Daventry ladies celebrate slender victory

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DAVENTRY ladies visited Kingsthorpe with two rinks and a triple securing a 47-46 victory.

Scores were Sue Yates, Margaret Faulkner, Jean Nixon and Pat Symonds 16 Di Brumwell 14. Margaret Carty, Hazel Wallage, Jackie Lancaster and Shirley Shucksmith 9 R Rowland 20. June Gelder, Barbara Hutt and Judy Hicks 22 Celia Morris 12.

The men’s Thursday game this week was against Northamptonshire Honorary Vice-Presidents’ Bowling Association.

Daventry were always in control and after a dream start were 30 shots up after just seven ends. The final score was 139-105.

Rink scores were Ken Garlick, Ken Faulkner, Brian Gelder and Adge Smith 15 Keith Forbes 24. John O’Connor, Michael Powley, Brian Jones and Brian Scott 15 Dick Howell 24.

Highest rink winners Reg Kershaw, Peter Stewart, Alan Saunders and Alan Davies 34 Tony Coles 19. Keith Bishop, Michael Robins, Arthur Stowe and Colin Dovey 30 Dave Williams 15. Alf Macari, Phillip Goodwin, Brian Robbins and George Clifton 20 Tony Essam 15.

Saturday’s visitors were the Greyfriars Club. After losing to them earlier in the season Daventry were able to turn the tables this time for a 29 shot win 130-101.

Captain Adge Smith and the highest rink winners were Ken Faulkner, Margaret Faulkner, Steve White and Peter Mercer 33 against Morris Claytons 18. Other scores were Alf Macari, Anne Smith, Barry Bailey and Alan Davies 22 Colin Hayward 18.

Brian Gelder, June Gelder, Alan Saunders and Adge Smith 31 Roy Laurence 18. Hazel Wallage, Philip Goodwin, Malcolm Foster and George Clifton 31 Graham Spencer 23. Max Harper, Stephen Price, Jennie Mercer and Ray Dawson 13 Boris Boulstridge 24.