The Henty father and son double act prove too strong in semis

There was some excellent bowling in the semi-finals of the men’s pairs competition as father and son battled it out for a place in the final.

Two of the club’s top young bowlers Tom Dickens and Stephen Bain played veterans David Bain and David Booth, who fought to the bitter end.

Tom and Stephen had to fight back after trailing 9-14 at 10 ends and 14-18 after 15 ends. Jumping ahead after scoring 2,6,0,1 Tom and Stephen hung on to win a very close game 23-21. In the other semi-final, father and son James and Brian Henty played together, storming to an early lead against Frank Stevens and John McCarthy to lead 15-0 after 10 ends.

Frank and John showed great character in fighting back to trail 18-14 with an end to play. The Henty duo took the final end scoring two shots to record a fine 20-14 win.

In the triples quarter finals, some hard fought games were played. Last year’s winners M Livesey, R Novis and I Coombes played K Hylands, P Garrett and A Wainwright, and after 10 ends led 15-9.

Ian’s team went on to win 18-14. T Dickens, D Fox and J Pannett played D Baxter, A Chappel and R Frost. The scores were level at 10 all after 10 ends but it was John’s team that went on to win 19-15.

The other two games were very one sided, P Reynolds, T Howard and D Dyer beat B Stratford, H Arnold and D Booth 24-3 and D Bain B Fuller and S Bain beat A Glenister, D Smith and A Goldsmith 21-4.

In the Novice singles semi finals Doug Rodderick led Dave Webber 14-2 after 10 ends and went on to win 21-7. Ted Seavers led Colin Turner 16-5 after 10 ends and went on to win 21-9.

Ladies Drawn Pairs Result - P Davies, A Jobbins, B Clarke and J Liggins 19 B Hawkins, E Jones, N Godden & M Spring 7.