Bowls: Jersey girls are no match for Arun

Arun Ladies' captain Pam Rampton in action  Picture by Paul Terry
Arun Ladies' captain Pam Rampton in action Picture by Paul Terry

Arun Ladies head this week’s indoor bowls round-up, and there are reports from around the West Sussex short mat clubs as well.


Arun Ladies 88 Jersey 39

Arun hosted a touring team from Jersey and had a fine win.

Scores: O Fidgeon, E West, J Whitfield, P Phillips won 22-12; P Lacy, A Payne, I Morris, J Morris won 13-10; D Fair, E Cooke, G Herrington, G Morgan won 33-8; J Brazier, B Lawson, B Sales, R Wiedenheoft won 20-9.

Arun Ladies 165 Worthing Pavilion Ladies 73

Scores: D Anderson, J Lindley, S Hart, W Adams won 36-5; E Taylor, S Simmonds, G Conley, B Spicer won 24-14; P Rampton, A Briault, B Collins, A Janman won 19-13; J Boucher, P Jones, J Whitfield, M Brown won 41-8; J Slater, B Williams, R Wiedenheoft, B Jones lost 20-18; O Fidgeon, K Burnard, M Bacon, M Phillips won 27-13.

Sutton 130 Arun Ladies 120.

Scores: S Pugh, I Brooker, J Whitfield, B Jones lost 24-18; D Mitchell, C Mayoss, M Fair, C Bowles lost 21-16; O Fidgeon, R Wiedenheoft, S Stocker, C Horsley won 30-16; P Rampton, E Cooke, J Taffurelli, M Brown won 22-19; J Simmons, S Simmonds, J Lindley, F Ireland lost 25-20; J Foster, W Bury, P Terry, S Judd 25-14.

Eastbourne 69 Arun Ladies 104

Scores: D Mitchell, S Stocker, P Terry, M Richards lost 12-11; J Foster, V Greenaway, M Phillips, C Horsley lost 15-13; P Rampton, S Pickard, J Taffurelli, M Brown won 24-5; I Brooker, L Napper, S Miles, D Latter won 23-11; D Anderson, J Lindley, B Collins, A Janman drew 13-13; C Hobbs, M Bacon, S Judd, B Jones won 21-13.

Arun Ladies 127 Wey Valley 74

Scores: J Simmons, K Burnard, L Napper, S Blyth won 35-12; E Taylor, M Potter, G Conley, M Richards won 26-10; J Boucher, W Bury, J Whitfield, F Ireland won 25-11; P Rampton, J Lindley, M Phillips, D Latter lost 22-21; C Hobbs, B Williams, J Taffurelli, C Horsley won 22-19.

Arun 144 West Surrey 87

Arun came out on top by 57 shots, winning on all five rinks.

Scores: G Whittaker, K Burnard, S Wilson, D Latter won 24-20; L Saunders, R Osment, M Johnson, M King won 36-13; D Sayers, E Lawrence, L Corne, M English won 32-26; P Miles, Resi, B Jones, B Napper won 25-16; G Herrington, S Simmons, C Burnard, M Richards won 27-12.

Arun 173 Piscatorials 76

The Piscatorials are a group of bowlers who do good deeds for various charities and are always welcome visitors to the Arun club.

Scores: Y Stewart, B Lawson, J Morris, R Philpott won 16-13; J Brazier, W Bury, I Morris, E Dewing won 43-5; J Conners, G Whittaker, C Preston, B Napper lost 25-17; O Fidgeon, J Gilpin, Resi, M Johnson won 33-9; H Forsyth, K Burnard, B Bonnar, S Payne won 34-8; J Simmons, L Saunders, A Simmons, J Edwards won 30-15.

Sutton 137 Arun 98

In this annual six-rink mixed fixture, Arun’s good run came to an end as they won on only one rink.

Scores: P Friday, J Gilpin, L Hall, D Matkins lost 17-15; J Dyke, A Avary, M Adams, J Pickard lost 24-11; P Lacy, A Blyth, B Jones, S Blyth lost 22-17; D Winchester, W Branford, B Sanford, R Friday lost 30-16; P Jones, A Stewart, D Spink, E Mitchell lost 29-18; J Watson, G Herrington, C Burnard, JP Brown won 21-15.


The West Sussex Premier team visited Surrey looking to move top of the table. In the first session they won two and lost two but they improved in the second session, winning three and drawing one to lead 11-5.

In the afternoon they won three games in the third session and all four in the final one for a very satisfying overall win by 31-9 and 204-137 in shots.

West Sussex move to the top of the table to lead by a point.

In the singles The Martlets’ Marc Lancaster lost 16-13 and won 14-9. In the pairs Lavant’s Peter Whale with Chanctonbury’s Jim Noton lost 13-5 and won 20-3 while in the other pair Lavant’s Peter Winter won 13-8 and lost 24-5.

In the triples, Infinity’s Chris Page and Ben Haulkham with The Martlets’ Jack Rolling drew 10-10 and won 13-5. In the fours Infinity’s Matt Allen won 13-4 and 17-9 whilst the Martlets’ Malcolm Rollings won 10-2 and 11-5.

West Sussex A visited Hampshire and struggled on a slower surface. They took three points in the first session and four in the second to be 9-7 down at lunch.

In the third session they took five points but failed to pick up either set of shot bonus points to be 16-12 behind with one session remaining. They failed to win any games in the final session, picking up the two bonus points in the triples for a final defeat by 26-14 and 175-148.

In the pairs Bognor’s Eric and Brenda Jones drew 11-11 and lost 16-4. In the triples Crablands’ Joyce Abel with The Martlets’ Barrie Fitch drew 9-9 and lost 12-9 while the Bognor combination of Betty Williams, Marlene Steel and Brian Mills won 13-5 and lost 9-7.

In the fours Lavant’s John Simms and Rob Peirce lost 8-5 and 8-6. West Sussex still lie second in the table.


Both Bognor Goodwoods teams have opened their winter league campaigns - Greens with a 5-1 defeat to Chanctonbury Foxes and Silvers with a 6-0 victory over Crabland Auks.

For the Greens, their team of Derek Fair,,Edna Cook ,Eric Jones and Brian Mills (skip) never appeared to put their opponents in any danger, although single-shot wins predominated. Greens lost 19-12.

On the other mat, Mary Fair, Betty Williams, Marlene Steel and Brenda Jones (skip) were three in front going in to the last end, but could not stop Foxes taking three shots to force a tie at 20-20, leaving the overall score 39-32.

Silvers won comfortably on both mats. Margaret Williams, Daniel Lovell, Marion Goodland and Brian Goodland (skip) were trailing for the first seven ends but turned things around with the help of two fives and a four to finish 29-13 up.

Grace Roope, Geoff King, Brian Williams and Janet Hanson (skip) finished 22-11 victors for six points and an overall score of 51-24.

But Bognor Silvers were given a shock following their victory - Auks withdrew from the league, and their results were expunged from the records.

Bognor’s Brenda Jones won her second cap for England ladies when the team travelled to Belfast for a return fixture against the Irish. Brenda skipped a rink who won all four of their matches and played in another  four games, winning another two matches.

Bognor Goodwoods Reds had a tense game in the knockout cup when they visited Horley. There was a victory for each side on the two mats - with a seven-shot margin on each.

The first extra end failed to separate the teams with each side taking a one-shot victory. Horley took the second play-off with another single shot win, this time on both mats to take it 39-37.

Scores: M Williams, D Lovell, M Goodland & B Goodland lost 24-17 (23-16 after 21 ends); R Weiderhoft, E Cook, G King & B Williams won 20-15 (20-13 after 21).


Fittleworth enjoyed a 59-30 league win over Midhurst Eagles but lost the friendly.

Scores: Murial Cook, Alan Jordan, Sheila Allen, David Herbert won 21-10, Audrey Hodgson, Edna Henly, Sue Judd, Charlie Martin won 38-20; (friendly): Pauline Gilpin, Jane Adsett, Angela Reader, Gina Barnfield lost 25-12.

Fittleworth won on only one mat in a 68-44 loss to Nyetimber.

Scores: Lynn White, Eileen Warrington, Arthur Guppy, Charlie Martin lost 24-8; Murial Cook, Bernard Adsett, Sue Judd, Alan Jordan won 18-12; Audrey Hodgson, Jane Adsett, Tony Broughton, Dave Herbert lost 32-18.

Fittleworth won in all thee mats in their friendly with Bury for a 54-42 victory.

Scores: Audrey Hodgson, Tony Broughton, Sheila Allen, Gina Barnfield won 15-14; Lynn White, Sue Judd, Charlie Martin won 20-13; Nancy Goodyer, Alan Jordan, David Herbert won 19-14.


Crablands Auks have had to withdraw from the league because of five members not renewing membership and difficulty in finding replacements.

Crablands Puffins and Sandpipers played first-round knockout cup games.

The Sandpipers lost 62-16 to Arundel.

Scores: Ann Threlkeld, Colin Garland, Charlie Threlkeld & Jim Saunders lost 40-5; Stevie Brooks, Yvonne Clifton, Archie Colleta & Wally Obermayer lost 22-11.

The Puffins won on both mats to beat Ardingly 46-28.

Scores: Martin Hunt, Rod Shambrook, Ron Osborn & Mike Tucker won 23-15; Joyce Abel, Lew Lewenden, Brian Berry & Mollie Back won 23-13.


The County KO rounds have started and Lavant A hosted Chanctonbury for their first match.

Peter Whale’s mat kept a point or so ahead but it was 12-12 after 14 ends. They took the next four ends to be ten shots up and won by eight shots.

Peter Winter’s mat kept a good start going, scoring steadily winning their game by nine shots. The final score was 49-32.

Scores: P Whale, P Beardmore, J Sharrod, R Harding won 22-14; P Winter, D May, J Simms, C Beardmore won 27-18.


Hunston played a ‘home’ match away at Fittleworth and lost by two shots.

Scores: D Greenfield, T Wilson, R Streeter, S Clay lost 23-20; T Hack, S Mesure, J Hodnett, A Hack won 20-12; M Streeter, P Gutatt, B Hodnett, R Stevens lost 18-11.