Bowls: Arun ladies make Masons progress

Two national games have been played by Arun ladies’ teams in the Masons Trophy – with mixed fortunes. These are played on a one-rink-home-one-rink-away basis.

Wendy Adams in action for Arun ladies / Picture by Kate Shemilt
Wendy Adams in action for Arun ladies / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Their A team lost 43-32 to Palmerston IBC with home players D Mitchell, W Adams, D Latter and S Miles lost 22-19 and the away team of V Greenaway, M Phillips, S Stocker and G Conley lost 21-13.

The B team beat Isle of Wight by 13 shots. The home team of C Hobbs, B Collins, B Spicer and A Janman won 28-15 while the away team of E Fitch, J Taffurelli, S Judd and M Richards drew 15-15 –meaning the B team move into the third round.

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The ladies travelled to Wey Valley for a friendly and won on only one of six rinks.

Arun bowlers played an mixed in-house match to get the season under way.

Arun A 96 Arun B 133

Scores: (A team names first); A Millett, B Arnell, A Wilkins, E Hall beat B Cairns, A Stewart, G Finch, A Avery 33-10; B Daley, K Ball, J Whetstone lost 16-15 to B Daley, K Ball, J Whetstone; M Bonney, B Cairns, I Nelson, T Dade lost 19-13 to E Keywood, K Ball, J Fox; B Fitch, H Winter, A Latta, C Chester lost 31-7 to E Fitch, Resi, T Arnell, L Pepper; D Green, B Spurling, L Hall lost 29-10 to P Corkett, T Gibney, C Millett, B Sanford; P Murphy, W Branford, T Finch, R Gardner lost 28-18 to H Brand, B Gurden, D Spinks, B Williams.

Arun 173 Ad- Finem BA 75

Arun showed their strength with a resounding win.

Scores: T Jennings, B Smith, P Doust, J Newell won 33-15; J Walters, K Ball, E West, J Pickard won 21-13; P Green, B Why, T Dade, T Sayers won 32-10; C Chester, S Webster, M Campbell, A Avery won 35-8; N Waddock, W Branford, B Sanford, R Gardner won 18-15; J Sparrow, D Goodenough, C Burnard, J Muffett won 34-14.

Arun 137 Banister Park 104

Arun found the first half of this game 50/50 but slowly pulled ahead for a good win.

Scores: E Keywood, A Payne, S Pickard, S Payne lost 28-10; D Green, T Aylward, E Hall won 25-10; J Sparrow, S Puch, A Willins, D Latter won 19-17; D Spink, B Why, A Millett, J Whetstone won 28-15; P Miles, C Hillier, P Green, C Bowles won 41-6; K Burnard, Resi, C Millett, J Adams lost 28-14.

Arun 112 Denton Island IBC 127

All rinks were very even and that made for a great game of bowls. Denton just edged it over the last few ends.

Scores: M Brand, S Simmons, I Nelson, M Johnson lost 29-18; E Keywood, B Cairns, K Ball, J Whetstone won 22-20; C Hillier, J Fox, B Cairns, L Hall won 23-21; R Lincoln, Resi, Tony Dade, T Sayers drew 18-18; W Branford, L Carthew, B Sanford, R Gardner won 18-16; C Chester, T Finch, P Lichfield, A Avery lost 23-13.

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The Bitterns visited Lavant Blue and won 37-33. Bitterns gained four league points.

Scores: Meg Pocock, Ted Murrell, Brian Berry and Jim Saunders lost 23-9; Jean Tolhurst, Iris Brown, Geoff Brown and Roy Tolhurst won 28-10; (friendly): Doe Berry, Les Howland, Jan Obermayer and Trevor Wilson lost 26-16.

Bitterns hosted Fittleworth and lost 44-43, taking just two league points.

Scores: Ted Murrell, Brian Berry, Eddie Willcocks and Trevor Wilson beat Jane Adsett, Gina Barnfield, David Luxford, Bernard Adsett 24-21; Lil Tuck, Meg Pocock, Geoff Brown and Iris Brown lost 23-19 to Audrey Hodgson, Monica Enticknap, Sue Judd, Charlie Martin; (friendly): Les Howland, Jan Obermayer and Wally Obermayer beat Joan Goodchild, Marilyn Knight, Alvar Etherington 36-13.

Crablands Cormorants lost 39-23 away to Bognor Green. Bognor gained all six league points.

Scores: Joyce Abel, Jan Obermayer, Martin Hunt and Mollie Back lost 21-14; Denise Merritt, Marion Hatch, Terry Axworthy and Reg Hatch lost 18-9; (friendly): Gwen Coombes, Bill Merritt, Denise Kirby and Wally Obermayer lost 22-18.


Donnington held the Captain’s Shield, a round-robin mixed triples competition for 18 players.

The competition was close-fought but the blue team of Wendy Dean, Ann Hulbert and Ray Clark won by one point. The gold team of Colin Hulbert, Mike Beal and Pam Patterson came second.

The Captain’s Shield is presented to the winning team at the annual meeting in May.


The club had an enjoyable meeting with Walberton and won well.

Hunston are happy to hear from anyone would like to visit them a game.

Scores: T Hack, J Hodnett, S Mesure won 18-12; T Wilson, D Regan, A Harle won 34-6; D Greenfield, E Whiting, B Hodnett won 34-6.


Nyetimber 41 Fittleworth 24

Scores: Muriel Cook, Alvar Etherington, David Luxford, Monica Enticknap lost 27-12; Arthur Ellcome, Tony Broughton, Marc Wood, Sue Judd lost 14-12; (friendly): Pauline Gilpin, Nancy Goodyer, Tessa Clegg, Gina Barnfield lost 25-19.

The Kingsley Cup was contested in a round-robin format. Winners were Joan Goodchild, Arthur Ellcome, Sue Judd and David Luxford; runners-up Simon Herbert, Audrey Hodgson, Monica Enticknap and Charlie Martin.

Ashington 88 Fittleworth 31

Scores: Arthur Ellcome, Eileen Warrington, Mary Line, Bernard Adsett lost 28-12; Audrey Hodgson, Roger Lucking, Tony Broughton, Gina Barnfield lost 20-14; Simon Herbert, Joan Goodchild, Tessa Clegg, Alvar Etherington lost 40-5.



West Dean BC held their 2015 dinner and prizegiving at the Chichester Park Hotel.

Thirty members and guests sat down to a meal followed by the presentation of trophies by club captain Tony Boxall.

Winners: Club Championship Jim Sharrod, runner-up Pam Sharrod; John Madgwick Trophy for the mens’ singles Jim Sharrod, runner-up David Harding: Joyce Muggeridge Trophy for the ladies’ singles Pam Sharrod runner-up Ann Hiscock; Bet Bushell Trophy for winners of the pairs competition David Turner & David Harding, runners-up John Butterworth & John Jones, Alex and Bill Smith Trophy Andy Wood runner-up David Turner, Spoon Drive winners Jim Sharrod & John Jones, Chris Kelly Shield for the winners of ladies versus gents match, won by gents, Captain’s Cup, chosen by the captain, Ian Morrison, Members’ Cup John Jones.

The evening ended with a short address by the club chairman John Elliott. Next year’s outdoor bowls season starts in West Dean Gardens in April.

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