Joy for Julia in Ladies singles

Hoping to take another step forward in the Ladies County Singles, Julia Savin of Langney played against Sheila Simmons of Eastbourne and District I.B.C.

Although Sheila made a good start, scoring a three on the first end, Julia immediately broke back with a four and from then on was ahead for the rest of the game, winning 21 - 11 when her opponent conceded the game after the 15th end.

Julia’s next game will be to play for a place in the semi-finals of the competition. Meanwhile, Langney Ladies welcomed bowlers from clubs all over the county, led by the president Carol Bowles, for their game against Sussex County Women’s Indoor Bowls Association.

In a game played in a very friendly and sporting spirit, Langney Ladies took an early lead, holding it throughout the match to win 135 - 91.

Top rink - Rene Cook, Vera White, Marie Sellers, Edie Vine v Cora White 38 - 6. Other rinks - Audrey Wheeldon, Fran Baxter, Brenda Tarrant, Sheila Holmans v Carol Templeman 14 - 23. Josie Martin, Pauline Beale, Alice Cooper, Rose Riggs v Audrey Lake 28 - 13. Mavis Buist, Lynn Parker, Brenda Thomas, Kath Selby v Anne Poid 21 - 10. Phyll Atkin, Rose Doidge, Catharina Vogels, Joan Leeson v Jean Bracey 17 - 25. Anne Beauchamp, Jean Reed, Anne Cousin, Julia Savin v Carol Bowles 17 - 14.

Dyer advances

There was mixed success in County Competitions for the Ladies and Men’s sections at Eastbourne Bowls Club.

Playing at home in the Ladies County Pairs Sue Taylor and Pat Bain played Sheila Stocker and Chris Horsley from Adur IBC.

After 10 ends Sue and Pat led 11-6 and continued to play steadily going on to win 22-18. In the Men’s County Triples Tom Dickens Brian Henty and Jim Preston never got into the lead when they played a triple from Denton Island skipped by Stuart Anscell.

Needing four shots on the last end to get an extra end. Jim had two bowls to play when he forced the Jack into the ditch to hold three shots, trying to draw close to the ditch for a fourth shot his last bowl just dropped into the ditch to see them loose 12-13.

In the Men’s Championship Singles Competition players played for a place in the quarter finals.

Derek Dyer secured his place when he defeated last year’s winner Vince Smith 21-16,the scores were level at 16 all after 21ends Derek then scored 3,2 to win a close game.

Farther and son clashed in a nail biting game when Brian and James Henty battled it out to move into the next round. Young James led 19-16 after 25 ends. Using all his experience Brian finished the strongest scoring 1,2,1,2 to win 21-19.

Keiron Packham was losing 16- 17 after 20 ends to Frank Stevens then scored 3,1,1 to win 21-16. Alan Glenister led past champion Stephen Bain 15-5 after 10 ends Stephen fought back to trail 16-18 and then Alan scored four shots recorded a notable victory 22-16.

Tom Dickens Played steadily to beat Ken Hook 21-10. Roy Charlton played better as the game went on, when he played Glynn Burton, from 8 all after 10 ends he tip toed over the winning line 21- 18 after 26 ends. Peter Reynolds progressed to the next round when he defeated Competition Secretary David Bain 21-10. John Pannett booked the last quarter final place when he defeated Barry Colbran 21-11.