Narrow win to start year
The Oyster IBC launched the new year with a narrow victory away to Essex County in a friendly. Rink honours were shared but the Oyster managed to sneak home, 123-119. Maurice Odell, Linda Snook, John Snook and David Turner had the biggest winning margin, 25-13 Rink details: Maurice Odell, Linda Snook, John Snook, David Turner won 25-13; Colin Marsh,yvonne Mann, Karl Davies, Maggie Dellard lost 20-16; Dot Morris, Peter Andrews, N. Newman, Graham Lucas won 22-17; Brian Maxted, Margaret Morris, Keith Dellard, Brian Watson lost 24-13; P. Needham, Richard Whybrow, Brenda Broadbridge, Peter Mann lost 29-23; Barbara Mcgillicuddy, Mo Gray, Sylvia Whiting, John Day won 24-16. The ladies resumed their Kent League campaign at home to Swale and although each team won three rinks, the Oyster triumphed 119-89 on aggregate to claim seven points. Jan Turner, Alison Mcdonald, Madelene Mcconomy and Yvonne Gambrill were in commanding form, handing their opponents a 40-7 defeat, while Ann Moon, Joy Burton, Chris Appleton and Janet Drewitt secured a 26-9 win. Rink details: Shirley Fey, Brenda Tilley, Joyce Whitlock, Sue Swan lost 20-15; Sylvia Sweeting, Diana Whybrow, Barbara Grundy, Hilary Avis lost 18-10; Ann Moon, Joy Burton, Chris Appleton, Janet Drewitt won 26-9; Debbie Good, Janet Pamphilon, Dawn Harris, Eunice Holder won 18-16; Carol Field, Jacqueline Harvey, Pam Dennett, Jan Allen lost 19-10; Jan Turner, Alison Mcdonald, Madelene Mcconomy, Yvonne Gambrill won 40-7. The men were in Kent League action against The Angel, Tonbridge, finishing on the wrong end of a 120-112 scoreline despite sharing rink honours. Mark Crowhurst, David Appleton, Bob James and David Ferguson led the Oyster challenge, winning 27-13. Rink details: Mark Crowhurst, David Appleton, Bob James, David Ferguson won 27-13; Fred Masters, Ray Chipperfield, Thomas Attaway, Brian Watson lost 25-11; Malcolm Price, Graham Lucas, Eddie Swan, David Holmes won 25-17; Peter Hogston, N. Newman, David Turner, Ian Burton lost 25-17; Keith Dennett, Noel Henry, Phil Scott-martin, Brian Gambrill lost 22-13; Gordon Hayes, Keith Dellard, Norman Hunt, Alan Cornfoot won 19-18.