Oakham share the spoils with Essex tourists after a terrific tussle

Oakham Bowls Club president's match against Essex
Oakham Bowls Club president's match against Essex
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OAKHAM hosted a touring Essex side and drew a splendid six-rink match 115-115.

Essex Vice-President’s Association visited on Monday and gave Oakham a competitive game, that ended a draw despite Oakham winning on four rinks.

Oakham’s star rink was skippered by Ivan Lang, winning by 10 shots. The other winning skippers were Alan Jones, Bob Hammond and Denis Smith.

Results (Oakham scores): John Poulton, Rod Stanley, Miguel Totaro and Ivan Lang won 28-18; Eddie Owen, Dave Thorne, Peter Gleeson and Alan Jones won 18-16

Lin Walters, Rod Groombridge, Bob Swarbrick and Bob Hammond won 25-24; Les Wright, Brian Garner, Gwyn Davies and Denis Smith won 19-18; Roger Lancaster, Derek Bury, John Moore and Chris Wallis lost 14-18; Roger Hale, Peter Ferry, Nigel Trigg and Gail Robertson lost 11-21.

l OAKHAM’S Thursday team have extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches with a 95-84 victory against Belgrave.

The win was gained even though Oakham only won on two of the five rinks.

Scores: Les Wright, Vijay Dighe, Denis Smith, Chris Wallis won 27-14; David Morgan, Peter Ferry, Peter Gleeson, Bob Hammond won 19-13; Gwyn Davies, Brian Garner, John Moore, Barrie Payne drew 15-15; Mervyn Jones, Robin Bickers, Lin Walters, Alan Jones lost 20-21; Dave Thorne, Rod Stanley, Bob Swarbrick, Ron Smurthwaite lost 14-21.

l OAKHAM edged a close encounter against Goodwood, winning 98-96.

Scores: Chris Smith, Ray Stace, Bob Swarbrick, Ron Smurthwaite won 27-10; Les Wright, Ken Jennings, Peter Ferry, Bob Hammond won 20-14; Nigel Trigg, Mike Hardy, Rick Tarleton, Chris Wallis won 26-25; Vijay Dighe, Bill Stewart, Alan Jones, Barrie Payne lost 13-22; Eddie Owen, Richard Ward, Gail Robertson, Denis Smith lost 12-25.