Daventry show top form to bag victory

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KETTERING Lodge were the visitors on Thursday at Daventry Indoor Bowling Club for a four-rink men’s match and Daventry were convincing winners 96-68.

The highest winning rink went to Ian Lumsden, Ken Faulkner, Arthur Flynn and Stan Alton 29 N Starsmore 10. Other rink scores were Alf Macari, Phil Goodwin, Alan Saunders and Adge Smith 25 A Shadlow 16.

Rick Hayes, John O’Connor, John Sach (captain) and George Clifton 18 B Barnicatt 16. Peter Ashbrook, Mike Robins, Alan Davies and John Duke 24 P Wood 26.

On Saturday a mixed team travelled to Bletchley and despite sharing the winning rinks three each had a disappointing 98-116 loss.

Captain John Sach was pleased to welcome Barry French who played his first game for the club.

The captains rink led by example, winning with the highest winning rink of Alf Macari, Debs Sach, John Sach and Norman Langdon 21 against J Peters 13.

The other scores were Max Harper, Mary Gillard, Jennie Mercer and Peter Mercer 18 J Docherty 14. John Hayward, Barry French, Barbara Langdon and Brian Gelder 19 C Cole 17.

June Gelder Joe McAlistair (Bletchley) Brian Robbins and Stan Alton 12 M Hope 21. Audrey Budd, Liz Hayward, Barry Bailey and Judy Hicks 18 R Dickins 21.

Kath Alton, Ian Lumsden, Sue Pernyes and John Duke 10 R Cooper 30.

Saturday also saw the first round of the National Denny Cup competition with two rinks at home and two away against Rushden.

The game started well with the away rinks taking a 23-14 lead at 10 ends but with the home rinks down by the same score.

The match was level 40 shots all at that stage. For the next few ends Daventry’s home rinks found shots hard to come by and only scored nine shots between them over the 11 ends to Rushden’s 24.

Daventry’s away rinks tied at 42 all and the final score was Daventry 73 Rushden 92.

Rink details were at home, Geoff Smith, Peter Ashbrook, Mick Richardson and Mick Worthington 11 Matt Wordingham 26.

Tony Dicks, Rien Sach, Ray Rumble and Bernard Spreadbury 20 Terry James 24. Away Brian Scott, George Clifton, Alan Gardner and Michael Moulton 18 Martin Keech 24. Brian Jones, Duggie Mitchell, Terry Fuller and Mark Courtney 24 Jack Tobin 18.

Daventry now go into the Denny Plate and will play Kingsthorpe on November 5 with the game starting at 10am at both venues.