Rail pair to bat­tle for Kent

Bowls

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Ashford Rail pair Mo Hayes and Anne Rut­land head for Leam­ing­ton Spa this week­end hop­ing to help Kent ladies lift the Johns Tro­phy.

The county, beaten fi­nal­ists last year af­ter los­ing to Lin­colnshire, meet Glouces­ter­shire in the morn­ing semi-fi­nals.

Lin­colnshire meet Nor­folk in the other last-four con­test.

Hayes plays at three in skip Jane Cogle’s rink, with young­sters Imo­gen Jen­ner and Jen­nifer Eldridge com­plet­ing the quar­tet, while Rut­land leads Anne Har­ri­son’s four, which in­cludes Kelly Far­rar and Sarah Trot­ter.

Kent bid for a dou­ble suc­cess with the men com­pet­ing in the Mid­dle­ton Cup.

In club matches, Rail were 118-90 win­ners at Len­ham in a six-rink mixed triples on Sun­day.

Den­nis Gibbs, Gary Owen and skip Ian Larkin won 40-6.

Rain forced an early end to the game as Rail recorded their big­gest win of the sea­son – 152-42 against Chislet on Satur­day.

They won five of the six rinks, draw­ing the other, with Ash­leigh Min­ter, Dean Gra­ham and skip Dud­ley Bryant 37-1 win­ners

Rail beat Bid­den­den 64-61 with Au­drey Chan­dler, Paul Robin­son and skip Gra­ham Williams, best scor­ers, win­ning 24-11.

Len­ham’s Carol Mor­ton, Ly­dia Munn and Sharon Se­fer were vic­to­ri­ous in Ten­ter­den’s ladies’ open triples on Fri­day, with a win­ning score of 29 points.

The com­pe­ti­tion is spon­sored by Mar­garet Knight, in mem­ory of her hus­band, John

Ten­ter­den won 77-53 against St Leonards in their lat­est Mer­maid League game on Sun­day.

Ann Walker, Ray Walker and skip Mal­colm Nelmes won 24-12.

In Weald League matches, Ten­ter­den A were 52-37 win­ners at Dit­ton A, with Ray Walker, Ken Chap­man and An­drea Crosser com­ing out on top 20-9. The B team also won – 56-39 at home to Head­corn B. Linda Harper, Tub Dixon and David Smith were best scor­ers with a 20-7 suc­cess.

Ham­street lost 68-60 at home to Fairlight in the Mer­maid League.

Mar­garet Knight presents Ten­ter­den’s Ladies Triples Tro­phy and cheque to win­ners Len­ham

South Re­gion cham­pion Holly Stand­ing with her tro­phies

Ashford Rail’s Anne Rut­land, left, and Mo Hayes

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