Press Report – August 20, 2018



Desborough welcomed Cippenham to York Road and the hosts enjoyed an easy afternoon for a change as they won by 64 shots, 130-66. With 5 of the 6 rinks winning, there should have been a queue for top rink honours but it was left to two rinks to battle it out with Dave Wagner’s crew having to succumb to Katie Coles, Ron James and Roger Wyatt who won impressively 26-3.


Rink scores

S Siddique, G Braddock, P Winstanley   20-16

R Hughes, V Wyatt, R Weaver.          16-17

S Thaman, M Hobson, B Jones.        19-9

P Arnott, R Turner, T Buckley           27-11

K Coles, R James, R Wyatt.            26-3

K Spracklen, P Patel, D Wagner        22-10


A journey to Chalfont St Giles ended up being a challenging one as they scraped home by 4 shots, 80-76. The rinks skipped by Howard Pike and Tony Buckley both won by 9 shots and were pipped to being top rink by Kath Spracklen, the magnificent Ron James and Ching Crunden who won 25-14.


Rink scores

K Spracklen, R James, C Crunden.    25-14

M Hobson, R Pike, H Pike.           18-9

E Cox, E Devonald-Batt, T Buckley.    20-11

M Caulfield, R Turner, P Winstanley.   8-25

E Sharp, M Pelling, E Sharp.          9-17


Desborough’s ladies made the short journey to Oaken Grove to play local rivals Maidenhead Town in the Royal Shield and managed to get one over on them as they won 51-44 which translated to an 8-2 points win.


The Buttercups hosted Tilehurst in the TVL and registered a fantastic 8-2 win.


Desborough’s campaign in the 2018 Floodlight League got off to a mixed start as they went down to a 15-13 aggregate defeat after a double header against Maidenhead Town. The A squad won 11-3 with winning performances from the Welsh Wizard, Brian Jones, in the singles along with Tony and Andy Buckley in the pairs. However the B squad had an evening to forget as they lost 12-2 with the only stars being Barry Gill, Derry Locke and Dave Wagner who won their triples 26-14.


Nicola Jones went to Leamington to represent Berkshire in the Two Wood singles but unfortunately just came up short as she went down 17-12 to an opponent from Devon.

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