Wokingham take 'top club' honours in Bracknell derby

Published: 29 May 2014 17:300 comments

WOKINGHAM Bowling Club got the better of Bracknell in the preliminary round of the National Top Club Competition.

Action from last weekend's bowls

Visitors Wokingham were successful in four of the disciplines - the two-wood singles, four-wood singles, pairs and fours, losing only the triples to record a comfortable victory.

The most notable win was delivered by Clive Tarran who defeated the Berkshire County Singles Champion in the four-wood singles. Wokingham play Tilehurst in the next round.

Meanwhile, Wokingham travelled to Burghfield for a mixed friendly on the home club’s new green and came away with a 129-115 win.

There were victories for the rinks skipped by George Hayne and Ken Martin, but the most impressive win came from, Marion Evans and her rink, winning by 14 shots.

Wokingham skips first: Marion Evans 29 M.Williams 15; Ken Martin 20 C.Goss 18; George Hayne 23 J.Richardson 18; John Evans 18 R.Hill 18; Bob Hales-Owen 20 A.Parsons 21; Viv Hales-Owen 19 D.Williams 25.

l WOKINGHAM entertained the University of Reading BC in a mixed friendly match and won comfortably by 109 shots to 83.

Wokingham won on three of the six rinks, drew on one and lost on two.

The rinks skipped by Roger Webb, John Buttigieg and Paul Graham all performed well.

Wokingham skips first: Roger Webb 26 I.Fyfield 12; John Buttigieg 21 D.Tindall 8; Paul Graham 21 T.Wardle 10; Roger Dollery 16 L.McKenzie 16; Brian Hoare 13 A.Chamberlain 14; Shirley Dutton 12 S.Cooke 23.

l WOKINGHAM clinched a nailbiting win at Reading by 80 shots to 79 in Kennet League Division 1.

Each match was tight but Wokingham won on three of the four rinks and the highlight was the rink skipped by Tom Searle including Clive Tarran, David Smith and Paul Melhuish who defeated English International, Robert Newman, and his rink by three shots.

Wokingham skips first. Tom Searle 16 R.Newman 13; Alan Symondson 23 L.Sabatini 18; Neil Jones 23 P.Bunting 22; John Scowen 18 v BJ Byles 26.

l WOKINGHAM ‘C’ entertained Wokingham ‘B’ in close Kennet League match.

The ‘C’ team were up after seven ends but the ‘B’ team clawed their way back to win 80 shots to 69.

Wokingham ‘C’ skips first: P.Graham 17 B.Hoare 21; P.Bennett 15 C.Cleverley 27; C.Alabaster 15 B.Hales-Owen 15; J.MacGregor 22 P.Cleary 17.

l WOKINGHAM ‘A’ were beaten 52-47 at Palmer Park in Over Sixties League Division 1 in wet conditions.

There were good wins for both Bob Thompson and Tom Searle, but the home side ran out narrow winners by five shots.

Wokingham skips first: Tom Searle 21 v D.Brown 14; Bob Thompson 20 v A.Todd 12; Paul Aylott 6 P.Slatford 26.

l WOKINGHAM ‘C’ recorded an impressive 72-40 home win over Burghfield which featured debut for Allen Lancashire and Steve Hales-Owen.

Wokingham skips first: G.Deeves 34 G.Jorden 14; K.Martin 17 J.Richardson 10; J.Buttigieg 21 G.Brown 16.

l WOKINGHAM Ladies lost 60-30 to Maiden Erlegh in Thames Valley League.

After a rain delayed start, Maiden Erlegh won on all three rinks to take the honours.

Wokingham skips first: Joy Holmes 11 M.Parkinson 23; Marion Evans 15 J.Rollison 18; Shirley Dutton 13 J.Edwards 19.

Great Hollands were too strong for Twyford in a Kennet League Division Two East match and ran out 13-1 winners.

Great Hollands won on three rinks and drew on one to take the honours.

R.Furnell 20 R.Allum 12; D.Foote 20 B.Carter 20; A.Robinault 19 M.Self 13; G.Harris 21 P.Rose 18.

Great Holland ladies were in fine form in an 8-2 win at Prospect Park in Ladies Thames Valley League.

There were mixed fortunes for Great Hollands in their KLX matches against Desborough.

The A team lost on two rinks and drew on one in a 9-1 away loss.

However, the B team defeated Desborough B at home by the same 9-1 scoreline having won on two rinks and drawn on the other.

Meanwhile, Great Hollands picked up an 81-62 win over Crowthorne in a friendly.

The scores were Geoff Stokes 21-9, David Harnden 13-14, Rita Littleford 23-24 and Graham Cripps 24-15.

Sunningdale played the first round of the tri-tournament initiated in 2013 when the clubs all celebrated their centenaries.

This round played at Prospect Park on Sunday also included the third club, Abingdon.

Sunningdale won three out of four rinks to finish with six points. Prospect Park (4 pts) won two rinks while Abingdon (2pts) won one rink.

In the Kennet League LX Division, Sunningdale ‘B’ won 51-44 at Wraysbury to take nine points to the host’s one.

Highest scoring rink was Archie Clifton, Alan Isted and Don Allston (skip).

Sunningdale ‘A’ were beaten 63-43 at home by Maidenhead ‘A’ who took all 10 points on offer.

Meanwhile, Sunningdale Ladies picked up an 8-2 victory at Suttons in the Thames Valley Ladies League.

Winning rink for Sunningdale Gill Dickson, Pat Baker and Anna Allston (skip).

In the National Mixed Pairs, Sunningdale pair John Turner and Lyn Goringe won their latest round.

Berkshire Ladies have announced their squad for their opening game of the National Johns Trophy against Surrey at Maidenhead Town BC this Sunday.

The Berks squad is: Bet Aubrey, Judy Bacon, Jennifer Bartter, Cheryl Colby, Shirley Dutton, Kim Eales, Marion Evans, Sally Gilbert, Sue Goodchild, Sandra Harrison, Norah Holder, Lilian Holliday, Helen Moore, Jane Murphy, Teresa O’Connor, Mary Parkinson, Jane Porter, Rosemary Russell, Maggie Scrace, Helen Simpson, Wendy Smart, Sandra Thomas, Beverley Wall, Catherine Wooldridge. Reserves: Jean Gardiner, Pat Holland, Sheila Lee, Kathy Wells.

Meanwhile, Berkshire Ladies lost 132-116 at Bedfordshire Ladies. Berks got off to a good start before Bedfordshire went ahead at 10 ends by seven shots and won the match by 16 Shots.

Berkshire’s only winning rink was skipped by Jane Porter with Sally Gilbert, Helen Moore and Jane Murphy - plus 19 shots.

The rink skipped by Norah Holder with Teresa O’Connor, Joy Holmes and Mary Parkinson held their opponents to a draw.

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