Tough week for Central Park Bowls Club
PUBLISHED: 14:30 13 June 2017
Wanstead Central are always formidable opponents and so it proved for Central Park in two county battles in the last week.
In the county triples, it proved an interesting match up as Harry Morley, John Lapping and skip Jim Grummett took on John Cook and his team of John Harwood and Phil Fagelson.
Both leads battled hard to outdo each other, but in the end it was Wanstead Central who won through, booking their place in the next round courtesy of a 20-7 victory.
The county fours clash with the same club also went against the East Ham-based club.
The team of Morley, John Huckstepp, Grummett and skip Ken Cutts, started well and were level at 7-7 after nine ends. But a bad patch then arrived and Wanstead Central took full advantage, helped by a slice or two of luck, to win 18-10.
There was no better news in the Group 5 Seeley Trophy as high winds and torrential rain did not help any of the bowlers in this home and away triples competition.
At Central Park, Lapping’s team of Mo Hackett and Huckstepp lost by 23-13, while over in Dagenham, Grummett and his team of Morley and Alan Dobson held the home team to 23-18 but overall they went down 41-36 to go out of the competition.
In league competition, Central Park had a real battle over at South Woodford in the Ilford & District League.
They won on two of the three rinks, but were just pipped overall.
Dobson and his team of Hackett and Huckstepp battled to an 18-17 win over Jim Boyce and his men, while there was another narrow win for Eddie Grigg, Tracy Hicks and skip Morley as they finally got the better of Peter Barham by 15-14.
However, Cutts and his team of Pam Oldham and Sue Flynn lost out 15-11 to Bernie Wanger’s boys as the overall match finished 46-44 to South Woodford.
It was just as close in the Cribbs Triples League clash at North Greenwich where Cutts, Flynn and Dobson had a fine 21-15 win on their rink.
But things did not go so well for John Irvine, John Deemer and skip Grummett who were pipped 17-16 on their rink.
And when Hicks’ team of Grigg and Huckstepp went down 19-12 the game was up and the overall score was 51-49 to the North Greenwich boys.
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