On fire at friendly RUGBY Hooper’s top effort BOWLS
UXBRIDGE saw their scheduled season-opener with London Media result in a walkover into the next round of the FA Junior Vase, but the club did get up and running by winning a hastily-arranged friendly with Northolt.
It did not take the home side long to open the scoring with a quicklyconverted try and some good work from Adam Lackey then allowed Eoin Donnelly in for Uxbridge’s second to stretch the advantage to 14-0.
The game was over as a contest after 20 minutes when a third score was added in the corner following some good Uxbridge build-up play. Northolt finally got on the board shortly before the interval and they went in 21-5 at the break.
Northolt threatened a comeback, reducing the deficit by a further five points, but it was too little too late. FASSNIDGE Bowls Club captain Alan Hooper led by example this week.
Hooper claimed Championship glory at Fassnidge’s annual finals day, lifted the men’s singles title and was runner-up in the handicap competition to Susan George.
George also starred on the day by winning the committee cup and the two eoods section ahead of Graham Summerfield, who was also pipped in the novices by ladies singles champions Sue Lawes.
Sue Thomas and Trevor Fitzgerald scooped top prize in the pairs while the triples crown went to Ryan George, Trevor Fitzgerald and David George.
Fassnidge are also due to host the finals of the Chiltern and Thames Mixed triples knockout competition on September 20, with Hooper set to feature alongside Susan and David George.
The club are currently on the lookout for new players and are inviting prospective recruits on Tuesdays from 6pm at the Green, in Fassnidge Park.