Kent reach last eight de­spite de­feat

Bowls round-up

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Kent’s men’s team are through to the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Mid­dle­ton Cup de­spite a 126-108 de­feat against Sur­rey in their fi­nal group match at Croy­don on Satur­day.

Need­ing three points to con­firm their place in the last eight and Sur­rey still in with a chance of pro­gress­ing them­selves if they won on all rinks, the game was al­ways go­ing to be a tight con­test.

Skips Gary Brock and Shaun McCaughan se­cured the vi­tal points, set­ting up a meet­ing with Buck­ing­hamshire on Satur­day week.

County pres­i­dent Ge­off Chap­man, a mem­ber of the team when Kent last won the com­pe­ti­tion in 1993, said: “It was al­ways go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult group and con­grat­u­la­tions to the team for get­ting through.

Ash­ford Rail trio Mo Hayes Anne Rut­land and re­serve Chris­tine Breeds rep­re­sented Kent ladies, beaten 116-113 by Buck­ing­hamshire in the lat­est John’s Tro­phy group match at Maid­stone on Satur­day.

Rail won 105-83 at home to Ayle­sham in a six-rink mixed triples, win­ning four of the six rinks. Lead Tony Antino, Jenny Farmer and skip Eric Pea­cock were the best rink, win­ning 25-9

Char­ing’s Mar­tyn Mor­gan won his County Badge af­ter his Un­badged Sin­gles fi­nal suc­cess at Folke­stone Park.

He beat Brian McRitchie, of Broad­stairs & St Peters, 21-16, af­ter vic­tory over Lyminge’s John An­drews in the semi-fi­nals.

Jean Lester won the club’s ladies’ sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day, with Debby Addy run­ner-up.

Ken Mor­gan and Bar­bara Rich won a new drawn pairs com­pe­ti­tion ‘ Tar­get Tor­ture’ on Sun­day. Keith and Paul Rich were run­ners-up.

Ten­ter­den ladies fin­ished run­ner­sup in the Peas­marsh Ladies’ Open Tour­na­ment on Fri­day.

In club matches, Ten­ter­den lost both their lat­est Weald League matches.

The A team were beaten 62-36 at home by Loose B.

Doug King, Phil Jef­frey and skip An­drea Crosser claimed rink hon­ours with a 20-16 win.

The B side went down 55-47 at Loose C, Peter Hog­a­rth, Jill Dedrick and skip Terry Pick­ford win­ning 16-14.

Ten­ter­den lost 70-53 at Pett, with Anne Walker, Phil Jef­frey and skip Mal­colm Nealmes the best scor­ing trio (19-10).

Ham­street suf­fered three de­feats in friendlies.

Skip Lawrence Smith, R Taylor and J Mar­shall won their rink 15-10 in a 67-58 de­feat against Bid­den­den.

Dave Raggett skipped his rink to a 14-11 suc­cess in the 62-54 loss against Cran­brook.

Roger More was an­other win­ning skip (20-10) with V Hay­wood and E More in a 79-47 re­verse against Alexander Park.

Ten­ter­den’s Carol James, Ann Walker and Elaine Dixon (right) pre­sented with a cheque af­ter fin­ish­ing the Peas­marsh Ladies’ Open as run­ners-up

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