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By Spencer Kerley Oakley Bowling Club

Friday, 21 July 2023


Oakley Bowling Club Contributor


Following Steve and Sean's last end defeat on Sunday in the County Pairs, Oakley players last night succeeded in making it a hat trick of last end defeats as they exited both County Club Championship Trophies. At Pyestock in the Thornbery Trophy the Ladies trailed by between 5 and 10 shots for most of the match but when they took the lead for the first time at 17 ends hopes were raised that a victory might be achieved, It was not to be. Oakley led by 2 shots after 20 ends, but with the two rinks dropping 5 shots on their last end the match was lost 38-41. Oakley scores: Shirley Ball, Laura Butler, Val Ryan and Claire Flannigan won 21-15; Jo Holland, Sandra Lee, Angie Rowe and Janie Vickers lost 17-26.

The men's match at Yateley was similarly close. Oakley trailed by just 1 shot at both 5 and 10 ends. By 15 ends the deficit had increased to 7 shots, but a rally from Oakley meant that the overall score at 20 ends was level. With three teams finished, Oakley led by just 1 shot but again it was last end disappointment as the final team dropped a two and Oakley lost the match 69-70. Scores: John Yarrall, Paul Hammond, Ric Newson and Spencer Kerley lost 19-21; Martin Smith, Jim Dixon, Malcolm Grime and Bob Goodyear won 21-14; Keith Turnbull, John Ryan, Steve Devonish and Sean Lassman drew 18-18; Jamie Fewtrell, Dominic Flannigan, Gerald Norris and Graham Tompkins lost 11-17.

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