This Newsletter contains all information from 1st June 2019
 

Chrystie League

Epsom played at home against Bookham on Monday 17th June 2019 & won on both rinks & the match 43 - 15.

This was Epsom's 100th win in this League since it began in 2001.

Details:

Rink 4  Ted Ray Richard Price Frank Thompson Keith Roberts  won 25 - 10

Epsom was 1 - 3 down after 4 ends, but won the next 5 ends to go 20 - 3 ahead.  They won by 15 shots.

Rink 5  Howard Ellis Mick Cooper Phil Sims Fred Read  won 18 - 5

Epsom dominated this rink winning 13 of the 18 ends.  They led 11 - 3 after 10 ends & won by 13 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 43  Bookham 15    Epsom 4 points  Bookham 0 points

Ted Ray, Richard Price & Mick Cooper played in their very first Chrystie League match.

 

Past Times

Epsom 'B' played Carshalton in the Past Times on Sunday 16th June and won at home, lost away, but won on the extra end which was played at Carshalton.

Details:

Home: Howard Ellis Andrew Turnbull Dickie Day John Meningen  won 22 - 13

Epsom played very well as a rink and led 19 - 6 after 15 ends.  They won by 9 shots

Away:  Stefan Tomm Frank Thompson Bob Blaker John Warren lost 11 - 20

Epsom was 2 - 3 down after 4 ends and then lost the next 6 ends to go 2 - 13 down.  They were 7 - 19 down after 16 ends, but won 4 of the remaining ends to lose by 9 shots.  Epsom won the extra end.

Final Score:  Epsom 34  Carshalton 33

Dickie Day played in first game for Epsom Bowling Club in this Competition.

 

East Surrey League - Men

Epsom played away at Cheam Fields on Saturday 15th June 2019. They won on 1 rink, lost on 3 rinks & lost overall 73 - 77 (2 - 10).  This was a very disappointing loss for Epsom played on a very challenging green.

Details:

Rink 3  Keith Roberts Stefan Lukatschat Andrew Turnbull John Warren  lost 20 - 22

This rink was lost on the very last end.  Epsom led 15 - 7 after 10 ends & 18 - 12 after 15 ends.  Epsom led 20 - 19 going into the last end, but dropped 3 shots to lose by 2 shots.

Rink 4  Stefan Tomm Graham Coleman Terry Hoye Terry Berry  lost 14 - 18

Epsom was 5 - 12 down after 10 ends & 6 - 16 behind after 14 ends.  They won the next 3 ends to narrow the gap to 4 shots, but lost by 4 shots.

Rink 5  Dave Pearce Phil Sims Bob Blaker Les Owen  lost 14 - 27

Epsom could not get to grips with this rink & found themselves 4 - 11 down after 10 ends.  They were further behind 6 - 19 after 15 ends & lost by 13 shots.

Rink 6  Howard Ellis Geoff Purrott Dickie Day John Meningen  won 25 - 10

Epsom won 13 of the 21 ends & were 14 - 5 ahead after 10 ends.  They led 20 - 7 after 15 ends & won  by 15 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 73  Cheam Fields 77   Epsom 2 points  Cheam Fields 10 points

Did you know

Cheam Fields joined the East Surrey League in 1990.

Epsom have played Cheam Fields 30 Times, won 19, lost 10 & drawn 1.

The best win came in 2010, 127 – 52 (+75) & the best rink win came in the same match, 39 – 7 (+32).

The best sequence of wins is 8 (2009 – 2014).

Cheam Fields were in division 2 during the 2015, 2016 & 2018 seasons.

Cheam Fields was founded in 1914.

 

Bowls England - Top Club (Top 11)

Epsom played Sutton at home on Sunday 9th June 2019. They won the Pairs, but lost the other disciplines.  However, Epsom put in an excellent performance in the Pairs, Triples & Fours.

Details:

Rink 2  Two Wood: Stefan Tomm  lost 7 - 17

After 5 ends Stefan was 2 - 4 down & further behind 5 - 11 after 12 ends.  The game was over on the 17th end with Stefan losing by 10 shots.

Rink 3  Singles: Dave Pearce  lost 11 - 21

Dave struggled to get into this game & found himself 1 - 10 down after 6 ends.  He lost by 10 shots.

Rink 5  Pairs: Stefan Lukatschat Peter Miller  won 22 - 15

This was an excellent performance by Epsom against a very strong Sutton Pair.  They led 15 - 5 after 10 ends & finished after 19 ends winning by 7 shots.

Rink 6  Triples: Brian Kenyon Geoff Purrott Terry Hoye  lost 12 - 14

Another good performance by Epsom on this rink.  They were 3 - 12 down after 11 ends, but outscored Sutton 9 - 2 over the rest of the game to lose by just 2 shots.

Rink 4  Fours: Howard Ellis Keith Roberts Bob Blaker Andrew Turnbull  lost 15 - 16

Yet another good performance against a very strong Sutton 4.  Epsom was 6 - 13 down after 12 ends, but outscored Sutton 9 - 3 over the last 8 ends to lose by just 1 shot. (20 ends played).

Final Score:  Epsom 1 point  Sutton 4 points

Stefan Lukatschat played in his first game in this Competition.

 

East Surrey League - Men

Epsom played Ashtead at home on Saturday 8th June 2019. They won on 3 rinks, lost on 1 rink & won overall 87 - 60 (10 - 2). This turned out to be a bit of a struggle for Epsom at the beginning across the 4 rinks - particularly on rink 4.  Epsom trailed 30 - 34 after 10 ends, but went ahead 49 - 45 after 15 ends.  The game was decided across the 4 rinks over the last 3 ends when Epsom outscored Ashtead 32 - 13.  Epsom won by 27 shots.

Details:

Rink 3  Brian Kenyon Geoff Purrott Dickie Day John Meningen  won 20 - 10

Epsom was 6 - 8 down after 11 ends, but won the next 6 ends to go 15 - 8 ahead.  They won by 10 shots.

Rink 4  Howard Ellis Phil Sims Terry Hoye Peter Miller  lost 25 - 26

Epsom only scored on 3 of the first 12 ends on this rink & found themselves 6 - 20 down.  Epsom came back strongly over the last 9 ends when they outscored Ashtead 19 - 6 (including a count of 7 on end 19) to fall just 1 shot short.  A great comeback.

Rink 5  Stefan Tomm Stefan Lukatschat John Warren Jim Scott  won 23 - 12

Epsom led 11 - 5 after 10 ends & 15 - 7 after 15 ends.  They won by 11 shots.

Rink 6  Dave Pearce Bob Blaker Andrew Turnbull Les Owen  won 19 - 12

Epsom was 7 - 6 ahead after 10 ends & then scored on the next 7 ends to go further ahead 18 - 6.  They won by 7 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 87  Ashtead 60    Epsom 10 points  Ashtead 2 points

John Meningen played in his 50th game in this League.

Did you know

Ashtead joined the East Surrey League in 1990.

Epsom have played Ashtead 28 times.  They have won 22, lost 5 & drawn 1.

The best win was 116 – 55 (+61) in 2015 and the best rink win was 34 – 9 (25) in 2004.  The best sequence of wins is 8 (1998 – 2005).

In the last 10 matches Epsom have only lost once.

Ashtead played in Division 2 during the 2016, 2017 & 2018 seasons.

Ashtead was founded in 1921.

 

Bowls England - Tony Allcock Trophy

Epsom played at home against Purley on Friday 7th June 2019 in the above Competition.  After an excellent win against Cheam in the first round they went on to beat Purley 38 - 29 to reach the 3rd round for the very first time since 2011.

Epsom was 11 - 22 down after 10 ends across the 2 rinks & 25 - 29 down after 15 ends.  However, they outscored Purley 13 - 0 over the last 3 ends to win by 9 shots.

Details:

Rink 5  Sandy Cooper Eileen Mills Brian Kenyon Fred Read  lost 16 - 19

Epsom was 4 - 14 down after 10 ends & 10 - 19 adrift after 15 ends.  They won the last 3 ends to lose by 3 shots.

Rink 6  Lesley South Frances Suttonwood Pat Buckley Bob Blaker  won 22 - 10

Epsom was 7 - 8 down after 10 ends, but went ahead 15 - 10 on the 15th end. They won the last 4 ends to win by 12 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 38  Purley 29

Epsom are away to Purley Bury in the 3rd round.

Lesley South & Fred Read played in their first game in this Competition.

Did you know

This Competition began in 2011 - set up by Tony Allcock.

Since 2011 Epsom have entered a team each year except for 2018.  Epsom have won 5 matches & lost 5.  The best win came against Cheam in 2012, 46 - 20 & the best rink win came in the game against Cheam Fields, 29 - 12 in 2015.

 

Ladies' Friendly

Epsom played Carshalton away on Thursday 7th June 2019 in a Triples match. They won on all 3 rinks & the match 59 - 36.  Epsom started slowly on all 3 rinks finding themselves 6 - 12 down after 5 ends across the 3 rinks.  However, after 10 ends they were 34 - 14 ahead.  They won by 23 shots.

Details:

Rink 1  Rose Price Ruth Baker Heather Pigden  won 20 - 12

Epsom was 0 - 5 down after 4 ends, but won the next 5 ends to go 9 - 5 ahead.  They kept the lead for the rest of the game & won by 8 shots.

Rink 2  Audrey Jones Frances Suttonwood Marilyn Walsh-Hoye  won 17 - 11

Epsom was 1 - 3 down after 4 ends, but won the next 7 ends to go ahead 14 - 3.  They won by 6 shots.

Rink 3  Sandie Harvey Sylvia Smart Anne Hoffmann  won 22 - 13

A similar story to rink 1 & 2 on this rink with Epsom 2 - 4 down after 5 ends.  They won the next 5 ends to go ahead 13 - 4.  They won by 9 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 59  Carshalton 36

Did you know

Epsom’s Ladies’ fixtures against Carshalton Ladies until recently were scheduled at the end of the season. Not surprisingly many of these matches were cancelled because of bad weather.

Epsom’s first match against Carshalton was scheduled in 2009, but was cancelled.

Since then there have been 11 matches scheduled. 3 Matches won, 2 Lost & 6 cancelled.

The best win was in 2007, 45 – 17 (+28).  Carshalton Ladies were founded in 1932.

 

Mixed Friendly

Epsom played Malden Manor away on Tuesday 4th June 2019. They won on 1 rink, lost on 2 rinks & lost 27 - 46.

This was a 12 end game because of the poor weather.

Details:

Rink 4  Brian Kenyon Eileen Mills Terry Hoye  lost 7 - 16

Rink 5  Mike James Audrey Jones Marilyn Walsh  lost 9 - 21

Rink 6  Janet Newman  Heather Pigden John Warren  won 11 - 9

Final Score:  Epsom 27  Malden Manor 46

 

Mixed Friendly

Epsom played Popes Mead at home on Sunday 2nd June 2019. They won on 2 rinks, lost 2 rinks & lost overall 62 - 63. As the score suggests this was a very close game overall & across all 4 Triples. The scores were level 31 - 31 across the 4 Triples after 10 ends, but Epsom lost by 1 shot overall.

Details:

Rink 1  Sandy Cooper Audrey Jones  John Warren  won 16 - 14

Epsom led 11 - 7 after 10 ends, but lost the next 5 ends to go 11 - 13 down.  However, Epsom scored 5 shots over ends 16 & 17 and won by 2 shots.

Rink 2  Mick Cooper Ruth Nixon Heather Pigden  lost 19 - 20

Epsom led 15 - 11 after 13 ends, but dropped 7 shots over the next 2 ends to go behind.  They lost by 1 shot.

Rink 3  Richard Price Sandie Harvey Brian Kenyon  lost 12 - 15

Epsom was behind all afternoon on this rink. They only played 17 ends (miscalculation on ends played).

Rink 4  Rose Price Eileen Mills Bob Blaker  won 15 - 14

After 14 ends Epsom was 8 - 12 down but took the lead 2 ends later.  Going into the last end Bob was 4 shots down, but played an excellent bowl to pick up 2 shots for the win.

Final Score:  Epsom 62  Popes Mead 63

Did you know

Epsom played Popes Mead in Mixed matches for the very first time in 2012.  Since then Epsom have played 7 matches, won 4, lost 3 & there have been 2 games cancelled . The first 4 matches were 6 rinks.  Today's game was down to 4 Triples.

 

East Surrey League - Men Top Club (Top 11)

Epsom played Caterham at home on Sunday 2nd June 2019. They won the Pairs & Fours, but lost both Singles & the Triples. They lost 2 - 3.

Details:

Rink 2   Four Wood Singles: John Meningen  lost 11 - 21

John was 4 - 6 down after 7 ends, but lost the next 4 ends to go further behind 5 - 11.  After 18 ends John was 11 - 16 down & lost the next 3 ends to lose 11 - 21.

Rink 2 Two WoodSingles: Bob Blaker  lost 7 - 17

Bob was 2 - 1 up after 3 ends, but lost the next 8 ends to go 2 - 14 down.  The game finished on the 17th end leaving Bob losing by 10 shots

Rink 4 Pairs: Dave Pearce  John Warren  won 22 - 19

Epsom led 10 - 6 after 10 ends & 16 - 14 after 15 ends.  They won by 3 shots.

Rink 3 Triples: Howard Ellis Terry Berry Les Owen  lost 11 - 18

Not a good morning for Epsom on this rink.  They were 4 - 10 down after 10 ends & 6 - 16 behind on end 15.  They lost by 7 shots.

Rink 5 Fours: Keith Roberts John Huxford Terry Hoye Peter Miller  won 15 - 14

The scores were level 7 - 7 after 10 ends, but Epsom were ahead 13 - 9 on the 15th end.  The game ended on end 19 with Epsom winning by 1 shot.

Final Score:  Epsom 2  Caterham 3

John Huxford, Terry Hoye & Les Owen played their first game in this Competition.

Did you know

This Competition changed to Top 11 in 2018.  It was previously a Top 10 Competition. In 2018 the Two Wood Singles was added to bring the Competition in line with the Bowls England Top 11.

Epsom won the Top 10 in 2008 71 - 70.

 

East Surrey League - Men

Epsom played Wallington at home on Saturday 1st June 2019. They won on all 4 rinks & the match 108 - 62 (12 - 0)Epsom led across the 4 rinks all afternoon.  They led 58 - 34 after 10 ends & 78 - 49 after 15 ends.  They went on to win 46 shots.

Details:

Rink 1  Keith Roberts Stefan Lukatschat John Warren Jim Scott  won 25 - 17

Epsom got off to an excellent start going 11 - 1 ahead after just 5 ends. Wallington closed the gap to 1 shot, 11 - 10 after 9 ends, but Epsom stayed ahead and outscored Wallington 14 - 7 over the remaining ends.  They won by 8 shots.

Rink 2  Brian Kenyon Phil Sims Andrew Turnbull Peter Miller  won 25 - 18

Epsom led 15 - 4 after 8 ends, but lost the next 4 ends, but were still ahead 15 - 10.  They had a good lead, 25 - 12 after 18 ends & won by 7 shots.

Rink 3  Howard Ellis Geoff Purrott Terry Hoye John Meningen  won 32 - 12

Epsom played well on this rink and won 16 of the 21 ends.  They were 1 - 6 down after 3 ends, but won the next 10 ends to go 22 - 6 ahead.  They won by 20 shots.

Rink 4  Dave Pearce Bob Blaker Terry Berry Les Owen  won 26 - 15

Epsom led 15 - 10 after 10 ends and won 6 of the remaining ends to win by 11 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 108  Wallington 62    Epsom 12 points  Wallington 0 points

John Warren played in his 150th game in the ESL.

Did you know

Epsom have played Wallington 35 times & won 24 And lost 11

The best win came in 2005 when Epsom won 109 – 56 (+53) and the best rink win was in 2006, 39 – 9 (+30).

Over the last 9 matches Epsom have won 7 & lost 2  The best sequence of wins is 11 (2001 – 2011)

Wallington played in Division 2 during 2017.  They were founded in 1920.

 

East Surrey League - Ladies

Epsom played Cheam Fields at home on Saturday 1st June 2019. They lost on both rinks & the match 39 - 43. The Ladies were behind all afternoon across the 2 rinks, but came back well on both rinks over the last few ends.

Details:

Rink 5  Audrey Jones Frances Suttonwood Anne Hoffmann  Heather Pigden  lost 18 - 20

Epsom was 5 - 14 down after 10 ends, but came within 1 shot, 17 - 18 on the 18th end.  Going into the last end they needed 3 to draw, but only managed 1 shot to lose by 2.

Rink 6  Sandie Harvey Ruth Baker Eileen Mills Marilyn Walsh-Hoye  lost 21 - 23

Epsom was 7 - 10 down after 10 ends & further behind 9 - 18 on the 15th end.  They fought back well to take the lead 21 - 19 on the 20th end only to drop a count of 4 on the last end to lose by 2.

Final Score:  Epsom 39  Cheam Fields 43    Epsom 0 points  Cheam Fields 4 points