Playing at home in the Ladies County Singles, Julia Savin from Langney met Janet Puffett from Horsham.
Starting well by scoring three on the first end, Julia built up a good lead to be 14-1 up after the eighth end. Janet started to catch up scoring three on the next three consecutive ends but Julia then increased her lead to win 21-11 and progress into the second round.
An enjoyable afternoon was spent at Langney when the home club welcomed Hellingly (Outdoors) for a friendly game of bowls.Playing triples Langney soon took the lead which they held throughout to win 136-77.
Top rink: Rene Cook, Tracey Summerfield, Alex Burgess v Len Montgomery 37-10.
Other rinks: Josie Martin, Bert Tree, George Morrison v Brian Lumley 20-16. Roger Greenacre, Dennis Warwick, Julia Savin v Gerry Akehurst 26-5. Pam Wilcox, Doreen Ryall, Harry Crager v Jean Akehurst 27-12. Robin Smith, Anne Cousin, John Savin v Trevor Constable 18-13. Colin Baird, Netta Smith, Ron Bonson v Roger Noakes 8-21.
Sussex League team back to their best
Eastbourne’s Sussex league team got back to winning ways when they won the return match with the Adur IBC.
Recording only the second win out of seven games played so far it takes them off the bottom of the table. By winning on five of the six rinks they picked up 10 valuable points and won by 128 shots to 111.
Playing for a place in the National Finals in the Over 60s Area Final Peter Reynolds and Derek Dyer lost a nail biting Area Final at the Preston Club. Leading 11-10 after twelve ends and with the lead constantly changing hands Peter and Derek lost 21-22. Jean Baulcombe and Pat Bain reached the Area Final of the Ladies National Pairs and were due to Play L.Mole & L Kuhler from Adur IBC. Unfortunately Jean had an accident when she fell on a slippery floor injuring her leg. Pauline Davies stepped in as sub, to avoid giving the game away. The very experienced pair from Adur proved to strong on the day and won the tie 18-8.
Pat Bain suffered another defeat when, after travelling to the Arun Club (Bognor) to play R Bailey of the Victory Club (Portsmouth) in the inter Area Play Off for a place at the National Finals. Pat put up a good fight but was finally beaten 21-11.
Club Competitions Mixed Pairs
S Morris & R Novis 19 G Lower & D Booth 10: L & P Garrett 15 J Baulcombe & R Frost 28; D & P Bain 24 S Taylor & A Wainwright 18; V Fenner & B Fuller 19 P & J White 23; Men’s Veteran Pairs
K Hook & R Charlton 24 V Stevens & J Preston 16.