Pauline & Sheila show top form

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Playing in the Ladies County Patron Pairs, Pauline Davies and Sheila Simmons hit top form when playing B Collins and A Janman from Arun IBC.

After six ends they led 6-3, they then went on a dazzling run to score 5.5.1.4.1.3.1.2.

On the 14th end the visitors scored a single shot and then conceded the game 28-4 down. Playing each other in the Ladies County Badged Singles Sheila Simmons and Pauline Davies had what appeared to be a close tussle. After 13 ends Sheila led 17-6, Pauline then rallied and scored 2,1,2,3, to get back into the match, after 20 ends Sheila held a narrow advantage 19-8 and scored the two vital shots she needed to record a fine 21-18 win. Playing for a place in the County Triples quarter finals, Tom Dickens, Brian Henty and Jim Preston were drawn against Lee Heitzman, Steve Sands and Phil Wade of Egerton Park IBC. Tom Dickens was in top form and bowled superbly giving the home side the edge against a strong visiting team.

Ahead 7-5 after eight ends Jim’s team scored five shots when the visitors fired with six consecutive bowls, missing with each one. Brian and Jim gave Tom good support and they progressed to the next round 19-11. Saturday night’s snowfall restricted the club competitions this week

Ladies Triples C Fuller, P Davies and A Rose 14, N Godden, M Stanbridge and S Green 21. In last week’s report we said Ann Peasgood and it should have been Audrey Peasgood.

Men’s Pairs R Cable & B Fuller 20 V Smith & J Preston 16: T Dickens & S Bain 26 D Roderick & D Webber 11: R Novis & Coombes 23 B Beare & J Pannett 8.

Langney claim County league points

Playing at home against Horsham in a Sussex County League match, Langney Ladies took an impressive early lead.

After the fifth end they were ahead 46-19 and, although Horsham fought back strongly, they were unable to come to terms with the home rinks. The final score of 119-93 gave Langney nine County League points.

Top rink - Josie Martin, Ann Beauchamp, Alice Cooper, Rose Riggs v J.Puffett 30-11. Other rinks - Audrey Wheeldon, Vera White, Rosemary Fuller, Sheila Holmans v A.Lake 21-8. Mavis Buist, Joyce Thomson, Joan Leeson, Kath Selby v H.Grant 22-15. Phyll Atkin, Rose Doidge, Fran Baxter, Catharina Vogels v B.Strong 15-16. Gwen Payne, Jean Reed, Anne Cousin, Julia Savin v D.Armstrong 13-31. Rene Cook, Diane Greenwood, Pat Brett, Edie Vine v V.Pickering 18-12.