Town ladies miss out at the end

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THE ladies Wednesday match this week was a five-rink triples encounter away at Coventry and despite three rinks being very close Daventry came away losing 66-97.

This gave Coventry parity after Daventry won well at home in February.

On the captain’s rink it was 17 all going into the last end with the Coventry skip Helen Harris needing to draw the shot with her last bowl to win 18-17. Rink scores were Julie Smith, Sylvia Brewer, Captain Shirley Shucksmith 17 Helen Harris 18. Margaret Carty, Sheila Brabrook, Judy Hicks 15 Norma Willey 18.

Di Smith, Lil Greenwood, Gill Wykes 13 J Thompson 17. Trudie Calero, Kay Magrath, Jean Nixon 12 P Moore 22.

Hazel Wallage, Mary Gillard, Jenny Hammond 9 J Ward 22. There was no ladies’ game yesterday but Daventry ladies will be taking part in the Horace and Ivy Tarrant competition today (Thursday).

Daventry hosted a game between the Northamptonshire Honorary Vice-Presidents’ Bowling Association and South Warwickshire Bowling Association.

After a very close game with Warwickshire leading for three quarters of the way, the county players turned it in their favour over the last few ends, finally winning by three shots, despite the efforts of the rink skipped as a guest by Daventry player Derek Brewer, which won by 21 shots.

The final score was Northants VP’S 117 South Warks BA 114.

Rink scores, S. Warks skips only, as follows: Graham Cashmore, Harry Bell, Jim Hannah, Dave Williamson 14 P Robbins 23. Peter Oliver, Peter Byworth, Derek Essam, Terry Brown 12 Derek Brewer 33. Brian Jones, Ken Friend, Ken Legan, Roy Cave 26 B Rose 15. Len Marshall, Philip Miller,Tony Hancock, Tony Esaam 28 J Mahoney 9.

Ollie Pearson, Geoff Care, Mike McKeown, Keith Forbes 21 I McKay 19. Derek Cooper, Sid Nixon, Jim Walvin, Dick Howell 16 C Such 15.

Daventry returned to excellent form recently winning 112-77 at home in a mixed game.

The visitors were only able to bring four rinks so Daventry loaned four players to make it a five-rink game.

Highest winning rink for Daventry was Ken Garlick, Anne Smith, Margaret Stevens and Norman Langdon 30 R Barnett 13. Other scores were June Gelder, Ken Faulkner, Pat Symonds, and Adge Smith 24 J Benfield 12.

Alf Macari, Debs Sach, Barbara Langdon and Peter Mercer 21 D Smith 17.

Peter Ashbrook, Carol Kershaw, John Sach and Dave Symonds 18 G Goggan 16 Joan Bodily, Mary Gillard, Brian Gelder and Judy Hicks 19 C White 19.

The four players who kindly played for the opposition were Alan Jenner, Margaret Faulkner, Jennie Mercer and Sylvia Plant.

The spare rink was used for a ladies versus men game with Anne Barnett, Nick Barnett and Rick Hayes playing their first games at the club.

Club captain John Sach presented Adge Smith with a bottle of wine for playing his 25th game of the season.