Another bowls presentation - another title for Chichester

Bowlers, officials and sponsors line up for the C&M Trophy League presentation day
Bowlers, officials and sponsors line up for the C&M Trophy League presentation day

The C&M Trophy Ladies League’s presentation day at Worthing Pavilion Bowls Club enjoyed good weather for an excellent afternoon.

In attendance were C&M sponsor Tony Wright and Diana Levantine of the Snowdrop Trust.

After 22 ends of fun bowling, the ladies from all the clubs who participated in the league were given a lovely tea before the trophies were presented. Tony also gave the ladies notepads and touch torches.

The sponsor donated two top-rink prizes, won by Margaret Vine (Worthing Pavilion), Eileen Warrington (Petworth), Peggy Young (Norfolk) and Shirley Wilcox (Beach Park), and Julie Law (East Preston), Pam Rampton (Chichester), Margaret Mackney (Worthing Pavilion) and Wendy Adams (Chichester).

Chichester Bowling Club were the champions of division one and were presented with the cup by Tony, who also handed over a cheque for £125. Runners-up Crablands also received a cup and £75.

Division-two winners were Arundel, who received a cup and a cheque for £125, while runners-up East Preston received a cup and cheque for £75.

Diana Levantine of the Snowdrop Trust was presented with a cheque for £845, which the lady bowlers had raised over the season.

Tony presented Bobbie Bonnor, Chris Hobbs and June Taffurelli – the C&M committee ladies – with glasses.

Irene Morris, the league’s ‘little helper’, and Diana Levantine were presented with flowers. The afternoon was completed with a raffle.

CHICHESTER

On the final day of the 2011 outdoor season, Chichester BC presented a cheque for £1,000 to Chichester Coronary Care Club.

The club were the bowlers’ chosen charity for the year and Coronary Club president John Millward was delighted to receive the cheque from bowling club president Guy Buckle.

SOUTHBOURNE

Southbourne 104 Denmead 59

Southbourne had an excellent result in their final Reflex League match of the season against Denmead, winning on all five triples.

Scores: F Armstrong, W Coates, R Armstrong won 15-9; E Johnson, F Heil, M Odell won 23-14; D Moseley, M Baylis, P Garrard won 22-7; A Greenfield, A Williams, F Brimecombe won 21-17; J Staker, M Soper, S Heil won 23-12.

CRABLANDS

Crablands 93 Emsworth 70

Crablands enjoyed a winning end to the season in a friendly against Emsworth. Top rink wereDoug Muncey’s one.

Scores: E Sadler, R Shambrook, M Brown won 15-13; G Humphreys, J Harman, D Nuncey won 40-3; L Dray, B Chandler, D Adams lost 26-10; B Neate, D Martin, I Jones won 17-15; R Neate, S Jones, J Lindley won 21-13.

INDOOR SCENE

West Sussex’s premier team played their first match in the inter-county championships away to Surrey.

West Sussex started strongly, dropping just one point in the first session and winning all the games in the second session to lead 15-1 at lunch.

They were unable to maintain this standard in the afternoon with Surrey coming back to share the points in both afternoon sessions. Despite this West Sussex finished with a very satisfactory win by 29-11 and 218 shots to 139, a good opening to their 2011-12 campaign.

In the pairs Lavant’s Peter Whale, with The Martlets’ Malcolm Rollings, drew 11-11 and lost 12-11. In the triples The Martlets’ Chris Rolph and Jack Rollings won 12-17 and lost 10-9.

In the fours Bognor’s Rose Jalley, Lavant’s Peter Winter and The Martlets’ Mel Lillywhite and Marc Lancaster won 9-5 and lost 8-7. The captain’s player of the match was Rose Jalley.

BOGNOR GOOD-WOODS

Bognor-Goodwoods Green began their Winter League campaign with one of their toughest fixtures – away to Foxes.

On both mats, they trailed throughout. But they managed to salvage a point on the last end on mat two when Eric Jones, Betty Williams, Marlene Steel and Brenda Jones won four of the last five ends, and with a single shot on the last end drew 16-16.

On mat one, Rose Jalley, Edna Cooke, Brian Goodland and Brian Mills didn’t really recover from conceding five shots on the second end, eventually losing 23-10 for an overall score of 39-26.

Margaret Williams, Daniel Lovell, Geoff King and skip Brian Williams lost 25-13 on the friendly mat.