Monday 30th May 2022
It has been a mainly successful week for club representative sides.
The first match in the Bowls England Top Club saw West Ealing triumph 4-1 at home to Brentham. That disguised some big wins, with the triples romping home 26-1 and, not to be outdone, the fours winning 31-2. This lines up a visit to Ladygate in the next round - our vanquishers in this competition in 2021.
We kicked off our Middlesex League fixtures with a good 10-0 win over new side North Greenford, with shot scores of 88-42. The rink of Rob Ryan, Mags Hodgson, Peter Howland and Bob Wilsher took top honours with a 33-11 win.
This was followed quickly by an even bigger win (shot-wise) in our second R&B League fixture. Travelling to Hurlingham Park, we again gained full points (4-0), but with a massive 100-25 in shots. Andy Nudds, Kaz Ryan, Duncan Slaughter and Kevin Simms-Cato led the way here, with a huge 37-7 victory.
Between these matches, progress was also made in the Thames Valley 321, winning all parts against Bishop Duppas.
Sadly, one of our teams went out of both the Middlesex Double Fours and the London & Southern Counties Shield, defeated by Hayes and North Sheen respectively. Hopefully our other side in each competition can make progress this coming week.
Middlesex competitions are starting to get underway now. In the Women's pairs both W.E. entries (Sue Butcher's and Kaz Ryan's) have made progress. They now play each other, with the winner in to the quarter finals.
Women's triples saw defeat for Sue Butcher's entry, but they made amends in the fours and now play Rosedale Park in the quarter final at Ashford on Sunday.
In Men's Middlesex, the triples are underway, and there was success for the entries of Paul Cater, Robin Innes and Rob Green. Sadly Dave Godfrey's entry went out (in his absence).
In the Bowls England Champion of Champions, there was progress for both Janine Bancroft and John Carey, both defeating the respective Brentham entries.
On Friday we had the "Big Bowls Weekend" led by Duncan. Sadly, the expected contingent that had booked via the Bowls England website did not materialise (we can only speculate on reasons). However, those friends and family of our members who did turn up looked like they had a cracking time . Weather was good, banter was good all with a few bevvies and a BBQ. Well done to all those who put in the hard work.
A couple of FYIs
With Ashford being used for the Women's Fours Quarter- and Semi-Finals on Sunday (see above), our L&SC Shield match against Ashford, which is usually played one rink home and one away, will see both rinks played at Mervyn Road. Anyone not playing, would be more than welcome supporting either our women's four at Ashford or our L&SC Shield team at home.
Also on Sunday, the afternoon friendly against Bishop Duppas scheduled has been cancelled by our opponents, as they couldn't get enough people to leave their street parties.