Derby day double for victorious Market Overton

Bowls players at the derby between Oakham and Market Overton'Photo:Geoff Atton
Bowls players at the derby between Oakham and Market Overton'Photo:Geoff Atton
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Market Overton bowlers have enjoyed back-to back victories against local rivals, beating Greetham and Oakham last week.

Marko narrowly won their friendly at Greetham, edging their three rinks of triples 41-39.

Five rinks were played between Oakham and Market Overton with rivalry on the green echoed by good-humoured banter on the sidelines.

Marko, led by captain Betty Bell, proved to have the upper hand winning on four of the five rinks and drawing on the fifth to win 108-70.

The winning rink with the most shots was Betty’s own rink 3 with a 30-9 shot victory.

Results (Market Overton v Greetham):

Paul Phillips, Geoff Atton and Bruce Roberts lost 21-9 to Mary Easton, Elizabeth Wallace and Peter Townsend; Barbara Atton, Annette Oliver and John Williams beat Margaret Townsend, Barbara Watt and Martin Wallace 14-11; Frank Thibault, Gerry Barker and Les Cusdin/Peter Craddock beat June Sharpe, Yvonne Smith and Alex Watt 18-7.

Results (Market Overton v Oakham):

Maureen Barker, Annette Oliver, Jeannie Hutton and Clarence Bell beat Eileen Wright, Ian Munro, Robin Sims and Val Crowder 15-14; Ann Cusdin, Chris McDowell, Mike Parkes and Mal Croson beat P Holden, J Healey, D Thorne and R Ferry 24-13; Peter Slater, Barbara Atton, Syd Forbes and Betty Bell beat E Pollard, M Sims, B Birch and I Lang 30-9; Cathy Mitchell, Paul Phillips, Pat Banks and Jonny Abbott beat D Morgan, B Lang, D Curslow and R Carlow 18-18; Les Cusdin, Geoff Atton, Gerry Barker and John Mitchell beat F Munro, M Timms, R Wilkins, M Walters beat 21 - 16.

Oakham Bowling Club

Oakham’s Thursday team’s winning run continued with a 87-74 win at Kirby Muxloe.

Oakham won on three of the four rinks with the best result from Alan Jones’ rink, which won by 15 shots. Norman Coville and Chris Wallis were the other winning skips.

Results (Oakham names only): Brian Garner, Derek Bury, Barrie Payne and Alan Jones won 28-13; Eddie Owen, Mike Hardy, Gail Robertson and Norman Coville won 23-17; Lyn Walters, David Morgan, John Moore and Chris Wallis won 20-15; David Thorne, Terry Thurman, Rod Stanley and Rick Tarleton lost 16-29.

l Oakham’s Saturday team recorded their biggest win of the season with a 42 shot 78-36 win in a match restricted to three rinks.

The top-scoring rink was skipped by Chris Wallis with a massive 27 shot victory. Oakham’s other winning rink, skipped by Denis Smith won by 16 shots.

Results (Oakham names only): Ray Wilkins, Robin Sims, Peter Gleeson and Chris Wallis won 35-8; Lyn Walters, Derek Bury, Terry Thurman and Denis Smith won 28-12; David Thorne, Peter Ferry, Richard Ward and Rick Tarleton lost 15-16.