Press Report – May 14, 2018

Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : May 14, 2018

Desborough’s ladies won convincingly in their Royal Shield fixture against Maidenhead Thicket on Tuesday of last week. The overall score was 63-41 with wins on two of the three rinks. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Gill O’Neill with Ann Vaughan and Mary Martin.


J Kingston, C Crunden, V White 15-18
A Vaughan, M Martin, G O’Neill 29-6
G Braddock, E Gill, R Pike 19-17


Desborough’s men were less successful losing both of the evening’s Kennet League fixtures.


The A team played at home vs Wokingham and won on only one rink of the four, losing 66-86 overall. Desborough’s sole winning rink was skipped by Howard Pike with Nigel Penn, Dave Hasler and Brian Jones.


J Brampton, R Wyatt, J Young, M Peachey 24-26
N Penn, D Hasler, B Jones, H Pike 19-16
G Mason, P Braddock, S Cotterill, T Devonald-Batt 11-21
J Stenson, R James, J Stannard, M White 12-23


The B team were away at Sunningdale and fared similarly again winning on only one rink and losing 58-101 overall. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Derry Locke with Richard Earl, Dave Wagner and Barry Gill.


R Earl, D Wagner, B Gill, D Locke 19-18
J McPherson, R Weaver, M Whittingham, P Winstanley 14-23
J Roll, B Wright, D McDonald, T Buckley 10-29
R Hughes, G Coussins, M Hobson, D Bishop 15-31


The following day saw a men’s fixture away against Bracknell. Despite losing on three rinks and drawing on a fourth Desborough claimed a narrow win 87-84. The top rink was skipped by Danny McDonald with Peter Braddock and Ray Weaver.


P Braddock, R Weaver, D McDonald 25-8
R VanDenBerghen, P Patel, M Hobson 9-15
P Colton, G Coussins, R Wyatt 14-14
R Hughes, G Mason, D Hasler 21-16
N Penn, R Lewis, R Earl 9-15
B Harris, J Roll, D Griggs 9-16


Thursday’s Thames Valley League ladies’ fixtures proved to be a mixed bag with one win and one defeat.


The Bluebells played an away fixture at Maiden Erlegh and narrowly lost 46-49 despite winning on two of the three rinks for a points distribution of 4-6. The top rink was skipped by Val White with Gina Braddock and Eileen Gill.


G Braddock, E Gill, V White 18-14
J Lawrie, R Pike, R Turner 14-23
P Harrison-Smith, S Laban, G O’Neill 14-12


The Buttercups played at home against Pangbourne, who were only able to bring two triples. Honours on the two rinks played were shared with one win reach. Desborough won overall 31-24 and gain 8 points to Pangbourne’s 2 including two points for the unplayed rink. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Elfriede Cox with Elaine Sharp and Pauline Tuttle.


E Sharp, P Tuttle, E Cox 20-10
M O’Reilly, J Kingston, P Hatch 11-14


In Friday’s Kennet LV games the two Desborough sides played against two sides from Maidenhead Town. Since the fixtures placed one A team against the other side’s B team in both cases it’s perhaps a vindication of the team selections that both A teams won despite the A teams being away in each case.


Desborough’s A team were away and won 60-32 and on all three rinks. The top rink was skipped by Michael White with Barry Gill and Ron James.


B Gill, R James, M White 21-9
J Brampton, M Whittingham, B Jones 21-10
N Penn, D Devonald-Batt, H Pike 18-13


Desborough’s B team were at home and lost 32-80, also losing on all three rinks. Desborough’s best score came from Alan May’s rink with Ray Weaver and Roger Wyatt.


J Leahy, P Colton, D Wagner 13-25
R Hughes, J Bucknell, T Buckley 9-32
R Weaver, R Wyatt, A May 10-23


On Sunday Desborough hosted a four rink friendly fixture against Burnham. This proved to be a close game with Desborough ultimately winning 98-81 and on three of the four rinks.


The top rink was skipped by Dave Wagner with Ann Vaughan, Paul Patel and Pauline Tuttle.


D Hasler, K Spracklen, M Bellworthy, M Hobson 30-17
A Vaughan, P Patel, P Tuttle, D Wagner 36-17
J Sculthorpe, R Lewis, R Turner, R Hatch 21-18
E Sharp, P Arnott, P Hatch, R Weaver 11-29


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