Desborough Bowling Club Press Report : May 29, 2018
Desborough’s week started poorly but finished with a number of highs. The week began with a Ladies’ friendly away against Bracknell on Tuesday 22nd where Desborough won on one of the three triples rinks but lost overall 37-61. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Gina Braddock with Pat Arnott and Ching Crunden.
|M Batt, P Tuttle, E Devonald-Batt 8-26|
|P Arnott, C Crunden, G Braddock 15-13|
|K Spracklen, E Gill, R Turner 14-22|
The Kennet League A team played at home against Bracknell and lost resoundingly on all rinks with an overall score of 58-119. Howard Pike’s rink of Robert Vandenberghen, Dave Hasler and John Stannard put in the best performance, losing by only six shots.
|J Brampton, R Wyatt, D Griggs, J Young 10-38|
|N Penn, G Mason, S Cotterill, B Jones 14-21|
|J Stenson, R James, D Devonald-Batt, T Devonald-Batt 14-34|
|R Vandenberghen, D Hasler, J Stannard, H Pike 20-26|
The Kennet League B team played an away fixture against Windsor and Eton and fared slightly better by winning on one rink and salvaging two points from the match. The overall score was 57-82. Desborough’s sole winning rink was skipped by Derry Locke with Jim McPherson, Dave Wagner and Barry Gill.
|J McPherson, D Wagner, B Gill, D Locke 19-12|
|J Roll, B Wright, D Bishop, T Buckley 9-23|
|R Earl, R Weaver, M Whittingham, P Winstanley 11-28|
|P Hinton, G Coussins, M Hobson, A May 18-19|
The losing streak continued through Thursday. Desborough’s Bluebells played at home against Burghfield and despite only winning on one of the three triples rinks were leading at the halfway stage however by the end of the match this sole win was not enough to swing the result and Desborough lost 39-49. Desborough’s winning rink was skipped by Rhona Pike with Gina Braddock and Marion Pelling.
|C Crunden, E Gill, S Laban 7-18|
|P Harrison-Smith, R Turner, G O’Neill 12-23|
|G Braddock, M Pelling, R Pike 20-8|
Desborough’s Buttercups were even less fortunate in their home fixture against Suttons Gems. Despite winning on two of the three rinks the loss on the third rink was enough to lose overall 48-54. The top rink was skipped by Pat Hatch with Elaine Sharp and Maureen O’Reilly.
|J Tuhill, J Bosley, M Bellworthy 14-26|
|E Sharp, M O’Reilly, P Hatch 18-13|
|P Arnott, V Wyatt, E Cox 16-15|
The tide turned with Friday’s Kennet LV fixtures. The KLV A team played an away fixture against Thicket A and won on all three rinks and overall by 73-32. The top rink was skipped by Steve Cotterill with Graham Mason and Derek Devonald-Batt.
|N Penn, B Adams, B Jones 23-12|
|J Stenson, M Whittingham, J Young 23-13|
|G Mason, D Devonald-Batt, S Cotterill 27-7|
The KLV B team played a home fixture against Sunningdale. Scoring was very close with Desborough winning on two rinks and losing on the third, however Desborough achieved a narrow win 55-54.
Both winning rinks had a +3 shot difference and also both won nine ends. One rink was skipped by Brian Wright with Ray Weaver and Roger Wyatt and the other was skipped by Dave Wagner with Roy Hughes and George Coussins.
|J Leahy, J Bucknell, T Buckley 13-18|
|R Weaver, R Wyatt, B Wright 23-20|
|R Hughes, G Coussins, D Wagner 19-16|
On Saturday Desborough played an away friendly fixture of six triples against Twyford. At the midway stage scoring was close at 67-15 with three rinks apiece. Desborough went on to win on five of the six rinks and overall by 124-100. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Paul Winstanley with Kath Spracklen and Paul Patel.
|V Wyatt, J Roll, J Bucknell 12-17|
|P Arnott, M Hobson, B Gill 23-18|
|K Coles, G Braddock, B Jones 21-19|
|R Turner, E Gill, R Weaver 25-16|
|S Thaman, G Coussins, R Wyatt 19-17|
|K Spracklen, P Patel, P Winstanley 24-13|
Sunday’s fixture against Chalfont St.Giles was cancelled by them which brings us to Monday’s home fixture against a Fordingbridge touring team played as seven rinks of fours. This game proved to be a close affair with Desborough trailing at the halfway stage by 10 points and only winning on one rink and drawing on one other. However Desborough rallied in the latter stage of the game and won on four of the seven rinks and overall by a narrow 125-121 margin. Desborough’s top rink was skipped by Tony Buckley with Nicola Jones, Brian Harris and Paul Patel.
|P Arnott, M O’Reilly, J Roll, C Crunden 17-20|
|P Tuttle, D Hasler, E Gill, M Hobson 14-16|
|K Spracklen, E Cox, B Gill, M Whittingham 9-26|
|J Stenson, M Bellworthy, R Pike, H Pike 20-16|
|E Devonald-Batt, M Devonald-Batt, D Devonald-Batt, T Devonald-Batt 21-16|
|P Harrison-Smith, J Lawrie, J Bucknell, P Winstanley 17-12|
|N Jones, B Harris, P Patel, T Buckley 27-15|