BowlS: rail teamS make top club progreSS
Ashford Rail ladies and men have both progressed in the Top Club competition, The ladies beat Kearsney 4-0 and now meet either Victoria Park from Deal or Herne Bay Chris Breeds triumphed 21-18 in the singles, Anne Rutland and Linda Greenhalgh were 26-14 winners in the pairs, while Ashleigh Minter, Gill Hawkes and skip Mo Hayes took the triples 27-8. Hazel Larkin, Neve Samson, Mary Fortune and Linda Williams were 20-10 victors in the fours. Mo Hayes partnered Trudy Paine and Gill Hawkes in the triples in the 3-1 win over Lenham, not Anne Rutland as we reported last week. The men went through 3-2 against Canterbury and now face Sandwich. Clive Allen and Ian Larking won the pairs 20-17, Eric Peacock, Dennis Gibson and Gordon Samson were successful in the triples (21-17) and Garry Breeds, Bob Rand, George Coles and Gordon Samson were 18-17 winners in the fours. Keith Smith lost in the two woods (16-13) and Paul Scrivener went down 21-8 in the singles. In club matches, Rail were 112-95 winners at home to Cheriton in a six-rink mixed triples. Tony Antino, Trudy Paine and skip Alan Aldridge were leading rink (23-7). Rail triumphed 105-76 in a five-rink mixed triples win at Penenden Heath. They won on four rinks and drew the other, with Ron Butcher, Dennis Gibbs and skip Jenny Farmer the best winning rink (28-14). East Kent Mixed Triples sixrink competition. Sadler and Sandie Smith were again members of the top winning trio, with Ray Hayward. The ladies lost 32-30 in a close Shepway League Two Triples contest. Sandie Smith, Judy Swan and skip Gill Howard were the best winning rink. the wooden spoon. Anne Smith, Anne Walker and Judith Pickford advanced in the Kent County Triples with a 16-13 win over Hythe, while Pickford and Knight lost in the pairs 28-11 to the same club. Tenterden picked up six points beating Rye 65-62 in the Mermaid League, Elaine Dixon, Linda Harper and Terry Pickford won 22-8.
Tenterden coach Alan Haselup presents the wooden spoon to Ray Vince