Dramatic extra end Denny Cup win

There was another nail-biting finish when Eastbourne’s Men edged outFalaise IBC 74-73 in the third round of the Denny Cup with another extra end decider.

Playing at home Tony Redshaw, Peter Reynolds, Terry Howard and Derek Dyer who all played well to lead 10-5 after ten ends, although they failed to score over the last four ends they held on to win 22-16.

Also in the home leg, Malcolm Livesey, David Booth, Ray Novis and Mike Taylor who Started slowly to be 7-1 down after five ends.

Fighting back they led 19-15 after 18 ends, then failed to score over the last three ends and drew 19 all.

Playing at the away venue, Dave Bain, Jamie White, Mick Martin and Ian Coombes started slowly to trail 16-4 after ten ends, narrowing the gap after eighteen ends to be behind 13-21 finally losing 14-23.

Also playing away James Henty, Bill Fuller, Peter Morgan, and Stephen Bain who led 11-8 at ten ends and went on to record a fine win 18-15 to level the scores at 73 all.

The extra end was drawn to be played at Falaise. With Eastbourne holding shot the home skip killed the end.

On the replayed end, once again the home skip fired putting the Jack in the ditch this time, but Eastbourne still held the shot.

Eastbourne will play Bournmouth in the National last 32 round.

Playing in the Ladies National Pairs at Adur IBC, Ann Summers and Pat Bain played J Holden and L Gray.

Playing well, they were level 7-7 at ten ends but were 15-8 down after 15 ends.

They fought back to score 1,1,4,4 to lead 18-15, then with both teams scoring a single shot, Ann and Pat came home with a 19-16 win.

The Eastbourne & District Indoor Bowls Club ar e holding an open morning tomorrow (Saturday, November 24), aimed at introducing newcomers or those who haven’t played for a while to the sport.

There will be free lessons and demonstrations during the morning which runs from 10am until 1pm and which will include free coffee and complimentary bowls equipment.

Inter-club matches are played weekly, along with friendly games and leagues.

Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to contact Jill Stewart on 01323 640386 for more information, or visit the club’s website at www.eastbourneindoor.bowlsclub.info .