Hayes cap­tures sin­gles ti­tle

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Ash­ford Rail’s Mo Hayes won the ladies’ sin­gles ti­tle in the Shep­way & District Bowls As­so­ci­a­tion’s Fi­nals Day.

Hayes, on her own Beaver Road green, beat Jean Phillips (Folke­stone Park) 21-20 on Satur­day.

The host club lifted the Hud­son Cup, beat­ing Lyminge 44-27.

Ash­ford Rail won 80-66 at Char­ing on Sun­day in a fiverink mixed triples con­test.

The best rink was lead Tony Antino, Den­nis Gibbs and skip Keith Smith, who won 18-8.

Ash­ford Town Ladies won the Eve Har­rold Rose Bowl for the first time, at Folke­stone Park on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day.

First played in 1909, the com­pe­ti­tion is open to all mem­ber clubs in the Shep­way League and this year’s teams had to bat­tle ter­ri­ble weather which forced the event to be cut short in the in­ter­ests of safety.

The Town team of Clare Cun­ning­ham, Gill Howard, Kay Can­nings, cap­tain Judy Swan, Bar­bara Wil­son and Elona Griggs, won all of their matches.

Cun­ning­ham said: “The weather had a bear­ing on the re­sult and be­came dan­ger­ous with sev­eral play­ers suf­fer­ing falls.”

Ten­ter­den lost 74-56 in their lat­est Mer­maid League game at Sta­ple­cross on Sun­day.

They were beaten 86-59 at home to Rye last week in the same com­pe­ti­tion.

Sheila Black­shields, Ray Walker and Ken Chap­man were the high­est win­ning rink as Ten­ter­den beat Pad­dock Wood 71-58 at home in a friendly.

Ham­street beat Ten­ter­den 80-57 in an­other Mer­maid League match.

The best win­ning rink was that of J War­man, P Brabon, A Lai­dler, who won 34-6.

The ladies were 59-46 win­ners in a three triples friendly against Peas­marsh. M Day, J Vin­cer and A Lai­dler claimed the top rink hon­ours with a 20-12 win.

Ham­street lost 70-62 against East Sus­sex side Guestling.

Pic­ture, left: Paul Amos FM3365883

Left, Ash­ford Rail’s Hud­son Cup win­ning team. Right,

Ash­ford Town’s Clare Cun­ning­ham, Gill Howard, Kay Can­nings, club cap­tain Judy Swan, Bar­bara Wil­son and Elona Griggs, who won the Eve Har­rold

Rose Bowl

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM3366015

Ash­ford Town’s Den­nis Gibbs in Hud­son Cup ac­tion against Lyminge

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