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Ducky Doo Dah Tour 2022
For those of you that have booked a place on the tour you should be receiving a further letter with final details for the trip by the 6th May, including playing schedule, so please let Roger know if you don't receive this either via email or post
8th May 2022 – Hazells v Cheddington – Friendly – Away – Won 95 - 78
This afternoon we were at Cheddington for what is always an enjoyable afternoon in great company and today was to be no different. Steve Goodchild, Leila Brindley & Paul Rogers were involved in a tight match and were 8-7 down after 10 ends however they then dropped 8 shots from the next 3 ends before picking up a 5 and 2 two’s and went in to the last end 17-16 down and unfortunately dropped another 2 shots to lose 19-16. Margaret Oliffe, Tony Brindley & Roger Crick were involved in a game of 2 halves as they were 14-3 down after 9 ends and struggling to find the green however they then picked up 8 shots from the next 4 ends to get back in to the game. They then dropped another 3 before picking up another 8 shoits from the next 3 ends to go in to the last end 19-17 ahead, however they dropped a 2 on the last end to draw 19-19. Marion Garrett, Matthew Crick & Steve McNeill put in a highest winning rink performance, taking a 5-2 lead after 5 ends and from there they never lost the lead and picked up 2 fours and a 6 in the remaining ends and went on to win 24-11. Norman Garrett, John Stone & Josh Henly picked up a 6 on the 4th end to go 7-4 ahead and by the 10th end they had extended that lead to 13-8 however they then lost the next 6 ends to go 16-13 down with 2 ends to play. They then picked up 5 shots from the last 2 ends to win 18-16. In the final game Ann Ramsay, Carol Crick & Eddie Chanell were 8-0 ahead after 4 ends and they never lost the lead during a comfortable 18-11 win.
8th May 2022 – Hazells v Aylesbury Town – London & Southern Counties Challenge Shield - Won 47-31
Our other team in this years Challenge Shield were drawn against Aylesbury Town and were looking for a better result than last week against Oxford City. Matthew Crick, Sue Watkins, Daniel Watkins & Andy Watkins got off to a good start going 6-1 ahead after 5 ends however they then lost the next 8 ends to go 11-6 down. We then picked up a 3 and 2 fours and were 17 – 15 ahead with 2 ends to go but unfortunately dropped a single shot on each of the ends to draw 17-17. Zoe Watkins, Ian Ramsay, Josh Henly & Mark Newman made the short trip to Aylesbury Town and they got off to a great start, playing some great bowls, to go 11-4 ahead after 9 ends. They continued to control the game throughout and went on to win 30-14 to set up a 2nd round match against Marlow.
7th May 2022 – Hazells v Chalfont St Giles – Away – Friendly – Won – 107 - 72
This afternoon we travelled to Chalfont St Giles with 5 triples and 1 pair, looking to put the disappointing result against Stony behind us. Ann Ramsay, Judy Rogers & Mark Newman got us off to a great start, taking the lead early in the game and by the half way stage they were 10-3 ahead and the break for tea didn’t affect their game as they went on to win 21-10. Carol Crick, Joan Sweetman & Tony Osborne picked up 4 shots from the first 2 ends however they then dropped 2 fours in quick succession and by the tea break they were 11-7 down. However they came back out revitalized and went on to win 20-16. Barbara Ramsay & Roger Crick played against a triple from Chalfont and they offered their opposition the chance to bowl with 3 bowls each and have mat and last wood every end but their hosts declined the offer, leaving their number 2 with only 2 woods each end. We took advantage of this decision to go on to pick up highest winning rink with a 20-8 scoreline. Paul Warner, Ian Ramsay & Josh Henly played out a very close game and by the tea break the scores were level at 5-5 and despite going in to the last end 2 shots ahead they then dropped a 3 to lose 12-11. Teresa Newman, Ellen Livett & Paul Rogers also played out a close game and were 2 ahead at the halfway stage and they went in to the last end 3 ahead but then dropped a 3 to draw 16-16. Norman Handley, Anne Farmer & Matthew Crick picked up a 5 on the 4th end and they controlled the game throughout and despite dropping 6 shots over the last 3 ends they held on for a 19-10 win.
5th May 2022 – Hazells v Stony Stratford – Friendly – Lost – 95 - 60
This afternoon we had a tough match at Stony and despite our good early form in our friendlies this was to be our first defeat, winning on just 1 of the 5 rinks. Margaret Oliffe, George Murdoch & Dave Wheeler dropped a single shot on each of the first 5 ends and after 10 ends we were 10-2 down however we then seemed to start finding the green and slowly got back in to the game. We went in to the last end 12-11 down and managed to pick up a 4 to win the game, with the only end we were ahead. Norman Handley, Andrew MacKenzie & Joan Sweetman had a tough game, winning just 5 of the 18 ends and losing 23-7. Anne Farmer, Roy Richardson & Rod Bacon had an equally tough afternoon winning 7 ends in an 18-8 defeat. Steph Rose, Steve Goodchild & Ann Richardson had a much closer game and were 8-7 ahead after 9 ends however they then dropped a 5. By the 13th end the scores were back level at 14-14 and we ended up losing by a single shot, 19-18. Leila Brindley, Ellen Livett & Tony Osborne only managed to pick up a single shot in the first 10 ends and were 16-1 behind however they then picked up 2 fives in the last 8 ends but unfortunately they only managed to win 1 more end and lost 23-12
1st May 2022 – Hazells v Kitcheners – Away – Friendly – Won 69 - 58
This afternoon we sent just 4 triples to Kitcheners, looking to continue the winning start to this seasons friendly fixture list. 3 of the 4 games saw very close matches with the lead changing hands throughout, however Naomi Hooper, Anne Farmer & Mark Newman had a comfortable win, despite dropping a shot on the first end they were 7-1 ahead after 5 ends and they continued to control the game throughout, never dropping more than a single shot in an end on their way to a 19-7 win. Barbara Ramsay, Inger McNeill & Eddie Chanell took an early 6-2 lead however they then dropped 9 shots from the next 4 ends before picking up a 5 and going 12-11 ahead. They then dropped 6 shots from the next 3 ends and went in to the last end 18-13 behind. They managed to pick up a 2 but lost by 3 shots. Teresa Newman, Norman Handley & Ian Ramsay went 5-2 ahead after 5 ends and by the half way stage in the match the scores were level at 9-9 and after 15 ends we were 13-10 down however we then picked up 8 shots from the next 2 ends to take a 5 shot lead in to the last end however that was to be a nervy last end, dropping a 4 to hang on to a single shot win. Carol Chanell, Ellen Livett & Josh Henly also got off to a good start going 6-1 ahead after 5 ends however after 10 ends they found themselves 9-8 down. They then picked up a 5 and were 17-10 ahead with just 3 ends left to play. Despite losing the last 3 ends they managed to hold on for a 17-16 win.
28th April 2022 – Hazells v Dunstable – Away – Won 109 - 87
This afternoon we managed to follow up Sundays good win at Wingrave with another win on the road at Dunstable. Margaret Oliffe, Steve Goodchild & Dave Wheeler got off to a slow start in their game and were 10-3 down after 7 ends however they then started to fight back and got to within 3 shots, before dropping 9 shots from the next 3 ends however this game was to a see a crazy finish with us picking up 7 shots on the 17th end to then drop a 6 on the last end and finish up the wrong side of a 29-17 scoreline. George Murdoch, Joan Sweetman & Eddie Chanell took the lead in their game from the first end and never lost the lead on their way to a 23-10, highest winning rink, score. Norman Garrett, Ellen Livett & Ann Richardson started the game in fine style, going 14-1 ahead after just 8 ends and they looked certain for highest winning rink however they slowed down a bit and by the end of the game they were 20-9 winners. Roy Richardson, Rod Bacon & Anne Farmer found themselves 7-2 down after 6 ends however they then started to find the green and went on a run of winning the next 7 ends in a row to take a 14-7 lead and they went on to win 19-14. Carol Chanell, Marion Garrett & Tony Osborne never dropped more than a single shot in this match and were unlucky to miss out on highest winning rink, by 1 shot, as they won 19-7. Paul Warner, Ann Ramsay & Leila Brindley played out a close game for the first half of the game but then only managed to win 3 of the last 9 ends and finished up losing 18-11.
25th April 2022 – Hazells v Wingrave – Away – Friendly – Won 96 - 66
On a beautiful sunny afternoon we got the season underway with a friendly away to Wingrave. Both teams seemed to enjoy being back playing, without the covid restrictions that we had become accustomed to last season. We got the season off to a great start with a good win, taking 4 of the 5 rinks on a green that played particularly well for the start of the season. Kishore Seegoolam, Carol Crick & Paul- Rogers got off to a good start taking an 8-4 lead however by the 9th end the hosts had got back within a shot however we then won the next 5 ends to go 19-7 ahead, before dropping a 4 but we went on to win 23-12. Ann Ramsay, Inger McNeill & Mark Newman had a tough game and were 7-0 down after 5 ends however they then picked up an 8 to take the lead and the game remained close, with the scores level at 12-12 after 14 ends however we then lost the last 4 ends to lose 17-12. Ellen Livett, Matthew Crick & Steve McNeill got off to a great start taking a 7-0 lead after 3 ends and they remained in front throughout the game, with the hosts getting back to 9-7 down but we went on to win 15-11. Teresa Newman, Tony Brindley & Pete Coyne were level at 5-5 after 7 ends but they then picked up 8 shots from the next 4 ends and they held on to the lead throughout the game, winning 21-15. Highest winning rink of the day went to Karen Seegoolam, Leila Brindley & Roger Crick who only lost 6 ends in the game and won 25-11