WINDSOR & Eton Bowls Club star Richard Heathman squeezed a single shot win out of G Harris at Great Hollands in the county two wood competition.

The game went to an extra end with the final score 15-14.

There was more nail biting for

Windsor & Eton

players in the National club 2x4s at Maidenhead Town.

Heathman and his rink were a hefty 21-8 down at 13 ends but closed the gap to end at 24-19. Tony Scott and his rink were losing 12-0 after just five ends and staring defeat in the face, but a strong fightback secured a 23-16 win.

The combined total was enough to swing the outcome in favour of the Goswell Meadow-based club, 42-40.

There was no such joy in the KLV League games this week. The A team were at home to Desborough. With both clubs winning a rink each, and the third a draw, the overall score of 61-51 gave Windsor & Eton three points to the visitors’ seven. The top rink was Bert Barker, Charlie Andrews and Jim Fenlon (18-17).

Maidenhead Town were hosts to the B team. The home side won all three rinks and 84-31 overall, so claimed the full 10 points.

The C team also lost 10 points at home to Desborough B, with all three rinks and a total score of 72-31 in favour of the visitors.

At the same time and on an adjacent rink, pride was restored as Martyn Hayward and Scott cruised to a comfortable win over Paul Patel and Michael Hobson from Desborough. Their 29-7 puts the Windsor duo into round three of the county pairs.

The winning form of Scott continued in the first round tie of the Champions of Champions event, beating M Peachey of Desborough 21-13.

Scott was not so fortunate in the national senior pairs. He and Hayward lost by five shots against Bracknell 18-13.

The first of two weekend friendlies was against visitors from Ladygate. In a match of widely differing rink scores, Windsor & Eton managed a narrow 120-114 victory. The top rink, with an impressive 34-16, was Sue and Eric Ireland, Derek Smith and David Perriman.

Keynsham made their first visit to Goswell Meadow the next day. The home team enjoyed their second win of the weekend, scoring 120-11. The top rink honours went to Alastair Gibson, Les Swaney, Joyce Heathman and George Hayman.

The week ended with a loss in the Kennet League, at home against Suttons A. Losing all rinks and with a shot total of 53-104, the visitors claimed the full 14 points.