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Whitstable Bowling Club

Match Results 2017

The results of matches played this season are shown below.

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

 

 

The season opened as usual with a mixed triples match against Minster-in-Thanet Bowling club, who visited the Castle green on St George's Day, Sunday, 23 April, where the host club won four rinks to two and 108-85 overall.

Gerald Hender with Maggie Porter and John New win 24-15.

Brian Reynolds with Mike Guilliard and Shirley Whitehand winning 16-10.

Bob Davey with Diane Coupland and Joan Davey won, also 16-10.

Philip Gardiner with Gareth Porter and Rosemary Field win 20-16.

Jim Hatton with Linda Lane and Fred Goodger lost by a single shot on the last end at 16-17.

Brian Watson with Peter Reed and Rita Hall  also lost by a single shot on the last end at 16-17

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On Thursday 27 April the first of the season's Catherine Wheeler League matches against Chislet Bowling club was fought out on the Castle green, where the host club's six mixed triples won on four rinks, tied on one and lost on one. 

Overall they won by 137-92 shots and gained 14 league points.

Philip Gardiner with Barbara McGillicuddy and Jim Hatton won  39-13.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey and Martin Hakes won 22-13.

Tony Petts with Patricia Vaz and Garth Coates win 19-12.

Ray McDonald with Brian Gentle and Sylvia Hender win 20-14.

Ron Pring with Patricia Pout and Fred Goodger The result was a tie at 21-all.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Daphne Ellinor lost at 16-19.

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On Saturday, 29 April six triples of men travelled to play Faversham Bowling club, where they suffered defeat by two rinks to four and overall 80-111.

Ray McDonald with Ronald Vaz and Malcolm Scott won 22-13.

Brian Watson with Trevor Epps and Derek Gann were lucky to win 15-14.

Brian Reynolds with Derek Newell and Garth Coates defeated at 16-22.

Brian Gentle with Don Minnett and Jim Taylor until losing 12-18.

Alan Reid with Norman Tilley and Martin Hakes losing 8-18.

Peter Boeg with Mike Guilliard and Chris Twyman losing 7-26.

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Tuesday evening, 2 May five triples of men went to play Ashford Town Bowling club in the first round of the Forest of Blean League, where they won on three rinks and lost on two, winning overall 92-69 and gaining six league points to two.

Phil Gardiner with Fred Goodger and Brian Watson took all but one of the ends of the first half to lead 13-3 on the ninth.  They were not quite so dominant in the second, but still won conclusively at 22-8(eight).

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid had a good opening spell, culminating with a "six" on the sixth end to go nine shots clear at 12-3.  They lost the next four ends to be 12-7 in front by the tenth, but then got down to business again, winning 21-11.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Gentle lost the first end but struck back firmly and led 14-3 by the halfway ninth.  They too lost the next four ends to be 14-9 by the thirteenth before going on to win 18-12.

Brian Reynolds with Norman Toby and Garth Coates lost the first two ends but led 4-2 on the sixth, before being caught 4-all on the seventh. Over the next five ends they went from 5-8 down to 11-8 up, but they fell behind in the closing stages, losing 14-16.

Bob Davey with Mike Guilliard and Paul Browning won the first six ends straight off to lead 12-nil.  They then went from 14-3 on the eighth to 14-9 on the eleventh, at which point Mike felt unwell and was somewhat overcome by the cold wet conditions and had to leave the green. The other two continued, wit four woods each until they lost 17-22.

(Mike was later reported to have been checked by medics and recovered in full)

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On Thursday afternoon, 4 May six mixed triples travelled to play Ramsgate Bowling club in the next round of the Catherine Wheeler League where they shared rink honours at three each 

But the Whitstable side lost overall by a single shot at 88-89.  They gained six League points, while the host club gained eleven.

Philip Gardiner with Ronald Vaz and Barbara McGillicuddy led 4-1 on the fifth end but were level at 7-all on the halfway ninth.  They took all but one of the second half ends to win 19-8.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey and Martin Hakes lost the first three ends 0-4, but on the sixth they got a "six" to go 12-4 ahead.  After ten ends they led 12-8 and they finally won 20-12.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Diane Coupland, after a slow start found themselves 5-7 down on the ninth end.  A "five" on the next put them ahead 10-7, but they fell behind again after thirteen ends to 10-12.  Winning all but one of the last few ends gave them victory at 16-13.

Jim Hatton with Patricia Pout and Dave Coupland had an evenly matched first half: 3-all on the fifth, 4-all on the seventh and 6-all on the ninth.  By the thirteenth they were three shots in front at 10-7, but were caught 10-all after fifteen ends and never scored again, losing 10-18.

Tony Petts with Patricia Vaz and Garth Coates went 1-7 down in just four ends, but by the sixth they had levelled at 7-all and led 8-7 on the next.  After falling behind for half a dozen ends they drew level again at 12-all on the thirteenth, but sadly that was the end of their challenge; they scored only one more shot, losing 13-18.

Ray McDonald with Brian Gentle and Daphne Ellinor were 2-7 adrift after six ends but had levelled at 7-all by the ninth.  After falling back to 7-11 on the eleventh they got to within a shot on the thirteenth at 10-11, but that was their last score;  they lost 10-20.

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On Saturday 6 May six mixed rinks from Spring House Bowling club met their Waterloo on the Castle green, where the host club won five of the six rinks and won overall 118-94.

Ray McDonald with Irene Fairhall, Gareth Porter and Margaret Morris, after losing the first two ends 0-2 soon took charge, being 8-2 up on the fourth, with a "five".  They stayed in front by a healthy margin until they won 23-13.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Jean Harman, Derek Gann and Norman Toby went 8-2 up on the seventh end and kept a healthy distance in front, apart from the eleventh end when a "five" from the visitors put them within a single shot at 10-9.  The home team's response was a "three" and a "six" on the next two ends to lead 19-9 and they went on to win 24-17.

Gerald Hender with Sue quilter, Kath Tilley and Garth Coates had a balanced first half: 2-all on the fourth, 3-all on the sixth and 5-6 by the ninth.  In the second half they just had the upper hand; they won 18-14.

Alan Reid with Rosemary Field, June Sutcliffe and Malcolm Scott were 0-3 down by the third end but a "five" on the next put them in front 5-3 and they stayed in front until caught on the twelfth at 10-all.  They then doubled their score to win 20-17.

Brian Watson with Patricia Uden, Patricia Vaz and Fred Goodger led 8-2 after seven ends but fell behind on the twelfth at 9-10; they levelled on the fourteenth at 11-all and again on the sixteenth at12-all before snatching a close win at 18-16.

Brian Reynolds with Ann French, Ronald Vaz and Sylvia Hender were in charge for the first five ends to lead 5-4, but then stuck for the next five ends to trail 5-12.  They managed to catch up at 12-all on the fifteenth, but then fell back again to lose 15-17.

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Sunday 7 May, six mixed rinks from Thames Sport Bowling club were whitewashed on the Castle green; the host club winning on all six rinks and overall at 132-99.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Trevor Epps, Peter Reed and Diane Coupland victory 24-10.

Brian Reynolds with Don Minnett, Gail Phasey and Daphne McDonald win 21-13.

Philip Gardiner with Reg Dowell, Rex Beard and Rita Hall won 22-16.

Peter Boeg with Sue Quilter, John French and Paul Browning won 24-22.

Brian Watson with Dino Fella, Kathy Purdy and Malcolm Scott won 22-20.

Brian Gentle with Rosemary Field, Bob Avery and Daphne Ellinor win the game at 19-18.

Full Report

Sunday 7 May, six mixed rinks from Thames Sport Bowling club were whitewashed on the Castle green; the host club winning on all six rinks and overall at 132-99.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Trevor Epps, Peter Reed and Diane Coupland led 10-1 after six ends and steam-rollered their way to victory 24-10.

Brian Reynolds with Don Minnett, Gail Phasey and Daphne McDonald went 3-1 up in four ends, were level at 3-all on the sixth, then raced away to win 21-13.

Philip Gardiner with Reg Dowell, Rex Beard and Rita Hall lost the first end but by the seventh led 7-1, then 14-3 on the eleventh.  In the second half the visitors did rather better, but the home side still won 22-16.

Peter Boeg with Sue Quilter, John French and Paul Browning won the first seven ends to be 13-nil up.  They got to 17-7 by the tenth, then had five ends without scoring to trail 17-18 on the fifteenth.  They took the lead again but were caught on the twentieth at 22-all; they got the last end with a "two" to win the match 24-22.

Brian Watson with Dino Fella, Kathy Purdy and Malcolm Scott won the opening four ends, including a "five" on the fourth to lead 10-nil.  In a free-scoring game the visitors gradually caught up, but not enough to prevent the home team winning 22-20.

Brian Gentle with Rosemary Field, Bob Avery and Daphne Ellinor were 2-8 down on the sixth end, but they won the next two, including a "six" on the eighth to lead 9-8, only to be levelled on the next at 9-all.  Three winning ends, including a "five" on the twelfth put them well ahead at 17-9; then they just dried up for eight ends to be 17-18 down on the twentieth.  Fortunately they got a "two " on the last end to reclaim the game at 19-18.

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Tuesday evening, 9 May, another round of the Forest of Blean League, hosting six triples of men from Boughton Bowling club on the Castle green, where the host club won on three rinks, lost on two with one tied; winning overall 111-88 and gaining five-and-half league points.

Bob Davey with Fred Goodger and Derek Newell win 23-11.

Trevor Hall with Malcolm Scott and Brian Reynolds win 25-14.

Peter Boeg with Norman Toby and Garth Coates win 13-11.

Phil Gardiner with Derek Gann and Brian Watson a tie at 13-all.

Tony Petts with Paul Browning and Brian Gentle lost by a single shot 21-22.

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid they too lost by a single shot at 16-17.

FULL REPORT

Tuesday evening, 9 May, another round of the Forest of Blean League, hosting six triples of men from Boughton Bowling club on the Castle green, where the host club won on three rinks, lost on two with one tied; winning overall 111-88 and gaining five-and-half league points.

Bob Davey with Fred Goodger and Derek Newell had a good start, getting to 6-2 by the fifth, then slipping back to 7-8 on the ninth.  Four winning ends, culminating with a "five" on the thirteenth put them back in charge at 19-8 and they pressed on to win 23-11

Trevor Hall with Malcolm Scott and Brian Reynolds led 8-nil after four ends and 16-2 by the seventh.  Then they stopped scoring for half-a-dozen ends but were still in front 16-13 on the thirteenth.  They won all but one of the last few ends to win 25-14.

Peter Boeg with Norman Toby and Garth Coates lost the first four ends, 0-4 and were 1-5 down after six.  They caught up on the eighth at 5-all, led 6-5 on the next and levelled again at 6-all on the tenth, then went on to win 13-11.

Phil Gardiner with Derek Gann and Brian Watson were neck-and-neck in the first half: 1-all on the second end, 2-all after four and 6-all on the halfway ninth. They spent most of the second half trailing, but pulled up from 7-12 on the thirteenth to achieve a tie at 13-all.

Tony Petts with Paul Browning and Brian Gentle were 8-2 up by the seventh end and kept scoring to lead 21-9 by the fourteenth, when their luck ran out.  They lost by a single shot 21-22.

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid led 6-nil after four ends but trailed 6-9 by the sixth.  They caught up at 11-all on the twelfth and went on to lead 16-11 by the fifteenth, when their luck ran out too; they too lost by a single shot at 16-17.

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On Wednesday 10 May four rinks of men and two of ladies from Broadstairs Bowling club visited the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks, lost on two and tied on one.  They won overall 124-103 (Ladies 47-30 and men 77-73).

Joan Davey with Jean Harman, Sue Fisher and Rosemary Field won 29-13.

Jim Hatton with Ian Palmer, Don Minnett and Mike Guilliard win 26-15.

Daphne McDonald with Gail Phasey, Peggy Wray and Shirley Whitehand a single-shot win 18-17.

Phil Gardiner with Chris Twyman, Rex Beard and Brian Watson tie at 15-all.

Peter Boeg with Brian Batchelor, David Lane and Thomas Attaway losing 15-18.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell, Brian Ball and Alan Reid lost 21-25.

FULL REPORT

On Wednesday 10 May four rinks of men and two of ladies from Broadstairs Bowling club visited the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks, lost on two and tied on one.  They won overall 124-103 (Ladies 47-30 and men 77-73).

Joan Davey with Jean Harman, Sue Fisher and Rosemary Field went eleven ends without conceding a shot to lead 23-nil .  They relaxed a little in the second half but still won 29-13.

Jim Hatton with Ian Palmer, Don Minnett and Mike Guilliard took the first seven ends 16-nil.  The visitors then "found the green" and scored well, but the home team prevailed, to win 26-15.

Daphne McDonald with Gail Phasey, Peggy Wray and Shirley Whitehand were 4-1 up by the fourth but 4-8 down on the sixth and they stayed behind until the eighteenth, when they levelled at 15-all.  They took two of the last threes ends to snatch a single-shot win 18-17.

Phil Gardiner with Chris Twyman, Rex Beard and Brian Watson led 9-1 by the eighth end, then stopped scoring for five ends to be 9-6 in front.  By the eighteenth they led 13-10 but the visitors overtook them with a "five" on the next, 13-15.  They won the last two to tie at 15-all.

Peter Boeg with Brian Batchelor, David Lane and Thomas Attaway were level at 2-all after four ends and again at 5-all by the eighth.  They didn't score for the next seven ends to trail 5-17 on the fifteenth, then came back into the game with three winning ends, including a "five" on the seventeenth, to be 13-17 on the eighteenth before finally losing 15-18.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell, Brian Ball and Alan Reid were 0-4 down on the fourth but levelled on the next, 4-all.  The visitors then got a "six" on the next, 4-10 and the home team stayed behind until they lost 21-25.

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On Thursday evening 11 May four mixed triples from North-East Kent Police Bowling club came to the Castle green where rink honours were shared but the host club won overall 75-67.

Bob Davey with Ken Gillmore and Garth Coates won 23-7(seven).

Brian Gentle with John Goodenough and Shirley Whitehand win 17-15.

Trevor Hall with Jean Harman and Brian Reynolds lost 19-23.

Peter Boeg with David Lane and Rosemary Field lost 16-22.

FULL REPORT

On Thursday evening 11 May four mixed triples from North-East Kent Police Bowling club came to the Castle green where rink honours were shared but the host club won overall 75-67.

Bob Davey with Ken Gillmore and Garth Coates got the first four ends 2-nil and led 8-4 by the halfway ninth.  They gained shot after shot until they won 23-7(seven).

Brian Gentle with John Goodenough and Shirley Whitehand were 1-4 down on the fourth and 2-7 adrift after seven ends.  They drew level on the ninth at 7-all, were 12-all on the thirteenth before going on to win 17-15.

Trevor Hall with Jean Harman and Brian Reynolds lost the first three ends 0-4, led briefly on the sixth at 7-4, then stayed behind until a "five" on the tenth put them ahead 12-10.  On the fourteenth they dropped back again, 15-17 before losing 19-23.

Peter Boeg with David Lane and Rosemary Field scratched around during the opening ends but levelled at 5-all on the seventh.  By the tenth they were 5-12 down, then a "six" on the twelfth put them in front 13-12 but the opposition then got a"seven" on the fourteenth and the home team eventually lost 16-22.

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On Saturday 13 May six mixed triples from Walpole Bay Bowling club contested a round of the Catherine Wheeler League at the Castle green, where the host club won handsomely on three rinks and suffered narrow defeats on the other three.  Overall they won 148-91, gaining eleven league points to six.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey and Martin Hakes win 41-15.

Tony Petts with Patricia Vaz and Garth Coates winning 31-5(five).

Philip Gardiner with Ronald Vaz and Barbara McGillicuddy won 33-15.

Jim Hatton with Patricia Pout and Fred Goodger lost at 15-18.

Ray McDonald with Brian Gentle and Daphne Ellinor defeated 14-19.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Sylvia Hender lost, also at 14-19.

FULL REPORT

On Saturday 13 May six mixed triples from Walpole Bay Bowling club contested a round of the Catherine Wheeler League at the Castle green, where the host club won handsomely on three rinks and suffered narrow defeats on the other three.  Overall they won 148-91, gaining eleven league points to six.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey and Martin Hakes were evenly matched in the opening ends: 2-all on the second, 4-all by the fifth and 6-all after seven before slipping behind on the tenth at 9-11.  They then took all but one of the remaining eight ends, including in their score no less than five "fives" to win 41-15.

Tony Petts with Patricia Vaz and Garth Coates opened with a "seven" and conceded but one end out of the first ten, to lead 21-2.  They gave very little away thereafter, winning 31-5(five).Philip Gardiner with Ronald Vaz and Barbara McGillicuddy lost the first three ends 0-5, were 1-6 down on the fifth, but caught up on the next at 6-all. Thy slipped back on the seventh, 6-9, levelled again 9-all on the eighth and were one behind on the halfway ninth at 9-10.  They then won the next seven  to lead 28-10 after sixteen ends.  Both teams got a "five" on the last two ends; the home side won 33-15.

Jim Hatton with Patricia Pout and Fred Goodger lost the first two ends 0-4, but caught up on the fifth with a " five" to lead 7-4.  They kept the lead for another seven ends until they in turn were caught 13-all on the thirteenth.  They scored just once more, 15-13 on the fourteenth, then lost the last four ends, and the game, at 15-18.

Ray McDonald with Brian Gentle and Daphne Ellinor went from 4-all on the fifth to 4-11 down after eleven ends.  They clawed their way back slowly, taking the lead on the sixteenth with a" five" at 14-13. Sadly the visitors won the last two ends leaving the home side defeated 14-19.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Sylvia Hender went 1-10 down in seven ends and never really got on terms with their opponents.  They lost, also at 14-19.

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Six triples of ladies went to play Canterbury Bowling club on Sunday 14 May, where they won on one rink and lost on five and losing overall 70-131.

Patricia Vaz with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout win 18-16.

Edna Hall with Ann French and Maureen James losing 13-22.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Susan Quilter and Jean Harman lose 14-27.

Rosemary Field with Irene Fairhall and Kathy Purdy lost 11-26.

Rita Hall with Jacqueline Denford and Gail Phasey lost 10-15

Yvonne Gann with Margaret Goodger and Margaret Morris losing 4-25.

FULL REPORT.

Six triples of ladies went to play Canterbury Bowling club on Sunday 14 May, where they won on one rink and lost on five and losing overall 70-131.

Patricia Vaz with Linda Lane and Patricia Pout began well, leading 6-nil after four ends and then 13-3 by the halfway ninth.  Then they went six ends without a shot to be 13-15 down on the fifteenth.  They took two of the three remaining ends to win 18-16.

Edna Hall with Ann French and Maureen James were 1-5 adrift on the fourth end but caught up on the eighth at 7-all.  A " four" on the next gave them the lead at 11-7, but by the twelfth they were behind again, 12-13.  They levelled on the next, but to no avail; they scored no more, losing 13-22.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Susan Quilter and Jean Harman won a couple of ends but soon fell behind, 3-7 on the sixth, then they caught up on the eighth at 7-all and briefly led at 9-8 on the tenth before falling well behind in the second half to lose 14-27.

Rosemary Field with Irene Fairhall and Kathy Purdy were 1-16 down after only eight ends and their fight-back was just not enough.  They lost 11-26.

Rita Hall with Jacqueline Denford and Gail Phasey lost the first three ends 0-4 but got in front on the seventh at 5-4. Sadly they stopped scoring for five ends to trail 5-13 on the twelfth.  They finally lost 10-15.

Yvonne Gann with Margaret Goodger and Margaret Morris scored on only four ends, losing 4-25.

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On Tuesday evening 16 May, Forest of Blean League, six triples of men from Canterbury Bowling club came to the Castle green where they dominated the host club, who won on only two rinks, lost on four and lost overall by 81-114. The hosts were awarded two league points of the eight available.

Peter Boeg with Norman Toby and Garth Coates won 18-11.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds won 18-16.

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid losing 11-15.

Phil Gardiner with Paul Browning and Brian Watson losing 14-19.

Brian Gentle with John New and Thomas Attaway  lost 11-19.

Bob Davey with Trevor Epps and Derek Newell losing 9-34.

FULL REPORT

On Tuesday evening 16 May, Forest of Blean League, six triples of men from Canterbury Bowling club came to the Castle green where they dominated the host club, who won on only two rinks, lost on four and lost overall by 81-114. The hosts were awarded two league points of the eight available.

Peter Boeg with Norman Toby and Garth Coates were 4-all on the fifth end and 6-all on the eighth.  They slipped behind on the ninth, 6-7, but then built a lead at 13-7 after thirteen ends.  They finally won 18-11.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds had a shaky start but a "three" and a "four" on the fifth and sixth ends put them nicely placed at 9-3. Their lead was reduced, but never eclipsed and so they won 18-16.

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid won the first four ends, 4-nil, but were caught at  4-all on the seventh.  They resumed the lead and were 8-4 on the tenth but then overtaken to trail 8-10 by the twelfth.  After levelling at 10-all on the fourteenth they managed just one shot in the last four ends, losing 11-15.

Phil Gardiner with Paul Browning and Brian Watson went 2-6 down after six ends, but levelled on the next with a "four" to be 6-all and then were level again on the ninth at 9-all.  They scored only three times in the second half, losing 14-19.

Brian Gentle with John New and Thomas Attaway  were 4-12 behind on the ninth and lost 11-19.

Bob Davey with Trevor Epps and Derek Newell led 4-3 on the fourth end, were 4-7 down on the sixth and then 5-22 behind on the twelfth.  Despite valiant efforts they couldn't quite make double figures, losing 9-34.

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On Wednesday 17 May six rinks of ladies from Herne Bay Bowling club were entertained on the Castle green, where rink honours were shared equally but the host club won overall by a single shot at 104-103.

Edna Hall with Sue Quilter, Maureen Simcock (HB) and Jeanette May, winning 25-8.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Linda Lane, Kath Tilley and Maureen James won 24-9.

Daphne Ellinor with Sue Fisher, Gail Phasey and Pat Uden  winning 20-16.

Patricia Vaz with Ann French, Pat Buchan and Rita Hall, losing 12-22 .

Rosemary Field with Irene Fairhall, Beryl Barton and Pat Pout losing 13- 24.

Joan Davey with Peggy Wray, Jean Harman and Sylvia Hender lost 10-24.

FULL REPORT

On Wednesday 17 May six rinks of ladies from Herne Bay Bowling club were entertained on the Castle green, where rink honours were shared equally but the host club won overall by a single shot at 104-103.

Edna Hall with Sue Quilter, Maureen Simcock (HB) and Jeanette May went 2-4 down in four ends, levelled 4-4 on the sixth then led 6-4 after eight.  Thereafter they conceded just four shots, winning 25-8.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Linda Lane, Kath Tilley and Maureen James went 8-nil up in five ends and allowed few opportunities to the visitors after that.  They won 24-9.

Daphne Ellinor with Sue Fisher, Gail Phasey and Pat Uden lost the first end, were 2-6 down on the fifth end, but led 7-6 after eight.  They were level at 9-all on the eleventh, then had the better of the second half, winning 20-16.

Patricia Vaz with Ann French, Pat Buchan and Rita Hall had an evenly balanced first half: 2-2, then 2-5; 5-5 on the seventh, 6-6 after eight and 8-all on the eleventh, but they scored only three times in the second half, losing 12-22 .

Rosemary Field with Irene Fairhall, Beryl Barton and Pat Pout were 1-4 down after four ends and 3-10 adrift by the ninth.  They just didn't score enough after that, losing 13- 24.

Joan Davey with Peggy Wray, Jean Harman and Sylvia Hender went 1-6 down in six ends and were 2-10 by the eighth.  A "five" on the next helped them to get close at 8-10 on the tenth, but they failed to score for eight ends after that, to lag far behind at 8-22 on the eighteenth.  They scraped into double figures but it was not enough; they lost 10-24.

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Another round of the Catherine Wheeler League was fought out on the Castle green on Thursday, 18 May, starting in sunshine but finishing in a deluge, with players soaked to the skin.  Boughton Bowling club sent six mixed triples.  The host club was defeated two rinks to four and overall 96-109.  Hosts awarded 4 league points, visitors 13.

Tony Petts with Patricia Vaz and Garth Coates win 16-11.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey and Martin Hakes win 17-14.

Philip Gardiner with Ronald Vaz and Barbara McGillicuddy lose 17-19.

Ray McDonald with Brian Gentle and Daphne Ellinor  lost 13-17.

Jim Hatton with Linda Lane and Paul Browning losing at 14-20.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Patricia Pout losing 19-28.

FULL REPORT

Another round of the Catherine Wheeler League was fought out on the Castle green on Thursday, 18 May, starting in sunshine but finishing in a deluge, with players soaked to the skin.  Boughton Bowling club sent six mixed triples.  The host club was defeated two rinks to four and overall 96-109.  Hosts awarded 4 league points, visitors 13.

Tony Petts with Patricia Vaz and Garth Coates were neck-and-neck most of the time: 3-4 on the fourth, 5-4 on the fifth; 6-7 on the eighth, 7-all on the ninth, 8-7 after ten ends and 8-9 by the eleventh.  They nosed in front 10-9 on the twelfth, then took all but one of the remaining ends to win 16-11.

Bob Davey with Joan Davey and Martin Hakes opened with a "five" and led 10-nil by the fourth.  They were 10-7 in front on the eighth but nearly caught on the twelfth at 11-10 before getting a grip and going on to win 17-14

Philip Gardiner with Ronald Vaz and Barbara McGillicuddy were 0-7 down after only three ends but nearly caught up on the seventh at 6-7. They fell behind again until the twelfth when they drew level at 12-all.  They went ahead for a couple of ends to lead 14-13 on the fourteenth before dropping back to lose 17-19.

Ray McDonald with Brian Gentle and Daphne Ellinor went 1-3 down in four ends but caught up on the seventh at 4-all.  They fell back again to trail 4-10 on the tenth, but levelled on the sixteenth at 13-all.  That was their peak; they lost 13-17.

Jim Hatton with Linda Lane and Paul Browning won the first couple of ends, 3-nil, but got stuck for five ends to trail 3-8.  Their best effort was to get within a shot at 10-11 on the twelfth before losing at 14-20.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Patricia Pout went 0-9 behind in four ends.  They were 5-9 on the sixth but slid down to be 5-20 after nine before losing 19-28.

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On Sunday afternoon, 21 May, Halls Bowling club sent five rinks and one triple of men to the Castle green, where the host club won on four rinks, lost on two, winning overall 133-93.

Brian Reynolds with Dino Fella, Martin Hakes and Derek Newell a convincing win 33-8.

Brian Gentle with Trevor Epps, Trevor Hall and Derek Gann victory at 30-11.

Brian Watson with Reg Dowell, Ronald Vaz and Norman Toby won 26-16.

Peter Boeg with Ian Palmer, Bob Avery and Garth Coates snatch the match 19-18.

Jim Hatton with Derek Boots and Malcolm Scott lost 13-19.

Paul Browning with John French, Mike Guilliard and Don Minnet l losing 12-21.

FULL REPORT

On Sunday afternoon, 21 May, Halls Bowling club sent five rinks and one triple of men to the Castle green, where the host club won on four rinks, lost on two, winning overall 133-93.

Brian Reynolds with Dino Fella, Martin Hakes and Derek Newell were 1-3 down after three ends but led 8-3 by the sixth, including a "five" on that end.  The home team then dominated the match: 19-4 on the fourteenth, 30-5 with a "six" on the eighteenth, leading to a convincing win 33-8.

Brian Gentle with Trevor Epps, Trevor Hall and Derek Gann had an evenly matched first half, being just behind on the halfway ninth at 6-7.  They were all-square on the eleventh at 9-all, then had four good ends, putting them well in front at 18-9 on the fifteenth.  Taking all but two of the remaining ends, including a "six" on the seventeenth gave them victory at 30-11.

Brian Watson with Reg Dowell, Ronald Vaz and Norman Toby had a good start, getting to 11-2 by the eighth end.  They were only three ahead at 13-10 on the eleventh but a a good run saw them well in front at 24-10 after eighteen ends and they won 26-16

Peter Boeg with Ian Palmer, Bob Avery and Garth Coates went 0-5 down in three ends and they stayed behind the whole game, to be 16-18 on the twentieth end, then got a three on the last to snatch the match 19-18.

Jim Hatton with Derek Boots and Malcolm Scott were 1-4 adrift after five ends but caught up on the seventh at 4-all and then stayed close; 5-all on the ninth, 8-all after thirteen until they nosed in front on the nineteenth, 12-11.  The visitors' reply was an "eight" so the home team lost 13-19.

Paul Browning with John French, Mike Guilliard and Don Minnet lost the first two ends and were 3-7 down on the sixth.  They scored infrequently, losing 12-21.

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Tuesday 23 May was a busy day on the Castle green with visits of six rinks of men in the morning and six triples of ladies in the afternoon from New Romney Bowling club.  The men won on three rinks, tied on one and lost the other two, winning overall 103-95.  The ladies won on four rinks and lost on two, winning overall 105-100.

Alan Reid with Norman Tilley, John Morton and Brian Watson win 20-8(eight).

Brian Reynolds with Bob Avery, John Goodenough and Paul Browning taking the game 20-12.

Brian Gentle with Ken Gilmore, Brian Ball and Garth Coates win by a single shot at 22-21.

Ray McDonald with Don Minnett, Malcolm Scott and Derek Newell tie at 16-all.

Trevor Hall with Derek Boots, Derek Gann and Gareth Porter losing the game 12-17.

Peter Boeg with Brian Batchelor, John French and Peter Reed lost 13-21.

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In the afternoon the ladies played their matches.

June Ratcliffe with Pat Uden and Margaret Morris, taking the game 21-13.

Rosemary Field with Peggy Wray and Kathy Purddy won 22-17.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Ann French and Kath Tilley win 18-13.

Yvonne Gann with Irene Fairhall and Jean Harman win at 21-17.

Daphne McDonald with Beryl Barton and Maggie Porter lost 14-17.

Sylvia Hender with Sue Quilter and June Sutcliffe losing 9-23.

FULL REPORT

Tuesday 23 May was a busy day on the Castle green with visits of six rinks of men in the morning and six triples of ladies in the afternoon from New Romney Bowling club.  The men won on three rinks, tied on one and lost the other two, winning overall 103-95.  The ladies won on four rinks and lost on two, winning overall 105-100.

Alan Reid with Norman Tilley, John Morton and Brian Watson led 5-1 after four ends but were nearly caught on the seventh at 6-5.  They then took the next six ends to lead 16-5 on the thirteenth, going on to win 20-8(eight).

Brian Reynolds with Bob Avery, John Goodenough and Paul Browning led 6-2 on the fifth end but were caught 10-all on the eleventh.  It happened again on the thirteenth at 12-all, but this time they held their advantage, winning the rest of the ends and taking the game 20-12.

Brian Gentle with Ken Gilmore, Brian Ball and Garth Coates took the first five ends to lead 8-nil.  On the eighth end they scored a maximum "eight" aka a "hot-shot" to go16-4 in front.  From this pinnacle they were gradually caught up with until levelled on the fifteenth at 19-all.  A "three" on the next was just enough to secure the game by a single shot at 22-21.

Ray McDonald with Don Minnett, Malcolm Scott and Derek Newell led 4-1 after four ends, went 5-6 down on the seventh and then got ten in front on the twelfth at 16-6.  They never scored again and were lucky to get a face-saving tie at 16-all.

Trevor Hall with Derek Boots, Derek Gann and Gareth Porter went 1-8 down in six ends but after a long struggle they caught up on the fifteenth at 12-11, only to lose the rest of the ends and losing the game 12-17.

Peter Boeg with Brian Batchelor, John French and Peter Reed went 1-9 down in four ends and never recovered.  They lost 13-21.

In the afternoon the ladies played their matches.

June Ratcliffe with Pat Uden and Margaret Morris led 3-nil after three ends, were 3-all on the fourth, 6-all by the seventh and 9-all after ten ends.  From then on they held the lead for a few ends, to 13-11 on the thirteenth, then levelled again on the fourteenth at 13-all.  Thereafter they won the last four ends, taking the game 21-13.

Rosemary Field with Peggy Wray and Kathy Purddy led 4-1 after four ends, then the visitors got a "five" on the next, 4-6 but the home side levelled on the sixth at 6-all before embarking on a a good winning spell to lead 16-6 on the halfway ninth.  They kept steady progress until they won 22-17.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Ann French and Kath Tilley were 1-3 down on the fourth end but led 8-4 by the halfway ninth.  They were level by the twelfth at 8-all then a "five" and a "four" among the last few ends gave them a win 18-13.

Yvonne Gann with Irene Fairhall and Jean Harman had a splendid start; after losing the first end they led 12-1 by the fifth, including a "five" and a "four".  They were caught on the sixteenth at 16-all but another "five" gave them a win at 21-17.

Daphne McDonald with Beryl Barton and Maggie Porter lost the first two ends 0-2 but by the fifth were level at 4-all.  On the halfway ninth they were 6-7 behind, which margin increased by the twelfth to 6-14.  They finally lost 14-17.

Sylvia Hender with Sue Quilter and June Sutcliffe were closely matched to start with, but by the halfway ninth they were 4-12 down.  They scored much less quickly than the visitors in the second half, losing 9-23.

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On Saturday 27 May six mixed rinks travelled to play Lyminge Bowling Club, where they won on just one rink, tied one and lost the other four, losing overall 105-122.

Brian Gentle with Trevor Epps, Derek Gann and June Ratcliffe won 26-8. 

Brian Reynolds with Irene Fairall, Gareth Porter and Edna Hall tie 20-20.

Garth Coates with Ian Palmer, Margaret Morris and Sylvia Hender finally losing 15-17.

Daphne Ellinor with Brian Batchelor, Bob Avery and Norman Tilley lose 15-20.

Norman Toby with Maggie Porter, Derek Boots and Malcolm Scott losing 17-27.

Ray McDonald with Patricia Vaz, Ronald Vaz and Maureen James losing 12-30.

FULL REPORT

On Saturday 27 May six mixed rinks travelled to play Lyminge Bowling Club, where they won on just one rink, tied one and lost the other four, losing overall 105-122.

Brian Gentle with Trevor Epps, Derek Gann and June Ratcliffe led 6-nil after five ends and 8-3 by the eighth.  They won very many ends until the card claims they won 26-8.[26-6 looks more logical]

Brian Reynolds with Irene Fairhall, Gareth Porter and Edna Hall lost the first two ends 0-2 and were 4-13 down by the eighth.  They almost caught up on the fourteenth at 14-15 but they slipped back again to trail 15-20 on the eighteenth, then they won all of the last three ends to tie 20-20.

Garth Coates with Ian Palmer, Margaret Morris and Sylvia Hender led 7-2 after six ends but by the ninth were level at 7-all before pulling away again to lead 12-7 by the twelfth.  Sadly, they had six unproductive ends leaving them well behind at 12-17 on the eighteenth.  A late rally, winning the last three ends was not quite enough to save them from finally losing 15-17.

Daphne Ellinor with Brian Batchelor, Bob Avery and Norman Tilley were neck and neck at the start, being level at 6-all on the eighth end.  After that they fell behind steadily to lose 15-20.

Norman Toby with Maggie Porter, Derek Boots and Malcolm Scott got a useful "five" on the fourth to lead 6-3, but they were matched on the sixth at 6-all.  They led 9-6 on the eighth, but trailed 9-13 by the eleventh and fell to 11-23 on the seventeenth before losing 17-27.

Ray McDonald with Patricia Vaz, Ronald Vaz and Maureen James went 1-7 down on the fourth, but drew level on the sixth at 7-all.  They led on the next, 8-7 and got to 12-10 up by the tenth, thereafter they failed to win another end, losing 12-30.

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On Saturday 3 June five mixed triples from Watford Bowling Club were soundly beaten by the host club on the Castle green by five rinks to none and overall at 130-68.

Brian Watson with Ann French, Don Minnett and Edna Hall win 31-11.

Bob Davey with Derek Boots, Gareth Porter and Rosemary Field win 28-10.

Trevor Hall with Jean Harman, Jean Flood and John Morton 26-10.

Gerald Hender with David Lane, Ronald Vaz and Joan Davey winning 26-19.

Brian Gentle with Trevor Epps, Rita Hall and Sylvia Hender winning by a single shot at 19-18.

FULL  REPORT

On Saturday 3 June five mixed triples from Watford Bowling Club were soundly beaten by the host club on the Castle green by five rinks to none and overall at 130-68.

Brian Watson with Ann French, Don Minnett and Edna Hall led 15-1 after only eight ends and 19-3 by the tenth.  They went on to win 31-11.

Bob Davey with Derek Boots, Gareth Porter and Rosemary Field were evenly split over the first few ends,  trailing 2-3 on the fifth; but then a "four" on the sixth set them going and they out-scored the visitors from then on to win 28-10.

Trevor Hall with Jean Harman, Jean Flood and John Morton lost the first two ends but levelled on the fourth at 2-all and again on the seventh at 4-all and the ninth at 6-all.  Thereafter they pulled away, eventually winning 26-10.

Gerald Hender with David Lane, Ronald Vaz and Joan Davey had a poor start, being 2-9 down after only six ends.  A "seven" on the eighth set them up at 11-9 and apart from being levelled at 11-all on the tenth they more or less had it all their own way, winning 26-19.

Brian Gentle with Trevor Epps, Rita Hall and Sylvia Hender were 2-5 down after five ends and didn't catch up until the twelfth at 13-all, only to fall behind again on the next at 13-15, then catch up 15-all on the fifteenth and yet once more at 16-all by the seventeenth.  They had the better of play over the last four ends, winning by a single shot at 19-18.

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Whitstable Bowling Club entertained seven mixed rinks from Dartford Invicta Bowling Club on Sunday 4 June, winning on five rinks, losing two and winning overall 143-116.

Garth Coates with Trevor Epps, Kathy Purdy and Jim Taylor win 26-6.

Brian Reynolds with Christina Newell, John Wray and Daphne McDonald also winning 29-12.

Alan Reid with Reg Dowell, Gail Phasey and Malcolm Scott win 24-10.

June Ratcliffe with Ronald Vaz, Bob Avery and Rosemary Field win 25-20.

Patricia Vaz with Brian Ball, Stan Robinson and Norman Tilley won 19-15.

Jim Ratcliffe with Irene Fairhall, Derek Newell and Shirley Whitehand finally losing 8-23.

Fred Goodger with Maggie Porter, Margaret Morris and Derek Gann, losing 12-30.

FULL REPORT

Whitstable Bowling Club entertained seven mixed rinks from Dartford Invicta Bowling Club on Sunday 4 June, winning on five rinks, losing two and winning overall 143-116.

Garth Coates with Trevor Epps, Kathy Purdy and Jim Taylor conceded just two shots in the first half,  lead 13-2 on the tenth end.  They kept their opponents sufficiently intimidated to win 26-6.

Brian Reynolds with Christina Newell, John Wray and Daphne McDonald also had a good start to lead 14-1 after five ends, including a "seven" on the fifth.  They were equally dominant throughout their game, winning 29-12.

Alan Reid with Reg Dowell, Gail Phasey and Malcolm Scott lost the first end 0-1 but by the fifth were level at 4-all and by the seventh led 11-4, thanks in part to a "five" on the seventh.  By the twelfth their lead was 13-10 and they took all of the remaining ends to win 24-10

June Ratcliffe with Ronald Vaz, Bob Avery and Rosemary Field held a ten-shot lead after seven ends at 13-3 and still had it by the fifteenth at 20-10. They slackened their grip for a few ends, finding themselves challenged when the visitors got a "five" on the eighteenth, 20-17.  Fortunately they got two of the last three ends to win 25-20.

Patricia Vaz with Brian Ball, Stan Robinson and Norman Tilley grabbed the first half-dozen ends to lead 8-nil.  By the thirteenth they were hanging on at 10-9 but fought back to be ten in front on the nineteenth at 19-9 and they finally won 19-15.

Jim Ratcliffe with Irene Fairall, Derek Newell and Shirley Whitehand led 2-1 on the third end but trailed 2-8 after seven.  They got to 6-8 on the eleventh but were unable to maintain momentum: they were 7-12 on the thirteenth, then 7-23 on the twentieth, finally losing 8-23.

Fred Goodger with Maggie Porter, Margaret Morris and Derek Gann were 1-6 down in five ends and 2-15 behind after eleven.  They scored on just four more ends, losing 12-30.

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On Monday 5 June six rinks of ladies travelled to Herne Bay Bowling club, where they won on three rinks, tied on one and lost the other two; overall they lost 83-108.

Jeanette May with Kath Tilley, June Sutcliffe and Yvonne Gann won 23-9(nine).

Edna Hall with Jean Harman, Joan Davey and Kathy Purdy won 23-11.

Barbara McGillicuddy with Linda Lane, Jean Flood and Maureen James won 17-10.

Daphne McDonald with Maggie Porter, Chris Newell and Gail Phasey tied 13-13.

Daphne Ellinor with Ann French, June Ratcliffe and Shirley Whitehand lost 10-24.

Rita Hall with Beryl Barton, Irene Fairhall and Patricia Pout lost 11-27

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On Thursday 8 June seven mixed rinks from Pleasaunce Veterans Bowling Club were defeated by the host club on the Castle green four rinks to two with one tied.  Overall the hosts won 166-100.

Philip Gardiner with Ann French, Mike Guilliard and Malcolm Scott won 48-5(five).

Trevor Hall with John Wray, Margaret Morris and John Morton win 24-11.

Garth Coates with Reg Dowell, Irene Fairhall and Fred Goodger won 23-12.

Alan Reid with Derek Boots, Jean Harman and Sylvia Hender won 18-13.

Brian Reynolds with Rex Beard, John French and Shirley Whitehand settle for a tie at 16-16.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter, David Lane and Martin Hakes lost 19-20.

Ray McDonald with Brian Batchelor, Brian Ball and Rosemary Field lost the game 18-23.

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FULL REPORT

On Thursday 8 June seven mixed rinks from Pleasaunce Veterans Bowling Club were defeated by the host club on the Castle green four rinks to two with one tied.  Overall the hosts won 166-100.

Philip Gardiner with Ann French, Mike Guilliard and Malcolm Scott led 19-nil by the seventh end, a score that included a "five" and a "six"!  Another "six" on the eighteenth took them to forty shots ahead at 44-4 and they finally won 48-5.

Trevor Hall with John Wray, Margaret Morris and John Morton led 8-2 after seven ends but were only a shot ahead on the ninth at 8-7. Four ends later they were well in front again 14-7 and they went on to win 24-11.

Garth Coates with Reg Dowell, Irene Fairhall and Fred Goodger had an even first half: 2-all on the third, 4-all by the sixth and 8-all after ten ends. Four ends later they were ten ahead at 18-8 and they finally won 23-12.

Alan Reid with Derek Boots, Jean Harman and Sylvia Hender led 4-1 after four ends and 9-3 by the ninth.  They made steady progress until they won 18-13.

Brian Reynolds with Rex Beard, John French and Shirley Whitehand were 2-all on the third, 3-all by the fifth before slipping behind 3-7 on the eighth.  They slowly caught up to be level pegging at 10-all on the fourteenth and again on the seventeenth at13-all, then went into the lead on the nineteenth, 15-14 but had to settle for a tie at 16-16.

Brian Watson with Maggie Porter, David Lane and Martin Hakes were 1-5 down on the third but caught up on the seventh at 6-all, then led 11-6 by the tenth.  On the fourteenth they were just in front, 12-11 then the visitors threw down a "six" on the next, 12-17.  The home team were catching up steadily, but ran out of ends; they lost 19-20.

Ray McDonald with Brian Batchelor, Brian Ball and Rosemary Field had an afternoon of mixed fortunes; after losing the first end they were 6-all by the sixth, slipping to 7-9 after nine.  With a "five" on the next they looked well placed at 12-9 and in fact they kept their lead until caught on the sixteenth at 15-all.  A "three" on the seventeenth put them back in front, 18-15, but they lost the last four ends, and with them the game, 18-23.

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On Saturday afternoon 10 June six mixed triples from Bromley Bowling Club had a successful encounter on the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks and lost on three but were heavily defeated overall 91-119.

Trevor Hall with Dino Fella and Barbara McGillicuddy winning 20-13.

Brian Watson with Ronald Vaz and Rita Hall victory at 16-12.

Brian Reynolds with Patricia Vaz and Stan Robinson win by a single shot at 19-18.

Jim Hatton with Joan Davey and Gareth Porter lost the game by a single shot 13-14.

Edna Hall with John Morton and Norman Tilley lost 18-22.

Ray McDonald with Brian Ball and Daphne McDonald lost at 5(five)-40.

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FULL REPORT

On Saturday afternoon 10 June six mixed triples from Bromley Bowling Club had a successful encounter on the Castle green where the host club won on three rinks and lost on three but were heavily defeated overall 91-119.

Trevor Hall with Dino Fella and Barbara McGillicuddy lost the first end but by the eighth led 7-2.  They maintained the pressure, winning 20-13.

Brian Watson with Ronald Vaz and Rita Hall got the first five ends straight off to lead 7-nil.  The next seven ends were not so productive, they were caught 9-all on the twelfth.  The last half-dozen ends brought enough shots for victory at 16-12.

Brian Reynolds with Patricia Vaz and Stan Robinson lost the first three ends 0-3, levelled on the next, 3-all but fell back again to trail 5-11 on the eighth.  A run of five winners got them in front 15-11 on the thirteenth and they clung on to win by a single shot at 19-18.

Jim Hatton with Joan Davey and Gareth Porter were well behind by the eighth at 2-9.  They clawed their way to be level on the fifteenth at 12-all and again on the seventeenth at 13-all, but lost the last end, and with it the game by a single shot 13-14.

Edna Hall with John Morton and Norman Tilley were 3-nil on the third, 3-all by the fifth, 5-all after seven and 9-all on the tenth.  They slipped behind until they lost 18-22.

Ray McDonald with Brian Ball and Daphne McDonald had a miserable day out; losing the first seven ends straight off at 0-15, getting to 5-20 on the eleventh before failing to win another end, thus losing 5-40.

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On Tuesday afternoon 13 June, the exploits of eight mixed rinks from Petts Wood Bowling Club on the Castle green left the host club defeated three rinks to five and overall 142-151.

Philip Gardiner with Stan Robinson,Irene Fairhall and Martin Hakes  won 26-8(eight).

Alan Reid with Jim Taylor,Yvonne Gann and Gareth Porter  victory at 21-19.

Fred Goodger with Brian Batchelor, Gail Phasey and Daphne McDonald win at 19-16.

Ray McDonald with Reg Dowell, Kath Tilley and Derek Gann lost by a single shot at 19-20.

June Ratcliffe with Jean Harman, John French and Don Minnett single-shot defeat at 17-18.

Peter Boeg with Margaret Morris, Mike Guilliard and Shirley Whitehand lost 17-21.

Jim Hatton with Maggie Porter, Brian Ball and Malcolm Scott lost 12-20.

Brian Reynolds with Kathy Purdy, Derek Boots and Edna Hall losing 10-29.

FULL REPORT

On Tuesday afternoon 13 June, the exploits of eight mixed rinks from Petts Wood Bowling Club on the Castle green left the host club defeated three rinks to five and overall 142-151.

Philip Gardiner with Stan Robinson, Irene Fairhall and Martin Hakes lost the first end, 0-1 but by the fourteenth they had won every other end so far, leading 22-1.  They eased up over the last few ends but still won 26-8(eight).

Alan Reid with Jim Taylor, Yvonne Gann and Gareth Porter led 6-1 after five ends and remained in charge over the next dozen ends or so to be well in front at 21-12 on the eighteenth.  They then lost the last few ends and were lucky to salvage a victory at 21-19.

Fred Goodger with Brian Batchelor, Gail Phasey and Daphne McDonald were 1-5 down in three ends and 5-10 adrift after nine.  They didn't catch up until the seventeenth when they nosed ahead at 14-13, only to be levelled again on the next at 14-all.  A couple of good ends put them five ahead on twentieth at 19-14, which was just enough for a win at 19-16.

Ray McDonald with Reg Dowell, Kath Tilley and Derek Gann trailed 1-10 after eight ends but got in front after another eight to lead 17-15 on the sixteenth. The last few ends were close; they finally lost by a single shot at 19-20.

June Ratcliffe with Jean Harman, John French and Don Minnett lost the first three ends 0-5 but caught up on the eleventh at 10-all.  They led nicely by the fourteenth at 15-10, then stopped scoring for a half-dozen ends to be 15-18 on t twentieth: a "two" on the last wasn't enough to avoid a single-shot defeat at 17-18.

Peter Boeg with Margaret Morris, Mike Guilliard and Shirley Whitehand were level-pegging for the opening ends, to be 7-all on the eighth.  They went 8-12 down when the visitors got a "five" on the tenth, after which they stayed behind until they lost 17-21.

Jim Hatton with Maggie Porter, Brian Ball and Malcolm Scott scored just once in the first seven ends to trail 1-8.  They caught up on the lucky thirteenth at 11-10 and led on the next at 12-10 but no further shots were forthcoming; they lost 12-20.

Brian Reynolds with Kathy Purdy, Derek Boots and Edna Hall were 1-5 down after four ends and 5-11 when the visitors grabbed a "five" on the eighth.  By the thirteenth they had dropped to 5-19 and they finally made double figures on the last end and, losing 10-29.

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On Wednesday 14 June three triples of ladies travelled to play Minster Bowling club where they won narrowly on one rink and lost heavily on two, losing overall 34-61.

Daphne McDonald with Margaret Goodger and Maggie Porter won 13-11.

June Ratcliffe with Jean Flood and Margaret Morris lost 11-21.

Rita Hall with Irene Fairhall and Sheila Murray lost 10-29.

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Four mixed triples from Grays Town Bowling club had a successful visit to the Castle green on Saturday 17 June leaving the host club with just one winning rink to three losing ones. Overall the hosts lost 50-55.

Brian Watson with Kath Tilley and David Lane won 15-7.

Fred Goodger with John French and Edna Hall lost on the last end by a single shot at 10-11.

Joan Davey with Derek Boots and Norman Tilley lost 15-18.

Brian Reynolds with Irene Fairhall and Brian Batchelor lost 10-19.

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FULL REPORT

Four mixed triples from Grays Town Bowling club had a successful visit to the Castle green on Saturday 17 June leaving the host club with just one winning rink to three losing ones. Overall the hosts lost 50-55.

Brian Watson with Kath Tilley and David Lane led 5-nil in five ends.  They remained dominant until they won 15-7.

Fred Goodger with John French and Edna Hall led 7-3 after seven ends but were eventually caught on the eleventh at 8-all.  They resumed the lead on the next, but finally lost on the last end by a single shot at 10-11.

Joan Davey with Derek Boots and Norman Tilley were 5-1 ahead on the fourth end but were caught 5-all on the sixth.  They led again and were 13-9 on the eleventh, then the visitors got a “five” on the next and the home side lost 15-18.

Brian Reynolds with Irene Fairhall and Brian Batchelor were 2-5 down on the fourth and 5-15 adrift after ten ends.They finally lost 10-19.

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On Sunday 18 June five mixed rinks and one triple from White Hall Bowling club were heavily defeated on the Castle green in a match limited to fifteen ends; the host club won by five rinks to one and overall at 109-56.

Brian Watson with Patricia Vaz, Derek Gann and Don Minnett won 25-4(four).

Garth Coates with Ronald Vaz, Irene Fairhall and Brian Ball won 22-5(five).

Alan Reid with Dino Fella, Gail Phasey and Malcolm Scott won 19-10.

Ray McDonald with Jean Flood and Fred Goodger won 14-7.

Brian Reynolds with Reg Dowell, Stan Robinson and Barbara McGillicuddy won 16-14.

Brian Gentle with Brian Batchelor, Margaret Morris and Bob Avery lost 13-16.

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On Tuesday 20 June six triples of men went to play Faversham Bowling club and had a very successful round in the Forest of Blean League, winning on all the rinks, winning overall 133-75 and being awarded all eight league points.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds won 28-6(six).

Brian Gentle with John New and Thomas Attaway won 24-6(six).

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid won 24-17. They had three ‘fives’ in their score.

Peter Boeg with Norman Toby and Garth Coates won 23-16.

Phil Gardiner with Paul Browning and Brian Watson won 18-15.

Trevor Hall with Trevor Epps and Derek Newell won 16-15.

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On Wednesday 21 June there should have been six rinks of men and six rinks of ladies travelling to play New Romney Bowling club, in the event eleven mixed triples made the journey and rink honours were shared at five apiece; it would have been a victory for the travellers, but one team had to withdraw when 19-nil in front after twelve ends because one of their players was taken poorly and was unable to continue, so that match was abandoned.

Overall the visitors won 171-143.

Gerald Hender with Christina Newell and Norman Tilley won 23-10.

June Ratcliffe with Derek Boots and Derek Gann won 17-7(seven).

Sylvia Hender with Jean Flood and Malcolm Scott won 20-11.

Trevor Hall with Irene Fairhall and Garth Coates won 16-10.

Peter Boeg with Rex Beard and Yvonne Gann won 16-15.Ray McDonald with Ian Palmer and Shirley Whitehand lost by a single shot 13-14.

Alan Reid with Daphne McDonald and Jim Ratcliffe lost 14-16.

Brian Gentle with Sue Quilter and Derek Newell lost 12-18.

Brian Watson with Brian Batchelor and Edna Hall lost 12-19.

Fred Goodger with Kath Tilley and Bob Avery lost 9(nine)-23.

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On Sunday 25 June six mixed rinks from Belle Vue Bowling club came to the Castle green where they inflicted a devastating defeat on the host club who lost on all six rinks, and overall 82-104.

Jim Hatton with Derek Boots, John French and Norman Tilley lost 14-15

Garth Coates with Ronald Vaz, Irene Fairhall and John Morton lost 14-15 having been 8-2 up on the eighth.

Gerald Hender with Ann French, Trevor Epps and Stan Robinson lost 15-17.

Brian Watson with Patricia Vaz, David Lane and Malcolm Scott lost 12-14.

Paul Browning with Brian Batchelor, Brian Ball and Kathy Purdy lost 13-16.

Fred Goodger with Jean Harman, Nick Newman and Reg Dowell lost 14-27.

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Another Forest of Blean encounter, away against Herne Bay Bowling club on 27th June yielded four-and-a-half league points of the eight available from winning on two rinks, losing on three and achieving a tie on one with an overall score at 111-97.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds won 34-8(eight).

Sam Walker with Charles Harding and Thomas Attaway (all Junior members) won 17-14.

Trevor Hall with Trevor Epps and Derek Newell tied 17-17.

Phil Gardiner with Malcolm Scott and Brian Watson lost 13-15.

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid lost 16-20.

Brian Gentle with Norman Toby and John New lost 14-23.

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In another round of the Catherine Wheeler League, away to Chislet Bowling club on 29th June, six mixed triples from Whitstable won four rinks to two, but lost overall 100-105; they were awarded eight league points of the seventeen available.

Garth Coates with Patricia Pout and Fred Goodger won 22-14.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Maggie Porter won 17-12.

Jim Hatton with Joan Davey and Malcolm Scott won 20-17.

Brian Gentle with Paul Browning and Daphne Ellinor won by a single shot 16-15.

Peter Boeg with Patricia Vaz and Norman Tilley lost 14-21.

Philip Gardiner with Ronald Vaz and Barbara McGillicuddy lost 11-26.

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Old Dagenham Park Bowling club arrived at the Castle green with six mixed rinks on Saturday afternoon 1 July where the host club beat them four rinks to two and overall 119-99.

Alan Reid with Trevor Epps, Brian Ball and Rita Hall win 30-8(eight).

Gareth Porter with Ann French, Reg Dowell and Kathy Purdy victory at 24-10.

Gerald Hender with Jean Harman, Norman Tilley and Jim Hatton won 18-14.

Brian Gentle with Brian Batchelor, Margaret Morris and Fred Goodger clung on to win 18-16.

Ray McDonald with Ronald Vaz, Maggie Porter and John Morton lost 18-22.

Brian Reynolds with Patricia Vaz, Nick Newman and Joan Davey, losing 11-29.

FULL  REPORT

Old Dagenham Park Bowling club arrived at the Castle green with six mixed rinks on Saturday afternoon 1 July where the host club beat them four rinks to two and overall 119-99.

Alan Reid with Trevor Epps, Brian Ball and Rita Hall went 7-nil ahead in five ends and were 14-2 to the good by the tenth.  They were only slightly less commanding in the second half as they went on to win 30-8(eight).

Gareth Porter with Ann French, Reg Dowell and Kathy Purdy were 5-nil after four ends but were caught 5-all on the seventh.  A “five” on the next put them back in charge at 10-5 and they made steady progress, 18-8 on the fifteenth, 21-9 after eighteen and finally victory at 24-10.

Gerald Hender with Jean Harman, Norman Tilley and Jim Hatton trailed 1-4 on the fourth but levelled on the next at4-all.  They spent most of the time a couple of shots behind until a “six” on the sixteenth put them a shot in front at 14-13. They were caught on the next 14-all, but then won all the rest to win 18-14.

Brian Gentle with Brian Batchelor, Margaret Morris and Fred Goodger didn't start well, going 3-6 down on the sixth.  They levelled on the next, 6-all but fell back again until the eighteenth, when a ”four” put them level once more at 15-all and they clung on to win 18-16.

Ray McDonald with Ronald Vaz, Maggie Porter and John Morton were 1-6 adrift after five ends and didn't draw level until the thirteenth at 12-all.  After dropping back they levelled again on the sixteenth at 15-all, but eventually lost 18-22.

Brian Reynolds with Patricia Vaz, Nick Newman and Joan Davey scored only twice in the first dozen ends, including a “six” on the fifth, to trail 7-19.  They scored twice more, losing 11-29.

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On Sunday afternoon, 2 July three rinks and a triple of men with two rinks of ladies from Lenham Bowling club visited the Castle green where the host club won on two rinks, but lost on four and overall by 104-114.  (The men won 74-67, but the ladies lost 30-47.)

Peter Boeg with Derek Gann, Nick Newman and Derek Newell won 43-4(four).

Sylvia Hender with Patricia Vaz, Gail Phasey and June Ratcliffe won 21-14.

Fred Goodger with Ronald Vaz, Stan Robinson and Gerry Hender  Losing at 17-19.

Brian Reynolds with Trevor Epps and Don Minnett defeat at 15-19.

Ray McDonald with Garth Coates, Norman Tilley and Jim Ratcliffe lost 8-25.

Jeanette May with Jean Harman, Irene Fairhall and Shirley Whitehand lost 9-33.

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On Sunday afternoon, 2 July three rinks and a triple of men with two rinks of ladies from Lenham Bowling club visited the Castle green where the host club won on two rinks, but lost on four and overall by 104-114.  (The men won 74-67, but the ladies lost 30-47.)

Peter Boeg with Derek Gann, Nick Newman and Derek Newell went 9-nil ahead in just four ends and 19-2 after twelve. They continued in dominant mode until they won 43-4(four).

Sylvia Hender with Patricia Vaz, Gail Phasey and June Ratcliffe were level on 2-all on the fourth end and led 10-4 by the eleventh.  The two sides were fairly evenly matched in the second half, thus the home team won 21-14.

Fred Goodger with Ronald Vaz, Stan Robinson and Gerry Hender were 2-all on the third, 4-all by the sixth and 5-all after eight ends.  Thereafter they dropped steadily behind until they were 8-17 on the sixteenth then rallied to catch up on the twentieth at 17-all.  Losing the last end sadly cost them the match at 17-19.

Brian Reynolds with Trevor Epps and Don Minnett kept their column of the score card empty for nine ends, to be 0-14 down.  In the second half they scored much more freely than their opponents and almost caught up at  15-16 on the seventeenth. Unfortunately the visitors got the last end with a “three” to inflict a defeat at 15-19.

Ray McDonald with Garth Coates, Norman Tilley and Jim Ratcliffe lost the first two ends but nearly caught up on the fifth at 4-5.  By the ninth they were well down at 4-14 and then 5-25 after nineteen.  They lost 8-25.

Jeanette May with Jean Harman, Irene Fairhall and Shirley Whitehand lost the first four ends 0-7, but by the seventh end were on their opponents’ heels at 6-7. Sadlly they failed to score for the next nine ends to trail 6-29.  They lost 9-33.

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Another round of the Forest of Blean League (FOB) occurred when Ashford Town Bowling club sent five triples of men to play on the Castle green on Tuesday 4 July.  The club won three rinks and lost on two, winning overall 96-81 and being awarded six league points to two.

Peter Boeg with Trevor Epps and Derek Newell, won the game 22-14.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds won 25-19.

Brian Gentle with Charles Harding and Thomas Attaway win 16-14.

Phil Gardiner with Malcolm Scott and Brian Watson defeat at 17-18.

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid lost 15-20.

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Another round of the Forest of Blean League (FOB) occurred when Ashford Town Bowling club sent five triples of men to play on the Castle green on Tuesday 4 July.  The club won three rinks and lost on two, winning overall 96-81 and being awarded six league points to two.

Peter Boeg with Trevor Epps and Derek Newell, after a shaky start, took the lead on the fourth end at 4-2 and held it until matched at 11-all on the twelfth.  They took back control, winning the next four ends and won the game 22-14.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds faced a challenge on only the third end when the visitors threw down a “seven” leaving the host team 1-8 behind.  Fighting back they levelled at 9-all on the ninth, then took the lead at 14-9 with a”five” on the tenth.  By the sixteenth they led 25-11 and had a sufficiently large lead to survive the opposition’s getting a”four” on each of the last two ends.  They won 25-19.

Brian Gentle with Charles Harding and Thomas Attaway also were 1-4 down on the third, levelled at 4-all on the sixth and led 7-4 after eight ends.  They were 7-all on the ninth, then took the lead and hung on to win 16-14.

Phil Gardiner with Malcolm Scott and Brian Watson were 1-7 down after six ends.  Their fight back received a boost from a “six” on the tenth which put them 10-8 in front and they went on to be 15-9 ahead by the fourteenth, at which point the visitors got a “five” and the home side had to accept defeat at 17-18.

Ray McDonald with Chris Twyman and Alan Reid were 1-6 after four ends, but eventually caught up on the eleventh at 14-9.  They in turn were caught 14-all on the fifteenth and finally lost 15-20.

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On Thursday 6 July Burnham Hillside Bowling club visited with four mixed triples and two mixed rinks who inflicted defeat on the host club at three rinks apiece but overall 94-111.

Alan Reid with Sue Quilter and Don Minnett win 23-14.

Garth Coates with Brian Batchelor, Nelson Hamilton and Yvonne Gann victory at 20-12.

Ray McDonald with Ken Gilmore and Rosemary Field won 22-15.

Brian Reynolds with Irene Fairhall and Malcolm Scott losing 14-17.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Nick Newman and Derek Gann defeat at 8-25.

Norman Tilley with Stan Robinson and Jean Harman lost 7(seven)-28.

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On Thursday 6 July Burnham Hillside Bowling club visited with four mixed triples and two mixed rinks who inflicted defeat on the host club at three rinks apiece but overall 94-111.

Alan Reid with Sue Quilter and Don Minnett won the first two ends 5-nil but by the halfway ninth were level at 9-all.  In the second half they kept their noses just in front and by the sixteenth were 15-14 to the good, then they finished with a flourish, a “three” and a “five” on the last two ends to win 23-14.

Garth Coates with Brian Batchelor, Nelson Hamilton and Yvonne Gann led 5-1 by the fifth but were 5-7 down on the eighth.  By the thirteenth they had regained a useful lead at 14-7, which was boosted by a “five” on the fifteenth as they coasted to victory at 20-12.

Ray McDonald with Ken Gilmore and Rosemary Field opened with a “seven” on the first end but were caught 9-all on the fifth. They retrieved the lead straight away and stayed in control until they won 22-15.

Brian Reynolds with Irene Fairhall and Malcolm Scott were 8-nil up in three ends and stayed in command until caught 13-all on the fifteenth.  They scored just one more shot before losing 14-17.

Brian Watson with Tracey Hamilton, Nick Newman and Derek Gann scored just once in the first half to be 1-15 adrift.  Improvement in the second half was not enough to avoid defeat at 8-25.

Norman Tilley with Stan Robinson and Jean Harman were 0-12 down after only five ends.  A “three” on the next was a false dawn; they lost 7(seven)-28.

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On Sunday 9 July six mixed triples travelled to play Boughton Bowling club where they played another round of the Catherine Wheeler League and enjoyed a good win at five rinks to one; winning overall at 114-84 and gaining fifteen league points out of the seventeen available.

Brian Gentle with Paul Browning and Daphne Ellinor victory 25-12.

Garth Coates with Patricia Pout and Gerald Hender won 19-9.

Tony Petts with Patricia Vaz and Norman Tilley winning 22-13.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Sylvia Hender win 17-14.

Jim Hatton with Joan Davey and Malcolm Scott win, also at 17-14.

Philip Gardiner with Ronald Vaz and Barbara McGillicuddy defeat at 14-22.

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On Sunday 9 July six mixed triples travelled to play Bougton Bowling club where they played another round of the Catherine Wheeler League and enjoyed a good win at five rinks to one; winning overall at 114-84 and gaining fifteen league points out of the seventeen available.

Brian Gentle with Paul Browning and Daphne Ellinor won all of the first half ends to lead 21-nil by the halfway ninth.  They were much less productive in the second half but had done enough to ensure victory 25-12.

Garth Coates with Patricia Pout and Gerald Hender also dominated the first half to be 11-4 up on the ninth end.  They kept up steady progress until they won 19-9.

Tony Petts with Patricia Vaz and Norman Tilley were 6-all on the fifth end but advanced to 15-6 by the ninth.  They were unchallenged in the second half, winning 22-13.

Brian Watson with Christopher Twyman and Sylvia Hender got a good start, leading 6-2 on the sixth end and then 10-4 on the halfway ninth.  By the twelfth they had been caught at 10-all, but they took control again, going on to win 17-14.

Jim Hatton with Joan Davey and Malcolm Scott were 6-3 on the sixth and a little less secure at 9-7 on the ninth, but they were never caught, going on to win, also at 17-14.

Philip Gardiner with Ronald Vaz and Barbara McGillicuddy were 6-all on the seventh and 9-all on the tenth.  They stopped scoring for four ends while the home side pulled ahead, including a “six” on the fourteenth, leaving the Whitstable team well down at 9-22.  They then won all the last four ends but not by enough of a margin to avoid defeat at 14-22.

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The Forest of Blean (FOB) League fixture, played away against Boughton Bowling club on Tuesday 11 July was curtailed to twelve ends.  Whitstable won on three rinks, lost on one and two were tied.  Overall they won 75-51 and gained six league points of the eight available.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds win 17-3(three).

Peter Boeg with Trevor Epps and Derek Newell coasted to victory at 15-6(six).

Phil Gardiner with Malcolm Scott and Brian Watson won 15-12.

Alan Reid with Chris Twyman and Don Minnett a tie 12-12.

Sam Walker with Charles Harding and Thomas Attaway tied 7-all.

Brian Gentle with Norman Toby and John New losing 9-11.

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The Forest of Blean (FOB) League fixture, played away against Boughton Bowling club on Tuesday 11 July was curtailed to twelve ends.  Whitstable won on three rinks, lost on one and two were tied.  Overall they won 75-51 and gained six league points of the eight available.

Tony Petts with Gareth Porter and Brian Reynolds lost the first end, 0-1, but then won all but one of the remaining ends to win 17-3(three).

Peter Boeg with Trevor Epps and Derek Newell led 6-1 after five ends, then got a “six” on the seventh to go 12-2 up.  Thereafter they gently coasted to victory at 15-6(six).

Phil Gardiner with Malcolm Scott and Brian Watson led 4-1 on the third end and 8-3 by the halfway sixth.  A “five” on the tenth put them well in front at 14-7 but the home side replied with another “five” on the next, closing the gap to 14-12. The Whitstable side won 15-12.

Alan Reid with Chris Twyman and Don Minnett led 6-4 on the sixth, going on to 11-7 by the tenth, then fell behind 11-12 when the home team got a “five” on the eleventh. A single shot on the last end secured a tie 12-12.

Sam Walker with Charles Harding and Thomas Attaway led from the start, were 6-2 by the sixth and 7-4 after ten ends.  They lost the last two but luckily the match was tied 7-all.

Brian Gentle with Norman Toby and John New won the first end but by the fifth trailed 1-8.  They levelled on the ninth at 8-all but then won only one more end, losing 9-11.

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On Wednesday 21 July there should have been six rinks of men and six rinks of ladies travelling to play New Romney Bowling club, in the event eleven mixed triples made the journey and rink honours were shared at five apiece; it would have been a victory for the travellers, but one team had to withdraw when 19-nil in front after twelve ends because one of their players was taken poorly and was unable to continue, so that match was abandoned.

Overall the visitors won 171-143.

Gerald Hender with Christina Newell and Norman Tilley won 23-10.

June Ratcliffe with Derek Boots and Derek Gann won 17-7(seven).

Sylvia Hender with Jean Flood and Malcolm Scott won 20-11.

Trevor Hall with Irene Fairhall and Garth Coates won 16-10.

Peter Boeg with Rex Beard and Yvonne Gann won 16-15.

Ray McDonald with Ian Palmer and Shirley Whitehand lost by a single shot 13-14.

Alan Reid with Daphne McDonald and Jim Ratcliffe lost 14-16.

Brian Gentle with Sue Quilter and Derek Newell lost 12-18.

Brian Watson with Brian Batchelor and Edna Hall lost 12-19.

Fred Goodger with Kath Tilley and Bob Avery lost 9(nine)-23.

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