Oakham secure narrow win against county rivals

Market Overton's Jeannie Hutton'Photo: Geoff Atton
Market Overton's Jeannie Hutton'Photo: Geoff Atton
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Oakham Bowling Club’s mixed team claimed derby honours on Sunday, narrowly beating Market Overton at The Vale.

Oakham won 61-57, taking three of the four rinks.

Winning skips were Eddie Owen, Eileen Wright and Jennie Bateman.

Scores (Oakham names first):

Pam Houlden, Roger Rowlands, Robin Sims and Eddie Owen beat Mary Slater, Maureen Barker, Gerry Barker 23-14.

Jennie Owen, Brenda Lang, Di Culshaw and Peter Ferry lost 8-21 to David Duquemin, John Williams, Irene Reay and Betty Bell.

David Morgan, Marion Sims, Margaret Jefferies and Eileen Wright beat Annette Oliver, Paul Phillips, Jeannie Hutton and Norman Booty skip 15-9.

David Thorne, Kath Rowlands, Ray Wilkins and Jennie Bateman beat Ann Cusdin, Barbara Atton, Cathy Mitchell and Peter Slater 15-13.

Oakham’s Thursday team beat Belgrave 102-88 to maintain their winning ways with a comfortable home win.

The Rutlanders won on three of the five rinks, with Rick Tarleton’s rink the most successful winning by an excellent 18 shots.

The other winning rinks were skipped by Chris Wallis and Alan Jones.

Scores: Lyn Walters, David Morgan, Barrie Payne and Rick Tarleton won 27-9; Roger Lancaster, Mike Hardy, Terry Thurman and Chris Wallis won 22-19; Gwyn Davies, John Moore, Rod Stanley and Alan Jones won 21-18; Robin Bickers, Derek Bury, Peter Ferry and Gail Robertson lost 18-20; David Thorne, Robin Sims, Norman Coville and Ivan Lang lost 14-22.

Oakham BC’s Saturday team earned a hard fought 74-65 victory against a competitive Westcotes.

The top performing rink was skipped by Chris Wallis, winning by nine shots. The other winning skips were Ivan Lang and Rick Tarleton.

Scores: Eileen Wright, Brian Garner, Bob Hammond and Chris Wallis won 23-14; Richard Ward, Bob Swarbrick, Alan Jones and Ivan Lang won 20-16; Gwyn Davies, Ray Wilkins, John Rogers and Rick Tarleton won 17-15; Derek Bury, Peter Ferry, Gail Robertson and Denis Smith lost 14-20.