Players selected to represent Wiltshire in Liberty Trophy

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Six players from Five Rivers have been selected to represent Wiltshire in their upcoming Liberty Trophy match against Oxfordshire on Saturday 28 October at Westlecot BC, Swindon. The Liberty Trophy is a 24 player match between counties on a knock-out basis.

Four of the players (Ashley Plumb, Jamie Reynolds, Fraser Boynton and Tom Warner) have been selected as a rink together, with the two remaining Five Rivers players (Jordon Moody and Nick Revell) being selected as a lead and three respectively.

Team Sheet vs Oxfordshire

Success in Egham Trophy

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On Sunday 15 October a mixed team consisting of eight men and eight ladies played the first round match in the National Egham Trophy competition against Eastleigh-based side, Banister Park. This is the first year since 2010/11 that the Club has entered this competition which is an indication of the strength of existing and new players at the club and Five Rivers were determined to not fall at the first hurdle.

At 5 ends Five Rivers led 25-9 overall due to strong starts from the home rink skipped by Tom Warner (12-2) after taking a 7 on the second end and the away rinks skipped by Nick Revell (7-0) and Jamie Reynolds (6-1). This lead continued into 10 ends where Five Rivers led 38-23 with Tom continuing to an 18-3 lead and Nick continuing with a 9-3 lead. The gap narrowed slightly over the next 5 ends with the overall scores at 55-42. However, the next 3 ends saw a flurry of activity with Five Rivers winning the 3 ends 21-8 overall. The game came to an early conclusion with the Banister Park home rinks conceding at 20 ends.

Five Rivers 82 – Banister Park 63 (Five Rivers teams first):

Home Rinks

Mary Brown, Ros Corke, Jordan Moody, Tom Warner vs S Rice won 29-14
Carol Francis, Lynne Stanford, Ashley Plumb, Graham House vs B Dibden lost 12-23

Away Rinks

Ann Humphries, Jenny McShane, Dennis Shipp, Nick Revell vs P May won 23-16
Janice Bull, Janice Rowe, Brian Merritt, Jamie Reynolds vs B Barber won 18-10

Five Rivers now face Loddon Vale in the next round on Sunday 29 October.

 

Team Selections

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Please find a link below for the dates on which Five Rivers’ Men’s matches will be selected for all competitive external leagues and National Competitions.

Selection Meeting Dates

Success for Five Rivers at World Pairs Qualifiers

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Sunday 24 September saw the qualifiers for the World Pairs competition, held at Potters in January 2018, played at the Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club in Poole. 16 pairs took to the stage to battle it out to earn their place as the Dolphin qualifier at Potters on 12 January.

As the day reached the semi-finals stage Five Rivers had three players still remaining in the competition. Tom Warner (Five Rivers), partnered with Scott Edwards (Oxford City & County), were drawn to play Shaun Jones (Malvern Hills) and Neil Collett (Clarrie Dunbar). Whilst in the other semi-final Jordan Moody and Jamie Reynolds (both Five Rivers) were drawn to play last year’s finalists Paul Sharman and Andy McIntyre (both Carterton).

Both semi-finals went down to a tie break with both Five Rivers’ representatives winning their matches in tightly fought contests.

The final was a nice affair for both pairs as Tom, Jordan and Jamie all knew that at least one Five Rivers player was going to make it to Potters this year. Tom and Scott started very strongly taking the first set 10-4, however the second set proved to be a much tighter affair with Tom and Scott narrowly getting over the line 7-6.

Tom and Scott now attend Potters on 12 January to battle it out with the three other English qualifiers (Bromley, Lincoln and Cumbria) to earn their place in the Last 8 of the World Pairs.