Narrow loss in first game
Oyster IBC’S first match of the winter season saw the men suffer a twoshot defeat to visiting Betteshanger. Despite losing only two of the six rinks, Oyster were beaten 120-118 overall. Oyster 118 Betteshanger 120 Maurice Odell, Les Bartholomew, Peter Boeg, Brian Gentle won 14-13; Paul Reddock, John Parrot, David Turner, Brian Gambrill lost 36-16; Keith Dennett, D Doran, Fred Masters, Ron Clee won 28-16; Peter Hogston, Paul Drane, Derek Newell, Brian Watson lost 25-12; Mervyn Gulvin, David Eliot, Russell Feast, Phil Scott-martin won 25-18; Mark Crowhuurst, Mo Gray, Bernard Marsh, Bob James won 23-12. The ladies fared better at Betteshanger in a similarly close match. The four rinks were shared but Oyster had the better overall score of 72-68. Betteshanger ladies 68 Oyster ladies 72 Doreen Masters, Shirley Fey, Jan Allen,yvonne Gambrill won 25-10; Sylvia Sweeting, Barbara Jarrett, Madeline Mcconomy, Sue Swan lost 15-13; Maureen Aitken, Marie Maddocks, Beverly Schulz, Jan Poynter lost 23-9; Ann Moon, Janet Pamphilon, Brenda Broadbridge, Hilary Avis won 25-20. Against Essex County, Oyster only lost on two rinks and won overall 163-129 Oyster 163 Essex County 129 C Newell, Paul Drane, Beverly Schulz, Maurice Odell won 23-17; Mo Gray, Brenda Broadbridge, Brian Gentle lost 32-8; Norman Bourner, Brenda Tilley, Phil Jordon, Phil Scott-martin won 25-17; Linda Snook, Gordon Bourn, Madeline Mcconomy, Ian Burton won 22-15; Colin Chapman, Caroline Jordan, Peter Boeg, David Newsll lost 16-13; Richard Whybrow, Sheila Tibby, John Snook, John Stroud won 20-18; Paul Reddock, Diana Whybrow, Peter Gibson, Sylvia Sweeting won 23-12; Lynda Baldin, Brian Gambrill, Ruth Emert, Russell Feast won 29-12. Oyster defeated Woodland Park 179-140, losing on just two rinks. Oyster 179 Woodland Park 140 Debbie Good, Maurice Odell, Sylvia Sweeting, Peter Boeg won 22-18; Paul Reddock, Diana Whybrow, John Good, Janet Whitbread won 18-12; Mark Crowhurst, Barbara Gordon, Peter Gibson, Hilary Avis won 44-6; J Maran, Richard Whybrow, Eunice Holder, Russell Feast lost 35-7; Mo Gray, Jacqueline Harvey, Gordon Hayes, Alison Taylor won 22-16; Yvonne Mann, Gavin Moran, Ruth Emert, Vicki Lewis won 20-16; Peter Taverner, Margaret Morris, Brenda Broadbridge lost 28-14; Linda Snook, Peter Mann, Janet Pamphilon ,John Snook won 32-9.