On-form Town bowlers shine in trophy contest

Winners and runners-up from the Woods Trophy Ladies' pairs competition
Winners and runners-up from the Woods Trophy Ladies' pairs competition

THE Woods Trophy, a ladies’ pairs competition, was won by Jennie Hammond and Brenda Bishop. They won all their games with Kay Magrath and Sylvia Plant being the runners-up with one loss.

The ladies’ team travelled to Rugby Thornfield and despite close rinks lost out 80-98. They had a winning rink of Jenny Hammond, Jean Nixon, Sheila Brabrook and Pat Symonds who won 19.17.

Brenda Bishop continues her very successful season by winning the area singles final 21-6 against Kirsty Richards of the City of Birmingham Club and now plays Amy Stanton in the inter area finals.

In a mixed game at home on Thursday against Welford on Avon, Daventry played excellent bowls to win the match 82-66.

Highest winning rink was John Hayward, Reg Kershaw, Barbara Langdon and Brian Gelder 28 M Woodall 11. Other rinks scores were Peter Ashbrook, Carol Kershaw, John Sach and Norman Langdon 22, M Burman 15.

June Gelder, Liz Hayward, Alan Davies and Adge Smith 21, R Barnwell 19, Alf Macari, Debs Sach, George Clifton and Sue Pernyes 11, Geoff Allen 21.

On Saturday a mixed team went to Chipping Norton for a four-rink game losing out 63-80.

Captain Adge Smith led from the front with the only winning rink.

Scores were Peter Ashbrook, Mike Robins, Pat Symonds and Adge Smith 15, J Benfield 14, June Gelder, Barbara Langdon, Alan Davies and Brian Gelder 20, M Frazer 21, Alan Saunders, Anne Smith, Jenny Hammond and Norman Langdon 15, D Monyneeux 17, Margaret Carty, Max Harper, Madge Austin and Dave Symonds 13, J Barnes 28.

Rounding off the week at the club eight teams played for the Julien Coyles Cup.

This is a mixed fours competition with each team playing five games.

The winners this year were Sue Pernyes, Carol Kershaw, Reg Kershaw and John Duke who won four of their five games.

The runners up were Sue Yates, Janet Marnewick, Roy Marnewick and Roy Aberdein.