The Isle of Wight Indoor Bowls Club played at home against the Isle of Wight Community Indoor Bowls Club in the first game of this season’s Ralph Jenvey Memorial Trophy, a competition played on a home and away basis.
The club took full advantage of playing on their own green and came out on top by 43 shots which they will take to the Community Club when they play the away game on the 16th February.
Pauline Proud, Ian Ball, Mark Morris and Ann Bernard led throughout to record an emphatic 32 shots to 10 win over J. Herbert’s rink. The rink of Annie Morris, Stef Ball, Ron Leleux and Peter Furmidge were others to have a substantial win. They dominated the latter stages of the game to win by 28 shots to 13.
The quartet of Phyl Fredericks, John Carrett, Sue Green and Bob Mortlock led from the start against Roger Payne’s rink. They were 21 shots to 8 ahead entering the final stages of the match but their opponents narrowed the gap to a final 21 shots to 14.
There was a close encounter between the rink of Auriol Ash, Chris Morey, Alan Cawdell and Ian Morey against the strong visiting rink skipped by Martin Butchers. The home team started better and led 9 shots to 3 before Butcher’s rink came back to lead 13 shots to 9. The game remained close for the rest of the match but 2 shots for the away team on the last end saw them successful by 20 shots to 19.
The club were defeated in a home friendly game by Ryde Marina by 136 shots to 103. The club managed to win on only 1 rink of the 6 rink match. That was achieved by Phyl Fredericks, Jane Kilby, Ted West and Roy Jemson who came out 22 shots to 14 victors against Jim McNerny’s four. Dave Fredericks, Terry Lidington, Wendy Thipthorp and Shirley Stubbs lost by only 3 shots to John Grindley’s quartet.
Another close game was between Angela West, Mike Davidson, Jeff Henshaw and Carol Jones. They led 19 shots to 14 after 16 ends against Paul Dyer’s rink. They did not score again and went down by 23 shots to 19.
The rink of Bob Stubbs, Sue Dobson, Judith Murray and John Hutchinson’s playing against Colin Hoath’s quartet went down by 26 shots to 16. Paul Godliman, Jane Swinfield, Tony Harris and Cam Crawford were all square after 14 ends against Barry Rodwells rink. Failing to score again they went down by 25 shots to 14. Ian Vallender, Auriol Ash, Pete Swinfield and John Murray were defeated by 24 shots to 11 against John Carrett’s rink.