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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sports -

Ash­ford’s David Marsh and Bradley Pounds have qual­i­fied for the Na­tional In­door Pairs fi­nals at Mel­ton Mow­bray in April.

They beat Swale’s Perry Martin and Lee Shoe­bridge 22-13 in the area fi­nal at Mote Park IBC in Maid­stone.

In club matches, Ash­ford’s men’s team beat Brom­ley by the huge mar­gin of 100 shots – 162-62 – at home on Sun­day.

David Marsh, Den­nis Joy, Gra­ham Ruck and Ian Larkin (39-9) were the best win­ning rink.

The men went down 120-102 at Mote Park the pre­vi­ous day, with Gary Breeds, Ian Payne, Bert Dou­glas and Eric Pea­cock win­ning 24-13.

The ladies lost 124-120 at Brom­ley last Wed­nes­day, with Trudie Paine, Jeanette Payne, Judy Swan and Ch­eryl Palmer tak­ing rink hon­ours with a 26-8 vic­tory.

P Hythe Green.......... 8 Til­man­stone B....... 8 El­ham Val­ley ......... 8 Stowt­ing B ............ 8 Mer­sham-le-Hat ... 8 Ash­ford Town B .... 8 West­bourne .......... 8 Folke­stone B ......... 8 Lydd ..................... 8 W L W/L 6 2 18 6 2 23 5 3 26 5 3 34 4 4 31 4 4 35 4 4 38 2 6 38 0 8 39 El­ham Val­ley 136-5 (D Bland 42, O Boughton 40, R Benn 2-34) beat Mer­sham-le-Hatch 111-5 (Jo God­den 33, Je God­den 27, O Boughton 2-39) by 25 runs. Folke­stone B 66-6 lost to Hythe Green 69-3 (R Hunt-Coke 36, H Axon 26) by 3 wick­ets. Ash­ford Town B 74-6 (O Chandler 27, G Sheen 4-16) lost to Stowt­ing B 77-3 (S Far­brace 26, T Harding 26) by 3 wick­ets. Til­man­stone Ravens B 182-2 (D Birch 58, S Coul­son 46, B Birch 42, D Sweain 25) beat Lydd 108-4 (M Ham 30, S Addy 20) by 74 runs,

Non­ing­ton 182-2 (H Wells 52, P Ben­nett 39) beat West­bourne 99-6 (B Tan­ton 36, P Bul­teel 33, J Bow­man 2-25) by 83 runs.

Stowt­ing A v Folke­stone, Mer­sham-le-Hatch v Hythe Green, (Pre­lim match) Til­man­stone Ravens B v El­ham Val­ley, Stowt­ing B v Ten­ter­den, Ash­ford Town B v Til­man­stone Ravens B or El­ham Val­ley.

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