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: Our Gallery

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