Derby delight for Cornard in Quinton Bowl

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Cornard Bowls Club came out victorious in the local derby with Sudbury to progress into the next round of the Quinton Bowl.

Played at Sudbury, the national men’s fours knock-out competition was played over four rinks with the best of 21 ends at the weekend.

The hosts got off to a good start on rink one with Peter Hanscombe, Gordon Edgar, Brian Smith and Dave Parker taking their match 23-18 against M Wickenden, T Moore, R Nash and S Thompson.

On rink five Sudbury’s Terry Swift, Terry Parson, Colin Clarke and John Simmonds won 24-14 against D Twyman, J Green, I Noy and G Williams.

On rink two Sudbury’s quartet of Aaron Phillips, Graham Roberts, Graham Gilbert and Grant Duff crashed out against R Bareham, A Farrant, J Brooks and P Crisp 14-35.

On rink three it was a tighter game with Cornard’s A Trimlett, R Webb, G Gooderham and G Rowland coming out on top against Allen Monkman, Barry Eaves, Colin Tuxworth and Graham Smith 24-21.

Cornard took the match 91-82.

n Sudbury Bowls Club — located opposite the theatre in Quay Lane — are holding an open day on Saturday from 10am-2pm with bowls provided for newcomers to have a go.