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Ladies Friendly

Epsom Ladies played against Banstead Neville at home on Tuesday 21st May 2019.  This was a Triples match.  They won on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink, drew on 1 rink & won the match 51 - 48.  Epsom Ladies were behind across the 3 rinks right up to the last 3 ends.  They trailed 23 - 30 after 10 ends, 42 - 44 after 15 ends, but outscored Banstead Neville 9 - 4 over the last 3 ends to win by 3 shots.

Details:

Rink 4  Sue Needham Frances Suttonwood Marilyn Walsh  won 20 - 12

Epsom was 3 - 7 down after 6 ends, but won the next 6 ends to go 15 - 7 ahead.  They went on to win by 8 shots.

Rink 5  Lesley South Sandy Cooper Sylvia Smart  lost 12 - 17

This rink was behind all afternoon.  They trailed 3 - 11 after 10 ends & lost by 5 shots.

Rink 6  Rose Price Sandie Harvey Heather Pigden  drew 19 - 19

Epsom was 9 - 16 down on the 11th end, but scored 6 shots over the next 2 ends to be just 1 behind (15 - 16).  They went further behind on the next end, 15 - 18 but won the next 3 ends to go ahead 19 - 18.  On the final end Epsom dropped 1 shot to leave the rink all square.

Final Score: Epsom 51  Banstead Neville 48

 

Bowls England - Two Fours

Epsom travelled to Old Coulsdon on Sunday 19th May 2019 to play in the above Competition.  Epsom won on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink & lost overall 28 - 37.

Details:

Rink 1 Dave Pearce Stefan Lukatschat Andrew Turnbull Terry Berry  lost 10 - 20

             v James Cooper Peter Quaintance Mark Dutton Simon Clark

Epsom got off to a slow start & were 5 - 9 down after 10 ends.  After 12 ends they were 6 - 10 behind & were outscored by Old Coulsdon 4 - 10 over the remaining ends.  They lost by 10 shots.

Rink 5    Howard Ellis Keith Roberts Bob Blaker Dickie Day  won 18 - 17

                v Andrew Barclay David Williams Robert Wicks Paul Bennett

This was a very good performance by Epsom on this rink playing a strong Old Coulsdon side,  The scores were level 3 - 3 after 4 ends, but Epsom won the next 4 ends to go 10 - 3 ahead.  They still led 13 - 11 after 15 ends & went on to win by 1 shot. (20 ends).

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

 

Surrey Un Badged Singles

Graham Coleman qualifies for his Surrey County Badge by beating Paul Mahoney (Epsom Park) 21 - 19.

Details:

Graham struggled to find the pace of the green at the start finding himself 0 - 10 down after 7 ends. He then scored two 2's to get on the score board, but was still behind 9 - 13 on the 15th end. Graham fought back well & went ahead for the first time 19 - 18 on the 25th end.  The scores were level on the next end & Graham scored two singles to qualify for his County Badge after 28 ends.

Congratulations Graham from all at Epsom Bowling Club.

 

Bowls England - Tony Allcock Trophy

Epsom travelled the short distance to Cheam on Wednesday 15th May 2019 to play in the above Competition.  This turned out to be an outstanding win, particularly on 1 rink.  Epsom won 42 - 33. Three Epsom players played in this Competition for the very first time - Sandie Cooper, Stefan Tomm & Heather Pigden.

Details:

Rink 5  Sandie Cooper Eileen Mills Stefan Tomm Brian Kenyon  won 23 - 10

             v N Haigh B Lowe M Appleford M McDonagh

Epsom led 12 - 2 after 6 ends & 16 - 5 after 10 ends.  They still led 21 - 8 after 15 ends & Cheam conceded on the 17th end.

Rink 6  Frances Suttonwood Heather Pigden Pat Buckley Bob Blaker  lost 19 - 23

              v J Fitzgerald D Rowlands G Fitzgerald J Parsons

Epsom led 13 - 8 after 10 ends & 18 - 11 after 14 ends.  They dropped 12 shots over the next 3 ends & lost by 4 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 42  Cheam 33

 

Ladies Friendly

Epsom Ladies played their second friendly match of the season against Malden Manor at home on Tuesday 14th May 2019.  This was a Triples match.  They won on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink & won the match 30 - 29.

Details:

Rink 2  Sandy Cooper Ruth Baker Ruth Nixon  won 15 - 8

Epsom led 7 - 4 after 9 ends & 10 - 8 after 15 ends. Epsom won the last 3 ends to win by 7 shots.

Rink 3  Sandie Harvey Frances Suttonwood Sylvia Smart  lost 15 - 21

Epsom led 8 - 6 after 7 ends, but lost the lead over the next 2 ends.  They were 12 - 18 down after 15 ends & lost by 6 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 30  Malden Manor 29

 

Mixed Friendly

Epsom played their second match of the season on Sunday 12th May 2019 at home against the Insurance B A.  They won on 3 rinks, lost on 1 rink & won overall 90 - 56.  Epsom was ahead across the 4 rinks all afternoon.  They led 63 - 38 after 15 ends & won by 34 shots.

Details:

Rink 2  Lesley South Mike Cooper Ted Ray Howard Ellis  won 25 - 12

Epsom had a good lead, 18 - 3 after 10 ends & were 22 - 6 in front after 18 ends.  They won by 13 shots.

Rink 4  Rosemary Price Sandie Harvey Frank Thompson Bob Blaker  won 30 - 6

This was a good win for Epsom.  They led 16 - 6 after 15 ends & won by 24 shots.

Rink 5  Sylvia Smart Richard Price Mike James Geoff Purrott  won 21 - 19

Epsom led 18 - 10 after 15 ends, but the Insurance came back into the game well over the last 6 ends.  Epsom won by 2 shots.

Rink 6  Sandy Cooper Frances Suttonwood Brian Kenyon John Warren  lost 14 - 19

The scores were level 8 - 8 after 10 ends, but Epsom went behind 8 - 10 on the 11th end. They remained behind for the rest of the game & lost by 5 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 90  Insurance B A 56

 

East Surrey League - Men

Epsom played their second ESL League match away at Sutton on Saturday 11th May 2019. They won on 2 rinks, lost on 2 rinks & won overall 79 - 68 (8 - 4).  Epsom led all afternoon across the 4 rinks.  They led 37 - 33 after 10 ends, 71 - 59 after 18 ends & won by 11 shots.

Details:

Rink 7  Howard Ellis Graham Coleman Terry Hoye John Meningen  lost 15 - 18

This was a very close game all afternoon. Epsom was 1 shot down on the 10th end (7 - 8) & still 1 shot behind on the 15th end (12 - 13).  They lost by 3 shots.

Rink 8  Dave Pearce Bob Blaker Terry Berry Les Owen  won 26 - 15

This was an excellent performance by all 4 players on this rink.  They led 13 - 4 after 10 ends, 23 - 12 after 15 ends & went on to win by 11 shots.

Rink 9  Ted Ray Simon Meller John Warren Peter Miller  lost 12 - 19

Epsom was behind all afternoon on this rink.  They were 8 - 14 down after 15 ends & lost by 7 shots.

Rink 10  Stefan Lukatschat Geoff Purrott Andrew Turnbull Jim Scott won 26 - 16

Epsom was behind 7 - 10 on the 7th end. but went ahead 2 ends later & kept the lead for the rest of the game.  They led 19 - 13 after 15 ends & won by 10 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 79  Sutton 68    Epsom 8 points  Sutton 4 points

Did you know

Epsom have played Sutton 34 times, won 19 & lost 15 times.  The best win came in 1998 when Epsom won 105 – 53 (6 – 0).  The best rink win (34 – 8) also came in this match.

In the last 10 years Epsom have won 9 Matches & lost 6 matches.

Sutton were founded in 1928.

 

President's Team v Captain's Team

This traditional game played on Bank Holiday Monday had a very good turn out.  The President's team won on all 4 rinks & 99 - 39. (18 ends played).  Before the game members enjoyed bacon rolls & tea/coffee then endured a fairly cold afternoon bowling.

Details: President's team first

Rink 1  Ruth Nixon Richard Price Jim Martin Geoff Purrott  won 24 - 13

              v John Bartlett Richard Senior Eileen Mills Howard Ellis

Geoff & his team were 13 - 8 ahead after 10 ends, but only 1 shot ahead on the 15th end (14 - 13).  They scored a count of 7 on the penultimate end & won by 11 shots.

Rink 2  Sandie Cooper George Sperring/Derek Hoffmann Dave Pearce John Huxford  won 23 - 9

             v Rosemary Price Derek Martin Les Owen Marilyn Walsh-Hoye

The scores were level 7 - 7 after 10 ends, but John's team won 6 of the last 8 ends to win by 14 shots.

Rink 3  Mick Wood Sandy Harvey Frank Thompson Stefan Tomm  won 28 - 5

             v Frances Suttonwood Mike James Trish Southgate Terry Hoye

Stefan's team dominated this rink.  They led 13 - 3 after 10 ends & won by 23 shots.

Rink 4  Lesley South Anne Hoffmann Andrew Turnbull John Warren  won 24 - 12

              v Sue Skinner Mike Cooper Brian Kenyon Bob Blaker

John's team led 13 - 3 after 10 ends & 20 - 9 after 15 ends.  They won by 12 shots.

Final Score:  President's Team 99  Captain's Team 39

A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the catering & raffle.  An excellent afternoon.

 

East Surrey League - Men

Epsom played their first ESL League match away at Purley Bury on Sunday 5th May 2019. They won on 1 rink, lost on 3 rinks & lost the match 60 - 80 (2 - 10).  Epsom dominated this match right up to the 16th end.  After 10 ends Epsom led 45 - 27 across the 4 rinks & 54 - 49 after 15 ends.  They went behind 55 - 57 on the 17th end & lost by 20 shots.

Details:

Rink 1  Dave Pearce David Bragg Martin Harbottle John Meningen  lost 10 - 21

Epsom led 10 - 9 after 13 ends, but lost all the remaining ends to lose by 11 shots.

Rink 2  Stefan Tomm Andrew Turnbull Terry Berry Dickie Day  won 20 - 13

Epsom was ahead all afternoon on this rink.  They led 15 - 3 after 10 ends & 19 - 9 after 18 ends.  They won by 7 shots.

Rink 3  Howard Ellis Graham Coleman Graham Naish Jim Scott  lost 17 - 26

After 11 ends Epsom led 14 - 8, but lost the next 6 ends to go 14 - 24 down.  They lost by 9 shots.

Rink 5  Ted Ray Terry Hoye John Warren Les Owen  lost 13 - 20

Epsom led 10 - 7 after 10 ends, but the scores were level 12 - 12 after 15 ends. Epsom only won 1 of the remaining ends and lost by 7 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 60  Purley Bury 80     Epsom 2 points  Purley Bury 10 points

 

Did you know

Epsom have won their last 8 matches against Purley Bury.  This was the first defeat for 4 years.  This was also the first time in 13 seasons that Epsom have lost the opening game in this League.

Since the League began in 1987 Epsom have played Purley Bury 15 times and won 10, lost 5  The best win came in 2016 when Epsom won 100 - 59 (10 - 2).

Dickie Day played his first East Surrey League for Epsom Bowling Club & becomes the 158th member to play in the East Surrey League since 1987.

Andrew Turnbull played his 50th game in this League.

Since the League began Epsom have played 402 matches, won 250, lost 142 & drawn 7 (3 games were abandoned).

 

Men's Friendly

Epsom played against Carshalton Beeches on Saturday 4th May 2019 and won on 2 rinks, lost on 1 rink & won overall 60 - 46.  Epsom extend their unbeaten run in Men's Friendly matches to 38.

Details:

Rink 2  Ted Ray Frank Thompson Brian Kenyon Bob Blaker  won 17 - 13

Epsom led 11 - 5 after 10 ends & 15 - 7 after 15 ends.  They went on to win by 4 shots.

Rink 3  Mike James Richard Senior David Bragg John Warren  lost 18 - 22

Epsom led 17 - 12 after 13 ends, but lost the next 6 ends to go behind 17 - 21.  They lost by 4 shots.

Rink 4  Howard Ellis Jim Martin Brian Collis Keith Roberts  won 25 - 11

With the scores 1 - 1 after 2 ends Epsom won the next 9 ends to go 16 - 1 ahead.  They led 19 - 4 after 15 ends & went on to win by 14 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 60  Carshalton Beeches 46

 

Ladies Friendly

Epsom Ladies played their very first friendly match of the season against Supreme at home on Thursday 2nd May 2019.  This was a Triples match.  They lost on all 3 rinks & the match 28 - 70.

Details:

Rink 2  Lesley South Sandie Harvey Heather Pigden  lost 7 - 35

Epsom was outplayed on this rink.  They were 1 - 22 down after 10 ends & lost by 28 shots.

Rink 3  Sandy Cooper Sylvia Smart Anne Hoffmann  lost 14 - 18

The scores were level 5 - 5 after 5 ends, but Epsom went behind 8 - 13 after 10 ends.  They lost by 4 shots.

Rink 4  Audrey Jones Frances Suttonwood Marilyn Walsh-Hoye  lost 7 - 17

Epsom was 3 - 10 down after 10 ends & lost by 10 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 28  Supreme 70

 

East Surrey League - Ladies

Epsom Ladies played their very first league match of the season against Chipstead at home on Sunday 28th April 2019.  They won on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink & won overall 42 - 38 (3 - 1).

Details:

Rink 3  Sandy Cooper Sandie Harvey Ruth Baker Marilyn Walsh–Hoye  lost 12 - 24

Epsom was behind all afternoon on this rink.  They trailed 6 - 10 after 10 ends, 11 - 17 after 15 ends & lost by 12 shots.

Rink 4  Sandra Huxford Lesley Southgate Frances Suttonwood Heather Pigden  won 30 - 14

Epsom led all afternoon and were 15 - 8 ahead after 10 ends.  They won the last 4 ends & won by 16 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 42  Chipstead 38  Epsom 3 points  Chipstead 1 point

Sandy Cooper played her very first match in this League.

 

Men's Friendly

Epsom played their very first Men's match of the season on Sunday 28th April 2019 against Chipstead.  This was a Triples match.  Epsom won on 3 rinks, lost on 1 rink & won overall 86 - 45.

Epsom last lost a Men's Friendly match on the 31st August 2016 against Cheam Fields (50 - 68). In total Epsom have won the last 37 Men's matches - an excellent record.

Details:

Rink 1  David Bragg Les Owen Terry Hoye  lost 10 - 20

Epsom got off to a poor start finding themselves 0 - 10 down after just 5 ends. They were still behind 9 - 18 after 15 ends & lost by 10 shots.

Rink 2  Ted Ray Andrew Turnbull John Meningen  won 15 - 12

Epsom led all afternoon on this rink.  They led 11 - 8 after 10 ends, 13 - 11 after 15 ends & won by 3 shots.

Rink 5  Howard Ellis Geoff Purrott John Warren  won 27 - 7

Epsom dominated this game winning 13 of the 18 ends.  They led 18 - 5 after 10 ends & won by 20 shots.

Rink 6  Dave Pearce Bob Blaker Terry Berry  won 34 - 6

This rink also won 13 of the 18 ends and were 22 - 3 ahead after 10 ends.  They won by 28 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 86  Chipstead 45

 

Mixed Friendly

Epsom played their very first match of the season on Saturday 27th April 2019.  They travelled to Reigate Priory for a Mixed Friendly match and won on 1 rink, drew on 1 rink, lost on 2 rinks & lost overall 52 - 59. The match was played over 16 ends because of the poor weather.

Details:

Rink 2  Audrey Jones Terry Hoye David Ganney  lost 7 - 16

Epsom led 6 - 5 after 8 ends, but lost the next 5 ends to go 6 - 12 down.  They lost by 9 shots.

Rink 3  Rosemary Price Marilyn Walsh-Hoye Ted Ray  drew 14 - 14

After 10 ends Epsom trailed 5 - 7, but going into the last end Epsom led 14 - 9. They dropped a count of 5 on the last end to draw the rink.

Rink 4  Sandy Cooper Richard Price John Warren lost 14 - 15

Epsom led 10 - 9 after 10 ends, but on the 13th end they were 11 - 15 down.  They won the last 3 ends, but lost by just 1 shot.

Rink 5  Lesley South Mick Cooper Brian Collis  won 17 - 14

After 9 ends the scores were level 10 - 10. Epsom won the next 4 ends to go 16 - 10 ahead & won by 3 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 52  Reigate Priory 59