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Bowls round-up: Luck of the Irish is smiling on Maidenhead Town BC

Maidenhead Town BC

Sunday saw Town beat London Irish to the coveted Frank Shaw Cup in their annual match at Oaken Grove.

Town were victorious on all four rinks to claim a 90-52 win.

Top rink honours went to Tony Roberts, Andy Mayne and skip Tim Eales (30-11).

Maidenhead Town travelled to Twyford for their first friendly of the season on Thursday and came home winners by nine shots (37-28). In a rain-interrupted match only two triples were possible with the best of them skipped by Carol van Noorden with Jean Mitchell and Kathy Wells. On Saturday, Town travelled to Thame for the season’s first mixed friendly and, on this occasion, went down by four shots

(78-74). Top rink for Town was skipped by Prakash Bhardwaj, with Eileen Faulkner and Martin Behmber (20-10).

Rink scores: Eileen Faulkner, Martin Behmber, Prakash Bhardwaj (Skip) – 20-10; Tony Roberts, Kathy Wells, Paul Hibbitt (Skip) – 18-9; Janet Jones, Eddie Cutche, Cy Woodward (Skip) – 13-17; Joyce Motley, Daniel Cope, Richard Smith (Skip) –

15-23; Geoff Motley, Ann Roberts, Steve Wheeler (Skip) – 8-19.

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Maidenhead Town BC began their season with a ‘cops versus robbers’ game in which the robbers outwitted the cops and escaped.

Some 40 club members played in the match which saw the robbers prevail by 38 shots (137-99). The best rink for the cops was skipped by Ian Wright with Pat Ward and Tony Roberts, while the robbers’ best effort came from Tony Stuart, assisted by Roy Palmer and Clive Knowles.

The ladies team began their friendly matches at Woodley on Tuesday with the club’s first mixed friendly away at Thame on Saturday.

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Marlow BC

Marlow came within a whisker of upsetting Oxford away on Saturday, after sharing the six rinks in a tight match.

The best of their rinks was that of Lynda Taplin, Tanis Hudson and Alan Burden, who held on for a 22-18 win having led 22-9 after 13 ends.

Bill Pocock’s rink of Bob Broad and Pam Butler never waved the white flag as they fought back from 13-10 down to pull off a solid 18-14 win.

Dave White, George Malster and Margaret Day left themselves too much to do as they were beaten 20-18, having trailed by eight shots after 16 ends. Peter Barltrop, Sue Burden and Ian Burns dropped two shots on the final end to go down 19-17 as Oxford took the tie by one shot (102-101).

Their second match of the weekend against Burnham will not go down as the most auspicious of their centenary year. Marlow managed to win just one of the five rinks, that of Trevor Day, Bob Perrin and Felicity Rees (19-18), as they suffered a humiliating 119-57 defeat.

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Twyford BC

Twyford lost their first midweek evening match of the season by five points, going down 79-74 in a chilly affair against Tilehurst. Their best, and only winning rink, came from Luscombe, Walter and Rose (21-13).

The ladies midweek triples match against Maidenhead Town ended in a mad dash to the clubhouse as the heavens opened. Luscombe, Pope and Walker were beaten 19-14 on their rink while Scherer, Harris and Orde went down 18-14.

Saturday’s open day at Twyford was pleasantly interrupted by a visit from Radio Berkshire on their ‘Peach Quest’.

Sunday saw the team travel to Burghfield for a match they lost by just one shot.

Phil Rose led Turner, Scherer, and Wheeler to his second top rink in five days (28-16). K Pope, A Pope, Harris and Orde also won their rink 24-21.

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Maidenhead Thicket BC

Maidenhead Thicket were beaten by 22 shots in a rain-affected match at Hurst on Saturday.

The visitors went down 80-53 in the five-triples friendly match with Nichola Jones skipping their best rink alongside Glen Whittaker and Mike Cooper.

Skip Jim McDonnell, with Jen Scowen and Jenny Bosley claimed the only other winning rink, clinging on for a one shot, 14-13 victory.

Bryan Staples (skip), Pam Pulsford and Tom Hanks started off well before falling away in the second half for a narrow, 14-13 defeat. While Freda Cox, Steve Isaac and skip Tony Gwilliam played only 16 ends as they ran out of steam in an 18-8 defeat. Chris Howard, Keith Robinson and skip Angie Isaac fared even worse as they lost by 19 shots after 16 ends.

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Desborough BC

With their new green at Green Lane bedding in, Desborough are playing the first of this season’s friendlies away from home.

They began their outdoor season with a trip to Cippenham and managed to eke out a three-shot win (96-93). They won on three of the five rinks with top rink honours going to Phil Hadwell, Shirley Newnham, Peter Colton and Mike Whittingham (24-17).

Rink scores: P Hadwell, S Newnham, P Colton, M Whittingham 24-17; P Hatch, D McDonald, G Braddock, P Winstanley 15-20; C Crunden, M O’Reilly, J Bucknell, B Gill 20-15; E Sharp,C Dawson, D Griggs, E Sharp 21-20; M Hobson, E Gill, J Stenson, R Weaver 16-21.

However at Stoke Poges, Desborough slipped to a 16-shot defeat (73-57). Everyone found it tough going, except for top rinkers Kath Spracklen, Rhona Pike and Howard Pike, who won 16-13.

Rink scores: V Wyatt, R Lewis, N Jones 12-21; K Spracklen, R Pike, H Pike 16-13; P Arnott, V White, R Wyatt 12-21; M Pelling, P Patel, M White 17-18.

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Royal Household BC

Following promotion to Division 1 of the Kennet League last season, Royal Household’s men’s side began where they left off, with an 83-77 win over Windsor & Eton BC (WEBC). The club won on three of the four rinks to claim 12 points to WEBC’s two. The ladies were beaten in their first home friendly of the season, going down 52-39 against Supreme BC from New Malden. They managed just one rink win, that of Sandra Godsmark, Julia Conway and Lynne Sayers (21-13).

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Windsor & Eton BC

Windsor & Eton’s Tim Marshall received his County Badge this week after being part of the winning RCBBA (Royal County of Berkshire Bowling Association) team that defeated Sussex 134-98 at Goswell Meadow. The ladies’ team suffered a 67-34 away loss at Bracknell.

 

 

 

Maidenhead Town BC

Sunday saw Town beat London Irish to the coveted Frank Shaw Cup in their annual match at Oaken Grove.

Town were victorious on all four rinks to claim a 90-52 win.

Top rink honours went to Tony Roberts, Andy Mayne and skip Tim Eales (30-11).

Maidenhead Town travelled to Twyford for their first friendly of the season on Thursday and came home winners by nine shots (37-28). In a rain-interrupted match only two triples were possible with the best of them skipped by Carol van Noorden with Jean Mitchell and Kathy Wells. On Saturday, Town travelled to Thame for the season’s first mixed friendly and, on this occasion, went down by four shots

(78-74). Top rink for Town was skipped by Prakash Bhardwaj, with Eileen Faulkner and Martin Behmber (20-10).

Rink scores: Eileen Faulkner, Martin Behmber, Prakash Bhardwaj (Skip) – 20-10; Tony Roberts, Kathy Wells, Paul Hibbitt (Skip) – 18-9; Janet Jones, Eddie Cutche, Cy Woodward (Skip) – 13-17; Joyce Motley, Daniel Cope, Richard Smith (Skip) –

15-23; Geoff Motley, Ann Roberts, Steve Wheeler (Skip) – 8-19.

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Maidenhead Town BC began their season with a ‘cops versus robbers’ game in which the robbers outwitted the cops and escaped.

Some 40 club members played in the match which saw the robbers prevail by 38 shots (137-99). The best rink for the cops was skipped by Ian Wright with Pat Ward and Tony Roberts, while the robbers’ best effort came from Tony Stuart, assisted by Roy Palmer and Clive Knowles.

The ladies team began their friendly matches at Woodley on Tuesday with the club’s first mixed friendly away at Thame on Saturday.

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Marlow BC

Marlow came within a whisker of upsetting Oxford away on Saturday, after sharing the six rinks in a tight match.

The best of their rinks was that of Lynda Taplin, Tanis Hudson and Alan Burden, who held on for a 22-18 win having led 22-9 after 13 ends.

Bill Pocock’s rink of Bob Broad and Pam Butler never waved the white flag as they fought back from 13-10 down to pull off a solid 18-14 win.

Dave White, George Malster and Margaret Day left themselves too much to do as they were beaten 20-18, having trailed by eight shots after 16 ends. Peter Barltrop, Sue Burden and Ian Burns dropped two shots on the final end to go down 19-17 as Oxford took the tie by one shot (102-101).

Their second match of the weekend against Burnham will not go down as the most auspicious of their centenary year. Marlow managed to win just one of the five rinks, that of Trevor Day, Bob Perrin and Felicity Rees (19-18), as they suffered a humiliating 119-57 defeat.

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Twyford BC

Twyford lost their first midweek evening match of the season by five points, going down 79-74 in a chilly affair against Tilehurst. Their best, and only winning rink, came from Luscombe, Walter and Rose (21-13).

The ladies midweek triples match against Maidenhead Town ended in a mad dash to the clubhouse as the heavens opened. Luscombe, Pope and Walker were beaten 19-14 on their rink while Scherer, Harris and Orde went down 18-14.

Saturday’s open day at Twyford was pleasantly interrupted by a visit from Radio Berkshire on their ‘Peach Quest’.

Sunday saw the team travel to Burghfield for a match they lost by just one shot.

Phil Rose led Turner, Scherer, and Wheeler to his second top rink in five days (28-16). K Pope, A Pope, Harris and Orde also won their rink 24-21.

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Maidenhead Thicket BC

Maidenhead Thicket were beaten by 22 shots in a rain-affected match at Hurst on Saturday.

The visitors went down 80-53 in the five-triples friendly match with Nichola Jones skipping their best rink alongside Glen Whittaker and Mike Cooper.

Skip Jim McDonnell, with Jen Scowen and Jenny Bosley claimed the only other winning rink, clinging on for a one shot, 14-13 victory.

Bryan Staples (skip), Pam Pulsford and Tom Hanks started off well before falling away in the second half for a narrow, 14-13 defeat. While Freda Cox, Steve Isaac and skip Tony Gwilliam played only 16 ends as they ran out of steam in an 18-8 defeat. Chris Howard, Keith Robinson and skip Angie Isaac fared even worse as they lost by 19 shots after 16 ends.

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Desborough BC

With their new green at Green Lane bedding in, Desborough are playing the first of this season’s friendlies away from home.

They began their outdoor season with a trip to Cippenham and managed to eke out a three-shot win (96-93). They won on three of the five rinks with top rink honours going to Phil Hadwell, Shirley Newnham, Peter Colton and Mike Whittingham (24-17).

Rink scores: P Hadwell, S Newnham, P Colton, M Whittingham 24-17; P Hatch, D McDonald, G Braddock, P Winstanley 15-20; C Crunden, M O’Reilly, J Bucknell, B Gill 20-15; E Sharp,C Dawson, D Griggs, E Sharp 21-20; M Hobson, E Gill, J Stenson, R Weaver 16-21.

However at Stoke Poges, Desborough slipped to a 16-shot defeat (73-57). Everyone found it tough going, except for top rinkers Kath Spracklen, Rhona Pike and Howard Pike, who won 16-13.

Rink scores: V Wyatt, R Lewis, N Jones 12-21; K Spracklen, R Pike, H Pike 16-13; P Arnott, V White, R Wyatt 12-21; M Pelling, P Patel, M White 17-18.

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Royal Household BC

Following promotion to Division 1 of the Kennet League last season, Royal Household’s men’s side began where they left off, with an 83-77 win over Windsor & Eton BC (WEBC). The club won on three of the four rinks to claim 12 points to WEBC’s two. The ladies were beaten in their first home friendly of the season, going down 52-39 against Supreme BC from New Malden. They managed just one rink win, that of Sandra Godsmark, Julia Conway and Lynne Sayers (21-13).

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Windsor & Eton BC

Windsor & Eton’s Tim Marshall received his County Badge this week after being part of the winning RCBBA (Royal County of Berkshire Bowling Association) team that defeated Sussex 134-98 at Goswell Meadow. The ladies’ team suffered a 67-34 away loss at Bracknell.

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