News & Results 2018 – Final Weekends of 8/9/18 & 15/9/18

News & Results – 2018 – Final Weekends of 8/9/18 & 15/9/18

 Firstly, I must apologise for my recent lack of enthusiasm, but my mind and body have been occupied elsewhere for the past few weeks – thank goodness you might say???

However, I am now back in the saddle to enlighten those of you who may be uninformed, what exactly happened during those final weekends.

Saturday 8/9/18

As our illustrious Groundsman and long serving member – Laurie Crick, is currently holding the office of President Elect of the Stowmarket League, it was Thornham Magna’s duty to stage the Stowmarket League Semi Finals Day – held on Saturday 8th September.

Not only was this a privilege for the club to hold this event, we also had considerable interest and high hopes of winning the Victor LeDorum trophy.

Members taking part in these Semi Final were;-

Brenda Hunt & Maureen Lummis …………………………………………..Ladies Pairs

Maureen Lummis, Laurie Crick & Keith Crabbe ……………………….Senior Triples.

Laurie Crick …………………………………………………………………………….2Wood Singles.

Keith Crabbe …………………………………………………………………………..2Wood Singles.

Keith Crabbe & Maureen Lummis……………………………………………….Mixed Pairs.

Unfortunately, the only success we had was in the Senior Triples – and that was as a result of their opponents dropping out! However, they did go through to the Final’s on the Sunday at Stanton and won. So well done Mo, Kip & Laurie – Stow League Senior Triples Champions 2018.

The whole day ran smoothly and efficiently, resulting in kind comments from visiting teams and officials – all credit to Mads and her band of helpers and of course not forgetting the few who helped during the previous week preparing the club for such an occasion.

Saturday 15/9/18

Then a big leap to the following Saturday 15th September for our own Final’s Day, followed by the Helen Crick Bowl.

Just one final not played on that day and that was the Ladies 2Wood Singles between Jan Adams and Maureen Lummis. They played during the previous week with Jan coming out on top and is Club Ladies 2Wood Champion 2018.

The winners on the day;-

Ladies George Clarke………………Moira Cogdell

Mens George Clarke……………… Alan Roberts

Mixed 4Wood…………………………Colin Emans

Mens 2Wood………………………… Alan Roberts

A spot of Bangers & Mash with all the trimmings, then straight into the Helen Crick Bowl competition. As for the Spider – I haven’t the faintest idea who won that??? However, the whole day was once again – a tremendous success! Wonderful food throughout the event and a good raffle – a big thank you to members for the prizes!

Now, what else was there?? Oh yes, the winner of the Helen Crick Bowl;-

Colin Emans

I can’t help feeling that Colin totalled up the shots against instead of for!!!

Sunday 16/9/18

As a result of Bramford pulling out of the Marie Curie Semi-final’s, we found ourselves suddenly into the County Final, to be played at Thurlton, near Great Yarmouth. Our opponents, Kessingland – with the infamous Jimmy Summons!

The match started off fairly even, with 2 rinks winning the first 2 ends and 2 rinks losing the first 2 – 11-8 to Thornham!

At 12 ends, Thornham still had their noses in front with Alan, Andy & David at 15-7, Brenda, Phil & Laurie at 15-16, Joy, Bob & Mel at 5-15 and Mo, Ann & Kip at 15-7. Thornham on top at 50 shots to 45.

It then all went a little “pear shaped” with Kip’s rink getting stuck on 18 for 10 ends, Mel’s rink stuck on 11 for 7 ends, Laurie’s rink stuck on 15 for 6 ends and David’s rink just battled on to win by 8 shots, losing overall by 23 shots.

No excuses, I guess we were beaten by the better team on the day – so congratulations to Kessingland! And well done to Thornham Magna for reaching the Final.

And a big thank you to the Thurlton Bowls Club for providing an excellent green and tasty refreshments after the match!And a reminder of the 2018 Monday League 2 Winners

Finally, a reminder about the Monday Division 2 League Champions 2018. (some missing)

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One Response to News & Results 2018 – Final Weekends of 8/9/18 & 15/9/18

  1. David Lister says:

    ( some missing )… somebody had to take the photos. ? .

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