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Epsom played at home in the Chrystie League against Pippbrook on Monday 21st June 2021. They lost on both rinks & the match 20 - 43 (0 - 4)
Rink 1 David Fearn Mike James Brian Collis John Warren lost 11 - 18
Rink 2 Richard Price John Lystor John Hart Geoff Purrott lost 9 - 25
Did you know
Epsom have played Pippbrook 37 times in this League, won 21, lost 15 & drawn 1.
John Lystor played his first match for Epsom Bowling Club.
BE Tony Allcock Trophy
Epsom played at home against Reigate Priory on Sunday 20th June 2021 & won on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink & won overall 36 - 15.
Epsom first entered this Trophy in 2011. Apart from 2020 Epsom have entered this Competition each year. This is a mixed Two Fours Competition. Epsom have reached the 3rd round on 3 occasions - 2015, 2017 & 2019.
Rink 2 Trish Southgate Sandie Harvey Andrew Turnbull Keith Roberts won 25 - 2
Epsom won 13 of the 15 ends winning by 23 shots.
Rink 3 Sandy Cooper Stefan Tomm Ted Ray Mary Green lost 11 - 13
Epsom were 6 - 8 down after 10 ends & lost by 2 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 36 Reigate Priory 15.
The following members played their first match in this Competition for Epsom Bowling Club:-
Mary Green, Trish Southgate, Sandie Harvey, Ted Ray & Andrew Turnbull.
East Surrey League - Men
Epsom Men played away against Cheam Fields on Saturday 19th June 2021 & won on all 3 rinks & the match 66 - 55 (10 - 0). After 10 ends across the 3 rinks Epsom led 39 - 21, but Cheam Fields narrowed the gap to just 4 shots after 15 ends. Epsom went on to win by 11 shots.
Rink 1 Dave Pearce Bob Blaker John Warren Jim Scott won 22 - 19
After 9 ends the scores were level 9 - 9, but Epsom were behind 13 - 16 on the 15th end. The scores were level once again after 19 ends, but Epsom scored 3 shots over the last 2 ends to win by 2 shots.
Rink 3 Stefan Tomm John Hart Andrew Turnbull Les Owen won 23 - 16
After 12 ends Epsom led 19 - 7, but lost the next 4 ends, but still led by 4 shots. Epsom went on to win by 7 shots.
Rink 6 Derek Martin David Bragg Keith Roberts Terry Berry won 21 - 20
Epsom led 9 - 0 after 5 ends, but Cheam Fields fought back well to take the lead 11 - 10 on the 12th end. Epsom led once again 15 - 14 on the 15th end, but going into the last end found themselves 2 shots down. Facing a rink defeat Terry played an excellent bowl to pick up 3 shots to win by 1 shot.
Final Score: Epsom 66 Cheam Fields 55 Epsom 10 points Cheam Fields 0 points
Did you know
Epsom first played Cheam Fields in the East Surrey League in 1989 (the League started in 1987). Since then Epsom have played Cheam Fields in 32 times, won 21, lost 10 & drawn 1.
The best win came in 2010 when Epsom won 127 – 52.
Bob Blaker played in his 100th East Surrey League match today.
Men's Friendly v Wallington
Epsom Men played away against Wallington on Thursday 17th June 2021. They won on 2 rinks, lost on 1 rink & won overall 60 - 37. This is a relatively new fixture. Epsom have played Wallington 4 times & won all 4 matches.
Rink 3 Ted Ray Frank Thompson Fred Read won 29 - 5
Epsom dominated this rink winning 14 of the 18 ends. They led 21 - 1 after 10 ends & went on to win by 24 shots.
Rink 4 Hayden Thornton David Bragg Terry Hoye won 21 - 11
Epsom led 8 - 6 after 7 ends & then won the next 5 ends to go further ahead 19 - 6. They won by 10 shots.
Rink 5 Wayne Thornton Mick Cooper John Hart lost 10 - 21
After 10 ends Epsom were 4 - 13 down & lost by 11 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 60 Wallington 37
Ladies Friendly v Purley
Epsom Ladies played away against Purley on Tuesday 15th June 2021. They won on one rink, lost on one rink & won overall 34 - 24. 15 ends were played.
Rink 1 Liz Hind Sue Needham Sandy Cooper Sandie Harvey lost 13 - 14
Epsom were 5 - 7 down after 8 ends, but won the next 4 ends to go ahead 12 - 7. They dropped 6 shots on end 14 & lost by just 1 shot.
Rink 2 Audrey Jones Penny Payne Sue Skinner Ruth Baker won 21 - 10
Epsom raced into a 17 - 0 lead after 8 ends & went on to win by 11 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 34 Purley 24.
Did you know
The first recorded result was in 2008. Since then Epsom Ladies have played Purley Ladies 9 times. They have won 3, lost 5 & drawn 1.
Epsom played away in the Chrystie League against Leatherhead on Monday 14th June 2021. They won on one rink, lost on one rink & lost overall 28 - 34.
Rink 1 Derek Martin Frank Thompson Ted Ray Terry Hoye won 13 - 12
After 9 ends Epsom trailed 3 - 8, but went ahead 10 - 8 on the 12th end. Going into the last end the scores were level, but Epsom scored 1 shot to win by 1 shot.
Rink 2 Mick Cooper Richard Price John Hart Fred Read lost 15 - 22
The scores were level 9 - 9 after 9 ends, but Epsom were behind 12 - 21 on the 15th end. They lost by 7 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 28 Leatherhead 34 Epsom 1 point Leatherhead 3 points.
Terry Hoye played in his first Chrystie League match.
Did you know
Epsom joined the League in 2001. Of our current members John Hart, Fred Read & Peter Humphreys (now Social Member) played in in 2001.
Since then Epsom have played 182 matches, won 105, lost 72 & drawn 5. 10 games have been cancelled.
Epsom won the League in 2004, 2017 & 2018. In 2004 they won all their matches winning on 15 rinks & losing on just 5. Since 2001 65 members of the Club have played in at least 1 Chrystie League match.
Facts re Leatherhead:
Played 37, won 19, lost 18.
East Surrey Ladies League v Horley - postponed
Epsom Ladies first played Horley in 2006. Since then they have played each other 14 times with Epsom winning 10 & losing 4. The best win came in 2017 when the Ladies won 64 - 20.
East Surrey League - Men
Epsom Men played away against Cheam on Saturday 12th June 2021 & won on 1 rink, drew on 1 rink & lost the third. They won 66 - 50 (7 - 3).
Epsom first played Cheam in 2016. Since then the Clubs have played each other 7 times. Epsom have won 5 & lost 2.
The best win came in 2016 when Epsom won 90 - 71.
Rink 2 Stefan Tomm Keith Roberts Andrew Turnbull Les Owen won 34 - 13
Epsom dominated this rink all afternoon. They led 19 - 6 after 10 ends, 32 - 6 after 15 ends & won by 21 shots.
Rink 3 Dave Pearce Bob Blaker John Warren Jim Scott lost 15 - 20
Epsom were 5 - 12 down after 10 ends & 4 shots behind, 12 - 16 on the 15th end. They lost but 5 shots.
Rink 4 Derek Martin Ted Ray Peter Miller Terry Berry drew 17 - 17
This was a hard fought game with the scores level 10 - 10 after 11 ends. The scores were still level 15 - 15 on the 18th end but going into the last end Epsom held a 2 shot lead. Cheam managed 2 shots to secure a draw.
Final Result: Epsom 66 Cheam 50 Epsom 7 points Cheam 3 points
Ladies' Friendly v Carshalton
The Ladies travelled to Carshalton on Thursday 10th June 2021 for a Friendly Triples match. They lost on both rinks & the match 22 - 40. 15 ends were played.
Epsom Ladies first played Carshalton in 2007 (no result recorded). Since 2007 13 matches have been scheduled & Epsom have won 4, lost 2, 1 no result recorded & 6 cancelled (these cancellation were matches scheduled in late September & were cancelled because of bad weather). The best win came in 2012 when the Ladies won 69 - 33.
Rink 4 Sue Needham Sue Skinner Frances Suttonwood lost 8 - 21
After 8 ends Epsom were 2 - 16 down & lost by 12 shots.
Rink 5 Penny Payne Sandy Cooper Mary Green lost 14 - 19
After 11 ends Epsom were only 1 shot down, 12 - 13, but lost by 5 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 22 Carshalton 40.
Cropley Cup Men v Ladies
Mr Charles Cropley (captain in 191 - 1922), with the aid of his brothers, at net cost, demolished the Depot Road pavilion and, stick by stick transported and re-erected it at the new Worple Road site in 1921. Brigadier-General Wrigley provided new mats, jacks, markers and other equipment.
The actual cup was presented by Robert Tyler in 1915 and was known as The Epsom Bowling Club Challenge Cup. It is silver, hall marked Birmingham 1913. It was won outright by Chas Cropley in 1921 (it is not known what type of competition this was). When the Ladies joined Epsom Bowling Club in 1947 the Cup became known as the Cropley Cup & a Fours Competition between the Men & Ladies took place.
There are no records of results from this time until 2008.
The Annual match Men v Ladies took place on Wednesday 9th June 2021. This was a Triples match.
The The Men won on all 3 rinks & the match 69 - 34.
Rink 3 Frank Thompson Richard Price John Warren v Audrey Jones Sandie Harvey Mary Green 19 - 17
The Men were 4 - 12 down after 9 ends, but drew level 16 - 16 on the 15th end. They won by 2 shots.
Rink 4 Derek Martin Stefan Tomm Ted Ray v Penny Payne Liz Hind Ruth Baker 24 - 10
The Men also trailed after 9 ends on this rink finding themselves 6 - 8 down. They played well for the rest of the game and won by 14 shots.
Rink 5 David Fearn Mick Cooper Les Owen v Sandy Cooper Sue Skinner Frances Suttonwood won 26 - 7
The Men led all afternoon on this rink. They were 12 - 4 ahead after 9 ends & went on to win by 19 shots.
Final Score: Epsom Men 69 Epsom Ladies 34
The first recorded Men v Ladies match in 2008 was won by the Ladies who won 68 - 45. The Ladies also won 58 - 57 in 2011. No games took place in 2016, 2019 & 2020.
Traditionally the Men & Ladies look after the match in alternate years. In 2021 it was a Men's task to organise
tea/coffee and cakes after the game.
Epsom played at home against Malden Manor on Tuesday 8th June 2021. This was a Triples match. Epsom first played Malden Manor in a mixed match in 2013. Including today they have won 7 games & lost 1. The best win came in 2021 when Epsom won 75 - 33 (+42). Today they won on all three rinks & 75 - 33.
Rink 4 Audrey Jones Liz Hind David Bragg won 18 - 9
After 9 ends Epsom led 12 - 3 & still had a 12 shot lead after 15 ends. They won by 9 shots.
Rink 5 Ruth Baker Mick Cooper Frank Thompson won 26 - 11
After 12 ends Epsom led 19 - 5 & went on to win by 15 shots.
Rink 6 Janet Newman Brian Kenyon/Sue Skinner Fred Read won 31 - 13
Epsom won 12 of the 18 ends. They led 14 - 7 after 9 ends, 27 - 9 after 15 ends 7 won by 18 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 75 Malden Manor 33
Epsom played their first game in the Chrystie League at home against Bookham on Monday 7th June 2021.
Epsom first played Bookham in 2001. Since then (including this game) they have met 39 times. Epsom have won 22, lost 15, drawn 1 & 1 game was cancelled.
Tonight they won on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink & lost overall 33 - 34 (1 - 3)
Rink 2 Mick Cooper David Fearn Frank Thompson Fred Read lost 15 - 20
After 9 ends Epsom were 2 - 17 down. However, they recovered well winning 6 of the remaining ends to lose by 5 shots.
Rink 3 Brian Kenyon Richard Price Stefan Tomm John Hart won 18 - 14
After 9 ends the scores were level 7 - 7. Epsom led 16 - 9 after 15 ends & dropped 4 shots on the last end & won by 4 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 33 Bookham 34 Epsom 1 points Bookham 3 points.
David Fearn & Stefan Tomm played in their first Chrystie League game.
Mixed Friendly v Popes Mead
Epsom travelled to Popes Mead on Sunday 6th June 2021 to play in a Mixed Friendly match. Epsom first played Popes Mead in 2012. Since then there have been 6 matches with Epsom winning 4 of these. The early games (2012 - 2015) were 6 rinks, but the game today was 4 Triples.
They won on 1 rink, lost on 3 rinks & lost overall 54 - 84.
Rink 2 Sylvia Smart David Fearn John Warren lost 15 - 16
Epsom were 4 - 10 down after 9 ends. They won 4 of the last 5 ends & lost by just 1 shot.
Rink 3 Derek Martin Sandy Cooper Ted Ray won 20 - 14
Epsom were 9 - 12 down after 9 ends, but won the last 6 ends to win by 6 shots.
Rink 4 Liz Hind Brian Kenyon Mick Cooper lost 9 - 24
After 9 ends Epsom trailed 5 - 12. They lost the last 6 ends to lose by 15 shots.
Rink 5 Sue Skinner Richard Price Frank Thompson lost 10 - 30
Epsom struggled on this rink & lost by 20 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 54 Popes Mead 84
David Fearn played his first Mixed match for Epsom in this game.
East Surrey League - Ladies
Epsom Ladies played away at Cheam Fields on Saturday 5th June 2021 and lost on both rinks, & lost overall 25 - 51 (0 - 4).
Rink 1 Penny Payne Liz Hind Sandie Harvey Trish Southgate lost 14 - 20
Rink 2 Audrey Jones Frances Suttonwood Ruth Baker Mary Green lost 11 - 31
Final Score: Epsom 25 Cheam Fields 51 Epsom 0 points Cheam Fields 4 points
Penny Payne played in her first ESLL match.
East Surrey League - Men
Epsom Men played away at Wallington on Saturday 5th June 2021 and won on 1 rink, lost on 2 rinks & won overall 53 - 51 (6 - 4). This match was won by Epsom over the last 3 ends across the 3 rinks. Epsom trailed 38 - 54 after 15 ends & 46 -48 after 18 ends, but outscored Wallington 7 - 3 over the last 3 ends to win by 2 shots.
Rink 1 David Bragg Keith Roberts Andrew Turnbull Les Owen lost 17 - 18
As the final score suggests this was a close game. The scores were level 10 - 10 after 11 ends & 13 - 13 after 15 ends. Going into the last end Epsom needed 2 shots to draw, but only managed 1 shot.
Rink 2 Derek Martin Ted Ray Terry Hoye Terry Berry lost 16 - 20
This was certainly a game of two halves. After 9 ends Epsom trailed 1 - 15, but won 9 of the remaining ends to lose by 4 shots.
Rink 3 Bob Blaker John Hart John Warren Jim Scott won 20 - 13
Epsom led 12 - 5 after 10 ends & 18 - 12 after 18 ends. They won by 7 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 53 Wallington 51 Epsom 6 points Wallington 4 points.
Vilamoura Mixed Triples League
This League has one triple playing at home & one triple playing away. 2 points are awarded for a rink win, 1 for a draw & 2 points for an overall win (6 points in total). Epsom joined the Vilamoura League in 2017 and went on to win the title. They repeated this performance in 2018. In the 3 years of competition Epsom have played 29 games, won 21, drawn 1 & lost 7 - quite an impressive record.
The game scheduled for 4th June was called off because of poor weather.