With wins on 3 of the 4 rinks, the Isle of Wight Indoor Bowls Club sailed through to the 2nd round of the Egham Trophy with a 79 shots to 73 victory against the Dolphin Indoor Club from Poole this week.
The 2 teams were closely matched. The Island club led narrowly for most of the contest and held on for the win. The home rink of Phyl Fredericks, Barbara Sleap, John Pearce and Alan Cawdell started strongly against P. Cresswell’s four and maintained their advantage to record a 29 shots to 16 success. The other home rink of Pauline Proud, Steff Ball, Ian Morey and Bob Mortlock trailed for the majority of their game against L. Manning’s quartet but finished strongly to edge home winners by one shot.
Playing away Trish McMurray, Maggie Lawley, Brian Taplin and Jack Berry led narrowly throughout and held on for a 17 shots to 16 win against J. Garner’s rink. The four of Margaret Carrett, Jane Kilby, Peter Furmidge and Ron Leleux took on a four skipped by C. Kane. The game was level at the halfway stage but from that point the home rink gained the advantage and went on to record a 23 shots to 14 victory.
The men met defeat in the second round of the Denny Cup when they were knocked out of the competition by Arun.
The home rink of Simon New, Bertie Everson, Paul Dickinson and Darren Griffith were involved in a close game with B. Butler’s four but in the latter stages scored a 7 on one end and ran out 25 shots to 15 victors. The other home rink of John Pearce, Ryan Trigg, Ron Leleux and Bob Mortlock were edged out 16 shots to 14 by A.Platter’s quartet.
Playing away Richard Jeffery, Mark Morris, Brian Taplin and Alan Cawdell went down by one shot to Pete Hannam’s rink whilst Steve Crockett, Ian Ball, Peter Furmidge and Ian Morey lost 30 shots to 15 against Mark Bonner’s quartet.
In the second round of the Yetton Trophy the Ladies met defeat at the hands of Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Club.
Playing at home the rink of Phyl Fredericks, Barbara Moye, Ann Hoath and Sue Green led throughout to record a good 23 shots to 14 success. Also at home the rink of Linda Firby, Shirley Searle, Moira Steven and Pauline Proud were level at 15 ends with B. Treater’s four but the visitors finished strongly to come out 18 shots to 12 winners.
Both away rinks met defeat. Annie Morris, Christine Morey, Steff Ball and Maggie Cawley were right in the match until the opposition scored on 5 of the last 6 ends to record a 22 shots to 15 win. The four of Margaret Carrett, Trish McMurray, Carol Jones and Shirley Stubbs, were behind throughout and went down by 24 shots to 11.