Bowling Match reports

Men – East Surrey League
Epsom Men played their second home match in the ESL against Ashtead on Saturday 18th June 2022 and won on 1 rink, lost on 2 rinks & won overall 64 – 54 (6 – 4).
Details:
Rink 1 David Fearn Bob Blaker Andrew Turnbull Wayne Thornton lost 14 – 19
Epsom led 11 – 8 after 14 ends, but lost the next 3 ends to go 11 – 17 down. They lost by 5 shots.
Rink 2 David Bragg Terry Hoye Les Owen Jim Scott won 33 – 16
Epsom led 18 – 7 after 10 ends & 26 – 15 after 15 ends. They won by 17 shots.
Rink 3 John Wellard Ted Ray Keith Roberts Peter Miller lost 17 – 19
Epsom were 6 – 17 down after 14 ends, but won 6 of the remaining ends to lose by 2 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 64 Ashtead 54 Epsom 6 points Ashtead 4 points.

Did you know?
Epsom have played Ashtead 30 times in the ESL, won 24, lost 5 & drawn 1. The best win came in 2015 when Epsom won 116 – 55 (4 rinks).

Men’s Friendly
Epsom played at home against Wallington on Thursday 16th June 2022 & won on all 3 rinks & the match 57 – 35. Wallington turned up with one player short so the game was 2 Triples & 1 pair. All rinks played 18 ends.
Details:
Rink 1 Richard Senior Ted Ray John Hart won 17 – 14
Epsom led 8 – 6 after 9 ends & 15 – 12 after 14 ends. They won by 3 shots.
Rink 2 Mick Cooper Wayne Thornton won 24 – 10
Epsom led 13 – 6 after 9 ends & won 6 of the remaining ends to win by 14 shots.
Rink 3 Les Owen Bob Blaker Fred Read won 16 – 11
The scores were level 9 – 9 after 12 ends and Epsom went on to win by 5 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 57 Wallington 35
Did you know?
This friendly fixture was introduced in 2017. Since then there have been 4 matches with Epsom winning all 4.
The game in 2019 was cancelled.

Men’s Friendly
Epsom played at home against Chessington on Wednesday 15th June 2022 & won on 2 rinks, lost on 1 rink & won overall 44 – 38.
Details:
Rink 1 Derek Martin Geoff Purrott Fred Read won 21 – 14
Epsom started slowly finding themselves 1 – 7 down after 7 ends. They won the next 2 ends to go ahead 11 – 7. They went on to win by 7 shots.
Rink 2 John Lystor Richard Senior John Hart lost 10 – 12
The scores were level 7 – 7 after 12 ends, but were leading 3 ends later 10 – 7. They lost the last 4 ends to lose by 2 shots.
Rink 3 Brian Kenyon Mick Cooper Frank Thompson won 13 – 12
Epsom led 9 – 3 after 10 ends, but the scores were level 9 – 9 on end 13. Going into the last end the scores were level again, but Epsom scored 1 shot to win the rink by 1.
Final Score: Epsom 44 Chessington 38
Did you know?
Epsom first played Chessington in 1993. Since then the Clubs have met 30 times with Epsom winning 25, losing 5 & 1 game has been cancelled. Epsom last lost against Chessington in 2007.

Ladies’ Friendly
Epsom played at home against Purley on Tuesday 14th June 2022 & drew on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink and lost overall 19 – 25. Rink 1 played a triples & rink 2 played a rink (with Purley 1 player short).
Details:
Rink 1 Liz Hind Sandy Cooper Sandie Harvey drew 10 – 10
After 8 ends Epsom led 9 – 2. Purley came back well to draw the rink (15 ends played).
Rink 3 Sue Needham Janet Newman Christine Summerfield Ruth Baker lost 9 – 15
Epsom were 4 – 13 down after 11 ends, won the remaining ends, but lost by 6 shots. (15 ends played).
Final Score: Epsom 19 Purley 25.
Did you know?
The first recorded Ladies’ friendly match against Purley was in 2008. Since then there have been 9 matches with Epsom winning 3 & losing 6. 4 matches have been cancelled in this period.

Chrystie League
Epsom played their second game this season in the Chrystie League at home against Pippbrook on Monday 13th June 2022 and won on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink & won overall 35 – 21 (3 – 1).
Details:
Rink 2: Brian Kenyon John Savill Phil Sims Fred Read lost 11 – 13
Epsom were level 6 – 6 after 10 ends & still level 2 ends later. However, they then went behind & lost by 2 shots.
Rink 3: John Lystor David Bragg John Wellard Peter Miller won 24 – 8
Epsom led 10 – 4 after 9 ends & 20 – 6 ahead after 14 ends. They won by 16 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 35 Pippbrook 21 Epsom 3 points Pippbrook 1 point
Peter Miller played in his first Chrystie league match.
Did you know?
Epsom have played Pippbrook 39 times in this league, won 23, lost 15, drawn 1 & 2 games have been cancelled.

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