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16:55 Wednesday 19 November 2014 

Repeat success for Desbororugh Bowls Club in the Denny Cup


Jeff Simpson
Jeff Simpson

Desborough played West Berks at this stage in the Denny Cup last year and the result this time was just the same as they eased to a 36-shot victory (75-39).

After a tight start, Desborough stepped on the accelerator

Although Simon Jones’ rink went down narrowly, the other rinks did the business with the stars being Tim Eales, David Ross, Richard Reid and Alan Price, winning by 24 shots (30-6).

Harder challenges are sure to come, starting with Whiteknights in the third round on Saturday, November 29.

Rink scores (Desborough first); Home – T Eales, D Ross, R Reid, A Price 30-6; M Woodley, G Knapper, D Simpson, J McGuinness 17-11. Away – L Essex, T Devonald-Batt, P Maynard, S Jones 11-14; C Brooks, B Long, M Hyde, R Newman 17-8.

*Desborough welcomed High Wycombe to York Road and after an entertaining game won by 15 shots (122-107).

The home side were in control from the start and despite a late surge from the visitors, Desborough ended up winning on four of the six rinks.

The rinks skipped by Sam Stack, Jeff Simpson and Cy Woodward did well to post winning scorecards

But there was no doubting who took top rink honours as Betty West, Jim Roll, Morag Goodchild and Colin Jones won by a fantastic 23 shots (31-8).

Rink scores (Desborough first): P Tuttle, R Wyatt, G Coussins, S Stack 16-14; B West, J Roll, M Goodchild, C Jones 31-8; R Hughes, T Brown, M Howard, J Simpson 21-20; M O’Reilly, N Wood, R Brown, J Bucknell 13-23; T Scherer, J Kingston, M Hutley, C Woodward 22-15; C Tupling, A Glover, J Cano-Lopez, A Shoat 19-27.

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