Kent reach last eight despite defeat
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
Men’s Vet40 B team – league winners