Brentwood Bowling Club ladies bowed out of the national Top Club competition on Saturday 25th May despite finishing their second round games nine shots ahead overall.
The latest round was played away against Goodmayes-based Barley with singles, pairs, triples and fours played simultaneously. Barley won three of the four disciplines to earn their place in the next round.
Although Brentwood had the consolation of ending the day 78 – 69 up, this did not help their position as overall shots are taken into account only if there is a tie on disciplines.
Brentwood ladies’ captain Margaret Rayment praised the hard fight put up by her squad which included substitutes for two of the original team members who were unavailable due to existing commitments to support a Walk for Life charity event.
Brentwood results: Singles – Maureen Jaycock lost 21 – 7; Pairs – Kate Davies and Alison Dartnell lost 24 – 22; Triples – Marje Shute, Ann Betts and Marina Thorne lost 19 – 14; Fours – Margaret Rayment, Barbara Morrish, Pam Baker and Kath Jolly won 35 – 5.