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Press Report 19th September 2021

Simran Thaman representing Desborough BC played Morgan Merryweather (Island Bohemian) in the County Junior singles final at Tilehurst last week-end.

Simran played well but the more experienced Morgan proved too good for her, winning 21-13.



After the disappointment of not playing the game against Suttons because of the weather, Desborough welcomed Hurst to Green Lane for the final game of the outdoor season which took place under floodlights. It was a tense game which could have gone either way as the 6 rinks were shared but at the end Desborough won by 111 shots to 92. The rinks skipped by Eric Sharp and Tony Buckley returned winning scorecards but there was no doubting the top rink as Marina Bignell, Dave Turner and Linda Harvey won 32 – 6.

Rink scores

T Skinner, G Nicholls, E Sharp 19-16
E Sharp, J Bucknell, B Adams 9-23
D Hasler, J Skinner, B Forster 13-18
K Harvey, R Turner, M Essex 13-16
M Bignell, D Turner, L Harvey 32-6
C Crunden, G Lofthouse, T Buckley


The rink will now be put to bed and we look forward to all the players now moving to our indoor rinks. Do remember that every Monday and Wednesday there is an organized indoors roll up from 9:30am until 11:30am. Everyone must arrive by 9:15am and you will be selected into a team. Any indoor member of Desborough Indoor Bowling Club may turn up and they will have a game. Enjoy

Press Report 12th September 2021

The weekend was a culmination of a long journey for Andrew Essex in reaching the County Unbadged Singles final at Bracknell B C coming up against a tough opponent in Colin Carson from the Royal Household and it proved to be one step too far as he went down 21 – 17.

It was a fabulous game to watch and well supported from Desborough and too close to call for much of the match. Well played Andrew.

Andrew Essex in action against Colin Carson

Andrew Essex in action against Colin Carson

Supporters for Andrew

Supporters for Andrew

During the week Desborough welcomed local rivals from Maidenhead Town to Green Lane for the 2nd leg of the Hot Dog Trophy holding a 21 shot cushion from the first encounter. Although the six rinks were shared, with the benefit of the shot cushion from the 1st leg and sterling performances from the rinks skipped by Mark Peachey (once again!!), Mark Essex and Bruce Adams led Desborough to claim the title with ease. Desborough look forward to the renewal in 2022.

Desborough held their End of Season Bash on Saturday which was a combination of bowls followed by a barbecue. The rinks skipped by Andrew Essex and Michael Hobson ended up on equal scores but on countback it was declared that Andrew, Val Wyatt and Peter Braddock were the winners. However on an occasion the result doesn’t matter as the real winner was the game of bowls and everyone enjoyed the food along with the convivial atmosphere.

Press Report 6th September 2021

Desborough’s Finals Weekend was a great success, great weather, great bowls, great food and a good attendance with members enjoying watching many close competitive matches.

The Final of the Men’s Championship Singles was notable in that we believe this was the first time the final had been contested between, not only two brothers but also two twin brothers! – Mark and Andrew Essex.

The match resulted in a win for Mark Essex 21-17.

The Final of the Ladies Championship between Gina Braddock and Jacinta Monteiro saw Gina stage a dramatic comeback from 3-15 down to win 21-16.

All the photos taken on the day can be found here:

Other Results were:


LADIES Colour Score Colour Score
Championship Gina Braddock 21 Jacinta Monteiro 16
Novice Jacinta Monteiro 17 Linda Harvey 21
Handicap Jacinta Monteiro 21 Kim Barao ** 7
2 Wood Jacinta Monteiro 17 Sally Darby 11
Over 60’s Gina Braddock 21 Angie Isaac 16
Drawn Handicap Pairs Annette Harris 15 Jean Seymour 33
Maureen O’Reilly Angie Isaac
Drawn Triples Sally Darby 15 Jacinta Monteiro 14
Val White Val Wyatt
Angie Isaac Kim Barao
GENTLEMEN Colour Score Colour Score
Championship Andrew Essex 17 Mark Essex 21
Novice Mark Essex 21 Bob Forster 4
Handicap Keith Roper 21 Paul Patel 12
2 Wood Mark Peachey 16 Graeme Mason ** 11
Over 70’s Peter Braddock 21 Michael Hobson 19
Nominated Pairs Mark Essex 21 Paul Patel 16
Geoff Lofthouse Mark Harris
Drawn Handicap Pairs Andrew Essex 23 Bruce Cooke 21
Brian Jones Dave Smith
Benevolent Triples Bruce Adams 29 Peter Braddock 1
Graeme Mason John Brampton
Mark Peachey Brian Jones
OPEN Colour Score Colour Score
Handicap Keith Roper 21 Bob Forster 11
Drawn Handicap Pairs Keith Harvey 19 Marina Bignell 15
Michael Hobson Mark Essex
Nominated Pairs Sally Darby 22 Val White ** 14
Mark Peachey Michael White

It has been a good few days for Andrew Essex who is also through to the Berkshire County Unbadged Final on Sunday 12th September at Bracknell Bowls Club.

Roger Wyatt
General Secretary
Desborough Bowling Club

10 Green lane
Berkshire SL6 1XZ
Tel: 01628 629403
Mob: 07730 408431

6th September 2021


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