Bulls on the rampage at Southbourne

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Southbourne had a good attendance at its finals day, which was one to remember for the Bull family. Mum Audrey Bull won the ladies’ singles, son Antony won the men’s singles and dad Rodney won the men’s consolation singles.

Results: Men’s singles: A Bull bt D Alner 21-5; Ladies’ singles: AW Bull bt L Williams 21-18; Men’s pairs:

A Smith, AR Bull bt M Keane, S Soper 26-17; Ladies’ pairs: M Odell, L Williams bt S Simmonds, AW Bull 25-18; Men’s consolation: R Bull bt C Petchey 21-16; Men’s two-wood: A Grief bt P Garrard 17-11; Longley Cup:

M Keane bt J Jennings 21-16; Ladies’ two-wood: K Alner bt M Baylis 16-7; Lewis Trophy: L Williams, D Fewell bt M Keane, R Armstrong 16-13; Veterans’ singles: C Lowe bt D Young 21-6; Ladies’ Yardstick: M Odell bt AW Bull 9-3.

Southbourne 16 Arundel 46

Southbourne lost on both triples to the leaders in the final home BM League match of the season. They had the consolation of a win in the friendly.

Scores: W Coates, A Williams, M Odell lost 27-6; K Shelley, J Jennimngs, J Simmonds lost 19-10; (friendly): S Simmonds, A Shelley, J Staker won 18-13.

Lockswood 58 Southbourne 40

Southbourne went to Lockswood for their annual afternoon friendly.

Scores: K Farr, I Jennings, M Odell lost 23-15; I Keene, J Waite, J Jennings lost 20-12; W Coates, B Russel,

J Staker lost 15-13.


The Witterings men’s team (pictured above) have won the Littlehampton Gazette League division three for 2012.

The team won 13 of 17 matches played and finished on an impressive 123 points with a plus-291 shot difference.

Captain Lindsay Bangs said: “Promotion to division two is a wonderful achievement for a small bowls club and we are keen to build on the success next season.

“The team have a good balance of highly-experienced and improving bowlers. Well done to the team!”

On Witterings’ finals weekend, all matches were competitive and well worthy of the occasion.

Results: Club championship - Stuart Hooker bt Lindsay Bangs; Ladies’ singles - Chris Horsley bt Carole Tuffin; Men’s singles - John Hardy bt Eric Shoyer; Handicap - Paul Chivers bt Carole Tuffin; Ladies’ 100-up - Carole Tuffin bt Pat Hutton; Men’s 100-up - Fred Knotts bt Lindsay Bangs; Two-wood - Fred Knotts bt John Hardy; Juniors - John Hardy bt Stuart Hooker; Veterans - Dave Bell bt Eric Shoyer; Ladies’ pairs - Ros Hanbury & Julie Mulligan bt Marina Aylward & Judy Bangs; Men’s pairs: Lindsay Bangs & John Hardy bt John Hostler & Paul Chivers; Club pairs - Fred Knotts & Pat Hutton bt Jim Slogrove & Kate Nixon; Triples - Chris Horsley, Paul Chivers & Tony Nixon bt Marion Corbett, Frank Bray & Brian Curtis; Victor Ludorum award - Fred Knotts.


Crablands held their finals, enjoying good bowling and reasonable weather.

Results: Ladies’ singles -S Jones 21 C Lewendon 20; Men’s singles - D Clacey 21 A Blyth 10; Village Cup - M Bateman 21 E Sadler 18; Ladies two-wood singles - V Tyrrell 12 J Lindley 10; Mens two-wood singles - M Heasman 11 A Bateman 10; Ladies’ pairs - J Rawlins & E Sadler 17 S Blyth & L Tuck 16; Men’s pairs - E Potz & K Bailey 23 C Garland & A Bateman 18; Mixed pairs (Millennium) - C Lewendon & A Bateman 25 S Brooks & R Humphrey 9; Mixed pairs (drawn) - E Sadler & R Humphrey 21 B Neate & A Blyth 19; two-wood mixed pairs (drawn) - E Sadler & L Lewendon 16 M Brown & R Neate 7; Mixed triples - P Jones, R Osborn, D Muncey 19 M Bateman, D Martin, M Heasman 15.


Pagham held their finals at Swansea Gardens. All seats were taken and spectators were not disappointed.

Results: Men’s champion Mike English, runner-up John Burke; Ladies’ champion Gill Conley, runner-up Joan Wells; Handicap singles champion Douglas Vaughan, runner-up Daniel Lovell; Men’s two-wood champion Mike English, runner-up Tony Wells; Ladies two-wood champion Maureen King, runner-up Gay Stewart; 4-3-2-1 champion Iris Brooker, runner-up Graham Ireland; Men’s pairs champions Derek Levy & Peter Quilter, runners-up Richard Read & Graham Ireland; Ladies’ pairs champions Maureen King & Sabina Livermore, runners-up Joan Wells & Frances Ireland; Mixed pairs champions Ann Calvert & Mike English, runners-up Gill Conley & Gordon Courtney; Married pairs champions Christine and Paul Mayoss, runners-up Maureen & Eric King; Members without bowling partners winners Iris Brooker & Robert Pearson; runners-up Patsy Cobbing & Douglas Vaughan.


The league season is over and for Middleton it brought promotion from the Brooks Motors League second division for the mixed team, a respectable mid-table finish for the ladies in the C&M Trophies League premier division and a Houdini-like escape for the men from the foot of the LG League.

Middleton Ladies 25 East Preston Ladies 55

This was a disappointing result for Middleton in their final C & M League fixture. East Preston took all six points.

Scores: A Steventon, L Hills, M Bravington & D Jenkins lost 31-11; J Gower, R Gregory, T Galloway & J Oldridge lost 24-14.


Aldingbourne 54 Middleton 24

Aldingbourne were the victors in their final ladies’ C&M League game.

Scores: Jenny Robini, Marion Richards, Lynn Hathaway, Joan Whetstone won 29-16; Pam Wyatt, Brenda Cunningham, Marjorie Taylor, Jenny Hamilton won 25-8.


Chichester 31 Pagham 24

Playing Pagham in the final BM League game of the season, Chichester won on both rinks taking all six points.

Scores: Innes Taylor, Mary Potter & Mike Bayfield won 18-15; Jean Hole, Michael Johnson & April Janman won 13-9.


Fittleworth had a successful finals day.

The novices contest was won by Peter Martin, the gents’ tankard taken and handicap trophy by Bernard Adsett and the ladies’ plate went to Gina Barnfield. The championship was won by Sue Judd.

Fittleworth’s finals day was mistakenly referred to as Petworth’s last week.

Fittleworth won on two rinks to beat Billingshurst 60-42 in their final outdoor game of the season.

Scores: Mike Ryan, Tony Broughton, Gina Barnfield won 22-11; Marc Wood, Bernard Adsett, Sheila Allen won 21-12; Jane Adsett, Alvar Hetherington, Alan Jordan lost 19-17.


Malcolm Keane won three of the club’s competition finals.

In the mens’ singles he beat Peter Winter, club champion for the past two years. In the club pairs those two were drawn together and beat Geoff Jefkins and club captain Bernard Wallsgove by three shots.

In the two-wood singles, Keane had a more comfortable win, beating Mervyn Netley 19-9. The ladies’ singles saw last year’s winner and the ladies’ captain, Audrey Saunders, beat Gay Collins.

For the first time since it began 11 years ago, the Tony Conway Trophy for ladies and men’s first-round losers produced two lady finalists. Chris Lanksheare beat Anne Whitney in two straight sets – 7-3, 7-4.

The Five-Ways Cup is open to bowlers who have not won one of the club’s major trophies and this year’s finalists were Martin Reed and Norman Saunders. Reed won 21-12.

In the drawn mixed pairs, Wendy White and Geoff Jefkins beat Jean Conway and Peter Massey 29-8.

The invitation mixed pairs saw Anne Whitney and club president Brian Henham go down 31-19 to Chris Lanksheare and Bernard Wallsgrove.

Fishbourne 98 Bedhampton 120

Scores: W Cooper, B Cooper & B Wallsgrove won 15-10; B Aston, J Conway & B Henham lost 25-10; S Wingate, J Wingate & T Gaffney won 27-19; K Ridley, A Saunders & N Saunders lost 16-12; W Dean, A Marsh & M Howard lost 18-14; M Keane, E Keane & M Bleach lost 32-20.

Fishbourne 98 Forton (Gosport) 89

Scores: K Makin, J Conway & B Wallsgrove won 30-15; R Stone, A Whitney & M Howard won 20-14; E Keane, W Dean & K Ridley lost 25-20; B Aston, W White & T White won 18-12; C Lankshear, J Lankshear & A Marsh lost 23-10.


With one game left, the league title is still undecided. Chichester took all six points from their final game to put them top but Norfolk are three points behind and a win in their last game at home to Fishbourne would see them take the title. Crablands and Fishbourne are both relegated.

All games have been completed in division two. Arundel needed just two points from their last game, at Southbourne, and they took all six to win the title ahead of Middleton. Arundel and Middleton are both promoted.

Results: Div 1 - Chichester 31 (6pts) Pagham 24 (Bayfield 18 Mayoss 15; Janman 13 English 9); Div 2 - Southbourne 16 Arundel 46 (6pts) (Odell 6 Heal 27; Simmonds 10 Olliver 19); Hotham 27 RAFA 37 (6pts) (Hannam 11 Moore 20; Mead 16 Gaskin 17).

Tables: Div 1: 1 Chichester p10 41pts; 2 Norfolk p9 38; 3 Pulborough p10 36; 4 Pagham p10 22; 5 Crablands p10 22; 6 Fishbourne p9 15. Div 2: 1 Arundel p8 34; 2 Middleton p8 29; 3 RAFA p8 23; 4 Southbourne p8 18; 5 Hotham p8 16.



The second half of the Two Villages challenge between Lavant and West Dean for the Sid Hitchman Trophy was played at West Dean Gardens.

The first half (short mat) left Lavant trailing by one shot. A beautiful summer’s day saw them well beaten in all games and the trophy – held by Lavant for some years – was returned to West Dean during afternoon tea.

Lavant’s new indoor season has now begun.


Hunston v West Wittering

Hunston played their first match of the season and beat West Wittering.

Scores: D Greenfield, P Guyatt, J Hodnett, A Hack won 45-5; T Hack, T Wilson, A Harle, S Clay won 32-9; P Harle, J Stubbs, B Hodnett, R Stevens won 23-8.