BOWLS Both Newick teams crash out

BOTH Newick teams crashed out of the prestigious National Top Club competition at the first hurdle.

The ladies were away to Haywards Heath and the men away to Mackie.

Each of the Newick teams managed to win in only one event – the ladies in the triples skipped by Margaret Smith and the men in the singles where Peter Carter did the business. Haywards Heath Ladies won 80-66 and Mackie Men won 97-74.

RESULTS Tuesday 15 May: Newick Ladies 21 Burgess Hill Ladies 17 – RAIN STOPPED PLAY: June Page 9, Elizabeth Gooding 6; Margaret Smith 9, Joan Howson 4; Janet Birch 3, Joan Higham 7. Wednesday 16 May: Southwater 105 Newick 53 L Andrews 24, John Baker 19; T Woodard 39, Howard Ainsley 5; M Allmond 20, Colin Heasman 15; T Male 22, Maurice Awcock 14. Saturday 19 May: Newick 68 Barcombe 54: Keith Mellor 13, S Smith 17; John Baker 23, Jas Osmond 8; Robert May 11, D Stewart 20; Maurice Awcock 19, J Osmond 9. Sunday May 20: Newick 76 St Francis 97: Colin Burrows 11, D Hook 28; Des Foord 17, C Parks 16; Margaret Smith 14, J Batchelor 19; Mary Lynch 13, D Feeny 12; Eddie Lovegrove 21, M Batchelor 22. Uckfield Bowls Club results (all friendlies): Wealden 88 Uckfield 94: T Butler 27 H Greenall 9; D Bissett 8 D Hamer 20; S Perris 25 P Mills 12; B Hooker 13 D Meadows 25; D Hartley 21 P Willmott 22. Culverden 47 Uckfield 73: D Brooks 15 P Giles 16; D Bissett 23 R Inskip 8; D Hartley 13 G Styles 14; R Gorringe 22 D Fullbrook 9. Uckfield 126 Motcombe Gardens 44: D Brooks 29 A Clements 21; M Woodhams 24 K Holder 14; A Clews 28 R Dare 5; B Stanley 45 D Jessett 4. Newick 95 Uckfield 126: D Brooks 20 D Foord 15; D Bissett 13 A Lucas 23; S Perris 23 J Birch 15; P Soper 19 J Baker 13; D Hartley 21 M Awcock 22; A Wainwright 30, C Heasman 7. Uckfield 95 East Grinstead 84: K Felstead 23 B App 19; T Butler 15 M Bushell 13; D Hartley 28 D Tanshell 14; A Clews 19 G Thomas 16; M Sanders 10 D Bone 22. Pembury 40 Uckfield 81: S Perris 23 R Hook 10; B Stanley 14 L Birnie 12; M Woodhams 18 unknown 8; D Brooks 28 M Constant 10. Nutley 46 Uckfield 60: P Daly 22 G Hall 20; P Pidgeon 22 M Robinson 8; R Gorringe 16 P Harding 18.

Horam League. Cross in Hand v Herstmonceux, May 20. Ceux 53 shots (0.5 points), C In H 73 shots (7.5 points). Cross in Hand skips first: S Foord 21, K Cottingham 9; J Ewart 19, C Southouse 19; J Lorran 15, T Everingham 14; A Murphy 18, D Southouse 11.