Bowls: Tourists stay in West Sussex but lose their way
Action from Arun, Nyetimber, Southbourne and Crablands feature in this week's indoor bowls round-up.
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Arun 142 West Sussex Tourists 98
Arun entertained the West Sussex tourists and started very strongly, with most finding the weight quickly.
Scores: P Lichfield, P Phillips, G Arnold, D Adams won 25-14; R Lincoln, B Why, J Greenfield, C Gilham lost 23-16; G Cooke, G King, R Hobbs, T Sayers won 29-8; J Smith, B Seabler, A Hunt, A Avery lost 20-17; P Green, W Branford, B Sandford, R Gardner won 30-11; G Finch, B Jones, E West, T Dade won 25-22.
Nyetimber Lions played their return league match against Southbourne Rovers and ran out 44-31 winners.
Each team won on one mat with the overall win going to Nyetimber Lions, who gained four league points.
Rovers earned two points and are third in the division.
Scores: Tony Mussell, Lynton Griffiths, Afke Booker and Cyril Searle beat Mary Thornton, Colin Bulbeck, Dave Young & Alan Williams (s) 27-11; Pat Mussell, George Rump, Alan Crew and Nigel Plummer lost 20-17 to Joan Frost, Irene Jennings, John Staker & Pete Jasinski (s).
In the club’s short mat finals weekend, the men’s singles was the most exciting match as Dave Harding played Martin Hunt, a member of the West Sussex A team.
Hunt finally won it on the 28th end.
Other results: Australian Pairs Winners J Abel & B Berry; runners-up G Coombes & L Jewiss; Chairman’s Cup winners J Abel & M Hunt; runners-up I Brown & G Brown; Ladies’ singles winner J Obermayer; runner-up J Abel; Men’s singles winner M Hunt; runner-up D Harding; Men’s pairs v ladies’ pairs winners D Merritt & J Obermayer; runners-up G Coombes & J Heritage; Two woods open winners D Merritt & W Merritt; runners-up J Abel & R Hatch; Two woods drawn winners E Sadler & L Jewiss; runners-up M Back & E Willcocks; Open singles winner J Obermayer; runner-up A Foot.
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