Downpours fail to halt flood of victories

DOWNPOURS of rain failed to dampen the spirits of the bowlers of ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE as they enjoyed a flood of victories in their latest matches.

The first success came in a rain-affected clash in Division One of the Notts Federation 3x3 League as Rolls whitewashed Gotham 6-0 (56 shots to 15).

Each of the rinks was reduced to 12 ends instead of the usual 18 and the trio of Ann Taylor, Ron Clurow and Alan Harvey made hay as they bagged a five and a four and their opponents only scored a single shot on ends seven and 11 as they ran out 21-2 victors.

Rose Hobbs, Ben Clurow and Stuart Newton dropped a six on the 11th end but won 15-9. while John Etches, Keith Powell and Mark Foulds scored a five and a four en route to a 20-4 success.

THERE was more convincing stuff from Rolls as they beat Nottingham Western 6-1 (91-49) in Division Two of the Notts EBA Mixed League.

The stars were Maureen Gunn, Geoff Gunn and Stuart Newton, who scored a six on the seventh end and bagged 11 shots on the last four ends to win 29-10.

Lilly Bennington, Ron Clurow and Roy Walker were 21-1 up after nine ends and secured a 27-8 success, while Ann Taylor, Terry Simpson and Bert Wright were never behind in a 21-15 victory. Although they scored on nine of the 18 ends, Rose Hobbs, Adam Wright and Alan Parker went down 16-14.

A STALEMATE score of 64 shots apiece failed to halt Rolls as they still ran out 4.5-2.5 winners over Carlton in Division One of the Notts Federation Midweek League by virtue of winning three of the four rinks.

Pauline Harvey, John Etches and Stuart Newton came through 17-12 and Ann Taylor, Keith Powell and Alan Harvey survived dropping a five to score a seven on the last end and win 24-17.

Lilly Bennington, Ron Clurow and Bert Wright were deadlocked at 11 shots apiece in their rink but scored a brace of singles to pip their opponents 13-11. The only disappointing came the way of Rose Hobbs, John Walker and Mark Foulds, who dropped a six en route to a 24-10 reverse.

Rolls’ game against Teversal last Saturday was abandoned after 11 ends due to heavy rain.