Press Report – April 29, 2019



The last ever finals at York Road culminated in a new Ladies Champion with Jan Frost defeating Jenny Morgan but there was nothing new about the Men’s Champion as the wily Len Essex just edged out Jeff Beal. In the Men’s Fours, Tom Johnson, Howard Pike, Clive Behmber and Eddie Orme just got over the line against Melvyn Forward, Paul Worthy, Kevin Scrace and Gordon Knapper with a 16-14 win. The Ladies Fours was the complete opposite as Jan Frost, June Sculthorpe, Gill Jones  and Gill O’Neill overwhelmed Jenny Forward, Gina Braddock, Judy Smelt  and Catherine Rogers. In the Ladies Triples Julie Skelly, Lorraine Woodley and Mary Price beat Yoneko Stuart, Julie Beal and Kim Eales 17-13 while in the Men’s version Jeff Beal, Tim Eales and Colin Jones beat Eddie Orme’s triple 15-8. The game of the week was the Men’s Novice which went to the wire as Steve Cotterill beat Clive Knowles 21-20. In the Ladies Two Wood, Jenny Morgan beat Gina Braddock while Graeme Mason and Michael Hobson had an evening to forget in the Men’s Drawn Handicap Pairs as they were outclassed by Mark Essex and Dave Seymour. The Men’s pairs ended prematurely as Kevin Scrace’s partner, Len Essex, had to retire due to illness against John McGuinness and Malcolm Woodley. The Ladies Pairs has become a certainty for Lorraine Woodley and Mary Price as once again they won the title this time beating Gina Braddock and Catherine Rogers. The Mixed Nominated Fours didn’t go the way of Jenny Morgan, Helen Jones, Bret Long and Eddie Orme as they were humbled by Carole Tupling, Jan Marshall, Graeme Mason  and Bruce Adams while the Mixed Nominated Triples was a closer affair as Kevin Dwyer and the Pikes, Rhona and Howard, edged out Jan Frost and the Joneses, Gill and Colin, 22-21.


York Road is now consigned to history and Desborough Bowling Club will begin a new chapter at Green Lane.

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