Either side of County Finals day the county played four friendly fixtures with mixed fortunes.

Away to Buckinghamshire the highest winning rink performance by John Slater (Thornfield), Roger Sirett (Executive), Keith Francis (Lillington) and Past President Aubrey Brookhouse proved to be the winning margin as the bears won 115-103. Herefordshire’s visit to Wellesbourne BC ended in a comfortable victory for the county Barry Sheasby (Oakfield), Chris Vipond (Highway), David Williams (Executive) and Nigel Morton (Highway) securing the highest winning rink with a 32-7 scoreline, match score 130-88.

August started with a loss at Sherwood Park BC to Essex, David Harrison (Bilton), Aubrey Brown (Southam), Len Pates and Ian Brown (both Kings Heath) the highest of just two winning rinks in the 107-134 loss. The trip to Tring BC to face Hertfordshire ended in another loss, the highest winning rink went to David Payne (Royal Leamington Spa), Treasurer Michael Jackson and Dick Allibon (Royal Leamington Spa) who won 34-11 but lost 25% of their score due to being a player short, making their score 25-11. Final score 103-125.

Bucks: President Graham O’Donohue, Mike Hall (Executive), Dave Flanaghan (Nuneaton) and Nigel Hewitson (Rugby) 15-13; Paul Hart (Tamworth), Boris Boulstridge (Executive), Assistant Secretary Bob Allcock and Ian Brown (Kings Heath) 15-20; Mike Tansy (Three Spires), Rob Thornicroft (Caldecott Park), Senior Vice President Don Darby and Alan Barker (Kineton) 21-12; David Print (Lillington), Ron Wilson (Tamworth), David Williams (Executive) and Nigel Roach (Lillington) 19-16; Mike Davies (Lillington), Graham Dales (Rugby), John Marshall (Caldecott Park) and Junior Vice President Geoff Moran 16-25; John Slater (Thornfield), Roger Sirett (Executive), Keith Francis (Lillington) and Past President Aubrey Brookhouse 29-17.

Hereford: President Graham O’Donohue, Bryn Poore (Nuneaton), Richard Carter (Grange) and Junior Vice President Geoff Moran 19-19; Roger Smith (Rugby), Mike Hall (Executive), Ron Walton (Avenue Leamington) and Simon Rogers (Three Spires) 17-18; Andy Prickett (Norgren), Life Member Arnold Goad, Senior Vice President Don Darby and Dave Thomas (FISSC) 22-15; Immediate Past President Clive Faulkner, Henry Gardner (Norgren), Treasurer Michael Jackson and John Furness (Grange) 18-14; Barry Sheasby (Oakfield), Chris Vipond (Highway), David Williams (Executive) and Nigel Morton (Highway) 32-7; Royston Andrews (Entaco), Boris Boulstridge (Executive), Assistant Secretary Bob Allcock and Ian Kendall (Grange) 22-15.

Essex: President Graham O’Donohue, Colin Baldwin (Avenue Leamington), Brian Lindley (Bilton) and Keith Hornsby (Three Spires) 12-22; Peter Tomlinson (Three Spires), David Knee (Grange), Dennis Ward (Southam) and Gary Wilkninson (Grange) 13-30; Lee Ingleston (Bilton), Senior Vice President Don Darby, George Morrison (Kings Heath) and Junior Vice President Geoff Moran 26-22; Bill Brown (Sherwood Park), Dave Cottle (Stoke), Assistant Secretary Bob Allcock and Past President Stan Orton 16-22; David Harrison (Bilton), Aubrey Brown (Southam), Len Pates and Ian Brown (both Kings Heath) 23-8; John Wyllie (Snitterfield), Chris Vipond (Highway), Treasurer Michael Jackson and Malcolm George (Snitterfield) 17-30.

Herts: President Graham O’Donohue, Peter Warilow (Wolvey), Ted Coupe (Southam) and Roger Powell (Executive) 19-13; John Slater (Thornfield), Rodger Sirett (Executive), Steve Willey (Three Spires) and Past President Brian Mace Humphries 15-22; Ken Tredgold (Southam), Malcolm Wickens (Royal Leamington Spa), Senior Vice President Don Darby and Junior Vice President Geoff Moran 22-20; Tony Smith (Avenue Coventry), Colin Baldwin (Avenue Leamington), Malcolm Holland (Little Compton) and John Hibbert (Wolvey) 8-31; David Payne (Royal Leamington Spa), Treasurer Michael Jackson and Dick Allibon (Royal Leamington Spa) 34-11 adjusted to 25-11; Jerry Horne (Royal Leamington Spa), Life Member Arnold Goad, Dennis Ward and Dave Cooke (both Southam) 14-28.

Upcoming

  • 27 Aug
    President v Warks VPs 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

  • 31 Aug
    WCBA v Lon Parks (H) 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

  • 10 Sep
    President v Isle of Wight Tour All Day

  • 13 Sep
    Exec Meeting 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM