-Batt, D Perriman 22-20
J Stenson, R Wyatt, J Bucknell, C Behmber 10-23
E Pelling, C Northover, R Hatch, D Webster 20-21

 

Press Report – Nov 13, 2017

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Nov 13, 2017

Last Sunday Desborough welcomed a team from Whiteknights for a six rink friendly fixture.

 

Whiteknights got off to a bright start winning on four rinks with a draw on the fifth, leading 73-43 at the midpoint. Although Desborough rallied in the second half the final result was a loss for Desborough 108-130 with a win on only two of the six rinks.

 

The top rink was skipped by Brian Faulkner with Betty West, Tina Scherer and Iain Burns.

 

 

R Turner, R Weaver, C Crunden, J Searle 17-31
B Gill, M Gerlach, E Nutley, M White 16-22
M Buckle, M Pelling, J Bucknell, D Webster 16-13
P Colton, A McCabe, E Gill, D Perriman 17-27
B West, T Scherer, I Burns, B Faulkner 25-15
P Tuttle, B Pocock, M Hobson, V White 17-22

Press Report – November 6, 2017

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Nov 6, 2017

Last Wednesday Desborough welcomed a team from Glebelands IBC (Finchley) for a 7 rink friendly fixture. Desborough began well with wins on three rinks and a draw on the fourth, along with a lead of 36 shots, at the halfway stage. Glebelands matched Desborough almost shot for shot in the second half with the overall difference at the end of the game being 37 points and a 164-127 win for Desborough with wins on three rinks.

 

The top rink was skipped by Ching Crunden with Ken Scowen, David Griggs and Marion Pelling.

 

R Hughes, P Arnott, P Hatch, C Woodward 17-31
B West, T Burrell, Y Hurley, R Hatch 34-10
K Scowen, D Griggs, M Pelling, C Crunden 42-13
P Tuhill, T Scherer, J Bucknell, D Perriman 24-16
B Faulkner, J Kingston, D Grieve, G Braddock 14-16
K Spracklen, R Turner, M Hobson 15-19
P Patel, P Tuttle, K Wells 18-22

 

On Saturday Desborough welcomed the Master, Knights, Gentlemen Commoners and Ladies of Southampton Old Bowling Green for a regular and highly enjoyed fixture in the calendar.

 

While Desborough won the game comprehensively with a final score of 183-98 and wins on six of seven rinks the score is of secondary import to the spirit and camaraderie always present in this fixture.

 

Two of Desborough’s rinks won by 20 shots with the top rink honours awarded to Paul Winstanley with Kath Spracklen, Ken Brooks and Ching Crunden

 

K Spracklen, K Brooks, C Crunden, P Winstanley 35-15
C Tupling, J Sculthorpe, D Griggs, S Stack 24-14
B Faulkner, J Roll, E Gill, M White 21-20
T Scherer, S Jasiewicz, T Buckley, D Perriman 26-10
K Scowen, P Hatch, R Wyatt, B Pocock 17-18
B West, J Cano-Lopez, M Hutley, V White 31-12
B Gill, R Turner, C Woodward, M Hobson 29-9

 

Everything changed on Sunday with an away fixture against Herga IBC (Harrow) which was played on six rinks. At the halfway stage Desborough had half the points of Herga with the score standing at 37-75 and winning on only two of six rinks.

 

Although Desborough improved in the second half pulling back eight shots from the halfway situation the final score was a 92-122 loss despite rink honours being evenly split with three wins apiece.

 

Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Bill Pocock with Joan Kingston, Yvonne Hurley and Kel Crump.

 

M O’Reilly, J McDonnell, M Pelling, M Whittingham 12-25
K Scowen, C Howard, R Wyatt, J Roll 10-24
M Buckle, P Tuttle, J Bucknell, J Searle 16-15
J Kingston, Y Hurley, K Crump, B Pocock 23-14
K Spracklen, C Bartlett, G Braddock, D Webster 12-28
A Burrell, V Wyatt, T Burrell, P Winstanley 19-16

 

Press Report – October 30, 2017

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Oct 30, 2017

Last Sunday Desborough hosted a six rink friendly fixture against the Buckinghamshire VP’s team.

 

The game was played as five rinks and one triple. At the midway point Desborough were leading by 32 shots and winning on three rinks with a draw on the fourth.

 

Although Desborough slowed up in the second half, adding only 14 more shots to the difference, the result was a comfortable 138-92 win for Desborough with wins on four of the six rinks.

 

C Tupling, J Kingston, A Glover, R Hatch 24-14
B West, K Brooks, P Hatch, B Pocock 21-19
R Turner, J Cano-Lopez, J Lawrie, M White 16-19
K Spracklen, M Buckles, K Crump, D Webster 34-11
K Scowen, C Bartlett, S Stack 25-9
P Tuttle, J Roll, D McDonald, C Crunden 18-20

Press Report – October 23, 2017

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Oct 23, 2017

Last Sunday Desborough hosted a six rink friendly fixture against London Welsh.

 

Desborough got off to a steady start ahead on three rinks and drawn on one more by the half way point with a lead of 34 points.

 

By the end of the game the drawn rink had become a fourth winning rink and Desborough won overall by a comfortable 150-103.

 

Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Michael White with Carol Tupling, Pat Hatch and Barry Gill.

 

J Kingston, J Roll, E Gill, D Webster 17-18
B Faulkner, J Marshall, C Crunden, D Perriman 32-10
K Spracklen, M Hobson, C Northover, V White 25-19
P Tuhill, C Bartlett, J Bucknell, P Winstanley 26-11
C Tupling, P Hatch, B Gill, M White 36-12
J Tuhill, M Buckle, R Hatch, S Stack 14-33

 

Press Report – October 16, 2017

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : Oct 16, 2017

Last Wednesday Desborough hosted a six rink friendly fixture against Egham IBC. At the halfway stage each side was winning on three rinks although Desborough were 17 shots behind overall. The game slipped away in the second half with the gap doubling to 34 shots and a 98-132 loss with a win on only one rink.

 

The sole winning rink was skipped by Sam Stack with Joan Kingston, Tina Scherer and David Griggs.

 

J Kingston, T Scherer, D Griggs, S Stack 27-13
K Scowen, P Tuttle, M Buckles, B Faulkner 12-13
R Hughes, P Hatch, C Woodward, J Bucknell 10-33
C Tupling, T Hudson, I Burns, D Perriman 20-25
B Harris, M Pelling, M Hobson, J Searle 11-29
R Turner, E Pelling, C Crunden, D Webster 18-19

 

On Saturday Desborough travelled to Victory IBC for a friendly fixture but failed to return victorious.

 

At the halfway stage Desborough were winning on two of the six rinks and adrift by 43 points. Although Desborough managed to stem the tide in the second half they continued the downward slide finishing with a 60 point deficit and a 87-147 scoreline with wins on two of the six rinks.

 

The top rink was skipped by John Searle with June Sculthorpe, Michael Hobson and Barry Gill.

 

J Sculthorpe, M Hobson, B Gill, J Searle 18-15
M Harris, I Burns, E Gill, P Winstanley 10-28
C Bartlett, D Wright, B Wright, V White 19-17
R Hughes, P Tuttle, J Bucknell, D Perriman 12-23
K Scowen, J Codd, C Crunden, B Faulkner 11-45
T Scherer, J Beal, C Northover, M White 17-19

 

 

On Sunday Desborough played the first round of the Egham Trophy competition against Whiteknights. Although each side won two rinks apiece Desborough won overall 74-62 and go forward to play Egham IBC on October 29th.

 

Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Len Essex with Eileen Devonald-Batt, Mary Price and Brett Long.

 

E Devonald-Batt, M Price, B Long, L Essex 23-9
J Frost, J Mayne, P Sheldrick, C Jones 19-14
L Woodley, J Beal, G Knapper, M Woodley 16-20
J Morgan, H Jones, K Scrace, R Reid 16-19

 

 

 

Press Report – October 1, 2017

The first friendly game of the indoor season took place Saturday with the notable feature that the game was largely Desborough vs Desborough since the opposition was a touring side from Northampton which drew quite a few of its members from the second Desborough Bowling Club in Northamptonshire.

The visitors had the upper hand throughout with their familiarity as part of a touring side proving superior against a team mostly on their first or second indoor game after playing outdoors.

Desborough lost on all five rinks and overall by 68-169. Desborough’s best rink was skipped by Dave Webster with Roy Hughes, Michael Hobson and Barry Gill.

D Perriman, C Northover, S Stack, B Faulkner 16-21
B Harris, G Coussins, A Glover, J Bucknell 10-41
J Cano-Lopez, R Wyatt, D McDonald, B Pocock 11-38
K Hazell, B Bushell, P Winstanley, J Turner 9-41
R Hughes, M Hobson, B Gill, D Webster 22-28

 

Press Report – September 18, 2017

On Monday of last week Desborough played a home fixture against Marlow with three triples. At the midway stage Desborough were winning on two of the three rinks despite being seven shots adrift however by the close of play Desborough had slipped to a 27 point deficit 36-63 and lost on two rinks with a draw on the last.

Desborough’s best rink was skipped by Val Wyatt with Pam Harrison-Smith and Paul Patel.

P Arnott, M O’Reilly, M Pelling 10-14
P Patel, P Harrison-Smith, V Wyatt 22-22
K Spracklen, A Harris, S Newnham 4-27

 

On Tuesday Desborough played an away fixture against Suttons with five rinks of triples. At the midway point the situation looked bleak for Desborough with a 24 point deficit and winning on only one of the five rinks. By the end of the match this rink had also succumbed and Desborough lost by 63 points 55-118.

Desborough’s best rink was skipped by Val White with Steff Jasiewicz and Brian Wright.

P Patel, C Crunden, T Buckley 14-29
S Jasiewicz, B Wright, V White 10-17
G Braddock, G Coussins, D Griggs 10-31
J Bosley, R Earl, M Hobson 11-22