Arun played exceptionally well to beat the Isle of Wight in the third round of the national Egham Trophy 83-76.
Scores: Home – Brian Rebbeck, Denise Latter, Wendy Adams, Derek Leach (skip) won 23-12; Diana Mitchell, Chris Hobbs, Len Corne, Mick Edgecock (skip) won 24-21; Away – Angus Anderson, Gorden Leaman, Betty Spicer, April Janman (skip) lost 24-13; Daphne Anderson, Bridget Collins, Colin Spicer, Tony Sayers (skip) won 23-19.
In the next round Arun will play Eastbourne in the Sussex area zone final.
Arun 120 Aldingb’ne 119
Arun enjoyed the narrowest of wins in this six-rink mixed fixture. Arun won on four rinks and lost on two.
Scores: Y Stewart, R Bishop, L Baxter, J Olliver won 18-17; J Smith, A Greenfield, M Potter, D Adams won 22-16; Alma Harrison, R Pearson, E Lawrence, S Payne lost 28-13; J Fricker, D Young, J Greenfield, A Olliver won 27-11; R Lincoln, Burnard, M Pocock, E Chapman won 25-22; A Harrison, K Young, B Sales, R Wiedenheoft lost 25-15.
Arun 136 K George Fld 80
King George Field from outer London were the visitors to Arun for their annual six-rink men’s fixture. Arun won on all six rinks and by 56 shots.
Scores: J Watson, J Gilpin, B Napper, D Ford won 20-15; G Whitaker, M Adams, D Winchester, M Monk won 16-14; R Leggett, L Hall, A Fisk, D Leach won 23-5; A Simmons, W Branford, B Sandford, R Gardner won 26-19; M Campbell, C Burnard, J Saunders, B Horsley won 18-14; P Chivers, J Weatherall, V May, D Sayers won 33-13.
Worthing 61 Arun Ladies 115
Arun ladies won this league game by 54 shots.
Scores: T Brooker, A Oliver, S Miles, W Adams won 22-13; J Heal, M Phillips, B Collins, B Spicer won 33-10; C Hobbs, R Wiedenhoft, S Hart, M Richards lost 18-13; D Anderson, E Fitch, G Conley, D Latter won 21-10; D Mitchell, E Cooke, S Judd, A Janman won 24-10.
West Sussex B entertained East Sussex in a friendly.
They started well, winning three of the four games in the first session and sharing the games in the second for a 10-6 lead at lunch.
In the afternoon they stepped up a gear losing only one of the eight games and taking all the bonus points for a win by 32-8 and 230 shots to 111.
In the singles Bognor’s Freddie Kaucher lost 16-10 and won 16-9. In the pairs Crablands’ Joyce Abel won 16-9 and 19-7 while Bognor’s Betty Williams won 28-3 and lost 12-8. In the triples Crablands’ Martin Hunt and Les Dray won 10-5 and 15-4.
Crablands Cormorants beat Ardingly 40-38 to gain four valuable league points.
Scores: Joan Homewood; Derek Eggleton; Wally Obermayer & Brian Berry lost 25-18; Joyce Abel; Jan Obermayer; Martin Hunt & Mollie Back won 22-13.
Crablands Puffins had an excellent 47-37 win against West Chiltington.
Scores: Wally Obermayer; Joan Taylor; Ted Murrell & Les Jewiss won 23-19; Joyce Abel; Iris Brown; Geoff Brown & Alan Bateman won 24-18.
Crablands Bitterns played their return match against Crablands Auks and gained four points to the Auks’ two with a 42-31 win.
Scores: Jean Tolhurst; Jim Saunders; Charlie Threlkeld & Roy Tolhurst lost 26-15 to Jim Tyrrell; Lew Lewenden; Val Tyrrell & Alan Bateman; Stevie Brooks; Iris Brown; Geoff Brown & Lil Tuck beat Denise Dray; Colin Garland; Ron Osborn & Les Dray 27-5; (friendly): Ann Threlkeld; Yvonne Clifton; Meg Pocock & Les Howland beat Sylvia Gray; Eileen Sadler; Sylvia Compton & Joan Homewood 21-17.
The Cormorants hosted Mannings Heath but took two points from a 41-38 reverse.
Scores: Peter Latchford; Mike Tucker; Ron Coombes & Wally Obermayer won 26-10; Jan Obermayer; Derek Eggleton; Brian Berry & Joyce Heritage lost 31-12.
Goodwoods Greens suffered mixed fortunes when they visited Upper Beeding for a league match, losing 4-2.
They scraped a 21-20 win on mat one thanks to E Jones, E Cook, R Jalley and B Mills (skip) after trailing 16-5 at the halfway stage and winning eight of the last ten ends.
On mat two, J Simmons, B Williams, M Steel and B Jones (skip) didn’t win a shot until end 11. Although they improved in the second half, there was too much to make up and they lost 26-9 for an overall score of 46-30.
Goodwoods visited Arundel for a friendly but never got to grips with ‘mat on mat’.
G Roope, J Harbut, B Williams and D Lovell (skip) lost 27-7 and J Hayter, M Goodland, S Hayter and B Goodland (skip) lost 28-6.
The club held their annual singles competitions. After a gruelling day’s bowls, the ladies’ competition was won by Rose Jalley, with Janet Hanson runner-up. In the gents’ battle, Brian Mills beat Freddie Kaucher for the title.
Last week’s report of Bognor Goodwoods’ win against Lavant Reds should have referred to Goodwood Greens, not Silver.
Lavant Green had success at Walberton. A close game on Bill Cooper’s mat brought a win by six shots. A slow start on Tony Bleach’s mat saw them 5-0 down. They improved but could not get the shots back and lost by five shots.
However, the match shot count of 35-34 earned them the bonus points. The friendly mat saw John Heasman’s team win by 23 shots.
Scores: B Cooper, S Meyer, W Cooper, R Kent won 23-17; T Bleach, B Copeland, Y Squires, C Beardmore lost 17-12; (friendly): J Heasman, R Harding, P Lee, C Martin won 31-8.
Lavant Red found no joy against Bognor Goodwoods Green. Peter Winter’s mat saw low scores from both teams, Red losing the game by nine shots.
It was a similar tale on Peter Whale’s mat, Red losing by six shots. On the friendly mat, Peter Massey’s team enjoyed a good win.
Scores: P Winter, R Peirce, J Sharrod, J Simms lost 21-12; P Whale, J Heasman, P Beardmore, R Harding lost 21-15; (friendly): P Massey, K Fancy, M Winter, J Conway won 26-17.
Nyetimber hosted RAFA in a friendly and won all four mats. Scores did not matter – it was the very friendly way it was played that counted.
Fittleworth won one mat and lost one but lost 44-34 overall to Ashington, who took four points to Fittleworth’s two.
Scores: Audrey Hodgson, Tony Broughton, Alan Jordan, Betty Williams lost 32-17; Jean Lucking, Roger Lucking, Gina Barnfield, Sue Judd won 17-12; (friendly): Murial Cook, Peter Martin, Pauline Gilpin, Nancy Goodyer lost 18-17.
Fittleworth suffered a 36-34 defeat to Donnington.
Scores: Audrey Hodgson, Jane Adsett, Alan Jordan, Gina Barnfield drew 16-16; Jean Lucking, Tony Broughton, Bernard Adsett, Roger Lucking lost 20-18.
Hunston had a good friendly against Barnham and won 62-54.
Scores: P Franklin, J Stubbs, M Streeter, A Hack won 23-12; D Greenfield, R Ost, P Guyatt, F Franklin won 27-17; R Streeter, T Croucher, S Clay lost 25-12.