Wanstead Central bowlers shine in latest competitions
- Credit: Wanstead Central Bowls
The men’s county competitions reached the area finals this week and Wanstead Central were well represented.
In the singles Kevin Fitzgerald moved into the last eight with a convincing 21-13 win over Bill Nelson of Old Dagenham.
He then followed that up the next day with a win in the pairs with Paco Rodriguez, once again beating Nelson and Peter Cooper (Old Dagenham).
However Fitzgerald did suffer a defeat in the National mixed pairs with partner Janet Fortune, losing 19-12 to the Central pairing of Dave Baxter and Vivien Leech.
In the National senior singles Peter Barham put in a stunning performance losing by just 21-17 to England international and six-time Essex champion Andrew Squire.
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In the Cribb League, Central's D team lost 2-1 to a strong Poplar team but the B team won 2-1 at Buckhurst Hill and kept their place at the top of the Central Division.
In the men’s Thursday Fours the D team lost 29-15 to Walthamstow Borough and lost its place at the top of the league on shot difference.
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The A team won 19-15 against Silverthorne in the same division and moved into third place but the C team lost 30-6 to Chingford in Division Two.
Karen Ryan's four beat Buckhurst Hill 15-7 in the county fours but went out to Central's Mauren Norgate by a single shot.
In the Mary Barnes League, the Central ladies beat Silverthorne on both rinks 18-16 and 20-13 and had a very close game with Harold Wood, winning on one rink and losing on another and drawing on shots.