Windsor and Eton Bowling Club
From the Green
Weekly match reports, as filed to the local press
(latest at the top)
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Press Report 13 - w/e Tuesday 16th July
The week began with two league matches rescheduled due to rain. The KL team played at Maidenhead town, winning on two of the four rinks, but losing overall by 63-81 shots. W&E claim 4 points, with the hosts taking 10. Top rink players, with 22-18, were Tim Marshall, David Freeland, David Bradfield and Richard Heathman.
The KLV ‘B’ team were at Sunningdale where they enjoyed a win over the hosts by 67-52, taking a well needed 8 points. Top Rink was Brian Humphries, Derek Smith and Barrie Taylor, scoring 20-10.
W&E Ladies had to borrow a player for their friendly against hosts Cippenham. Despite losing 2 rinks to 1, it proved to be an enjoyable afternoon. The winning rink was Yvonne Hurley, Pauline Rawlings and the borrowed player Peter Timmins! Peter was given the honorary name ‘Petra’ for the duration.
With KLV games now up to date, the ‘B’ team next faced the ‘A’ team. In a tight match, the ‘A’ team were victors overall by just 2 shots at 59-57. The rinks were split 2 to 1, also in their favour, giving the ‘A’ an 8 points to 2 win.
The ‘C’ team were at home against Windsor Great Park. Park have only one team in this league so are able to field their best players. It resulted in a small loss for W&E of 49-54. Winning one rink by 21-17 were Ian Hewitt, Dennis Borrowdale and Peter Blem, saving 2 points for W&E, with the remaining 8 going to Great Park.
On Saturday, the club made a short journey to Iver Heath for a weekend friendly, winning by the tightest margin of 98-97. Top rink on the day was Brian Mellor, Clive Dawson, John Giles and Pauline Hayward, scoring 26-10.
Players and guests representing six Isle of Wight clubs (collectively “The All Wights”) made a day trip across The Solent for a seven rink friendly match on Sunday. With such a large number of players, it was a jolly afternoon which ended with a narrow win for the visitors of 134-140.
W&E’s top rink, with a remarkable 33-6 score was Clive Dawson, John Mayne, Margaret Hallett and Brian Parrish.
As this game was taking place, Club Captain Tony Scott was booking his ticket to the final of the Mens County Singles. Playing two matches on one day at Three Mile Cross, he first beat Trevor Mortimer, of Thatcham, 21-8 to win his quarter final tie. He then faced Scott Winskill of Tilehurst in the semi final, winning by 21-20. That single shot was enough to seal victory and put Scott into the final. It also qualifies him for entry into the preliminary round of the Mens Singles at the Bowls England National Championships, to be played at Leamington on 28th August.
The next day he enjoyed a 21-12 win over Tim Eales, of Maidenhead Town, in the semi final of the Champion of Champions. Both of the above finals are to be played at Bracknell on 4th August.
The KL team were at Bracknell where they lost by only 4 shots, 75-79, with Bracknell taking 10 points to W&Es 4. Top rink, with 26-18, was Chris Heitzmann, Eric Ireland, Barrie Taylor and Bret Long.
Press Report 12 - w/e Tuesday 9th July
A double success moves Tony Scott further into two competitions. Beating Stephen Hall, of Caversham, by 21-6 puts Scott into the 5th round of the National Senior Singles. He followed that with a win over Mitch Cooper of Suttons 21-14 and is now in the Semi Final of the County Singles.
Charlie Andrew’s run in the County Unbadged Singles came to an end when he was narrowly beaten by Marc Layton-Smith of The Royal Household, 20-22.
It has not been the best week for W&E men playing in KLV matches. The ‘A’ team lost at home to Wraysbury 44-71. Winning one rink by 20-11, Rob Gordon, Chris Heitzmann and John Giles managed to claw 2 points, leaving the opponents with 8.
The ‘B’ team also managed to hold on to 2 points, having been beaten at The Royal Household by 40-63. The winning rink was Chris Heitzmann, Andrew Smith and Martin Allum who managed a decent 21-11.
No points for the ‘C’ team, who lost all rinks at home to Sunningdale ‘B’. The overall score was a disappointing, but neatly palindromic, 37-73.
There was a weekend awayday down the M4 for a game against Royal Wootton Bassett. Just as well it was a friendly, as W&E lost by 114-123. Top Rink, scoring 35-14, was Pauline Rawlings, Derek Smith, Alastair Gibson and Martin Allum.
The KL team were at home to Reading ‘A’, who are currently second in the division. The visitors won overall with 55 shots to 89, and 4 points to 10. Two of W&Es rinks tied for top rink, so the decision was made counting ends won. Honours went to Steven Kratsis, Charlie Andrew, Kel Crump and Bret Long.
Press Report 11 - w/e Tuesday 2nd July
In a good start for the week, Charlie Andrew beat Stephen Danvers of Bracknell 21-15, in County Unbadged Singles.
Tony Scott claimed his place in the semi-finals of the Champion of Champions singles competition by beating Peter Rogers, of Abingdon, 21-10.
Chris Heitzmann, Kel Crump, Stan Rawlings and Barrie Taylor were beaten 14-17 by players from Windsor Great Park, knocking the W&E team out of the County Fours.
The KLV ‘A’ team won by the narrowest margin of 51-50 against visiting local rivals The Royal Household. The best performing rink was David Bradfield, Brian Parish and Tony Scott. Their 22-10 win contributed to W&E’s 6 points versus the Household’s 4.
The ‘B’ team lost their match at Wraysbury 35-68. The only successful rink was Ian Hunter, Derek Smith and Barrie Taylor with 16-13, earning W&E 2 points, whilst the hosts took 8.
The ‘C’ team travelled to Maidenhead Thicket to play their ‘B’ team. W&E were a player short, leaving the two Colins (Berwick and Andrews) to play against three opponents; losing the rink by single shot, 15-16. But a 25% penalty for being a man down reduced that to 11¼-16. The match ended with W&E ahead overall by one shot, but the penalty cost W&E the match. The adjusted score gave victory to Thicket by 52¼-55 and 2 points to 8. W&E’s only winning rink was Tony Lyford, John Rassell and Peter Blem, who clocked up a creditable 32-19.
On a blistering day, hosts Chalfont St. Giles squeezed a 2 shot victory out of W&E in the first of the weekend’s friendly matches. Winning three rinks each, the final score was 95-97. W&E’s top rink was Else Lyford, Colin Andrews and Martin Allum, with 22-14.
The following day, Wellingborough BC were the visitors; their second time at Goswell Meadow. Despite out-scoring W&E on 3 of the 5 rinks, the overall score went against them, leaving W&E as winners, 104-92. Top Rink honours go to Chris Heitzmann, Les Swaney, Yvonne Hurley and Barrie Taylor.
Ralph Cooke and Richard Heathman won their London and Southern Counties Pairs tie against Martin Payne and Dave Ayton, of Egham BC, 24-13. This puts the W&E pair into the Area Zone final against Southampton Old Green.
The KL squad were away to Wokingham ‘A’. The result had not been provided by the deadline for inclusion in the press.
ADDENDUM - Weds 3rd July a.m.
Wokingham 'A' beat W&E by 69 shots to 81, 3 points to 11. Our top rink was Martin Allum, Rob Gordon, Jim Fenlon and Ralph Cooke.
Press Report 10 - w/e Tuesday 25th June
Another good week for Scottie!
There was a double success for W&E players in County Singles, with both Tony Scott and Ralph Cooke going through to the last 16. Scott enjoyed a comfortable 21-7 win over Bracknell’s D. Maruzzi. Cooke took a 2 shot win over fellow W&E man Richard Heathman, 21-19.
Tony Scott had to fight harder to advance in the National Champion of Champions. Playing on home turf, he was down 6-17 at 12 ends. By the end he had made great gains to narrowly beat Mark Stanley of the Royal Household 21-20.
Scott was also victorious in the National Senior Singles, beating Keith Sawdon of Bracknell, 21-9.
In County Fours, Barrie Taylor, Kel Crump, Martin Allum and Chris Heitzmann beat their Royal Household opponents 19-9.
Sadly, Tim Marshall and Barrie Taylor were prevented from entering the final stages of the County Pairs; losing to Kevin Scrace and Chris Goodchild of Maidenhead Thicket, 8-25.
It was not a joyful week for KLV teams!
The ‘A’ team were defeated 0-10 by Maidenhead town, losing all rinks and with an aggregate score of 43-60.
The ‘B’ lost at home to Desborough ‘A’, 38-58, picking up just 2 points to 8. The winning rink was Ian Hunter, Derek Smith and Barrie Taylor, 18-15.
The ‘C’ team were at home to Desborough ‘C’. In a match of ups and downs, victory slipped away at the end, with the final score at 47 shots to 50. Colin Andrews, Colin Berwick and Jim Henderson were the only rink to win, scoring 22-12. The result was a 2-8 points victory to the visitors.
Due to cancellations, both weekend home friendly matches were cancelled.
The week ended with a 72 to 90 shot loss for the KL team at home to the Royal Household. Martin Allum, Rob Gordon, Jim Fenlon and Ralph Cooke were the only winning rink. Their 25-11 score help prevent a clean sweep by the visitors, allowing the home team to claim 2 points to the visitors 12.
Press Report 09 - w/e Tuesday 18th June
W&E players enjoyed a couple of hat-tricks this week, including three wins against The Royal Household. In the first, Charlie Andrew beat Andy Jenkinson 20-11 in the County Unbadged Singles and, in a rescheduled County Singles match, Richard Heathman triumphed over Alan Speller 21-3. Later in the week, Chris Heitzmann, Barrie Taylor, Kel Crump and Martin Allum won their County Fours game 19-9.
Further success followed for Richard Heathman in County Pairs, partnered by Ralph Cooke. The W&E duo beat P. Braddock and J. Young, of Desborough, 22-10. Then, in an all W&E match Tim Marshall and Barrie Taylor beat Charlie Andrew and Chris Heitzmann by 21-19.
Richard Heathman’s earlier form ran out in a County 2 woods game, playing against his former partner Ralph Cooke, who won the match by a comfortable 16-3.
Tony Scott celebrated a hat-trick of wins against opponent Mark Peachy; this time in a County Singles game with a score of 21-16. In the same tournament, Ralph Cooke beat Peter Hawkins by 21-15.
It was a disappointing week in KLV games. The ‘A’ team hosted Maidenhead Thicket ‘A’. Despite losing a player mid game, Thicket managed a 49-53½ win, resulting in 2 points to 8. The one successful rink was Bert Barker, Charlie Andrew and David Freeland with 20-16½. The ‘B’ team match away against Sunningdale ‘A’ was called off on the day due to a waterlogged green. The ‘C’ team won only one rink away to Maidenhead Town ‘C’ and with a score total of 32-71, the hosts took the match by 2 points to 8. The winning rink for W&E was Colin Andrews, Colin Berwick and Jim Henderson, who picked up 3 shots on the last end to win by 19-17.
On a showery afternoon, Suttons BC made the trip from Reading for a mixed friendly, but suffered a loss at the hands of the home team by 97-68. Top Rink was Peter How, Brian Mellor, Colin Andrews and Martyn Hayward.
Brian Mellor and Colin Andrews were in the top rink again the following day in a friendly at Windsor Great Park. Playing with Pauline Hayward and Tony Scott, they racked up 24-13, to contribute to W&E’s win of 107-79.
Press Report 08 - w/e Tuesday 11th June
Tony Scott took a further step into the National Senior Singles by beating David Horton of Great Hollands 21-16. He followed that with a win over Peter Braddock of Desborough in the County Champion of Champions, scoring 16 to 11.
In County Pairs, Messrs Hayward and Scott dropped 2 shots to lose their third round tie against Tywford, 17-19, whilst Charlie Andrew and Chris Heitzmann enjoyed a win in their first outing, beating Peter Burton and Ray Trussler of Wargrave 24-15. Also comfortably winning their first round by 33-12 were Tim Marshall and Barrie Taylor, against the Royal Household's Andrew Jenkinson and Andrew Clemance.
More success followed for Taylor and Marshall when, joined by Martin Allum, they played M. Brailey, L. Cooke and T. Gilmour, of Wokingham, in the first round of County Benevolent Triples. Wokingham were ahead for 15 ends, but W&E turned things around to win 19-15.
Richard Heathman and Ralph Cooke beat R. Green and B. Wheeler of West Ealing by 20-17 in the London and Southern Counties Pairs.
In National Club 2 x 4s, W&E beat Bracknell with a total score of 37-27.
In this week’s KLV, the A team travelled to Sunningdale to beat the host’s A team by 59-34; earning 8 points to 2. Top rink was Bert Barker, Charlie Andrew and Jim Fenlon with 28-7.
Despite miserable weather, the home advantage helped to give the B team a victory over visitors Maidenhead Thicket A. Although losing 2 rinks to 1, the ‘Bs’ higher overall score of 53-44 was enough to secure 6 points to 4. The one winning rink was manned by Brian Binstead, Frank Doherty and Kel Crump, with 29-14.
The C team took a beating in their away tie with Maidenhead Town B, who wrapped up a full 10 points by winning all rinks with a score of 32-64.
On Saturday, W&E travelled to Maiden Erlegh for a friendly mixed triples game. A decent win of 142-68 made the trip worthwhile. Without question, the top rink was Marion Melrose, Brian Parish and Martyn Hayward with 32-9.
Sunday’s friendly was a home game against long distance visitors, Fairoak BC from Cardiff. An enjoyable afternoon ended with a win for W&E by 152 shots to 95. Marion Melrose, Paul O’Connell, Jim Henderson and Stan Rawlings were top rink, with 33-14.
There were two visits to Maidenhead Thicket on one day. The first was a Ladies Royal Shield match which was lost by 31 to 65. A few hours later the Men’s KL team fared better with an overall win of 82-68, bagging 11 points to 3. Top rink was Martin Allum, Rob Gordon, Jim Fenlon and Ralph Cooke on 25-11.
Press Report 07 - w/e Tuesday 4th June
In their away friendly at Sunningdale, WEBC Ladies lost by 17 to 42.
In the County 2 Wood competition, Richard Heathman squeezed a single shot victory out of G. Harris at Great Hollands. The game went to an extra end with the final score 15-14.
There was more nail biting for W&E players in the National Club 2 x 4s at Maidenhead Town. At 13 ends skip Richard Heathman’s rink was a hefty 8-21 down, but closed the gap to end at 19-24. Tony Scott’s rink was losing 0-12 at just 5 ends and staring defeat in the face, but a strong fight back secured a win of 23-16. The combined total was enough to swing the outcome in W&E’s favour by a narrow 42-40.
No such joy in KLV games this week. W&E’s A team were at home against Desborough A. With both clubs winning a rink each and the third a draw, the overall score of 51-61 gave W&E 3 points to the visitors 7. Top rink was Bert Barker, Charlie Andrew and Jim Fenlon 18-17.
Maidenhead Town A were hosts to W&E’s B team. Town won all three rinks, and overall by 31 shots to 84, so claimed the full 10 points.
The C team also lost 10 points, at home to Desbourough B, with all three rinks and a total score of 31 to 72 in favour of the visitors.
At the same time on an adjacent rink pride was restored as Martyn Hayward and Tony Scott cruised to a comfortable win over Paul Patel and Michael Hobson, also from Desborough. Their 29 to 7 win puts the Windsor duo into the third round of the County Pairs.
Tony Scott’s winning form continued in the first round tie of the Champion of Champions, beating M. Peachey (another Desborough player) by 21 to 13.
Tony was not so fortunate in the National Senior Pairs. He and Martyn Hayward lost by 5 shots against Bracknell, 13-18.
The first of two weekend friendlies was against visitors from Ladygate BC. In a match of widely differing rink scores, W&E managed a narrow victory of 120-114. Top rink, with an impressive 34-16, was Sue and Eric Ireland, Derek Smith and David Perriman.
The next day, Keynsham BC made their first visit to Goswell Meadow. The home team enjoyed their second win of the weekend, scoring 120-111. Top rink honours to Alastair Gibson, Les Swaney, Joyce Heathman and George Hayman.
The week ended with a loss in the Kennet League, at home against Suttons A. Losing all rinks and with a shot total of 53-104, the visitors claimed the full 14 points.
Press Report 06 - w/e Tuesday 28th May
There was a home derby in the KLV League between WEBC's A and B teams. Winning 2 rinks to 1, the A team were victors with an overall shot score of 56-38, earning them 8 points to 2. The A team’s top rink were Rob Gordon, Dave Bradfield and Brian Parish, with 23-5. The other two rinks were separated by only 2 shots apiece.
There was a double win in weekend mixed friendlies. On Saturday, WEBC beat Maidenhead Town at home. Town had the advantage at the halfway stage, but the home team pulled ahead to win the match by 92 shots to 83. WEBC’s top rink, with a score of 20-13, was Marion Melrose, Steven Kratsis, Colin Berwick and Jim Fenlon.
Sunday’s game was at home to Manorhouse BC, who had travelled from Crayford, Kent. WEBC won comfortably by 159-80. Jim Fenlon was once again the top rink skip, with Rob Gordon, Marion Melrose and Alastair Gibson in support, scoring 36-8.
In the Kennet League WEBC suffered a 2 points to 12 loss at home to Bracknell. The shot score 62 to 90. The only winning rink for the home club with 29-17 was Chris Heitzmann, Kel Crump, Brian Parish and Bret Long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.