Storrington Bowling Club
West Street,
Storrington,
RH20 4EE.
Tel: 01903 744809

Club News

Press Report from John Wharmby 13th September 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 21 September 2017
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Storrington’s mid-week match, at home, was a friendly, 18 ends, 3 mixed triples against Bognor Beavers BC. This is a long established club, originally linked to the Bognor Scouts Social club, but is now a separate club for partially sighted bowlers, and has been a regular visitor to SBC
The aim was to have an enjoyable game and this was certainly accomplished with Adrian , Terry & Annie just falling behind Pauline Bain’s SBC team by 7 shots, while Lesley, Philip & Noel just slipped behind Stuart McGeachie’s team by 8 shots. Final match score? Irrelevant.
Two days later SBC had a serious friendly game, away, at Lancing BC, with a 4 team mixed triples, 18 ends, game. Stuart McGeachie’s team had no difficulties and pulled ahead steadily to finish 19 – 6, but this win was nearly all wiped out by Richard Pettet’s team losing by 10 shots over the last 4 ends from a draw position. Roland Naldrett’s team were down by 7 shots after end 14 but managed to fight back to a 13 – 16 loss. This gave an evens situation, all depending on Peter Newman’s team performance. By the start of end 9 they were winning 7 – 3 and for the next 10 ends both sides obtained another 7 winning shots , leaving SBC with a 14 – 10 win and a total game score of 53 – 49.
President for 17-18 Season
Posted by Peter Coles on 12 September 2017
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The Management Committee have announced that Pam Healy has accepted their invitation to be Club President for the ensuing year. Congratulations to Pam who will be invested by President Pauline at the AGM.
Finals Days Report
Posted by Peter Coles on 07 September 2017
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Competition secretary’s report September 2017.

Finals weekend started on Saturday in warm sunshine with some very good bowling but a little disappointing by the number of spectators. A game that pleased one of our new members, Mike Cleary, was the Drawn Mixed Pairs where Michael and Pauline scored a ‘hot shot’ on the 4th end. Another exciting game was the Mens Drawn Pairs. Richard Pettet and Peter Smith battled it out against David Chinn and Terry Crispin resulting in a draw at 21 ends. An extra end was played and David and Terry won the game by a very close measure for one shot. What a game that was, Richard is our longest serving member at Storrington (a good game win or lose)

Sunday was a different story. The day started grey but dry but come the afternoon session it started to rain as Pam and Pauline went onto the green to play The Ladies Championship and what a game that was. They were head to head throughout the game, the rain got more persistent and so did they, rain was not going to stop them, it was a great competitive game resulting in 21 20 to Pauline, a super game to watch by all.

Our congratulations go to Ian Younger for retaining his title in The Mens Championship Singles against Mick O’Brien

Another pleasing win this time to Barbara Cleary who gave Pat Petrie a hard-fought game in The Ladies Jubilee Plate. Barbara and her husband Michael started bowling for the first time this season at Storrington, what a successful weekend they both had!

Last but by no means congratulations must go to Pauline Bain for successfully winning 5 out of 5 competitions throughout the weekend, a first ever achievement at Storrington B.C. by a lady bowler. She also is the first lady at Storrington to win the final of the Mixed Vets Singles, what a weekend she has had. Well done to all participants and a special well done to Pauline

Pauline thanked those members who telephoned her after the event congratulating her on her performance
Finals Days Results
Posted by Peter Coles on 07 September 2017
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2017 Storrington Competition Finals Results

Men’s Championship

Mick O’Brien v Ian Younger
6 21

Ladies Championship

Pauline Bain v Pam Healy
21 20

Drawn Men’s Pairs

Richard Pettet & Peter Smith v Terry Crispin & David Chinn
19- 20

Men’s Ravenscroft (Handicap)

Roland Naldrett v Les Wilson
22 16

Nominated Men’s Pairs

Geoff Page & Mick O’Brien v Gerry Newman & Peter Newman
20 9

Men’s Two Wood

Geoff Page+1 v Ian Younger
14 11

Men’s Handicap (Lyndsay cup)

Paul Leatherbarrow +1 v Gerry Newman
21 17

Men’s Murphy Cup

Michael Cleary v Steve Sherlock
6 21

Nominated Men’s Triples

G Newman P Newman Harry Kendall v Martin Pilcher Michael Cleary Ray Taylor
26 10

Mixed Veteran Singles

Geoff Page v Pauline Bain
(20-21)

Ladies Handicap Singles

Ann Page v Pauline Bain
15 23

Ladies Drawn Pairs

Dot Griffin & Ann Page v Pat Arculus & Joy Newman
10 12

Ladies Jubilee Plate

Barbara Cleary v Pat Petrie
21 14

Ladies 2 Wood

Joy Newman v Pauline Bain
9 14

Nominated Mixed Pairs

Gerry Newman & Joy Newman v Paul Leatherbarrow & Pam Healy
18-22

Drawn Mixed Pairs

Barbara Cleary & Peter Newman v Michael Cleary & Pauline Bain
12-34

Mixed Drawn Triples

Norman Griffin P Newman Ann McGeachie v Dot Griffin Ian Petrie G Newman
12 19
Press Report from John Wharmby 4th September 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 04 September 2017
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Storrington’s mid-week league match against Witterings BC was cancelled due to rain, leaving them free from relegation.( Maltravers BC and Tarring Priory “B” will therefore be replaced by Goring Manor and Petworth next year ) Next day saw them having an enjoyable match against Oxford-Town-and-Gown-Tourists, in sunny , warm weather.
Pam Healy’s team were drawing at the half-way point but pulled ahead to finish 20 – 14. while Paul Leatherbarrow’s team traded shot for shot until after end 18 they were behind, 15 – 18; then pulled back to 17 – 18 prior to the last end but finally lost 17 – 19.
Pauline Bain’s team appeared to be in control and started the last end 3 shots ahead. However Oxford took 6 shots giving SBC a loss by 16 – 19. while Tony Gledhill’s team failed to hold together and slipped continually behind to finish 15 – 21. Howard White’s team gave a similar performance, to finish 18 – 25.
With one team left this would have given Oxford the match by 12 shots, so all seemed lost. However, come the hour then come the man, and that man was surely Stuart Mc Geachie, whose team shot ahead from the start and continued this way, to finish 33 -9, giving Storrington a win by 119 – 107.

Photo IMG 0215 :- Pam Healey with some of the SBC & Oxford teams.
Press Report from John Wharmby 25th August 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 30 August 2017
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Storrington Bowling Club
WSBL League match against Pagham B.C.

A mid-week league match, at home, against third -from-the -top-of-the-league-table Pagham . was important to Storrington, as a complete failure could mean relegation to Division 3. It was therefore with a sense of relief that Mick O’Brien’s team pulled ahead and lead all the way to finish 25 – 16. Peter Newman's team also put up a good showing and after the 13th end were drawing 9 -9. They then realized the importance of the game and accelerated away to finish 22 - 16.
Howard White's team also seemed to be aware of the importance of the game and after end 6 they were ahead 10 – 1. Three ends later SBC were lagging 10 -11! The boost to Pagham’s performance was obvious as they went on to win 24 -17.
This meant that a loss by less than 5 shots by Harry Kendall’s team would have given Storrrington the match and the majority of league points. A 7 – 3 shot position after the 3rd end appeared to indicate that all was well, but the team failed to win another end until the 12th end. They followed this with one winning shot for every two by Pagham, to finish down at 14 – 26.
This left Storrington with the final match score of Storrington 78 shots, 4 league points; Pagham 82 shots, 6 league points. However , since both bottom-of-the-league Maltravers and Tarring Priory “B” bowling clubs have both played all their games Storrington are definitely safe from relegation, and they still have one game to play.

Press Report from John Wharmby 27th August 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 30 August 2017
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Storrington Bowling Club
Friendly match against Wolverton , Milton Keynes, B.C. on tour.

To finish the week SBC hosted Wolverton BC, on a perfect Summer’s day, for a mixed, 6-team match.
Stuart McGeachie’s team pulled progressively ahead to finish 22 – 15, while Joy Newman demonstrated the strength of the ladies' game by slowly pulling ahead, especially over the later ends, to finish 20 – 17. However although Peter Newman’s team held together for the first half they then relaxed and lost out 17 -26.
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Healy’s team also suffered from the usual Storrington sag over the last few ends to finish 16 – 21, as did Howard White’s team, finishing 14 – 19.
Brian Bona’s team slipped continually behind losing by 11 – 28, to give a final match score with Wolverton ravaging Storrington by 25 shots.

Press report from John Wharmby 22nd August 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 30 August 2017
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Storrington Bowling Club Home match against insurance Association Tourists

On a breezy summer Sunday Storrington were able to provide 5 mixed teams - three of 4 players and two triples – for a game of 18 ends - against the Insurance Association Tourists. This was achieved by the Storrington captain, Derek Larcombe, playing for the IAT side.
Bob Manning’s triples team had no difficulty in leading all the way, to finish 20 – 10. The other triples team, skippered by Roland Naldrett, was able to hold its own throughout the game, starting the last end with a 14 – 14 draw. A 4- shot win quickly resolved the situation, giving them a 18 – 14 finish.
Pam Healy’s team initially had a mixed performance but then gathered themselves together and pulled ahead to finish 18 – 16. A similar heart-stopping performance was produced by Stuart McGeachie’s team, being level at 18 – 18 as they started the last end. Luckily a single shot win, at 19 – 18, was sufficient.
Tony Gledhill’s team also produced an oscillating performance ( with Derek Larcomb trying his best to carry the day for IAT) but in spite of a 3- shot win by IAT on the last end Tony managed a 17 – 15 win. The overall result was therefore a win for SBC of 92 – 73.
Press Report from John Wharmby 18th August 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 30 August 2017
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Friendly, mixed game against Horsham BC.
A 4 rink mixed, triples, 18 end, friendly game was played next day after the league game, at home, against Horsham BC. It was a strange game. Alan Head’s team was winning 13 – 6 after the 13th end, but the Storrington sag meant that they just managed to win 13 = 12. Stuart McGeachie’s team managed to stay in front and also finished with a 13 -12 win.
After the 3rd end, Brian Bona’s team kept comfortably ahead and won 16 – 11, so, with a total score of 42 – 35 after 3 winning games, was the result a foregone conclusion? It looked like it was with Richard Pettet’s team drawing 13 – 13 after 12 ends. Then the Storrington sag came into play and in the next 6 ends Horsham achieved 14 winning shots = Storrington managed one!, to give a total match score of Storrington 56 shots, Horsham 62.
Press report from John Wharmby 17th August 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 30 August 2017
Storrington B.C. earns some important league points.
On a sunny mid-week afternoon, Storrington welcomed mid-league Maltravers BC to their green, needing as many league points as possible to continue the climb up the Division 2 league table. Stuart McGeachie’s team of Roland Naldrett, Derek Larcombe and Alan Head realised the importance and progressively pulled ahead, to 20 – 6 shots when 6 ends left. The usual relaxation occurred but luckily they finished 22 – 12. ( and 2 league points )
Peter Newman’s team also pulled out all the stops and climbed to 18 – 7 after 15 ends before relaxing to allow Maltravers to take nearly 3 shots for every one of Storrington’s, but this still allowed Peter’s team to finish 21 – 15. (and another 2 league points )
Mick O’Brien’s team played a similar game but Maltravers were still hanging on to a draw of 16 – 16 after 18 ends. This stopped Mick’s team of John Rimmer, Neil Tewsley and Bob Manning from relaxing and they took a 3 shot win on the next end, ultimately finishing 20 – 17 ( and another 2 league points )
Harry Kendall’s apparently strong team produced shot for shot against R. Feasey’s Maltraver’s team and were ahead 19 = 17 at the start of the last end. However Feasey stopped the rot with a 2 shot win to draw the game at 19 – 19 ( 1 league point each ). This gave Storrington an overall match win of 82 – 63 shots and 9 – 1 league points.
Details of Finals Days
Posted by Peter Coles on 30 August 2017
Saturday 2nd Sept
10am Rink 5
Drawn Men’s Pairs
R Pettet & P Smith
v
T Crispin & D Chinn

10am Rink 3
Nominated Mixed Pairs
G Newman & J Newman
v
P Leatherbarrow & P Healy

10am Rink 4
Drawn Mixed Pairs
B Cleary& PNewman
v
M Cleary & P Bain
10am Rink 2
Men’s Two Wood
Geoff Page v Ian Younger
Marker Howard White

2pm Rink 2
Men’s Murphy Cup
Michael Cleary v Steve Sherlock
Marker Stuart McGeachie

2pm Rink 3
Men’s Ravenscroft (Handicap)
Roland Naldrett v Les Wilson
Marker Neil Tewsley

2pm Rink 5
Ladies Handicap Singles
Ann Page v Pauline Bain

Marker Ann McGeachie

2pm Rink 6
Nominated Men’s Pairs
G Page & M O’Brien
v
G Newman &P Newman

Sunday 3rd Sept
9.30am Rink 4
Mixed Drawn Triples
N Griffin P Newman A McGeachie
v
D Griffin I Petrie G Newman

10am Rink 2
Ladies 2 Wood
Joy Newman v Pauline Bain
Marker Pam Healy

10am Rink 5
Ladies Jubilee Plate
Barbara Cleary v Pat Petrie
Marker Ann Page

1pm Rink 1
Men’s Handicap (Lyndsay cup)
Paul Leatherbarrow v Gerry Newman
Marker David Bain

2pm Rink 3
Ladies Championship
Pauline Bain v Pam Healy
Marker Joy Newman

2pm Rink 4
Men’s Championship
Mick O’Brien v Ian Younger
Marker David Chinn

3.30pm Rink 2
Nominated Men’s Triples
G Newman P Newman H Kendall
v
M Pilcher M Cleary R Taylor

4pm Rink 5
Mixed Veteran Singles
Geoff Page v Pauline Bain
Marker Alan Head

4pm Rink 6
Ladies Drawn Pairs
Dot Griffin & Ann Page
v
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Press Report from John Wharmby 6th August 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 07 August 2017
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Storrington Bowling Club
WSBL League match against Tarring "B"

At the end of a relatively free week, Storrington played a league match, away, against bottom-of-the-league=table Tarring "B" . Peter Newman's team of Gerry Newman, Ian Petrie and David Bain showed how the game should be played by drawing ahead straight away and then accelerating their score over the last 4 ends to finish 23 - 9.
Mick O'Brien's team demonstrated a similar performance, being ahead all the time and the score was 16 - 9 four ends from the finish. Then the notorious Storrington "sag" set in but they just held on to finish 17 - 15.
Brian Bona's team also appeared to have the game under control, leading 8 - 6 at the half way point, but again the "sag" set in and Tarring took 2 shots for every one of Storrington's to finish 5 shots ahead of Storrington.
Howard White's team lagged behind for all the game, again finishing 5 shots down, which left the final match score of Storrington 65 shots, 6 league points; Tarring 59 shots, 4 league points.


John S. Wharmby
SBC Press Officer
August 6, 2017
Press Report from John Wharmby 28th July 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 31 July 2017
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Away, at Witterings BC , Storrington at last showed some of their old strength. Harry Kendall’s strong team of Geoff Page ( last year’s captain) , Tony Gledhill and Brian Bona were on equal terms up to the 7th end at 8 – 8 but then pulled away easily to finish 12 shots ahead at 25 -13, while Mick O’Brien’s team caught up with the Wittering side after 6 ends, at 5 – 5 and then pulled ahead, also to finish 12 shots ahead at 22 – 10.
Howard White’s team had no problems and pulled ahead from the start to finish 21 – 15, but Peter Newman’s team lagged behind their Wittering opponents all the time until they overtook them after 17 ends with a score of 19 -16. The dreaded Storrington “sag” then set in and they finished down at 19 -24. The final match score was Storrrington, 87 shots, 8 League points; Witterings 62 shots, 2 League points.

The next day, on home ground, saw Storrington play a friendly, 5 rink, full team match (20 players) against Sussex Vice Presidents. Dull sky and threatening clouds welcomed the start but the rain soon poured down from The Downs and the game was cancelled after 10 ends.
JohnWharmby
Press Officer, SBC
28/07/2017
Press Report from John Wharmby 18th July 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 22 July 2017
Languishing at the bottom of Div. 2 of the WSBL league, Storrington played third-from-the-bottom Bognor "B" at Bognor. Harry Kendall's team of Brian Bona, Tony Gledhill and Geoff. Page showed how the game should be played by slowly pulling ahead from the start and then accelerating to finish 34 - 11. Howard White's team tried the same tactics but we're caught after 10 ends and were down 14 - 19 after 19 ends. A last minute struggle just failed and they finished down at 1 8 - 19.
Stuart McGeachie's tried the usual performance but were caught by the half-way point . Leading 14 - 13 after 16 ends, they ran out of steam to finish 15 - 23 down.
Mick O'Brien's team slipped consistently, being 6 - 12 down after 11 ends and finished 18 - 29 down.
The final match score was therefore a win for Storrington with 85 shots, and Bognor 82 . However the unusual distribution meant that the league points amounted to 4 for Storrington, 6 for Bognor.


John S. Wharmby
Press Officer, SBC
July 20, 2017
Press Report from John Wharmby 15th July 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 16 July 2017
WSBL League match against Pulborough

At the end of the week a more serious match appeared on the fixture list - namely a league match against the local club, Pulborough.
Peter Newman's team started as they meant to go on and progressively pulled ahead to finish with a 21 - 11 win. Stuart McGeachie's team tried to do the same, matching shot for shot throughout the game, but had to be content with a 19 - 19 draw.
Harry Kendall's team again tried to match the Pulborough performance but slowly slipped back to finish 15 - 18 down, while Howard White's team could just not find the required performance and slipped down to a 16 - 21 finish.
However this gave Storrington a 71 - 69 shot win for the match and a 5 - 5 league points draw - a friendly result after all!



John S. Wharmby
SBC Press Officer
July 15 , 2017
Invitation Triples Report from John Wharmby 14th July 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 14 July 2017
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The last period has been a mixture of friendly and league games with the more important “friendly” being the Open Triples day, an event held annually by Storrington Bowling Club, inviting 20 other clubs plus four of their own, under various guises, to compete for the Storrington Open invitation shield and £330 in prize money. The event was blessed with superb weather which helped immensely.
Storrington’s ‘Green team’ (picked from the Monday morning working party on the green ) took 2nd place in the tournament, winning their four group matches but unfortunately lost to the winners of the 2nd group winners, Witterings BC. Pulborough BC were third and British Rail BC were 4th.
Two days later storrington’s League match was against Maltravers BC but the earlier friendly performance was not apparent as all 4 teams lost. Mick o’Brien’s team performed well but lost out 20 – 25.
Paul Leatherbarrow’s team gave a reasonable performance but dropped another 2 shots to finish 18 -25 down. Howard White’s team struggled to finish 14 - 27 down, while Stuart McGeachie’s team was left standing, to finish 16 – 41 down, resulting in a shot score total of Storrington 68, Maltravers 118, with Maltravers taking all 10 league points.

Submitted by
John S. Wharmby
Invitation Triples 9th July 2017 From David Bain Photo from Joy Newman
Posted by Peter Coles on 14 July 2017
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THANK YOU ALL

Last Sunday we had another one of our memorable well attended Open Triples day, an event we hold annually, inviting 20 other clubs plus four of our own, under various guises, to compete for the Storrington Open invitation shield and £330 in prize money. The event was blessed with superb weather which helped immensely.

However, this would not have been so but for the tremendous amount of work that went on behind the scenes, by the men preparing for the day and once again our ladies who worked tirelessly before and particularly on the day. So thank you Ann, Barbara, Jayne, Joy, Jenny, Margaret, Pauline, the three Pams’ Coomer, Healy, & Davis, The three Pats’ Arculus Hazelton & Petrie, without you it just would not happen.

Congratulations should also go to our very own ‘Green team’ (picked from the Monday morning working party as a little thank you for the work they do on the green, for the benefit of all of us) who took 2nd place in the tournament winning their four group matches but unfortunately lost to the winners of the 2nd group winners, Witterings BC. Pulborough BC were third and British Rail BC were 4th.

Press Report from John Wharmby 8th July 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 14 July 2017
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Storrington still to find prolonged performance.
Storrington, still languishing at the bottom of division 2 of West Sussex Bowls League, played Arundel , the League leaders, at Arundel on a hot afternoon and got off to a fast start . Mick O’Brien’s team was ahead by 9 -3 after 9 ends; and Stuart McGeachie’s team by 8 – 3 after7 ends;
But Paul Leatherbarrow’s and Harry Kendall’s team failed to start, only getting 3 shots and 4 shots respectively after 10 ends. However all 4 Arundel teams then showed their depth of performance, O’Brien’s team finishing just down, 15 – 17; McGeachie’s down by 14 – 19; Kendall’s team down by 15 – 24 and Leatherbarrow’s team down by 18 -30, giving a final match score of 62 – 90 shots and 0 – 10 League points., leaving them at the bottom of the league table.

Storrington do not quite jump high enough and are defeated by The Grasshoppers

The next day a chance to compete against a combined Sussex team, namely The Grasshoppers, a club for retired police force personnel, came up on the calendar. 5 teams of mixed triples played an eighteen end , evening, match at Storrington.
Brian Bona’s team held the Grasshoppers to a draw at the halfway mark but then moved smoothly ahead to finish 17 - 11 , while Harry Kendall’s team matched their opponents end for end up to the last end, the score being 14=14, but a lucky (?) shot by the Grasshopper skipper, L. Hall, took the game.
Terry Crispin’s team produced an up and down game resulting in being ahead 15 – 13 after the 15th end. However the usual weak finish of Storrington saw the Grasshopper’s Marilyn Martin orchestrate 5 shots over the last 3 ends leaving Storrington down 15 – 18.
Stuart Mc Geachie’s team led 7 -1 after 7 ends, but again the Grasshoppers found their reserve strength to leave Storrington down 10 – 14 at the end.
Les Wilson’s team produced a usual reasonable start , leading 11- 10 after 15 ends , but, characteristically, finished 11 – 18 down, resulting in an overall match score of Storrington 67 shots; Grasshoppers 76.
Press report from John Wharmby 30th June 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 01 July 2017
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Storrington Bowling Club Results submitted to
The District Post; County Times; & Worthing Herald
Storrington vs Tarring West Sussex Bowls League match
It was important that the league match against Tarring Priory B produced a decent result for Storrington to lift them up from the bottom of the league table.
Mick O;Brien’s team set the pace by pulling ahead from the start to lead 8 – 1 after 5 ends, but R. Robert’s Tarring team replied by recovering to 8 – 7 after end 9. This indicated to Storrington what was needed and they replied by adding 19 more shots to Tarring’s 4, giving a final result of 27 – 11.
Peter Newman’s team reduced the tension by pulling ahead effortlessly to 17 – 4 after 13 ends and then cruised to a final 23– 11.
Howard White’s team produced a similar performance, reaching 23 – 4 after 14 ends, leaving it too late for Tarring, although the final result at 25 – 15 indicates the effort that they applied.
Harry Kendall’s team appeared to be evenly matched with R. Bland’s Tarring team, reaching 10 – 13 after 11 ends. However the latter-end strength of Tarring ( or the weakness of Storrington’s ?) proved evident again, resulting in a final score of 13 -25. This gave a final match score for Storrington of 88 - 62 shots and 8 – 2 League Points.
John S. Wharmby
SBC Press Officer
30 June, 2017
Press Report from John Wharmby 11th June 2017 PC Cup
Posted by Peter Coles on 16 June 2017
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Round 1 of West Sussex Bowls League
for PC Industrial Products Cup
Marine Gardens BC beat Bognor BC 81 – 73 in the preliminary round and then played Storrington at home. The match was full of tension throughout. Storrrington’s Peter Newman’s team had no problems pulling ahead to win 19 – 14 , but Howard White’s game was one of ups and downs , finishing with a loss at 20 -21. Harry Kendall’s team could not get going after the first end, being 3 – 16 down after the 9th end However they pulled back to 17 -23 by the last end and finished with a score of 3 shots at the end to give them a 20 – 23 result. An overall difference of 1 shot meant that everything hung on Paul Leatherbarrow’s ( usually strong ) team. Up and down results saw Storrington leading by 16 – 14 after 14 ends, but Marine Gardens concentrated on the situation to give a final score of 17 – 26 for Storrington and an overall Cup score of Storrington 76 shots, Marine Gardens 84.

John Wharmby
SBC Press Officer , 11.06.17
Press report from John Wharmby 10th June 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 16 June 2017
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Storrington Bowling Club vs Fittleworth; June 10, 2017

A 3 rink, mixed,18 end, friendly match, at home, against Fittleworth was a balanced game with rapid changes on both sides. Stuart Mc.Geachie’s team systematically pulled ahead to win by 17 – 11, but John Graham’s team appeared to be heading for a defeat after14 ends with a score of 13 – 15. However they held every following end to finish 19 – 15. The reverse situation was the case for Peter Smith’s team, being ahead 15 – 10 after 14 ends. Fittleworth then woke up taking 10 shots over the last 4 ends, leaving Storrington’s 3rd rink down by 15 – 20; and an overall result of Storrington 51 shots; Fittleworth 46.
Press Report from John Wharmby 4th June 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 05 June 2017
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Picture above Harry Kendall skiping his team to victory.
A tight League match for Storrington Bowling Club
A home League match against Bognor Regis “B” proved to be a tense affair with both clubs winning 2 games each. Howard White’s team played a real nail-biter and was 21- 22 down at start of the last end. A score of 2 shots however gave them a 23 -22 shot win. Harry Kendall’s team’s performance was less nerve wracking as they pulled systematically ahead to win 21=15.
Peter Newman’s game was another up and down performance all through the match and at the 19th end they were winning 22 -17. However the team blinked and lost 6shots over the last 2 ends to go down 22 -23 . At least one could relax over Mick O’Brien’s game as Storrington’s score was consistently half that of Bognor’s, throughout the match., finishing 13 – 27 down.
The final overall score was therefore 79 =87 shots and 4 -6 League Points down for Storrington.
John Wharmby
SBC Press Officer
June 4, 2017
Press Report from John Wharmby 22nd May 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 24 May 2017
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Storrrington Bowling Club Results:-

What a difference a day makes!

The second League match this season was a washout for Storrringon B. C, in more ways than one. The rain started at the opening of the match and continued unabated, as did the pressure from Arundel B.C.
Stuart McGeachie’s team only managed to get the odd winning shot and finished 9 -27 down, although Howard White’s team did not fare much better, with only two ends with multiple shots, finishing down 14 – 24. Harry Kendall’s foursome tried to save the day, with a 7 shot second end, but could not maintain the impetus and finished 18 – 21 down. This left Peter Newman’s team of Geoff Page, Richard Pettet and Gerry Newman trying to save something for Storrington, but this aim looked as black as the weather with a score of 4 – 15 after 12 ends. A gallant effort from all, over the last 9 ends, limited J. Rose’s Arundel team to 3 shots while Storrington pulled back 14 shots to end with a draw at 18 = 18. The final score was therefore Storrington 59 shots and 1 League point; Arundel 90 shots and 9 League points.
What a difference a day makes! – well two actually! when Storrington played a friendly at home against Chichester B.C. in fine , sunny weather.
Paul Leatherbarrow’s team just won end after end, leaving a demoralised opposition with a final score of 32 -2, while Peter Newman’ team behaved in a similar buccaneering manner, winning by the same margin, even if they did allow the opposition to win 4 more shots, the final score being 36 – 6.
Howard White’s team appeared to pull effortlessly ahead to finish winning at 24 -6, while Gerry Newman’s team played in a similar manner to finish 17 - 11.
The fifth, and final, team, Stuart Mc Geachie’s, obviously did not like the outer rink and had no answer to Chichester’s performance, to lose 10 – 19. This gave a match result of Storrington 119; Chichester 44., and a hope that this is a sign of performance to come.
John S. Wharmby
Press Officer
Storrington Bowling Club
May 21. 2017
Press Report from John Wharmby 14th May 2017
Posted by Peter Coles on 15 May 2017
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Storrington Bowling Club
The opening outdoor match for Storrington Bowling Club was a friendly, on artificial turf, away at Petworth. Alan Head’s team pulled away for 4 ends to lead 3 – 1 but Murrray’s opposition team showed their metal to finally win 29 -12. Brian Bona’s team did not even have the comfort of leading at any stage and finished with a loss of 13 – 20. These two losses were, however, made up by Paul Leatherbarrow’s team winning 22 – 10, and Stuart McGeachie’s 29 – 8. This gave Storrington an overall win by 76 - 67
A few day’s later saw Storrington playing their first “real” lawn outdoor League ( Division 1 ) match , away at their Western neighbour’s ground at Pulborough. Howard White’s team pulled away from the start, finishing with a well-defined win of 23 – 17; Mike O’Brian’s team kept in touch with P. Day’s team, with the score 11- 11 after 16 ends, but managed to win 5 of the 6 remaining ends to finish 19 – 14. However both of the other teams obviously needed more practice, both losing by 8 shots, resulting in a lost game of 65 – 70
A sunny day at the week=end had Storrington’s Eastern neighbours, Steyning, visiting them. 5 teams achieved 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with an overall score of 73 – 69 in Storrrington’s favour. The best win was Harry Kendall’s with a run-a-way score of 18 – 8.
After 15 ends Geoff. Page’s team was lagging 13 – 16, but managed to hold their nerve to win 18 -16. Now 16 seemed to be a favourite score for Steyning as their two winning teams finished 16 – 10 . and 16 – 14, leaving Stuart McGeachie’s Storrington team with a 13 – 13 draw. This left Storrington with a 73 – 69 win.

John S. Wharmby
SBC Press Officer
14 May, 2017
February News letter 2016
Posted by Peter Coles on 03 March 2016
The news letter can now be viewed in the Downloads Section.
Help the Club
Posted by Peter Coles on 25 January 2016
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John Rimmer. Chairman.
2015 Competition Winners.
Posted by Peter Coles on 22 January 2016
Congratulations to all the competitors who gave us an excellent week end of bowling, also to everyone that helped the Finals run smoothly. Special thanks go to Pauline our Competitions Secretary and all the ladies that worked so hard in the kitchen also to the green staff for giving us such a great playing area.
MEN

ChampionshipWinner: Ian Younger; R/U David Ogley.

Murphy Cup Winner: Peter Coles; R/U Ian Petrie.

Lindsay Cup (Handicap) Winner: Gerry Newman; R/U Alan Head.

Ravenscroft Cup (Handicap) Winner: John Rimmer; R/U Alan Head.

Two Wood Winner: Ian Younger; R/U Tony Gledhill.

Nominated Pairs Winners: Ian Younger & David Ogley; R/U Richard Pettet & Harry Kendall.

Nominated Triples Winners H.White, I.Younger & P.Leatherbarrow. R/U I.Petrie, P.Coles & R.Pettet.

LADIES

Championship Winner: Penny Bowyer. R/U Pam Healy.

Handicap Singles Winner: Pam Healy. R/U Pauline Bain.

Jubilee Plate Winner: Pam Coomer. R/U Pat Petrie.

Two Wood. Winner: Ann Page; R/U Joy Newman.

MIXED

Veterans Cup Winner: Harry Kendall; R/U Richard Pettet.

Drawn Pairs Winners: Pam Healy & Ian Petrie; R/U Joy Newman & Mike Grizaard.

Nominated Pairs Winners: Ann & Geoff Page; R/U Penny Bowyer & Les Wilson.

Drawn Triples Winners: J.Newman,M.Rawlings & D.Ogley; R/U P.Petrie,N. Tewsley & D.Chinn.

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