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Latest Match Reports From Castle Green Bowling Club

Published on: 14 Jul, 2013
Updated on: 14 Jul, 2013

By Colin Summerhayes

On sunny Sunday July 14, Castle Green Bowling Club (CGBC) played Mayford Hall BC at home, and won by 71 to 46.

Rob Williams led a team of Lynn Smith, Peter Smith and Fran Webster to victory by 33 to 10; Larry Webster’s team including David Newman, Julie Hinde and Hilary Vogel won by 21 to 13; and Colin Summerhayes’s team, with Tim Sampson, Dorothy Newman and John Heyes lost by 17 to 23 after having held a narrow lead at end 14.

There was a nice breeze to keep us relatively cool, and everyone was encouraged to drink lots of water to avoid dehydration.

On a baking hot 30 degree day, Saturday, July 13, CGBC visited Petersfield BC for the first time, initially having some difficulty finding the hole in the wall that led into the tucked away premises of the club.

Their four-rink green just fitted into what looked like an old walled garden, but they found the space to put up a very nice well appointed clubhouse too, complete with snooker tables (two!), lounge, and bar.

CGBC managed a convincing win by 58 to 38. Paul Plummer (skip) led Colin Summerhayes and Colin Downham to victory by 27 to 11; Jill Bird (skip) led Margret Plummer and Patrick Andrew to victory by 19 to 11; Derek Redgwell (skip) with Hazel Tappenden and Ann Lewis was leading at 13 ends, but just got pipped at the post to lose narrowly by 12 to 16. It was a very friendly occasion – one it would be good to repeat.

On Wednesday July 10, CGBC played Wonersh BC in an away game, and were defeated by 62 to 78. Rob Williams led a team of Jim Horwood and Margret Plummer to a draw, 18 to 18; Shirley West’s team including Hilary Vogel and Paul Plummer lost by just 2 shots, 18 to 20; Jill Bird’s team including David Newman and Peter Smith lost by six shots, 12 to 18; and  Brian West’s team including Dorothy Newman and Lynn Smith lost by eight shots, 14 to 22.

On a fine summer afternoon on Tuesday July 9, the men of CGBC drew 30 to 30 in their Tuesday Triples League match against a visiting team from Merrow. The game was neck and neck throughout the afternoon. CGBC’s teams were Brian West (skip) with Terry Smith and Paul Plummer, with a loss by 13 to 14, and Colin Summerhayes (skip) with Jim Horwood and Rob Helliwell, with a win by 17 to 16.

CGBC bowlers, with green facings, and the Saltdean bowlers, in white, against the backdrop of the war memorial.

CGBC bowlers, with green facings, and the Saltdean bowlers, in white, against the backdrop of the war memorial.

On a hot, cloudless and sunny afternoon on Sunday July 7, while Andy Murray was powering his way to victory at Wimbledon, CGBC was narrowly defeated at home by visitors from the Brighton coastal area – the Saltdean Bowling Club – by 57 to 53.

Bowlers on the green on Sunday July 7. Pauline May bowling.

Bowlers on the green on Sunday July 7. Pauline May bowling.

Jill Bird led Pauline May, Ann Lewis, and Norman Pilkington to a win by 21 to 12; Derek Redgwell  and his team of Ann Bailey, Tim Sampson, and David Newman managed a draw by 17 to 17; while Colin Summerhayes and his team of Colin Downham, Dorothy Newman and Julie Hinde could only manage a loss by 15 to 28, despite having led by five points after 10 ends at tea time, the half-way point. It was a delightful afternoon in very good company and an excellent tea of sandwiches and cakes was well appreciated.

On a fine sunny summer afternoon on Saturday July 6, CGBC managed to win against Guildford Bowling Club on the GBC ground, by  55 to 48. Rob Williams led Margret and Paul Plummer to victory by 20:10;  Brian West led Dennis Hirst-Marsden and Jim Horwood to victory by 20 to 11; and Shirley West with Anne Lewis and Hilary Vogel lost by 15 to 27.

CGBC  beat Billingshurst, by 65 to 57, in a home match on a fine sunny afternoon on Sunday, June 30. CGBC won their triples matches on three rinks and drew on the fourth. Colin Summerhayes was captain for the day.

CGBC beat Brockham BC by 74 to 62 in an away match on Saturday, June 29. CGBC won their triples matches on three rinks, and lost on one. Hazel Tappenden was captain for the day.

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