Oakham complete double

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Oakham Bowling Club have completed a double over Leicester Banks, winning 90-68 away from home on Thursday and then winning by a single point on Sunday.

Oakham boasted two heavy winning rinks skipped by Chris Wallis and Norman Coville - 17 and 12 shots respectively.

The rink skipped by Chris Wallis scored a hot shot (8 shots on 1 end) repeating this rare feat just seven days 
after Gail Robertson’s Oakham rink managed the same at Market Overton.

Scores: David Morgan, Terry Thurman, Bob Swarbrick and Chris Wallis won 31-14; Chris Walker, Robin Sims, Rod Stanley and Norman Coville won 25-13; Lyn Walters, Mike Hardy, Barrie Payne and Bob Hammond drew 16-16; Robin Bickers, John Moore, Gail Robertson and Alan Jones lost 18-25.

To complete the double, the Sunday mixed team overcame Leicester Banks at home by the narrowest of margins.

All the games were close with Oakham’s only victory achieved by the rink skipped by Eddie Owen. But it proved enough for a 65-64 win.

Scores: David Morgan, Brenda Lang, Beryl Birch and Eddie Owen won 17-13; Rod Stanley, Roger Rowlands, Ros Carter and Jenny Bateman drew 18-18; Kath Rowlands, Barbara Phillips and Chris Smith lost 13-14; Michael Timms, Alice Wells, Ray Wilkins and Ivan Lang lost 17-19.

Oakham’s Saturday team gained a hard-earned 71-65 victory at Knighton Victoria largely due to an excellent 
performance from the rink skipped by Denis Smith, which won by an amazing 19 shots.

Oakham’s only other winning rink was skipped by Chris Wallis.

Scores: Mary Smith, David Hillier, Ray Wilkins and Denis Smith won 26-7; Brian Garner, Terry Thurman, Peter Ferry and Chris Wallis won 19-17; Eddie Owen, Tony Flower, Peter Gleeson and Bob Hammond lost 14-20; Lyn Walters, Richard Ward, Bob Swarbrick and Alan Jones lost 12-21.

Oakham Ladies narrowly lost 59-56 to a strong Belvoir Vale Ladies side.

Beryl Birch was Oakham’s only winning skip.

Scores: Mary Smith, Brenda Lang and Beryl Birch won 20-6; Mary Heatherill, Ros Carter and Val Crowder lost 15-16; Kath Rowlands, Eileen Wright and Jenny Bateman lost 10-13; Julie Healey, Maureen Walters and Barbara Phillips lost 11-24.