Wraysbury Bowls Club currently play in KLV Division 1 East


 

June Matches

Wraysbury 61  Egham 50

Having lost at Egham last month it was a welcome 2-1 rinks D-Day victory against our neighbours in a friendly played on three rinks of fours over 21 ends, on Sunday, June 6.

An enjoyable match was played in warm sunny conditions and with three gazebos erected on the lawns for the after match refreshments and cakes and within the Covid regulations, the club and its surroundings looked a perfect picture as usual.

Our two winning rinks were:  Tony Britton, Hilary Doughton, Trevor Woodham & Len Carlton, 18 shots to 17 and

Paul Lester, Julia Cream, Howard Brooks & Alan Dell, 25 shots to 12. 
 
 
Staines 44  Wraysbury 42
 
The friendly match away at Staines on 15th June was held is quite hot conditions with the rink being dry and firm.
This resulted in a very close game on all three rinks, only decided over the complete 18 ends.
 
The fixture could have gone either way on the last bowl of the match. The result favoured Staines, winning by 44 shots to 42 and 2 rinks to 1. Drinks and sandwiches rounded off a good day for all.
 
Our winning rink was Trevor Woodham, Howard Brooks & Andy Doughton won 18 shots to 13, while 
Hilary Doughton, Mike McLachlan & Alan Dell came close to securing another rink by just two shots 15-13.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

May Matches

Egham 78-Wraysbury 60

Wraysbury's second match this season saw us take a team of four triples to Egham BC on Sunday (May 9).

The green there was in good condition for so early in the season. The grass was short, the ground firm, with some patches of moss. Even so, it provided more variation in bias than expected.
With most of the Wraysbury players not having bowled on grass for a year and a half, a difficult match lay ahead.
So it proved with Egham winning by 78 shots to 60, and 3 rinks to 1.

Wraysbury's winning rink was Mike McLachlan, Steven Kratis and Alistair Gibson who won 18 shots to 14.

The rink of Tony Britton, Len Carlton and Alan Dell were close to securing a second win for us as after fighting back from being nine down early on, they led 16-14 after the penultimate end. 
Then with Tony's bowl an inch from the jack on the final end, Egham denied us by dislodging it and advancing two more to finish 17-16. 

 

Windsor Great Park 71 Wraysbury 52

The friendly match away at Windsor Great Park on Sunday 16th May was played in almost continuous light rain and ended in an aggregate 71-52 to our opponents, although the rinks score was a 2-2 draw.

Our two winning rinks were Ken Spear, Mike McLachlan & Len Carlton by 15 shots to 12 and Howard Brooks, Gregg Scott & Ian Smith 15-13.

After the match the home club provided a delightful cream tea (Cornish or Devon style to choice) and a very friendly atmosphere.

 

Fordbridge Park 43 Wraysbury 32

We travelled to Ashford for our friendly with Fordbridge Park on Tuesday May 18 which again was affected by rain.
After about an hour, play was suspended for an hour and a quarter due to a very heavy shower and despite resumption when the sun came out, the match was reduced to ten ends.

With wet grass not being Wraysbury's favoured surface it again proved to be hard work to score shots and the result ended in a 43-32 aggregate win for Fordbridge Park and three rinks to one.

Our winning rink was Trevor Dobson, Mike McLachlan & Len Carlton 14-7,
although it was close on two other rinks, in each case Wraysbury leading on both going into the last two ends.

 

Stanwell 41 Wraysbury 23

The friendly away match at Stanwell on Tuesday 25th May was fought over two rinks of triples in keeping with Stanwell's current reduced membership. A third rink of triples was mustered with a mix of Wraysbury and Stanwell players to give a game to as many players as possible. Overcast but not too cold conditions, the odd ray of sunshine, then turning to rain for the last few ends gave us everything the weather could throw at us. The match resulted in a win for Stanwell 41 shots to 23 and 2 rinks to 0. The extra third rink went to the nominal Wraysbury triple by 15 shots to 13.

Rink 4: Dave Harrel, Howard Brooks and Ian Smith lost 12 shots to 21.
Rink 5: Fred Parsons, Len Carlton and Alan Dell lost 11 shots to 20.

It must be noted that after 12 ends both Wraysbury triples were ahead!

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