Press Report – May 12, 2019



Desborough’s Men travelled to Bracknell for a 6 rink triples friendly and the bowls ended up as miserable as the weather as they fell to a 46 shot defeat, 123-77. The rinks skipped by Dave Hasler and Peter Braddock had  a private battle for top rink honours with the latter, along with Paul Barber and Geoff Lofthouse, prevailing with a 4 shot win, 20-16.


Rink scores


J Macpherson, P Patel, R Weaver                               26-6

B Cooke, M Hobson, D Wagner                                11-22

P Hadwell, D McDonald, G Mason                           11-18

P Barber, G Lofthouse, P Braddock                           20-16

D Griggs, B Wright, D Hasler                                   20-17

C Dawson, P Colton, T Buckley                                 9-24



The next port of call was Burnham for a 4 rink triples friendly and although the weather was better, the result was no different as they lost by 34 shots, 89-55. As everyone struggled on a tricky green it was left to John Skinner, Gina Braddock and Eric Sharp to have the glory of top rink honours as they won by 14 shots, 26-12.


Rink scores


J Skinner, G Braddock, E Sharp                          26-12

E Sharp, R Hatch, R Wyatt                                   8-24

P Hatch, M Hobson, R Weaver                             9-35

T Skinner, T Buckley, P Winstanley                    12-18


In the first games of the Kennet League 2019 season, the A team had a 12-2 win over Wokingham B which included  a fantastic 21 shot victory by John Brampton, Steve Cotterill, Brian Jones and Mark Peachey. In the first game on the new green, the B squad made an auspicious start as they went down 12-2 against Wargrave.


In the KLV, the A team made a winning start against Thicket A with an 8-2 victory while the B team also won 8-2 against Maidenhead Town C. Unfortunately the C team went down 9-1 against Maidenhead B.


The TVL campaign started off well for the Buttercups as they achieved an 8-2 win against Pangbourne while in the Royal Shield Desborough overcame the Thicket 8-2 which included a 14 shot win for Marion Pelling, Rhona Pike and Val White.

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