Rail pair to battle for Kent
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