Windsor and Eton Bowling Club

From the Green

Weekly match reports, as filed to the local press

(latest at the top)

 

 

Press Report 05 - w/e Tuesday 21st May

Apart from Open Day, there was not much to celebrate at Goswell Meadow this week. 

In the Kennet League, WEBC lost their home fixture against Wokingham ‘A’ by 70 shots to 86. Winning just one rink they earned 2 points to the visitor’s 12.

In a game reduced to two triples, the Ladies went down rather heavily by 22 to 44 at home to Twyford.

In well contested Ladies County Triples game, Carole Williams, Pam Andrew and Yvonne Hurley, were pipped 14-15 playing away at Maidenhead Town.

 

There were losses all round in KLV fixtures.

 

The A team dropped a full 10 points at Wraysbury; the shot total 35-56.

 

With a win, a loss and a draw across three rinks, the B team lost its home tie against Royal Household by 40 shots 51, earning 3 points to the visitor’s 7. Top rink was Andrew Smith, Brian Faulkner and David Perriman, 17-15.

 

The C team played two fixtures. The first was a close scoring game away to Sunningdale B. Losing by just 4 shots overall, 45-49 they earned 2 points to 8. The only winning rink was Dennis Borrowdale, Eric Ireland and Stan Rawlings with 19 shots to 15.

In the second game they were away to Windsor Great Park. The overall score was a disappointing 43-62. Again, with only one winning rink, of John Rassell, Richard Scott and Jim Henderson, the outcome was also 2 points to 8.

 

Good news for Tim Marshall in the County 2 Wood competition. He won his 1st round tie by beating Alan Speller of the Royal Household 17-8, but Barrie Taylor lost to Les Green of Sunningdale, 9-15.

 

In a preliminary round of the Mens County Triples, Kel Crump, Stan Rawlings and Barrie Taylor beat Wargrave 19-12 to go through. In the next round, Kel Crump and Barrie Taylor were joined by Martin Allum against Desborough, who won 13-19.

 

The week ended with a loss for the KL team, playing away at Reading. The hosts won by 58-116, 2 shots to 12. Top Rink was Martin Allum, Jim Fenlon, Tony Scott and Ralph Cooke.

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04 - Week ending Tuesday, 14th May
 

In the first Kennet League match of the season WEBC played away to The Royal Household, both teams having been promoted to the first division this season. In a closely fought match WEBC lost by just 6 shots overall, 77-83, with a points tally of WEBC 2 and The Household 12.

There were mixed results for WEBC Ladies, Debbie Dummer, Sue Ireland, Yvonne Hurley and Carole Williams, playing in two ‘County Fours’ games at home this week. In the first, WEBC beat Wargrave 25-10. The second fixture was narrow victory to the visitors, Tilehurst 14-17.

The KLV League began well this week with all three WEBC teams enjoying wins.
Playing away to The Royal Household, the ‘A’ team won by 57 shots to 42, earning them 9 points to 1. Top Rink was Tim Marshall, David Bradfield and Richard Heathman, 19-11.

The ‘B’ team won at home to Wraysbury by 62 shots to 52 giving them 8 points to 2. Top rink was Chris Heitzmann, Frank Doherty and Kel Crump, scoring 28-15.

The ‘C’ team swept the board at home to Maidenhead Thicket ‘B’ winning on all three rinks by 61 to 43, to gain a full 10 points to nil victory. Top Rink was Bryan Pritchard, Eric Ireland and Martin Allum, clocking up a score of 25-13.

In the Men’s County 2 wood competition, Richard Heathman beat Terry Davies of Bracknell BC by 14-7. The game was played at Bracknell BC.

Fortunes were reversed in the two weekend friendly games; both played away.
On Saturday WEBC suffered a narrow loss at Cambridge Park, 74-81. Top Rink, with a score of 20-10 was Alastair Gibson, Steve Kratsis, Derek Smith and Ralph Cooke.

In Sunday’s game at Staines BC the margin was somewhat greater, with 82 to WEBC and 112 to the home team. Top Rink was Pauline and Stan Rawlings, Yvonne Hurley and Barrie Taylor, with 25 shots to 16.

Joyce Heathman and Tony Scott enjoyed a convincing victory in the National Mixed Pairs, beating Brian and Sue Allaway, of Maidenhead Town, 26-9.

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03 - Week ending Tuesday, 7th May

 

Congratulations to Tim Marshall who was awarded his County Badge, having been part of the winning RCBBA (Royal County of Berkshire Bowling Association) team who defeated Sussex by 134 to 98 at Goswell Meadow last Wednesday.

 

The Ladies team played away at Bracknell, suffering a loss of 34 to 67.

 

Due to a cancellation, there was no friendly game at the weekend. Instead, and to mark Club Captain Tony Scott’s birthday, an afternoon of fun games was organised. Six rinks were set up with various obstacles, with points awarded or deducted for hitting or missing the targets. A meal and birthday cake followed.

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02 - Week ending Tuesday, 30th April

 

For their first game of the season, WEBC ladies welcomed players from Iver Heath.

In a match reduced to just two triples, the visitors went home victorious.  The score was 21 to WEBC and 36 to Iver Heath.

 

The club faired better in both weekend mixed friendlies. At home to Hurst BC on Saturday, WEBC won by 92 to 68. Top Rink was Pam and Charlie Andrew, with Tony Scott as skip, clocking up an impressive 27 to 8.

 

Sunday’s away game was a trip into deepest Surrey to play Tongham BC. WEBC secured its fourth friendly win in a row, scoring 118 to 90. Top Rink awards went to Marion Melrose, Barrie Taylor and Richard Heathman; their score 26 to 10.

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01 - Week ending Tuesday, 23rd April

 

Having blown away the winter cobwebs with a Spring Clean and club roll-up the previous weekend, the WEBC season began over Easter with a double win in two friendly games.

 

Saturday’s game, played in glorious weather and picturesque surroundings, was an away fixture at Old Basing BC in Hampshire. Taking 6 shots in their last end, John Giles, Chris Heitzmann and Ralph Cooke took Top Rink honours scoring 23 to 13. Coincidentally, the overall result was a win to WEBC by 6 shots; the score 111 to 105.

 

On Sunday, the club were hosts to Wokingham BC. WEBC beat the visitors with a score of 125 to 104. Jim Henderson, Les Swaney, Martin Allum and Martyn Hayward claimed the Top Rink award, scoring 31 to 12.

 

Anyone whishing to “have-a-go” would be welcomed at Goswell Meadow on any Wednesday evening at 6pm. All equipment will be provided, but we ask that you wear flat soled shoes.