Weather demands some hasty changes of plan

Heavy rain on Saturday and more showers on Sunday morning meant organisers of club finals day at Adastra needed to think on their feet.

Sunday’s start had to be delayed and with only three rinks playable, it meant just six finals could be completed.

That obviously necessitated a return the following day.

At least on Sunday there was no shortchange action-wise as spectators were treated to some very close and competitive games, with one going on until it was nearly dark.

Play then started again on Monday morning with four matches, including the men’s and ladies championships.

In the afternoon there was a very closely fought men’s pairs showdown.

Finals results - Ladies Mutual pairs: Mary Day & Paula Street 16, Jean Dunster & Judy Fuller 17; Ladies 2 Wood: Christine Jeffrey 9, Barbara Hornby 14; Never Won singles: Bryan Booth 0, Peter Knight 22; Men’s Drawn pairs: Chris Blackford & James Avery 14, John White & Mick George 23; Men’s Veteran singles: Fred Harrison 16, John White 21; Mixed Mutual pairs: James & Janet Avery 12, Mick & Rita George 20; Ladies 100 up: Barbara Hornby 98, Paula Street 102; Men’s Handicap singles: Ron Butler 16, Mick George 21; Men’s Mutual pairs: Ron Butler & John White 14, Mick George & Roy Hockley 22; Ladies Singles Championship: Christine Jeffrey 13, Annette Hockley 21; Men’s Singles Championship: Ray Medhurst 11, James Avery 21;

Tuesday August 20: Lewes 48, Adastra Ladies 56 (M Cook 14, Margaret Liston 22; S Riddles 21, Ann Rankin 9; F Empringham 13, Annette Hockley 25).

Wednesday August 21: Haywards Heath mixed 107, Adastra 83(see page 72)

Thursday August 22: Southwick 100, Adastra Men 75 (D Locke 15, Fred Harrison 28; B Simmonds 17, Roy Hockley 17; T Cole 42, Denis Davis 9; C Upton 26, David Reader 21).