By Andrew Buckley
Desborough vs. Woodley 3rd August 2013 @ Desborough, 2.30pm
Desborough BC ran out comfortable winners when they entertained Woodley last Saturday afternoon at York Road.
All six rinks for the home side prevailed in the mixed triples match with Desborough controlling the match throughout. Pat Hatch, Ralph Hatch and Tony Buckley (skip) got off to a flying start as they raced into a healthy lead at the break of 19-4. The triple of Elfriede Cox, Alan Glover and Alison Shoat also got off to a great start losing just one of the first 9 ends and continued their form into the second half as they finished 26-6 victors. It was however, the trio consisting of Jean Lang. George Coussins and Nora Wood (skip) who secured top rink prize as they bowled their way to a 33-6 win, including picking up a 7 on the 10th end to help them well on their way to a fantastic victory.
The final score was 127-54 to Desborough.
Desborough vs. Broomwade @Desborough 4th August 2013, 2.30pm
Desborough made it two wins from two games over the weekend of friendlies as they fended of stiff competition from Broomwade in a mixed six rink match at York Road last Sunday.
Both sets of teams played out a great but close game of bowls in the first half with Pam Smith, Nora Wood, Bruce Adams and Brian Jones (skip) slightly ahead at the break 12-6. Ryda Eyre, Dennis Holtom, Gina Braddock and Len Bartlett (skip) picked up 10 shots in two ends as they raced into a 15-8 lead at 10 ends and progressed into the second half as they continued to pick up shots and ran out 29-15 victors rewarding them with the top rink prize.
Desborough won the match 124-111.
Desborough vs. AD Finem Wed 31st July 2013 @ Desborough, 2.30pm
Desborough had the pleasure of hosting touring team AD Finem last Wednesday afternoon at York Road.
AD Finem, which is Latin for ‘to the end’, certainly pushed Desborough ‘to the end’ as the hosts tried to find a foothold in the game. Betty West, Roger Crunden, Mike Whittingham and John Bucknell (skip) made good headway early on as they moved into a 12-6 lead after 10 ends picking up two consecutive 3s to give themselves a good steady start. Jean Lang, Dennis Holtom, Ralph Hatch and Ching Crunden were also leading at the break 11-8 and managed to keep ahead in the second half as the narrowly won by 3 shots. It was Bucknell & Co. who gave Desborough another winning rink as they ploughed their way through across the finishing line winning 20-15 and top rink honours. Desborough lost the match 111-149.
Desborough ‘A’ vs. Royal Household Tue 30th July 2013, 6pm
Desborough ‘A’ went three games without a victory as they lost at home to Royal Household 12-2 last Tuesday night.
Desborough’s only winning rink was the quartet of Nigel Penn, Howard Pike, Kyle Mallandain and Matthew Hyde (skip) who secured two points for Desborough as they won in commanding fashion 25-15. Desborough ‘A’ will be looking to secure a semi-final place next week in the Kennet League as they take on Wokingham ‘A’ needing just two points.
Desborough ‘B’ vs. Twyford Tue 30th July 2013 @Twyford, 6pm
Desborough ‘B’ secured a close but brilliant 14-0 away win over Twyford last Tuesday in the Kennet League DIv.2 East.
Derry Locke, Michael Hobson, Jeff Simpson and Brian Jones (skip) produced a stunning fight back from 19-8 down to win 23-22. Alec Watson, Mike Whittingham, Graham Rogers and Michael White (skip) also fought back after originally picking up a five on the 16th end they then dropped a five the next end but recovered in the last four ends to also win by 1 shot. Derek Devonald-Batt also skipped his rink to a solitary shot win and it was left to John Stannard & Co. who won by six to wrap up victory and leave Desborough ‘B’ destined for promotion.
Desborough KLX’A’ vs. Great Hollands ‘A’ @Great Hollands Fri 2nd August, 2pm
Desborough KLX ‘A’ scored a brilliant 10-0 victory at Great Hollands ‘A’ which keeps them firmly at the top of the table in the KLX First Division.
Graham Rogers, John Stannard and Michael White were firmly in control of their rink all the way through and won comfortably by 12 shots, with Howard Pike, Brian Jones and Terry Davies (skip) also picking up an 11 shot victory to all but give Desborough the overall and Mike Whittingham, Ron James and Derek Devonald-Batt wrapped up the victory winning by a shot.
Desborough KLX ‘B’ vs. Maidenhead Town ‘A’ @Desborough Fri 2nd August, 2pm
Desborough KLX ‘B’ unfortunately lost 10-0 at home to Maidenhead Town in the KLX last Friday afternoon. Even though Desborough made a bright start to the game they couldn’t obtain a foothold in the game throughout as they failed to win on any of the rinks with Roy Hughes, Michael Hobson and George Pugsley (skip) losing narrowly by 4 shots coming closest for the home team.
Desborough KLX ‘C’ vs. Bracknell ‘C’ @Bracknell Fri 2nd August 2013, 2pm
Desborough KLX ‘C’ lost 8-2 when they travelled to play Bracknell ‘C’ last Friday afternoon in the KLX.
Keith Jordan, Bert Bellworthy and Colin Palmer started off brightly in the first six ends but were unable to hold on as they narrowly lost by six shots. Desborough’s only winning rink consisted of Sid Croft, Ken Lawrie and Danny McDonald (skip) who led all the way through and won by 3 shots.
Desborough Bluebells vs. Burghfield @Desborough Thu 1st August 2013, 2pm
Desborough Bluebells battled to a hard earned 8-2 victory over Burghfield in the T.V.L last Thursday afternoon.
Jo Lawrie, Muriel Howard and Chris Burton top scored for the ladies as they won convincingly 25-17 including picking up two fives along the way and Jean Lang, Rhona Pike and Ching Crunden (skip) also picked up a win by 7 shots to give the Bluebells a great win.
Desborough Buttercups vs. Island Bohemian Cygnets @Island Bohemian Thurs 1st August 2013
Desborough Buttercups lost 8-2 when they travelled to play Island Bohemian Cygnets last Thursday in the T.V.L.
Jean Ellaway, Daphne Foster and Alison Shoat (skip) secured a well-deserved and Desborough’s only two points of the afternoon after a 13-3 win in a match reduced to 10 ends because of the weather.
The ladies did however enjoy a better result a couple of days earlier in a rearranged T.V.L match against Palmer Park at home winning 6-4 on points thanks largely to the rink of Pam Smith, Alison Shoat and Shirley Newnham (skip) who won 31-9, 22 shots , to secure the overall victory for the hosts.