Uckfield Bowls Club’s big day is hit by the weather

UCKFIELD Bowls Club’s most important event of the season was sadly scuppered by the weather, when the Fred King Memorial Cup open invitation triples tournament had to be abandoned half-way through the day’s play on Sunday as a result of a prolonged cloudburst which flooded half the green. The green, already soaked from the previous two days’ rain, was unfortunately left unplayable by this latest deluge.

This was the first time in its eight-year history that this prestigious and popular tournament had ever been abandoned as a result of the weather.

LATEST UCKFIELD CLUB: Horam & District League: Rotherfield 48 Uckfield 79 (1-7): S Dadswell 11 P Soper 26; R Lampert 12 M Woodhams 21; M Pattenden 9 G Styles 21; D Holt 16 D Brooks 11. Uckfield 75 Ringmer 57 (6.5-1.5): M Woodhams 21 S Bartle 12; D Brooks 20 P Escott 10; D Hartley 16 R Berry 17; A Clews 18 A Bannister 18. Maresfield 67 Uckfield 74 (1-7): P Baker 11 A Clews 24; R easterbrook 20 L Soper 26; V Crowther 20 D Bissett 6; P Haley 16 P Rutherford 18. Non-league matches: Barcombe 40 Uckfield 92: D Stewart 7 D Brooks 20; G Smith 18 B Stanley 21; L Line 9 P McLellan 25; J Osmond 6 P Pidgeon 26. Uckfield 79 The Grove 57: D Brooks 26 J Lowrie 18; S Blease 18 R Champman 15; P Cameron-Waller 14 I Vanns 18; D Bissett 21 T Morgan 6. Uckfield 69 West Hoathly 57: D Hartley 22 N Narboor 10; P Daly 17 M Hernandez 12; M Sanders 15 N Gooding 18; P Pidgeon 15 B Goatham 17.

LATEST HERSTMONCEUX RESULTS: Horam & District Bowls League: Herstmonceux v Cross in Hand at Herstmonceux: Herstmonceux 99 shots, Cross in Hand 52 shots: League points Herstmonceux, 8 Cross in Hand 0: (Hx skips first) D Southouse 31 S Foord 9, C Southouse 29 J Ewart 15, G Keeley 14 J Loram 13, K Cottingham 25 R Bateup 15. Herstmonceux v Groombridge at Groombridge: Herstmonceux 65 shots, Groombridge 67 shots: League points Herstmonceux 2, Groombridge 6: (Hx skips first) D Southouse 14 P Agutter 17, C Southouse 20 Kev Brand 12, G Keeley 20 B Agutter 16, T Everingham 11 Kath Brand 22.