Berkshire on hand to help Windsor & Eton Bowls Club 90th anniversary celebrations
By Rob Gordon • Published 30 Jun 2012 06:00 0 Comments
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Michael White - president of the Royal County of Berkshire Association - unveils a plaque to commemorate Windsor & Eton's 90th anniversary at Goswell Meadow.
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WINDSOR & Eton Bowls Club celebrated its 90th anniversary on Sunday with a match against a Berkshire county representative side at Goswell Meadow.
Michael White, president of the Royal County of Berkshire Bowling Association, officially unveiled a special 90th anniversary commemorative plaque mounted on the wall of the clubhouse prior to the match.
The club was founded for men only in 1922 with the ladies section not coming into existence until 1924 - consequently the commemorative match only involved men.
When the action eventually got underway on the green the county team won by a considerable margin of 143-91. Windsor & Eton, however, did win one rink 25-11 thanks to Rob Gordon, Geoff Hutchinson, Tim Marshall and skip John Mockett.
Elsewhere, in county action, Richard Heathman reached the last 16 of the County Men's Singles Championship with a 21-13 third round win against Con Fairbrother of rival club Royal Household. Heathman will meet Ron Moore of Hagbourne for a place in the quarter-finals at Wokingham bowls club on July 15.
Marshall progressed into the fourth round of the County Unbadged Singles after a 21-9 win over Bracknell's David Simpson. Marshall will meet Simpson's club colleague Keith Colbourn on July 15.
Tony Scott and Martyn Hayward set up a Men's County Pairs last 16 tie against Thatcham's Derek Parsonson and Andrew Piper with a 23-14 victory against Royals' Bill Billinness and Mark Robbins.
Ron Lemon and Jim Fenlon, however, were knocked out of the competition after a 23-8 defeat against Bracknell's Peter Hawkins and Chris Peters.
In Kennet League action, Windsor & Eton's Division Two East side beat Suttons B 89-60 (12-2 on points) with top rink honours going to John Zander, George Hayman, Scott and skip Tom Baldin (27-12).
The club's LX B side remain bottom of KLX Division Two East despite chalking up a narrow 54-51 (7-3) win against Sunningdale. Richard Scott, Ron Lamb and skip Fenlon landed the top rink of 22-12.
Windsor & Eton slipped to third in Division One East after a 63-43 (8-2) loss against rivals Maidenhead Town. Zander, Hayman and Lemon, however, secured two points with a top rink of 22-12.
The LX C team suffered their first defeat of the season when losing 64-43 (8-2) against Desborough C in Division Three East. The only winning triple came from skip Ted Fernee, Bryan Pritchard and Colin Andrews.
Finally, Windsor & Eton's ladies lost 56-47 (7-3) against Maidenhead Town in the Royal Shield with Kath Roffe, Maureen Charters and Lin Mockett returning the top rink of 23-19.