Dover League Results 2018 (Gents)
Dover League (Gents) Week 14
Friday 17th August 2018 1:59pm
Kearsney rounded off their Dover league campaign with an emphatic win against local rivals Gateway. Kearsney won both their triples at home, Dave Hunter, Malcolm Deakin and Roger Gambrill had a resounding win by 33 shots to 4 against the Gateway triple skipped by Ken Fox. Our other home triple of John Broom, Muzz Law and Tom Blackwell got off to an awful start dropping 6 on the first end and were 10 nil down after just 3 ends played. However a great rally saw the Kearsney triple go into the last end all square at 16 shots apiece, the Gateway skip, Roger Langley, then drew the shot with his first bowl but John Broom responded by trailing the jack to hold 4 and out of reach of the Gateways skips last 2 bowls, so a win for Kearsney by 20 shots to 16. Away the rink honours were shared, Steve Smith, Fred Pontin and Paull Smith winning 23-18 against Gateways Richard Pearce. Kearsneys other triple of Keith Howe, Bernie Willimas and Allen Hare came up against an in form Nick Jenkins who edged the match in Gateways favour by 15 shots to 18. Overall 10 points to Kearsney and 2 points to Gateway, enough to keep us ahead of Gateway in the final league standings and gave Kearsney the local bragging rights for another year. From our 11 league matches this season Kearsney won 7 and lost 4, scoring 822 shots with 716 against and finished 6th in the league on 77 points, our lowest placing for many years. Our congratulations go to this years winners Sandwich and runners up Deal.
Dover League (Gents) Week 13
Friday 10th August 2018 9:43am
After a one week stand down Kearsney faced Tilmanstone in their penultimate League match of the 2018 season. Heavy rain on Thursday morning put paid to the hot sunny spells of previous evening league matches. Tilmanstone faced problems with their green and requested to play all four rinks at Kearsney. Although starting through a fine drizzle clearer skies emerged after the first few ends. The home team of Tom Blackwell, Murray Law and Dave Hunter faced a hard game against the Tilmanstone trio finally succumbed in the last few ends to go down by 14 shots to 16. The other home team of Roger Gambrill, Malcolm Deakin and Steve Smith also fought a hard game but eventually lost by 12 shots to 16. The 'Away' teams both had more success with Alan Hare, Patrick Simmons and Keith Howe clocking up a fine 22 to 9 advantage whilst Paul Smith, Paul Cook and Fred Pontin found form to peg an impressive 24 to 7 victory. Kearsney 72 (8 points) Tilmanstone 48 (4 points).
Dover League (Gents) Week 11
Friday 27th July 2018 10:39pm
Kearsney were again on the back foot in this weeks League match against an always strong Aylesham & Snowdown side. Played once again on a hot and humid evening in bright sunshine it proved taxing for all participants. Kearsney's away team of Alan Hare, Patrick Simmons and skip Keith Howe were always on the back foot having dropped a six early on. Shorter jacks proved helpful and brought on a short lived revival against some good bowling from the home side who came out the winners by 23 shots to 11. The other away team of Roger Gambrill, Bernie Williams and Malcolm Deakin had a closer game but finally succumbed at the last by dropping five shots on the final end to leave them adrift 23 shots to 15. The home teams had mixed fortunes in their games finishing all square at one apiece. Kearsney 2 points Aylesham & Snowdown 10 points. No League game for Kearsney next week. Their final games are against Tilmanstone and Gateway.
Dover League (Gents) Week 10
Thursday 19th July 2018 11:19pm
Week 10 in the Gents Dover League saw Kearsney playing Ash B C. Kearsney, currently 6th in the League Table, came within a whisker of attaining maximum points but had to settle for 10 when the home team of George Devine, Paul Smith and skip Fred Pontin, 3 up playing the last end dropped a 5 to go down by 19 shots to 21. The other home team of Tom Blackwell, Murray Law and skip Dave Hunter won by 21 shots to 16. Away at Ash the Kearsney team of Alan Hare, Patrick Simmons and skip Keith Howe got off to a firm start preventing the home team from scoring and building an 11 shot lead without reply. Despite a couple of lapsed ends which lost them nine shots in the middle of the game they regrouped successfully to win by 22 shots to 12. The other Kearsney team of Roger Gambrill, Bernie Williams and skip Malcolm Deakin had a closer 'nip and tuck' game throughout and, behind initially, looked destined to be the mirror image of Kearsney's home team demise, albeit with the advantage of a three shot lead going into the final end. With both skips having just one wood apiece left to play the Ash skip, playing first, knew he needed shots to have any chance of securing a win, and after a visit to the head and some discussion, took the opportunity to deliver a precisely positioned running wood through a narrow gap in the head to remove a Kearsney bowl leaving them holding five shots. With the final wood of the match Malcolm knew he had to reduce the five shots to at least two with little chance of any running wood success. Drawing wide on the backhand he succeeded in cutting down the Ash lead, and better, with the help of a small final glance as his bowl came to rest near Ash's shot wood drew perfectly alongside for shot to secure a 14 shots to 10 win. Kearsney 10 points (3 rinks and overall win), Ash 2 points (1 rink win). Next week Kearsney meet Aylesham & Snowdown.
Dover League (Gents)
Friday 13th July 2018 7:57am
Two wins and two defeats was a creditable outcome of our latest Dover league match against Sandwich B.C. At home Kearsneys triple of Tom Blackwell, Muzz Law and John Broom had a good win by 16 shots to 11 against Adam Melloy, Paul Brett and Mick Hommersham (skip) whilst Roger Gambrill, Bernie Williams and Malcolm Deakin went down by 14 shots to 25 against Terry Spicer, Mervyn Clapson and Dave Holmes (skip). The away triples also shared the rink points with Paul Smith, Paul Cook and Fred Pontin gaining a narrow advantage over the Sandwich triple skipped by Colin Goldsmith by 15 shots to 12. Unfortunately our other triple at Sandwich of Allen Hare, Patrick Simmons and Keith Howe came up against an in form Gordon Charlton, who only played as a stand in, as the original Sandwich player could not make the game, and we went down heavily 13 shots to 35. So overall 4 points to Kearsney (58 shots) and 8 points to Sandwich (83 shots). Next week we take on Ash B.C.