Deserved Denny Cup win
Thonfield 92 Barwell 61
Thornfield won by 31 shots
The away rinks playing at Barwell saw skip Chris Chapman bowling with Dave Sands, Trevor Wells and Liam Pearcey, and skip Craig Carter bowling with Brian Lever, John White and Roy Scott.
They made a steady start and after five ends Barwell were one shot ahead, whilst the home rinks of skip Howard Wilkins bowling with Graham Howes, Bob Henderson and John Furness and on the second rink Mick Woodward skipping John Kilsby, Colin Hall and Darren Ward made an excellent start and were nine shots up at the same stage.
The next 10 ends saw Thornfield increase their overall lead to nine shots but the next three ends proved decisive seeing Thornfield race into an overall lead 23 shots.
The game finished with the two home rinks winning by 21 shots and the two away rinks winning by 10 shots giving Thornfield a well deserved victory.
Thornfield will now meet Church Gresley on Saturday, November 3 at 9.30am.
Thornfield 68 Welford 73
Welford won by 5 shots
Thornfield home skips were Chris Chapman bowling with Graham Howes, Pat Bax and Jenny White, and the second rink of skip Howard Wilkins bowling with Matt Lever, Kim Tubb and Sandy Boulton.
Away skips were Craig Carter bowling with Brian Lever, Maureen Edwards and Jamie-Lee Winch, the second rink of skip Dave Sands bowling with Trevor Wells, Bev Bale and Jane Redfern.
After five ends Thornfield away were 12–4 down but had a great next 13 ends being 36–22 up at 18 ends.
The last three ends resulted in Thornfield only winning another 5 shots to Welfords 14 shots.
At home all was fairly even at 10 ends with Thornfield 18 to Welfords 14 and again at 18 ends 27–28. Again the last three ends didn’t go Thornfield’s way. They never scored again and Welford picked up 10 shots.
On Saturday, November 3 Thornfield indoor bowling club are hosting the Under 25s Ladies International Trials. Come along to watch, what should be some excellent play. Trials start at 2pm.
Every Saturday morning there are coaching sessions for new bowlers starting at 10am.
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