After a disappointing Friday which saw the club lose the Group Nine double 4's against Murrayfield, the players managed to pick themselves up and go on to win in the Group Nine 4s (Malcolm Eldridge, Allan Williams, Ron Dixie and Dave Wakefield) v Murrayfield the next day and also then the Thurrock Knockout on the Sunday v United Services.
Well done guys!
Congratulations to Serena Madgewick and Michelle Squires on reaching the TALBA Pairs final and again to Michelle Squires on also reaching the Secretaries and Treasurers Singles as well.
Good luck girls!
Well done to the following Drums members on reaching the finals in their various competitions
Chris and Stuart Muir in the Thurrock 2 Wood Pairs - To be played 9-9-18
Michelle Squires, Dave Pegler, Peter Madgewick and Stacey Fryer in the Mixed 4s - To be played 9-9-18
Serena Madgewick/Ray Bone v June O'Neill/Graham Scott in the Fred Bromley final - To be played 9-9-18
Allan Williams, Ron Dixie, Peter Madgewick and Malcolm Eldridge in the Group Nine 4s final - To be played 1-9-18
Also the club has made the Group Nine Double Fours final to be played 1-9-18 and the Thurrock Knockout final to be played on 2-9-18
Well done and good luck everyone.
A big congratulations go to June O'Neill and Serena Madgewick in successfully defending their pairs title this weekend and making it 3 years in a row! Sadly they missed out on adding the County Fours to that trophy after losing the final by two shots with Michelle Squires and Pauline Maxwell. Commiserations also to Dave Fryer, Dave Wakefield and Allan Williams who unfortunately lost on Sunday in the third place play off at Essex County in very difficult conditions against Kings Chase.
Good luck to the ladies this Saturday with their County Finals at Thorpe le Soken, the first match will be the County Fours with Serena, Michelle, June and Pauline against four from Rainham at roughly 9:30am. Serena and Junes second title defence of the County pairs will then follow around 1:30-2pm where they face a pairing from Chelmsford as they attempt to make it three years in a row!
The following day sees Dave Fryer, Dave Wakefield and Allan Williams attempting to secure third place and a trip to Leamington in the mens County Triples at Essex County 10am against a triple from Kings Chase.
Good luck everyone and lets hopefully see a few more names at the National Finals.
Don't forget that tomorrows league match against Murrayfield B has been cancelled to allow the watching of the World Cup, this will be rearranged for playing at the end of the season.
Enjoy the match!
Good luck once again to June O'Neil and Serena Madgewick in their second defence of the County Pairs title, as they attempt to win it for the third year running. The final is to be played at Thorpe Le Soken on the 28th July.
Well done to Dave Fryer, Dave Wakefield and Allan Williams on reaching the semi finals of the County Triples. They will be playing Steve Gunnell of Bournemouth Park on the Saturday 14th July at Essex County, lets see if we can go give them the support to get them through to the final.
Also well done to Chris and Stuart Muir on reaching the Essex & Kent National Family Pairs Area final with the game to be played at Drums with the date to be confirmed.
Good luck to Serena and June in their 2nd defence of the ladies County Pairs title on Sunday 1st July 9:30am at Great Badow where they will play the Quarter and hopefully the Semi final again.
Well done to June, Pauline, Michelle and Serena on reaching the final of the County Fours this year, The final is to be played at Thorpe Le Soken on the 28th July. Good luck and let's see you up at Leamington again!
Competition Secretary and news reporter.