Pounds in semi-final
Teenager Bradley Pounds is one win away from reaching the national Under-18 singles final in Birmingham. The 14-year-old Ashford IBC member reached the semi-finals with a 2-0 sets win over Austin Coleman from Southampton winning 13-2, 8-3. In club matches, Ashford Men beat Tonbridge 140-84 in the Kent League, winning on all six rinks. Dave Richards’ rink, including Albert Bailey, Paul Brabon and Colin Crawford, produced the best rink result,coming from 10-4 down to win 28-12. Meanwhile, a mixed team beat New Romney 97-52 in a friendly. Mary Bridgeland, Howard Matthews, Barbara Wilson and George Gibbs were the highest winning rink with a 33-11 success.