The hot weather came to an abrupt end at the weekend, with heavy rain cancelling Horsham’s match against Popes Mead on Sunday. Tuesday saw the visit of Goring Manor ladies for a three rink triples match. With many good county players playing for Goring, Horsham needed to put up a good fight, enjoying the skills displayed, but fell short by just 11, losing 41-52. However two rinks were won and lost by just one shot respectively, a good result for Horsham.
Tuesday saw the play for the quarter final in the Edward Rowland cup. Horsham took a convincing win over Brighton, 26-9, before the game was conceded. Horsham play at Burgess Hill in the semi-final in mid August.
Horsham then hosted Storrington on Wednesday, over four mixed triples. A competitive game was enjoyed, but a standout top rink score of 32-10 scored by Peter Wren, Ali Hilton-Childs and skip Gerard Donck, saw Horsham win the day by 75-66.
On Thursday, Horsham had the honour to hold the final of the Sussex Ladies Double Rink competition. This year the final was between Polegrove and Chichester, and the club was filled with many keen spectators on a gloriously sunny afternoon. Played over 21 ends, play was really keen, but Chichester started to pull ahead, and came out victors, 30-40.
Also at Thursday's meeting we saw the presentation by Kate Sayers, President of Sussex County WBA, the honour of life membership of Sussex County Bowls upon Diana Taylor, former president of Horsham Bowling Club, for her years of service to the Sussex County Women’s Association, in various posts and as Benevolent secretary and treasurer for the last 15 years. No-one, they add, is more deserving of this accolade. Many congratulations Di!
On Friday, Horsham sent six mixed teams down to Norfolk, Littlehampton, led by captain Malcolm Ryan. A slight coastal breeze barely eased the searing heat, with Horsham struggling to find the green initially, enabling Norfolk to rush into an overall lead. By the end of the 21 ends, Horsham had recovered somewhat, but still could not catch Norfolk, who won 118-100. Top rink for Horsham, of two winning, comprised Fran Baillie, Barbara Hill, Jan Barnes and skip Dave Marden, 20-14.
Horsham now looks forward to the end of August, when we welcome Norfolk, Littlehampton back to their home ground.
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