The Isle of Wight Bowls Men’s team progressed through to the third round of the Denny Cup when they defeated Worthing Pavillion by 88 shots to 81 at the weekend.
The match was close throughout with the Island team leading by 5 shots at 5 ends – by just a single at the halfway stage, by 4 shots at 3/4 of the way through and by only 1 entering in to the final stages.
The 2 rinks playing away were responsible for the overall success, both winning their games. Paul Attrill, Brian Wells, Allen Best and Jack Berry played a rink skipped by A. Clark. They were behind 7 shots to 12 at the halfway point but then played very well to overturn the deficit going on record a vital 22 shots to 16 win.
The four of John Pearce, Ian Ball, Peter Furmidge and Ron Leleux played against G. Bevan’s quartet. They led 12 shots to 6 after 10 ends but the opposition came back to take a 1 shot advantage after 15 ends. The Islanders were not deterred and went on to record a 21 shots to 18 win with Leleux sinking the jack in the ditch on the final end to score a 4 and to wrap up victory.
The home rinks fared less well both losing by a single shot. The four of Simon New, Phil Brooks, Darren Griffith and Alan Cawdell got off to the best start possible, scoring 5s on 2 of the first 3 ends against Mark Strong’s quartet. The opposition settled down and recovered from their slow start, going on to win by 1 shot. The rink of Andrew Nightingale, Richard Jeffery, Ian Morey and Bob Mortlock led 17 shots to 10 at one stage against Alex Paine’s four. The Worthing rink recovered well and by scoring a 4 on the last end also recorded a 1 shot victory.
The next round is on the 17th November against Victory of Portsmouth.
In the 1st round of the Yetton Plate the Ladies recorded a fightback win against Palmerston of Fareham.
Behind for most of the match, they came back to win 79 shots to 73.
In the home games the rink of Phyl Fredericks, Sandra Adkins, Anee Hoath and Sue Green led throughout to have a good win by 22 shots to 17 against R. Benyon’s four. Also at home Ronnie Berry, Auriol Ash, Peggy Evans and Pauline Proud against the rink skipped by T. Farrington started well and led in the early stages. The Palmerston four then took the lead which they maintained for most of the match before Proud’s rink came to back to draw 18 all.
Both rinks playing away were involved in close games. The four of Jane Kilby, Judy Eynon, Val Addison and Anne Bernard were involved in a match which could have gone either way against a rink skipped by C. Curden. Bernard’s rink finished the stronger to record an excellent 20 shots to 16 win. The quartet of Annie Morris, Stef Ball, Shirley Stubbs and Gay Allen had a hard fought match against S. Ramsden’s rink. In a contest which was close from the start the home side got home by 22 shots to 19.