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Whitstable Bowling Club

Match Reports 2018

The results of matches played this season are shown below.

If anyone would like to receive the full reports of the games direct please email David Rowe on: dgrowe69@hotmail.com

 

18 September Summaries 

On Thursday 6 September six mixed triples from Erith Vets Bowling Club came to the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks, lost on two and tied on one.  Overall they won 94-88.

Martin Hakes with Rex Beard and Irene Fairall win 25-13.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Philip Andersen and Don Minnett, winning 21-14.

Brian Reynolds with John Westcott and Christine Murphy won 16-13.

Rosemary Field with Patrick O’Reilly and Derek Allen, achieving a tie at 14-all.

Ken Gillmore with Kath Tilley and Norman Tilley trailed lose 13-15.

 Brian Watson with Jean Harman and Ken Scott losing 15-20.

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On Saturday 8 September six mixed rinks from Thurrock Bowling Club were defeated on the Castle green by three rinks to two, with one tied.  Overall the host club won 97-89.

Norman Toby with Jean Harman, John Atkinson and Patricia Vaz win 21-15.

Gerald Hender with Penny Smith, Bob Webb and Ronald Vaz win 17-12.

Brian Reynolds with Norman Tilley, Irene Fairall and Michael Cunningham won the game 17-13.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter, Norman Crawford and Nelson Hamilton a tie at 17-all.

Don Minnett with Patrick O’Reilly, Jeanette Crawford and Philip Andersen lost 15-16.

Fred Goodger with Brian Batchelor, Derek Allen and Rita Hall defeat at 10-16.

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Against seven mixed rinks from South Ockenden Bowling Club on Tuesday 11 September the host club won on five and lost on two rinks, one of them by only a single shot. They won overall 155-108.

Gareth Porter with Michael Cunningham, Irene Fairall and Nelson Hamilton won 36-16.

Ken Gillmore with Kath Tilley, Norman Tilley and Shirley Whitehand winning 27-9(nine).

Alan Reid with Derek Boots, Jean Reid and John Morton, winning 21-14.

Brian Watson with Michael Amura, Rex Beard and Barbara McGillicuddy victory at 22-12.

Fred Goodger with Jean Harman, PJ O’Reilly  and Derek Gann win the game 19-17.

Peter Boeg with Tracey Hamilton, John Atkinson and Stan Robinson, losing at 16-17.

Brian Reynolds with Brian Batchelor, Margaret Morris and Jim Taylor lose 14-23.

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A five rinks to one victory with an overall score of 121-67 gave a fifteen to two league points total in the Catherine Wheeler League match against Thanet Bowling Club on Wednesday the 12th of September, a match affected by rain but not spoiled by it.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes won 29-7.

Trevor Hall with Gareth Porter and Margaret Goodger winning 22-7.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy winning 21-8(eight).

Alan Reid with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor, winning 16-11.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Patricia Pout win 19-16.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett losing the game at 14-18.

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18 September Full Reports 

On Thursday 6 September six mixed triples from Erith Vets Bowling Club came to the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks, lost on two and tied on one.  Overall they won 94-88.

Martin Hakes with Rex Beard and Irene Fairall took the first four ends unchallenged to lead 9- nil.  By the halfway ninth they were 12-6 in front and they went on to win 25-13.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Philip Andersen and Don Minnett were 7-2 up on the sixth and 12-9 by the ninth, thanks to a “five” on the eighth.  They took all but three of the remaining ends, winning 21-14.

Brian Reynolds with John Westcott and Christine Murphy led 4-nil on the third, then 6-4 by the eighth.  They were then neck and neck until they won 16-13.

Rosemary Field with Patrick O’Reilly and Derek Allen led 6-2 on the sixth end 9-3 on the ninth.  They were caught 10-all after fourteen ends and were still evenly matched at the finish, achieving a tie at 14-all.

Ken Gillmore with Kath Tilley and Norman Tilley trailed 1-4 on the fifth end and were 6-13 down by the eleventh.  They almost closed the gap, falling short to lose 13-15.

 Brian Watson with Jean Harman and Ken Scott got a “five” on the third end to lead 6-1 but by the fifth had dropped behind at 6-7.  A “four” on the next gave them the lead again at 10-7 but on the eighth they were level at 10-all.  Thereafter they gradually slipped behind, losing 15-20.

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On Saturday 8 September six mixed rinks from Thurrock Bowling Club were defeated on the Castle green by three rinks to two, with one tied.  Overall the host club won 97-89.

Norman Toby with Jean Harman, John Atkinson and Patricia Vaz were 5-2 up on the fifth end and 12-4 by the eleventh.  They were nearly caught 14-13 on the seventeenth but held on to win 21-15.

Gerald Hender with Penny Smith, Bob Webb and Ronald Vaz were level at 4-all on the fifth and again on the tenth at 8-all.  Thereafter they steadily drew away to win 17-12.

Brian Reynolds with Norman Tilley, Irene Fairall and Michael Cunningham won the first three ends but were caught 4-all on the seventh.  They then had a run of success to be 11-4 up on the eleventh.  They were caught again on the eighteenth at 13-all but won the last three to win the game 17-13.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter, Norman Crawford and Nelson Hamilton led 8-2 on the eighth end, but were caught 8-all on twelfth.  It was very close until the finish; a tie at 17-all.

Don Minnett with Patrick O’Reilly, Jeanette Crawford and Philip Andersen lost the first three ends, 0-3, led briefly 4-3 on the next, then trailed just behind for the rest of the game, losing 15-16.

Fred Goodger with Brian Batchelor, Derek Allen and Rita Hall were 1-4 on the fifth end, then level at 4-all on the eighth before trailing 4-6 on the tenth.  They were level on the fifteenth at 8-all before subsiding to defeat at 10-16.

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Against seven mixed rinks from South Ockenden Bowling Club on Tuesday 11 September the host club won on five and lost on two rinks, one of them by only a single shot. They won overall 155-108.

Gareth Porter with Michael Cunningham, Irene Fairall and Nelson Hamilton won 36-16.

Ken Gillmore with Kath Tilley, Norman Tilley and Shirley Whitehand lost the first end but led 7-2 by the sixth.  They finished the first half 10-4 up on the eleventh, then took the next six ends to lead 17-4 on the fifteenth. They peaked on the last end with a “five”, winning 27-9(nine).

Alan Reid with Derek Boots, Jean Reid and John Morton consolidated a good start with a “five” on the sixth end to lead 11-1.  They were never challenged, winning 21-14.

Brian Watson with Michael Amura, Rex Beard and Barbara McGillicuddy had a poor start, losing the first three ends and lying 1-6 down by the sixth.  They levelled at 6-all on the eighth, and again on the tenth a 7-all and on the twelfth at 8-all.  A “five” on the next triggered a winning streak that led to victory at 22-12.

Fred Goodger with Jean Harman, PJ O’Reilly  and Derek Gann led 10-4 after eight and 15-5 on the thirteenth end.  They were caught 17-all on the twentieth but fortunately won the last end to win the game 19-17.

Peter Boeg with Tracey Hamilton, John Atkinson and Stan Robinson led 7-1 on the sixth end but were caught 7-all on the eleventh and trailed 7-9 by the twelfth.  They stayed behind until a “five” on the twentieth put them level again at 16-all.  Sadly they lost the last end, losing the game by a single shot at 16-17.

Brian Reynolds with Brian Batchelor, Margaret Morris and Jim Taylor were neck and neck in the first half, leading 9-8 on the eleventh.  They levelled on the fifteenth at 12-all, then fell behind to lose 14-23.

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A five rinks to one victory with an overall score of 121-67 gave a fifteen to two league points total in the Catherine Wheeler League match against Thanet Bowling Club on Wednesday the 12th of September, a match affected by rain but not spoiled by it.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes were close for the first few ends, being 4-all on the sixth.  Two ends later they led 11-4 and by the fifteenth were 25-6 in front.  They won 29-7.

Trevor Hall with Gareth Porter and Margaret Goodger had a “five” on the third end and by the seventh led 8-5.  They were 12-5 by the ninth and 19-6 after fourteen ends, finally winning 22-7.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy opened with a “four “ and led throughout the game, winning 21-8(eight).

Alan Reid with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor went 9-1 up on the sixth end and were never in danger thereafter, winning 16-11.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Patricia Pout were 0-5 down on the second end, led 7-6 by the seventh and were level on the eighth at 7-all.  The game was very close, the home side being 15-16 with one end to go. They got a “four” on the last end to win 19-16.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett built a good opening lead at 10-2 by the sixth end.  They were 12-3 in front on the eighth, but slumped to 12-15 after thirteen ends, finally losing the game at 14-18.

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11 Sept Summaries

Another Heron League match took place on Canterbury Bowling club’s green on Monday 3 September each club winning on one rink but the visitors lost overall 35-36, picking up two league points against six to the host club.

Patricia Pout with Linda Lane and Rita Hall win 19-16.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender lost 16-20.

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On Tuesday 4 September seven mixed rinks from South Hill Wood Bowling club squeezed onto the Castle green where the host club won on four rinks and lost on three, winning overall 149-116.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Nicholas Newman and Don Minnett won 36-6(six).

Barbara McGillicuddy with Michael Amura, Brian Maxted and Maggie Porter winning 21-12.

Margaret Goodger with John Atkinson, Jean Harman and Bob Avery win 21-13.

Brian Reynolds with Patrick O’Reilly, Margaret Morris and Derek Gann won 22-18.

Bob Davey with Philip Andersen, Penny Smith and Martin Hakes losing 16-21.

Fred Goodger with Kenneth Scott, Irene Fairall and Michael Cunningham losing 17-23.

Gareth Porter with Kath Tilley, Jude Garland and Nelson Hamilton defeat at 16-23.

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On Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 September Whitstable Bowling club held its Finals Days.

The Champions are Barbara McGillicuddy and Tom Attaway.

Ladies 10 point: Barbara McGillicuddy beat Tracey Hamilton 

Ladies 2 Wood:  Margaret Goodger beat Patricia Vaz 

Ladies Yardstick: Maggie Porter bt Rosemary Field 

Mens’ Pairs: Tony Petts & Philip Andersen by Bob Davey & Bob Webb 

Mens’ 2 Wood: Gareth Porter bt Gerry Hender 

Mens’ Handicap: Garth Coates bt Martin Hakes 

Ladies Pairs: Barbara McGillicuddy & Penny Smith bt Rosemary Field & Shirley Whitehand 

Ladies Winnie Weedon: Patricia Vaz bt Daphne Ellinor 

Ladies Handicap: Maggie Porter bt Sylvia Hender 

Mens’ Valler bt Brian Gentle ( conceded)

Mens’ Bradfield: Garth Coates bt Ronald Vaz 

Mens’ 10 point Don Minnett bt Tom Attaway 

Ladies Bradfield: Tracey Hamilton bt Maggie Porter 

Mixed Triples: Joan Davey, Nicholas Newman & John May bt Norman Toby, Shirley Whitehand & Stan Robinson 

Mens’ Yardstick: Tony Petts bt Malcolm Scott 

Ladies Championship: Barbara McGillicuddy bt Patricia Vaz 

Mens’ Championship: Tom Attaway bt Garth Coates 

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Seven mixed triples from Orpington Bowling club came to the Castle green on Wednesday afternoon 5 September where the host club won three and lost four rinks, but triumphed overall at 113-92.

Don Minnett with John Atkinson and Barbara McGillicuddy won 27-6(six).

Brian Watson with Nicholas Newman and Daphne Ellinor win 26-10.

Bob Avery with Jean Harman and Kenneth Scott win 17-7.

Fred Goodger with Margaret Goodger and John Morton lost 11-15.

Ken Gillmore with Derek Boots and Rita Hall lost 10-16.

Joan Davey with Norman Tilley and Stan Robinson, losing 13-20.

Rosemary Field with Michael Cunningham and Brian Maxted lost 9-18.

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11 Sept Full Reports

Another Heron League match took place on Canterbury Bowling club’s green on Monday 3 September each club winning on one rink but the visitors lost overall 35-36, picking up two league points against six to the host club.

Patricia Pout with Linda Lane and Rita Hall scored only three times in the first half, trailing 5-13 after nine ends.  They then took all but three of the second half ends to win 19-16.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender were 1-5 down on the third end but after eight they led 10-5.  The home side got a “six” on the next and by the twelfth the visitors were 10-15 behind.  They eventually lost 16-20.

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On Tuesday 4 September seven mixed rinks from South Hill Wood Bowling club squeezed onto the Castle green where the host club won on four rinks and lost on three, winning overall 149-116.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Nicholas Newman and Don Minnett led from the start, leaving the visitors few scoring opportunities and they won 36-6(six).

Barbara McGillicuddy with Michael Amura, Brian Maxted and Maggie Porter lost the first end but won the next eight to lead 11-1 by the ninth.  They kept in front in the second half, winning 21-12.

Margaret Goodger with John Atkinson, Jean Harman and Bob Avery were 10-3 in front on the eighth end and 18-5 after thirteen.  They won only two more ends, but it was enough for them to win 21-13.

Brian Reynolds with Patrick O’Reilly, Margaret Morris and Derek Gann led 6-2 on the seventh end and 17-6 after fourteen.  They had a bit of a scare after getting bogged down on “eighteen” for several ends , going from 18-10 on the sixteenth to being nearly caught at 18-17 on the nineteenth.  A “four” on the twentieth ensured that they won 22-18.

Bob Davey with Philip Andersen, Penny Smith and Martin Hakes had a good first half, leading 8-3 on the tenth end.  By the fifteenth they hadn’t scored for five ends, trailing 8-16 and they were unable to catch up, losing 16-21.

Fred Goodger with Kenneth Scott, Irene Fairall and Michael Cunningham scored just once in the first six ends to be 1-11 down.  They made valiant efforts but could not catch up, losing 17-23.

Gareth Porter with Kath Tilley, Jude Garland and Nelson Hamilton were 7-3 to the good after seven ends but by the tenth they trailed 7-10.  They led again on the thirteenth at 13-10, but seven ends without scoring led to defeat at 16-23.

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On Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 September Whitstable Bowling club held its Finals Days.

The Champions are Barbara McGillicuddy and Tom Attaway.

Ladies 10 point: Barbara McGillicuddy beat Tracey Hamilton 

Ladies 2 Wood:  Margaret Goodger beat Patricia Vaz 

Ladies Yardstick: Maggie Porter bt Rosemary Field 

Mens’ Pairs: Tony Petts & Philip Andersen by Bob Davey & Bob Webb 

Mens’ 2 Wood: Gareth Porter bt Gerry Hender 

Mens’ Handicap: Garth Coates bt Martin Hakes 

Ladies Pairs: Barbara McGillicuddy & Penny Smith bt Rosemary Field & Shirley Whitehand 

Ladies Winnie Weedon: Patricia Vaz bt Daphne Ellinor 

Ladies Handicap: Maggie Porter bt Sylvia Hender 

Mens’ Valler bt Brian Gentle ( conceded)

Mens’ Bradfield: Garth Coates bt Ronald Vaz 

Mens’ 10 point Don Minnett bt Tom Attaway 

Ladies Bradfield: Tracey Hamilton bt Maggie Porter 

Mixed Triples: Joan Davey, Nicholas Newman & John May bt Norman Toby, Shirley Whitehand & Stan Robinson 

Mens’ Yardstick: Tony Petts bt Malcolm Scott 

Ladies Championship: Barbara McGillicuddy bt Patricia Vaz 

Mens’ Championship: Tom Attaway bt Garth Coates 

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Seven mixed triples from Orpington Bowling club came to the Castle green on Wednesday afternoon 5 September where the host club won three and lost four rinks, but triumphed overall at 113-92.

Don Minnett with John Atkinson and Barbara McGillicuddy won the first two ends but were 2-4 down on the sixth end.  They crept into the lead at 6-5 on the halfway ninth, then scored a “six” on the next, 12-5 and then went from strength to strength, winning 27-6(six).

Brian Watson with Nicholas Newman and Daphne Ellinor lost the first end but led 11-2 by the seventh, then 15-9 on the eleventh before going on to win 26-10.

Bob Avery with Jean Harman and Kenneth Scott were 6-3 in front on the seventh end, were level at 6-all on the ninth then went on to win 17-7.

Fred Goodger with Margaret Goodger and John Morton lost the first three ends 0-3 and were always behind from then on, losing 11-15.

Ken Gillmore with Derek Boots and Rita Hall were level at 4-all on the fifth end, and again at 7-all on the eleventh.  Eventually they lost 10-16.

Joan Davey with Norman Tilley and Stan Robinson were always behind, except for the fifth end when they were level at 4-all.  By the fifteenth they were 8-20 down, losing 13-20.

Rosemary Field with Michael Cunningham and Brian Maxted were neck and neck throughout the first half, leading 5-4 on the ninth.  On the eleventh they were level at 6-all, then the visitors got a “six” on the next, which might have demoralised them?  They lost 9-18.

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4 September Summaries 

Way back in the middle of last month (16 August) two triples of ladies played against two from Boughton Bowling club in the Heron League , but the score cards have only just now been delivered to me. The host club won on one rink, by a single shot and lost heavily on the other, going down 25-42 overall.  They received two league points out of the eight available.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Pat Pout winners by a single shot at 16-15.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender, losing 9-27.

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On Wednesday 22 August six triples of men travelled to play against Deal Bowling club, where they won on five rinks, losing just one and winning overall 103-73.

Tony Petts with John Atkinson and Nicholas Newman s winning the game 24-10.

Brian Watson with Ronald Vaz and Don Minnett win 17-9.

Bob Davey with Michael Cunningham and John Morton won 17-9.

Alan Reid with Rex Beard and Stan Robinson claim victory at 20-16.

Chris Twyman with Michael Amura and Norman Tilley f winning at 15-14.

Brian Reynolds with Philip Andersen and Fred Goodger losing 10-15.

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Gravesend Vets Bowling club’s six mixed rinks came visiting on Thursday afternoon 23 August and the host club suffered four losing rinks, one tied and just one winner.  They went down 74-110 overall.

Brian Reynolds with Philip Andersen, Kath Tilley and John Morton won 23-16.

Patricia Vaz with Reg Dowell, Patricia Uden and Norman Tilley tie the game at 19-all.

Stan Robinson with Linda Lane, Michael Amura and Derek Gann lost 10-17.

Gareth Porter with Jean Harman,David Lane and Rosemary Field losing 11-22.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Nicholas Newman and Maggie Porter surrendering 16-22.

Peter Reed with Brian Batchelor, Yvonne Gann and Nelson Hamilton losing 5(five)-36.

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Chadwell St. Mary Bowling club sent six mixed rinks to the Castle green on Saturday 25 August when the host club won on four rinks, lost on two, winning overall 122-84.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter, Ronald Vaz and Nicholas Newman victory at 31-12.

Brian Reynolds with Shirley Whitehand, Rex Beard and John Morton winning 22-10.

Peter Boeg with John Atkinson, Norman Tilley and Rita Hall won 23-12.

Norman Toby with Reg Dowell, Penny Smith and Barbara McGillicuddy win 22-14.

Ken Gillmore with Christine Murphy, Philip Andersen and Daphne Ellinor finally lost 13-15.

Alan Reid with Michael Cunningham, Jean Reid and Peter Reed losing 11-18.

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Tuesday 28 August was the occasion of another near-disaster on the Castle green where a further round of the Catherine Wheeler League was played against six mixed triples from Ramsgate Bowling club.  The host club won on just two rinks and lost on four, losing overall 100-119 and receiving just four league points of the seventeen available.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field win 19-11.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy win by a single shot at 19-18.

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Joan Davey, losing 18-19.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett lost the match at 19-21.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor losing 13-19.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and John New lost at 12-31.

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4 September Full Reports 

Way back in the middle of last month (16 August) two triples of ladies played against two from Boughton Bowling club in the Heron League , but the score cards have only just now been delivered to me. The host club won on one rink, by a single shot and lost heavily on the other, going down 25-42 overall.  They received two league points out of the eight available.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Pat Pout took the first three ends at 5-nil and stayed in front until caught on the twelfth at 11-all.  It was nip and tuck over the last half dozen ends but they emerged as winners by a single shot at 16-15.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender dominated the first half, leading 9-5 on the tenth. They were caught 9-all on the eleventh but never scored again, losing 9-27.

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On Wednesday 22 August six triples of men travelled to play against Deal Bowling club, where they won on five rinks, losing just one and winning overall 103-73.

Tony Petts with John Atkinson and Nicholas Newman were behind 2-3 on the fourth end but won the next three to lead 6-3 and by the thirteenth were just in front at 11-10. They proceeded to win all the remaining ends, including getting a “six” on the seventeenth, thus winning the game 24-10.

Brian Watson with Ronald Vaz and Don Minnett lost the first two ends and were not very successful to start with, trailing 3-7 by the ninth. Five winning ends later the picture was entirely different as they led 13-7 on the fourteenth, going on to win 17-9.

Bob Davey with Michael Cunningham and John Morton had the lion’s share of the first half, leading 9-3 after ten ends.  They were more evenly matched in the second half but still won 17-9.

Alan Reid with Rex Beard and Stan Robinson were 1-5 adrift on the fifth end but by the ninth they carded a narrow lead at 9-8.  By the thirteenth they trailed 11-14 but then won three of the five remaining ends, including a useful “five” on the fifteenth to claim victory at 20-16.

Chris Twyman with Michael Amura and Norman Tilley finished the first half one shot behind at 5-6 on the ninth end.  They managed to rectify the situation to finish the second half one shot ahead, thus winning at 15-14.

Brian Reynolds with Philip Andersen and Fred Goodger led for a couple of ends, the seventh, and then the eighth at 6-4 but were caught 6-all on the ninth and 7-all by the eleventh before slipping behind to 7-14 on the fifteenth and finally losing 10-15.

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Gravesend Vets Bowling club’s six mixed rinks came visiting on Thursday afternoon 23 August and the host club suffered four losing rinks, one tied and just one winner.  They went down 74-110 overall.

Brian Reynolds with Philip Andersen, Kath Tilley and John Morton took the opening five ends at 7-nil and by the tenth had conceded just one shot, leading 13-1.  The next end the visitors got a “seven” , 13-8 but fortunately won only two more ends, the home side won 23-16.

Patricia Vaz with Reg Dowell, Patricia Uden and Norman Tilley led 3-1 on the fourth but trailed 3-6 by the seventh.  After ten they were 4-10 down, then had three winning ends, including a “five” on the thirteenth to lead 13-10 on the fourteenth.  They fell behind again when the visiting team got a “five” of their own on the sixteenth, 13-16 but levelled up with a “four” on the last end to tie the game at 19-all.

Stan Robinson with Linda Lane, Michael Amura and Derek Gann were 2-6 down after seven ends and 5-10 behind on the thirteenth.  They doubled their score in the last seven ends but still lost 10-17.

Gareth Porter with Jean Harman,David Lane and Rosemary Field failed to score for seven ends to be 0-11 down.  They had a five-end winning streak after that to be 8-11 behind.  After getting to 11-14 on the sixteenth they failed to score again, losing 11-22.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Nicholas Newman and Maggie Porter were 2-4 on the fourth and then 7-all by the eighth end.  They led briefly at 10-7 on the tenth, fell behind 10-13 on the fourteenth, levelled at 13-all on the fifteenth before surrendering 16-22.

Peter Reed with Brian Batchelor, Yvonne Gann and Nelson Hamilton were 0-11 down after five ends, 3-18 by the tenth, finally losing 5(five)-36.

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Chadwell St. Mary Bowling club sent six mixed rinks to the Castle green on Saturday 25 August when the host club won on four rinks, lost on two, winning overall 122-84.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter, Ronald Vaz and Nicholas Newman had a poor start, trailing 1-5 down after six ends, then winning the next five ends to lead 11-5 on the eleventh.  Another run of winners took them to 26-6 on the seventeenth and they proceeded to victory at 31-12.

Brian Reynolds with Shirley Whitehand, Rex Beard and John Morton led 6-2 on the seventh end, then 7-5 by the tenth.  A”five” on the next jumped them well ahead at 12-5 after which they had control of the game, winning 22-10.

Peter Boeg with John Atkinson, Norman Tilley and Rita Hall led 10-1 after eight ends and 18-7 by fifteenth.  They won 23-12.

Norman Toby with Reg Dowell, Penny Smith and Barbara McGillicuddy were 1-3 down on the fourth end but led 10-3 by the seventh.  At 15-6 on the eleventh they had the first half sewn up and they went on to win 22-14.

Ken Gillmore with Christine Murphy, Philip Andersen and Daphne Ellinor led 6-4 on the sixth end but slipped back to trail 6-8 after ten.  They went down to 7-13 on the fifteenth and finally lost 13-15.

Alan Reid with Michael Cunningham, Jean Reid and Peter Reed were 2-6 down after five ends but levelled at 6-all on the eighth.  After leading for a couple of ends they were level again on the thirteenth at 10-all, but after this they scored only twice more, losing 11-18.

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Tuesday 28 August was the occasion of another near-disaster on the Castle green where a further round of the Catherine Wheeler League was played against six mixed triples from Ramsgate Bowling club.  The host club won on just two rinks and lost on four, losing overall 100-119 and receiving just four league points of the seventeen available.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field led 7-1 after five ends and by the eleventh were 14-7 in front.  They went on to win 19-11.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy were comfortably in the lead at 11-1 on the sixth end.  Three ends later they had been caught 11-all, the visitors having got an “eight” on the eighth end.  By the twelfth the home team led 17-11 and they just held on to win by a single shot at 19-18.

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Joan Davey were neck and neck in the first half, before being 4-all on the fourth end and 8-all on the halfway ninth.  They pulled away to a decent lead at 15-8 by the eleventh, but then stopped scoring for five ends to trail 15-19 on the sixteenth.  They won the last two ends but were one shot short, losing 18-19.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett led for the greater part of the first half to be 10-9 on the ninth, before being caught 12-all on the eleventh.  They dropped behind on for a couple of ends, 14-15 on the thirteenth, led 19-17 on the sixteenth, then lost the last two ends and with them the match at 19-21.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor were 4-0 on the second end but then 4-12 down after nine.  They were unable to catch up, losing 13-19.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and John New lost the first two ends 0-6, then levelled with a “six” on the third and took the lead on the next at 7-6.  Sadly, they were behind from then on until they lost at 12-31.

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28 August Summaries 

On Tuesday afternoon 14 August six mixed triples travelled to play Westbrook Bowling club in a Catherine Wheeler League match.  They won on three of the rinks and lost on the other three, losing overall 103-111 and collecting six league points to eleven.

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Joan Davey finally winning 18-11.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy win 22-18.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor win 21-18.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes, losing 19-20.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field defeat 16-19.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett  losing 7-25.

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Wednesday 15 August saw six mixed rinks from Bovingdon Bowling club doing battle on the Castle green, where the host club won four rinks, losing two and winning overall 109-105.

Bob Davey with Jean Harman, Derek Boots and Michael Amura won 27-8(eight).

Ken Gillmore with Patricia Vaz, Rex Beard and Philip Andersen win 22-17.

Brian Watson with Reg Dowell, Sylvia Hender and Ronald Vaz victory at 20-16.

Joan Davey with Brian Batchelor, Edna Hall and John Morton winning 16-13.

Brian Reynolds with Jude Garland, Christine Murphy and Fred Goodger defeat 17-19.

Gareth Porter with Patrick O’Reilly, Peggy Wray and Peter Reed lost 7(seven)-32.

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Sellindge Bowling club sent five mixed triples to play on the Castle green Saturday 18 August.  The host club won on three of the five rinks and overall won 89-85.

Fred Goodger with Brian Batchelor and Shirley Whitehand winning 21-10.

Daphne Ellinor with Bob Webb and Peter Reed, winning 19-16.

Margaret Goodger with Ian Palmer and Jim Taylor win 18-16.

Ronald Vaz with Jude Garland and Penny Smith, losing 16-21.

Brian Watson with Patricia Vaz and Norman Toby losing 15-22.

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On Sunday 19 August six mixed rinks from Whitehall Bowling club visited the Castle green where the host club took three rinks lost on two with one tied; they narrowly won overall 114-112.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Maggie Porter and Nicholas Newman win narrowly at 22-19.

Peter Boeg with Ian Palmer, PJ O‘Reilly and Shirley Whitehand win narrowly, also at 22-19.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Bob Webb, Norman Crawford and Nelson Hamilton win 19-18.

Ken Gillmore with Penny Smith, Margaret Goodger and John Morton a very fair tie at 15-all.

Stan Robinson with Jean Harman, Michael Cunningham and Jim Ratcliffe, losing 17-20.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell, Christine Murphy and Norman Tilley losing 19-21.

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Another round of the Catherine Wheeler League for mixed triples took place when six mixed triples travelled to play against Walpole Bay Bowling club on Tuesday 21 August where they won four rinks to two, winning overall 96-93 and collecting thirteen league points against four to the host club.

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Joan Davey win 22-15.

 Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy winning 19-14.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field won 14-10.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes, winning by the narrowest margin at 18-17.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett losing 12-17.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor lost 11-20

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28 August Full Reports 

On Tuesday afternoon 14 August six mixed triples travelled to play Westbrook Bowling club in a Catherine Wheeler League match.  They won on three of the rinks and lost on the other three, losing overall 103-111 and collecting six league points to eleven.

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Joan Davey took all but one of the first seven ends to lead 11-1.  They kept this sort of margin until they were leading 18-7 on the sixteenth, finally winning 18-11.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy led 8-5 on the seventh end, were caught 8-all on the ninth and dropped behind 8-13 after eleven ends.  They recovered their position with three winning ends including a “five” on the twelfth, to lead 19-13 on the fourteenth, going on to win 22-18.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor were 5-2 in front after four ends, were caught 5-all on the next and slipped behind 5-7 on the sixth.  They drew level again on the seventh at 7-all then had a run of winning ends to lead 18-7 on the twelfth.  The home side challenged with a “seven” on the fourteenth, 18-15, but the Whitstable team held on to win 21-18.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes were 6-nil ahead after three ends but by the halfway ninth were 6-15 down.  On the thirteenth they trailed 11-20 then won all of the last five ends, only to be one short, losing 19-20.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field scored only once in the first half to be 1-15 down. Things perked up a bit towards the close and they finished with a “six” on the last end, but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat 16-19.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett scored on four ends, yielding seven shots, thus losing 7-25.

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Wednesday 15 August saw six mixed rinks from Bovingdon Bowling club doing battle on the Castle green, where the host club won four rinks, losing two and winning overall 109-105.

Bob Davey with Jean Harman, Derek Boots and Michael Amura didn’t start too well, being 1-3 down on the fourth end.  Three ends later they led 12-3 and from there they piled up shots until they won 27-8(eight).

Ken Gillmore with Patricia Vaz, Rex Beard and Philip Andersen took half a dozen ends to get onto the score card at 2-7 but they made up for it by taking the lead on the twelfth with a “five” at 11-10.  They hung on to win 22-17.

Brian Watson with Reg Dowell, Sylvia Hender and Ronald Vaz swapped the lead for the few ends: 4-2 on the fifth, 4-5 on the seventh, 6-7 by the ninth.  A five-end scoring run had them well in front at 17-7 on the fourteenth whence they coasted to victory at 20-16.

Joan Davey with Brian Batchelor, Edna Hall and John Morton lost the first two ends and then stayed behind for most of the game until they got in front after eighteen ends at 13-12.  They had the best of the last three ends, winning 16-13.

Brian Reynolds with Jude Garland, Christine Murphy and Fred Goodger were 0-3 on the third end, 3-3 on the fourth, 6-3 on the fifth and level again at 6-all on the sixth. They were 6-10 behind on the eighth but led 12-10 by the twelfth. It was neck and neck towards the end until they were just in front at 17-16 on the twentieth.  The visitors got a “three” on the last end, inflicting defeat 17-19.

Gareth Porter with Patrick O’Reilly, Peggy Wray and Peter Reed went down 0-8 by the sixth end and were 1-31 behind after fifteen. They lost 7(seven)-32.

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Sellindge Bowling club sent five mixed triples to play on the Castle green Saturday 18 August.  The host club won on three of the five rinks and overall won 89-85.

Fred Goodger with Brian Batchelor and Shirley Whitehand were 9-2 ahead on the fifth end, having scored a “six” on that end.  By the ninth their lead was cut back to a single shot at 9-8; it was 10-9 on the eleventh but then they won all but one of the remaining seven ends, winning 21-10.

Daphne Ellinor with Bob Webb and Peter Reed lost the first three ends and were 2-14 down by the eighth.  They fought back and were 9-16 behind on the fifteenth; then they got a “five” on the next end and went on to win the rest, winning 19-16.

Margaret Goodger with Ian Palmer and Jim Taylor tagged along for the first half dozen ends, then a “six” on the seventh put them ahead 9-4 and a “five” on the ninth moved them further in front,14-5 from where they went on to win 18-16.

Ronald Vaz with Jude Garland and Penny Smith lost the first two ends but led 6-2 by the fifth.  The visiting team got a “six” on the next, 6-all, to which the home side replied with a “five” at 11-8 on the seventh and the two teams arrived at the halfway ninth level at 12-all.  They were level again on the eleventh at 14-all, after which the home side gently declined, losing 16-21.

Brian Watson with Patricia Vaz and Norman Toby had the best of the first half, leading 8-5 on the ninth.  By the twelfth they had slipped behind at 9-10, finally losing 15-22.

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On Sunday 19 August six mixed rinks from Whitehall Bowling club visited the Castle green where the host club took three rinks lost on two with one tied; they narrowly won overall 114-112.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Maggie Porter and Nicholas Newman were evenly matched for most of the game: 6-all on the seventh end, 10-all on the eleventh and 12-all by the fourteenth.  After that they built up a decent lead at 21-12 on the eighteenth but achieved only one more shot to win narrowly at 22-19.

Peter Boeg with Ian Palmer, Patrick O‘Reilly and Shirley Whitehand lost the first two ends 0-2 but then led for most of the game until caught on the sixteenth at 15-all.  They took three of the remaining five ends to win narrowly, also at 22-19.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Bob Webb, Norman Crawford and Nelson Hamilton were 1-8 down after five ends and 2-10 adrift on the eighth.  From this low point they struggled up to be level at 17-all on the nineteenth before winning by a single shot at 19-18.

Ken Gillmore with Penny Smith, Margaret Goodger and John Morton were neck and neck throughout the game, before achieving a very fair tie at 15-all.

Stan Robinson with Jean Harman, Michael Cunningham and Jim Ratcliffe were 3-all on the fourth end and 3-12 down by the eighth.  A ”five” on the next gave them a boost and by the fourteenth they had caught up at 14-all.  Level again on the sixteenth at 15-all they sadly scored only two more shots, losing 17-20.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell, Christine Murphy and Norman Tilley finished the first half just in front at 9-8 on the tenth but by the thirteenth had fallen behind at 9-17. They fought back, but ran out of ends, losing 19-21.

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Another round of the Catherine Wheeler League for mixed triples took place when six mixed triples travelled to play against Walpole Bay Bowling club on Tuesday 21 August where they won four rinks to two, winning overall 96-93 and collecting thirteen league points against four to the host club.

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Joan Davey led 6-3 on the third end but went down to 6-10 by the sixth.  They edged in front at 11-10 on the ninth, advancing to 13-12 on the twelfth.

Thereafter they won all the remaining ends to win 22-15.

 Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy got a “seven” on the second end, having lost the first to a “four”.   They were nearly caught up on the sixth at 9-8 and again at 14-13 on the fourteenth but they held steady, winning 19-14.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field led from the start, keeping just in front until they won 14-10.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes went unchallenged until the halfway ninth when they were in front 10-1.  They were 18-3 on the thirteenth but then failed to score again, winning by the narrowest margin at 18-17.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett were 0-5 down on the third end, almost caught up on the sixth at 4-5, then trailed for the rest of the game, losing 12-17.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor were 2-10 down on the sixth end, got to their closest on the eleventh end at 9-11, and finally lost 11-20

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20 August Summaries

The Heron League continues: two triples of ladies travelled to play Faversham on Tuesday afternoon 31 July where they both lost, with an overall score 29-45 and gaining no league points.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Kath Tilley defeated 16-24.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout lost 13-21.

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On Wednesday 8 August six mixed rinks from St Albans Townsend Bowling club paid a visit to the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks and the visitors did likewise.  However, the host club lost overall 92-107. The match was played over eighteen ends.

Brian Watson with Patricia Vaz, Rex Beard and Don Minnett winning 21-14.

Stan Robinson with Jean Harman, Brian Batchelor and Norman Tilley win 17-15.

Peter Reed with Tracey Hamilton, Derek Boots and Derek Gann won by a single shot at 18-17.

Brian Gentle with Ronald Vaz,  Margaret Morris and Michael Amura lost t 17-18.

Ken Gillmore with Reg Dowell, Nicholas Newman and Barbara McGillicuddy lost 11-17.

Peter Boeg with Jim Westcott, Christine Murphy and Philip Andersen lost 8-26.

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After the long hot summer the drought ended for Whitstable Bowling Club on Friday 10 August when the fixture with six rinks of ladies from Borough of Croydon Bowling Club was curtailed by rain to seven or eight ends.  The host club won two rinks, lost on three with one tied but they lost overall 40-42.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Tracey Hamilton, Gladys Clements and Maggie Porter win 18-3.

Joan Davey with Patricia Pout, Maureen James and Jean Harman won 7-3.

Margaret Goodger with Beryl Barton, June Ratcliffe and Edna Hall achieving a tie at 6-all.

Sylvia Hender with Patricia Vaz, Jean Reid and Shirley Whitehand, losing 2-11.

Rita Hall with Patricia Uden, Peggy Wray and Yvonne Gann losing 3-12.

Daphne Ellinor with Sue Quilter, Kath Tilley and Jeanette May defeat 4-7.

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On Saturday 11 August six mixed rinks from Istead Rise Bowling club met six mostly mixed rinks on the Castle green where the host club won on two rinks and lost on four, losing overall 107-110.

Gareth Porter with Christopher Twyman, Derek Boots and Norman Tilley won the game 25-13.

Brian Gentle with Bob Webb, Philip Andersen and Barbara McGillicuddy won 20-13.

Peter Boeg with Jim Hatton, Ronald Vaz and Derek Gann lost on the last end 16-17.

Brian Watson with Patricia Vaz, Nicholas Newman and Norman Toby losing 14-19

Brian Reynolds with Brian Batchelor, Stan Robinson and Martin Hakes lose the game 19-25.

Gerald Hender with Reg Dowell, Fred Goodger and Jim Hatton lost 13-23.

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Six mixed rinks from Belvedere Social Bowling club graced the Castle green on Sunday 12 August where the host club won on two rinks, lost on three, with one abandoned after nine ends when one of the visiting side was taken ill; fortunately he made a full recovery.Overall the host club lost 68-94 on the five completed rinks.

Brian Watson with Nelson Hamilton, Edna Hall and Don Minnett win 20-10.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey, Philip Andersen and Stan Robinson winning 22-17.

Peter Boeg with Michael Cunningham, Norman Tilley and Daphne Ellinor lost 12-18.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Tracey Hamilton, Brian Maxted and Fred Goodger lost 9-26.

Gerald Hender with Brian Batchelor, Christine Murphy and Jude Garland lost 5-23.

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On the evening of Monday 13 August four mixed triples from North East Kent Police Bowling club came to the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks and lost on one. Nevertheless they lost overall 69-71.

Tony Petts with Christine Murphy and Gareth Porter won 24-15.

Gerald Hender with Fred Goodger and Jeanette May win 18-13.

Brian Watson with J Crawford and Nicholas Newman win 18-14.

John May with Norman Crawford and Ken Gillmore losing 9-29.

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20 August Full Reports

The Heron League continues: two triples of ladies travelled to play Faversham on Tuesday afternoon 31 July where they both lost, with an overall score 29-45 and gaining no league points.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Kath Tilley led 5-nil on the second end, were 5-all on the next and 5-9 down after five.  By the ninth they led again at 11-9 but were caught again on the twelfth at 12-all.  Their last flourish was leading 13-12 on the next, but the home side took control after that leaving the Whitstable ladies defeated 16-24.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout lost the first end but led 9-7 by the halfway ninth.  They went off the boil after that, losing 13-21.

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On Wednesday 8 August six mixed rinks from St Albans Townsend Bowling club paid a visit to the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks and the visitors did likewise.  However, the host club lost overall 92-107. The match was played over eighteen ends.

Brian Watson with Patricia Vaz, Rex Beard and Don Minnett took the first three ends, 3-nil and by the ninth led 9-3.  They were even more successful in the second half, including a “six” on the twelfth at 17-6, finally winning 21-14.

Stan Robinson with Jean Harman, Brian Batchelor and Norman Tilley were 0-5 down after four ends but levelled on the sixth at 5-all.  They fell behind again to be 5-10 adrift on the ninth, but eventually caught up on the fourteenth at 13-12.  They extended their lead enough to win 17-15.

Peter Reed with Tracey Hamilton, Derek Boots and Derek Gann won the first end and led throughout the first half until caught 7-all on the ninth.  They got the lead back on the next end and hung on to win by a single shot at 18-17.

Brian Gentle with Ronald Vaz,  Margaret Morris and Michael Amura led 6-1 after six ends but went behind on the eighth at 6-10 when the visitors got a “six” on that end.  They were in deeper trouble when the visiting team got a “five” on the tenth, 7-15.  They levelled on the thirteenth at 15-all, on the fifteenth at 16-all and on the seventeenth at 17-all, then lost the last end, and the match 17-18.

Ken Gillmore with Reg Dowell, Nicholas Newman and Barbara McGillicuddy lost the first four ends 0-4, led 5-4 on the sixth before falling behind again to be 5-11 down on the tenth.  They stayed behind until they lost 11-17.

Peter Boeg with Jim Westcott, Christine Murphy and Philip Andersen led 3-2 on the fourth end but had dropped back 3-11 down by the eighth.  They scored occasionally until they lost 8-26.

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After the long hot summer the drought ended for Whitstable Bowling Club on Friday 10 August when the fixture with six rinks of ladies from Borough of Croydon Bowling Club was curtailed by rain to seven or eight ends.  The host club won two rinks, lost on three with one tied but they lost overall 40-42.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Tracey Hamilton, Gladys Clements and Maggie Porter took six of the eight ends played, including a “six” and a “five” to win 18-3.

Joan Davey with Patricia Pout, Maureen James and Jean Harman won six of their nine ends to win the game 7-3.

Margaret Goodger with Beryl Barton, June Ratcliffe and Edna Hall led 5-1 after four ends but were caught on the eighth and last end, achieving a tie at 6-all.

Sylvia Hender with Patricia Vaz, Jean Reid and Shirley Whitehand scored on just two of their eight ends, losing 2-11.

Rita Hall with Patricia Uden, Peggy Wray and Yvonne Gann managed nine ends, on three of which they scored a shot, losing 3-12.

Daphne Ellinor with Sue Quilter, Kath Tilley and Jeanette May were 1-7 down after five ends.  They won the last two but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat 4-7.

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On Saturday 11 August six mixed rinks from Istead Rise Bowling club met six mostly mixed rinks on the Castle green where the host club won on two rinks and lost on four, losing overall 107-110.

Gareth Porter with Christopher Twyman, Derek Boots and Norman Tilley had a good start, including a “six” on the third end to lead 11-1 by the sixth.  After ten ends they were 16-2 in front but then they slowed down, winning only two of the next nine ends to be 18-12 up on the nineteenth.  They then got a “seven” on the twentieth and so won the game 25-13.

Brian Gentle with Bob Webb, Philip Andersen and Barbara McGillicuddy took command early, leading 7-3 on the sixth and 16-5 after thirteen ends.  They finally won 20-13.

Peter Boeg with Jim Hatton, Ronald Vaz and Derek Gann went 2-6 down in five ends and trailed along until catching up on the fifteenth at 12-all.  They went ahead, leading 16-13 on the eighteenth but that was their last scoring end; they lost on the last end 16-17.

Brian Watson with Patricia Vaz, Nicholas Newman and Norman Toby were 2-all on the third end but by the tenth trailed 4-9.  They almost caught up on the thirteenth at 10-11 but fell back again, eventually losing 14-19.

Brian Reynolds with Brian Batchelor, Stan Robinson and Martin Hakes were 1-4 down after four ends but hit a winning streak to go 10-4 ahead on the sixth.  They stayed in front until caught on the seventeenth at 16-all; they retook the lead on the next at 19-16, but lost the last three ends to lose the game 19-25.

Gerald Hender with Reg Dowell, Fred Goodger and Jim Hatton lost the first two ends but nosed in front on the sixth at 4-3.  Sadly they didn’t score for another eight ends to be 4-18 down on the fourteenth.  They finally lost 13-23.

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Six mixed rinks from Belvedere Social Bowling club graced the Castle green on Sunday 12 August where the host club won on two rinks, lost on three, with one abandoned after nine ends when one of the visiting side was taken ill; fortunately he made a full recovery.Overall the host club lost 68-94 on the five completed rinks.

Brian Watson with Nelson Hamilton, Edna Hall and Don Minnett were 1-4 down after five ends but levelled the scores on the eleventh end at 6-all.  They got in front, 12-6 by the thirteenth and were hanging on at 12-10 on the sixteenth, then won all the remaining ends to win 20-10.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey, Philip Andersen and Stan Robinson led 12-4 after nine ends.  A “five” on the fourteenth took them ten shots clear at 18-8, but then they were almost caught on the seventeenth at 18-17; however, they got the last four ends, winning 22-17.

Peter Boeg with Michael Cunningham, Norman Tilley and Daphne Ellinor led 6-1 on the fourth, then were caught 7-all on the ninth, were level again 9-all on the thirteenth before falling well behind at 9-17 on the seventeenth.  Finally they lost 12-18.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Tracey Hamilton, Brian Maxted and Fred Goodger were 5-3 up on the fifth end but then 5-10 down by the eighth.  Another eight ends passed with only one shot scored, leaving them well down at 6-23 on the sixteenth.  They lost 9-26.

Gerald Hender with Brian Batchelor, Christine Murphy and Jude Garland won the first two ends, were 2-all on the third and 2-6 down by the sixth.  They scored just once in the next fourteen years ends to be 3-23 on the twentieth.  They finally lost 5-23.

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On the evening of Monday 13 August four mixed triples from North East Kent Police Bowling club came to the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks and lost on one. Nevertheless they lost overall 69-71.

Tony Petts with Christine Murphy and Gareth Porter had a “five” and a “four” in the first half-dozen ends to lead 13-4 on the sixth. By the ninth they were only two shots ahead at 13-11 but then resumed scoring until they won 24-15.

Gerald Hender with Fred Goodger and Jeanette May were 1-3 down on the fourth end but a “six” on the next set them up at 7-3 and by the halfway point they led 12-3.  They maintained the pressure, going on to win 18-13.

Brian Watson with J Crawford and Nicholas Newman led 11-1 on the sixth end and 14-2 by the halfway ninth.  They slowed right down in the second half but had enough margin to win 18-14.

John May with Norman Crawford and Ken Gillmore were 1-16 down after seven ends and scored only four ends after that, losing 9-29.

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12 August Summaries 

On Saturday afternoon 28 July six mixed triples travelled to play against Thanet Bowling club in another round of the Catherine Wheeler League.  Rinks honours were evenly distributed, but the visiting club lost overall 98-103, gaining six league points while the host club received eleven.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor won 18-9.

Peter Boeg with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes  winning 20-16.

Tony Petts with Chris Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy  winning 17-15.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey lose at 19-22.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett  lost 10-18.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field lost 14-23.

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Six rinks of men from Borough of Croydon Bowling club defeated the host club on the Castle green on Sunday 29 July.  Although rink honours were shared at three apiece the overall score was 90-99.  The match was played over eighteen ends.

Peter Boeg with Bob Webb, Jim Westcott and Stan Robinson win 20-11.

Brian Watson with Trevor Epps, Ronald Vaz and Don Minnett winning 18-12.

Tony Petts with Michael Amura, Bob Avery and Norman Toby winning the game 17-15.

Peter Reed with Norman Tilley, Fred Goodger and Nicholas Newman, losing 14-21.

Derek Newell with Ian Palmer, Don Simler and Derek Gann, losing 11-19.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell and Tony Clark losing 10-21.

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On Tuesday evening 31 July six triples of men went to play Faversham Bowling club in another round of the Forest of Blean League where they won on one rink and lost the other five, losing overall 76-95 and gaining one league point.

Brian Gentle with Malcolm Scott and Trevor Epps winning the game 17-14.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Toby defeated by a single shot 16-17.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds losing by only two shots at 13-15.

Bob Davey with Chris Twyman and Martin Hakes lost at 12-15.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and John New, losing 10-17.

Derek Newell with Nicholas Newman and Jim Carey, losing 8-17.

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Whitstable Bowling club was saved from a whitewash at the hands of Kent Police Bowling club by a single shot win secured by the only winning rink of the host club. The match took place on the Castle green on Wednesday afternoon 1 August and the host club lost overall 56-99.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton and Michael Amura winning by a single shot at 11-10.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Norman Tilley and Maggie Porter losing 14-15.

Rosemary Field with Jim Taylor and John Morton defeat at 13-17.

Gareth Porter with Jeanette May and Stan Robinson were defeated 14-19.

Fred Goodger with Maureen James and Yvonne Gann, losing 4-26.

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Ashburton Park Bowling club sent seven mixed triples to the Castle green on Thursday 2 August when the host club won on two of the rinks, lost the other five and was defeated overall 76-95. The match was decided over fifteen ends.

Peter Boeg with Tracey Hamilton and Derek Boots win comfortably at 23-8(eight).

Brian Watson with Brian Batchelor and Don Minnett  win by a single shot at 10-9.

Norman Tilley with Jim Westcott and Kath Tilley lost 8-13.

Rita Hall with Philip Andersen and Michael Amura losing 7-14.

Rosemary Field with Nelson Hamilton and Stan Robinson losing 7-13.

Malcolm Scott with Jude Garland and Edna Hall losing 8-16.

Martin Hakes with Jean Harman and Brian Maxted eventually lost at 13-22.

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12 August Full Reports 

On Saturday afternoon 28 July six mixed triples travelled to play against Thanet Bowling club in another round of the Catherine Wheeler League.  Rinks honours were evenly distributed, but the visiting club lost overall 98-103, gaining six league points while the host club received eleven.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor had a very good start: 6-1 on the sixth and finishing the first half with a “five” on the ninth to lead 12-3.  By the fifteenth they were 18-6 in front and losing the last three ends was of no consequence; they won 18-9.

Peter Boeg with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes also began well, being 12-2 up on the eighth end.  They then lost the next five ends, drawing level at 12-all on the thirteenth before recovering themselves and winning 20-16.

Tony Petts with Chris Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy went 5-2 ahead on the fourth but were even at 6-all on the seventh and again at 8-all by the tenth.  From 11-8 on the eleventh they slipped to 11-13 by the fourteenth, then 12-15 after sixteen ends.  Fortunately they took the last two ends with a decent score, winning 17-15.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey had an up and down first half but led 15-12 on the ninth.  They went behind on the twelfth at 15-16 but regained the advantage by the sixteenth at 19-18 only to lose the last two ends, and with them the match at 19-22.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett took five ends to start scoring, at 1-9 and never came near catching up.  They lost 10-18.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field were 1-4 down on the fourth but got a “five” on the next and then a “three” to lead 9-4 on the sixth.  They were 11-8 in front on the ninth, but then stopped scoring for six ends to be 11-22 behind on the fifteenth!  They finally lost 14-23.

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Six rinks of men from Borough of Croydon Bowling club defeated the host club on the Castle green on Sunday 29 July.  Although rink honours were shared at three apiece the overall score was 90-99.  The match was played over eighteen ends.

Peter Boeg with Bob Webb, Jim Westcott and Stan Robinson led 9-1 on the eighth end.  Their lead was cut back by the fourteenth at 12-10, but a “five” on the next set them up again and they went on to win 20-11.

Brian Watson with Trevor Epps, Ronald Vaz and Don Minnett were 1-5 down on the fourth end but led 8-7 by the ninth.  They were caught on the thirteenth at 11-all but managed to win all but one of the last five ends, winning the game 18-12.

Tony Petts with Michael Amura, Bob Avery and Norman Toby led 6-2 on the fifth and 9-7 by the ninth.  After leading 15-8 on the twelfth they were very nearly caught on the fifteenth at 15-14 but they won two of the last three ends, winning the game 17-15.

Peter Reed with Norman Tilley, Fred Goodger and Nicholas Newman went 10-2 up on the sixth end and stayed in front until the fourteenth at 13-15.  They scored just one more time, losing 14-21.

Derek Newell with Ian Palmer, Don Simler and Derek Gann were 4-2 on the fourth, 4-all on the fifth and 4-7 down after six ends.  They stayed behind for the rest of the game, losing 11-19.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell and Tony Clark went 2-14 down by the seventh end and 3-17 by the ninth.  They just made it into double figures, losing 10-21.

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On Tuesday evening 31 July six triples of men went to play Faversham Bowling club in another round of the Forest of Blean League where they won on one rink and lost the other five, losing overall 76-95 and gaining one league point.

Brian Gentle with Malcolm Scott and Trevor Epps led 6-2 on the sixth but were overtaken at 6-9 when the home team got a “six”.  They caught up on the tenth at 9-all but it didn’t last, by the fifteenth they were 11-14 down.  Then fortune smiled upon them, they took the last three ends, winning the game 17-14.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Toby were well down at the halfway mark, 2-14 on the ninth end.  They had much the better of the second half, including a “six” on the seventeenth end and were only narrowly defeated by a single shot 16-17.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds were 2-4 behind on the fifth end, level on the next at 4-all, but well down on the eleventh at 4-12.  They staged a late rally, finally losing by only two shots at 13-15.

Bob Davey with Chris Twyman and Martin Hakes were 2-6 down on the sixth end and 4-9 behind after nine.  They caught up on the fifteenth at 11-all but sadly lost at 12-15.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and John New were 1-3 down on the fourth, 3-9 on the eighth and 5-13 after twelve.  They got into double figures on the fifteenth at 10-13 but scored no more, losing 10-17.

Derek Newell with Nicholas Newman and Jim Carey trailed 1-3 on the fourth and 3-6 by the eighth.  By the end they had scored on only eight of the eighteen ends, losing 8-17.

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Whitstable Bowling club was saved from a whitewash at the hands of Kent Police Bowling club by a single shot win secured by the only winning rink of the host club. The match took place on the Castle green on Wednesday afternoon 1 August and the host club lost overall 56-99.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton and Michael Amura lost the first two ends but by eighth led 7-2.  They kept in front, with a reducing lead, but finished up winning by a single shot at 11-10.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Norman Tilley and Maggie Porter were generally behind until they caught up on the fourteenth at 9-all.  They very nearly caught up again on the last end, but sadly they were one short, losing 14-15.

Rosemary Field with Jim Taylor and John Morton led 3-1 by the fourth end, were level at 3-all on the next and 3-5 down after seven ends.  They scored once in the next five ends to trail 5-13 on the twelfth, then a late rally was not enough to avoid defeat at 13-17.

Gareth Porter with Jeanette May and Stan Robinson were 0-6 down after four ends but thereafter made steady progress in catching up, which they did on the next to last end at 14-all.  Unfortunately it all came to naught; the visitors took the last end with a “five”, leaving the home side defeated 14-19.

Fred Goodger with Maureen James and Yvonne Gann had a frustrating afternoon: after losing the first two ends 0-2 they led 3-2 on the fifth, only to find themselves behind again on the seventh at 4-5.  They never scored again, losing 4-26.

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Ashburton Park Bowling club sent seven mixed triples to the Castle green on Thursday 2 August when the host club won on two of the rinks, lost the other five and was defeated overall 76-95. The match was decided over fifteen ends.

Peter Boeg with Tracey Hamilton and Derek Boots had a slow start, being 1-4 down on the fourth end but then rallying to lead 13-4 by the eighth.  They took all but two of the remaining ends to win comfortably at 23-8(eight).

Brian Watson with Brian Batchelor and Don Minnett lost the first two ends but led 3-2 by the fourth, then were level on the next at 3-all.  They had the better of the next few ends to lead 9-4 on the tenth but scored only once after that and were fortunate to win by a single shot at 10-9.

Norman Tilley with Jim Westcott and Kath Tilley trailed over the first few ends until they levelled on the seventh at 4-all.  They fell behind again and stayed behind until they lost 8-13.

Rita Hall with Philip Andersen and Michael Amura took the first three ends 3-nil, were level on the fifth at 4-all, but lost the next five ends to trail 4-11 on the tenth.  They scored just twice more before losing 7-14.

Rosemary Field with Nelson Hamilton and Stan Robinson went 1-8 adrift in six ends.  Their closest approach was 6-10 on the thirteenth before losing 7-13.

Malcolm Scott with Jude Garland and Edna Hall were 3-12 down after nine ends but pulled up a bit before losing 8-16.

Martin Hakes with Jean Harman and Brian Maxted were 1-20 down after only  seven ends, on three of which the visitors scored a “five”!  Despite this disappointment they fought back and were 7-20 by the eleventh and got a “four” on the fourteenth, but eventually lost at 13-22.

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Whitstable Men had a resounding victory in the Bernard Annand Trophy quarter final away at Lenham 48 - 24. Starting well they didn't let Lenham back into the tie and controlled the game throughout. Semi Final and Final is at Herne Bay on September 2nd.

Team: G.Porter, B Reynolds, G Hender, B Davey;C Twyman, B Gentle, P Boeg, T Attaway.

8 August Summaries

On Tuesday evening 24 July six triples of men from Canterbury Bowling club came to the Castle green for a round of the Forest of Blean League.  The host club won on three rinks, lost on two and the remaining game was tied; overall they lost 91-99. The host club received three-and-a-half league points; the visitors four-and-a-half. 

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds winning 18-12.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and John New held on to win 18-14.

Derek Newell with Nicholas Newman and Jim Carey win 18-16.

Peter Boeg with Bob Avery and Malcolm Scott tie at 13-all.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Tilley lost 14-21.

Norman Toby with Chris Twyman and Martin Hakes losing 10-23.

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On Wednesday 25 July no fewer than seven mixed rinks from Southend & District Bowling club made their way to the Castle green leaving the host club with only a single winning rink and a huge overall deficit at 84-138.  Games were played over eighteen ends.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey, Maureen James and Malcolm Scott win 15-10.

Peter Boeg with Michael Amura, Yvonne Gann and John Morton lost 10-21.

Brian Watson with Reg Dowell, Penny Smith and Gareth Porter lost 11-19.

Margaret Goodger with Michael Cunningham, Derek Gann and Nelson Hamilton  lost 12-24.

Fred Goodger with Tony Clark,Derek Boots and Maggie Porter losing 13-22.

Brian Reynolds with Brian Maxted, Nicholas Newman and Barbara McGillicuddy losing 15-20.

Peter Reed with Norman Crawford, Stan Robinson and Rosemary Field, losing 8-22.

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Thursday 26 July six mixed triples made their way to the outskirts of Sittingbourne to play Milton Regis Bowling club on one of the oldest greens in the country, played on since around 1540!

The Whitstable bowlers won on just one rink, tied on another and lost the remaining four.

Overall they lost 73-111.  The match was played over sixteen ends.

Tony Petts with Martin Hakes and Barbara McGillicuddy win 15-9.

Brian Watson with Nicholas Newman and Maggie Porter tie the game at 18-all.

Peter Boeg with Margaret Morris and Derek Gann lost 16-20.

Fred Goodger with Patricia Vaz and Derek Boots defeat at 10-21.

Malcolm Scott with Kath Tilley and Ronald Vaz, losing 9-16.

Gareth Porter with Brian Batchelor and Rita Hall losing 5-26.

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8 August Full Reports

On Tuesday evening 24 July six triples of men from Canterbury Bowling club came to the Castle green for a round of the Forest of Blean League.  The host club won on three rinks, lost on two and the remaining game was tied; overall they lost 91-99. The host club received three-and-a-half league points; the visitors four-and-a-half. 

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds led 10-1 after six ends.  Their lead was cut back by the twelfth at 13-9, but they got going again, winning 18-12.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and John New also had a good start, leading 10-3 by the eighth end. Their lead was reduced when they were 13-10 on the eleventh, but they held on to win 18-14.

Derek Newell with Nicholas Newman and Jim Carey were 5-1 on the fifth, 11-4 on the ninth, then they lost the lead at 11-13 on the eleventh end when the visitors got a “six”.  By the fifteenth they were 12-16 behind, but then took the last three ends to win 18-16.

Peter Boeg with Bob Avery and Malcolm Scott were evenly matched from the start: 2-all on the fourth, 3-all on the sixth before establishing a decent lead by the thirteenth at 12-5.  They scored only one more shot and were lucky to tie at 13-all.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Tilley led 4-2 after five ends but trailed 4-8 by the eighth.  They were behind 6-15 on the thirteenth and lost 14-21.

Norman Toby with Chris Twyman and Martin Hakes led 6-2 on the fourth but had slipped back to 6-11 by the eighth.  They scored infrequently, losing 10-23.

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On Wednesday 25 July no fewer than seven mixed rinks from Southend & District Bowling club made their way to the Castle green leaving the host club with only a single winning rink and a huge overall deficit at 84-138.  Games were played over eighteen ends.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey, Maureen James and Malcolm Scott were level at 5-all on the seventh end and then 7-all on the tenth.  Thereafter they gradually pulled in front to win 15-10.

Peter Boeg with Michael Amura, Yvonne Gann and John Morton scored twice in the first half to be 2-11 down on the ninth end.  They managed to get into double figures, but only just. They lost 10-21.

Brian Watson with Reg Dowell, Penny Smith and Gareth Porter got the first two ends 2-nil but by the tenth were 4-12 behind.   Thereafter the two sides scored the same as each other, thus the home team lost 11-19.

Margaret Goodger with Michael Cunningham, Derek Gann and Nelson Hamilton lost the first four ends 0-7 and by the tenth were 2-15 down.  Three good ends got them within sight at 11-15, but the visitors replied with a “six” on the next at 11-21.  The home side lost 12-24.

Fred Goodger with Tony Clark,Derek Boots and Maggie Porter were 5-1 up on the third, were caught at 6-all on the fifth, then led 12-9 on the halfway ninth.  They fell behind 12-13 on the eleventh and scored just one more shot before losing 13-22.

Brian Reynolds with Brian Maxted, Nicholas Newman and Barbara McGillicuddy led for the last time at 4-3 on the sixth end, after which they bobbed along in the trail before losing 15-20.

Peter Reed with Norman Crawford, Stan Robinson and Rosemary Field led 5-1 on the fourth end and stayed in front for the first half to be just in front on the ninth at 7-6.  They dropped behind on the next at 7-8, then levelled 8-all on the eleventh but never scored again, losing 8-22.

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Thursday 26 July six mixed triples made their way to the outskirts of Sittingbourne to play Milton Regis Bowling club on one of the oldest greens in the country, played on since around 1540!

The Whitstable bowlers won on just one rink, tied on another and lost the remaining four.

Overall they lost 73-111.  The match was played over sixteen ends.

Tony Petts with Martin Hakes and Barbara McGillicuddy scored just once in the first seven ends to trail 1-6.  They found the green and won the next four ends to lead 8-6 on the eleventh, before going on to win 15-9.

Brian Watson with Nicholas Newman and Maggie Porter were evenly matched in the first half to be 8-all on the ninth end.  They took command in the second half and by the fifteenth were well in front at 18-11, then the home side threw down a “seven” to tie the game at 18-all.

Peter Boeg with Margaret Morris and Derek Gann went 0-6 down after four ends and by the eleventh were 5-14 behind.  A “five” on the next was encouraging, but they finally lost 16-20.

Fred Goodger with Patricia Vaz and Derek Boots scored only once in the first seven ends to be 1-14 down.  They did better after that but not enough to avoid defeat at 10-21.

Malcolm Scott with Kath Tilley and Ronald Vaz were level at 4-all on the seventh end and 5-all on the ninth.  They briefly led for the next couple of ends, 7-6 on the eleventh, but the home team scored a “five” on the twelfth, while Whitstable got only two shots more, losing 9-16.

Gareth Porter with Brian Batchelor and Rita Hall scored on  just four ends, losing 5-26.

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30 July Summaries 

 On Tuesday 10 July five triples of men from Ashford Town Bowling Club came to the Castle green for another round of the Forest of Blean League.  The host club won on four of the five rinks and overall by 94-78, gaining seven of the eight league points on offer.

Peter Boeg with Chris Twyman and Malcolm Scott win 22-13.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds victory 15-11.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Jim Ratcliffe win 21-18.

Derek Newell with Trevor Epps and Jim Carey a single-shot victory at 18-17.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and John New lost the match by a single shot at 18-19

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Five triples of ladies from Canterbury Bowling club were defeated four rinks to one by the host club on the Castle green on Wednesday 11 July and 87-74 overall (edit).

Joan Davey with Kath Tilley and Maureen James, winning 23-13.

Rita Hall with Sue Quilter and Maggie Porter win 19-13.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout win 17-13.

Margaret Goodger with Ann French and Jean Harman win at 17-13.

Sylvia Hender with Peggy Wray and Margaret Morris lost 11-22.

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On Tuesday 12 July four mixed rinks from United Services Bowling Club came to the Castle green where the host club managed to win on one rink and lose on three, losing overall 53-78.

Brian Gentle with Michael Amura, Yvonne Gann and Malcolm Scott, winning 21-10.

Brian Watson with Nelson Hamilton, Margaret Morris and Brian Reynolds, losing 15-19.

Bob Davey with Jean Harman, Fred Goodger and Martín Hakes lost 9-22.

Peter Reed with Brian Batchelor, Derek Boots and John Morton lost 8-27.

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On Sunday, 15 July two rinks of men from Whitstable Bowling club played against two rinks from Ashford Town Bowling club in a round of the Bernard Annand Shield.  Whitstable won on both rinks.

Bob Davey with Chris Twyman, Brian Watson and Gerry Hender win 19-18.

Trevor Hall with Trevor Epps, Derek Newell and Tony Petts victory to Whitstable at 19-18.

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Tuesday evening 17 July saw six triples of men travelling to Boughton Bowling club for another round of the Forest of Blean League.  Rink honours were shared at three apiece but the host club inflicted defeat at 89-113.  Whitstable got 3 league points and Boughton got 5.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Phil Andersen win 21-9(nine).

Brian Reynolds with Chris Twyman and Martin Hakes won 23-12.

Brian Gentle with Nicholas Newman and Peter Boeg victory at 16-14.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and John New are shown as having lost 14-15.

Derek Newell with Malcolm Scott and Jim Carey finally lost 10-29.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Toby losing 5-34.

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Another round of the Catherine Wheeler League on Saturday 21 July involved six mixed triples travelling to play Birchington Bowling club.  Both clubs won three rinks but the host club scored more shots, leaving the visitors defeated 94-114 and receiving six league points while the hosts had eleven.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes win 19-13.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett winning 23-20.

Tony Petts with Chris Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy winning 15-12.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey lost 15-20.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field lost 12-19.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor, losing 10-30.

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On Sunday 22 July six mixed rinks from Crayford Bowling club came to the Castle green where the host club won four rinks and overall 108-83.

Fred Goodger with Reg Dowell, Peggy Wray and David Lane win 27-8.

Norman Toby with Philip Andersen, Linda Lane and Derek Gann winning total at 20-11.

Ken Gillmore with Joan Davey, Norman Tilley and Bob Avery victory at 16-10.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Brian Maxted, Nelson Hamilton and Maggie Porter win 16-11.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Trevor Epps and Don Minnett losing 14-21.

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30 July Full Reports 

 On Tuesday 10 July five triples of men from Ashford Town Bowling Club came to the Castle green for another round of the Forest of Blean League.  The host club won on four of the five rinks and overall by 94-78, gaining seven of the eight league points on offer.

Peter Boeg with Chris Twyman and Malcolm Scott were on the back foot until a “four” on the ninth gave them the lead at 10-8.  Another “four” on the eleventh consolidated their advantage at 14-10 and they went on to win 22-13.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds trailed along during the early ends but a “five” on the eighth put them in front 8-5.  By the twelfth they led 12-6 before scrambling to victory 15-11.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Jim Ratcliffe lost the first two ends but opened their score with a “five” on the third and by the seventh led 12-6.  They were caught on the eleventh at 12-all then dropped behind 15-17 on the fifteenth before grabbing two of the last three ends to win 21-18.

Derek Newell with Trevor Epps and Jim Carey had a bad start, being 1-7 down after only five ends and then 3-10 adrift on the eighth.  They were still behind on the eleventh at 6-15, but then won four of the next five ends to level at 16-all on the sixteenth before sneaking a single-shot victory at 18-17.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and John New were behind for most of the first half but drew level on the ninth at 10-all and then were evenly matched on the eleventh at 12-all, 14-all on the fourteenth and 18-all on the seventeenth. They lost the last end, and the match by a single shot at 18-19

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Five triples of ladies from Canterbury Bowling club were defeated four rinks to one by the host club on the Castle green on Wednesday 11 July and 87-74 overall (edit).

Joan Davey with Kath Tilley and Maureen James were well in the lead by the fifth end at 10-3.  Thereafter they were never really challenged, winning 23-13.

Rita Hall with Sue Quilter and Maggie Porter had a good start, leading 11-1 on the seventh end. They stopped scoring for five ends to hold a reduced lead at 11-8 on the twelfth, but then perked up for the closing ends to win 19-13.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout were 2-3 down on the fourth end but leapt in front with a “five” on the next at 7-3.  They built a commanding lead until they were ten shots in front on the fourteenth at 17-7, then lost the last four ends, fortunately with enough in reserve to win 17-13.

Margaret Goodger with Ann French and Jean Harman led 8-1 after five ends and were not caught until the twelfth at 10-all.  It was close after that, but they finished with a “three” on the last end to win at 17-13.

Sylvia Hender with Peggy Wray and Margaret Morris lost the first end 0-3, drew level at 3-all on the third before trailing 3-9 on the fifth.  By the thirteenth they were 7-17 down, finally losing 11-22.

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On Tuesday 12 July four mixed rinks from United Services Bowling Club came to the Castle green where the host club managed to win on one rink and lose on three, losing overall 53-78.

Brian Gentle with Michael Amura, Yvonne Gann and Malcolm Scott led 8-1 after five ends and 13-2 by the eighth. They pressed home their advantage, winning 21-10.

Brian Watson with Nelson Hamilton, Margaret Morris and Brian Reynolds were 3-all on the fifth end but slumped to 3-9 down by the ninth.  They never caught up, losing 15-19.

Bob Davey with Jean Harman, Fred Goodger and Martín Hakes took the first two ends 2-nil but then refrained from scoring for the next seven ends to be 2-9 down after nine.  Finding no more than five opportunities to score from then on, they lost 9-22.

Peter Reed with Brian Batchelor, Derek Boots and John Morton went 1-8 down in seven ends and 4-20 by the fifteenth.  They lost 8-27.

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On Sunday, 15 July two rinks of men from Whitstable Bowling club played against two rinks from Ashford Town Bowling club in a round of the Bernard Annand Shield.  Whitstable won on both rinks.

Bob Davey with Chris Twyman, Brian Watson and Gerry Hender led 5-1 after five ends but trailed 5-7 by the ninth.  Two good ends put them ahead again at 11-7 on the eleventh but after eighteen ends scores were level at 15-all, but they had the best of the last few ends to win 19-18.

Trevor Hall with Trevor Epps, Derek Newell and Tony Petts led 7-1 on the fifth and stayed in front until scores were level on the sixteenth at 15-all and again at 16-all on the eighteenth.  By the end the combined scores were level so an extra end gave victory to Whitstable at 19-18.

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Tuesday evening 17 July saw six triples of men travelling to Boughton Bowling club for another round of the Forest of Blean League.  Rink honours were shared at three apiece but the host club inflicted defeat at 89-113.  Whitstable got 3 league points and Boughton got 5.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Phil Andersen led 4-3 after six ends then had a six-end winning spell to lead 19-3 by the twelfth; they went on to win 21-9(nine).

Brian Reynolds with Chris Twyman and Martin Hakes began well, leading 11-1 after six ends and then accumulated shot after shot until they won 23-12.

Brian Gentle with Nicholas Newman and Peter Boeg won the first three ends 3-nil, went 3-4 down on the fifth but resumed the lead on the next end and kept the lead until caught level on the fifteenth at 12-all.  They dropped behind for a couple of ends but a “three” on the last gave them victory at 16-14.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and John New are shown as having lost 14-15.

Derek Newell with Malcolm Scott and Jim Carey won the first end but lost the next five to trail 1-10.  By the fourteenth they had scored only three more times to be well down at 4-24 and they finally lost 10-29.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Toby took five ends to get on the board at 1-9 and three ends later were 1-21!  They scored three more times before losing 5-34.

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Another round of the Catherine Wheeler League on Saturday 21 July involved six mixed triples travelling to play Birchington Bowling club.  Both clubs won three rinks but the host club scored more shots, leaving the visitors defeated 94-114 and receiving six league points while the hosts had eleven.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes had a good first half, leading 13-3 on the ninth.  They were less prolific in the second half but had enough in the tank to win 19-13.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett were 1-5 down after only three ends but then hit a winning streak for the next six ends, leading 15-5 on the halfway ninth.  They coasted the second half, winning 23-20.

Tony Petts with Chris Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy were 2-5 on the fourth, caught up on the tenth at 7-all but slipped on the next to 7-9.  They then took the next half dozen ends to lead 15-11 on the seventeenth, finally winning 15-12.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey led 6-3 on the sixth but went down to 6-13 on the tenth.  They stayed behind until they lost 15-20.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field led 5-1 on the fourth but were caught 8-all on the tenth.  They were 11-all on the fourteenth but then they lost 12-19.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor were 0-8 down in just three ends and 1-13 after six.  They never managed to catch up, losing 10-30.

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On Sunday 22 July six mixed rinks from Crayford Bowling club came to the Castle green where the host club won four rinks and overall 108-83.

Fred Goodger with Reg Dowell, Peggy Wray and David Lane lost the first end but led 9-1 by the sixth.  At the half way ninth they were 14-2 in front but then stopped scoring for four ends, but still kept the lead at 14-8 on the thirteenth.  Thereafter they won all the remaining ends, culminating with a “six” on the last end of the unusually shortened eighteen-end match to win 27-8.

Norman Toby with Philip Andersen, Linda Lane and Derek Gann swapped the lead several times in the first half: 4-2 on the fifth, 4-5 on the sixth, 6-5 on the seventh, 6-7 by the eighth.  From the ninth onwards they were in front, going from 9-7 to their winning total at 20-11.

Ken Gillmore with Joan Davey, Norman Tilley and Bob Avery had a modest lead at 8-5 on the ninth then had three good ends to be comfortably in front at 14-5 on the twelfth.  They scored just two more shots but it was enough for victory at 16-10.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Brian Maxted, Nelson Hamilton and Maggie Porter lost the first two ends, 0-2, were 2-3 down on the fifth but won the next five ends to lead 13-3 by the tenth.  They were 16-6 to the good on the fourteenth, but then lost the last four ends, fortunately with enough in reserve to win 16-11.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Trevor Epps and Don Minnett scored just twice in the first half to trail 2-18 by the tenth.  They did much better in the second half but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat at 15-20.

Peter Reed with Don Simler, Maureen James and Stan Robinson built an early lead at 6-1 by the fifth end but they were caught 7-all on the ninth.  From there they were on the back foot, finally losing 14-21.

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10 July Summaries 

The Forest of Blean League round played against Canterbury Bowling club on their green was not the greatest success for the Whitstable team, whose six triples of men won on just one rink, lost on five and overall 82-121.  They were awarded a single league point out of the eight available.

Derek Newell with Stan Robinson and Martin Hakes won 23-8(eight).

Peter Boeg with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott  lost at 12-15.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Phil Andersen lost 10-18.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and John New lost 11-20.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Toby lost 12-25.

Jim Ratcliffe with Nick Newman and Jim Carey lost 14-35.

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On Monday 25 July two rinks of men played two rinks of men from Tilmanstone Bowling Club in a first round match of the Bernard Annand Trophy on the Castle green, where the host club won on both rinks, by 33-23 overall, thus qualifying for the next round, when they expect two rinks from Cliftonville Bowling Club to visit. 

Bob Davey with Gareth Porter, Brian Reynolds and Gerry Hender won 16-10.

Thomas Attaway with John New, Brian Gentle and Peter Boeg l win 17-13.

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Tuesday 26 June was when Whitstable Bowling Club hosted Faversham Bowling club in another round of the Forest of Blean League, winning three rinks and losing three but winning overall 105-97 and gaining five league points to three.

Brian Reynolds with Don Minnett and Jim Carey win at 26-10.

Peter Boeg with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott won 21-8.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Martin Hakes win 17-11.

Brian Watson with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Toby lost 15-22.

Derek Newell with Gareth Porter and Stan Robinson lost 12-22.

Tony Petts with Phil Andersen and Nick Newman defeat 14-24.

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Two triples of ladies Faversham Bowling Club visited the Castle green on Wednesday 27 June for another encounter in the Heron League.  Rink honours were shared at one each but the host club won overall 36-33.  League points were four to Whitstable and two to Faversham.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout  won 23-13.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Yvonne Gann lost 13-20.

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On Saturday afternoon 30 June five mixed rinks and a mixed triple from Old Dagenham Park Bowling Club came to sunny Kent to play on our Castle green, where we won by five rinks to one and overall by 128-103.

Daphne Ellinor with Brian Maxted and Nelson Hamilton winning 25-7.

Malcolm Scott with Derek Boots, Peter Reed and Rita Hall win 22-13.

Peter Boeg with Margaret Goodger, Norman Tilley and Don Minnett win 17-13.

Gareth Porter with Reg Dowell, Maureen James and Stan Robinson winning 26-22.

Jim Hatton with Michael Amura, Yvonne Gann and Fred Goodger winning 26-24.

Bob Avery with Brian Batchelor, Maggie Porter and Philip Andersen l lost 12-23.

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Another Catherine Wheeler League victory for Whitstable Bowling club on Sunday 8 July after travelling to play Boughton Bowling club’s team of six mixed triples, winning on four rinks and overall 111-89; they collected thirteen league points to four.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy, triumphed 28-8(eight).

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett won 22-13.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes winning 20-11.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey win 18-10.

Rosemary Field with Ronald Vaz and Fred Goodger losing 15-20.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor losing 8-27.

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10 July Full Reports 

The Forest of Blean League round played against Canterbury Bowling club on their green was not the greatest success for the Whitstable team, whose six triples of men won on just one rink, lost on five and overall 82-121.  They were awarded a single league point out of the eight available.

Derek Newell with Stan Robinson and Martin Hakes took the first five ends to lead 7-nil and by the ninth led 10-4.  They continued to accumulate shots, including a “five” on the sixteenth until they won 23-8(eight).

Peter Boeg with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott were 2-5 down on the sixth end but took the lead on the eighth at 6-5.  However, this was a flash in the pan as they lost the next five ends to be down 6-14 by the thirteenth.  They rallied to win four of the last five ends but by not enough; they lost at 12-15.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Phil Andersen had an undistinguished beginning, being 2-14 down after eleven ends.  Having scored on only five ends out of eighteen they lost 10-18.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and John New went 1-5 down by the fifth end and were 4-10 adrift on the halfway ninth.  A “four” on the next looked like it might be the start of a recovery, but it was not to be; they lost 11-20.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Toby didn’t score until the sixth end at 1-6, then got a “five” on the ninth to put themselves in contention at 6-8.  Sadly, it didn’t last; by the sixteenth they were trailing 7-25 and winning the last two ends was scant consolation. They lost 12-25.

Jim Ratcliffe with Nick Newman and Jim Carey lost the first two ends and by the seventh were 2-14 behind.  After twelve ends they were still well down at 5-28 and they finally lost 14-35.

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On Monday 25 July two rinks of men played two rinks of men from Tilmanstone Bowling Club in a first round match of the Bernard Annand Trophy on the Castle green, where the host club won on both rinks, by 33-23 overall, thus qualifying for the next round, when they expect two rinks from Cliftonville Bowling Club to visit. 

Bob Davey with Gareth Porter, Brian Reynolds and Gerry Hender led 10-3 by the ninth end and kept a healthy margin throughout the game until they won 16-10.

Thomas Attaway with John New, Brian Gentle and Peter Boeg lost the first two ends and trailed along behind until the eighteenth end, when they sneaked into the lead at 14-13, taking all of the last three ends to win 17-13.

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Tuesday 26 June was when Whitstable Bowling Club hosted Faversham Bowling club in another round of the Forest of Blean League, winning three rinks and losing three but winning overall 105-97 and gaining five league points to three.

Brian Reynolds with Don Minnett and Jim Carey took the first five ends without loss to lead 5-nil, then kept their opponents pinned down, 5-3 on the seventh, 21-3 after ten and going on to win at 26-10.

Peter Boeg with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott also began well, leading 11-2 when they got a “five” on seventh end, then 12-5 on the eleventh and 18-5 by the fifteenth. They finally won 21-8.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Martin Hakes went on 0-3 down in three ends but led 6-3 after six.  They kept the lead until caught 8-all on the twelfth; then they did enough over the last six ends, including a “five” on the seventeenth to win 17-11.

Brian Watson with Nelson Hamilton and Norman Toby lost the first three ends and were 2-8 down by the seventh.  They almost caught up on the halfway ninth at 7-8, but then failed to score for six ends to be 7-21 on the fifteenth.  A “seven” on the eighteenth was too late to affect the outcome; they lost 15-22.

Derek Newell with Gareth Porter and Stan Robinson got a “five” on the third to lead 5-2 but by the eighth they were 5-13 down and stayed behind until they lost 12-22.

Tony Petts with Phil Andersen and Nick Newman led 3-1 on the third, were level at 3-all on the next then gradually began to fall behind until they were 6-11 on the tenth. They were 7-11 on the eleventh and failed to score for six ends before finishing with a “seven” on the last end, too late to prevent defeat 14-24.

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Two triples of ladies Faversham Bowling Club visited the Castle green on Wednesday 27 June for another encounter in the Heron League.  Rink honours were shared at one each but the host club won overall 36-33.  League points were four to Whitstable and two to Faversham.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout led 5-1 after three ends and by the halfway ninth were well in front at 16-3. They kept at it and won 23-13.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Yvonne Gann lost the first two ends 0-4 and by the seventh were 2-15 behind.  After that they made steady progress to be 10-15 on the twelfth before hitting a blank spell, going 10-19 down on the fifteenth.  They lost 13-20.

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On Saturday afternoon 30 June five mixed rinks and a mixed triple from Old Dagenham Park Bowling Club came to sunny Kent to play on our Castle green, where we won by five rinks to one and overall by 128-103.

Daphne Ellinor with Brian Maxted and Nelson Hamilton led 4-2 on the fifth but by the seventh were 4-7 behind. A ”four” on the next put them ahead again 8-7 and they never conceded another shot, taking the remaining eleven ends and winning 25-7.

Malcolm Scott with Derek Boots, Peter Reed and Rita Hall had a good start, leading 8-1 after five ends and 13-4 by the ninth.  They had a comfortable lead by the fifteenth at 15-11 but they carried on, taking all but one of the six remaining ends to win 22-13.

Peter Boeg with Margaret Goodger, Norman Tilley and Don Minnett lost the first end, were 1-3 down on the fourth, then took all of the next seven ends to lead 14-3 on the eleventh. They were less dominant thereafter but kept enough of a margin to win 17-13.

Gareth Porter with Reg Dowell, Maureen James and Stan Robinson were 0-3 on the third end, then won the next ten ends to lead 20-3 on the thirteenth!  This margin stood them in good stead as the visitors almost took command with a “five” on the fifteenth and a “seven” on the nineteenth.  Fortunately the home side had enough shots in their locker to resist, winning 26-22.

Jim Hatton with Michael Amura, Yvonne Gann and Fred Goodger were level on the fourth end at 3 apiece, then fell behind for nearly a dozen ends until they caught up on the fifteenth with a “seven”, to put them level at 19-all. After that they took control of the game, winning 26-24.

Bob Avery with Brian Batchelor, Maggie Porter and Philip Andersen lost the first two ends, levelled on the fourth at 2-all, then followed in the wake of their opponents for the rest of the game.  They came close on the tenth at 5-6, and again on the fifteenth at 9-10 but they couldn’t match the visitors’ eight shots in the last three ends. They lost 12-23.

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Another Catherine Wheeler League victory for Whitstable Bowling club on Sunday 8 July after travelling to play Boughton Bowling club’s team of six mixed triples, winning on four rinks and overall 111-89; they collected thirteen league points to four.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy, having lost the first end, racked up a healthy lead at 12-1 after seven ends, then pressing on scoring in “ threes” and “ fours” and not allowing the home side more than half-a-dozen winning ends they triumphed 28-8(eight).

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett also lost the first end 0-1 but then opened their account with a “six” on the next end which set them up for a successful run, leading throughout the game until they won 22-13.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes swapped the lead for a few early ends but settled down to score, and by the halfway ninth led 16-2, having got a “ six” on that end.  They never looked back, winning 20-11.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey lost the first two ends but a “four” on the third gave them a lead at 4-2 which they hung on to, although closely challenged at times: they led 5-4 on the sixth, 8-7 on the tenth before pulling away to win 18-10.

Rosemary Field with Ronald Vaz and Fred Goodger scored only one shot in the first six ends to be 1-11 down.  They then won the next three ends, including a “five” to be only two behind at 9-11 on the ninth, but they never managed to catch up, losing 15-20.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor won the first two ends but lost the next six to be 2-15 down on the eighth, the home team’s “six” on that end being demoralising.  They scored on only four of the remaining ends, losing 8-27.

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2 July Summaries 

The annual visit to New Romney Bowling club, billed to be by six rinks of men and six triples of ladies, turned into a match by six mixed rinks, of which the Whitstable party won two and lost on four.  Overall they lost 99-115.

Jim Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger, Rex Beard and Barbara McGillicuddy won 26-11.

Tony Petts with Philip Andersen, Derek Gann and Sylvia Hender win 15-11.

Alan Reid with Brian Batchelor, Kath Tilley and Stan Robinson lost 17-19. 

Brian Watson with Bob Avery, Edna Hall and Malcolm Scott lost 17-21.

Gerald Hender with Jean Harman, Yvonne Gann and Norman Tilley lost 15-21.

June Ratcliffe with Nicholas Newman, John Morton and Fred Goodger lost 9(nine)-32.

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On Sunday 24 July six mixed triples from Belle View Bowling club came to the Castle green, where the host club won on five rinks and lost on one; overall they won 108-90.

Malcolm Scott with N Crawford and Shirley Whitehand winning 22-11.

Peter Boeg with Patricia Vaz and Gerald Hender went on to win 25-20.

Brian Watson with Ronald Vaz and Edna Hall won 19-11.

Brian Reynolds with Nicholas Newman and Margaret Morris win 16-9(nine).

John Morton with Jean Harman and Brian Maxted win 15-13.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Bob Webb and Bob Avery losing 11-26.

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Travelling to contest another round of the Catherine Wheeler League against Chislet Bowling club the six mixed triples from Whitstable Bowling Club won on four rinks, tied on one and won overall 133-89 and received fourteen league points to three.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor winning 27-9(nine).

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Joan Davey taking the game 24-9(nine).

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Gerald Hender, winning 24-13.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy win 25-19.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field tie at19-all.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett lose 14-20.

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Special section

Tracy Hamilton and Tony Petts of Whitstable Bowling club entered and WON the St Lawrence Open Mixed Pairs tournament over two days last Saturday and Sunday. 

Having come second in their group with two wins and a narrow defeat on Saturday, they progressed to the Sunday knockout, quarter final (17-6) and semi-final (13-11) before winning a thrilling final 14-13, going to an extra end to decide it against Terry and Chrissy Harrison of Minster Bowling club

This was Tracy's first taste of a competitive tournament and played superbly throughout given she has only been bowling for one year.

It was St Lawrence's first attempt at this open tournament and was run without a hitch and will be an annual event so hoping can be defended next year.

Christina and Derek Newell and Garth Coates (Whitstable BC) entered and WON the Boughton Open mixed triples on Saturday, 30 June. They won all four matches played over 8 ends each, beating players from Benfleet, Thanet, Barham and Boughton on their home green. Team from River came second also winning 4 games but Whitstable's superior points and shot difference won the day.

2 July Full Reports 

The annual visit to New Romney Bowling club, billed to be by six rinks of men and six triples of ladies, turned into a match by six mixed rinks, of which the Whitstable party won two and lost on four.  Overall they lost 99-115.

Jim Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger, Rex Beard and Barbara McGillicuddy lost the first end but won the next eight to lead 15-1 by the ninth.  After thirteen they led 17-7, before having another extended winning streak of six ends to be 26-7 by the nineteenth. They won 26-11.

Tony Petts with Philip Andersen, Derek Gann and Sylvia Hender were evenly matched in the beginning: 2-all on the third, 3-all on the fifth, 5-all after eight and 6-all by the tenth. They fell behind for a few ends, 6-9 on the thirteenth before catching up 9-all on the fifteenth and going on to win 15-11.

Alan Reid with Brian Batchelor, Kath Tilley and Stan Robinson did well in the first few ends, leading 9-3 on the sixth.  They were caught on ninth at 9-all, were equal again on the eleventh, 10-all and on the thirteenth at 11-all before falling back to trail 12-19 after eighteen ends.  Winning the last three ends had them nearly catch up, but not quite; they lost 17-19. 

Brian Watson with Bob Avery, Edna Hall and Malcolm Scott were 2-6 down on the fourth but caught up to finish the first half even on the tenth at 9-all.  They then fell behind 9-15 on the thirteenth before catching up on the nineteenth at 17-all.  Sadly they lost the last two ends and with them the match at 17-21.

Gerald Hender with Jean Harman, Yvonne Gann and Norman Tilley were level at 3-all on the fifth and again on the eighth at 6-all.  They led on the next, 7-6 and then 10-7 after twelve.  At this point they fell behind until they trailed 10-15 on the fifteenth and they stayed behind until they lost 15-21.

June Ratcliffe with Nicholas Newman, John Morton and Fred Goodger won the first two ends but by the sixth were 2-14 down when the visitors got a “five” on that end.  After twelve ends they were still behind at 4-20 and they lost 9(nine)-32.

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On Sunday 24 July six mixed triples from Belle View Bowling club came to the Castle green, where the host club won on five rinks and lost on one; overall they won 108-90.

Malcolm Scott with N Crawford and Shirley Whitehand led 6-2 on the fifth and 7-3 after seven.  They dropped behind on the ninth at 7-8, then drew level on the next at 8-all before taking control and winning 22-11.

Peter Boeg with Patricia Vaz and Gerald Hender trailed 2-12 on the sixth when the visitors got a “six” on that end.  The home team then took the next four ends to lead 17-12 and then went on to win 25-20.

Brian Watson with Ronald Vaz and Edna Hall led 12-1 by the seventh, with help from a “six” on the fourth.  They dominated from then on until they won 19-11.

Brian Reynolds with Nicholas Newman and Margaret Morris led 7-2 by the sixth and they kept control to win 16-9(nine).

John Morton with Jean Harman and Brian Maxted led 11-2 by the halfway ninth and 14-5 after fifteen.  The visitors got a “four” on the sixteenth and again on the last end to nearly catch up but the home team just stayed in front to win 15-13.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Bob Webb and Bob Avery went 1-14 down by the eighth end and they never got in touch, losing 11-26.

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Travelling to contest another round of the Catherine Wheeler League against Chislet Bowling club the six mixed triples from Whitstable Bowling Club won on four rinks, tied on one and won overall 133-89 and received fourteen league points to three.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor got to the eighth end conceding only one shot to be 13- 1 ahead.  They kept at it, winning 27-9(nine).

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Joan Davey led 5-1 on the fourth end and 8-4 by the halfway ninth.  They continued to dominate in the second half, finishing with a “five” on the last end, taking the game 24-9(nine).

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Gerald Hender went 5-nil up in only three ends, then found themselves behind at 5-10 on the ninth.  They had a much better second half, winning 24-13.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy led 7-nil in only two ends, 11-3 on the fifth and 22-6 after twelve.  They went on to win 25-19.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field took the first six ends to lead 14-nil.  They were 19-10 in front on the fourteenth, then lost the last four ends to tie at19-all.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett were 4-2 ahead on the third, level at 4-all after four, then 4-6 down by the fifth.  Two good ends helped put them in front 11-8 on the eighth, but they were caught on the next 11-all and then gradually fell behind to lose 14-20.

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Tracy Hamilton and Tony Petts (Whitstable BC) entered and WON the St Lawrence Open Mixed Pairs tournament over two days last Saturday and Sunday.

Having come second in their group with two wins and a narrow defeat on Saturday, they progressed to the Sunday knockout, quarter final (17-6) and semi-final (13-11) before winning a thrilling final 14-13, going to an extra end to decide it against Terry and Chrissy Harrison (Minster BC). 

This was Tracy's first taste of a competitive tournament and played superbly throughout given she has only been bowling for one year.

It was St Lawrence's first attempt at this open tournament and was run without a hitch and will be an annual event so hoping can be defended next year.

Christina and Derek Newell and Garth Coates (Whitstable BC) entered and WON the Boughton Open mixed triples on Saturday, 30 June. They won all four matches played over 8 ends each, beating players from Benfleet, Thanet, Barham and Boughton on their home green. Team from River came second also winning 4 games but Whitstable's superior points and shot difference won the day.

24 June Summaries 

On Wednesday, 13 June three triples of ladies travelled to play Minster Bowling club, where they won on one rink but lost on the other two, losing overall 44-51.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Margaret Morris and Shirley Whitehand won, taking the game 23-7.

Margaret Goodger with Sue Quilter and Jean Harman lost 13-18.

Jeanette May with Beryl Barton and Maggie Porter lost 8(eight)-26.

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On Saturday afternoon,16 June five mixed triples came from Grays Town Bowling club to the Castle green where the host club won on just one rink and losing overall 56-76.

Brian Gentle with Donald Simler and Patricia Vaz won 18-11.

Jim Hatton with Jean Reid and Nicholas Newman losing 10-12.

Daphne Ellinor with Nelson Hamilton and Peter Reed losing 10-19.

Alan Reid with Norman Tilley and Barbara McGillicuddy lost 11-17.

Bob Avery with Jean Harman and Martin Hakes lose 7-17.

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On Sunday 17 June two triples of ladies from Birchington Bowling Club came to the Castle green for a round of the Heron League.  The host club tied on one rink and lost the other.  Overall they lost 29-36, gaining no league points at all.

Margaret Goodger with Tracey Hamilton and Edna Hall tie at 12-all.

Rita Hall with Kath Tilley and Patricia Pout lose 17-24.

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On Tuesday 19 June two triples of ladies travelled to play Birchington Bowling club in the return Heron League match, where they were soundly beaten two rinks to nil and overall 12-53.  They received zero League points.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender lost 8-29.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout lost 4-24.

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24 June Full Reports 

On Wednesday, 13 June three triples of ladies travelled to play Minster Bowling club, where they won on one rink but lost on the other two, losing overall 44-51.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Margaret Morris and Shirley Whitehand had a good afternoon out, dominating their game: 9-3 on the seventh, 13-5 after ten and 13-7 by the twelfth.  They won all of the last seven ends, taking the game 23-7.

Margaret Goodger with Sue Quilter and Jean Harman led 2-nil after two ends, but were 2-4 down after four.  A “four” on the sixth put them in front at 7-4, but they were caught 8-all on the eighth, then went 8-14 down when the home side got a “five” on the tenth.  They almost drew level on the fourteenth at 13-14, but that was their last score; they lost 13-18.

Jeanette May with Beryl Barton and Maggie Porter were 0-6 down by the fifth end then 3-23 after fourteen.  They finally lost 8(eight)-26.

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On Saturday afternoon,16 June five mixed triples came from Grays Town Bowling club to the Castle green where the host club won on just one rink and losing overall 56-76.

Brian Gentle with Donald Simler and Patricia Vaz led 3-1 on the third, were even at 3-all on the fifth and behind 3-5 by the sixth.  They levelled again on the seventh at 5-all then got a “four” on the eighth to grab the lead, which they kept until they won 18-11.

Jim Hatton with Jean Reid and Nicholas Newman were 1-8 down by the seventh end and never quite caught up, losing 10-12.

Daphne Ellinor with Nelson Hamilton and Peter Reed led 3-1 on the fourth end, were level on 3-all on the next, then had seven fruitless ends to be 3-12 down on the eleventh.  Resuming with a “four” on the next they scraped into double figures, losing 10-19.

Alan Reid with Norman Tilley and Barbara McGillicuddy scored three times in the first half to be 3-11 down on the tenth end. They scored three times in the second half, but more productively but still lost 11-17.

Bob Avery with Jean Harman and Martin Hakes were 1-15 down after eleven ends, going on to lose 7-17.

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On Sunday 17 June two triples of ladies from Birchington Bowling Club came to the Castle green for a round of the Heron League.  The host club tied on one rink and lost the other.  Overall they lost 29-36, gaining no league points at all.

Margaret Goodger with Tracey Hamilton and Edna Hall lost the first end 0-3, but by the eighth led 9-3.  After fifteen ends they were 12-8 in front, then lost the last three ends to tie at 12-all.

Rita Hall with Kath Tilley and Patricia Pout led 5-nil after two ends but trailed 5-11 by the seventh.  They drew level on the thirteenth at 16-all, but slipped back again to lose 17-24.

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On Tuesday 19 June two triples of ladies travelled to play Birchington Bowling club in the return Heron League match, where they were soundly beaten two rinks to nil and overall 12-53.  They received zero League points.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender were 0-11 after only four ends and trailed 1-23 by the tenth.  They began to score in the closing stages but still lost 8-29.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout lost the first three ends 0-5 and were 3-9 down by the eighth.  They won just one more end, losing 4-24.

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19 June Summaries 

On Monday 4 June six rinks of ladies travelled to play Herne Bay Bowling Club where they won on two rinks, tied on one and lost the other three.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Chris Newell,Edna Hall and Jean Harman victorious at 19-13.

June Ratcliffe with Kath Tilley, Sue Quilter and Jeanette May winning 18-14.

Joan Davey with Patricia Pout, Gladys Clements and Sylvia Hender match ended in a tie at 13-all.

Daphne Ellinor with Linda Lane, Jean Reid and Maureen James lost 18-21.

Rita Hall with Beryl Barton, Margaret Morris and Maggie Porter  13-34.

Margaret Goodger with Patricia Vaz, Edna Garcia and Yvonne Gann lost 6-22.

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Catherine Wheeler League time again: six mixed triples from Westbrook Bowling club came to the Castle green on Tuesday afternoon 5 June when the host club won on just two rinks, losing on four and overall 98-107.  Four league points to the hosts against thirteen to the visitors.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey won 19-11.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor winning 21-16.

Alan Reid with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field were defeated 17-18.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy, defeated single shot at 17-18.

Peter Boeg with Don Minnett and Maggie Porter eventually losing 15-24.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Norman Tilley beaten 9-20.

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On Wednesday afternoon 6 June two triples of ladies from Canterbury Bowling club came to the Castle green for a round of the Heron League.  Each club won a rink, but the host club’s team scored more shots, so received four league points and the visitors received two.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Pat Pout win 26-12.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender lost 13-18.

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On Thursday afternoon 7 June five mixed rinks and two mixed triples from Pleasaunce Veterans Bowling Club succumbed to the skill and power of the host club on the Castle green who won on four and lost on three rinks and overall 133-98.                     Edit

Don Minnett with Ann French, Maggie Porter and Derek Gann won 25-7(seven).

Bob Avery with Linda Lane, Michael Amura and John Morton won 26-11.

Jim Ratcliffe with Derek Boots, Christina Newell and Philip Andersen win 20-10.

Malcolm Scott with Tracey Hamilton, David Lane and Fred Goodger Won 19-15.

June Ratcliffe with Brian Batchelor and Nelson Hamilton lost 18-20.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell, Sue Quilter and Nicholas Newman lost 16-19.

Ken Gilmore with Jean Harman and Yvonne Gann, losing 9-16.

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On Saturday 9 June six mixed triples travelled to play Bromley Bowling club, where they won just one rink, tied on one and lost on four.  Overall they lost 85-135.

Alan Reid with Nelson Hamilton, Ronald Vaz and Shirley Whitehand won 25-12.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Patricia Vaz, Donald Simler and Fred Goodger  a tie at 14 each.

Brian Reynolds with Philip Andersen, Margaret Morris and Rita Hall losing 15-25.

Gareth Porter with Joan Davey, Stan Robinson and John Morton lost 15-25.

Jim Hatton with Bob Webb, Jean Harman and Maggie Porter l, losing 9-25.

Peter Reed with Margaret Goodger, Edna Hall and Norman Tilley lost 7-32.

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Having had some success in the Heron League against Herne Bay Bowling Club at the end of May on the Castle green the chosen two triples of ladies who travelled to Herne Bay for the return match were disappointed to come away empty handed on Monday afternoon 11 June.  They lost on both rinks and overall 22-39 and zero league points.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender lost 10-15.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout losing 12-24.

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Somehow they managed to squeeze eight rinks onto the Castle green on Tuesday 12 June when Petts Wood Bowling Club visited in force.  The host club won five rinks and lost on three, winning overall 161-133.

Peter Boeg with Tracey Hamilton, Stan Robinson and Kenneth Gilmore won 27-15.

Malcolm Scott with Ann French, Kath Tilley and Nicholas Newman win 25-16.

Fred Goodger with Reg Dowell, Sue Quilter and Maggie Porter winning 22-13.

Rosemary Field with Michael Amura, Rex Beard and Norman Tilley win 21-15.

Brian Gentle with David Lane, Patricia Uden and Bob Avery win 18-16.

Gareth Porter with Barbara McGillicuddy, Nelson Hamilton and Sylvia Hender defeated 17- 19.

Brian Reynolds with Jean Reid, Brian Maxted and Derek Gann finally lost 14-18.

Alan Reid with Derek Boots, Yvonne Gann and Christopher Twyman eventually lost 17-21.

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19 June Full Reports 

On Monday 4 June six rinks of ladies travelled to play Herne Bay Bowling Club where they won on two rinks, tied on one and lost the other three.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Chris Newell,Edna Hall and Jean Harman led 4-2 by the sixth end but after another dozen ends trailed 4-11.  There followed five winners, putting them back in front at 15-11 on the seventeenth and they ran out victorious at 19-13.

June Ratcliffe with Kath Tilley, Sue Quilter and Jeanette May were 6-3 on the seventh,6-all on the eighth and led12-6 by the eleventh.  They managed to stay in front for the second half, winning 18-14.

Joan Davey with Patricia Pout, Gladys Clements and Sylvia Hender were level on 2-all on the fourth, 5-all on the eighth, 10-all after fifteen and 12-all by the nineteenth, so it seems only right that their match ended in a tie at 13-all.

Daphne Ellinor with Linda Lane, jean Reid and Maureen james led 7-1 on the fourth end and kept the lead until they were caught on the twelfth, dropping back to 11-14.  They swapped the lead a couple of times in the closing stages, but finally lost 18-21.

Rita Hall with Beryl Barton, Margaret Morris and Maggie Porter scored infrequently to be 7-14 down by the twelfth.  They suffered the indignity of their opponents getting a “seven” twice in the closing ends. They lost 13-34.

Margaret Goodger with Patricia Vaz, Edna Garcia and Yvonne Gann were neck and neck for the best part of the first half and were level at 5-all on the ninth.  They took the lead on the next at 6-5, but that was their last score; they lost 6-22.

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Catherine Wheeler League time again: six mixed triples from Westbrook Bowling club came to the Castle green on Tuesday afternoon 5 June when the host club won on just two rinks, losing on four and overall 98-107.  Four league points to the hosts against thirteen to the visitors.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey didn’t concede a shot in the first four ends, leading 7-1, then advanced to 14-3 on the halfway ninth.  They were less dominant in the second half but still won 19-11.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor also had a good first half, leading 14-4 on the ninth.  They had a bit of a shock on the thirteenth when the visitors got a “five” but they kept control, winning 21-16.

Alan Reid with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field were 2-all on the third, 5-all on the fifth and 8-all by the ninth.  After going ahead 10-8 on the tenth they slipped to 10-12 on the twelfth, but a “five” on the thirteenth put them ahead 15-12 and by the seventeenth they were three in front, then the visitors snatched it away with a “four” leaving the home side defeated 17-18.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy, after a shaky start were 5-9 down on the seventh.  By the tenth they led 13-9 but then almost stopped scoring to be 14-18 on the fifteenth.  They won the last three ends but fell short, defeated by a single shot at 17-18.

Peter Boeg with Don Minnett and Maggie Porter began well, leading 13-3 on the seventh.  Then they just stopped scoring for eight ends to trail 13-17 on the fifteenth, eventually losing 15-24.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Norman Tilley took four ends to get going and by the seventh end were 2-10 down.  They scored occasionally after that but were sadly beaten 9-20.

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On Wednesday afternoon 6 June two triples of ladies from Canterbury Bowling club came to the Castle green for a round of the Heron League.  Each club won a rink, but the host club’s team scored more shots, so received four league points and the visitors received two.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Pat Pout lost the first three ends 0-9, but rallied and were only a shot behind by the eighth at 9-10 (edit).  They took the lead on the tenth at 12-11, then ran away with the next five ends to lead 24-11 on the fifteenth before taking all but one of the remaining ends to win 26-12.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender were 2-8 down after five ends and 5-11 by the ninth.  They lost 13-18.

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On Thursday afternoon 7 June five mixed rinks and two mixed triples from Pleasaunce Veterans Bowling Club succumbed to the skill and power of the host club on the Castle green who won on four and lost on three rinks and overall 133-98.                     Edit

Don Minnett with Ann French, Maggie Porter and Derek Gann lost the first end but by the sixth led 8-2.  They allowed the opposition few opportunities to score; they won 25-7(seven).

Bob Avery with Linda Lane, Michael Amura and John Morton led 6-1 on the fifth end and by the tenth were 13-4 to the good.  They doubled their score in the second half, while the visitors did even better, but the home team’s margin was unassailable; they won 26-11.

Jim Ratcliffe with Derek Boots, Christina Newell and Philip Andersen lost the first two ends but levelled on the next at 2-all and by the seventh led 8-2.  After twelve ends they were 15-3 in front.

The visitors reached their peak on the seventeenth at 16-10 while the home side went on to win 20-10.

Malcolm Scott with Tracey Hamilton, David Lane and Fred Goodger were 7-2 up on the sixth but were caught 9-all on the tenth.  There followed a spell where the two sides were neck and neck and the local team was a shot behind at 11-12 on the fourteenth. They had the best of the remaining ends to win 19-15.

June Ratcliffe with Brian Batchelor and Nelson Hamilton were 1-9 down on the fifth and 2-14 behind by the eighth.  They then began scoring and got close on the thirteenth at13-16 and even closer on the seventeenth at 18-19, but finally lost 18-20.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell, Sue Quilter and Nicholas Newman drew a blank for the first six ends to be 0-7 down. By the ninth they had drawn level at 7-all, but it wasn’t the start of their recovery; they fell behind on the next and eventually lost 16-19.

Ken Gilmore with Jean Harman and Yvonne Gann went five ends without scoring to be 0-6 adrift but by the eighth had almost caught up at 5-6.  They scored infrequently, losing 9-16.

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On Saturday 9 June six mixed triples travelled to play Bromley Bowling club, where they won just one rink, tied on one and lost on four.  Overall they lost 85-135.

Alan Reid with Nelson Hamilton, Ronald Vaz and Shirley Whitehand were 1-6 down on the sixth end but rallied to lead 8-7 on the tenth.  They were level on the twelfth at 9-all, then won the next six ends to lead 24-9 on the eighteenth.  They won 25-12.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Patricia Vaz, Donald Simler and Fred Goodger were 1-7 down after six ends but they managed to catch up on the twelfth at 8-all.  They were level again on the fifteenth at10-all and the eighteenth at 12-all before finishing with a tie at 14 each.

Brian Reynolds with Philip Andersen, Margaret Morris and Rita Hall swapped the lead during the early stages but both sides were even on the tenth at 8-all.  They dropped back to 8-13 on the twelfth, then nearly caught up at 12-13 after fourteen ends.  Sadly they scored on only two of the last seven ends, thus losing 15-25.

Gareth Porter with Joan Davey, Stan Robinson and John Morton were 1-6 behind after five ends but caught up on the ninth at 7-all and were level again on the eleventh at 8-all.  They too found it hard to score in the second half and they also lost 15-25.

Jim Hatton with Bob Webb, Jean Harman and Maggie Porter led 4-1 on the fifth but went 4-7 down on the eighth.  They scored on four more ends, losing 9-25.

Peter Reed with Margaret Goodger, Edna Hall and Norman Tilley went from 3-nil on the third end to 3-13 after nine, then got a shot on the next, 4-13 but drew a blank for the next eight ends to be well down at 4-29 eighteenth.  They lost 7-32.

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Having had some success in the Heron League against Herne Bay Bowling Club at the end of May on the Castle green the chosen two triples of ladies who travelled to Herne Bay for the return match were disappointed to come away empty handed on Monday afternoon 11 June.  They lost on both rinks and overall 22-39 and zero league points.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender were equal on 4-all on the seventh end, but were 4-15 down after fourteen.  Although they had the best of the last four ends they still lost 10-15.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout went from 6-4 on the third to 6-14 by the eighth. They never caught up, losing 12-24.

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Somehow they managed to squeeze eight rinks onto the Castle green on Tuesday 12 June when Petts Wood Bowling Club visited in force.  The host club won five rinks and lost on three, winning overall 161-133.

Peter Boeg with Tracey Hamilton, Stan Robinson and Kenneth Gilmore led 8-1 on the fifth and just ploughed on, piling up the shots until they won 27-15.

Malcolm Scott with Ann French, Kath Tilley and Nicholas Newman began well, including a “six” on the seventh and leading 14-2 after eight ends.  By the fifteenth they were 21-8 in front, then had a worrisome spell of four ends without scoring to be 21-16 on the nineteenth, but they clinched their win by taking the last two ends 25-16.

Fred Goodger with Reg Dowell, Sue Quilter and Maggie Porter led 8-2 after six ends but only two ahead on the ninth at 8-6.  However, they contrived to stay in front throughout the game winning 22-13.

Rosemary Field with Michael Amura, Rex Beard and Norman Tilley had a close game for the most part: 6-all on the eighth, 8-all on the eleventh before slipping behind on the fourteenth at 9-12. A “six “ on the sixteenth boosted their endeavours and they went on to win 21-15.

Brian Gentle with David Lane, Patricia Uden and Bob Avery were 1-5 down on the fourth but led 11-5 by the ninth.  They were caught 16-all on the twentieth but took the last end to win 18-16.

Gareth Porter with Barbara McGillicuddy, Nelson Hamilton and Sylvia Hender dominated the early stages, leading 7-2 on the seventh, 9-3 by the tenth, then with the help of a “six” on the twelfth they advanced to 17-7 after sixteen ends.  Then they just stopped scoring while the opposition slowly caught up.  With one end to go the home team still led 17-14, but the visitors went and got a “five” on the last end, leaving the locals defeated 17- 19.

Brian Reynolds with Jean Reid, Brian Maxted and Derek Gann led 2-nil after two ends, were 2-all on the fourth then 2-5 on the fifth and they stayed behind until they got the lead on the tenth at 8-6.  Unfortunately they went another six ends without scoring to trail 8-13 and they finally lost 14-18.

Alan Reid with Derek Boots, Yvonne Gann and Christopher Twyman trailed 2-6 by the sixth end and didn’t catch up until the eleventh at 9-7.  They led the next few ends but by the fifteenth they were all square on 12-all. They got ahead again at 16-5 with a “four” on the seventeenth but eventually lost 17-21.

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11 June Summaries 

Whitstable Bowling club’s first Heron League encounter against two ladies triples from Herne Bay occurred on Tuesday afternoon, 29 May on the Castle green, where the host club won on both rinks and overall 42-27, receiving six league points.  This is a new competition among half-a-dozen local clubs for teams of ladies, two from each club who play home and away matches throughout the season.  Whitstable was awarded six league points: two for each winning team plus two bonus points for winning the match.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout winning 25-12. 

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender won 17-15.

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The visitors had the better of the proceedings when Birchington Bowling club sent six mixed triples to contest another Catherine Wheeler League round on the Castle green on Wednesday 30 May.  The host club won on just one rink, lost overall 91-108 and received only two league points of the seventeen available.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Gerald Hender winning 22-14.

Peter Boeg with Don Minnett and Maggie Porter lost 13-14.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field  lost on the last end at 16-18.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy lost 15-20.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor lost 14-20.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey recorded a defeat at 11-22.

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Five mixed rinks from Watford Bowling Club came calling on Saturday 2 June.  The host club won three rinks and lost two, but overall they lost 82-92.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz, Rita Hall and Jeanette May win 23-15.

Bob Davey with Shirley Whitehand, David Lane and June Ratcliffe snatched the match at 18-17.

Jim Hatton with Patricia Vaz, Bob Avery and Don Minnett they too snatched the match at 18-17.

Jim Ratcliffe with Joan Davey, Stan Robinson and Edna Hall losing 15-17.

John New with Brian Batchelor, Ann French and Gareth Porter losing 8-26.

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 On Sunday 3 June space was made to accommodate seven mixed rinks on the Castle green when Dartford Invicta Bowling Club came visiting.  The host club won just one rink and lost overall at 119-144.

Shirley Whitehand with Derek Boots, Margaret Morris and Peter Boeg scored a victory at 23-12.

Derek Newell with Bob Webb, Jean Reid and Philip Andersen lost by a single shot at 18-19.

Gerald Hender with Trevor Epps, Margaret Goodger and John Morton losing 19-21.

Alan Reid with Patricia Vaz, Michael Amura and Bob Avery defeat at 18-22.

Sylvia Hender with Reg Dowell, Brian Batchelor and David Lane lost 14-22.

Norman Toby with Jean Harman, Linda Lane and Martin Hakes beaten 16-25.

Malcolm Scott with Donald Simler, Christina Newell and Ronald Vaz l lost 11-23.

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11 June Full Reports 

Whitstable Bowling club’s first Heron League encounter against two ladies triples from Herne Bay occurred on Tuesday afternoon, 29 May on the Castle green, where the host club won on both rinks and overall 42-27, receiving six league points.  This is a new competition among half-a-dozen local clubs for teams of ladies, two from each club who play home and away matches throughout the season.

Rita Hall with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout lost the first end 0-3 but led 6-3 after four ends.  They were caught 6-all on the sixth, then got a “six” on the next to establish a lead which they kept until the finish, winning 25-12.  Whitstable was awarded six league points: two for each winning team plus two bonus points for winning the match.

June Ratcliffe with Margaret Goodger and Sylvia Hender lost the first three ends 0-5 but managed to draw level on the halfway ninth at 6-all.  A productive little run took them well clear at 16-6 on the thirteenth and then on to the seventeenth at 17-9.  It nearly all came undone when the visitors got a “six” on the last end, but the home team’s lead held; they won 17-15.

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The visitors had the better of the proceedings when Birchington Bowling club sent six mixed triples to contest another Catherine Wheeler League round on the Castle green on Wednesday 30 May.  The host club won on just one rink, lost overall 91-108 and received only two league points of the seventeen available.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Gerald Hender were 4-7 down after five ends but led 16-7 on the ninth, having had a “six” on the eighth and a”four” on the ninth.  They dominated the second half, winning 22-14.

Peter Boeg with Don Minnett and Maggie Porter were evenly matched in the first half-dozen ends to be 6-all on the sixth.  Five ends later they hadn’t scored and were 6-12 down on the eleventh.  They took most of the remaining ends, but were one short at the finish: they lost 13-14.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field led 3-1 on the second end but were 3-9 down by the seventh.  They jogged along behind until a “three” and a “four” on the twelfth and thirteenth put them in front 13-11 and they were still ahead on the penultimate seventeenth, 16-15, but lost it on the last end at 16-18.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy opened with a “five” on the second end, 5-2 then led 7-3 after five ends, but dropped back 7-8 on the eighth.  They were level on the ninth at 8-all and again on the twelfth at 12-all.  The visitors had the best of the last half-dozen ends; the home team lost 15-20.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor won the first end 2-nil but they were caught 3-all on the third and by the eighth trailed 3-13.  They were 4-20 down on the twelfth, then took all of the last six ends, but it wasn’t enough; they lost 14-20.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey experienced mixed fortunes before recording a defeat at 11-22.

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Five mixed rinks from Watford Bowling Club came calling on Saturday 2 June.  The host club won three rinks and lost two, but overall they lost 82-92.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz, Rita Hall and Jeanette May didn’t begin too well, 2-6 on the fifth, 3-8 on the seventh and 4-10 after nine.  Then a “five” on the tenth and a “two” on the next gave them the lead at 11-10 on the eleventh.  They were level on the twelfth at 11-all and again on the fourteenth at 12-all then they took all but one of the last seven ends to win 23-15.

Bob Davey with Shirley Whitehand, David Lane and June Ratcliffe were 4-all on the seventh, 4-7 on the next, but went on to lead 12-7 after twelve ends.  Two ends later they were behind again at 12-14 but they levelled on the fifteenth at 14-all, on the eighteenth at 16-all and on the twentieth at 17-all.  They snatched the match on the last end at 18-17.

Jim Hatton with Patricia Vaz, Bob Avery and Don Minnett had a good start, leading 5-nil on the third and 7-3 after seven before being caught 8-all on the eleventh.  They gained just one shot over the next six ends to trail 9-17 on the seventeenth, then won all the rest of the ends and they too snatched the match at 18-17.

Jim Ratcliffe with Joan Davey, Stan Robinson and Edna Hall took the first five ends 5-nil and still led 14-5 after thirteen.  Sadly, they got just one more shot in the last eight ends, losing 15-17.

John New with Brian Batchelor, Ann French and Gareth Porter were 4-5 on the fifth end, then 4-13 down after nine.  They couldn’t find the green, losing 8-26.

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 On Sunday 3 June space was made to accommodate seven mixed rinks on the Castle green when Dartford Invicta Bowling Club came visiting.  The host club won just one rink and lost overall at 119-144.

Shirley Whitehand with Derek Boots, Margaret Morris and Peter Boeg scored a ”seven” on the third end and by the ninth led 17-2.  From here they coasted to victory at 23-12.

Derek Newell with Bob Webb, Jean Reid and Philip Andersen went 1-6 down when the visitors got a “five” on the third end; but by the eighth they had drawn level at 7-all before falling behind again at 7-9 on the tenth.  Three winning ends put them in the lead 14-9 on the thirteenth, but they suffered a drought, losing the next seven ends to be 14-19 on the twentieth.  They won the last end with a ”four”, but it wasn’t quite enough; they lost by a single shot at 18-19.

Gerald Hender with Trevor Epps, Margaret Goodger and John Morton were 6-2 in front after four ends and kept the lead for all the first half to be 11-9 ahead on the eleventh.  They then found themselves behind for the whole of the second half, losing 19-21.

Alan Reid with Patricia Vaz, Michael Amura and Bob Avery got a “four” on the third end and it helped towards their domination of the first half, which they led at 14-7 on the eleventh.  From this peak began the slide; they fell behind on the fourteenth, 14-15, then 15-19 after eighteen and finally defeat at 18-22.

Sylvia Hender with Reg Dowell, Brian Batchelor and David Lane contrived to be 3-10 down after eight ends.  They almost caught up on the twelfth at 9-11, but a “five” by the visitors on the next put the target out of reach; the home side lost 14-22.

Norman Toby with Jean Harman, Linda Lane and Martin Hakes led 3-nil after three ends but trailed 3-9 by the sixth.  They finished the first half down 4-17 on the eleventh, then achieved a partial recovery to 16-21 after eighteen ends, but it petered out, leaving them beaten 16-25.

Malcolm Scott with Donald Simler, Christina Newell and Ronald Vaz lost the first four ends 0-4 and were 4-11 adrift by the tenth.  Progress was slow; by the fifteenth they had gained one more shot to be 5-19 behind and they finally lost 11-23.

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28 May Summaries 

On Sunday 20 May six rinks of men from Halls Bowling club were defeated on the Castle green by four rinks to two and overall 124-107.

Gerry Hender with Brian Batchelor, Peter Reed and Norman Tilley win 21-6(six).

Trevor Hall with Trevor Epps, Stan Robinson and Nick Newman won 28-13.

Derek Newell with Michael Amura, Philip Andersen and Bob Avery win by 27-13.

Alan Reid with Bob Webb, Reg Dowell and Don Minnett win 18-15.

John New with Donald Simler, Brian Maxted and Derek Gann lose by a single shot at 18-19.

Malcolm Scott with Derek Boots, Martin Hakes and Ronald Vaz lost 12-41.

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On Tuesday 22 May six mixed rinks from New Romney Bowling club visited the Castle green where they shared rink honours at three apiece but the host club lost overall 103-109.

Alan Reid with Tracey Hamilton, Stan Robinson and Sylvia Hender won 26-8(eight).

June Ratcliffe with Brian Batchelor, Derek Gann and Kenneth Gillmore win 19-17.

Rita Hall with Norman Tilley, Brian Maxted and Patricia Vaz win 17-15.

Brian Reynolds with Ann French, Jean Reid and John May defeat at 17-20.

Bob Avery with Jean Harman, Ronald Vaz and Nicholas Newman lost 11-22.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton, Kath Tilley and Barbara McGillicuddy losing 13-27.

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On Saturday afternoon, 26 May four mixed rinks from Lyminge Bowling club represented their club on the Castle green where the host club won three rinks against one and overall 68-63.

Brian Gentle with Bob Webb, Christine Murphy and Jim Hatton win 18-12.

Jim Ratcliffe with Tony Clark, Rex Beard and Sylvia Hender win 20-16.

Joan Davey with Ian Palmer, Peter Reed and Norman Toby win by a single shot at 19-18.

Malcolm Scott with June Ratcliffe, Jean Reid and John Morton lost 11-17.

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28 May Full Reports 

On Sunday 20 May six rinks of men from Halls Bowling club were defeated on the Castle green by four rinks to two and overall 124-107.

Gerry Hender with Brian Batchelor, Peter Reed and Norman Tilley lost the first end but after four led 4-1, after ten led 11-2 and by the thirteenth were ten shots in front at 13-3. They went on to win 21-6(six).

Trevor Hall with Trevor Epps, Stan Robinson and Nick Newman were 10-2 up after eight ends, then 11-7 by the eleventh.  A winning seven-end run, including a “seven” on the sixteenth gave them a commanding lead at 27-7 on the seventeenth and they finally won 28-13.

Derek Newell with Michael Amura, Philip Andersen and Bob Avery led 6-3 on the eighth and 15-3 by the twelfth end in their defeat of the visiting team by 27-13.

Alan Reid with Bob Webb, Reg Dowell and Don Minnett led 6-3 on the sixth but trailed 6-11 after ten ends.  It took until the eighteenth for them to retrieve the lead at 15-14; then they went on to win 18-15.

John New with Donald Simler, Brian Maxted and Derek Gann had an evenly balanced first half to be level at 7-all on the tenth.  After falling back over the next few ends they got a “six” on the sixteenth and drew level on the seventeenth at 16-all.  They led 18-16 on the next but lost the last three to lose by a single shot at 18-19.

Malcolm Scott with Derek Boots, Martin Hakes and Ronald Vaz were up against a team that harvested lots of shots; they lost 12-41.

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On Tuesday 22 May six mixed rinks from New Romney Bowling club visited the Castle green where they shared rink honours at three apiece but the host club lost overall 103-109.

Alan Reid with Tracey Hamilton, Stan Robinson and Sylvia Hender took the first seven ends 9-nil, which would have been enough, since they eventually won 26-8(eight).

June Ratcliffe with Brian Batchelor, Derek Gann and Kenneth Gillmore scored only once in the first seven ends to be 1-7 down.  However, they levelled on the tenth at 7-all, then with hardly a hiccup they went on to win 19-17.

Rita Hall with Norman Tilley, Brian Maxted and Patricia Vaz were 3-4 down on the fourth, but 6-4 up by the seventh.  After a dozen ends they led 11-7, only to be caught 11-all two ends later, then slipping back to trail 11-14 by the seventeenth end but claimed enough of the last few ends to win 17-15.

Brian Reynolds with Ann French, Jean Reid and John May had a pretty even first half, 4-all on the fourth, 6-all on the seventh and 7-all after nine.  Then the visitors got ten shots in the next two ends, including a “seven” on the eleventh, leaving the home side floundering at 7-17 down.  They managed to cut the deficit, but not by enough to stave off defeat at 17-20.

Bob Avery with Jean Harman, Ronald Vaz and Nicholas Newman led 6-2 after five ends, were levelled 6-all on the next and by the eleventh trailed 6-14!  After another six ends they had advanced to 7-21 and they finally lost 11-22.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton, Kath Tilley and Barbara McGillicuddy trailed 1-9 by the sixth end and finished the first half 5-11 on the eleventh end.  By the fourteenth they were well down at 5-20 but then enjoyed a little rally to 13-20 on the seventeenth, but scored no more, losing 13-27.

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On Saturday afternoon, 26 May four mixed rinks from Lyminge Bowling club represented their club on the Castle green where the host club won three rinks against one and overall 68-63.

Brian Gentle with Bob Webb, Christine Murphy and Jim Hatton spent most of the first half trailing until they caught up on the tenth at 7-all.  They were 8-all on the twelfth, dropped back to 8-10 after fourteen before taking control to win 18-12.

Jim Ratcliffe with Tony Clark, Rex Beard and Sylvia Hender were 1-8 down after six ends but rallied to lead 9-8 on the ninth. This didn’t last; by the sixteenth they were behind again 11-14, but a “five” on the nineteenth changed their fortunes at 19-15 and they went on to win 20-16.

Joan Davey with Ian Palmer, Peter Reed and Norman Toby did well over the first half-dozen ends, leading 5-2.  They were caught 11-all on the twelfth before dropping back to 11-16 on the fourteenth.  They jogged along behind to be 15-17 down on the nineteenth, then got a “four” on the twentieth, finally winning by a single shot at 19-18.

Malcolm Scott with June Ratcliffe, Jean Reid and John Morton went 1-9 down in six ends and 2-14 in ten.  They were more successful in the second half but still lost 11-17.

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Bowling Reports 20 May 2018

20 May Summaries 

On Saturday, 12 May another round of the Catherine Wheeler League saw six mixed triples from Walpole Bay Bowling club well beaten on the Castle green by four rinks to two and overall 118-71: the host club received thirteen league points; the visitors received four.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy win 27-5(five).

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor win 25-8(eight).

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey winning 25-10.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes winning 20-11.

Rosemary Field with Ronald Vaz and Norman Tilley lost 13-19.

Peter Boeg with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett took defeat at 8-18.

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On Sunday 13 May six triples of ladies went to play against Canterbury Bowling club, where they shared rink honours at three apiece and just squeezed home victorious by a single shot at 93-92.

Margaret Goodger with Ann French and Jean Harman still won 24-10.

Shirley Whitehand with Kath Tilley and Jean Reid won at 24-12.

Maureen James with Sue Quilter and Patricia Pout won 14-12.

Joan Davey with Linda Lane and Maggie Porter lost 12-19.

Rita Hall with June Sutcliffe and Christine Murphy lost 8-16.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Tracey Hamilton and Margaret Morris  defeat at 11-23.

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On Thursday evening 10 May four mixed triples from North East Kent Police Bowling club came to the Castle green for their annual match, now played for the Connie Fella Shield. The host club won on one rink and lost on the other three and losing overall 54-77.

Trevor Hall with Margaret Goodger and Jim Taylor winners 21-17.

Ken Gillmore with David Lane and Maggie Porter lost 14-17.

Peter Reed with Jean Harman and Jim Ratcliffe  also lost 14-17.

Rosemary Field with Michael Amura and Bob Avery defeat 5(five)-26.

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Another Forest of Blean (FOB) League match against Boughton Bowling club at the Castle green on Tuesday evening, 15 May resulted in three winning rinks for each club but the host club won overall 113-97, thus gaining five league points against three to the visitors.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Peter Boeg win 17-12.

Thomas Attaway with John New and Charles Harding win 22-11.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds victory at 28-10.

Trevor Hall with Stan Robinson and Norman Toby lost 12-17.

Derek Newell with Bob Avery and Don Minnett defeat at 14-22.

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Herne Bay ladies came visiting on Wednesday afternoon, 16 May with six rinks: the host club won four and lost two, winning overall 112-107.

Rosemary Field with Ann French, Jean Reid and Jean Harman win 22-15.

Daphne Ellinor with Sue Quilter, June Sutcliffe and Rita Hall win 20-16.

Joan Davey with Gladys Clements, Christine Murphy and Patricia Pout win 19-17.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Linda Lane, Patricia Uden and Jeanette May won 17-15.

Patricia Vaz with Beryl Barton, Kath Tilley and Maureen James lost by a single shot at 17-18.

June Ratcliffe with Christina Newell, Penny Smith and Margaret Goodger; they lost 17-26.

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On Thursday afternoon 17 May Boughton Bowling club sent six mixed triples to compete in another round of the Catherine Wheeler League.  The host club won on three rinks, lost on one and tied one.  Overall they won 111-90, gaining twelve league points out of seventeen.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor won 26-15.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field  won 24-7(seven).

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Gerald Hender win by a single shot at 16-15.

Peter Boeg with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett achieving a tie at 14-all.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey lost 18-20.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy losing 13-19.

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20 May Full Reports 

On Saturday, 12 May another round of the Catherine Wheeler League saw six mixed triples from Walpole Bay Bowling club well beaten on the Castle green by four rinks to two and overall 118-71: the host club received thirteen league points; the visitors received four.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy opened with a “four” and by the halfway ninth led 18-2.  They went on to win 27-5(five).

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor lost the first end but by the sixth they led 7-1 and were 12-2 in front on the ninth.  They went on to win 25-8(eight).

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey also began well, leading 9-1 after six ends and they too were 12-2 by the halfway ninth.  They kept up the good work, winning 25-10.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Martin Hakes were 9-1 in front after only four ends.  They maintained a good margin throughout the game, winning 20-11.

Rosemary Field with Ronald Vaz and Norman Tilley were 1-6 down after four ends and never actually caught up; they were closest on the eleventh at 8-9, but finally lost 13-19.

Peter Boeg with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett took five ends to get on to the score board at 1-7 and were still on “one” on the tenth at 1-14.  Their best effort was a “three” on the seventeenth, far too late to avoid defeat at 8-18.

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On Sunday 13 May six triples of ladies went to play against Canterbury Bowling club, where they shared rink honours at three apiece and just squeezed home victorious by a single shot at 93-92.

Margaret Goodger with Ann French and Jean Harman took the first five ends unchallenged at 6-nil and were 16-2 after eleven.  They slowed down a bit in the second half, but still won 24-10.

Shirley Whitehand with Kath Tilley and Jean Reid won just one of the first five ends but that was with a “five” to be level at 5-all on the fifth. They led all the way to a win, including another “five” on the seventeenth which helped their final score line at 24-12.

Maureen James with Sue Quilter and Patricia Pout were 1-3 down after three ends but caught up on the seventh at 6-4 and stayed in front until they won 14-12.

Joan Davey with Linda Lane and Maggie Porter began well, leading 7-3 after seven ends, but by the eleventh they were 7-10 down.  They scored only three times in the second half, including a “three” on the last end but it came too late; they lost 12-19.

Rita Hall with June Sutcliffe and Christine Murphy led 5-3 on the seventh but had dropped back to trail 5-13 by the fourteenth.  They lost 8-16.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Tracey Hamilton and Margaret Morris led 4-1 on the fourth, were 5-2 on the sixth, caught 5-all after seven ends, then fell behind 5-10 on the tenth.  From then it was downhill to defeat at 11-23.

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On Thursday evening 10 May four mixed triples from North East Kent Police Bowling club came to the Castle green for their annual match, now played for the Connie Fella Shield. The host club won on one rink and lost on the other three and losing overall 54-77.

Trevor Hall with Margaret Goodger and Jim Taylor led 5-1 after three ends and steadily built up a commanding lead by the fourteenth at 21-6.  Suddenly the visitors produced a “five” on the next end, 21-11, then took all of the last three ends leaving the home team narrow winners 21-17.

Ken Gillmore with David Lane and Maggie Porter won the first five ends 7-nil and stayed in front until the visitors took the lead with a “six” on the fourteenth, 12-15.  The home side lost 14-17.

Peter Reed with Jean Harman and Jim Ratcliffe led 6-1 after five ends and they too kept the lead until caught 13-all on the fifteenth.  They also lost 14-17.

Rosemary Field with Michael Amura and Bob Avery were 0-4 on the third and had little luck thereafter to be 2-11 down after ten ends. Just two more scoring ends were nowhere near enough to avoid defeat 5(five)-26.

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Another Forest of Blean (FOB) League match against Boughton Bowling club at the Castle green on Tuesday evening, 15 May resulted in three winning rinks for each club but the host club won overall 113-97, thus gaining five league points against three to the visitors.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Peter Boeg had a good first half, leading 9-4 on the ninth.  They kept up the progress to win 17-12.

Thomas Attaway with John New and Charles Harding conceded a single shot in the first five ends to lead 7-1.  Their margin was trimmed by the halfway ninth but they still led, at 9-7, before accelerating to win 22-11.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds were 1-3 down on the fourth, caught up on the next at 3-all before falling behind again at 3-7 on the seventh.  A short run of winning ends put them in front again at 12-7 on the tenth and a “seven” on the twelfth put them well in the lead at 19-8, whence they advanced to victory at 28-10.

Trevor Hall with Stan Robinson and Norman Toby exchanged the lead for the first few ends to be level at 9-all on the eighth.  They led 14-10 on the eleventh but were caught 14-all on the next before jumping ahead with a “four” on the fourteenth to lead 18-16.  It was touch and go until they were level yet again on the sixteenth at 20 apiece; but they lost the last two ends, and the game at 20-25.

Bob Davey with Nicholas Newman and Malcolm Scott scored only twice in the first half to trail 4-10 on the tenth end.  A “four” on the eleventh proved to be but a flash in the pan; they lost 12-17.

Derek Newell with Bob Avery and Don Minnett won the first end but were 1-14 down after six.  They were 2-17 on the tenth but scored well in the closing stages, but not well enough to avoid defeat at 14-22.

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Herne Bay ladies came visiting on Wednesday afternoon, 16 May with six rinks: the host club won four and lost two, winning overall 112-107.

Rosemary Field with Ann French, Jean Reid and Jean Harman didn’t start well, being 2-9 down on the seventh end. By the tenth they drew level at 9-all and went on, after a hiccup or two to win 22-15.

Daphne Ellinor with Sue Quilter, June Sutcliffe and Rita Hall were 2-5 on the fourth, five-all on the fifth and 7-5 after six.  Thereafter they clung on to the lead until levelled on the eighteenth at15-all, then took two of the last three to win 20-16.

Joan Davey with Gladys Clements, Christine Murphy and Patricia Pout were 4-nil on the third, 8-3 on the seventh, then caught 8-all on the ninth.  They regained control on the next end, going on to win 19-17.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Linda Lane, Patricia Uden and Jeanette May led 4-1 on the fourth, but trailed 4-6 on the eighth.  By the twelfth they led 11-6 and they held the lead until they won 17-15.

Patricia Vaz with Beryl Barton, Kath Tilley and Maureen James had a pretty close game, with neither side dominating the first half, the score being 6-8 on the tenth end.  The home team then fell behind, to be 7-16 down on the sixteenth.  Then a run of three good ends including a “five” on the eighteenth put them ahead on the nineteenth at 17-16.  Sadly they lost the last two ends and with them the game, by a single shot at 17-18.

June Ratcliffe with Christina Newell, Penny Smith and Margaret Goodger won the first two ends, 2-nil but by the sixth were 2-9 down.  They recovered to lead 12-9 on the ninth but they fell behind again on the fourteenth at 13-15.  They scored a couple of times after that but not enough; they lost 17-26.

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On Thursday afternoon 17 May Boughton Bowling club sent six mixed triples to compete in another round of the Catherine Wheeler League.  The host club won on three rinks, lost on one and tied one.  Overall they won 111-90, gaining twelve league points out of seventeen.

Brian Reynolds with Stan Robinson and Daphne Ellinor won the first end and stayed in front until the twelfth, when they dropped behind at 11-13.  By the fourteenth they had fallen further, to 11-15 but they took all of the remaining ends, including a “six” to win 26-15.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field led 13-nil on the halfway ninth.  Then the visitors got a “five” as their first score but they didn’t follow through; the home side won 24-7(seven).

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Gerald Hender led 7-3 by the seventh but were caught 10-all on the twelfth end. They recouped the lead at16-11 on the sixteenth, then lost the last two ends, but fortunately had enough in reserve to win by a single shot at 16-15.

Peter Boeg with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett suffered the indignity of their opponents’ scoring a “six” on the second end leaving the home side trailing 1-9 down by the third and 2-11 on the sixth.  By the twelfth they had nearly caught up at 10-11, which they actually did on the sixteenth at 13-all, then finally achieving a tie at 14-all.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey led 5-2 on the fourth, 5-all on the sixth and 8-5 on the eighth end.  The visitors got a “six” on the next, 8-11 and the home side nearly caught up on the sixteenth at 18-19.  They finally lost 18-20.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy were 0-7 on the third end and they never caught up, lying 6-16 on the fourteenth, before losing 13-19.

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14  May Summaries 

On Saturday 5 May six mixed rinks from Spring House Bowling club descended on the Castle green where the host club won on just two rinks, losing the other four.  Overall they lost 115-118.

Peter Boeg with Philip Andersen, Peter Reed and June Ratcliffe victory at 27-13.

Rosemary Field with Ann French, Ronald Vaz and Patricia Vaz win by a single shot at 19-18.

Malcolm Scott with Nicholas Newman, Christine Murphy and Bob Avery lost by one shot at 17-18.

Brian Reynolds with Penny Smith, Margaret Goodger and Derek Gann, lost the game at 22-26.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Trevor Epps, Margaret Morris and Norman Toby losing 17-23.

Jim Hatton with Norman Tilley, Stan Robinson and Rita Hall lost 13-20.

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 On Sunday afternoon 6 May six mixed rinks from Thames Sports Bowling club did battle on the Castle green, where the host club won three rinks, tied on one and lost the remaining two.  Overall they lost 114-117.

Patricia Vaz with Trevor Epps, Ronald Vaz and Shirley Whitehand win 24-19.

Alan Reid with Michael Amura, Christine Murphy and Don Minnett win 21-18.

Peter Boeg with Margaret Goodger, Nelson Hamilton and John Morton won by one shot at 17-16.

Daphne Ellinor with Jean Harman, Norman Tilley and Malcolm Scott tied their match 15-all.

Trevor Hall with Reg Dowell, Penny Smith and Margaret Morris defeat at18-22.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Tracey Hamilton, Stan Robinson and Bob Avery lost 19-27.

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A visit to Ashford Town Bowling club on the evening of 8 May yielded little towards the Whitstable club’s aspirations in the Forest of Blean (FOB) League, when five triples of men won on just one rink, and that by only a single shot.  Overall they lost 65-90, gaining two league points to six.

Thomas Attaway with John New and Derek Newell  won the final ends to take the game 22-21.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds lost 14-22.

Trevor Hall with Don Minnett and Martin Hakes lost 12-16.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Peter Boeg lost 10-17.

Bob Davey with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott lost 7-14.

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On Sunday 9 May two rinks of ladies and four of men travelled to play against Broadstairs Bowling club where they won on just one rink, by a single shot and lost overall 86-140.

Trevor Hall with Brian Batchelor, Stan Robinson and Chris Twyman won by a single shot at 18-17.

Margaret Goodger with Sue Quilter, Patricia Vaz and Maggie Porter lost the game 17-21.

Alan Reid with Rex Beard, Gareth Porter and Jim Ratcliffe losing 11-20.

Brian Reynolds with Nicholas Newman, Malcolm Scott and John New defeat at 19-28.

Brian Gentle with Norman Tilley, Philip Andersen and Don Minnett lost 10-25.

June Ratcliffe with Edna Hall, Christine Murphy and Sylvia Hender eventually lost 11-29.

14 May Full Reports 

On Saturday 5 May six mixed rinks from Spring House Bowling club descended on the Castle green where the host club won on just two rinks, losing the other four.  Overall they lost 115-118.

Peter Boeg with Philip Andersen, Peter Reed and June Ratcliffe had a close first half, only just leading at 10-9 on the tenth end.  They were much more productive later in the game, getting a “four” on the fifteenth and a “six” on the eighteenth on their way to victory at 27-13.

Rosemary Field with Ann French, Ronald Vaz and Patricia Vaz dominated the first half to lead 12-5 by the tenth.  They gave ground in the second half and were fortunate to win by a single shot at 19-18.

Malcolm Scott with Nicholas Newman, Christine Murphy and Bob Avery won the first two ends at 2-nil but by the fifth were 2-9 down.  Over the rest of the game they gradually caught up, getting to 16-17 by the nineteenth.  After sharing the last two ends they lost by a single shot at 17-18.

Brian Reynolds with Penny Smith, Margaret Goodger and Derek Gann led 5-3 on the fifth end but trailed 5-14 by the eighth.  They fought their way to parity at 22-all by the nineteenth, but lost the last two ends and the game at 22-26.

 

Barbara McGillicuddy with Trevor Epps, Margaret Morris and Norman Toby had a good start, leading 11-1 after only seven ends.  This margin was eaten away until the two sides were level at 16–all on the eighteenth, all to no avail: they scored only one more shot, losing 17-23.

Jim Hatton with Norman Tilley, Stan Robinson and Rita Hall led 5-3 on the seventh, but trailed 5-7 on the eighth and remained behind until they lost 13-20.

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 On Sunday afternoon 6 May six mixed rinks from Thames Sports Bowling club did battle on the Castle green, where the host club won three rinks, tied on one and lost the remaining two.  Overall they lost 114-117.

Patricia Vaz with Trevor Epps, Ronald Vaz and Shirley Whitehand led 7-1 after five ends.  They hung on to the lead throughout the game to win 24-19.

Alan Reid with Michael Amura, Christine Murphy and Don Minnett were 1-5 down after six ends, not catching up until the twelfth at 9-all.  After holding the lead for a few ends they fell behind 14-17 on the eighteenth, then got a “four” and a “three” in the last few ends to win 21-18.

Peter Boeg with Margaret Goodger, Nelson Hamilton and John Morton led 6-nil by the fifth, going on to lead 13-4 on the twelfth.  By the nineteenth they looked home and dry at 17-8 when the visitors got a “four” on both of the last two ends, almost drawing level at 17-16, leaving the home team victorious on the last end by a single shot at 17-16.

Daphne Ellinor with Jean Harman, Norman Tilley and Malcolm Scott won the first end but by the fifth were 1-6 down.  They caught up on the tenth at 7-all and stayed closely in touch during the second half to tie their match 15-all.

Trevor Hall with Reg Dowell, Penny Smith and Margaret Morris were 0-6 down after four ends and 3-17 adrift on the thirteenth.  They found some form in the closing ends, but not enough to avoid defeat at18-22.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Tracey Hamilton, Stan Robinson and Bob Avery lost the first three ends 0-5 but levelled 5-all on the fifth.  A “five” on the eighth helped toward their lead at 12-5, but it all fell apart when they were caught 15-17 on the sixteenth.  A “four” on the last was too late to be of any help; they lost 19-27.

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A visit to Ashford Town Bowling club on the evening of 8 May yielded little towards the Whitstable club’s aspirations in the Forest of Blean (FOB) League, when five triples of men won on just one rink, and that by only a single shot.  Overall they lost 65-90, gaining two league points to six.

Thomas Attaway with John New and Derek Newell had a couple of “fours” in the opening ends to lead 8-2 on the fourth.  By the halfway ninth they led 15-6 and stayed in front until pushed into second place at 18-21 when the home team got an “eight” on the sixteenth.  Fortunately the visitors won both the final ends to take the game 22-21.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds were 2-6 down after five ends but drew level on the halfway ninth at 7-all.  Sadly the second half yielded only another seven shots while the home side got twice as many: Whitstable lost 14-22.

Trevor Hall with Don Minnett and Martin Hakes lost the first two ends and were 3-9 down by the seventh.  They had a “five” on the fourteenth to put them level at 12-all, but that was their final effort: they lost 12-16.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Peter Boeg led 4-2 on the sixth but trailed 4-8 by the ninth. After fifteen ends they had added just two more shots at 6-17. Winning the last three ends didn’t affect the outcome; they lost 10-17.

Bob Davey with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott scored just the once in the first half to be 1-9 down.  The two teams matched each other in the second half, thus the Whitstable side lost 7-14.

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On Sunday 9 May two rinks of ladies and four of men travelled to play against Broadstairs Bowling club where they won on just one rink, by a single shot and lost overall 86-140.

Trevor Hall with Brian Batchelor, Stan Robinson and Chris Twyman went five ends without scoring to be 0-8 down but by the tenth led 12-9.  Thereafter the two sides were very close until the visitors won by a single shot at 18-17.

Margaret Goodger with Sue Quilter, Patricia Vaz and Maggie Porter were closely matched in the first half to be 10-all on the ninth, but they fell behind to 10-14 after twelve.  They drew level on the nineteenth at 17-all but lost the last two ends, and the game 17-21.

Alan Reid with Rex Beard, Gareth Porter and Jim Ratcliffe were 2-6 on the sixth end but levelled at 9-all by the twelfth. They led 11-9 on the fourteenth but failed to score on any of the last seven ends, losing 11-20.

Brian Reynolds with Nicholas Newman, Malcolm Scott and John New led 4-2 after four ends, but by the ninth were 4-17 behind.  They stayed consistently behind and even getting a “six” on the twentieth couldn’t ward off defeat at 19-28.

Brian Gentle with Norman Tilley, Philip Andersen and Don Minnett lost the first three ends, 0-3, then levelled at 4-all on the sixth.  They were level again on the eighth at 6-all, 7-all on the tenth and at 9-all after twelve.  They stayed on “nine” for nine ends to be 9-21 on the nineteenth, losing 10-25.

June Ratcliffe with Edna Hall, Christine Murphy and Sylvia Hender went 0-11 down after only six ends.  They eventually lost 11-29.

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On Saturday 28 April six triples of men met six triples of men from Faversham Bowling club on the Castle green, each club winning on three rinks but Whitstable won overall by a single shot at 97-96.

Bob Davey with Nick Newman and Gareth Porter won 28-9(nine).

Peter Boeg with Reg Dowell and Norman Tilley win 20-7.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and Derek Newell win 15-12.

Trevor Hall with Rex Beard and Chris Twyman lost 13-18.

Alan Reid with Stan Robinson and Jim Hatton lose 11-20.

Brian Gentle with Derek Boots and Bob Webb lost 10-30.

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The first Forest of Blean Triples League match (FOB) was played on the Castle green against Herne Bay Bowling club on Tuesday evening 1 May.  Whitstable won on just one rink, losing on the other five.  Overall they lost 66-129, gaining just a single league point.

Bob Davey with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott, winning 22-11.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Peter Boeg losing 15-17.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds losing 11-16.

Derek Newell with Stan Robinson and Don Minnett losing the match 7-25.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Jim Ratcliffe losing 4-25.

Thomas Attaway with John New and Charles Harding losing 7-35.

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On Thursday, 3 May Whitstable Bowling club’s Catherine Wheeler League mixed triples team paid a rewarding visit to play Ramsgate Bowling club, where they won on four rinks and lost on two.  Overall they won 108-72, gaining thirteen league points.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy, winning 22-5(five).

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Stan Robinson win 21-6(six).

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey won 19-7(seven).

Brian Reynolds with Norman Tilley and Daphne Ellinor victory at 17-13.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field defeat at16-18.

Peter Boeg with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett, losing 13-23.

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Full Reports 

On Saturday 28 April six triples of men met six triples of men from Faversham Bowling club on the Castle green, each club winning on three rinks but Whitstable won overall by a single shot at 97-96.

Bob Davey with Nick Newman and Gareth Porter won the first two ends 2-nil then got a “five” on the fourth and a “two” on the fifth to lead 9-1.  By the halfway ninth they were 12-5 to the good and they just piled up shots, including a “seven” on the fourteenth, until they won 28-9(nine).

Peter Boeg with Reg Dowell and Norman Tilley were behind for most of the first half until they were 4-5 down on the eighth.  A”five” on the next changed everything: they took the lead at 9-5 and won all but two of the second half ends, including a “five” on the fourteenth, to win 20-7.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and Derek Newell began well, leading 3-1 after four ends, but fell behind by the eighth at 4-8.  They then had a run of six winning ends, including a”five” on the twelfth, to lead 15-8 on the fourteenth.  They lost the remaining ends but had enough in reserve to win 15-12.

Trevor Hall with Rex Beard and Chris Twyman lost the first four ends 0-6 and by the tenth were 1-16 down.  By the fourteenth they were 4-18 behind and although they won the last four ends they still lost 13-18.

Alan Reid with Stan Robinson and Jim Hatton were 0-5 adrift after three ends but drew level on the seventh at 6-all.  They took the lead for a couple of ends but fell back to lose 11-20.

Brian Gentle with Derek Boots and Bob Webb scored infrequently in the first half to be 3-15 on the ninth, Faversham having taken that end with a “seven”.  The Whitstable side lost 10-30.

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The first Forest of Blean Triples League match (FOB) was played on the Castle green against Herne Bay Bowling club on Tuesday evening 1 May.  Whitstable won on just one rink, losing on the other five.  Overall they lost 66-129, gaining just a single league point.

Bob Davey with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott had the better of the first half, lying 12-5 on the ninth end.  They continued this form in the second half, winning 22-11.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Peter Boeg finished the first half well behind at 4-11 on the ninth.  They made strenuous efforts in the second half, almost catching up on the seventeenth at 15-16, but finally losing 15-17.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds won just three ends in the first half, fortunately including a “four” on the seventh, to be 6-9 down on the ninth.  Sadly they were unable to make much of an impact in the second half, losing 11-16.

Derek Newell with Stan Robinson and Don Minnett were 0-4 down after three ends then had a five-end winning streak to be 7-4 up on the eighth but then stopped scoring completely, losing the match 7-25.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Jim Ratcliffe went six ends without scoring to be 0-6 down.  Thereafter they were successful on just four ends, losing 4-25.

Thomas Attaway with John New and Charles Harding went seven ends without a score to be 0-15 down. They scored on only five of the remaining ends, losing 7-35.

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On Thursday, 3 May Whitstable Bowling club’s Catherine Wheeler League mixed triples team paid a rewarding visit to play Ramsgate Bowling club, where they won on four rinks and lost on two.  Overall they won 108-72, gaining thirteen league points.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy lost the first end but by the tenth end led 11-3. They dropped just two ends thereafter, winning 22-5(five).

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Stan Robinson got a “four” and a “five” on the second and third ends to lead 11-nil by the fourth.  They led 16-2 by the tenth, going on to win 21-6(six).

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey led 6-1 by the sixth end and 10-3 at the halfway ninth.  Taking all but four of the second half ends, they won 19-7(seven).

Brian Reynolds with Norman Tilley and Daphne Ellinor were 8-1 in front after six ends.  This lead was whittled slowly away until by the sixteenth they were only one shot in front at 13-12.  A”four” on the next ensured victory at 17-13.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field scored just once in the first half to be 1-15 down on the ninth.  They had a fruitful little four-end run to be 11-15 down on the thirteenth but it was not quite enough to avoid defeat at16-18.

Peter Boeg with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett opened with a “five” but were 6-10 down after seven ends.  They caught up on the tenth at 10-all and led 12-10 on the eleventh, but they scored just once after that, losing 13-23.

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The season opened as usual with a visit to Minster Bowling club by six mixed triples, of which two were victorious and four lost.  Overall they lost 78-97.

Brian Reynolds with Peter Reed and Patricia Vaz  winning 18-11.

Brian Gentle with Irene Fairall and Malcolm Scott 15-11.

John New with Sue Quilter and Stan Robinson losing 15-17.

Brian Watson with Norman Tilley and Maggie Porter  losing 9-17.

Fred Goodger with Ronald Vaz and Gail Phasey defeat at 10-22,

Barbara McGillicuddy with Margaret Goodger and Martin Hakes finally lost 11-19.

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On Thursday 26 April the first of many rounds of the Catherine Wheeler League competition took place against Chislet Bowling club and the Whitstable mixed triples won on five of the six rinks, winning overall 122-80 and gaining 15 League points of the seventeen available.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy led 11-1 win 32-7.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Stan Robinson win 22-9.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett won 18-12.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey won by a single shot at 18-17.

Brian Reynolds with Fred Goodger and Daphne Ellinor gain a single shot victory 15-14.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field lost 17-21.

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Full Report 29 April 

The season opened as usual with a visit to Minster Bowling club by six mixed triples, of which two were victorious and four lost.  Overall they lost 78-97.

Brian Reynolds with Peter Reed and Patricia Vaz lost the first two ends but by the fourth led 5-2. They were caught 5-all on the seventh but a “three” on the next propelled them into a lead which they kept to the end, winning 18-11.

Brian Gentle with Irene Fairall and Malcolm Scott went 2-9 down by the halfway ninth but managed to level the score on the twelfth at 9-all.   They were level again on the fourteenth end at 10-all, before going on to win 15-11.

John New with Sue Quilter and Stan Robinson had a big task to tackle after losing the first four ends 0-6.  They finally caught up on the fourteenth at 14-10, but the home side came back with a “five” on the next, 14-15 and the Whitstable team scored only one more shot, losing 15-17.

Brian Watson with Norman Tilley and Maggie Porter were 1-5 behind after three ends and then scored just once again in the first half to be 3-11 down on the ninth.  They did a bit better in the second half, scoring on four ends, before losing 9-17.

Fred Goodger with Ronald Vaz and Gail Phasey went 1-10 down in only five ends and 4-22 by the twelfth.  The next end was tied and they won the five remaining ends, but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat at 10-22,

Barbara McGillicuddy with Margaret Goodger and Martin Hakes won the first two ends 2-nil but by the sixth were 2-14 down!  They finally lost 11-19.

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On Thursday 26 April the first of many rounds of the Catherine Wheeler League competition took place against Chislet Bowling club and the Whitstable mixed triples won on five of the six rinks, winning overall 122-80 and gaining 15 League points of the seventeen available.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy led 11-1 after five ends.  They were 14-2 on the seventh but suffered a drought for five ends to be 14-7 after eleven ends.  They won all the remaining ends to win 32-7.

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Stan Robinson took charge early at 6-4 on the fifth and 12-5 on the halfway ninth.  They kept up the progress to win 22-9.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett went 10-3 ahead in seven ends.  They were able to stay ahead until they won 18-12.

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey went 2-10 down in seven ends.  By the ninth they were in sight at 8-10 but didn’t draw level until the fifteenth at14-all and they finally won by a single shot at 18-17.

On Saturday 28 May six triples of men met six triples of men from Faversham Bowling club on the Castle green, each club winning on three rinks but Whitstable won overall by a single shot at 97-96.

Bob Davey with Nick Newman and Gareth Porter won 28-9(nine).

Peter Boeg with Reg Dowell and Norman Tilley win 20-7.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and Derek Newell win 15-12.

Trevor Hall with Rex Beard and Chris Twyman lost 13-18.

Alan Reid with Stan Robinson and Jim Hatton lose 11-20.

Brian Gentle with Derek Boots and Bob Webb lost 10-30.

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The first Forest of Blean Triples League match (FOB) was played on the Castle green against Herne Bay Bowling club on Tuesday evening 1 May.  Whitstable won on just one rink, losing on the other five.  Overall they lost 66-129, gaining just a single league point.

Bob Davey with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott, winning 22-11.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Peter Boeg losing 15-17.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds losing 11-16.

Derek Newell with Stan Robinson and Don Minnett losing the match 7-25.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Jim Ratcliffe losing 4-25.

Thomas Attaway with John New and Charles Harding losing 7-35.

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On Thursday, 3 May Whitstable Bowling club’s Catherine Wheeler League mixed triples team paid a rewarding visit to play Ramsgate Bowling club, where they won on four rinks and lost on two.  Overall they won 108-72, gaining thirteen league points.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy, winning 22-5(five).

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Stan Robinson win 21-6(six).

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey won 19-7(seven).

Brian Reynolds with Norman Tilley and Daphne Ellinor victory at 17-13.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field defeat at16-18.

Peter Boeg with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett, losing 13-23.

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7 May Full Reports 

On Saturday 28 May six triples of men met six triples of men from Faversham Bowling club on the Castle green, each club winning on three rinks but Whitstable won overall by a single shot at 97-96.

Bob Davey with Nick Newman and Gareth Porter won the first two ends 2-nil then got a “five” on the fourth and a “two” on the fifth to lead 9-1.  By the halfway ninth they were 12-5 to the good and they just piled up shots, including a “seven” on the fourteenth, until they won 28-9(nine).

Peter Boeg with Reg Dowell and Norman Tilley were behind for most of the first half until they were 4-5 down on the eighth.  A”five” on the next changed everything: they took the lead at 9-5 and won all but two of the second half ends, including a “five” on the fourteenth, to win 20-7.

Brian Watson with Don Minnett and Derek Newell began well, leading 3-1 after four ends, but fell behind by the eighth at 4-8.  They then had a run of six winning ends, including a”five” on the twelfth, to lead 15-8 on the fourteenth.  They lost the remaining ends but had enough in reserve to win 15-12.

Trevor Hall with Rex Beard and Chris Twyman lost the first four ends 0-6 and by the tenth were 1-16 down.  By the fourteenth they were 4-18 behind and although they won the last four ends they still lost 13-18.

Alan Reid with Stan Robinson and Jim Hatton were 0-5 adrift after three ends but drew level on the seventh at 6-all.  They took the lead for a couple of ends but fell back to lose 11-20.

Brian Gentle with Derek Boots and Bob Webb scored infrequently in the first half to be 3-15 on the ninth, Faversham having taken that end with a “seven”.  The Whitstable side lost 10-30.

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The first Forest of Blean Triples League match (FOB) was played on the Castle green against Herne Bay Bowling club on Tuesday evening 1 May.  Whitstable won on just one rink, losing on the other five.  Overall they lost 66-129, gaining just a single league point.

Bob Davey with Trevor Epps and Malcolm Scott had the better of the first half, lying 12-5 on the ninth end.  They continued this form in the second half, winning 22-11.

Brian Gentle with Chris Twyman and Peter Boeg finished the first half well behind at 4-11 on the ninth.  They made strenuous efforts in the second half, almost catching up on the seventeenth at 15-16, but finally losing 15-17.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds won just three ends in the first half, fortunately including a “four” on the seventh, to be 6-9 down on the ninth.  Sadly they were unable to make much of an impact in the second half, losing 11-16.

Derek Newell with Stan Robinson and Don Minnett were 0-4 down after three ends then had a five-end winning streak to be 7-4 up on the eighth but then stopped scoring completely, losing the match 7-25.

Trevor Hall with Nelson Hamilton and Jim Ratcliffe went six ends without scoring to be 0-6 down.  Thereafter they were successful on just four ends, losing 4-25.

Thomas Attaway with John New and Charles Harding went seven ends without a score to be 0-15 down. They scored on only five of the remaining ends, losing 7-35.

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On Thursday, 3 May Whitstable Bowling club’s Catherine Wheeler League mixed triples team paid a rewarding visit to play Ramsgate Bowling club, where they won on four rinks and lost on two.  Overall they won 108-72, gaining thirteen league points.

Tony Petts with Christopher Twyman and Barbara McGillicuddy lost the first end but by the tenth end led 11-3. They dropped just two ends thereafter, winning 22-5(five).

Brian Gentle with Patricia Vaz and Stan Robinson got a “four” and a “five” on the second and third ends to lead 11-nil by the fourth.  They led 16-2 by the tenth, going on to win 21-6(six).

Bob Davey with Malcolm Scott and Joan Davey led 6-1 by the sixth end and 10-3 at the halfway ninth.  Taking all but four of the second half ends, they won 19-7(seven).

Brian Reynolds with Norman Tilley and Daphne Ellinor were 8-1 in front after six ends.  This lead was whittled slowly away until by the sixteenth they were only one shot in front at 13-12.  A”four” on the next ensured victory at 17-13.

Trevor Hall with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field scored just once in the first half to be 1-15 down on the ninth.  They had a fruitful little four-end run to be 11-15 down on the thirteenth but it was not quite enough to avoid defeat at16-18.

Peter Boeg with Maggie Porter and Don Minnett opened with a “five” but were 6-10 down after seven ends.  They caught up on the tenth at 10-all and led 12-10 on the eleventh, but they scored just once after that, losing 13-23.

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Brian Reynolds with Fred Goodger and Daphne Ellinor lost the first three ends, 0-4 but took the lead on the sixth at 5-4.  They were behind again on the eighth at 5-6, but a”six” on the next put them well in front at 11-6.  On the thirteenth they went behind once more at 11-12 but they had the best of the last five ends to gain a single-shot victory 15-14.

Peter Boeg with Ronald Vaz and Rosemary Field got the first two ends, 2-nil, lost the next three, 2-4 and by the ninth they were dragging 6-11.  They eventually lost 17-21.

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