Press Report – Aug 5, 2013

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.

Press Report – Jul 29, 2013

By Andrew Buckley

Desborough vs. Thame Sat 27th July 2013 @ Thame, 2.30pm

Desborough returned to Thame for the reverse fixture from two weeks ago but were unable to capitalise on that match as they fell to defeat.

Desborough started the match well enough and in particular Nigel Penn, Pat Hatch, Jean Ellaway and John Searle who raced into an 8-1 lead after 6 ends. It was an even better start for Jean Lang, Peter Finlan, George Coussins and Alison Shoat (skip) who went into the halftime break 14-5 to the good, after picking up a four and a couple of three’s, which added well to the score. Both sets of rinks continued to pick up shots in the second half and Searle and Shoat skipped their teams to Desborough’s two winning rinks of the afternoon with the latter guiding her team to an emphatic 26-17 win and top rink honours.

The final score was Desborough 100-118 Thame.

Rink No. Rink Scores and skips (Desborough first)
1 C Buckley, P Joel, G Braddock, M Kaye (skip) 14, M Plested (skip) 25
2 J Lang, P Finlan, G Coussins, A Shoat (skip) 26, G Pen (skip) 17
3 N Jones, F Buntin, T Buckley, K Mallandain (skip) 11, V Brooks (skip) 25
4 G Humphries, R Hatch, A Glover, J Bucknell (skip) 15 , L Westcott (skip) 15
5 E Cox, N Wood, M Hobson, J Simpson (skip) 15, A Twinn (skip) 21
6 N Penn, P Hatch, J Ellaway, J Searle (skip) 19, H Westcott (skip) 16

 

Desborough vs. Portsmouth Gas Social @Away Day 24th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough enjoyed a day out as they travelled down to Portsmouth on their annual away day to play a mixed eight rink friendly against the Portsmouth Gas Social Club.

The coach left Maidenhead before 9:30am and members arrived in Portsmouth at just after 11.30am which gave plenty of time for everyone to grab something to eat and have a look around at the town centre and attractions before the bowling started. Once the action did start, the match was limited to just 18 ends but it still made for an entertaining match with the visitors up by 10 shots midway through the match with Grace Humphries, Carol Bartlett, George Coussins and Andrew Buckley (skip) up 17-5 and John Cleary, Bert Bellworthy, Ching Crunden and Val White (skip) who having just picked up a six on the 10th end were now leading 16-7. Again both rinks continued their fine form going into the latter stages of the match but it was White & Co. who ran out worthy winners, ending up 29-12 victors and earning top rink.

A great day was had by all as Desborough ran out winners by a narrow 4 shots (140-136)

 

Kennet League

Desborough ‘A’ vs. Suttons ‘A’ @ Desborough 23rd July 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘A’ suffered a crushing 12-2 defeat at the hands of Suttons ‘A’ last Tuesday night in their eagerly anticipated top of the table clash at York Road.

The ‘A’ side knew at least 6 points from the match would have kept them firmly in control at the top of the KL East Div.1 but struggled throughout with Connor Wisely, Ray Weaver, Eddie Orme and Dave White (skip) winning 17-14, grabbing the 2 points for the hosts but the defeat means Suttons are now top of the table with 2 games left of the campaign.

Desborough ‘B’ vs. Sunningdale @ Sunningdale 23rd July 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘B’ enjoyed a brilliant 13-1 victory away to Sunningdale in the Kennet League last Tuesday.

With skips John Brampton, Brian Jones and John Stannard all winning on their rinks by a combined total of 20 shots, Jeff Simpson & Co. managed to pull off a great comeback from 19-10 down to salvage a 20-20 draw and earn another vital point for Desborough and the result maintains the ‘B’ promotion push to the top division.

Kennet League ‘X’

Desborough KLX ‘A’ vs. Bracknell ‘A’ @Bracknell 26th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough KLX ‘A’ produced a brilliant display as they secured a 10-0 points victory against Bracknell ‘A’ in the KLX last week.

John Searle, John Stenson and Terry Davies (skip) played out a good game and came away with a 22-16 rink win and Dave Lee, Alan May and Brian Jones (skip) also won by a single shot. Barry Gill, Ron James and Derek Devonald-Batt were also involved in a closely fought battle and were all square going into the last end but picked up a three which gave Desborough maximum points.

Desborough KLX’B’ vs. Maidenhead Thicket ‘A’ @Desborough 26th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough ‘B’ secured an emphatic win home to Maidenhead Thicket in the KLX last Friday afternoon.

Dave Hasler, Michael Hobson and George Pugsley (skip) scored a fantastic 25-10 win and Brian Wright, Peter Colton and Jeff Simpson ran out 21-6 victors setting it up nicely for the win with Len Bartlett’s rink securing a draw which gave the ‘B’ side a scintillating 9-1 overall victory.

Desborough Bluebells vs. Sunningdale @Desborough 25th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough Bluebells unfortunately fell to defeat at home to Sunningdale (10-0) in the T.V.L last Thursday afternoon over 3 rinks.

Trish Brown, Jo Lawrie and Val White (skip) were involved in a tight game all the way through but narrowly lost by a shot and Jean Harris, Muriel Howard and Chris Burton were also involved in tense, tight match but marginally lost by two shots and with Desborough’s other rink losing by 11 shots, the ladies were left to rue how they didn’t get anything from the game.

Desborough Buttercups vs. Trenthams @Trenthams 25th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough Buttercups lost 8-6 away to Trenthams last Thursday afternoon in the T.V.L despite winning on two of the three rinks.

Betty West, Carol Tupling and Mary Martin (skip) won their rink by 6 shots after playing out a close first half and Grace Humphries, Jean Ellaway and Marlene Bellworthy (skip) also won by 5 shots but Desborough’s only losing rink lost by 15 shots giving the overall victory to Trenthams.

Press Report – July 22, 2013

Desborough vs. Hurst @Hurst Sat 20th July 2013, 3pm

Desborough Bowling Club travelled to Hurst on Saturday afternoon for a mixed six rink triples friendly and made good use of the lovely sunny conditions with a win over one of the oldest bowls clubs across the country.

With conditions perfect for bowling and spirits high, Desborough started the match well enough but there wasn’t much to choose from with both teams going into the halftime break fairly even, with the trio of Derek Smith, John Stenson and Alison Shoat (skip) doing the most damage for Desborough leading their rink by 4 shots after 9 ends. Going into the second half, again there wasn’t much to choose from but the visitors were slightly starting to get the better of Hurst as Robert Van De Bergen, Ralph Hatch and John Searle were one of three rinks to stage late fight backs, winning by 4 shots in the end. It was however, Smith, Stenson and Shoat, in that order, who continued to sweep aside their opposition and pick up shots resulting in a 24-11 victory and top rink prize.

Rink   No. Rink   scores and skips (Desborough first)
1 D   Smith, J Stenson, A Shoat (skip) 24, Suzanne(skip) 11;
2 M   Van Der Berghen, M Hobson, M Bellworthy (skip) 17, David (skip) 15
3 D   Foster, N Penn, B Jones (skip) 15, Phil (skip) 13
4 P   Smith, C Palmer, T Buckley (skip) 11,   Ellen (skip) 20
5 P   Hatch, B Bellworthy, J Bucknell (skip) 17, Mike (skip) 19
6 R   V Berghen, R Hatch, J Searle (skip) 19, Kulwant (skip) 15

 

Desborough beat Hurst by 10 shots overall (103-93)

Desborough vs. Stoke Poges @Desborough 21st July 2013, 2.30pm

Desborough hosted near friends from Stoke Poges at York Road on Sunday afternoon in a six rink friendly match.

Unfortunately, for the hosts it wasn’t to be their day, managing to win on just two of the six rinks. It all started off so well for Desborough with Pam Harrison-Smith, Roger Crunden, Michael Hobson and Gill O’Neill (skip) racing into a 6-0 lead and were narrowly leading at the halfway stage but couldn’t hold on and went down by 5 shots. Betty West, Phil Joel, Alan Glover and Doreen Lovering made a very good start themselves and were unlucky only to be 5 shots ahead at the break but continued their form into the second half scoring a 19-15 rink win. It was the quartet though of Peggy Tuhill, Clare Buckley, Alison Shoat and Val White (skip) who showed their bowls prowess as they clinically dispatched the opposition four also picking up a four late on to mark a brilliant 23-12 win and top rink honours.

The final score was Desborough 101-121 StokePoges.

1 B West, P Joel, A Glover, D Lovering (skip) 19, P   Carred (skip) 15
2 P Harrison-Smith, R Crunden, M Hobson, G O’Neill   (skip) 15, S Williams (skip) 20
3 N Jones, J Tuhill, C Bartlett, T Buckley (skip) 18.   B Sewell (skip) 22
4 E Cox, J Eyre, M Howard, C Crunden (skip) 16, P   Southern (skip) 31
5  R Eyre, N   Wood, J Ellaway, L Bartlett (skip) 10, R Grand (skip) 21
6 P Tuhill, C Buckley, A Shoat, V White (skip) 23, J   Hayes (skip) 12

 

Kennet League

Desborough ‘A’ vs. Reading ‘A’ at Reading BC Tues 16th July 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘A’ lost their Kennet League fixture against Reading ‘A’ last Tuesday night, 10-4 on points.

There were wins for skips Gordon Knapper and Dave White with the latter winning by 12 shots but that couldn’t prevent the visitors going down by an overall six shots. The result does little for either side as Desborough are already guaranteed a top two finish but will be hoping to beat Suttons when 1st meets 2nd next week at York Road.

Desborough ‘B’ vs. Caversham @Desborough Tues 16th July 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘B’ secured a thrilling 9-5 home win over Caversham in the Kennet League Div.2 East last Tuesday night, with a moment of brilliance turning the whole game.

The match was a very close affair throughout with Desborough leading after 18 ends on all four rinks by 4 shots overall, with John Stenson, Barry Gill, Brian Jones and Michael White (skip) winning by 4 shots and Dave Lee, John Brampton, Ron James, Derek Devonald-Batt well out in front at 20-3 which was covering the other two rinks who were losing by 17 in total. Then came the turning point in the game in Desborough’s favour as on the next end with 2 of the rinks dropping four shots, making the game even, John Stannard and his rink picked up 2 shots and Devonald-Batt & Co. scored a 4 to give Desborough a six shot lead in which they managed to hold onto and see out the game.

Kennet League ‘X’

Desborough KLX ‘B’ vs. Bracknell ‘A’ @ Bracknell Fri 19th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough KLX ‘B’ team lost away to Bracknell ‘A’ in the KLX last Friday afternoon 8-2.

The visitors managed to win one rink by a solitary shot with Roy Hughes, Peter Braddock and Ray Weaver (skip) providing just that but Jeff Simpson skipped Robert Van Der Berghen and Michael Hobson to a narrow two shot defeat and with the other rink going down by 9 shots Desborough would have felt a little hard done by maybe not coming away with more points.

Desborough KLX ‘C’ vs. Windsor & Eton ‘B’ @ Desborough Fri 19th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough KLX ‘C’ lost at home to Windsor & Eton last Friday in the KLX 8-2 on points. The home side managed one winning rink with Sid Croft, George Coussins and Ted Dugdale (skip) scoring a two shot 20-18 victory to give them something to cheer about and a crucial two points in their fight for promotion to the KLX East Second Division.

Ladies Top Club Desborough vs. Didcot @ Desborough 20th July

Desborough Ladies were left understandably disappointed after putting up a great battle against Didcot in the Top Club Quarter Final stages last Saturday morning and narrowly beaten by 10 shots.

With both teams winning two disciplines, Gina Braddock winning the singles and the fours consisting of Jo Lawrie, Mary Martin, Val White and Doreen Lovering (skip) scraping through their game by a couple of shots, it set up for a great game but they couldn’t hold on as Desborough lost the pairs and the triples giving Didcot the win on shot difference.

Desborough Ladies vs. Berkshire Ladies County Past Presidents Tues 16th July 2013, 2.30pm

Desborough Ladies had the upmost pleasure in entertaining and hosting The Berkshire Ladies County Past Presidents last Tuesday afternoon at York Road.

The match involved three rinks of triples and the Desborough Ladies put up a great battle and a good showing of bowls. Elfriede Cox, Jean Lang, Mary Martin and Doreen Lovering (skip) were involved in a great tussle against Past President and current Desborough member Jean Lyons-Hill who were even after 12 ends but the latter with her team managed to pull away in the end and win by 5. Clare Buckley, Nora Wood, Alison Shoat and Ching Crunden started off well picking up a 6 on the 4th end and racing into an 8-1 lead but were just pipped at the post and lost by 2 shots. It was Betty West, Shirley Newnham, Gill O’Neill and Val White who gave the hosts a deserved winning rink and were never behind in the second half as they won by 4 shots and gave them top prize.

The final score line was Desborough 37-41 Berkshire Ladies Past Presidents

Desborough Bluebells vs. Caversham 18th July 2013 @ Caversham, 2pm

Desborough Bluebells were unfortunately well beaten as they travelled to Caversham in the T.V.L last Thursday afternoon. The Bluebells lost 10-0 on the day with skips Ching Crunden and Chris Burton narrowly losing by 3 shots each. The Bluebells will be fighting with Caversham and Maidenhead Town in the second division for promotion with all three teams currently tied on 71 points with four games to play.

Desborough Buttercups vs. Wokingham Oak Apples @Desborough 18th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough Buttercups endured a successful afternoon in the T.V.L last Thursday as they trounced Wokingham Oak Apples 9-1 in a match reduced to 10 ends. Grace Humphries, Jean Ellaway and Gill O’Neill were involved in a tight game and looked to have won but dropped 4 shots in the last 2 ends to draw on their rink. Jane Tuhill, Daphne Foster and Shirley Newnham (skip) won by 2 shots thanks largely to picking up 11 shots in 2 ends to secure a 14-12 win and the match was topped off by Pam Smith, Alison Shoat and Marlene Bellworthy who won handsomely 19-6.

Other News

Congratulations to Desborough duo Simon Jones and Alan Price who have reached the final of the County Men’s Pairs which also means they are down to Worthing in the middle of August to battle for the National title as well, beating John Stradling and Robert Newman on an extra end.

Desborough men are through to the last 16 of the Men’s National Top Club after beating North London 4-1 in the Area Final coming through four rounds previous to this and now play either Weybridge or South London.

Press Report – July 16, 2013

By Andrew Buckley

Desborough vs. Thame Sat 13th July 2013 @ Desborough, 2.30pm

Desborough excelled at home to Thame last Saturday afternoon at York Road, winning by 24 shots across four rinks.

The hosts started the game soundly with Pat Hatch, Jim Eyre, Martin Kaye and Tony Buckley (skip) who were leading 11-9 after 10 ends but steamrolled their opponents in the second half of the match, picking up 14 shots in 6 ends to win the match by 16 shots. Ryda Eyre led the way for Desborough on rink 4 and along with Nora Wood, John Bucknell and Alison Shoat (skip) secured a slender one shot victory on their rink. However it was the quartet of Betty West, Michael Hobson, Rhona Pike and Howard Pike who eased to a win on their rink leading the game all the way throughout and picked up top rink honours after their 27-4 victory.

Rink No. Rink scores and skips Desborough first
         1 R   Hatch, A Glover, M Martin, G O’Neill (skip) 10, R Slater (skip) 26
         2 P   Hatch, J Eyre, M Kaye, T Buckley (skip) 26 , C Billingham (skip) 10
         3 R   Eyre, N Wood, J Bucknell, A Shoat (skip) 18, D Taylor (skip) 17
         4 B   West, M Hobson, R Pike, H Pike (skip) 27, V Brooks (skip) 4

 

Desborough vs. Maidenhead Town Sun 14th July 2013 @Desborough, 2.30pm

Desborough played host to near neighbours Maidenhead Town on a sunny Sunday afternoon at York Road, but the home side were left to rue their chances of gaining a win on this occasion.

It was stark contrast how Desborough finished off the game in the end after such a bright start and propelled into action with most rinks starting reasonably well, with Nicola Jones, Elfriede Cox, Alan Glover and Val White (skip) in particular, cruising along in the first half at a steady pace, which included picking up a six on the first end, going in at the half time interval 15-6 up. They however couldn’t hold on and ended up losing by six shots and that’s as good as it got for Desborough failed to win on as single rink but did manage a draw on one rink as Bruce Adams, Nora Wood, George Coussins and Ching Crunden battled to a 20-20 stalemate and earning themselves top rink.

Desborough lost the overall match (90-150)

Rink No. Rink scores and skips (Desborough   first)
      1 B   Adams, N Wood, G Coussins, C Crunden (skip) 20, M Tingle (skip) 20;  
         2 B   West, P Hatch, R Hatch, T Buckley (skip) 15, B Fox (skip) 24;
         3 C   Buckley, J Eyre, D Holtom, J Simpson (skip) 13, C Behmber (skip) 45
         4 J   Lang, R Crunden, D Lovering, K Mallandain (skip) 12, E Sharp (skip) 18;
      5 R   Eyre, P Joel, M Hobson, A Shoat (skip) 12, T Eales (skip) 22
         6 N   Jones, E Cox, A Glover, V White (skip) 18, I Wright (skip) 24

Kennet League

Desborough ‘A’ vs. Maidenhead Town ‘A’ Tues 9th July 2013 @Desborough, 6pm

Desborough ‘A’ produced a scintillating display and remained top of the Kennet League Div.1 East with a 12-2 victory over Maidenhead Town.

It was a tight affair throughout but had Tony Buckley, George Coussins, Alan May and Howard Pike (skip) to thanks after they secured a 28-15 win on their rink and largely gained the match overall. Mark Peachey and Paul Winstanley both skipped their rinks to a combined 10 shots and even though the other rink lost by 14 shots, Desborough scored a win by 9 shots overall and remain firmly clear of the rest in the table.

Desborough ‘B’ vs. Woodley Tues 9th July 2013 @Woodley, 6pm

It was also a good night in the Kennet League for Desborough ‘B’ as they romped to a 12-2 victory away at Woodley.

Mike Whittingham, Derry Locke, John Brampton and Jeff Simpson (skip) secured an emphatic 28-11 win on their rink picking up two consecutive fours along the way and there were wins also for Brian Jones and Derek Devonald-Batt who both won tightly contested affairs by 4 shots, giving the ‘B’ team a great 20 shot victory overall and still within a chance of promotion.

Kennet League ‘X’

Desborough ‘A’ vs. Windsor & Eton ‘A’ @Windsor 12th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough ‘A’ produced a stunning display as they beat Windsor & Eton away last Friday afternoon in the KLX.

Graham Rogers, Ron James and Michael White (skip) seemed too hot to handle and ran out comfortable winners on their rink finishing off 25-3 and with David Lee, Mike Whittingham and Derek Devonald-Batt also winning by 9 shots, picking up a 6 on the first, it set Desborough well on their way to a thrilling 8-2 victory.

Desborough ‘B’ vs. Twyford @ Desborough Fri 12th July, 2pm

Desborough ‘B’ enjoyed continued success in their KLX encounter last Friday at home to Twyford, notching up an 8-2 victory.

The hosts had Brian Wright, Jeff Simpson and Ray Weaver (skip) a lot to thank for as they won emphatically by 31-6 making sure that Desborough went away with all six points for the overall as well as another two for the rink win. Michael Hobson, Peter Colton and George Pugsley (skip) ensured another two points for a rink win as they won comfortably 18-9 giving the home team another great win and some much needed points.

Desborough ‘C’ vs. Windsor Great Park @W.G.P Mon 8th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough ‘C’ rounded off a great week in the KLX for the club securing an 8-2 victory away at Windsor Great Park,

Terry Stevens, George Coussins and Dick Bishop (skip) picked up a 4 very late on in the game which propelled them to a 5 shot 21-16 win and with Keith Jordan, Sid Croft and Roy Howton winning by two shots, the ‘C’ team managed to prevail by the narrowest of margins winning by 3 shots overall, with Ron Barry, Jim Codd and Richard Earl just being edged out by 4.

Desborough Ladies vs. Egham Ladies Friendly Tues 9th July @ Egham, 2.30pm

Desborough Ladies completed the double over Egham Ladies last Tuesday afternoon, enjoying another success, winning by 11 shots overall.

Sylvia Laban, Alison Shoat and Ching Crunden (skip) started like a steam train picking up two sixes and a five and looked well on their way to winning their rink but managed to lose by 1 in the end. With Nora Wood, Gill O’Neill and Doreen Lovering only losing by four it didn’t look like it was to be for the Ladies but up stepped Daphne Foster, Jean Lang and Sylvia Frost (skip) who controlled their rink from start to finish, winning by 16 shots and overhauling the shot difference on the other two rinks.

Thursday Lunchtime League (T.V.L)

Desborough Bluebells vs. Woodley @Desborough Thurs 11th July 2013, 2pm

The Desborough Bluebells secured a perfect 10-0 result against Woodley in the T.V.L last Thursday afternoon.

All three rinks produced big scores on the afternoon Peggy Tuhill, Jean Lang and Val White (skip) scoring highest with an emphatic 36-9 after 18 ends. Sylvia Laban, Rhona Pike and Ching Crunden (skip) won by thirteen, 23-10 and Jean Harris, Chris Burton and Doreen Lovering completed the rout winning by 10 shots, giving the ladies all of the points and a 50 shot victory.

Press Report – July 9, 2013

By Andrew Buckley

Desborough vs. Marlow @Desborough 6th July 2013, 2.30pm

Desborough invited Marlow for a six rink friendly match at York Road on Saturday afternoon, winning by 46 shots overall.

The hosts were very much in control of the match from the start and every rink were playing their part throughout the game. Betty West, Bert Bellworthy, Muriel Howard and Tony Buckley (skip) got off to the best possible start leading 9-5 after 10 ends and continued their form into the second half of the game, securing two fours on the 15th and 17th end respectively to give them a respectful 20-10 win. However, they couldn’t deny Alison Shoat who skipped Clare Buckley, Phil Joel and Richard Earl to a sensational 38-10, picking up a six one of the highlights of their game and clinching top rink prize.

The final score was 135-89 in favour of Desborough

Rink   No. 1 Rink   scores and skips (Desborough first)
         1 J   Lang, J Eyre, M Hobson, K Mallandain (skip) 21, A Perns (skip) 20;
         2 P   Hatch, C Johnson, G Coussins, G O’Neill (skip) 15, B Pocock (skip) 17;
         3 B   West, B Bellworthy, M Howard, T Buckley (skip) 20, B Coombs (skip) 10;
         4 C   Buckley, P Joel, R Earl, A Shoat (skip) 38, C Brooks (skip) 10
         5 R   Eyre, E Cox, D Holtom, D Lovering (skip) 18, D Lasemby (skip) 18
         6 P&D   Smith, J Ellaway, A Glover, J Bucknell (skip) 23, D Martin (skip) 14

Kennet League

Desborough ‘A’ vs. Reading ‘A’ @Desborough 3rd July 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘A’ recorded a superb 10-4 victory at home to Reading ‘A’ in the Kennet League Div.1 East last Tuesday evening.

Matthew Hyde, Ray Weaver, Gordon Knapper and Simon Jones secured a cracking 32-18 which pretty much gave the Desborough the overall win. Howard Pike, Mark Peachey, Eddie Orme and Ryan Buckett also won by the narrowest of margins and puts Desborough firmly in cruise control at the top of the table.

The final score was Desborough 80-78 Reading.

Desborough ‘B’ vs. Maidenhead Thicket @M’head Thicket 3rd July 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘B’ unfortunately suffered an 11-3 loss in the Kennet League Div. 2 last Tuesday night away to Maidenhead Thicket.

Desborough did manage to achieve one winning rink with Dave Hasler, David Lee, Ron James and Derek Devonald-Batt scoring a 14-12 success, giving them 2 points and also scored another point thanks to the efforts of Derry Locke, Peter Braddock, Graham Rogers and Brian Jones (skip) who held to a thrilling 22-22 draw on their rink.

The result leaves Desborough ‘B’ in second place and hopeful of being promoted.

Kennet League ‘X’

Desborough KLX ‘A’ vs. Twyford @Twyford 4th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough KLX ‘A’ were left disappointed as they lost 8-2 away to Twyford last Thursday afternoon in the KLX.

Desborough came away with one winning rink which was led by John Searle with Brian Jones and Terry Davies (skip) just about creeping over the finishing post with a slender 18-16 win but giving the visitors a vital 2 points.

Desborough KLX ‘A’ lost by 17 shots overall.

Desborough ‘B’ vs. Windsor & Eton ‘A’ @Desborough 4th July, 2pm

Desborough KLX ‘B’ were unfortunate to lose their home fixture at home to Windsor&Eton last Thursday lunchtime.

With Robert Van Den Bergen, Danny McDonald and Jeff Simpson (skip) scoring a great 23-15 win and Martin Kaye skipping his rink to a draw all looked well for the ‘B’ side but with John Brampton losing by 11 the match went right down to the wire but the hosts lost by a narrow 3 shots, only picking up 3 points overall as well.

The final score was Desborough 51-54 Windsor&Eton.

Desborough KLX’C’ vs. Wargrave @Desborough 1st July 2013, 2pm

Desborough’s KLX ‘C’ team produced a stunning display as they swept aside Wargrave 10-0 at home in their KLX fixture last Monday.

Terry Stevens, Jim Eyre and Danny McDonald were cruising on their rink and never looked back as they easily won by 18 shots also picking up a 6 on the 14th end. Sid Croft, Colin Palmer and Dick Bishop claimed a 19-16 win on their rink and it was left to the trio of Mike Kingsbury, Ken Lawrie and Richard Earl who wrapped things up for Desborough and gave them a convincing win.

 

 

 

Desborough Ladies vs. Maiden Erlegh @ Maiden Erlegh 3rd July 2013, 6pm

Desborough Ladies travelled to Maiden Erlegh last Wednesday for a three rink triples friendly but were unable to win.

Elfriede Cox, Nora Wood and Val White (skip) were 9-4 down after 8 ends but managed to pick up 5 shots at the halfway point which gave them some momentum momentarily going ahead 12-11 after 13 ends but couldn’t hold on as they lost by 9 shots in the end. Top rink prize went to Grace Humphries, Sylvia Laban and Ching Crunden who were always ahead in their game but with opposition chasing towards the end they kept their nerve and won by 4 shots.

Ladies Thursday Lunchtime League (T.V.L)

Desborough Bluebells vs. Reading University @Desborough 4th July 2013, 2pm

Desborough Bluebells won their T.V.L match at home to the University of Reading Ladies last Thursday afternoon with an 8-2 points win over three rinks.

Muriel Howard (skip) with Sylvia Laban and Chris Burton put the Bluebells well on their way with an emphatic 31-7 victory picking up some big scores and were helped Jean Lang, Lillian Cannell and Val White (skip) who won by 7 shots, giving the Ladies a 30 shot victory.

 

Press Report – July 1, 2013

 Desborough Match Reports

Desborough vs. Chesham Sat 29th June 2013 @Chesham, 2.30pm

Desborough played away to Chesham last Saturday afternoon and managed to beat their hosts, making up for the loss when the two clubs met a fortnight ago.

It was a game of cat and mouse for most of the first 10 ends with all 6 rinks evenly matched, with Maurice Rhymer and Ching Crunden respectively skipping their rinks to two shot leads at the break. Rhymer, along with Elfriede Cox, Alan Glover and Alison Shoat continued to pick up shots in the second half and looked odds on to get top rink after a great 28-16 win but were beaten by their own counterparts consisting of Clare Buckley, Roger Crunden, Peter Braddock and John Searle who won by 13 shots, which included picking up a 5 on the 17th end.

Both Chesham and Desborough won 3 rinks apiece with the latter claiming the win by 11 shots overall.

 

Desborough vs. Shiplake Sun 30th June 2013 @Desborough, 2.30pm

Desborough hosted Shiplake on a fine summer’s day at York Road on Sunday but were unable to follow their success on Saturday going into this game.

The match was made up of six rinks of triples, but unfortunately for the hosts, Shiplake were always in control of the game. Desborough did manage a sole winning rink with the trio of Clare Buckley, Jim Eyre and Danny McDonald cruising to an eight shot victory (20-12) picking up a 3 and a 4 in two consecutive ends, making sure there was no way back for the visitors on that particular rink.

The final score was Desborough 99-128 Shiplake.

Kennet League

Desborough ‘A’ vs. Windsor and Eton @Windsor & Eton Tue 25th June, 6pm

Desborough ‘A’ had an agonising 9-5 points win away to Windsor & Eton last Tuesday evening in the Kennet League Div. 1 East.

With Alan Price skipping his rink to a 18-18 draw and two rinks both losing narrowly by 2 shots it came down to Alan May, Mark Peachey, Tony Devonald-Batt and Matthew Hyde to see if they could salvage something for Desborough. Even though Hyde & Co. were 11-0 down after 4 ends but they managed to go ahead on the 20th end by two shots and picked up a three on the last to win their rink by 5 and gift Desborough the overall match by one shot.

Kennet League ‘X’

Desborough ‘A’ vs. Desborough ‘B’ KLX match 28th June 2013. 2pm

Desborough’s ‘A’ team secured a double over their rivals Desborough ‘B’, with a comfortable 10-0 victory last Friday afternoon in the KLX.

All three rinks won by a combined 38 shots, with Dave Lee, Ron James and Derek Devonald-Batt highest scorers, winning by 17 shots and keeping the ‘A’ team firmly top of the KLX Div.1 East table.

Ladies Royal Shield

Desborough Ladies vs. Royal Household Ladies @Desborough 25th June, 2pm

Desborough Ladies were victorious last Tuesday afternoon in their Royal Shield clash against Royal Household Ladies, winning by 22 shots overall

Desborough were firmly in control of the match all the way through with Betty West, Alison Shoat and Val White (skip) top scoring with an impressive 25-11 win and were joined in the action by Elfriede Cox, Mary Martin and Muriel Howard who won by six shots. Jean Lang, Rhona Pike and Gill O’Neill completed the rout on their rink winning by 2 shots, giving the ladies an excellent win.

Desborough Ladies vs. Woodley Ladies 26th June 2013 @Woodley, 2.30pm

Desborough Ladies again were on top form as they triumphed on all three rinks in a triples friendly away to Woodley last Wednesday afternoon.

Grace Humphries, Jean Lang and Val White fought back from 12-8 down to score 7 shots in the last four ends to secure a 15-12 victory. Sylvia Laban, Muriel Howard and Gill O’Neill also won by 7 shots including picking two fives which helped them on their way to victory. However Doreen Lovering wasn’t to be denied top rink as she skipped Elfriede Cox and Eileen Gill to a comprehensive 17-9 given the visitors a commanding win.

Thursday Lunchtime League (T.V.L)

Desborough Bluebells vs. Maidenhead Town Ladies @M’Town 27th June, 2pm

Desborough Bluebells put on an impressive display as they beat Maidenhead Town last Thursday in the T.V.L.

The Bluebells secured a 9-1 win thanks largely to Jean Lang, Jo Lawrie and Sylvia Frost who won handsomely 23-5, with Muriel Howard and Val White skipping their rinks to a win and a draw respectively giving Desborough a 22 shot overall victory.

Desborough Buttercups vs. Three Mile Cross @Desborough 27th June, 2pm

Desborough Buttercups went down 8-2 at home to Three Mile Cross in their T.V.L match last Thursday afternoon.

The two points came from Ryda Eyre, Nora Wood and Shirley Newnham as they won 24-17 with the other two rinks both narrowly losing by six each. The Buttercups lost overall by 5 shots.

 

 

Press Report – June 24, 2013

Desborough Bowling Club Match Reports

Desborough Captains Charity Day held at Desborough 22nd June 2013, 2.30pm

Desborough Bowls Club hosted their annual Captain’s Day on Saturday afternoon at York Road in aid of the respected men and ladies captains’ charity, which this year is the Alzheimer’s Society.

32 members of the club turned out for the event which was held across 4 rinks. The day started off with a spider which everyone participated in and was won by Grace Humphries who received M & S vouchers as her winnings and dually set off the day. A great day of bowls was had by all throughout and around £200 was raised on the day of the event which will all go to the chosen charity.

Desborough vs. Princes Risborough @Princes Risborough Sun 23rd June 2013, 2.30pm

Desborough travelled to Princes Risborough on Sunday afternoon for a six rinks triples friendly but unfortunately lost by 28 shots.

The visitors did have a couple of rinks up at the break with Clare Buckley, Nigel Penn and Gill O’Neill slightly ahead at 7-5 after 9 ends. In the end, O’Neill managed to skip the rink to a close fought 13-13 draw after battling back from dropping a four on the 12th end. Desborough’s only winning rink on the day came from Alison Shoat, Jeff Simpson and Kyle Mallandain who were always in control of their rink, including picking up a five on the 15th end and won comfortably by 23-5 also picking up top rink honours.

The final score was Desborough 89-117 Princes Risborough.

Rinks scores and skips (Desborough first)

G Humphries, D Holtom, D Lovering (skip) 13, T Walford  (skip) 32;                                                    

B Adams, N Wood, J Searle (skip) 12, M Leggett (skip) 15;                                                               

C Buckley, N Penn, G O’Neill (skip) 13, A Atkinson (skip) 13;                                                                 

A Shoat, J Simpson, K Mallandain (skip) 23, N Perry (skip) 5;                                                      

A Glover, R Pike, T Buckley (skip) 13, R Ferguson (skip) 36;                                                              

J Lang, M Hobson, H Pike (skip) 15, R Kane (skip) 16

Kennet League

Kennet League Desborough ‘A’ vs. Wokingham ‘A’ 18th June 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘A’ again produced another scintillating performance in the Kennet League Div.1 East with a 14-0 victory at home to Wokingham ‘A’ last Tuesday night.

All four rinks won easily with Kyle Mallandain, Howard Pike, Dave White and Terry Davies (skip) the pick of the results and left Desborough ‘A ’sitting pretty in second place in the table with a game in hand against top placed Suttons.

Kennet League Desborough ‘B’ vs. Wokingham ‘B’ (away) 18th June 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘B’ came away with a great 8-6 win at Wokingham ‘B’ thanks largely to the rink skipped by Derek Devonald-Batt who effectively scored all of the ‘B’ sides’ points.

Derek, along with Dave Hasler, Dave Lee and Ron James won by 16 shots on their rink and although the other three Desborough rinks lost it was only marginal meaning the visitors secured six points for the overall victory and two points for the rink win, keeping Desborough ‘B’ in second place in the Kennet League Div. 2 East table.

After the high of winning on Tuesday night, unfortunately for Desborough ‘B’ they lost 11-3 away to Caversham in a rearranged Kennet League Div. 2 fixture last Friday afternoon.

Kennet League ‘X’

Desborough KLX ‘B’ vs. Great Hollands ‘A’ (home) 17th June 2013, 2pm

Desborough’s KLX ‘B’ team secured a 8-2 win over Great Hollands ‘A’ at York Road last Monday afternoon.

David Griggs, John Brampton and George Pugsley won comfortably on their rink, scoring a great 22-4 victory with the other two rinks coincidentally finishing both 15-15 draws. Desborough won the overall match by 18 shots (52-34).

Desborough KLX ‘C’ vs. Bracknell ‘B’ (home) 21st June 2013, 2pm

There was also a win for Desborough’s KLX ‘C’ team at home last Friday as they beat Bracknell ‘B’ by 4 shots overall, claiming a 7-3 victory on points.

It was a very close game throughout but the Desborough trio of Nigel Penn, Percy Chambers and Jim Codd won by 7 shots (25-18) to all but give the hosts the victory.

Thursday Lunchtime League (T.V.L)

Desborough Bluebells vs. Suttons Gems (home) 20th June 2013, 2pm

The Desborough Bluebells recorded another clean sweep as they swept aside Suttons Gems 10-0 in the T.V.L last Thursday.

Top scorers on the day went to Sylvia Laban, Jean Lang and Muriel Howard (skip) who put on an impressive display winning by 22 shots in the end and along with the other two rinks gave the hosts an enthralling win.

Desborough Buttercups vs. Tilehurst (away) 20th June 2013, 2pm

Unfortunately Desborough Buttercups were defeated when they travelled to Tilehurst for their T.V.L match last Thursday afternoon.

The Buttercups lost 8-2 on points and were beaten by 19 shots.

 

Press Report – June 18, 2013

Desborough Bowling Club Match Reports

Desborough vs High Wycombe Sat 15th June 2013 @Desborough, 2.30pm

Desborough played hosts to friends from High Wycombe on Saturday afternoon at York Road, a fixture that will always be remembered as Desborough’s first match back in 1907, when the matched finished as a draw (118-118). However the visitors were not to be denied on this occasion as they eased to a comfortable win.

Clare Buckley, John Cleary , Tony Buckley and Len Bartlett had a fair start on their rink and were involved in a closely fought battle throughout, going in at the break even at 9-9 after 10 ends but succumbed to defeat in the end losing by a narrow 2 shots. Desborough did have one winning rink which was skipped by John Stannard who guided Pam Harrison-Smith, Pat Hatch and John Bucknell to a convincing 25-17 win earning themselves a well-deserved top rink prize.

Desborough lost the friendly by 51 shots (92-153).

Rink scores and skips (Desborough first)

R Eyre, S Proffitt, A Shoat, J Searle (skip) 15, B Simmonds (skip) 24                                         

C Buckley, J Cleary, T Buckley, L Bartlett (skip) 17, S Webb (skip) 19                                                    

C Cleary, P Finlan, G Coussins, V White (skip) 13, N Walters (skip) 27                                

J Tuhill, L Cannell, D Griggs, M White (skip) 14, R Birch (skip) 28                                                  

P Harrison-Smith, P Hatch, J Bucknell, J Stannard (skip) 25, D Payce (skip) 17                        

P Tuhill, J Eyre, A Glover, D Lovering (skip) 8, B Sharp (skip) 38

Kennet League

Kennet League Desborough ‘A’ vs. Royal Household Tue 11th June 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘A’ cruised to another 14-0 victory in the Kennet League on Tuesday night at Royal Household. All four rinks won on the night, 3 of the rinks winning by a combined total of 8 shots, but is was Mark Van De Bergen, George Coussins, Eddie Orme and Gordon Knapper who stole the show picking up a 6 on the 13th end and racing clear of their opponents to win 25-15.

Kennet League ‘X’

Desborough KLX ‘B’ vs. Maidenhead Town ‘A’ @ M’head Town Fri 14th June 2013, 2.30pm

Desborough’s  KLX ‘B’ side suffered a loss at the hands of Maidenhead Town ‘A’ last Friday afternoon.

Their only win came from the trio of Alec Watson, John Brampton and Martin Kaye who won by 9 shots and scored a 19-10 win and two points for the visitors. Unfortunately for the ‘B’ side the other two rinks lost meaning an 8-2 defeat by 20 shots.

Desborough KLX ‘C’ vs Bracknell ‘C’ @ Desborough 14th June 2013, 2pm

Desborough ‘C’ also suffered a loss on Friday afternoon losing 10-0 against Bracknell ‘C’.

Desborough started the game well enough and were only 5 shots down across all three rinks after 8 ends but were always chasing the game. Bert Bellworhty, George Coussins and Jim Eyre produced a stunning fightback  from 16-7 down to claw back to 16-16 going into the last end but dropped a two to lose 18-16 and that was the closest the ‘C’ team got to winning a rink.

Desborough Ladies vs Denham Ladies @Desborough 11th June 2013, 2pm

Desborough Ladies entertained Denham ladies in a midweek friendly on Tuesday afternoon winning the overall match by 3 shots.

Ryda Eyre, Eileen Gill and Mary Martin won convincingly on their rink winning by 8 shots and also Betty West, Jo Lawrie and Gill O’Neill enjoyed victory winning by 5 shots, 18-13 with both Desborough rinks picking up a four on the 15th end to help them on their way to a great win.

Thursday Lunchtime League (T.V.L)

Desborough ‘Bluebells’ vs Burghfield @Burghfield 13th June 2013, 2pm

Desborough Bluebells suffered a heavy defeat away to Burghfield last Thursday afternoon losing 8-2 on points.

Desborough’s only winning rink came from Jean Lang, Eileen Gill and Sylvia Frost who won by 3 shots,  17-14 ,to give the visitors a solitary two points going home.

Desborough Buttercups vs Island Bohemian @Desborough 13th June 2013, 2pm

Desborough Buttercups secured a thrilling win over Island Bohemian in the T.V.L last Thursday winning 6-4 on points with four of those six points coming from the overall win by 7 shots.

 

 

 

 

Press Report – June 11, 2013

Match Reports

Desborough vs. Wargrave 8th June 2013 @Wargrave, 2pm

Desborough travelled to Wargrave last Saturday afternoon for a five rink triples friendly and were in good form as they made the most of the lovely weather.

On one of the few sunny days, we have had this summer, Desborough’s Clare Buckley, Jim Eyre and David Griggs got off to a blistering start as they 10-2 in front after 8 ends, but unfortunately couldn’t hang on as they lost by 1 shot. Elfreide Cox, George Coussins and Len Bartlett came more into the game second half and produced a stunning display winning on their rink by 9 shots. The same could be said for Ryda Eyre, Mike Whittingham and John Bucknell who were even scores after the half way mark on their rink but went onto win also by 9 shots. The top rink prize however went to the latter of Bucknell & Co. who had won one more end than their counterparts.

Desborough won the overall match in the end by 12 shots (87-75)

Rink scores and skips (Desborough first)

E Cox, G Cossuins, L Bartlett (skip) 17, Marion (skip) 8;                                                             

C Tupling, D McDonald, T Buckley (skip) 19, Roger (skip) 15;                                                            

R Hughes, J Simpson, J Searle (skip) 12, Ken (skip) 21;                                                               

C Buckley, J Eyre, D Griggs (skip 16), Ernie (skip) 17;                                                                            

R Eyre, M Whittingham, J Bucknell (skip) 23, Graham (skip) 14

 

Desborough vs. Chesham 9th June 2013 @Desborough, 2.30pm

It was another glorious day for bowling as Desborough had the pleasure of entertaining Chesham at York Road on Sunday.

Unfortunately for the hosts, Chesham were largely in control of the game but Desborough did have a couple of winning rinks. Jane Tuhill, Daphne Foster, Alan Glover and David Hasler had a good tussle on their rink and recovered from 14-11 down after 13 ends to gain 10 shots in the last 8 ends and scrape home 21-19. Desborough’s other winning rink went to Jean Lang, Grace Humphries, Dennis Holtom and Tony Buckley (skip) who cruised to a 22-12 win and top rink honours.

Desborough lost the match by 29 shots (121-92).

 

 

 

Rink scores and skips (Desborough first)

B Adams, J Ellaway, C Bartlett, L Bartlett (skip) 15, C Parsons (skip) 18;

J Lang, G Humphries, D Holtom, T Buckley (skip) 22, D Halsey (skip) 12;

C Buckley, R Crunden, M Hobson, G O’Neill (skip) 13. P Horton (skip) 20;

J Tuhill, D Foster, A Glover, D Hasler (skip) 21, M Bailey (skip) 19;

B West, N Wood, P Chambers,  A Shoat (skip) 8, M Denham(skip) 20;

R Hughes, P Joel, M Howard, C Crunden (skip) 13, T Bateman (skip) 32

Desborough vs. Reading 5th June 2013 @Reading BC, 6pm

Desborough were the visitors when they made the short journey to Reading BC for a midweek friendly.

The match was a close affair throughout and Desborough had their work cut out early on but John Stenson, John Bucknell and Len Bartlett, were giving a good account of themselves and were leading 18-4 after 9 ends. Maurice Rhymer skipped his rink of Nigel Penn and Alan May to steady progress throughout the match as they swept to a 21-11 victory after 18 ends. However, Bartlett’s rink never took their foot off the gas and continued to pick up shots, finishing up 27-14 victors and top rink.

Desborough narrowly won by 2 shots (103-101).

Rink scores and skips (Desborough first)

B Adams, D Wagner, J Searle (skip) 14, R Clark (skip) 16;                                                         

N Penn, A May, M Rhymer (skip) 21, H Thornton (skip) 11;                                                             

R Crunden, P Colton, K Mallandain 21, M Hailstore (skip)16;                                          

R Hughes, G Coussins, T Buckley (skip)12, P Cutler (skip) 18;                                                            

J Stenson, J Bucknell, L Bartlett (skip) 27, K Robb (skip) 14;                                                            

D Locke, M Hobson, P Winstanley (skip)8, B Rynter(skip)26                                                                   

Kennet League

Kennet League Desborough ‘A’ vs. Suttons ‘A’ Tue 4th June 2013, 6pm

Desborough ‘A’ suffered their first defeat of the season in the Kennet League at the hands of Suttons ‘A’. Tony Buckley, Len Bartlett, Dave White and Alan Price managed to pick up 2 points for Desborough as they won their rink 21-17. Desborough lost 12-2 on points and by 16 shots overall.

 

Kennet League ‘X’                                                                                                    Desborough KLX ‘B’ vs. Maidenhead Thicket @M’head Thicket Fri 7th June, 2pm

Desborough’s KLX ‘B’ team enjoyed a brilliant 8-2 victory away to Maidenhead Thicket last Friday lunchtime. Ray Weaver (skip) along with Alec Watson and Peter Braddock cruised to a 23-7 victory which ultimately gave six points to the visitors for the overall win. The trio of David Hasler, Peter Colton and Jeff Simpson scathed off stiff competition from the Thicket on their rink to snatch a win by a solitary shot and give another 2 points for Desborough.

Desborough KLX ‘C’ vs. Windsor and Eton @Windsor and Eton Fri 7TH June, 2pm

Desborough KLX ‘C’ lost by 14 shots across all three rinks away to Windsor & Eton last Friday. They did however manage a winning rink with Ron Barry, Ken Lawrie and Roy Howton picking up a four on the penultimate end, which help them secure a 23-19 win. The ‘C’ team lost 8-2 in the end.

Desborough Ladies Top Club                                                                        Desborough Ladies vs. Great Hollands 8th June @Desborough, 10am

Desborough Ladies enjoyed success in the Top Club last Saturday morning beating Great Hollands at home by 3 shots. Although the hosts lost narrowly in the fours and in the pairs, Gina Braddock won the singles and Jean Lyons-Hill skipped Jean Lang and Ching Crunden to a handsome win. Up next for the ladies is a home tie against Didcot on the 20th July.

Thursday Lunchtime League, T.V.L                                                             Desborough Bluebells vs. Sunningdale 6th June 2013 @Sunningdale, 2pm

Desborough excelled when they made the trip to Sunningdale last Thursday in the T.V.L, returning with all 10 points. All three of the ladies rinks won with ease with the pick of the bunch Peggy Tuhill, Doreen Lovering and Val White scoring a fine 27-10 win. Bluebells won the match by 29 shots.

Desborough Buttercup vs. Trenthams 6th June @Desborough, 2pm

Desborough Buttercups were left disappointed and wondering how they failed to pick up any points at home to Trenthams in the T.V.L, losing 10-0. The hosts only lost the match by 9 shots overall in a close fought match and must have felt aggrieved that such a close game didn’t result in any points across the three rinks.

 

 

Press Report – June 4, 2013

Desborough vs Broomwade 1ST June 2013 @Broomwade, 2.30pm

Desborough visited Broomwade for a six rink friendly encounter on Saturday afternoon and returned to Maidenhead victorious in their efforts.

The match was played under sunny conditions and this seemed to brighten up the visitors as they started well on all rinks across the board, especially Gill O’Neill who skipped her rink to a 17-3 lead after just 10 ends, picking up some big scores along the way. The second half was much of the same for Desborough as Derek Smith, Pat Hatch, Alison Shoat and David Griggs were gradually picking up shots on their rink, including a five on the 13th end, giving themselves a handsome 30-17 win. It was however, O’Neill along with Nicola Jones, Alan Glover and Jeff Simpson who had the last laugh as they continued to brush Broomwade aside and pick up top rink honours as they won by 25 shots.

Overall Desborough won the match 141-109, 32 shots.

Rink scores and skips (Desborough first)

C Buckley, P Joel, J Lyons-Hill, J Searle (skip) 14, G Pears (skip) 22;                                          

E Cox, D Foster, R Pike, L Bartlett (skip) 23, D Williams (skip) 23;                                               

N Penn, C Bartlett, H Pike, T Buckley (skip) 23, A Smith (skip) 15;                                          

D Smith, P Hatch. A Shoat, D Griggs (skip) 30, T Timberlake (skip) 17;                                   

N Jones, A Glover, J Simpson, G O’Neill (skip) 35, T Edmondson (skip) 10;                                      

P Smith, J Lang, M Hobson, D Lovering (skip) 16, E Rampton (skip) 22

 

Desborough vs Berkshire Masonic B.A 29TH May @Desborough, 2, 30

Desborough entertained the Berkshire Masonic Bowling Association last Wednesday lunchtime, but unfortunately the rain was the winner once again as play was affected and the match only lasted 15 ends.

Casting the rain aside, the bowlers got on with it and the match was played in high spirits with the Masonic turning out to be stiff competition for the hosts. The four of Jean Lang, Elfriede Cox, Alison Shoat and Tony Buckley produced a good start, up by 6 shots after 8 ends and went on to win 24-11 before the heavens opened up again and the match was cut short. The weather didn’t seem to deter Brian Jones’ rink who excellently steered Mike Whittingham, Nora Wood and Marlene Bellworthy  to a 29-6 win after the 15 ends, including a seven early on and gaining top rink.

Desborough won the six rinks overall by 23 shots (96-73).

 

 

Rink scores and skips (Desborough first)

J Tuhill, B Bellworthy, S Newnham, J Lyons-Hill (skip) 8, D Perriman (skip) 14                         

D Hasler, P Joel, M Hobson, G O’Neill (skip) 8, T Melber (skip) 16                                                    

J Lang, E Cox, A Shoat, T Buckley (skip) 24, F Overman (skip) 11                                                    

P Smith, R Howton, M Howard, R Weaver (skip) 15, J Hutton (skip) 13;                                      

B West, P Hatch, J Bucknell, M Rhymer, (skip) 12, R Trevett (skip) 13;                             

M Whittingham, N Wood, M Bellworthy, B Jones (skip) 29, T Falkard (skip) 6

Kennet League ‘X’                                                                                                           Desborough ‘A’ vs. Maidenhead Town Fri 31st May @ Maidenhead Town, 2pm

Desborough ‘A’ came away from their KLX match with Maidenhead Town last Friday afternoon the happier of the two, as they clinched an 8-2 win.

The Desborough trio of John Stenson, Brian Jones and Terry Davies gave the visitors their only winning rink as they won by the narrowest of margins on the last end giving Boro the overall victory with the other two rinks coincidently drawing with each other.

Desborough ‘B’ vs Bracknell, Friday 31st May @Desborough, 2pm

Desborough ‘B’ managed to scrape home a 6-4 points win over Bracknell last Friday afternoon. The win was largely down to Dave Hasler, John Brampton and Martin Kaye who easily won their rink 28-15 and overhauled the shots lost on the other two rinks to give the ‘B’ side the overall victory and drag them away from the bottom two of KLX East Div.1 table.

Thursday Lunchtime League, T.V.L,                                                           Desborough Bluebells vs Caversham 30th May @Desborough, 2pm

Desborough Bluebells picked up a great win at home to Caversham last Thursday afternoon, winning on two of the three rinks. Gina Braddock, Rhona Pike and Sylvia Frost recovered well after an ominous start to win by 5 shots and were followed by Sylvia Laban, Muriel Howard and Chris Burton who also won their rink 22-19.

Desborough Buttercups vs Wokingham Oak Apples, 30th May @Wokingham, 2pm

Desborough Buttercups suffered dismay as they lost 8-2 away to Wokingham Oak Apples in the T.V.L Div. 3 match. The visiting ladies did manage one winning rink as Jean Ellaway, Mary Martin and Gill O’Neill won 15-13 giving the Buttercups a solitary two points.