Rail quar­tet through to na­tional cham­pi­onships

Bowls round-up

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

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

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