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March 13, 2019
Daventry Over 60 Pairs team narrowly beaten

The Daventry IBC Over 60 Pairs team of Tony Dicks and Mick Worthington went down 18-17 to a Bromsgrove Pair of Peter Bryan and Graham Arnold in the Area Final at Rugby Thornfield on Tuesday evening.

3-3 after the opening three ends, the Bromsgrove pair took a decisive 11-3 lead after seven ends mainly due to inspired bowling by Peter Bryan. The next seven ends saw Bromsgrove score six shots as against four shots to Daventry to leave the score 17-7 with three ends to play. The prospects for the Daventry pair looked bleak at that stage but Tony and Mick scored five shots on the sixteenth end quickly followed by four shots in the penultimate end to set the game up for an exciting climax. They scored one on the final end to tie the scores at 17-17.

The final end was a tense affair before a superb draw by the Bromsgrove skip, Graham Arnold, saw them through to the National Finals in Nottingham.

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March 12, 2019
Juniors Single’s Competition

On Saturday 9 March we held a knockout singles competition for our juniors in which we had seven entrants.

It was a very close contest with Lucy and Caitlin in the final, both playing very well with Lucy winning.

It was a very enjoyable contest with lots of support from family members.

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March 10, 2019
Daventry Over 60 Fours team reach National Finals

The Daventry IBC Over 60 Fours team of Tony Dicks, Patrick Clerkin, Michael Moulton and Mick Worthington stormed into the National Finals with a comprehensive 18-9 win against an Avon Valley rink skipped by Malcolm George at Rugby Thornfield on Sunday morning. The Daventry rink made the worst possible start going 6-0 down after four ends. However they then proceeded to win nine ends in a row to build a 15-6 lead. Avon Valley scored a two on the 14th end but Mick and his men scored a single and a two over the next two ends to have a 10 shot lead with two ends to play. Avon Valley needed two on the 17th end to keep the game alive. They scored a single and then conceded with one end to play.

The Daventry team now play in the National Finals at Nottingham on Saturday 6th April at 9.30 against either Beccles from Suffolk or Woodlands from Norfolk. The team appreciated the support of the members who travelled over this morning.

On Tuesday evening next 12th March at 6.30 Tony Dicks and Mick Worthington play their Over 60 Pairs Area Final against a Bromsgrove pair also at Rugby Thornfield. Again support would be welcome

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March 7, 2019
Tony Dicks qualifies for the National Finals

Tony Dicks ensured that Daventry IBC will be represented in the 2018/19 National Finals with a comfortable 21-9 success over Peter Bryan from Bromsgrove in the Over 60 Singles area final which was played at Rugby Thornfield Club on Wednesday evening.

Tony made a spectacular start scoring a four on each of the first two ends. After seven ends he led his opponent 11-5 but a three on the eighth end gave him a comfortable lead. His opponent only scored a single over the next four ends while Tony scored two singles and a three to give him a 19-6 lead. He conceded a single and a two in the last four ends but scored the two singles he needed to run out a facile winner.

He now goes to the National Finals in Nottingham on Friday 12th April where he will play Tim Palmer from the Adur club in West Sussex at 1.30pm.

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March 3, 2019
MICHAEL GOSLING

It is with very great sadness that we inform members that Michael died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, 1 March.

We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to his wife, Jean and all the family, at this very sad time.

Funeral arrangements will be notified later

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February 26, 2019
3 Daventry IBC teams in Area Finals

Three Daventry IBC representatives have qualified for the Over 60 Area finals this year. All the area finals will take place at Rugby Thornfield club over the next few weeks. First up will be Tony Dicks who will play Peter Bryan of Bromsgrove on Wednesday evening 6th March at 630pm in the Over 60 singles. Tony qualified for the final by defeating Mick Sharpe of Kingsthorpe 21-15. On Sunday morning 10th March the Over 60s Fours team of Tony Dicks, Patrick Clerkin, Michael Moulton and Mick Worthington will play an Avon Valley four in the Area final. They qualified for the final by defeating a strong Desborough four, skipped by County President John Haines, 15-8. Finally, the Over 60 Pairs team of Tony Dicks and Mick Worthington overcame a torrid start when they were 10-2 down to defeat the Northampton pair of Roger Summers and Tony Weston 18-17. They will play a Bromsgrove pair in the final on Tuesday 12th March at 6.30. All these teams would welcome some support at these matches.

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February 23, 2019
Daventry Eagles vs Rugby Thornfield Junior Friendly match

Saturday 12th January 2019 saw the Daventry Eagles Junior bowlers travel to play Rugby Thornfield Junior’s. We saw a great turn out from both sides, with a total of 7 bowlers representing each club.

Rugby Thornfield made us feel very welcome, and it was clear to see early on that alot of their junior bowlers were of a very good standard. The matches kicked off at 10am, and comprised of pairs on rink 6, triples on rink 7 and pairs on rink 8. All the teams were very well balanced, and a great time was had by all.

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February 15, 2019
Alisons Oven

We have just had a food hygiene inspection and have retained our 5 stars.

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February 8, 2019
New members welcome

If you are interested in giving bowls a try, please email or phone and we will arrange a convenient time. Bowls is suitable for all abilities and all equipment is provided completely free of charge. Membership is also discounted to help new members into the sport.

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February 3, 2019
Daventry National Fours team qualify for Area Final

The Daventry Fours team, led by Mick Worthington, scored a notable victory on Saturday when they defeated a strong Desborough side, skipped by John Haines, 15-8 in the National Over 60 Fours. Desborough scored singles in the first three ends but Daventry replied with three singles over the next three. Daventry scored two singles and a pair against two singles over the next five ends to have a narrow 7-5 advantage. The turning point came in the twelfth end when Daventry scored four shots to take an 11-5 lead. Thereafter they limited Desborough to three singles while scoring two singles and a pair to run out winners.

 

They now play in the Area Final at a neutral venue against either Rugby Thornfield or Avon Valley.

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