Rail quartet through to national championships
Ashford Rail’s Anne Rutland, Linda Greenhalgh, Gill Hawkes and Mo Hayes are through to the Senior Fours National Championships at Leamington Spa next month.
The quartet beat Borough Green 22-15 in the divisional final, hosted by the club on Saturday.
Hawkes was presented with her county badge by president Sylvia Taylor.
Rail ladies are through to the next round of the Top Club competition, beating Victoria Park (Deal) by a seven shot difference, after the match ended 2-2. They are now at home to Bromley. Chris Breeds took the singles 21-14, while Hazel Larkin, Gill Hawkes and Mo Hayes were 21-11 winners in the triples.
Ann Rutland and Linda Greenhalgh lost 19-18 in the pairs, while Ashleigh Minter, Debbie Anderson, Mary Fortune and Belinda Williams went down 23-14.
Rail A beat their B counterparts 4735 in the Bert Cox Cup.
A team (Gary Owen, Tony Mapstone, Paul Scrivener and skip Eric Peacock won 23-18 against B team (Dennis Gibbs, Paul Varley, Graham Williams and skip Carl Akers).
In the other match, Rail A (Clive Allen, Garry Breeds, Gordon Samson and skip Keith Smith) were 2417 winners against the B quartet (Charlie Holdaway, Callum Fraser, Dudley Bryant and skip Ian Larkin).
In club matches, Rail lost 94-78 in a six-rink mixed triples at Maidstone.
Heather Fraser, Debbie Anderson and skip Clive Allen were highest winning rink – 18-8.
Rail won 111-85 winners at Betteshanger in the same format, with Audrey Chandler, Brian Saxon and Mo Baughurst best rink performers with a 27-9 victory.
Peasmarsh’s Sonny Moore, Mo Crossley and skip Steph Stewart won the Tenterden mixed triples tournament on Saturday.
Club captain Ray Walker, Ann Walker and Malcolm Nelmes were Mermaid League Fling 2017 winners the following day.
Other games saw Tenterden’s Weald A team triumph 49-48 at home to Loose A (Ann Walker, Ray Walker and skip Malcolm Nelmes won 23-10.
The B side lost 43-17 at Biddenden (Doug King, Elaine Dixon and skip David Smith won 9-6).
Tenterden lost 69-67 at Rye in the Mermaid League.
Hamstreet were 73-60 winners in a friendly against Hawkhurst, with skip Denise Rossington, David Duke and Jan Marshall, best rink winners 27-9.
A club day in aid of Macmillan Nurses, raised more than £100.
From left, Ashford Rail’s Linda Greenhalgh, Anne Rutland, Gill Hawkes and Mo Hayes. Right, Gill Hawkes (left) receives her county badge from Kent President Sylvia Taylor
Tenterden Mixed Triples winners Peasmarsh. Sonny Moore, Mo Crossley and skip Steph Stewart with sponsor Morris Hankinson of Hopes Grove Nurseries and Tenterden captain Ray Walker
Mermaid Fling winners Ray Walker, Malcolm Nelmes and Ann Walker