COUNTIES LEAGUE MATCH V BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Sunday 11 June
BERKSHIRE ENTERTAINED BUCKS. LAST YEARS CHAMPIONS IN
THE J.H.C.L. MATCH AT THATCHAM AND THE SPECTATORS WITNESSED A MARVELLOUS
GAME OF BOWLS WITH BOTH SIDES AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME.
BERKSHIRE SETTLED INTO THE GAME AND PACE OF AN
EXCELLENT THATCHAM GREEN AND AT 5 ENDS LED 16 SHOTS TO 11 SHOTS
BUCKS DID RALLY AND AT 10 ENDS HAD CUT THE LEAD TO 3
SHOTS 31 TO 28. THE BERKSHIRE LEAD WAS INCREASED TO 11 SHOTS AT 15 ENDS 47
SHOTS TO 36 EVENTUALLY WINNING 70 SHOTS TO 51 AND 10 VALUABLE LEAGUE POINTS
THE RINK OF LOUIS BEHANNAH, DEBUTANTE THOMAS PIKE ,A 12
YEAR OLD BOWLER FROM SHRIVENHAM B.C. MATTHEW IREMONGER AND KYLE MALLANDAIN
BUILD UP A 7 SHOTS TO 2 LEAD IN THE FIRST 5 ENDS AND WERE NEVER HEADED IN
WHAT PROVED TO BE A VERY TIGHT MATCH. EVENTUALLY WINNING THEIR RINK 21 SHOTS
THE YOUNG FRONT END HAD AN EXCELLENT GAME AND WERE
SUPPORTED BY SOME BRILLIANT BOWLING FROM MATTHEW AND KYLE. 2 POINTS FOR THE
RINK WERE GAINED
THE RINK OF BEN MALLANDAIN , JAMIE FLOOD ETHAN STACEY
AND SKIP RYAN COOPER PROVED TO BE TOO STRONG FOR THEIR OPPONENTS ON THE DAY
AND DESPITE BEING 3 SHOTS TO 4 DOWN AT 5 ENDS TOOK A 2 ,1 AND 6 OVER THE
NEXT ENDS TO LEAD 12 SHOTS TO 9 AFTER 10 ENDS.
SOME WONDERFUL FRONT END DRAW BOWLING AND CONTROLLED
SHOT SELECTION FROM ETHAN AND RYAN SAW A FURTHER 15 SHOTS ADDED TO THE SCORE
WITH 5 SHOTS IN REPLY . THE RINK WON 27 SHOTS TO 15 AND GAINED 2 VALUABLE
THE RINK OF PAUL HUTCHINSON, THOMAS STRONGMAN, TOM
MOORE AND ELLIOTT WINSKILL WERE IN A BATTLE ROYAL FROM A VERY SKILFUL AND
VOCIFEROUS BUCKS RINK AND THE PENDULUM SWUNG BOTH WAYS IN WHAT PROVED TO BE
A VERY ABSORBING MATCH. WE LED 6 SHOTS TO 5 AT 5 ENDS BUT WERE 12 SHOTS TO 9
DOWN AT 10 ENDS. THE SCORE AT 15 ENDS WAS 15 SHOTS EACH , BUT A 4 AND 1 BY
THE BUCKS RINK HAD OPENED UP A 5 SHOT LEAD AT 17 ENDS. NOT TO BE OUT DONE
OVER THE LAST 4 ENDS THE RINK SCORED 7 SHOTS TO CLINCH THE RINK WIN AND
ANOTHER 2 POINTS 22 SHOTS TO 20.
OUR NEXT J.H.C.L. LEAGUE MATCH IS AGAINST KENT AT
THATCHAM ON SUNDAY 25TH JUNE AND A GOOD RESULT AGAINST A VERY STRONG TEAM
WILL SEE BERKSHIRE IN THE RUNNING FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE AGAIN.
WE PLAY THE AREA FINALS OF THE WHITE ROSE TROPHY AT
SUTTON B.C. (SURREY) ON SUNDAY OUR OPPONENTS IN THE MORNING ARE KENT. ANY
SUPPORT FOR THE TEAM IS WELCOME
The team to represent BERKSHIRE in the White Rose
Regional Finals on Sunday 18th June 2017 versus KENT has been
B. J. Byles
White Rose Trophy Report –
Sunday 21st May
Berkshire started the Junior programme with a match at Thatcham BC against
Surrey in the White Rose (Double Rink ) Trophy. Throughout the contest,
both teams demonstrated a high level of skill and commitment which bauds
well for both Counties in the years to come.
match itself, Berkshire got off to a slow start with both rinks dropping 2
shots on the first end. The next few ends were fairly even and by 5 ends
Surrey had established a 6 shot lead, the score being 10 shots to 4 in
favour of the visiting County. .This lead was maintained by Surrey who at
10 ends held an advantage of 5 shots and led 18 shots to 13.
of Scott Winskill, Tom Moore, Kyle Mallandain, and B.J.Byles suffered some
horrendous luck and combined with the good fortune of the Surrey skip found
themselves 13 shots to 5 down at 12 ends. However, they stuck to their task
and by 17 ends had reduced the deficit to 1 shot, trailing 13 shots to 14.
Eventually they lost the rink 15 shots to 17, although they did shake hands
after 20 ends.
other rink of Ben Mallandain, Elliott Winskill, David Hancock and Lloyd
Sabatini fared better and were level at 8 shots each after 10 ends. On the
11th end they picked up a 6 which gave them a 6 shot lead at this
point, but with an overall deficit for Berkshire of 1 shot.
match was all square at 15 ends, 24 shots apiece and from then on Lloyd’s
rink pushed on and registered 12 shots to 2 over the last 6 ends to run out
28 shots to 14 winners, giving Berkshire a 43 shots to 31 victory and a
place in the Area Finals at Sutton B.C (Surrey) on Sunday 18th
can take a lot of confidence from this result and hopefully with the
experience and ability within the side can go much further in the