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The Celebration 5s 2020

The Third Celebration 5s Match took place on the 26th January at West Park School with all league clubs supporting the event.  The competition is played as a combination 
between one set of pairs (5 ends) and then a set of triples (6 ends).  So everyone arrived in good time for the event to start on time. The competition is split between two groups
of teams, 7 teams in each group.

Group A's first set of results saw Durrington winning their first 3 games to set the pace with East Preston winning 2 and 1 defeat which came at the hands of Durrington. As the morning progressed Durrington still had the edge over East Preston A but when Durrington lost to Susses Saints it was all square
with East Preston A on 10 points and Durrington also on 10 points. But it was East Preston A that went through to the final with a better shot difference. All the other teams in the group
were beating each other with Heene-Woodside the next best with defeats to East Preston and Durrington to finish with 8 points (see below results).

In Group B it was a much closer run thing with Foxwood, Tarring and Old Barn setting the pace.  After the first 4 games they all had 6 points and Tarring were also in there with 5 points. Foxwood winning their last 2 games with one defeat to Tarring topped the group with 10 points .Worthing, losing the next 2 games, fell away and finished with 6 points, Tarring (last year's winners) finished with 9 points after one defeat to Foxwood and drawing their first game with Arun.  Old Barn were next with 8 points, they came unstuck against an Angmering side who were playing for pride which gave them the 2nd win of the day,.so it was Foxwood verses East Preston A in the final.

It started so well for Foxwood with the pairs they led 6-1 after 3 ends and set the pace for the triples.with a 7-2 lead after 6 ends so the triples played for the next 7 ends either to win it
for Foxwood or for East Preston to make a comeback.  You would think Foxwood would just consolidate their lead, but East Preston had other ideas and their plan worked as after 10 ends  they had pulled it back to be just 2 points behind at 8-6.  Into the last 3 ends, East Preston were on a mission to win, to which Foxwood had no answer and won all the ends scoring 1-2-2 to win the triples 9-1 and the match 11-8.

So East Preston A are this years winners and all monies raised on the day (£250.00) were donated to St Barnabas which was East Preston's charity of choice.  A total of 66 players and guests were present on the day and a big thank you for taking part also to Jim Gray and Paul Mason.    

GROUP .A                                               GROUP  .B  
East Preston         10pts                         Foxwood               10pts
Durrington             10pts                        Tarring                     9pts
Heene-Woodside    8pts                        Old Barn                  8pts
West Worthing        4pts                        Worthing                  6pts
Sussex  Saints        4pts                        Aurn                         5pts
Rustington               4pts                        Angmering               4pts
East Preston           2pts                        East Worthing          0pts   

Dave Norgrove
League Press Officer

2020 winners

 Winners East Preston receive the trophy from League Secretary Jim Gray.



2020 runners up

 Runners Up Foxwood with their awards.



Schofield Cup 2019

The twenty second Schofield Cup event took place on Sunday 13th October at West Park School. Twelve clubs entered the competition and around seventy players took part on the day.

Clubs were drawn in two groups (A & B) with six clubs in each group. Every club played all the other clubs in their group giving each club a total of five matches throughout the day. Teams were awarded two points for a win and one point for a draw with zero points for a loss, so could if winning all their matches achieve a score of ten points.

After three matches had been played the leading teams in Group A were Old Barn with 4 points and Arun with 6. All other teams in the group were showing a score of 2 points. In Group B the pattern of points was more mixed. Again two teams were out in front Foxwood with 4 points and Tarring with 5.Three other teams within the group were sharing a common score of 3 pints these were Worthing, Heene-Woodside and Sussex Saints. Within Group A the tussle for making the final was between Arun and Old Barn with both teams on 6 points before playing their final game. Old Barn were up against East Preston and although they fought hard the vagaries of the mat and East Preston’s play led to them losing their final match, with Old Barn finishing on 6 Points. Arun had only faltered once in their steady progress to the final by losing to Old Barn by just one shot in game four. Their final game against Rustington continued their winning progress and they won the match by ten shots to six. This result gave Arun a clear lead within Group A finishing on 8 points thereby ensuring their place in the final. Group B played out a little differently as it all hinged on the final match and the final game between Foxwood and Tarring. After the fourth match Foxwood were holding 6 points and Tarring were holding 7. Tarring could afford to draw but Foxwood had to win to ensure their place in the final. The result of the final game was seven shots to Foxwood and three shots to Tarring which gave Foxwood the final score of 8 points and a place in the final.

The final was played over nine ends between Arun and Foxwood and Foxwood having won the toss elected to give the mat to Arun. This strategy gave Foxwood and advantage as they took the first two ends and were holding a score of four shots. Arun were not fazed by this and pulled back two shots in the third end. Foxwood remained steady and gained a further two shots at end 4, showing a score on the board of Arun 2 and Foxwood 6. Arun remained focused and managed to pull back one shot at end 5 and built on this by taking the sixth end with a further two shots. The board then showed a score of Arun 5 shots and Foxwood 6 shots. With three ends to go it was still an open competition and either team could be named as champions. End 7 was won by Foxwood with 2 shots and they managed to build on this by winning the eighth end by one shot. Going in to the final end the score was Arun 5 shots and Foxwood 9 shots. Although a tough ask for Arun given that the scoring throughout the match had been low they could still win or force a draw, if they could manage to gain four shots. Unfortunately for Arun they were unable to build on their scoring rate and won the end by one shot. The final result was Arun 6 shots and Foxwood 9 shots and Foxwood were declared the winners of the Schofield Cup for 2019. 

Final Results            GROUP A Points                                                GROUP B Points

                            ARUN                          8                                 FOXWOOD                        8
                            DURRINGTON            2                                 HEENE-WOODSIDE         7
                            EAST PRESTON         6                                 SUSSEX SAINTS              4
                            EAST WORTHING      4                                 WEST WORTHING           1
                            OLD BARN                  6                                 WORTHING                       3
                           RUSTINGTON              4                                 TARRING                           7


 Schofield Winners 2019

Winners Foxwood receive their trophies from League Secretary Jim Gray


Schofield Rns-Up 2019

Runners Up  Arun receive their consolation prizes from Jim Gray



Champion of Champions




Non-League Competitions


The Arun Charity Cup Competition was played at the Littlehampton Wave Centre on Sunday 20th October in which 16 teams took part.  Some of the teams taking part do not play in the Worthing League. Norfolk Gardens and Arundel play in the West Sussex League and there were non-league teams from Meridan. Angmering and Mewsbrook.
All teams played 3 matches, each lasting 35 minutes a game, and at the end of the games the points were added up to see who had won and who were runners up. The winners were Arundel and the runners up were Mewsbrook B.  Both teams had won 3 matches out of 3, so it went down to shots for and against and Arundel were slightly the better of the two.
The Mayoress of Worthing, Helen Thorpe, witnessed the event and presented Arundel with the Arun Cup. and Mewsbrook B with their runners up trophies.
Event organiser Brian Miller presented the Mayoress with a cheque for £150.00 to be split between her charities "Care for Veterans - NSPCC. out project, Coastal West Sussex Mind or Family 
Everybody enjoyed the afternoon with some good bowling Meridian {who don't play in the league) had one of the highest scores of the afternoon winning one of their games 11 - 0 .
Tea and Refreshments and the Raffle ended the Afternoon.
Dave Norgrove
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The Mayoress presents the Cup to John Kinnard, the winning Captain.
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The winning Arundel team with the Cup and their medals

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The Mayoress presents the Mewsbrook B Captain with the runners up trophy


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 The Mayoress with the Mewsbrook B team and their cup and medals.