HORSHAM PARK BOWLS CLUB

Horsham Park Bowls Club, Horsham Park,

North Street, Horsham. RH12 1AX                        Tel 01403 255337              Sponsored by Honda Gatwick







Date / Day

Opponents

Venue

Time

Rinks

Game

June






1st Thu

Southgate Park Ladies

Dorking Men

A


H

6pm


6.30pm

2T(G)

4T(G)

NM


MF

2nd Fri

Peters shield

H

6.30pm

G

PS

3rd Sat

Billingshurst

A

2.30pm

4T(W)

F

4th Sun

Burgess Hill

H

2.30pm

4T(W)

F

5th Mon

Club night

H

6.30pm

(G)

CN

6th Tue

Handcross

H

6.15pm

3R(G)

MSx

7th Wed






8th Thu

Popes Mead Ladies

Dorking Men

H

A

6pm

6.15pm

2T(G)

3R(G)

NM

BL

9th Fri

Peters shield

H

6.30pm

(G)


10th Sat

Popes Mead Men

H&A

10am

1R(G)

BL cup

11th Sun

Handcross

H

2.30pm

4T(W)

F

12th Mon

Club night

H

18:30:00

(G)

CN

13th Tue

Nutley

A

6.15pm

3R(G)

MSx

14th Wed






15th Thu

Horsham Ladies

Reigate Priory Men

H

H

6pm

6.15pm

1R(G)

BL cup

16th Fri

Peters shield

H

6.30pm

(G)

PS

17th Sat

Charity drive and Strawberry tea

H

3pm

(G)

Drive

18th Sun

Pippbrook

H

2.30pm

4T(W)

F

19th Mon

Club night

H

6.30pm

(G)

cN

20th Tue

East Grinstead

H

6.15pm

3R(G)

MSx

21st Wed

West Hoathly

A

6.15pm

4R(G)

F

22nd Thu

Newdigate Ladies

Lindfield men

A

H

6pm

6.15pm

2T(G)

3R(G)

NM

BL

23rd Fri

Peters shield

H

6.30pm

(G)

PS

24th Sat

Downsman

A

2.30pm

4T(W)

F

25th Sun

2 wood pair comp

H

10am

(G)

Comp

26th Mon

Club night

H

6.30pm

(G)

CN

27th Tue

Crawley Town

H

6.15pm

3R(G)

MSx

28th Wed






29th Thu

Henfield Ladies

Redhill Men

A

A

6pm

6.15pm

2T(G)

3R(G)

NM

BL

30th Fri

Peters shield

H

6.30pm

(G)

PS







Match reports



Against Burgess Hill Bowls Club 4th June


:Horsham Park had another successful afternoon when they played

their friends from Burgess Hill winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 1 of the 4 rinks and wining overall by 12 shots, 60 shots to 50. Park’s top rink was skipped by Bryony Wood with Paul English and Marie Davies who consistently outplayed their opponents, winning by 12 shots, 21 to 9. Park’s other winning rink, skipped by Ian Holmes with new bowler Donna Haynes and Robin Peters scored consistently throughout their game and won by 4 shots, 17 to 13. Skip Frank Heath’s game was a close thing but his team managed to keep ahead for most of the game by 1 or 2 shots but Burgess Hill scored 4 on the penultimate end but Heath was able to score 2 shots to draw the game 14 shots all. Park’s only losing rink was skipped by David James who with Park’s other new bowler, John Haynes, and Brenda Thompson, were 10 shots to 3 up at tea time but after tea the Burgess Hill bowlers found the green and won the remaining ends to finally win the game by 4 shots, 14 to park’s 10

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Against Billingshurst Bowls Club 3rd June


Horsham Park achieved a narrow win by 6 shots, 62 to 56 when

they played their friendly away match at Billingshurst Bowls Club. Park won 3 rinks and lost 1 rink. The Billingshurst green was challenging and often the bowl turned against the bias as it came to rest. Park’s top rink went to Skip David Peters with Angela Spurr and Norma Covey who led from the start and were 10 shots up, 17 to 7, as they went into the last end but the Billingshurst bowlers were able to take 4 shots from this last end reducing his lead to plus 6 shots, 17 to 11. Captain David Spurr’s team of Kamran Nadim and Marie Davies had a much closer game. Spurr’s team were behind by 3 shots, 10 to 13, on end 14 but were able to score 6 over the last 4 ends, finally winning by 3 shots, 16 to 13. Bryony Wood skipped the other winning rink and supported by John Leadbeater and Beryl Noble also won by 3 shots. Woods’ team had a poor start and were down by 6 shots at end 8 but once they found the green, they

scored consistently and won 19 shots to 16. Brenda Thompson’s team and the Billingshurst team both won 9 ends but the Billingshurst players scored higher and won by 6 shots, 16 to 10.

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Against Dorking  Bowls Club Men 1st June


:Horsham Park’s men won their friendly home game against Dorking Bowls Club’s by 17 shots. Park won 2 and drew 1 of the 3 rinks with a final score of 61 shots to Dorking’s 44. Park’s top rink went to skip David Peters who with Roger Leicester and Martin  Bryant dominated their opponents initially and were 23 to 6 up on end 14 but the Dorking bowlers fought back and took 8 shots over the last 4 ends to close the score but Peter’s team still won by 26 shots to 14. Park’s other winning rink, skipped by Ian Holmes with Brian Milner and Robin Peters, had a much closer game but still ended up winning by 5 shots, 18 to 13. Captain David Spurr’s game was also very close and could have gone either way. Dorking were 2 shots up going into the last end but Spurr was able to take the jack back to take 2 shots and draw the game 17 all.

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Against Chichester Bowls Club Ladies B


On a damp, muggy Bank Holiday a ladies’ team from Horsham Park travelled to Chichester to play the 2nd round of the Gladys Rowland County competition. Skip Bryony Wood with Brenda Thompson, Shirley Stone and Beryl Noble, against the odds and on a fast green, gave Chichester B a close game, winning by 24 shots to 21. With Horsham Park taking the lead then Chichester regaining it, every end was critical. With only 2 ends to play Horsham Park’s lead was reduced to 1. However, Horsham Park responded with a 4 but Chichester could only manage a 2 on the last end to give

Horsham Park their 3 shot victory. Park ladies now go through to the next round and will be playing at home to Buxted Park.


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Against Horsham Bowls club 28th May


The games between Horsham and Horsham Park this year seem to

be feted as once again it was played in the rain. Horsham Park were able to win 2 of the 5 rinks but lost the remaining 3, losing overall by 18 shots, 83 to Horsham’s 101. Park’s top rink went to Skip David Peters with David Spurr, Paul English and Beryl Noble who were ahead for most of the game, finally winning by 10 shots, 23 to 13. Park’s other winning rink was skipped by Bryony Wood who with Ian Holmes, Angela Spurr and Marie Davies were 12 shots all on end 14 but scored consistently for the remainder of the game, winning 19 shots to Horsham’s 13. Skip David James was 18 shots to 14 up on end 19 but went down 5 shots on the last 2 ends to lose by 1 shot.

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Against Downsman 25th May


On the Summer’s first warm sunny evening, Horsham Park won 1, drew 1 and lost 3 of the 5 rinks when they played Downsman Bowls Club, and lost by 10 shots, 80 to 90. Park’s top rink went to Skip Bryony Wood with Brian Milner and Helen Stepney who contributed most to the overall score by dominating the game from the start and winning by 14 shots, 28 to 14.

Captain David Spurr’s team were ahead for most of the game but over the last few ends Downsman clawed there way back and went into the last end 1 shot up but Spurr managed to take 1 shot to draw the game 12 all. David Peter’s team were ahead for most of the game and were 17 to 13 up on end 13 but once again the Downsman bowlers came back taking 8 shots from the last 5 ends to win by 4 shots, 21 to Park’s 17.

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Against Southwater 21st May


 Things didn’t go well when Horsham Park played their home game against Southwater. Park suffered defeat on all 4 rinks,the final score being Park 43 to Southwater’s 90. Park’s top andclosest rink, skipped by David Peters with Brenda Thompson and Beryl Noble were ahead 9 shots to 4 on end 8 but finally lost by 1 shot, 14 to 15. Skip David James’ team were leading 15 shots to 6 on end 12 but things went downhill from then on and James eventually lost by 3 shots, 17 to 20.


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Against Horsham Men 18th May


:On a wet afternoon Horsham Park men didn’t fare well when they

played their away game against Horsham men losing on 3 of the 4 rinks.Park’s top rink went to David Peters with Captain David Spurr, Robin Petersand Brian Milner who won by 2 shots, 14 to 12. Peters’ team started the game well and were 10 shots to 1 up on end 8 but Horsham fought back and it was 12 shots all on end 18 when David Peters with his last bowl managed to take off Horsham’s holding wood to take the end by 2 shots. Park’s other 3 rinks all struggled from the off, losing by varying amounts. Our thanks to the  Horsham bowlers for a wet but enjoyable afternoon.


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Against Newdigate Bowls Club, 14th May


Horsham Park continued their winning ways in their home game against Newdigate Bowls Club. Park won on all 4 rinks and by 23 shots, 83 to 60. Parks top rink went to Bryony Wood with Kamran Nadim, Angela Spurr and Beryl Noble. They were 6 shots all after 9 ends  but after tea they won all but 2 of the remaining ends and won by 18 shots.27 to 9. Ian Holmes team were 8 shots down on end 13 , 6 shots to Newdigate’s 14, but the team fought back and won by 3 shots, 19 to 16. David James with Captain David Spurr had an equally disastrous start  and by end 13 they were down by 12 shots, 6 shots to 18 but in an amazing comeback  they eventually won by 1 shot, 22 to 21.  Frank Heaths team were 11 to 5 up on end 11 but the Newdigate bowlers fought back  to 12 shots all on end 16 but Frank held on and eventually won  by 1 shot, 15 to 14.


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Against Hawth Bowls Club, 13th May


Horsham Park enjoyed a good win by 19 shots playing against Hawth Bowls club from Crawley, winning on 3 of the 4 rinks.  The final score was Park 75 to Hawths 56. It was a pleasant afternoon and the game was enjoyed by all. Parks top rink went to Skip David Peters with Angela Spurr and Jim Covey who dominated the game from the start, winning by 18 shots,  25 to 7. Ina  very close game , David Spurr’s rink went into tea 8 shots all but eventually won by 4 shots 19 to 15. . Skip Bryony Wood’s game could have gone either way with lead changing several times. It was 17 shots all at end 17 but Bryony  was able to take 1 shot  on the last end to win by 1, 18 to 17


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Against Storrington Bowls Club 7th May


Horsham Park, inspite of winning on 3 of the 5 rinks lost overall to the bowlers from Storrington by 6 shots, 65 to 71. Parks top rink went to Captain David Spurr with ray King and Barbara Rowe who went into half time tea 2 shots down, 5 shots to 7, but managed to come back in the 2nd half and beat the Storrington’s Captains team by 19 shots to 10. Skip David James had a close game  but hung on and ended up by winning by 3 shots, 13 to 10. Skip Ian Holmes was 12 shots to 4  up on end 11 but by this time the Storrington bowlers had found the green and came back strongly but Ian’s team held on to win by 2 shots, 14 to 12. Skip Bryony Wood was 14 shots all on the last end but the Storrington skip managed to take 1 shot off his last bowl to win by 1 shot 15 to 14.

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