Strong finish from Derek’s men exacts Adur revenge

Pat Bain
Pat Bain

In the over 60’s double rink, Eastbourne’s B team gained revenge for their Aside when they defeated Adur A in the second round.

Playing at home Peter Reynolds, Terry Howard, Peter Morgan and Derek Dyer got off to a slow start trailing 4-6 after five ends.

After 10 ends it was 12-6 and by the 15th end they moved into a 22-8 lead.

The final six ends were quite even with Derek’s team winning 27- 12.

Travelling to Adur Ray Novis, John White, Mick Martin and Ian Coombes also started slowly against a strong home team and trailed 13-2 after ten ends, finally losing 23-10. Eastbourne moved into the next round by winning 37-35. They will now play Adur B for a place in the fourth round.

There was a dramatic end to the Ladies Vivienne Trophy Match when the match had to be decided on an extra end when they played against Wealden Ladies.

Playing at home Ann Colbran, Annie Jackson, Ann Angel and Kay Shaw led 10-4 after ten ends and went on to win 21-18. A

Also at home Jean Hampson, Carol Fuller, Barbara Archer and Jean Finch all played very well and led 8-7 after 10 ends and went on to record a fine win 21-11.

Playing at the away venue Norma Godden, Gill Henty, Sandra Dossett and Pat Nicholls were only 5-8 down after 10 ends.

Their opponents then took control of the game to see Pat’s side lose 12-21.

Also away were Elizabeth Jones, Gill Bashford, Ann Jobbins and Rosemary Burgin. Finding themselves 18-7 down after 10 ends, they fought back gamely to only lose 22-26.

With the scores level at 76-all the extra end was played at home and the result of the extra end had to be decided on a measure and it went to Wealden by a gnat’s whisker.

Ann Summers and Pat Bain (pictured) made good progress in the Ladies National Pairs when they played J Frith and M Willard at Adur IBC. 4-5 down after five ends, they then scored 3,1,1,1,5 to lead 15-5 and went on to win 20-17.

Playing at home Pat White and Pat Bain in the Ladies over 60’s National Pairs lost on the last end to Sue Mitchell and Nula Farber.

Needing three shots on the last end to tie the match the two Pat’s could only score two to narrowly lose 19-20.