Hayes captures singles title
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.
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
Ashford Town’s Dennis Gibbs in Hudson Cup action against Lyminge