Bowls: Adur made a good job of beating Arun

Donnington bowlers ready for their spoon drive  Picture by Les Stewart
Donnington bowlers ready for their spoon drive Picture by Les Stewart


Adur 132 Arun 93

Arun’s visit to Adur IBC for a six-rink men’s league fixture did not go well.

Arun won on only one rink and overall lost by 39 shots, gaining just one point.

Scores: B Rebbeck, B Fitch, F Taylor, P Hannum lost 31-17; N Short, D Ford, B Butler, L Corne lost 19-13; R Leggett, A Fisk, D Adams, G Leaman lost 24-14; J Olliver, J Weatherall, B Horsley, B Talmage won 20-13; L Hall, N Bashford, E King, D Leach lost 24-10; J Watson, A Simmons, R Hobbs, A Anderson lost 21-19.

Arun 112 Sutton 119

Arun entertained Sutton in this six-rink men’s fixture but lost by seven shots – winning on two rinks, drawing on one and losing on three.

It was very tight throughout.

Scores: F Smith, J Watson, C Burnard, T Gaskin lost 25-14; D Gray, J Gilpin, E Dewing, B Horsley won 17-14; P Lacy, G Arnold, L Hall, M English lost 19-15; K Moody, W Branford, A Olliver, R Gardner lost 24-17; M Campbell, D Spink, J Newell, L Corne drew 19-19; J Olliver, D Taffurelli, A Simmons, T Sayers won 30-18.

Arun 135 Grattons 110

This was a welcome victory for Arun, who won on four rinks and lost on two to take the victory by 25 shots.

Scores: K Moody, G Whitaker, D Gray, J Brown won 29-23; F Smith, P Easterbrook, D Ford, G Leaman lost 21-20; BA Smith, J Watson, D Spink, M English won 21-16; N Waddock, B Jones, B Sanford, L Corne won 23-12; P Langridge, P Lacy, S Payne, D Sayers won 21-14; D Goodenough, J Smith, C Burnard, M Johnson lost 24-21.

Arun 143 Preston 65

Arun ladies hosted Preston in the SCWIBA League. Arun had a very good win and only lost on one rink. Preston were unable to find the green and lost by 78 shots.

Scores: J Boucher, S Pickard, J Taffurelli, M Brown, won 32-6; J Foster, M Bacon, V Greenaway, B Jones won 29-6; P Rampton,

B Collins, B Spicer, A Janman won 27-9; I Brooker, L Napper, G Conley, D Latter won 17-13; C Hobbs, M Phillips, S Miles, W Adams won 23-10; D Mitchell, S Stocker, M King, M Richards lost 21-15.

Arun 105 Adur 97

Arun ladies took 7½ points in their league match at home against Adur, winning overall but losing on three rinks and drawing on one.

Scores: A Olliver, E Cooke, S Judd, C Horsley lost 24-17; D Mitchell, S Pickard, J Taffurelli, M Brown won 19-7; J Simmons, L Napper, B Collins, A Janman won 21-10; E Fitch, E Tooley, V Greenaway, B Jones lost 20-15; P Rampton, J Lindley, J Whitfield, F Ireland drew 16-16; C Hobbs, S Hart, S Miles, W Adams lost 20-17.


There was nothing to separate the two teams when Goodwoods Greens visited Lavant Reds in the league. Both mats ended in draws, giving three points to each side.

Brian Mills team of Edna Cook, Derek Fair and Eric Jones had a slow start and were five shots down at the halfway stage. They staged a good second-half recovery and eventually drew 17-17 with Peter Winter’s team.

Brenda Jones’ team of Joan Simmons, Betty Williams and Marlene Steel were also behind after ten ends, but had a good second half and with the help of a single shot on the last end finished 19-19 against Peter Whale’s side.

Greens won the friendly encounter after Geoff King, Jean Harbut, Pam Smith and Freddie Kaucher (skip) dominated the second half to win 20-10.


Donnington sent three teams to Nyetimber. A very enjoyable afternoon of bowling saw Nyetimber get their own back for the defeat earlier in the season at Donnington with a 71-59 win.

Scores: Terry Taws, Wendy White, Derek Jeffrys & John Roberts lost 30-19 to Trish Algar, Peter Watters, Jean Leaks & Lynton Griffiths; Brian Aston, Brian Taylor, Tony White & Ron Beasley beat Wally Langston, Pat Pitts, Jim Chaplain & Irene Hathaway

22-18; Les Stewart, Vi Jeffrys, Innes Taylor & Mike Bayfield lost 22-18 to Peta Watters, Brian Boking Pat Mussell & Akfe Booker.

Donnington members took part in a spoon drive at the club. It was a light-hearted get together, where members who bowl on different days are able to meet up and enjoy themselves.


Fittleworth put up a good fight against West Chiltington on their fast mats but went down 57-55.

Scores: Audrey Hodgson, Alvar Hetherington, Sue Judd, Charley Martin lost 18-15; Tony Broughton, Pauline Gilpin, Bernard Adsett, Sheila Allen won 28-13; Murial Cook, Nancy Goodyer, Alan Jordan, David Herbert lost 26-12.


Lavant and West Dean members met for the first leg of two in an annual contest for the coveted Two Villages Cup.

Triples were played over 18 ends on three mats.

Mat one saw West Dean race ahead to win by 13 shots but on mat two Lavant won by 17 shots. Mat three was more evenly scored, West Dean winning by five shots. That meant a 47-36 win for West Dean. The final leg will be played outdoors at West Dean in June.

Scores: B Wallsgrove, J Lee, C Martin lost 25-12 to J Sharrod, T Bleach, S Lillywhite; P Whale, K Fancy, S Meyer won 24-7 versus T Boxall, P Beardmore, W Cooper; P Winter, V Frost, J Conway lost 15-10 to Pete, B Cooper, P Sharrod.