PRESS REPORT 23RD JANUARY 2022

Desborough’s Ladies played in the Mason Trophy against county rivals West Berks and after making a flying start, the Newbury side came back into the match but Desborough managed to win by 15 shots, 49 – 34. They now face familiar opponents, Swindon Manor, in the next round on 18th February.

Having defeated Mike Blizzard, Paul Maynard and Neil Smith, Desborough’s John McGuinness has made it to the final stages of the Champion of Champions which will take place at Dolphin IBC in Poole. His first game on 5th February is against an opponent from Norfolk. Good luck John!!

Desborough to Host Open Singles Circuit 29th / 30th January

We are pleased to advise that Desborough are sponsoring a round of the Bowls Open Singles Circuit event (OSC), with the kind support of the Shanly Foundation, who have donated £1,000.00. towards the prizes.

This event, originally scheduled for April 2020, will now be taking place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January 2022.

This event is part of a bowls series, run by the English Indoor Bowling Association, played at different locations around the country and attracts some high-profile bowlers. This is a sponsored event with 1st prize of £1,000 plus cash prizes for all that reach the ¼ finals and beyond.

The OSC (listed on the EIBA website under competitions/OSC), has 64 entrants from all over the country including 5 members of Desborough, John McGuiness, Mark Peachey, Keith Roper, Andrew Essex and Mark Essex – we wish them all the best of luck!!

The event is a singles knockout sets competition and splits the players into 2 sections, one group will start at 2pm on Sat 29th and play up to 3 games with 1.5 hours allocated for each game. The other group will start at 10:30am on the Sunday and the final will take place at around 7pm on the Sunday evening.

Spectators will be very welcome over the weekend and if you want to see bowls at its best then why not take the opportunity to come along and watch some of the UK’s top players in action.

Emanuela’s will be open to provide catering on Saturday between 12pm and 4pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Catering will be drinks, sandwiches and snacks etc. 

PRESS REPORT 16th JANUARY 2022

Desborough played two friendlies over the weekend starting with a 6 rinks triples match against Iver Heath which resulted in a win for the Maidenhead side by 8 shots, 99 – 91. Three rinks returned winning cards and one drew with two of the successful skips being Dave Perriman and Sam Stack but the performance of the day came from June Palmer, Mark Essex and Brian Faulkner who won by a fantastic 24 shots.

Rink scores

J Gibbs                  R Turner               D Perriman                        22-14

N Cormican         R Palmer              S Stack                                  19-17

J Palmer               M Essex               B Faulkner                           29-5

J Delgado             C Howard            J McDonnell                       15-15

J Sandal                V Sandal               L Eumo                                 5-25

J Monteiro          D Cormican         M White                              9-15

 

It was then the turn of the London Scottish Bowling Association to visit Green Lane and although Desborough made a strong start they couldn’t deal with a Scottish revival and finally succumbed to a 23 shot defeat, 112 – 135. Two rinks skipped by John Davis and Brian Faulkner managed to draw, with Captain of the Day David Webster skipping his rink to a 4 shot win but in the end top rink honours went to Linda Davis, Vijay Sandal, Sam Stack and Roger Wyatt who won by 6 shots, 26 – 20.

Rink scores

J Monteiro          V Wyatt                J McDonnell       D Perriman           19-22

J Palmer               M Buckles           T Buckley             J Davis                     17-17

J Sandal                C Bartlett             D Cormican         D Webster            22-18

L Davis                  V Sandal               S Stack                  R Wyatt                  2620

E Sharp                 K Spracklen         C Howard            B Faulkner             20-20

C Tupling              N Cormican         R Palmer              E Sharp                   8-38

DESBOROUGH TRIO HIT THE HEADLINES WITH THEIR JANUARY HOTSHOT 

RADIO 1’s SCOTT MILLS SHOW – CHRIS STARK CO-HOST ATTENDS DESBOROUGH BC OPEN DAY AND SIGNS UP FOR COACHING – PRESS PLAY TO LISTEN

PRESS REPORT 9TH JANUARY 2022

Desborough played North Wilts in the 5th round of the Yetton Trophy and emerged victorious with a 10 shot victory, the aggregate score being 84 – 74. The foundation of the victory came from stellar performances at home from the rink skipped by Lorraine Woodley and the away rink marshalled by Mary Price with the other two rinks doing enough to ensure that the overall score stayed in the Maidenhead side’s favour. The prize for victory is a quarter final game against Honiton on 29 January.

Rink scores

Home

G Braddock         R Turner               N Holder              L Woodley                          32 – 14

J Williams             J Seymour           G Jones                H Jones                                13 – 18

Away

J Monteiro          G O’Neill              J Skelly                  M Price                                 25 – 16

S Darby                 S Allen                  J Beal                     J Morgan                             14 – 26

 

Desborough’s first friendly of 2022 led to them welcoming Whiteknights to Green Lane  and although they lost by 36 shots, the Captain of the Reading side didn’t take the victory as he maintains friendlies should end in draws. Although they had only one winning rink, four of the rinks went narrowly down leaving Linda Davis, John Munnelly and Brian Faulkner to be the stars of the day as they were victorious 19 – 11.

Rink scores

T Scherer             P Colton               E Sharp                                 11 – 18

J Adams               R Palmer              B Wright                               12 – 17

P Smith                 N Jones                J Davis                                   14 – 18

E Sharp                 S Ireland              S Stack                                  8 – 34

L Davis                  J Munnelly          B Faulkner                           19 – 11

J Palmer               L Eumo                 D Perriman                         18 – 20

VALENTINES NIGHT - MONDAY 14TH FEBRUARY

Emanuela’s are delighted to offer a Valentine’s Dinner on Monday 14th February for Club members plus their guests.

We have carefully prepared a special menu for this very special day with an excellent variety of choices for each course.

Please Click Here to See Menu   The cost will be £25 per person.

All menu choices must be pre-ordered and paid for by Tuesday 8th February at the latest.

In addition, a limited selection of Italian Wine will be available from the Bar

Dinner will start at 6:00pm on the day, until the last booking at 9:00pm however, as seats will be limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Reservations must be made directly with Emanuela’s, either in person at Desborough, by phone on 01628 629403 (between 9:00am and 3:00pm), or by

Email to : Pietro Mingolla <info@emanuelas.co.uk>

CABARET NIGHT 12TH FEBRUARY

NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE

 

Cabaret nights continue at Green Lane with Mark A Wright singing the songs of Neil Diamond on

Saturday 12 February, at 6.30 for 7.00 pm

 

Ticket price is £25 per person to include a two-course meal (see menu below).

 

Booking from 1030 on Monday 10 January 2022 for 

members and their +1’s. 

Members may also proxy book other members and their +1’s who they wish to sit with.

 

Booking for other guests will be from 1030 on THURSDAY 

13 January 2022.

 

MENU

 

Main Course        Chicken Casserole with Roast Potatoes and Vegetables

Beef Lasagne with Roast Potatoes and Vegetables       

Vegetarian Lasagne with Leeks and Mushrooms

 

Sweet course     Torta di Fragola (Italian strawberry cake)