Bowls: Bognor beat the neighbours ... mixed week for Chichester

Bognor won 64-39 in an away match against Hotham. A three-rink mixed triples clash brought two rinks for Bognor, one for Hotham.

Scores: Penny Lewis, T Love, T Moore won 30-16; Jane Taylor, G Dunham, D Purse lost 13-12;

Christine Dunham, P Dale, J Christensen won 22-10.

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A rainy day in Worthing saw Bognor take on Homefield Park in a four-rink mixed fours. The rinks were shared 2-2 with a shot score of 75-71 to Homefield Park.

Scores: B Harvey, Pauline White, J Christensen, J Parry lost 21-16; R Lincoln, T Love, Penny Jones, G Verrinder won 20-17; J Stacey, A Knight, Ann Parry, A Hall lost 22-15; A Harrison, Joan Shaw, A Lewis, R Gardner won 21-15.

A hard-fought but friendly match at Waterloo Square ended in Crablands coming out on top by just two points, 103-101, sharing two rinks each.

Scores: C Paul, A Harrison, A Knight, J Weatherall lost 24-11 to B Jones, J Tyrrell, R Eastland, J Harman; K Hellyer, T Lindsey, D Matkins, R Gardner beat B Berry, I Smith, A Humphreys, M Heasman 21-16; T Love, J Stacey, J Christensen, A Richardson beat L Lewendon, C Garland, J Brown, K Bailey 31-13; B Harvey, K Taylor, P Dale, D Purse lost 31-17 to M Campbell, D Martin, A Blyth, D Adams.

A Crablands team lost the friendly 24-16.

A five-rink mixed triples match against RAFA saw Bognor emerge as 89-62 winners winning three rinks to two.

Scores: Mary Ray, K Taylor, J Whitfield lost 15-14; T Love, Penny Lewis, J Edwards won 25-11; Jean Taylor, Christine Preston, J Whitfield lost 18-15; R Bobbett, Jane Taylor, D Purse won 14-12; J Jackson, C Paul, P Dale won 21-6.

Bognor BC are hosting a variety evening, featuring comedy, magic and music, at the Alexandra Theatre in Bognor on Thursday, June 21. Tickets are £10 from Alan Lewis on 01243 842160.


Chichester suffered mixed fortunes when their teams were involved in Littlehampton Gazette League matches and national competitions.

In the league, the B team continued their fine run of form with a third sucessive eight-points-to-two win at home to Maltravers, winning overall 87-85.

This put them second in division three, three points behind Field Place but with a game in hand.

Chichester A were also involved in a tight game when they entertained East Preston. The visitors held the lead from the start winning 74-72 to leave Chichester with just four points.

In the national competitions, Chichester B travelled to Tarring Priory for the National Club Two Fours and, in another entertaining game, Chichester lost out by four shots.

The most exciting game involved Chichester A at Worthing Pavilion A in the National Top Club.

With Chichester winning the four-wood singles and the triples and Worthing taking the two-wood singles and the pairs, the match stood at 2-2 with just the fours left to finish - and after 21 ends the score was 16-16 so they had to play an extra end to decide the winner.

Chichester were one shot down but captain Simon Tooley took the shot with the last bowl of the game to secure a dramatic victory for Chichester.

Lancing Ladies 59 Chichester Ladies 79

Chichester Ladies travelled to Lancing for the first round of the Sussex Top Club competition, winning three of the four disciplines and the match by 20 shots.

Scores: Singles – Mary Potter won 21-16; Pairs – Chris Hobbs & Betty Spicer lost 22-16; Triples –

Pam Rampton, Steph Baverstock & Wendy Adams won 21-11; Fours – Daphne Anderson, Jean Hole, Bridget Collins & April Janman won 21-10.


Crablands 96 RAFA 76

Crablands were successful in their game against RAFA.

Scores: M Whittle, L Lewendon, R Shambrook won 25-6; P Jones, R Osborn, J Lindley lost 19-14; B Jones,

M Pocock, R Eastland lost 16-15; C Lewendon, V Dudman, D Adams lost 28-16; D Jones, J Taylor, M Campbell won 26-7.

Maltravers 112 Crablands 116

Scores: B Berry, R Shambrook, A Blyth, K Bailey lost 22-20; L Lewendon, R Osborn, J Brown, D Adams won

21-18; B Jones, D Jones, A Bateman, M Heasman lost 24-18; M Campbell, E Potz, D Muncey, J Saunders won 22-17; M Bateman, L Tuck, P Terry won 16-12; P Jones, S Brooks, Y Clifton drew 19-19.

Crablands ladies played in the first round of the Top Club against Southwick Park. They won in three formats, losing in one – enough to take them into the next round against Chichester.


Witterings 69 East Preston B 75

Witterings men played their second Littlehampton Gazette League match of the season against East Preston B. Each team won on two rinks and the visitors won overall by six shots. Witterings earned four points.

Scores: M White, G Morgan, F Knotts & J Hostler (s) won 22-13; M Lillywhite, J Hardy, L Bangs & R Stephens (s) lost 26-10; P Chivers, C Jelf, S Hooker & D Bell (s) won 21-18; F Bray, M Thresher, E Shoyer & J Slogrove (s) lost 18-16.

Petworth Ladies 36 Witterings Ladies 50

Witterings Ladies played their first C&M League match of the season at Petworth. Witterings won on one rink, drew on the other and won overall by 14 shots to gain five points.

Scores: J Bangs, M Mulligan C Tuffin & P Lillywhite (s) won 26-12; J Edwards, J Mulligan, R Hanbury &

C Horsley (s) drew 24-24.

Witterings 97 Little Spain 84

Witterings played a very enjoyable friendly of five rinks against Little Spain. Witterings won on four rinks, lost on one and won overall by 13 shots.

Scores: M Trusler, J Mulligan, C Jelf & L Bangs (s) won 19-16; K Nixon, A Miles, J Hardy & M Mulligan (s) won 17-16; G Harsant, P Hutton, F Bray & J Hostler (s) won 25-15; P Wiggins, C Porter, P Chivers & C Tuffin (s) won 19-16; G Porter, T Nixon, M Thresher and P Lillywhite (s) lost 21-17.


Arundel 43 Southbourne 26

On a difficult green that had just been fertilised Southbourne came away with no BM League points. But an enjoyable evening was had.

Scores: W Coates, J Jennings, M Odell lost 17-13; I Jennings, J Staker, R A Bull lost 26-13.

Southbourne 67 Bognor 76

In the Littlehampton Gazette League, despite all four rinks being very closely fought, Southbourne ended up with only two points to Bognor’s eight points.

Scores: R Armstrong, J Staker, J Simmonds, P Butler lost 19-18; M Ayres, E Dewing, R Bull, D Fewell won 21-18; K Lockyer, F Brimecome, M Soper, D Alner lost 20-13; D Walter, P Garrard, A Smith, A Bull lost 19-15.


Pagham sent five friendly triples to play Marine Gardens in Worthing but lost 79-72.

Scores: Valerie Paul, Ian Paul, Roy Livermore won 13-10; Sabina Livermore, Iris Brooker, Paul Mayoss lost 21-14; Judy Warner, Douglas Vaughan, Mike English won 22-11; Eileen Terry, Alan Boucher, Eric King lost 16-11; Graham Ireland, Richard Hilder, Maureen King lost 21-12.

Pagham won 76-38 at home to Sutton in three friendly triple games.

Scores: Ann Calvert, Brian Calvert, David Spink won 30-10; Louise Saunders, Roy Osment, Annie Ross won 21-12; Mary Donaldson, Joan Wells, Tony Wells won 25-16.


Div 1: Middleton (4pts) 39 East Preston (2pts) 34 (M Wootten 24 J Pidgeon 16; J Gower 15 G Robinson 18).

Div 2: Maltravers (4pts) 35 Storrington (2pts) 33 (F Steele 15 P Healy 10; B Butcher 20 J Ackerman 23); Petworth (1pt) 36 Witterings (5pts) 50 (B Bonner 12 P Lillywhite 26; S Miles 24 C Horsley 24).


Arundel ladies played Henfield in the County Top Club competition and won 83-54.

Scores: Singles – M Hosier 21 S Small 9; Pairs – G Seagrave & A Olliver 25 V Cox & J Bracy 14; Triples – M Atkins, J Hart, M Wallinger 22 D Turner, K Felts, S Cox 12; Fours - J Foster, T Finch, B Cairns, P Gear 15 S Barker, J Wilson, K Kenny, C Fennell 19.


Lavant SMBC’s club competitions were held throughout the season.

Two memorial trophies are contested – the Martin (open drawn singles) and the Tony Conway (open drawn pairs).

In the Martin Trophy, Peter Whale beat Peter Winter. A first-round losers’ trophy was awarded to Clare Beardmore, who beat Muriel Winter.

For the Conway Trophy Caroline Martin and Peter Whale beat Shelagh Lillywhite and John Simms.

In the ladies’ singles Jackie Lee beat Jean Conway. In the men’s singles Peter Whale defeated Rob Peirce.

The club pairs winners were Tony Bleach and Peter Winter, who beat Shelagh Lillywhite and John Simms.

A play-off to become overall club champion was won by Peter Whale, who will represent the club in the Sussex champion of champions event.


Nyetimber entertained West Wittering for a friendly and had a good evening, winning on two mats but losing by two points on the third.