The WSBL fixtures are now complete and Goring Manor have finished as runners up in Division 2 and we have been promoted to Division 1 for the 2020 season.
Following the defeat of Lancing in the penultimate league match Goring Manor have won the 2019 Stracey Shield.
Goring Manor Hurricanes won the 2018 Brodie Tray.
Please be aware: members may be asked to produce their season ticket or proof of session payment, when requested, during use of the green at home and at away matches at Tarring Priory, Marine Gardens and Homefield Park.
WEEK 30th Aug - 5th Sep (ALSO REPORTED IN THE WORTHING HERALD)
The report starts with a Brodie Tray match between Goring Spitfires and Goring Hurricanes. The match was designated a Charity match by the club with all proceeds going towards the purchase of a defibrillator for general use at Field Place. Yvonne Woodcock will be leading this project and approaches will be made to other groups using Field Place to contribute towards the purchase. Any member of the public is welcome to come forward with a contribution. On the Charity day itself, players brought in a pile of raffle prizes and a total of £400 was raised. The match itself was very evenly balanced with both sides winning 2 rinks and the overall shot score was 60 shots each resulting in a 5 all draw. Top rink for the Hurricanes was Janice Sebastiano, Susan Lear, Trevor Pannell and skip Derek KIng. For the Spitfires, top rink went to Brenda Pannell, Sheila Lock and skip Frank Tsang.
18 players made the visit to Portslade the next day and a tight match saw a defeat by 89 shots to 99. Ann McGarry, Chris Allan and skip Bill Porter top rinked.
A friendly at home to Worthing on the Saturday brought a very narrow win by 80 shots to 76 with top rink going to Janice Sebastiano, Chris Allan and skip Stuart Andrews.
On Sunday a very pleasant visit to Hurstpierpoint again saw a narrow shots win by 70 to 65. Top rink went to Morag Cruise, Ray Page and skip Stuart Andrews.
A vital game in the Stracey Shield against Lancing was the decider for who would win the league. Derek King, Bill Porter, Chris Wood and skip Frank Tsang won their rink but the other three rinks were lost and consequently the title very deservedly passed from Goring Manor to Lancing.
The photo shows the players who took part in the charity match.