South Woodford’s dynamic duo into quarter-finals of the county pairs

PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 July 2017

Carol Beesley of South Woodford BC

Carol Beesley of South Woodford BC


Beesley and Barham-Holt in superb form

Jackie Barham-Holt of South WoodfordJackie Barham-Holt of South Woodford

South Woodford’s dynamic duo Jackie Barham-Holt and Carol Beesley are into the last 16 of the county pairs competition after battling through their Area Final.

First the pair made their way to Silverthorn to take on Bartle and Driscoll where they led from the start to open up a 10-6 lead which stretched to 15-8.

The Silverthorn ladies rallied but there was no way back as South Woodford won 18-12 to book an Area Final against Carol Cook and Janice Fortune of Wanstead Central.

The match was played on a neutral green at Loughton and it suited Barham-Holt and Beesley as they led from the fourth end, opening up a 16-9 lead.

Peter Barham of South Woodford BCPeter Barham of South Woodford BC

The Central girls hit back with five-count on the 15th, but South Woodford matched that three ends later as they eased to a 28-15 win.

They now go through to the quarter-finals which will be played at Danbury Bowls Club on Saturday where they will take on Pauline Lowe and Carole Riley of The Springhouse.

If they win that, then they will play a semi-final later in the day.

Meanwhile, it has also been a busy week for Peter Barham, who entertained Stuart Murray of Springhouse in the third round of the county Secretaries Cup.

It was nip and tuck to start with, but Barham got his nose in front and ran out a winner by 21-12.

He then joined followed this up by taking on John Sandell over at Woodford in the Walthamstow & District Secretaries Cup, where he achieved the same 21-12 victory.

And to complete a hat-trick he took on Keith Austin of Halex in the Walthamstow & District Champion of Champions, winning by a thumping 21-7.

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