Bowlers shine on away day

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CAPTAIN John Sach took two teams to Kingsthorpe and came away with two excellent wins.

Firstly six rinks of men won 134-111 with Ken Garlick, Norman Scrimshaw, Alan Saunders and Geoff Allen gaining a match-winning highest rink win 35-12 against Tony Lane’s rink. This was Ken’s fourth highest rink win this season.

Other rink scores were Peter Ashbrook, Reg Kershaw, John Sach and Arthur Stowe 24. Brian Kaye 19. Brian Robbins, John O’Connor (playing his first game for the club) Brian Gelder and Adge Smith 27 Don Crowson 26.

Bryon Tonks, Keith Bishop, Arthur Flynn and Derek Brewer 19 Brian Baups 16.

Jim Walvin, Ken Faulkner, Alan Davies and Bernard Spreadbury 16 Ron Everson-Watts 20. Eric Wareing, John Shanahan, Peter Oliver and Stan Alton 13 Bill Stratford 18.

The 130-93 win was a six-rink mixed game with Daventry winning on four of the rinks with the highest being Barry Bailey, Debs Sach, Margaret Stevens and Judy Hicks with a 30-10 score against I Bardon.

Other rink scores were June Gelder, Anne Smith, Barbara Langdon and Brian Gelder 30 D Cooper 18. Kath Alton, Alf Macari, Annie Scrimshaw and Adge Smith 24 J Vincent 15.

Ken Garlick, Max Harper, Jennie Mercer and Norman Langdon 20 A Johnson 10. Peter Ashbrook, Mary Gillard, John Sach and Rien Sach 12 Geoff Vincent 22. Norman Scrimshaw, Mike Robins, Madge Austin and Peter Mercer 14 R Hamilton 18. Mary Gillard was playing in her first game for the club having recently joined from Solihull.

On Saturday Daventry hosted a quarter-final game in the National Denny Trophy competition between Desborough from Maidenhead and Nottingham. Nottingham won 73-71.

At one stage Desborough were 20 shots ahead but over the last five ends Nottingham picked up shots on all rinks to make it a nail-biting finish.

Daventry’s men’s four of Tony Dicks, Mick Richardson, Bernard Spreadbury and Mick Worthington travelled to Solihull in the third round of the National fours competition and beat the rink of Lewis Whitehouse of Solihull 25-15 and now play Martin Timms rink from Welford on Avon in the area final. The final is provisionally fixed for February 6.

The last Wessex league game of the season was against near-neighbours Rugby Thornfield and despite sharing two winning rinks each went down 62-84.