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MEN’S AND LADIES’ TEAMS PROGRESS IN NATIONAL INDOOR BOWLS COMPETITIONS

IOW Ladies team competing in the Yetton Trophy

The Isle of Wight Indoor Bowls Club were involved in 2 National Competition first round matches last week – the men in the Denny Cup and the ladies in the Yetton Trophy.

The men took on Worthing Pavilion and reached the next round thanks to fine performances by the 2 rinks playing away. The quartet of Ryan Trigg, Ian Ball, Peter Furmidge and Ron Leleux led for most of the match to record a convincing 28 shots to 12 win over A. Clarke’s rink. The four of Steve Crockett, Mark Morris, Brian Taplin and Alan Cawdell scored an equally good win by 24 shots to 9 against Mark Strong’s quartet.

The 2 home rinks fared much less well. John Pearce, Richard Jeffery, Ian Morey and B Mortlock led at the halfway stage but from that point onwards the rink, skipped by Alex Paine, took over to run out 22 shots to 11 victors. Paul Dickenson, Simon New, Darren Griffith and Jack Berry trailed throughout against John Frew’s four and went down by 24 shots to 16.

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The ladies played Banister Park from Southampton in the Yetton Trophy. The Islanders led throughout the match to win on 3 of the 4 rinks. Playing at home Val Addison, Shirley Searle, Moira Steven and Pauline Proud produced a good performance to win by 24 shots to 9 against J. Gould’s rink. The other home four of Phyl Fredericks, Carol Jones, Ann Hoath and Sue Green recovered from a one time 7 shot deficit to record a 17 shots to 16 victory against I. Phillips quartet.

Playing away the rink of Annie Morris, Wendy Thipthorp, Steff Ball and Maggie Lawley ran out very impressive 31 shots to 11 winners playing B. McLean’s four, whilst Margaret Carrett, Jane Kilby, Barbara Sleap and Gay Allen only went down by 21 shots to 18 against Y. Bott’s four.

Both the men’s and ladies’ next round matches will be played on the morning of Saturday 2nd November. The men take on Arun and the ladies play Bournemouth.

On Sunday 27th October, at 10:00, the Egham Trophy match takes place against the Dolphin Club on a 2 rinks home and away basis. The home team is Phyl Fredericks, Barbara Sleap, John Pearce, Alan Cawdell, Pauline Proud, Steff Ball, Ian Morey and Bob Mortlock. The away team is Trish McMurray, MaggieLawley, Brian Taplin, Jack Berry, Margaret Carrett, Jane Kilby, Peter Furmidge and Ron Leleux.

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