Uckfield Bowls Update

Uckfield Bowls Club’s good start in the Mid Sussex League was unfortunately followed by defeats at Hurstpierpoint, West Hoathly and at home to Lindfield and Downsman, though Uckfield still came away from each match with some useful league points, having won two of the three rinks in the last two matches, and now lie mid-table.

Fortunes have been better in the John Spriggs League, with good wins for Uckfield in their three most recent matches, and they are now top of the League. Horam League results for Uckfield have been mixed, and they currently lie in fourth place but with games in hand.

As Horam League champions, Uckfield hosted a match on June 30 against a combined Horam League side for the Horam Shield. Uckfield ran out the winners by 64 points to 59:

D Wilson 19 P Martin 11, D Carr 23 D Hacker 11, R Woodhams 14 J Smith 17, T Szylka 8 D Berry 20.

Mid Sussex League:
Hurstpierpoint 48 Uckfield 44 (8-2): J Morley 16 P Daly 12, B Truman 21 T Szylka 15, K Jackson 11 L Walsom 17.
West Hoathly 47 Uckfield 41 (6-4): M Woodhams won 13-12, L Walsom won 13-12, T Szylka lost 15-23.
Uckfield 43 Lindfield 54 (4-6): M Woodhams 17 P Gacsall 14, T Szylka 19 S Willmott 11, L Walsom 7 A Harding 29.
Uckfield 48 Downsman 50 (4-6): M Woodhams 20 D Purcull 12, T Szylka 20 B Torode 11, L Walsom 8 S Maslen 27.

John Spriggs League:
Uckfield 60 Hurstpierpoint 51 (8-2): T Butler won 22-15, D Wilson lost 20-23, D Thorogood won 18-13.
Uckfield 68 West Hoathly 42 (9-1): T Butler drew 17-17, D Wilson won 25-13, D Thorogood won 26-12.
Lindfield 46 Uckfield 57 (9-1): W Bollschweiler 7 T Butler 21, A Eastwood 12 D Thorogood 19, E Pope
17 D Wilson 17.
Felbridge 42 Uckfield 68 (2-6): D Verrels 18 T Butler 17, J Dench 14 D Thorogood 22, B Atkin 10 D Wilson 29.

Horam League:
Hailsham 75 Uckfield 48 (1-7): W Wheeler 18 D Wilson 13, J Brand 24 M Sanders 7, E Vins 23 R Gorringe 13, Kathy P 10 D Carr 15.
Groombridge 73 Uckfield 62 (1-7): M Woodhams won 18-21, D Wilson lost 24-14, D Thorogood lost 18-17, H Burr lost 16-10.
Uckfield 96 Maresfield 40 (7.5-0.5): D Thorogood 24 G Roberts 13, M Woodhams 30 P Baker 9, D Carr 28 D Jones 9, M Sanders 14 P Haley 9.
Deanland 58 Uckfield 80 (0.5-7.5): R Hope 17 M Sanders 17, V Cheeseman 19 H Eason 20, A Thurgood 12 D Carr 21, M Brown 10 H Burr 22.

Friendlies:
Uckfield 82 Eastbourne Saffrons 52: M Sanders 20 D Newman 8, D Wilson 22 P Palmer 10, R Goringe 22 J Black 14, T Butler lost 18-20.
Uckfield 80 Mayfield 61: P Ray-Gain won 22-14, D Carr drew 15-15, T Szylka won 21-18, H Burr won 22-14.
Uckfield 72 Felbridge 69: L Walsom 18 B Farley 15, M Sanders 17 K Gould 19, A Clews 21 C Brewer 17, H Burr 16 J Savage 18.