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Latest Bowls Reports: May 17, 2017

Published on: 17 May, 2017
Updated on: 17 May, 2017

Merrow Bowls Club

By David Riason

On Saturday, May 6, Merrow visited Horsell Bowls Club. This was our first visit to Horsell, so we approached the match not knowing what to expect. At least we had a sunny day which was reasonably warm.

We played four rinks of triples. The match was played in good humour on a green that had had some major work over the winter, making it hard to read.

The result saw Horsell run out winners but credit must go to Merrow’s Allen, Lorna and David for coming back strongly to lose by a single point.

After the match, Horsell treated us to a lovely tea, which was enjoyed by all.

Merrow Bowls Club playing against Shere with the North Downs in the background.

On Saturday, May 13, Merrow visited Shere Bowls Club for a friendly.

The day had started dull and wet, but we were fortunate enough to have a mixture of sun and cloud without rain for the match.

Merrow verses Shere. Note the cows in the field away to the right.

We played four rinks of triples. Each side won two rinks, with Merrow edging the overall score by just five points. After the match we adjourned to the clubhouse for tea and cake, which was well received by all.

We look forward to hosting Shere at Merrow later in the year.

Castle Green Bowling Club

By Colin Summerhayes

On Tuesday, May 9, Castle Green Senior Men’s team in the Guildford-Woking Area League beat Albury, at home: 28-19.

Individual rink scores were:
Rink 2: C Summerhayes (skip), P Plummer, B West: 15-7
Rink 3: R Williams (skip), D Taylor, J Phillips 13-12.

Wednesday May, 10, Castle Green won at home by 4 point in a friendly match against Wonersh (62-58).

Individual rink scores were:
Colin Summerhayes (skip), Ann Lewis, Tim Sampson: 10-19
Hazel Tappenden (skip), Diana Summerhayes, Gary Draper: 20-12
Rob Williams (skip), David Taylor, Mary Redgwell (half game) and Julie Hinde (half game): 19-15
Brian West (skip), Nick Hinde, Derek Regdwell: 13-12

On Saturday, May 13, unfortunately, Hayling Island’s visiting team overcame Castle Green’s strong defenses and we went down by 11 points (36-47). Individual rink results were:
R Williams (skip), J Hinde, T Sampson: 13-15
J Bird (skip), J Phillips, B West: 12-16
J Reeves, N Hinde, G Draper: 11-16.

Castle Green’s captain’s verses president’s match on Sunday, May 14.

Sunday, May 14, saw Castle Green’s in-house captain’s (mens’) team play the president’s (ladies) team.

Despite the grey clouds and a spot or two of rain at about 2.15pm, we were lucky with the weather.

The clouds cleared and we played most of the afternoon in bright sunshine, serenaded by a rather good brass band.

President John Reeves played honorary lady, and led the ladies team to a stunning victory (by just 3 points: 67-64). Captain Patrick Andrew’s men didn’t fare quite so well, but went down fighting.

A good time was had by all and we had the pleasure of welcoming on to the green three of our four new recruits: Ron Smith, and David and Monica Turnbull, who all acquitted themselves really well for a first outing.

Then we all enjoyed a delicious tea with sandwiches, cakes, quiches, scones and flapjacks.

Results were as follows (like the Battle of Waterloo, it really was a close-run thing):
Rink 1:
Mary Redgwell (skip), Monica Turnbull, Lynn Smith: 6
Paul Plummer (skip), David Turnbull, Lawrie Briggs: 23
Rink 2:
Jill Bird (skip), Diana Summerhayes: 32
Brian West (skip), Nick Hinde, Gary Draper: 8
Rink 3:
Shirley West (skip), Sue Secrett, Dorothy Newman: 8
Colin Summerhayes (skip), Derek Redgwell, Ron Smith: 23
Rink 4:
John Reeves (skip), Julie Hinde, Ann Lewis: 21
Patrick Andrew (skip), Colin Downham, Tim Sampson: 10

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