September 23rd, 2016

Better week for White Hart

AFTER an unusually poor run of results, White Hart bounced back with a run of victories in the various crown green bowls leagues last week.

In the Warwickshire and Worcestershire League, Hart gained an important 214-178 home win over fellow Premier Division Five strugglers Yardley Wood Social.

They had eight winners including three to single figures – Ken Brown (21-7), Dave Edwards (21-8) and Dave Edwards (21-8) – leaving them on the same number of points as their opponents.

In Northfield & District League Division Two, White A beat West Warwickshire 146-132 at home and had four winning cards, highlighted by Ray Richards (21-2) and Paul Matthews (21-6) and supported by Norman Batchelor and Ian Humphreys (both 21-20).

The B team also won 146-136 at Selly Park, keeping them in the Division Four promotion hunt. There were wins for John Bridger and Neil Laxton (both 21-9), Dave Edwards (21-19) and Dave Kings (21-15).

In Heart of England League Division Two, White Hart A again narrowly gained victory at King George VI A by a 149-147 scoreline.

They had five winners – Paul Matthews (21-18), Ian Humphreys (21-12), Tim Hollingshead (21-19), Ken Brown (21-20) and Sheila Humphreys (21-15).

The B team, however, were defeated 154-120 at home by Colebrook B and had only two winning scores from Dave Kings (21-13) and Stan Pritchard (21-15).

In the Yardley Wood Super League, White Hart earned a much-needed 140-127 home victory over Hall Green B with a fine team performance.

They had five winners – Neil Laxton (21-8), Tim Hollingshead and John Meredith (21-12), Tony Buckley (21-19) and captain Gill Croft (21-10).

Both White Hart teams met with defeat in the South and West Birmingham Over 60s League.

The A team were beaten 109-91 at home in Division One by the formidable Moseley CC A, although Norman Batchelor (21-13) and captain Ian Humphreys (21-19) gained well earned points for the hosts.

The B team who lead Division Four were narrowly beaten 109-97 at Weoley Castle WMC where they had two winning cards from Mick Perrins (21-10) and Anne Batchelor (21-15).