Kent tour proves a real winner

PUBLISHED: 18:32 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:50 11 May 2010

ROYSTON Bowling Club had another successful summer season tour. The club travelled to Kent-based Romney BC for the start of a four-day tour which commenced with 10 rinks of mixed fours. On rink 4, Rodney Dean led his rink of Brenda Hollands, Keith Smith

ROYSTON Bowling Club had another successful summer season tour.

The club travelled to Kent-based Romney BC for the start of a four-day tour which commenced with 10 rinks of mixed fours.

On rink 4, Rodney Dean led his rink of Brenda Hollands, Keith Smith, and Derek Goodwin, to a decisive 37-8 victory.

however the result was cancelled out on rink 10 where the opposition romped to a 27-shot win.

But Royston managed to take the overall lead, scoring 206 points to New Romney's 185.

A close second day followed, with Goodwin leading his team to a brilliant 38-14 victory over their Folkestone opponents.

However despite an impressive comeback, Evelyn Huffer's team of Gillian Fisk, Mike Randall, and Peter Graves slipped to a defeat.

But Royston finished the day 192-160 winners over Folkestone.

The following day saw Royston field two teams, with more success, with Keith Dockree, Colin Pawson, and John Porter, skipping their rinks to win by 39 shots between them, to take Royston over the line by 23 shots to win 126-103.

Although Royston managed to win on two rinks, they suffered crushing defeats on the other three, with Goodwin's team losing 22-12 and Mike Randall's team going down 32-12.

Yvonne Whitehouse's rink, also limped home with a disappointing 35-11 loss as Betteshanger secured a 119-74 victory.

The final day saw two teams of six rinks and some 48 players involved. And Royston lost on only one rink, with four other rinks winning by 29 shots between them.

However, it was Yvonne Whitehouse's team who shone throughout, with a massive 26-shot win.

Royston won with a pleasing 150 shots to Tilmanstone's 96.

The second game was played in Dover, which yielded another win for Royston, who lost on only two rinks, with Colin Wilson and Peter Adams's teams romping home with scores of 39-8, and 30-4 respectively, as Royston claimed an impressive 144-90 victory.

Brian Pepper of the club said: "It was a very successful tour for both the club and for the club's first lady president Eunice Dockree.

"We played six games over a four day period, won five and lost one.

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