Melbourn in seventh heaven

PUBLISHED: 13:03 31 August 2006 | UPDATED: 14:49 12 May 2010

Cambs & County with the Melbourn Open Triple trophy. From left: Anne Howard, Melbourn Bowls Club president Mick Davey, Judy Davey, Vic Rule (winners), Peter Dodds, competition organiser

Cambs & County with the Melbourn Open Triple trophy. From left: Anne Howard, Melbourn Bowls Club president Mick Davey, Judy Davey, Vic Rule (winners), Peter Dodds, competition organiser

MELBOURN visited the challenging four-rink green of Mitchell Lodge last Tuesday and achieved their seventh consecutive victory in the Cambs & District league division one with their first 7-0 win of the season. Jim Gillings returned to the team from hol

MELBOURN visited the challenging four-rink green of Mitchell Lodge last Tuesday and achieved their seventh consecutive victory in the Cambs & District league division one with their first 7-0 win of the season.

Jim Gillings returned to the team from holiday and showed no signs that he had lost his touch. Despite bowling on the trickiest of the four rinks he had a commanding lead of 17-1 by the 12th end. Although slipping towards the end, his rink still won by nine shots, 20-11.

Robert Dodds had a good game against a strong Mitchell Lodge rink. Despite being five shots behind on the 10th end, he pulled up and edged a 15-14 victory.

Another very close game was had on Rod Sell's rink. They did maintain the lead for the majority of the game however, picking up five on the 13th end and winning 16-14 in the end.

The biggest victory of the night came from Peter Dodds, continuing his excellent recent form with his regular playing partner Mick Kernaghan. They won by 26 shots dropping just four singles throughout the match, to give Melbourn an over all 81-43 win.

Melbourn held their annual Open Triples tournament on Sunday, sponsored by Paul Ferris of Kneesworth Mini-cabs.

With 24 teams to keep refreshed and entertained for the day it was a challenging day for all those club members who gave up their time.

Mick Davey's team from Cambs & County were eventual winners, winning three out of four in the group stage, and then beating George Rusted's team from Duxford in the final who were themselves late entrants to the competition.

Other results

Cambs & District league division 5

Melbourn 45 (1pt) Eternit 73 (6pts)

Rink One: S Sell, R Morgan, R Sell 18; C Chamberlain, A Hodson, R King 11. Rink Two: B Dumpleton, A Brown, E Goddard 5; B Pendrick, J Neaves, C Willmott 27. Rink Three: L Morgan, M Baldwin, E Brown 11; J Pendrick, D McCoy, S Willmott 20. Rink Four: J Baldwin, S Dumpleton, K Howard 12; B Cowlan, D Broadley, A Neaves 15

Melbourn 47 (1pt) Brooklands 72 (6pts)

Rink One: J Smith, M Neville, C Blows 12; G Coulston, J Willis, G Willis 19. Rink Two: J Barratt, S Neville, E Brown 22; J Langford, J Rutlan, A Kintoff 12. Rink Three: D Tyrell, D Clark, R Morgan 3; S Coulston, P Cook, B Cook 27. Rink Four: L Morgan, F Tyrell, E Goddard 10; M Freestone, V Durraht, M Durraht 14

Meldreth & District league

Melbourn 92 (6.5pts) Duxford 39 (0.5pts)

Rink One : C Blows, M Davey, P Dodds 16; B Smith, V Beavis, B Beavis 16. Rink Two: Rink Two: R Morgan, E Brown, R Dodds 30; G Rusted, V Rule, R Jasney 3. Rink Three: Y Blows, A Brown, D Bridger 22; P Pettit, L Bradford, T Dockerill 11. Rink Four: S Sell, M Cooper, M Kernghan 24 ; M Hulford, R Barton, G Hulford 9

Foxton Afternoon league

Melbourn 41 (3pts) Little Shelford 39 (2pts)

Rink One: S Earls, S Gibson, M Kernaghan 18; P Doan, B Jackson, C Cawston 5. Rink Two: S Neville, J Barrett, D Wooding 12; J Healy, R Frank, D Croxall 15. Rink Three: M Wooding, D Clarke, J Gibson 11; J Dean, J Shearing, T McLean 19.

Steeple Morden 118 Swindon Town Gardens 90

Steeple Morden names first - Rink one: M Skinner, V Knight, M Standford, H Jarman 15. Vinco, John, Doris, David 18. Rink two: M Revels, J Clarke, T Crow, T Hunter 24. Rogor, Monica, Sue, Danny 16. Rink three: B Stimson, B Crow, I Symington, B Jeeves 23. Joy, Lynn, Tom, Adam 12. Rink four: G Morse, P Barham, R Smith, G Busby 16. I Williams, A Tithorade, W Gresham, B Pittuck 20. Rink five: S Moss, D Hart, A Thompson, P Knight 19. Frank, Pete, Joan, Sid 14. Rink six: M Fortune, R Prontico, S Baulk, C Eaton 19. Graham, Eric, June, Les 10.

Sawston 57 Steeple Morden 68 Steeple Morden names first - Rink one: M Meade, D Sheehan, Ba Archer 12. R Shelford, D Carter, M Dockrill 19. Rink two: J Adams, J Clarke, B Jeeves 21. L Kenward, G Edwards, J Speed 15. Rink three: Br Archer, M Stanford, K Eversden 16. B Edwards, R Burroughs, C Brown 13. Rink four: M McKee, S Baulk, G Meade 19. E Jacobs, R Allan, B Reed 10.

Steeple Morden 49 Sandy B.C. 134 Rink one: B Mack, D Moss, S Baulk, G Meade 4. D MacPherson, M Beraumont, G Howard, P Bryant 43. Rink two: T Mack, D Hart, B Simpson, B Jeeves 15. S Childerley, G Lawson, F Barrett, B Sweetor 15. Rink three: D Holt, R Prentice, S Moss, M Fortune 11. A Barnes, P Hull, V Sale, B Beaumont 27. Rink four: M Revels, J Clarke, P Bigley, K Eversden 9, G Newman, M Barnes, J Huis, D Sale 27; Rink five: M Skinner, B Crow, M Meade 10. T Webb, C Jobling, R Beaumont 22.

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