In the first round of the Ladies National Fours Competition Eastbourne’s Sheila Morris, Pat White, Pat Nicholls and Phyllis Stevens had a very even battle at home with Preston IBC.
it was 12-12 at 15 ends and on the final end Phyllis, with her last bowl, moved the jack back to score two shots and win a game worthy of a final.
In the Mason Trophy, Eastbourne lost the home leg against Adur.
Annie Jackson, Rosemary Bergin, Renee Baker and Sheila Simmons lost 18-14 to Sandra Godfreys team. Playing at Adur were Gill Bashford, Pat Nicholls, Ursula Fenner and June Liggins. Thanks to a fine display from June Eastbourne only lost by one-shot.
Eastbourne’s B over 60’s Men’s National Double rink side were drawn against Gattons A. Playing at home Peter Reynolds, Terry Howard, Peter Morgan and Derek Dyer made a slow start trailing 3-10 after ten ends. Picking up scores of 4,4,3 on the next three ends they took the lead for the first time and went on to win 25-15.
Playing at Grattons, Ray Novis, John White, Mick Martin and Ian Coombes were led 13-9 after 10 ends but went on to lose narrowly 18-20. Final Score 43-35.
Playing away against old adversaries Preston IBC in the First Sussex League match of the season, Eastbourne’s Men won on three rinks and lost on three. The Preston club had the bigger share of the spoils scoring eight points to Eastbourne’s three.
Tomorrow (Saturday) the Eastbourne Indoor Club will open its doors to welcome anybody that would like to come along and to see if they would like to learn to play.