PRESS REPORT w/e 11.11.18
In the National Over 60’s Double Rink, Desborough have two entries and both have progressed to the next round. Desborough A played Whiteknights B and eased to a 47-24 win. The home rink skipped by Eddie Orme did enough to ensure there were no major disasters but the stars of the day were away as Gordon Knapper, Howard Pike, Tim Eales and Len Essex had a mindblowing 31-2 victory. They now play Foxhill or Oxford & District on 27 November. On the same day, Desborough B, who had a walkover against Banbury, will play West Berks B.
N Smelt, C Behmber, B Long, E Orme. 16-22
G Knapper, H Pike, T Eales, L Essex. 31-2
In the 2nd round of the Egham Trophy it was always going to be a tough game against a very strong Egham side and so it proved as Desborough slipped to an 85-64 defeat.
On the friendly front any game against Southampton Old Green is always an entertaining affair and this match was no different as Desborough eased to a 72 shot victory, 159-87. There were two drawn rinks, those skipped by Paul Winstanley and Brian Parish producing winning scorecards and Cy Woodward’s four winning by 22 shots. However that wasn’t good enough for top rink honours as the late substitute Martin Everard, Linda Eumor, Tony Buckley and the mercurial Barry Gill won by 29 shots, 37-8. The real winner was the game of bowls.
J Tuhill, C Buckley, K Brooks, S Stack. 16-16
M Hutley, J Motley, M Hobson, P Winstanley. 29-17
R Hughes, J Sculthorpe, C Crunden, C Woodward 33-11
J Kingston, G Motley, J Walker, M Rhymer. 20-20
M Everard, L Eumor, T Buckley, B Gill. 37-8
C Tupling, P Hatch, R Earl, B Parish. 24-15
The weekend finished with a visit from Whiteknights IBC and after a pulsating game that was always in the balance, it ended all square, 89-89. Of the 5 rinks, Desborough only won two with Kel Crump, Kath Spracklen, Bill Pocock and Jeff Simpson playing second fiddle to Pauline Tuttle, Peter Colton, Margaret Hallett and Bruce Adams who had a fantastic second half to win by 13 shots, 21-8.
P Tuttle, P Colton, M Hallett, B Adams. 21-8
E Sharp, T Scherer, Y Hurley, E Sharp. 13-18
J Marshall, M Buckles, J Bucknell, D Webster. 16-22
M Everard, M Pelling, M Hobson, D Perriman. 14-23
K Crump, K Spracklen, B Pocock, J Simpson. 25-18