Bowling duo in zone finals

DAVENTRY bowling duo Brenda Bishop and Vicki Rushall are now through to the zone finals after winning the area final of the ladies’ pairs 21-19 against Barbara Tew and partner from the City of Birmingham.

The opposition will be either Amy Stanton, of Malvern Hills, or Janet Willis, of Westlecot, who have until January 16 to play their area final.

The date of the zone final has yet to be fixed.

This week’s mixed game for Daventry Indoor Bowling Club was six rinks away to Northampton and District and with only two winning rinks Daventry went down 128-95.

Daventry’s highest-winning rink was Audrey Budd, Anne Smith, Alan Davies and Stan Alton who won 23-16 against M Hall.

Other rink scores were Margaret Faulkner, Jack Gardner, Barbara Langdon and Norman Langdon 13 Ian Daverson 30.

Ken Faulkner, Peter Ashbrook, Kath Alton and Dave Symonds 11 Joyce Porter 26. Alf Macari, Irene Oxby, Alan Saunders and Adge Smith 13 Bob Jones 20. June Gelder, Neil Oxby, Barry Bailey and Pat Symonds 19 Sid Wittering 16.

Margaret Carty, Max Harper, Sue Pernyes and Brian Gelder 16 Keith Bonham 20.

The club welcomed Peter Ashbrook who was playing his first game for the club.

And Jack Gardner, Irene and Neil Oxby were also playing their first games for the club.

Bromsgrove were the visitors for the latest Wessex League game with two rinks playing at home and two away.

Daventry’s home rinks performed very well gaining a win and a tie but the away team found the going tough and lost on both rinks.

Individual scores were at home Brian Jones, Ray Caira, Terry Fuller and Duggie Mitchell 23 Neil Bretherton 23. Tony Yates, Roy Marnewick, Mick Starkey and Roy Abredien 26 John Cracknall 17. Away Geoff Allen, Ray Rumble, Alan Gardner and Michael Moulton 13 Barry Hay, 28. Brian Robbins, John Sach, Geoff Smith and Mark Courtney 12 Alex Mcwhinnie 42.Daventry got three points and Bromsgrove 13.

The last Wessex League game is against Rugby Thornfield and is due to be played on Sunday, January 23 at 10am.