PRESS REPORT W/E 16.12.18
There were mixed fortunes for Desborough`s entries in the National Over 60`s Double Rink. The A team faced West Berks A who have been successful in this competition in recent years and after a pulsating encounter the Maidenhead side triumphed with an aggregate score of 34-25. They will play Whiteknights A who defeated Desborough`s B team by 3 shots, 33-30. Desborough started slowly and left their late surge too late to overcome their county rivals leaving them to face the A side on 8 January.
Rink scores ( Desborough A)
S Williams, C Behmber, B Long, E Orme 18-13
G Knapper, H Pike, T Eales, L Essex 16-12
Rink scores (Desborough B)
S Wong, C Knowles, B Jones, D Seymour 17-14
J Stenson, R James, R West, M White 13-19
Ad Finem BA were welcomed to York Road and after the usual tussle came out winners by 24 shots, 151-127. David Webster`s rink managed a draw leaving two rinks to build the foundations of the win. Maurice Rhymer`s crew won by 12 shots but were put in the shade by John Stenson, Pat Hatch, Ron James and David Perriman who won by a mindblowing 34 shots, 38-4.
R Hughes, G Braddock, C Woodward, M White 15-26
K Scowen, D Griggs, D Webster 15-15
C Howard, J McDonnell, K Crump, B Humphries 16-18
B Faulkner, M Bellworthy, C Northover, S Stack 21-27
M Rhymer, M Hallett, D McDonald, R Wyatt 25-13
J Stenson, P Hatch, R James, D Perriman 38-4
Y Hurley, C Dawson, R Hatch, T Buckley 11-24
A trip to Wey Valley IBC in Guildford is always a daunting task and so it proved as Desborough went down by 31 shots, 135-104 but as the six rinks were shared it was declared a honourable draw. The rinks skipped by Paul Winstanley and David Perriman both won by 1 shot leaving the top rink honours to go to late substitute Jim McDonnell, Peter Crabbe, Cy Woodward and the indomitable Brian Faulkner who won by 4 shots, 21-17.
K Scowen, C Howard, J Bucknell, S Stack 15-33
M Buckles, G Fowler, R Wyatt, D Webster 14-16
Y Fowler, T Buckley, P Winstanley 22-21
R Hughes, P Hadwell, P Hatch, M Rhymer 15-32
J McDonnell, P Crabbe, C Woodward, B Faulkner 21-17
J Tuhill, N Harlow, I Bond, D Perriman 17-16
Earlier in the season Desborough`s men had failed to win a Bannerette against their County counterparts and now the ladies have done the same as they went down by 46 shots, 130-84. The losses on each rink were minimal but honours went to Kathy Wells, Tina Scherer and Margaret Hallett who went down by 3 shots.
J Sculthorpe, G Braddock, G O`Neill 16-22
C Buckley, M Bellworthy, M Pelling 18-24
V Wyatt, R Pike, Y Hurley 10-25
K Wells, T Scherer, M Hallett 16-19
J Beal, J Lawrie / V White, D Lovering 11-22
J Williams, J Marshall, J Smelt 13-18