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J Wharmby Press report SBC V Pagham
Posted by Peter Coles on 16 September 2018
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Photo Storrington’s Les Wilson & Pagham’s Ray Hilder observing the teams’ difficulty in reaching the jack.

The last home game of the season for Storrington B.C. was a 3 rink, friendly, against top-of-the-league (2nd div. ) Pagham B.C.
Les Wilson’s team, of David Bain, John Wharmby and Michael Cleary, quickly showed that reputation did not bother them as they pulled ahead, consistently, to lead 16-13 after end 16. They then changed to “team mode” to finish 24 – 14. Peter Newman’s team of Norman Griffin, Steve Sherlock and John Graham also started well but were overtaken, 7-8, after ten ends. However a whole series of rescue winning shots pulled them ahead to finish 18 -11.
Geoff. Page’s team of Bob Manning, Derek Larcombe and Ray Taylor appeared to have their game under control, leading 5-2 after 4 ends. But then Pagham’s captain M. English’s team found the rink’s characteristics and consistently pulled ahead to leave Storrington trailing 16 – 27. But sufficient to give the match to Storrington 58-52.
2018 Prize Presentation & Dinner
Posted by Peter Coles on 22 August 2018
ANNUAL LUNCH
with
PRESENTATION of FINALS’ TROPHIES

WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2018
at
WEST SUSSEX GOLF CLUB
12.30 for 1.00pm

CARVERY and DESSERTS with COFFEE and MINTS

£22.50

(Gratuities paid by SBC)



A free drink on arrival courtesy of an anonymous donation

MENU

Cost: £22.50 per person

Carvery

Roast Sirloin of Beef
with Yorkshire Pudding & Red Wine Gravy

Honey & Mustard Glazed Gammon
with Parsley Sauce

Served with Herb Roasted Potatoes & Cauliflower Mornay,
Garden Peas & Roasted Celeriac, Swede & Carrots

Vegetarian Alternative

Wild Mushroom, Asparagus & Goats Cheese Arancini
with a Lightly Smoked Paprika Sauce & a Rocket Salad



Selection of Hot & Cold Desserts from the Counter




Cafetiere of Colombian Coffee and Chocolate Mints
J Wharmby press report SBC V Maltravers Home
Posted by Peter Coles on 16 August 2018
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Storrington B.C. WSB League game, Aug. 15 , 2018 At last Storrington show their metal! It was with some trepidation that Storrington BC hosted their last WSB league game against mid-division Maltravers (Littlehampton ) following last week’s 0-10 points defeat at Littlehampton. But, there was the smell of vengeance in the air and Brian Bona’s team of Tony Gledhill, John Rimmer and Roland Naldrett quickly pulled ahead and remained there to finish 18 -12, while Howard White’s team of Neil Tewsley, Les Wilson and Ian Petrie (Cpt.) performed in a similar manner to comfortably win at 22-17. Peter Newman’s team of John Wharmby, Chris Walters and Gerry Newman gradually slipped behind, with end 16 seeing them behind by 8-17 shots. before they reacted as a team, used the observed weaknesses of their opponents, and won 21-17. However Geoff. Page’s team of Tim Izon, Richard Pettet and Harry Kendall could not prevent Maltraver’s, B. Read,’s team from showing their superiority and lost 12-22, resulting in an overall win for Storrington of 73-68 shots, and 8-2 league points.
SBC Ladies Section 50th Anniversary
Posted by Peter Coles on 15 August 2018
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On Saturday, 12th. August, Storrington Bowls Club held an outdoor social afternoon of fun bowling followed by a cream tea event, to celebrate women joining the club fifty years ago. Club members rallied round to make the afternoon thoroughly enjoyable to both current and past bowlers.

The club was opened by the British Legion in 1921, to provide relaxation for soldiers returning from WW1. Now, it is purely a sports club attached to a social club in Sorrington’s West Street.

Having been in the Women’s County League previously, the Women’s Section returned two years ago. Recently, numbers have swelled again. New bowlers have integrated and played in the league from the onset of joining the club. The women’s section is thriving once more.

Women can bowl in: friendly matches; the Women’s County League; the mixed league; Women’s Afternoon; Monday and Friday night social sessions; county and club competitions.

The club has a very welcoming atmosphere. The British bowling ethos is to work through humour and praise. It is a highly social sport. League matches are always followed by the comaraderie of team teas. Newcomers are always welcomed.
If you have any free time, why not give it a go? More photo in Gallery.
J Wharmby press report WSBL V Maltravers & Sutton Friendly
Posted by Peter Coles on 10 August 2018
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Storrington B.C. WSB League game, Aug. 7 , 2018
Mid-division Maltravers (Littlehampton ) BC were the hosts for division lower lying Storrington B.C. in a mid-week match. The Storrington teams, in order of game results, were:-
Team 1
L Tony Gledhill
2 Chris Walter
3 Roland Naldrett
S Stuart McGeachie
Team 2
L Terry Crispin
2 Derek Larcombe
3 Ian Petrie (Cpt.)
S Mick O'Brien

Team 3
L John Wharmby
2 Richard Pettet
3 Harry Kendall
S Paul Leatherbarrow
Team 4
L Neil Tewsley
2 Brian Bona
3 Gerry Newman
S Peter Newman

and the lush, slow, heavy ( but good-looking ) green took SBC some time to become accustomed to it. Compound this with the good performance of the Maltravers’ teams and the result was a 56 -91 shot ( 0-10 points ) loss for SBC. Although all the Storrington teams won nearly half the ends these were mainly the result of the performance of the skippers with a last minute winning single shot. This was also reflected in the lack of ends with a win of 3 or more shots, team 1 obtaining 2 of these ends and team 2 obtaining 1. An interesting game; but the emphasis needs to be on the lower end team performance.
Photo img0531 jpg Team 1 waiting for the last, defining. Shot from Stuart McGeachie.
Storrington B.C. friendly game, Aug. 8 , 2018
The next day SBC had a friendly, 3 team, mixed, away game, against Sutton BC, the teams being:-
Team1
L Michael Cleary
2 Derek Larcombe
S Ann McGeachie
Team 2
L John Graham
2 Pat Arculus
S Stuart McGeachie
Team 3
L Neil Tewsley
2 Barbara Cleary
3 Ian Petrie



It was end 13 before team 1 overtook their opponents, 10-9, but they then held on to win 15-11. Team 2 drew level with their opponents, 12-12, after the penultimate end but then lost by 3 shots. while team 3’s last end 3 shot win was insufficient to prevent Nigel Farr’s team (Sutton } also winning by 3 shots , resulting
J Wharmby Press report WSBL V Petworth
Posted by Peter Coles on 05 August 2018
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Photo Tony Gledhill; Michael Cleary and Neil Tewsley Storrington played a a WSB League game against Petworth BC, at home under very hot, sunny, dry conditions. These conditions obviously suited SBC with Stuart McGeachie’s team of Les Wilson, Gerry Newman and Peter Newman soon settling-in and pulling ahead to finish 31-12. Mick O’Brien’s team of Tony Gledhill, Michael Cleary and Ian Petrie demonstrated a similar performance to finish 29-14 with very little trouble. Paul Leatherbarrow’s team of Tim Izon, Richard Pettet and Harry Kendall quickly shot into the lead, had a few hiccups and then drifted ahead to finish 26-16. However, Petworth’s R. Turner tried to put a stop to the rot, being ahead most of the way, against Brian Bona’s team of Neil Tewsley Chris Walter and Roland Naldrett, with the score being 14-22, against Storrington after end 15. This proved too much for the SBC ‘s team who finished, after a gallant attempt, at 21-23 The overall score was therefore a good 107-65 shot win for Storrington and a 8-2 points win.
J Wharmby press report GSM V Maltravers
Posted by Peter Coles on 05 August 2018
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Photo: Tim Izon Storrington ladies’ team played Maltravers BC, away in the next GSM league game. Pam’s team had Di. Barnes now as no. 2. It was not until end 15 that they drew level at 18-18 and then went on to win 25-22. Pauline’s team , now of Dot Griffin, Pat Page and Joy Newman, just could not find a consistent form and slowly slipped to finish down 16-20, giving a match loss of 41-42 shots.
Between these matches SBC had a friendly, mixed, triples, game against Horsham BC. Ian Petrie’s team of Bruce Glen-bott and Pam Coomer quickly found their form and easily went on to finish 23-9. Derek Larcombe’s team of Norman Griffin and Barbara Cleary showed a similar performance to finish 21-15, but Roland Naldrett’s team of Dorothy Griffin and Michael Cleary could not find a consistent form, end 11 finding them down by 3-12. and 8-17 down on the start of the last (no 18 ) end. A 6 on the last end gave them a reasonable score to finish down 14-17- Pam Petri’s team of Tim Izon and Neil Tewsley, were obviously “out of their depth” and finished down with10-32 shots. The overall score was therefore a loss by 68-73 shots, and 4-6 points.
J Wharmby press report GSM V East Preston Blue
Posted by Peter Coles on 05 August 2018
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Storrington Ladies paid a return visit, with 2 full teams, to East Preston , Blue, just before the week-end, with their usual skippers of Pauline Bain and club president , Pam Healy.
Pauline’s team of Pat Petrie, Pam Coomer and Ann Page got off to a good start , leading 7-0 by the 5th end but started the 10th end with only a 8-7 lead. The end of the 19th end saw East Preston’s Janet Pidgean’s team drawing 15-15 but a final effort gave Storrington a 18-16 win.
Pam’s team of Barbara Cleary, Sue Gilbert and Ann McGeachie left no doubt which was the stronger side as they pulled remorselessly ahead to finish with a 26-13 win, giving Storrington an overall win of 44 – 29 shots.
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Img00240(3) Barbara Cleary starting off as no.1 in Pam’s team.
New Sponsor. VELVET HARE. Gift Shop
Posted by Peter Coles on 04 August 2018
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Storrington BC would like to welcome and introduce a new sponsor. Velvet Hare is a gift shop selling all sorts of unique items. There really is something for everyone and you can be assured of a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, they can be found adjacent to the club entrance at 32 West Street.
Press report from J Wharmby 30th June 2018
Posted by Peter Coles on 29 July 2018
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Photo: Gerry Newman Over the weekend SBC had two friendly, triples, mixed, games; first with Fittleworth BC.
Stuart McGeachie's team of Pat Arculus and John Graham pulled rapidly ahead to lead 10 - 2 after 7 ends. They snoozed for the next 7 ends, to lie 11- 12 down but then woke up to finish 19 - 13 .
Brian Bona's team of Bruce Glenbott and Tim Izon could not hold Fittleworth's Carol's team despite a last minute collective surge of 5 shots, and finished 11 - 14 down, but overall it was a 30 - 27 win.
The second game was at home against Henfield BC, where Pauline Baine's team of Peter Picthall and Derek Larkcombe had no difficulty in leaving Henfield's S. William's team behind, despite a 6 shot last end, to finish 17 - 15. Pam Petrie's team of Peter Newman and David Chinn drew level at the half-way point and finished with a 4 shot end to claim a 17- 15 victory and an overall win of 34 - 29.
The next day SBC paid a visit to the sea-side, playing Norfolk BC in the WSB League. A dry, patchy, green set the scene for Paul Leatherbarrow and his team of Geoff Page, Ray Taylor and Brian Bona to continuously fight off the opposition . Paul continued, throughout the game, to arrange his men's shots as if he were defending The Alamo. And it paid off. The final score was 29 - 5.
The adjacent rink , with Gerry Newman's team of Tim Ison, John Wharmby and John Rimmer, was very quiet, in contrast, despite an explosive 6-shot and a last 3-shot end from SBC. This proved useless against Dave Robert's Norfolk team's continuous sniping shots, leaving SBC 16 - 25 down.
Mick O'Brien's team of David Chinn, Derek Larcombe and Les Wilson could not fathom out the green, their first winning shot only appearing after 5 ends. The next 5 ends were all taken by SBC and then the two teams took alternative ends. A 3 shot, last end by Mick however was not good enough to compensate for the earlier damage and the team finished 17 - 20 down. Howard White's team of Neil Tewsley, Tony Gledhill and Richard Pettet suffered the reverse situation, M. Starn's Norfolk team ge
Press report from J Wharmby 25th July 2018
Posted by Peter Coles on 29 July 2018
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Storrington vs Norfolk, WSBL
A very hot, mid=week afternoon saw SBC playing their tenth WSB league game, at home, against Norfolk BC. The previous match, away, against NBC had resulted in a game win but a minor points score. So the effort was on to produce a convincing win this time.
Mick O’Brien’s team of V. Locke, Ian Petrie and David Bain soon indicated their superiority to win 21 – 15. Peter Newman’s team of Tony Gledhill, Les Wilson and Roland Naldrett also performed in a similar manner but a lack of concentration for two ends found them with a 14 -16 deficit on starting the last end. A well performed 3 shot group saved the day, to leave them with a 17=16 win.
Paul Leatherbarrow’s team of Tim Izon, Richard Pettet and Harry Kendall got off to a poor start and it was end 18 before they drew level at 17-17. A loss by 3 shots on the next end really put the pressure on Paul which resulted in a final 20-20 draw. Stuart McGeachie’s team of Neil Tewsley, Steven Sherlock and Brian Bona got off to a good start until the 8th end, after which they fell behind to a 17-23 finish. The final overall game result was therefore 75-74, a win, but it was a win! This, together with the individual games gave Storrington a winning points score of 7-3.
Photo img 00117(2) David Bain helping to apply the pressure. The next day Storrrington sent two, mixed, triples teams to Wittering BC. for a BM League game. Ian Petrie’s team of Pat Petrie and Michael Cleary was holding Ray Stephen’s team at 9-10 at the half-way position ( 9 ends) but the “afternoon droop” set in and they finished 10-21. Derek Larcombe’s team of Norman & Dot. Griffin seemed to be doing much better, being 12- 8 ahead after 11 ends, but again the “afternoon droop” set in , leaving them 15-18 down at the end, and an overall score of 25-39.
Press release from J Wharmby Mid July
Posted by Peter Coles on 25 July 2018
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Storrington Bowling Club mid-July results

The eighth 2-rink ladies game for Storrington Bowling Club in the GS&M league was away against East Preston. Pauline Baine's team of Pat Petrie, Anne Page and Joy Newman was equally matched but managed to finish with a 21-18. win. Pam Healy's team of Barbara Cleary, Margaret Bishop and Ann McGeachie also appeared to be "holding their own" against East Preston's Anne Blanke's team until end 8 when they lost concentration, to finish 12-26 after 21 ends, a sufficient deficit to lose 33-44 overall.
3 days later two mixed triples teams played at home against Chichester B in the BM league, with the first team being all Newmen ( Gerry, Peter and Joy ). Seemingly untroubled they slowly pulled ahead to win 19-9, after the last, 18th end. Paul Leatherbarrow's team of Barbara Cleary and Michael Cleary was well matched with their opponents and finished with a draw, 15-15, giving an overall 34-24 win.

To finish the week Storrington had a WSB league match at home against Middleton, demonstrating their improving performance with a strong 97-60 shots and 8-2 points win. Paul Leatherbarrow's team of Tim Izon, Richard Pettet and Harry Kendall quickly showed its strength, pulling ahead to 20-0 after 7 ends, 29-1 after 12 ends and 37-4 after 17 ends. The usual Storrington end-of-game somnambulance did not help Middleton much, with the final score 37-10. Mick O'Brien's team of Terry Crispin, Ian Petrie and Gerry Newman improved continuously with time, lagging 13-14 after end 14 but finished 23-16, while Stuart McGeachie's team of Geoff Page, Derek Larcombe and Roland Naldrett showed a similar performance with a 11-12 score after end 14 but finished 19-16. Brian Bona's team of David Chin, Neil Tewsley and Les Wilson could not quite make the grade, slipping to a 14-18 loss. Photo Harry Kendall SBC
Press release from J Wharmby Invitation Triples & Chichester 12 July 2018
Posted by Peter Coles on 18 July 2018
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INVITATION TRIPLES JULY 8, 2018
The week started with a County event - the 19th Open Invitation Triples - with 24 invited teams competing in the Storrington Invitation Triples day event. The weather was very, very, hot, but the green, although brown, played exceedingly well under the circumstances and it appeared that everyone was enjoying the day despite the heat. Everyone was sustained by snacks throughout in the morning, by tea and cakes in the afternoon, plus, of course, the laid-on two course lunch.
The winners were Palmerston IBC (a new name on the trophy) the runners up were London transport. 3rd Place Sussex Tourist (A) and 4th place was Witterings (the 2017 winners).

The rainbow colours of some of the competitors.
Chichester ,Priory Park WSB League match
Three days later the men’s teams played a WSB League match against Chichester. The green was very good with constant , symmetric performance, which took Storrington some time to acclimatize to. This could not be said of Peter White’s Chichester team which progressively doubled the score of Stuart McGeachie’s team of Michael Cleary, Derek Larcombe and Roland Naldrett, to leave SBC trailing 16 – 32. Brian Bona’s team of Geoff Page, David Bain and Gerry Newman was in a similar situation and finished 12 – 22 down.
Paul Leatherbarrow’s team of Tim Izon, John Wharmby and Harry Kendall appeared to be going into a worst situation, being 4 -16 down after end 11. The knowledge, of the green, Paul’s control of the team’s shots, and awakened effort transformed the situation and found Storrington 19 – 18 ahead after end 18. A “ding-dong” finish saw the final score a draw at 21 – 21.
Mick O'Brien’s team of Terry Crispin, Ian Petrie and John Rimmer had no problems at all and took all but six of the 21 ends to finish 22 -10; giving a final score of Storrington 71 shots, and 3 points; Chichester 86 shots, and 7 points.
Summer Newsletter 2018
Posted by Peter Coles on 18 July 2018
The summer 2018 newsletter can be viewed in Downloads
Trip to Bembridge
Posted by Peter Coles on 02 July 2018
Please find below a copy of an email sent to all members David Bain

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To all club members, It has been suggested that a short break Bowls holiday be arranged to Bembridge (Warner’s Hotel) on the Isle of Wight. The date will be Monday Feb 25th to Friday March 1st, 2019 (5 days
4 Nights). The price to include Bed and Breakfast and evening meal, double bedroom with en-suite, Bowling, evening entertainment, and ferry based on four people sharing a car where possible.
An approximate
price for under 20 people is £263 pp, 20 people or more approximately £219pp.
We need to know
if you are interested and can make a commitment know. A deposit of £30pp to be paid 6 weeks after the booking is made which gives you time to think it through. You will appreciate if we want to pick these dates we have to book ASAP, as Bowling Clubs throughout the UK enjoy these short breaks, so consequently rooms get booked very early at these prices.
If you are
interested, please complete the “booking form”
below and return to me by next Monday 18th June or, or let me have the details back by email Once we have confirmed numbers I can give you the price that you will be paying. Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to visit. David Bain
Name…………………………………………………
Number of persons………………….
Number of bowlers…………….
Twin bedroom ………Double bed………….
Single.room…………….………
Are you prepared to car share yes/No
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Competition Finalists
Posted by Peter Coles on 02 July 2018
Here are the first competition finalists for 2018
Mens nominated Pairs - Gerry Newman Geoff Page
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Peter Newman Stuart McGeachie

Nominated Mixed Pairs - Joy & Gerry Newman
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Ian & Pat Petrie

Nominated Mens Triples

Mike Cleary, Martyn Pilcher & Ray Taylor
V
Peter Newman, Gerry Newman & Harry Kendall Ladies 2 Wood Pauline Bain V Joy Newman
Press report from J Wharmby GSM v Pagham & WSBL v E Preston 30/6/18
Posted by Peter Coles on 01 July 2018
Storrrington Bowling Club
Ladies’ GSM League game , away, at Pagham, June 25, 2018

The start of the week again saw Pam Healey’s and Pauline Bain’s teams on the coast at Pagham BC upholding Storrington’s Ladies’ league reputation. Pam Healey’s team of Dot Griffin, Pat Arculus and Ann Page soon pulled ahead of Gill Conley’s team to obtain an easy win of 27 – 15 shots. Pauline Baine’s team of Joy Newman, Barbara Cleary and Pat Petrie could not quite match the occasional 2-shot ends of Pagham’s Chris mayoss’s team and finished 12 – 18 shots down . but won overall at 39 – 33.



men’s WSB league game, June 28
SBC’s men’s WSB league game at home against East Preston gave them a chance to match the ladies’ performance and Paul Leatherbarrow’s team of Tim Izon, Geoff Page and Ian Petrie demonstrated a dominant performance, finishing with a 37 – 8 shot score. Mick O’Brien’s team of David Bain, Roland Naldrett and Les Wilson needed 11 ends to draw level with East Preston’s J. Collis’s team at 12 – 12 but then they dominated the game to finish 24 – 19.
However Howard White’s team of Tony Gledhill, Derek Larcombe and John Rimmer took 18 ends to draw level with their opponents , skippered by C. Dew, but finished down 17 -18.
Brian Bona’s team of Peter Newman, Peter Picthall and Gerry Newman appeared to be dominating the game up to the 12th end, with a score of 13-9 and then the dreaded “Storrington droop” set in , leaving then down 15 – 27 at the finish. The overall game score of 93 – 72 gave Storrington a much needed points win of 6 – 4.
Press Report from J Wharmby PC Cup v Arundel 28/6/18
Posted by Peter Coles on 01 July 2018
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Round 1, after the preliminary round, of the West Sussex PC Industrial Products knock-out cup, saw Storrington and Arundel bowling clubs in combat at Arundel. Gerry Newman's team of Geoff Page, Tim Izon and Richard Pettet had no problem in progressively leaving Arundel's B. Heal's team trailing behind them throughout the game , to finish 31 - 11. Roland Naldrett's team of Terry Crispen, M Pilcher and John Rimmer conversely struggled to keep up with J. Rose's team and were 18 - 24 behind after the 17th end. However, contrary to usual performance, they won all the remaining ends, but still finished 23 - 24 down.
Mick O'Brien's team of David Bain, Ian Petrie and Brian Bona slipped further and further behind Arundel to finish 11 - 28 down. Howard White's team had a similar performance, finishing 16 - 26, which resulted in a knockout overall score of 81 - 89.
Press report from J Wharmby 23rd June 2018 WSBL v Petworth
Posted by Peter Coles on 01 July 2018
Storrington WSB League match away at Petworth BC
The day after the Ladies’ match saw the men attempting to emulate the ladies and start to improve their league position. Ian Pertrie’s team kept pace with their opponents, leading 14 – 13 after 15 ends but then the “droop” set in, to finish down at 17 -21. Howard White’s team showed a similar performance, leading by 15 – 12 after 16 ends, but again they failed to hold Petworth who easily went on to leave SBC down 15 – 24. Mick O’Brien’ team showed a similar activity, lagging 15 – 17 after the 14th end before the “droop” left them with another 3 shots to Petworth’s extra 19 shots!
The last team, skippered by Stuart McGeachie, lagged behind Petworth, with an 8 – 18 score after 12 ends. But then , from somewhere, they achieved a “hot shot” of 8 shots, lifting them to 16-18, and then on to 24 – 22 after 19 ends. However the next two ends proved their undoing, to eventually finish 26 – 27, and a League result of 0- 10 points.
Press report from J Wharmby 3rd june 2018 Ladies v Wittering
Posted by Peter Coles on 01 July 2018
Ladies’ GSM League match, away, against Wittering BC
A few days later the similar two teams were playing away at the coastal club of the Witterings. Pauline’s team, of Jennifer Penny, Barbara Cleary & Ann Page, slipped behind, after a 14 – 12 score at the half-way point, to a 14 – 21 position after end 17. However they then took all of the last 4 ends, including one of 6 shots, to finish 26-21. Pam Healy’s team of Pat Petrie, Joy Newman & Ann McGeachie had a “ding-dong” battle , leading 11 – 10 after 18 ends. Wittering’s Carol Tuffin then changed gear, winning all last 3 ends ( also including a 6-shot end ) leaving Storrington down by 11 – 19. This resulted in drawn games but an overall win by 3 shots for Wittering.
Press release from J Wharmby Horsham Park 6/5/18
Posted by Peter Coles on 01 July 2018
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Storrington’s First Outdoor Match of the Season, May 6th.
A friendly match against Horsham Park was Storrington’s start of the outdoor season, since the official start, against Lancing, four days earlier had to be cancelled due to pouring rain and a water-logged Green. What a difference a few days make! The temperature was record breaking, the green was bone dry, and 6 teams from Storrington were ready to go. However only 4 teams were available from the visitors and hence two of the Storrington teams played one another ( one way of ensuring that Storrington won a game }
Pam Healy ( this year’s President)’s team consisting of Pam; this year’s men’s captain, Ian Petrie; and Terry Crispin showed that they had maintained their performance over winter as they slowly pulled ahead to win 17 -13.
Stuart McGeachie’s team of the ladies’ captain, Pat Petrie, and Tim Izon showed a similar performance to also win by a margin of 4, (21-17)
However Anne McGeachie’s team of Brian Bona and Jim Reed remorselessly slipped behind Horsham’a Ian Holmes’ team to finish13 shots down. But the killing performance was that of Horsham’s Brenda Thompson’s team which left Peter Newman’s team trailing by 20 shots, thus leaving Storrington with an overall loss of 59 – 84 shots. and a 4 =6 points defeat.
What about the two other Storrington teams? Paul Leatherbarrow’s team of John Wharmby and Margaret Bishop slowly pulled ahead of Tony Gledill’s team to reach 16 -6 by the 12th end , when they unanimously agreed that it was too hot to continue!
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Press report from J Wharmby WSBL match V Middleton 17th June2018
Posted by Peter Coles on 21 June 2018
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Storrington Bowling Club WSB League game vs Middleton BC

A windy ,cool weekend on the coast gave Storrington a chance to obtain a few league points, and Harry Kendall’s team of Geoff Page, Stuart McGeachie and Paul Leatherbarrow quickly took control, reaching 12 -2 after 8 ends . However all 3 of the other teams were losing by the same margin by then. Howard White’s team of David Bain, Tony Gledhill and John Rimmer and Peter Newman’s team of Neil Tewsley, Ian Petrie and Gerry Newman could do little to thwart the continuing actions of Middleton’s teams, skippered by B. Colvin and Alan Nurse, finishing 10 – 22, and 9 – 29 down respectively. Harry Kendall’s opponent J. Wilson woke his team up and slowly improved their score to just beat Storrington on the last end, with a 3 shot win, to finish with Storrington down by 18 – 20 shots.
Mick O’Brien’s team of John Wharmby, Peter Pictall, and Roland Naldrett were down 3 – 14 after 9 ends but were determined to avoid the “Storrington Droop” and increased the concentration, obtaining 15 shots to Middleton’s G Steventon’s team’s 3 shots, over the next 11 ends. This left Mike O’Brien’s team 1 shot ahead going into the last end. The final “head” left Middleton with 1 “wood” resting on the jack and a measurement for second position. The 1 milli-metre difference was in Middleton’s favour. This gave a final game score of 55 – 90 shots; 0 – 10 points, for Storrington.

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Storrington’s Mike O’Brien piling on the pressure
Press report from J Wharmby Ladies matches V East Preston
Posted by Peter Coles on 21 June 2018
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Storrington’s two Ladies’ GSM League matches, at home, against East Preston
The first 2 rink Ladies’ game against East Preston had Pam Healy’s team ( of Joy Newman, Barbara Cleary, & Anne McGeachie ) just managing to keep up with Preston’s Val Blanks’ team, and then over-taking them, 18 – 17 , as they started the last end. However it was to no avail as Preston finished with a 3 shot end, leaving the score 18 – 20. A similar performance was being enacted by Pauline Bain’s team ( of Pam Coomer, Jennifer Penny & Ann Page ) who were caught up by Ennis Allum’s team at 14 – 14, after 18 ends. Holding their nerves, they finished 19 – 16, thus winning the first half of the match 37 – 36, with equal games.
The second 2 rink game against East Preston followed at the weekend, 2 weeks after the first. The two teams of Pam Healy ( Dot Griffin, Barbara Cleary & Jennifer Penny } and Pauline Bain (Penny Bowyer, Ann Page & Joy Newman ) struggled to keep ahead of their opponents. Pam Healy’s team was winning 18 – 7 after 15 ends over Joyce Hobbs’ team but then, for the next 5 ends did not score a shot, leaving the start of the last end on a draw of 18 – 18. An extra effort resulted in a 4 shot advantage, resulting in a 22 – 18 win. Pauline Bain’s team found itself 10 – 14 down after 16 ends , but then won every end to finish 16 -13, resulting in a 38 – 31 shot overall win.
This gave a combined win for Storrington of 75 – 67 shots, 8 -2 points. Photo: the two skips of Storrington Pam Healy & Pauline Bain
Press Report from J Wharmby Causton Tourists & Marine Gardens
Posted by Peter Coles on 04 June 2018
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From John S. Wharmby, SBC Press Officer
Storrington vs Causton Tourists
A friendly, home, game against Causton Tourists showed a slight improvement in performance for Storrington B.C. with Brian Bona’s team of Terry Crispin, David Bain and Ann McGeachie indicating superior performance from the start, to finish with a 26 – 11 win. However this was nearly cancelled out by Pauline Bain’s team of Stuart Kersley, Michael Cleary and John Rimmer showing a somnambulant performance until the 13th end when they were losing 2-19. A win of 4 shots woke them up and they systematically piled on the score to finish with 16 shots, but against 22 for Causton. Pam Healy’s team of Geoff Page, Sheila Noble and Tim Izon was evenly matched throughout the game but despite a “claw back” over the last 3 ends they finished down by 15 -18. Stuart McGeachie’s team of Ann Page, Bob Manning and Richard Pettet managed to hold their game to a 17- 17 draw to give an overall win of 74 -69 shots and a friendly points score of 5 – 5.

WSB League match against Marine Gardens B.C.
The next WSBL match, after the poor East Preston game, was on a calm, cool afternoon at the sea-side (Marine Gardens, Worthing ) Stuart McGeachie’s team of Norman Griffin, David Chinn, and Gerry Newman fought a tight game and then pulled ahead over last few ends, to finish with a 21 – 17 win. Howard White’s team of Terry Crispin, John Wharmby and Roland Naldrett also fought a well-matched game but a one shot win on the last end left them with a one shot loss. (But a loss is a loss! ) Harry Kendall’s team of Neill Tewsley, Stuart Kerdley and Bob Manning showed a good performance until end 16 when MGBC pulled ahead, leaving SBC with a loss by 11 -19. Paul Leatherbarrow’s team of David Bain, Michael Cleary and Richard Pettet found themselves struggling more and more as MGBC pulled ahead to leave SBC with a final 15 -30 score. A final match score of 62 – 82 shots and 2 -8 points seemed to indicate no improvement for SBC but, as they say, the improvement was in the detail of the games!
J Wharmby report on the Opening Match 2018
Posted by Peter Coles on 01 June 2018
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Storrington’s First Outdoor Match of the Season, May 6th.
A friendly match against Horsham Park was Storrington’s start of the outdoor season, since the official start, against Lancing, four days earlier had to be cancelled due to pouring rain and a water-logged Green. What a difference a few days make! The temperature was record breaking, the green was bone dry, and 6 teams from Storrington were ready to go. However only 4 teams were available from the visitors and hence two of the Storrington teams played one another ( one way of ensuring that Storrington won a game }
Pam Healy ( this year’s President)’s team consisting of Pam; this year’s men’s captain, Ian Petrie; and Terry Crispin showed that they had maintained their performance over winter as they slowly pulled ahead to win 17 -13.
Stuart McGeachie’s team of the ladies’ captain, Pat Petrie, and Tim Izon showed a similar performance to also win by a margin of 4, (21-17)
However Anne McGeachie’s team of Brian Bona and Jim Reed remorselessly slipped behind Horsham’a Ian Holmes’ team to finish13 shots down. But the killing performance was that of Horsham’s Brenda Thompson’s team which left Peter Newman’s team trailing by 20 shots, thus leaving Storrington with an overall loss of 59 – 84 shots. and a 4 =6 points defeat.
What about the two other Storrington teams? Paul Leatherbarrow’s team of John Wharmby and Margaret Bishop slowly pulled ahead of Tony Gledill’s team to reach 16 -6 by the 12th end , when they unanimously agreed that it was too hot to continue! Photo: Storringtons Ann McGeachie & Horshams Ian Holmes
Press report 17/5/2018 J Wharmby Ladies GSM V Arundel
Posted by Peter Coles on 27 May 2018
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Photo Ann Page & Pauline Bain Storrington Ladies not quite on form
A sunny afternoon at Storrington saw two ladies’ teams challenge two teams from Arundel B.C. in the GSM League. By the 16th end Pauline Bain’s team of Ann Page, Barbara Cleary and Jennifer Penny was winning 13 -10 , and Ann McGeachie’s team of Pam Comer, Penny Bowyer and Dot Griffin was drawing, 16 – 16. Then lightening struck twice as Pauline’s opponent, Audrey Ollive struck a 4 and then a 7 shot end, while Ann’s opponent, Patsy Vinton, struck a 4 shot end. The match finished 17 -21 and 20 – 23 respectively. i.e. a loss of 37 – 44 for Storrington.
Press report 22/5/2018 J Wharmby Ladies GSM V Maltravers
Posted by Peter Coles on 27 May 2018
Ladies' GSM League game against Maltravers
Storrington's Ladies’ second GSM game followed 6 days after the ?rst and demonstrated a greatly improved performance. Pam Healy's team of Joy Newman, Barbara Cleary and Pat Petrie was 5 - 10 shots down after 8 ends. However they fought back to 15 - 12 after15 ends, drew after 17 ends, but ?nished with a 19 - 17 win. Pauline Bain's team of Ann Page, Ann McGreachie and Dorothy Grif?n fought to a 12 - 12 draw after 14 ends and then went on to win 26 - 12.
Press report 22/5/2018 J Wharmby WSBL V East Preston
Posted by Peter Coles on 27 May 2018
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Men's away league match against East Preston B.
The ?rst away, WSB League, men's game of the season against East Preston B team indicated more practice was needed for Storrington. Both Peter Newman's team of Gerry Newman, Tim Izon and Ian Petrie, and Stuart McGeachie's team of John Rimmer, Brian Bona and David Bain were systematically left trailing to finish 10 - 25 and 10 - 22 shots down. Harry Kendall's team of Bob Manning, Les Wilson, and Geoff Page pulled ahead to 17 - 3 after 10 ends, but then went to sleep for 8 ends to be trailing 18 - 21 and finished 22 - 24 down. Howard White's team of Paul Leatherbarrow, Roland Naldrett and Tim Crispin seemed to be going the same way as the other teams as they slipped to 4 - 14 after 10 ends. However they fought back to 15 -17 after 20 ends and with a 3 shot on the last end won 18 - 17, resulting in a 60 - 88 shot, 2 - 8 point defeat. Photo: Paul Leatherbarrow
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. Pam K 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 P
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
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for Storrington Bowling Club? There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra! It's really simple, all you have to do is: 1. Join. Head to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/storringtonbc and sign up for free. 2. Shop. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping. 3. Raise. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Storrington Bowling Club for no extra cost whatsoever! There are no catches or hidden charges and the Club will be really grateful for your donations. A link to easyfundraising can be found on the links page. Thank you for your support. 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.