The WSBL fixtures are now complete and Goring Manor remain in Division 1 for the 2022 season.
Goring Manor Hurricanes won the 2018 Brodie Tray.
Goring Manor won the 2019 Stracey Shield.
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.
NEWS REPORTS FOR 2022 SEASON FEATURED IN THE WORTHING HERALD
WEEKS 6th April - 1st May
It was a very keen set of bowlers who took to the greens in the opening week of the season. Many had plied their skills on the Indoor greens (and had done very well there), but most would admit that it was the outdoor game that gave the most satisfaction.
A very full programme of matches for Goring Manor should ensure that all players will get as many games as they wish. The season opened with a Club Match where a Chairman's team took on a Captain's team. Both teams won on 2 rinks and the 5th rink was drawn. However, by virtue of having scored more points overall, the Chairman's team were the winners. In the drawn match, the Chairman, Chris Wood, was up against the Captain, Derek King, and at half way led by 13 shots to 1. However, the second half turned round completely and the Captain's team, skippered by Kevin Pearce, stormed back to earn a 14 all draw. The other winning skips for the Chairman were Harvey McGarry (top rink) and Wendy Davies, and for the Captain were Mick Mayes and Tommy Tsoi. Players and wives provided scones and cream as well as cakes to make it a very pleasant opening day.
In the week there were 3 friendly matches. The first was at Portslade, whose artificial surface did not suit Goring and consequently the game was lost. The rink of Margaret Walker, John Bussell and skip Trevor Pannell did manage a good win.
The next day brought another away match, this time at Marine Gardens. Winning on 3 rinks out of 4, Goring ran out a comfortable 78 shots to 61 winners. Top rink went to Jimmy Wan, Chris Wood, Don Nice and skip Basil Taylor. Skips Dave Crockett and Kevin Pearce also won.
The final match was at home to East Preston. Winning on 5 out of 6 rinks gave Manor a victory of 99 shots to 72. Top rink went to Brenda Pannell, Mick Mayes and skip Kevin Pearce. Skips Frank Tsang, Derek King, Stuart Andrews and Dave Norgrove also won.
In the coming weeks, as well as a whole load of matches, the club will be working towards the Big Bowls Weekend starting on Friday 27th May as part of a national campaign to bring people into playing bowls. Having said that, anyone wishing to have a go at bowls does not need to wait till then. Simply ring Derek on 07979 603826 or Trevor on 07584 433997 who will arrange for them to have a roll up any morning, afternoon or evening.