Hanmore marches on in nationals
DUNCAN Hanmore, of the Angel Indoor Bowls Centre, has reached the last 32 in the National Champion of Champions Singles.
Hanmore met Perry Martin, of Swale, who played some fine bowls as Hanmore found himself 8-1 down. Drawing on every bit of his experience, the Angel player produced some stunning bowls to get out of trouble and went on to win 21-12.
Having done so well to reach the last 32 of the National under-25 Singles, Craig Ward was unfortunate to lose to M Heitzman, of Falaise.
Ward was, however, a member of the winning triple with Terry Prince and Duncan Hanmore which progressed with a 24-7 win against Sevenoaks into the next round of the Kent County Triples.
In the Ladies' National Pairs, Jackie Clarke and Lynn Chalmers were at home against the experienced Sheila Huggett and Doreen Mugridge, but the visitors were outplayed as Clarke and Chalmers produced a fine win.
They now play Joan Campbell and Anthea Durkin, who beat fellow Angels Gwen Smithies and Val Harvey by 21-11.
Another all-Angel tussle took place when Lynn Chalmers and Jackie Clarke were joined by Jane Cogle in the National Triples against Anthea Durkin, Isabel Manktelow and Joan Campbell.
The result was impossible to predict throughout the game, but it was Jackie Clarke's entry which took the tie by 18-15.
In the Atherley Trophy, Lynn Chalmers and Jane Cogle had qualified for the six-rink team selected to play for Kent against Middlesex, with Jackie Clarke travelling as reserve.
With Sandy Hazell having to withdraw from the Kent side, because of illness, Clarke was called in to play at number three in Sheila Huggett's rink.
Kent won the tie and now meet Surrey.
The conclusion of a busy week for Joan Campbell came when she went to Sevenoaks to play in the National Fours with her team, Ann Waters, Isabel Manktelow and Anthea Durkin.
They met a strong Sevenoaks four – Margaret Chirnside, Brenda Bennett, Margaret Dawes and Hilary Chapman – and, despite the playing surface being much heavier than the Angel's home green, the visitors had an excellent win by 22-6, with the Sevenoaks four conceding victory at 18 ends.