Rail get the bet­ter of Park

Bowls

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Ash­ford Rail won 120-99 in a six-rink mixed triples at Folke­stone Park.

Alice Var­ley, Tony Play­ford, and skip Dudley Bryant were best scor­ers, win­ning 26-7.

Satur­day’s game against Can­ter­bury was can­celled af­ter heavy rain flooded the green.

Rail tri­umphed 101-82 against Boughton, with Janet Wil­liams, Alan Haselup and skip Clive Allen best win­ners, 24-11.

Char­ing con­tin­ued their win­ning form with an 8474 vic­tory at Civil Ser­vice in Chatham on Sun­day.

Keith Rich, Dave Hodges and Maureen Harmer pro­duced the high­est win­ning rink.

Ten­ter­den A beat Had­low 72-39 in their lat­est Weald League con­test. Club cap­tain Ray Walker, Ken Chap­man and skip Andrea Crosser were top scor­ing rink, win­ning 30-9.

The B team went down 68-32 at Bearsted on Mon­day and lost 63-38 at home to Len­ham the fol­low­ing day.

Ten­ter­den were 90-42 win­ners at St Leonards in the Mer­maid League.

Doug King, Ann Walker and skip Ray Walker won 27-3.

Ham­street beat Char­ing 82-45, with Dick Bald­win’s rink, in­clud­ing M Day and G Col­ley, win­ning 35-7.

The club lost 75-60 at Hythe. The best-win­ning rink was skipped by Denise Rossington, with J and L. Mar­shall (19-16).

Ham­street beat Beck­ley in the Mer­maid League, with P Brabon, C Wood­man and H Ford win­ning 23-9. Ash­ford Rail’s Mo Hayes and Anne Rut­land were part of the tri­umphant Kent ladies’ team who lifted the Johns Tro­phy on Satur­day. Kent beat Nor­folk 128-114 in the fi­nal at Leam­ing­ton Spa. It was the county’s first suc­cess since 2004, go­ing one bet­ter than last year when they fin­ished run­ners-up. They beat Glouces­ter­shire 152-100 in the semi-fi­nals.

Kent 128 Nor­folk 114 (Kent skips): Jane Cogle (Bor­ough Green) lost 13-17, Ann Har­ri­son (Folke­stone) lost 19-20, Sian Hon­nor (Mil­ton Regis) won 29-19, Wendy King (Mil­ton Regis) won 21-15. Eileen Simp­son (Borstal) won 28-21. Julie Parker Len­ham) lost 18-22. Kent’s men were beaten by de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Devon for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive year in the Mid­dle­ton Cup fi­nal, los­ing 127-95. They were 128-82 win­ners over Bed­ford­shire in the semi-fi­nals.

Kent ladies cel­e­brate win­ning the Johns Tro­phy, beat­ing Nor­folk 128-114 at Leam­ing­ton Spa on Satur­day

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