Walker’s comfortable progress
Tenterden’s Ray Walker has reached the third round of the County Unbadged Singles courtesy of a 22-6 victory over S Summers (Calverley Grounds).
Tenterden went down 7059 away to Hamstreet in the Mermaid League but Sunday’s friendly at home to Maidstone Police produced a 73-54 win.
Winning rink were Doris Finnis, Phillip Jefferey and Alan Haselup.
A total of 38 pupils from St Michael’s Primary School attended the first of Tenterden’s weekly sessions aimed at introducing youngsters to the sport.
The children were shown how to deliver a bowl by 10 members, led by the club coach, after which they practised bowling to a target.
Although a few children struggled to deliver the bowls properly, they all enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to the next session. The course is running over five weeks.
Alice Varley (lead), Terry Andrews and skip Dudley Bryant led the way with a 22-12 win as Ashford Rail triumphed 98-88 away to Boughton in a match comprising six mixed triples.
Rail played three mixed triples away to Cheriton and were edged out 45-43, despite having the highest winning rink.
Janet Williams (lead), Mo Baughurst and skip Graham Williams beat their opponents 18-14.
Rail men lost 4-1 away to Sandwich in the Top Club competition on Sunday.
Hamstreet gained six points from their Mermaid League contest at home to Tenterden with a 70-59 victory.
Skip Dick Baldwin, partnered by Robin Collick, and Gwen Colley, were the day’s winning rink, 28-11.
Ashford Town hosted Birchington in the East Kent Triples League and went down 136-86.
Their top rink was Andrew Smith, Elona Griggs and John Sadler, who triumphed 22-18.
Ashford Rail’s Paul Hunter releases against Kearsney