Club titles for Craig and Jane

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Craig Carter became Thornfield Indoor’s four woods singles supremo for the second successive year with a one sided 21-3 final victory over Bob Henderson.

The match was all over after only 13 ends after the 17-year-old Carter had scored one four, three threes, two twos and four singles and conceded third, seventh and tenth end singles.

n The open singles final was a much closer affair which Matt Lever won with a 21-18 victory over Wayne Kilsby. An excellent game was wide open after 23 ends when Lever was hanging in with a 19-18 lead but on a tense 24th end it was Lever who gained an all important winning double.

n Craig Carter and Chris Chapman lined up in the concluding round of the under-25s singles and after the scores had been all square ar 13 across after 17 ends it was Carter who finished the stronger and his one four and two doubles – against two singles – ensured his 21-15 success.

n Trevor Wells was only once behind in the over-60s singles on his way to a 21-10 win over Roger Smith. After counting a first end double and dropping a second end treble Wells then weighed in with six winning ends to open up an 11-3 lead to set him up for his eventual victory.

n A cracking under-25s non-winners singles final between Ryan Goodman and Perry Curtis went right down to the wire and with 23 ends completed Goodman was hanging in with a 20-19 lead before sealing a 21-19 victory with a 24th end single. Craig Carter was 10-0 up at six ends and went on to win the two woods singles 16-12 against Dave Furness.

n An absorbing pairs final between brothers Dave and John Furness and Mick Woodward and Brian Lever saw the Furness duo 8-3 down at six ends before getting their act together with eight winning ends of two fours, two threes, two twos and two singles to go 23-8 ahead before finally signing off with a 27-13 win with the last three ends unplayed.

n Steve Smith and Chris Chapman counted a tenth end six to go 14-10 up in the open pairs against John Barnett and Trevor Wells but that proved to be the end of their challenge for Barnett and Wells won the next six ends with 4, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1 to regain the lead at 20-14 and they went on to win 24-17.

n The family pairs title went to Harry and Steve Smith with a 20-14 success over Nigel and Craig Carter and in the over-60s pairs Brian Smith and Ron Davies were 20-15 winners against Bob Henderson and Keith Foster.

n Arnold and Pat Bax were 11-5 adrift at nine ends in the Mr. & Mrs. pairs but had much the better of the remaining exchanges to finish 23-16 ahead of Lloyd and Bev Bale.

n The result of the under-25s pairs final was a 22-10 win for Abbie Ward and Jake Blundell against Tom Wheeler and Chris Chapman. After ten ends Ward and Blundell were leading 13-5 with their tally at that stage made up of one four, one three, two twos and two singles - against one two and three singles – and over the next ten ends played they added one three, two twos and two singles against the five singles of their opposite numbers.

n Kim Tubb and Howard Wilkins were mostly in command in the mixed pairs and after leading 5-1, 12-4 and 14-9 at five, ten and 15 ends respectively they finally won 19-10 against Jean Barnett and Maureen Edwards,

n The men’s triples final between reigning champions and current holders of the county’s champion of champions triples John Furness, Steve Smith and Howard Wilkins and Matt Lever, Mick Woodward and Brian Lever could have gone either way when with 12 ends played it was level pegging at ten shots apiece.

The Wilkins trio then scored a two and single and after dropping a 15th end single they picked up six shots at the next and that gave them enough shots in hand at 19-11 to stand losing the last two ends with a treble and double to win 19-16.

n Dave Furness, Colin Hall, Mick Woodward and Brian Lever won the fours with a one shot victory against Bob Henderson, John Furness, Steve Smith and Howard Wilkins. The latter team were trailing 21-18 at 20 ends and needing at least three shots to stay in the game could only manage to count a double and so lost 21-20.

n Jane Redfern became the ladies new four woods singles champion with a convincing 21-8 victory over multiple former champion Maureen Edwards.

Jane was always in command to lead 6-3, 11-5 and 18-6 at five, ten and 15 ends respectively and with her final tally comprising of two threes, five twos and five singles against one two and six singles the game was all over after 19 ends. Pat Bax won the two woods singles by 14-7 against Bev Bale.

n The pairs title went to former champions Julie Smith and Kim Tubb who gained a 21-16 verdict over Rose Furness and Jane Redfern and in the triples final Julie and Kim teamed up with their mum Jean Dean – affectively known as the Dean Machine – to compete against Sandy Boulton, Mary Entwistle and Janet Arkell. Jean and her daughters made a good start to win the first four ends to lead 8-0 and fnally won by the same margin at 18-12.

n The fours title went to Heather Mills, Mary Entwistle, Yvonne Bromfield, Maureen Edwards with a 20-15 victory against Julia Scott, Mandy Dahlgren, Bev Bale and Pat Dahlgren.