ilford upset holders in Jackson Shield

PUBLISHED: 10:30 22 June 2018

Ilford's Bill Beney

Ilford's Bill Beney


Valentines Park proves tough for Wanstead Central boys

Valentines Park may have its problems with the green at the moment, but the mighty Ilford boys certainly know how to play on it.

Holders Wanstead Central were the visitors on Saturday morning for the London Parks Jackson Shield competition and it proved to be a thumping win for Ilford.

A very fast, tricky green courtesy of the club’s current issues with the watering system, greeted the two teams and it was Ilford who coped better.

Ilford started as underdogs as they were forced to play with one short after a late illness, but they still managed to open up an early lead.

Iain McConachie, Micky Richardson, Matt Frost and skip Bill Beney led the strong rink of Colin Jones, John Cook, Russell Hughes and skip Terry Lichkin by a wopping 16-2 after nine ends and things just got worse and worse as the match was conceded after 15 ends with the score at 25-2.

It was a similar story for Terry Hughes and his team of Steve Mackay, David Ward and Dave Betts who eased away from Moosa Patel, John Harwood, Ken Spicer and skip Paco Rodriguez to win by 20-8.

The one glimmer of hope came on runk three where Len Welton, Keith Lloyd, Colin Foster and skip Bob Druce got the better of the Ilford triple of Terry Ewart, Ian Scammell and skip Sim Madgewick in a game that finished in Central’s favour when the 25 per cent deduction for being a player short was calculated.

It was an emphatic win for Ilford though, who will now play the winners of the Romford v Barley game in the next round.

Latest Ilford Stories


Ilford Wanderers bounced back to winning ways with a comfortable 24-14 victory over Old Cooperians in their London 3 Essex clash.

Leyton Orient are on the look out for new faces and it could make all the difference come the end of the National League campaign

Essex Senior League: Hullbridge Sports 2 Woodford Town 1

33 minutes ago

Around 150 people of all faiths and none braved wind and rain to celebrate the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah in Gants Hill for the 35th year and counting.


Essex Senior League: Redbridge 0 West Essex 2

A Hainault shisha bar boss has been ordered to cough up £2,255 after customers were caught smoking indoors.


A Newbury Park man alleged to have torched a £260,000 Ferrari outside a house in Emerson Park was taking revenge for a property deal that went wrong, a court has heard.

A Seven Kings Sikh temple has been presented with an award by a charity in recognition of its tireless work to feed the borough’s rough sleepers.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now