PRESS REPORT w/e 16.9.18
For the penultimate game at York Road Suttons were the visitors and Desborough managed to eke out a small win by three shots, 112-109. Although the rinks skipped by Eric Sharp and Tony Buckley suffered reverses, these were compensated by those marshalled by Dave Wagner, Brian Wright, Ray Weaver and David Griggs. The latter, along with Shirley Newnham and Paul Patel easily got top rink honours by winning 28-17.
C Tupling, R Earl, D Wagner. 21-14
C Crunden, J Roll, B Wright. 19-17
K Spracklen, R Turner, E Sharp. 9-23
G Coussins, B Harris, R Weaver. 22-15
E Sharp, M Hobson, T Buckley. 13-23
S Newnham, P Patel, D Griggs. 28-17
For the last game on Desborough’s outdoor green a celebration match was held involving two rinks from Hurst and one each from Maidenhead Thicket, Town, Windsor & Eton, Stoke Poges and High Wycombe, the latter being our first opponents on the green in 1907. The performance of the day for the home team came from Roy Hughes, Jenny Bosley, David Griggs and the Welsh Wizard, Brian Jones, who won 25-8 and for the visitors it was Town’s rink consisting of Richard Smith, Mary Mackay, Yoneko Stuart and Roy West that shone as they triumphed 36-6. 6 of the 7 rinks were shared with the other drawn, so the game was an honourable draw which was a fitting end to another chapter in Desborough’s history.