All’s well for Hackwells
Bowls England triumph for Richard and Rob, but mixed fortunes for club
ASHFORD players have been busy in the Bowls England competitions – but with rather varying fortunes.
In the Mixed Pairs, Wendy Bayley and Ashley Tanner lost 21-17 to Steve and Kay Stockley from Parsons Green.
But it was a different story in the Mixed Fours as Bayley, June Goulds, Tanner and Rob Hackwell triumphed 18-15 over fellow Ashford clubmates Mick Delaney, Flo Mann, Marion Bushnell and Matt Larman.
There was another 18-15 success, this time in the Family Pairs, as Richard and Rob Hackwell won against club-mates Cliff and Ashley Tanner but they went out 2710 in the next round to Ron and Norman Worley from north London.
Liz Dutton was the Ladies Champion of Champions, beating Ann Halliday of Cambridge Park 21-10.
In the Ladies Senior Pairs, Sally Woodhead and Dutton lost 27-13.
The crushing defeat was handed out by a pair who, given the result, included the rather aptly named Dawn Slaughter.
In the Middlesex county competitions, an all-Ashford tussle saw Cliff Tanner and Rob Hackwell get the better of Keith Robinson and Delaney, 22-15.
Ron Searle and Larman were 26-14 winners at Sunbury while in a Middlesex Ladies event, another match involving Ashford teams saw Jill Stanton, Bayley and Goulds pip Flo Mann, Carole Daines and Bushnell 18-17.
In the Richmond & Barnes League, Ashford prevailed in all four rinks with an overall score of 81-39 against NPL, with the top rink being Robinson, Dennis Cliff Tanner, Delaney and Rob Hackwell 25-10.
Teddington excelled in winning on all three rinks at Ashford in the R&B League with the best results coming from John Gammon, Bob Odell, Delaney and Tanner.
In another county game, Bushnell, Sally Woodhead and Bayley played for Middlesex in the Johns Trophy defeat by Buckinghamshire.
For the men, Hackwell and Larman were in the victorious Ashford side against Sussex in an entertaining Middleton Cup match.
Busy boys: Ashford’s Rob Hackwell, Ron Searle and Ashley Tanner.