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Friday, June 22, 2012
Kelly King also stars in singles action
Father’s Day proved to be a good day all round as Ilford stormed past Essex County’s B side in the Top Club competition to set up an area semi-final date with Drums.
They won on four out of the five disciplines in the quarter-finals at their Valentines Park home to cruise through to the last-four area stage of the tournament.
On Saturday there was another top performance from Kelly King as she progressed through to the nationals to represent Essex in the under-25 singles after beating Stacey Fryer from Drums 21-12.
Action continued on Tuesday when they knocked out Woodford in the Beckett Trophy with victories both home and away.
Home skip Bob Parnell with Adam Chessell, Bob Taylor and Bob Piper won 24-16 against Keith Reilly’s quartet, while Ian McConachie, John Smith, Terry Pedrick and skip Paul Lidbury completed the task 20-16 at Woodford.
Ilford’s recent dominance over Wanstead Central continued with wins on four fronts.
They firstly saw off their challenge in the Seeley Triples Trophy, despite the home rink of Steve MacKay, Pedrick and skip Lee Parnell losing by eight shots.
The away side, skipped by Matty Frost with Piper and Bob Parnell, beat M Bird’s trio by nine to take the overall win by one.
Next up was a victory in the County Fours from Micky Pace, Frost, Beney and skip Chris Granger over Rod Hudson’s foursome.
The Ilford boys took control early on before Central threw in the towel with the score at 23-8 after 18 ends.
In the Redbridge Afternoon League Mixed League match Ilford took the full six points on offer with the rink of skip Brigit Granger, McConachie, King and Dave Beecher winning 26-14, followed by the second success from Lynette Beney, Taylor, Leanne Granger and skip Terry Hughes by 23 shots to 14.
And their final triumph came in the County Double Fours as Pace, Kennedy, Bill Beney and skip Dave Betts dominated from the off to win by eight shots on their rink.
Frost, Ian Scammell, Chris Granger and another lost out by only one shot to take the overall victory.
Last Wednesday Ilford dominated their Cribbs Triple League encounter with Clayhall, winning convincingly on all three rinks to take the full seven points on offer for the fixture.
On the same day, McConachie also progressed in the over-55s singles by beating Bill Nelson 21-13.
Scammell, Bill Beney, and skip Chris Granger combined to see off Wanstead in their County Triple tie against Wanstead, despite being 10-0 down after four ends.
They pulled it back to a 19-11 deficit after 15 ends before picking up a six count and two singles over the next three ends to leave it tied at 19 apiece to force an extra end, where they managed to hold a shot to win the tie.
But there was disappointment as Matt Frost lost out to Bush Hill’s John Hill 21-15 in the Gold Badge competition and, despite winning two rinks against Gidea Park in the Lea Valley League, they ended up sharing the eight points on offer.