ALCESTER Bowling Club started their Northfield League campaign with a first round cup match against Kings Norton but the four players playing at home could only produce a single winner in Dave Hovell (21-15) and slumped to a 33-shot defeat.
The away four produced two winners – Jean Bannister (a sublime 21-6 card) and husband Renny (21-18) – to give them a five-shot win and thus Alcester went out of the competition with an overall 28-shot defeat.
In Division One of the Heart of England Over 60s League the A team entertained White Hart A in the return match from the previous week.
Nothing much changed though and the team went down to a 26-shot defeat as once again the only winning card came from Ken Craddock (21-13), although Jean Bannister fought back valiantly before going down 21-20.
So, for the second week in succession, Alcester crashed to a 15-1 defeat at the hands of their old rivals.
The B team in Division Five of the same competition visited Solihull Ladies in their return match.
Although both sides had three winners, Alcester triumphed by 12 shots to gain 13 points against the home team’s three.
Winning cards for Alcester came from Eric Allport and Geoff Spiers (both excellent at 21-9 and 21-10 respectively) and David Hodgson (21-19).