Ladies hold their nerve to claim narrow victory
Whitstable’s Oyster Indoor Bowls Club’s ladies’ team had a narrow Kent League win against Sevenoaks despite only winning two of their rinks.
The score was tight going into final stages with Oyster getting enough shots to win 106-101. Rink details Pauline Hogston, Margaret Dance, Janet Whitbread, Hilary Avis won 18-10; Ann Moon, Barbara Gordon, Jan Poynter, Jacqueline Harvey lost 19-14; Sylvia Sweeting, Janet Pamphilon, Madelene Mcconomy, Yvonne Gambrill lost 17-14; Beverley Sculz, Alison Mcdonald, Penny Perkins, Janet Drewitt lost 18-17; Sheila Bartholomew, Gloria Clark, Dawn Harris, Eunice Holder lost 21-19; Christianne de Weduwe, Sheila Tibby, Barbara Mcgillicuddy, Sue Swan won 24-16.
The men had two Kent League matches, the first at home to Swale losing on two rinks but winning overall by the narrow margin of 110-109 to give them eight points. Rink details: Maurice Odell, Noel Henry, Peter Boeg, Brian Gentle lost 22-13; Peter Hogston, David Appleton, Bob James, Ian Burton won 22-14; Colin Chapman, David Newell, Phil Scott-martin, Brian Gambrill won 22-15; Gordon Hayes, Paul Drane, Ron Clee, Brian Watson won 29-9; Norman Bourner, David Charlton, Eddie Swan, Roger Benneworth won 21-14; Peter Mann, Fred Goodger, John Good, John Day lost 35-3.
The final league game was away to Ashford, where the Oyster only managed one rink win, losing overall 155-76 to take just one point. Rink details: Keith Dennett, Ray Chipperfield, David Appleton, Brian Watson won 25-12; Gordon Bourn, Noel Henry, Les Bartholomew, Brian Gambrill lost 12-22; Mervyn Gulvin, Karl Davies, C.a.marsh, Alan Cornfoot lost 10-24; Peter Hogston, Paul Drane, John Day, Ian Burton lost 11-31; Maurice Odell, Brian Maxted, Brian Gentle, Peter Boeg lost 9-34; Mark Crowhurst, Mo Gray, Bernard Woodhams, David Ferguson lost 9-29