Captain’s Day honours go to the last wood of final

Terry Hughes hosted a successful captain’s day at Lindfield BC on Saturday July 19 with 12 teams playing a round robin group of matches leading up to a final and a third/fourth play-off.

The visitors from Uckfield and Woodingdean were comfortably top of the pile after the group stage having won all their games and they went head to head in a final which saw only a single shot scored on each end.

The win was sealed by Uckfield’s Adrian Wainwright who drew the winning shot with his last bowl of the final.

Lindfield’s quartet skipped by Mick O’Donnell edged out West Hoathly to claim third place but more importantly a tremendous sum of more than £800 was raised for The Chestnut Tree House charity.

The club was busy again the following day when they hosted The Lindfield Club for the annual charity match and in the spirit of the occasion the Lindfield Club, as non-bowlers were awarded a 2 shots to 1 handicap. This proved just enough for them to retain the trophy. A bumper raffle followed and thanks to all those concerned more than £300 was raised for the Children’s Trust at Tadworth.

Lindfield’s run in the Tony Allcock over 60s mixed double fours came to an end at the last 16 stage with an away defeat at Homefield Park, Worthing.

But in the national over 55 pair’s Ian Watson and Keith Holman came away from White Rock with a five-shot win against Keith Cheetham and Trevor Logan.