Monday 25th September 2017 9:20am | Match Reports
Herne Bay failed to reach the final of the Kent County Cox cup losing to Milton Regis in the semi final played at Folkestone. Both Herne Bay rinks were always under pressure and at 1 point were 15 shots adrift. The rink of Terry Kelly, Sean Woolford, Paul Woolford and Grant Allen finished with a win by 19 - 14. The other rink of Dave Mason, Scott Whiting, Eddie Allen and Ian Robb having been well behind suddenly picked up 10 shots with a 4 and 6 count. This meant that playing the last end Bay were only 1 shot down overall. In a tense final end Milton Regis held their nerve to get the shot and win the rink 26 - 19 winning by 2 shots overall.
In a close match against Whitstable, rink honours were shared 3 each with Herne Bay winning overall by 11 shots.
Whitstable 110 Herne Bay 121
Sam Hardy, Bob Baldwin, Jim Watson 29 - 12 David Knight, Alf Collar, Jeff Graham 18 - 19 Len Brown, Andy Cattanach, Brian Dennis 16 - 17 Rod Stevens, Colin Hadlow, Bill Robb 14 - 18 Ted Milton, John Offer, Alan Kent 22 - 23 Les Mason, Dave Parker, Tony Bishop 22 - 21
Bay won 2 of the 6 rinks played at Hesketh Park going down overall by 29 shots
Hesketh Park 114 Herne Bay 85 (Mixed match)
Mike Tibby, Sheila McDowell, John Goddard, Gill Baker 12 - 23 Rod Stevens, Ronnie Phillips, Marianne Offer, Linda Charlesworth 10 - 18 Jean White, Harry Algar, Joyce Whitlock, Edie Nicholls 17 - 15 Sheila Tibby, Diane Wiltshire, Paul Reddock, Chris Adams 14 - 21 Jeanette Saunders, John Holland, John Offer, Vicky Lewis 18 - 11 Michelle Goddard, Peter Tavener, Lyn Phillips, Ellen Foster 13 - 26
Bay won 3 of 7 triples played against the tourists from Kings Langley (Bucks) and lost by 9 shots
Herne Bay 133 Kings Langley 142 (Mixed match)
Pat Knight, Ray Chipperfield, David Knight 32 - 10 Mary Watson, Richard Remmington, Jeff Graham 13 - 17 Ted Milton, Linda Charlesworth, Jim Covill 14 - 16 Colin Hadlow, Diane Wiltshire, Colin Holder 18 - 13 Mike Tibby, Dawn Harris, Peter Gibson 16 - 19 Richie Callanan, Sue Grogan, Jim Watson 17 - 11 Stan Miller, Jan Remmington, John Toms 10 - 34 Brenda Bridges, Dave Parker, Alan Kent 13 - 22