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Kent League Sat 18 Jan

Angels travel to Swanley to play their match against Whiteoak. The host team are strong at home so Angels will need to get off to a good start and try to control the game. 

Angels started off confidently, and at half way the shot score was Angels 60, Whiteoak 50, with Angels leading on 4 rinks. As the match progressed, Angels kept their discipline to ensure they keep momentum until the finish. So after 21 ends Angels completed the match with a victory.

Rink 2 skipped by Malcolm Yates won 19 – 12. Well done Malcolm, good afternoon’s work.

Rink 3 skipped by Brian Chalklin won 25 – 13, our second highest winning rink. A very good result.

Rink 4 skipped by Trevor Russell lost 15 – 23 .Well done for keeping the loss to a minimum. Congratulations to J. Miller, opposing skip.

Rink 5 skipped by Brian Simmons, won 26 – 13. That was our highest winning rink, so well done to John Overton, Trevor Minter, Trevor London and Brian, a very worthy win.

Rink 6 skipped by Dave Hayward, was winning up to the 12th end 11 – 10, then it seemed to go pear shaped, and Dave had a difficult task to keep their loss to a minimum. At the end  you have to give credit to the opposing skip Trevor Glen who won 24 – 13.

Rink 7 skipped by Tony Morez had a difficult game against opposing skip R. Stother and made for a very good match throughout  the 21 ends, with Angels just managing to win 20 – 18. Excellent result for every one who played on that rink.

So in conclusion Angels after 21 ends win with a 118 shot score, Whiteoak 103; Angels finishing with 8 points, Whiteoak finishing with 2 points. A fantastic afternoon’s work by the Angels on all 6 rinks.

That was a very difficult game to play, but we need to get results like this to maintain the pressure on the teams above us, namely Stonelodge and Deangate. Our next game is home to Swale on Sunday 26th January . That will also prove to be an interesting game. But we Angels will do our utmost to secure another victory. I would like to thank everybody who participated in Saturday’s game against  Whiteoak. It was fully appreciated and without your help we won’t achieve good results. So we have to keep momentum going and ensure we have 6 rinks and a great chance of winning. 

Best wishes to you all.

Peter Allan

Acting Captain

Kent League  11.1.2020

Today Angles play host to Mote Park, a very strong side currently 2nd in the league. Angles are 4th in the league after some recent losses. The match will be very competitive and tough for both sides and this proved to be the case.

Angels started well and at the halfway stage were leading on 4 rinks, Mote Park on 2 rinks; shot score Angels 54, Mote Park 42.

As the match continued Angels increased the shot score by 25 overall. But as the match progressed to 19 ends Mote Park fought back; Angels score 100, Mote Park 98, just a 2 shot difference with 2 rinks still in play. However Angels managed to defend their lead. After 21 ends...

Rink 1 skipped by M. Yates lost 13- 22 but did very well to keep the difference to a minimum.

Rink 2 skipped but B. Simmons won 20 – 13. Well done to Brian and his team.

Rink 3 skipped by B. Chalklin won 23 -15 . Good result and well played.

Rink 4 was our rink machine skipped by T. Morez lost 10 – 24. I think they need servicing. Opposing skip A. Hayward - many congratulations as your team played so well.

Rink 5 skipped by P. Gent won 23 – 15 and were our highest winning rink winning 13 of the 21 ends. Well done. D. Taylerson, P. Byne, G. McIlravey and P. Gent, your win was never in doubt.

Rink 6 skipped by T. Prince was also a close game winning 20 - 12. It could have been a different story but for some excellent bowling from T. Prince to ensure the win.

In conclusion Angels won on 4 rinks, Mote Part 2 rinks. The overall shot score Angels 109, More Park 101. After 126 ends there was a difference of 8 shots which demonstrates how even the 2 teams were. 8 points to Angels, 2 points to Mote Park.

I would like to thank everyone for their participation. Without their help we could not achieve these results. 

Many thanks

Acting Captain Peter

Saturday 11th Jan Angels travel to play league leaders Deangate.

Angels started slowly and after 10 ends were leading on 2 rinks, Deangate on 4 rinks and shot score Angels 42, Deangate 66.  
As much as Angels tried, they could fayre no better in the second half and this is demonstrated by the results:

Rink 1 skipped by M. Bates lost by 18 shots

Rink 2 skipped by J. Parker lost by 2 shots - very good effort from everybody.

Rink 3 skipped by B. Simmons won by 9 shots - our only winning rink. Well done J. Overton, T. Minter, T. London and B. Simmons. Many congratulations to everyone.

Rink 4 skipped by T. Morez  lost by 1 shot, unlucky but well played.

Rink 5 skipped by M. Yates lost by 20 shots, unfortunate but the result is somewhat exaggerated.

Rink 6 skipped by B. Chalklin lost by 16 shots. Scores were level after 12 ends but it seems that Angel hit a brick wall and Deangate took advantage.

So in conclusion Deangate won on 5 rinks to Angels 1 rink. The overall shot score: Deangate 139 – Angles 91. Well done to Deangate 9pts, Angels 1 pt.

Deangate is a very difficult place to get a result, so we are grateful for any points earned. Angels were so close to winning on 3 rinks, but it is what it is.

I appreciate all those who played to help fulfill another fixture.

Maybe we shall reverse the score when Deangate plays us at home on Sunday 15th March.

Best Wishes

Acting Captain Peter

Kent League  5.1.2020

Sunday 5th January 2020 Angels play their first game of the new year... currently in second position of the Kent League, against Oyster who are second from bottom. So this game should have been straight forward! 

Angels got off to a very slow start, which is unusual, and Oyster got off to a very quick start and seemed to be dictating the game. 

At the half way stage Angels were losing on 4 rinks and the shot score was Angels 38, Oyster 53. In the second half Angels did pick up and started to bowl well. After 16 ends there was only a difference of 4 shots between Oyster and Angels. But then ... calamity seemed to hit. After 21 ends Oyster finally won on 4 rinks and Angels on 2 rinks with an overall shot score after 21 ends of Oyster 136 - Angels 101.

Malcolm Yates unfortunately drew the short straw where he was playing against 3 Denny players. Oyster won 36 – 9. 

Mike Bates, playing on rink 1, the captain’s rink, put up a good fight. After 16 ends Oyster 10 - Angels 8. But then disaster struck and after 21 ends it finished Oyster 30 - Angels 10. 

Tony Morez was doing very very well but his rink also seemed to hit a stumbling block. After 21 ends Oyster 20 - Angels 19.

Ray Eccelstone, skipping on rink 6 put up a very valiant fight, and almost got a victory, but finally went down Oyster 18 - Angels 16. 

Gary McIlravey skipping on rink 2 was more successful and was our highest winning rink. With Alan Cole leading, Jonathan Gage at 2 and Neil Ramage at 3 they won with a score Angels 27 - Oyster 14. Congratulations. 

The final rink was skipped by Jim Parker and was another successful rink. Angels 20, Oyster 18. 

So finally Oyster 8 points, Angels 2 points.

Angels now have to pick themselves up and dust themselves down as the next match is away against Deangate, who top the League. We hope to be successful against them.

I would  like to say thank you to all who put their names forward and you all did your best, but it wasn’t our day today. So let’s look forward to better things.

Peter Allan

Acting Captain

Kent League  8.12.19

League leaders Angels travelled to Stone Lodge minus 22 players who are either on holiday or have other arrangements for that weekend. Nevertheless, we still managed to field 6 rinks with the help of B. Bowlby and D. Corbett. A very big thank you to you both.

It was always going to be a difficult game for us and so it proved to be. At the half way stage Stone Lodge had 65 shots to Angels 34 shots and we were losing on all rinks. As the game progressed we were still struggling and by the end, at 21 ends, Stone Lodge had amassed 139 shots to Angels 81 shots. Well done to Stone Lodge.

We did win on one rink skipped by T. Prince. Winning 15 – 11. Many congrats to each and everyone: T. Jewell, M. Sellen, N. Ramage and T. Prince. That was our shining light of the afternoon.
Stone Lodge won on the other 5 rinks giving Stone Lodge 9 points, Angels 1 point.
I would like to say a big thank you to you all because without you we would not fulfil our fixtures. Now it is time to rest and spend valuable time with family and friends so I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and prepare ourselves for the New Year and try and complete the job we started. 

Best wishes

Acting Captain Peter


Sunday Dec 1 and Angels conclude their home league fixtures for this year and strive to finish on a winning note. The visitors – Sevenoaks – can only bring 5 rinks. This is the third consecutive game where opponents can only manage 5 rinks. Again Angels receive 1 pt + 10 shots before a bowl is bowled.

Angels began well taking a reasonable 66-33 lead to the halfway stage leading on 4 rinks. Both captain’s rink 5 and vice captain’s  rink 6 were struggling to get a result on their respective rinks. However the Angels were comfortable on the other rinks.

Rink 1, skipped by M. Yates, started proceedings winning 17 – 14, a close game. Opposing skip M. Adnett and his rink team put up a good fight. But Angles bowlers are made of sterner stuff these days.

Rink 3 skipped by B. Chalklin were far too strong for opposing skip B. George whose rink went down 34 – 4. This incidentally was our highest  winning rink, so many congrats to T. Jewell, P. Harling, T. Young and B. Chalklin.

Rink 4, our rink machine, were always in command. T. Morez’ skipping ensured a good result winning 32 – 7. Commiserations to opposing skip J. Pulley.

Rink 5, Captain’s rink, skipped by A. Philpott had a very difficult game and struggled throughout, but resolve wins in the end. Eventually they were victorious, winning 20 – 14. Opposing skip R. Russell must have been very disappointed.

Rink 6, skipped by D. Hayward, vice captain’s rink, were handing Sevenoaks the win on a plate. After 14 ends Angels were losing 6 – 16, then something changed. Angels began to concentrate and believe they can still get a result, so after 21 ends the result was turned upside down, winning 26 – 21. J. Biles must really feel frustrated so close and yet so far from winning.

The result Angels 139 shots, Sevenoaks 60 shots, 4 pts for win. Angels won on all rinks – a further 6 points. This means Angels 10 pts, Sevenoaks no points. A very good result should help our league position. With one game remaining this year against Stone Lodge, this will be another test of our mettle.

Acting Captain Peter

KENT  LEAGUE  30.11.19

Angels welcome Ashford for their Kent League match. Unfortunately Ashford can only bring 5 rinks which gives Angels one point + 10 shots start.

Angels started well but as the game progressed began to misfire and stutter before coming to a stop, allowing Ashford back into the game.

At the halfway stage (10 ends) Angels were leading 67 – 56, leading on 4 rinks, losing on 2 rinks. Angels really struggled on all rinks and was unable to show their smooth silky play that we have been accustomed to.

Rink 1 skipped by M. Yates finally  lost 14 – 22 to skip M. Rich. Well done to all on that rink to keep the score to a manageable level.

Rink 2 skipped by B. Simmons was like a stop – start situation but managed to fall over the line winning 19 – 18. Opposing skip K. Rich put up a good fight.

Rink 3 skipped R. Ecclestone showed a lot of spirit and determination but unfortunately lost 14 – 18 to skip B. Davis. Well done to Ashford.

Rink 4 skipped by T. Wheeler struggled to get any momentum so had to win ugly 20 – 16 beating G. Stanley in a close fought contest.

Rink 5, our rink machine skipped by T. Morez, had more success, eventually becoming our winning rink 24 – 14. Many congrats to B. Bowlby, K. Elliment, M. Bates and T. Morez beating R. Coker quite comfortably.

In conclusion Angles 101, Ashford 88, 4 pts to Angels for the win. Angels won on 3 rinks plus the rink conceded = 4 pts, Ashford winning on 2 rinks = 2 pts. Outcome Angels 8 pts, Ashford 2 pts.

Best wishes

Acting Captain Peter

KENT  LEAGUE  24.11.19

Angel today welcome Prince Arthur, who unfortunately could only bring 5 rinks. So before a bowl is bowled the opposition concede a rink which is 1 point for Angel + 10 shots. It was nevertheless important that Angels keep their focus throughout the match, and this  they managed to do.

At the halfway stage Angels scored 62 shots against Prince Arthur 32 shots, leading on 5 rinks to 1 rink. But shock horror our most successful rink to date,  skipped by T. Morez was struggling. 

However Angels maintained their dominance as the result on rink 1 skipped by M. Yates demonstrated, winning 21 – 11 on the captain’s rink against K. Farrell; good result, well done to you all. Rink 2 skipped by B. Simmons was too strong for opposing skip D. Abbott; a comfortable win 26 – 9; brilliant show, well done. Rink 3 skipped by B. Chalklin always had the upper hand, beating opposing skip M. Tipper 25 – 15; keep up the good work. Rink 4 skipped by T. Morez was the surprising result; our scoring rink machine lost 17 – 22 against skip K. Edwards; many congratulations to Prince Arthur. Rink 5 skipped by D. Hayward was the highest winning rink consisting of D. Taylorson, S. Craig, J. Broomfield and D. Hayward; well done to each and everyone of you, beating their skip D. Cook 27 – 10,

So the match result finished Angels winning 5 rinks, Prince Arthur 1 rink. The Overall shot score Angels 126 – Prince Arthur 67, 4 points for the win. Angels 9 points, Prince Arthur 1 pt.

I would like to thank every one of you for helping us to achieve a good result, and to keep our brilliant run of form intact. Next week we have a double header Ashford Saturday and Sevenoaks Sunday, so good luck.

Best wishes Peter Acting Captain

Men's Kent League Sunday Nov 17th

Angels fixture today was against Oyster from Whitstable. A team not to be taken lightly, so again Angels will have to be at their best. At 2 pm the match commences and the winner will be known when 21 ends have been completed. Angels, in their usual fashion, started very quickly to gain an early advantage, in fact after 10 ends halfway stage were leading on 5 rinks and shot score Angels 65 -Oyster 32.

Rink 1 skipped by M Yates were always in command and won 22 – 13. Opposing skip R Clee and his team put up a good fight to no avail. Rink 2 skipped by B Simmons had the strongest opposition skipped by A. Cornfoot. I applaud our players on rink 2 for competing so well. It was unfortunate that on the final end they dropped 4 shots. Angels 15 – Oyster 21. Well done Oyster.

Rink 3 skipped by B. Chalklin played very well. In fact the Angel rink was too strong for the opponents skipped by P. R. Gentle. Angels won 27 – 12. Well done to you all. Rink 4 skipped by T. Morez had the highest winning rink on the last 4 matches, again came up trumps winning 33 – 6. Congrats to A. Coles, K. Elliment, M. Bates and T. Morez.  Condolences to J. Day and his team.

Rink 5 was skipped by T. Prince and it was nice to see Terry playing in this match which was well supported by his rink members beating opposing skip I. Burton 29 – 12. Magnificent result, well done. Rink 6, the captain’s rink, skipped by A. Philpott; this was the first time we had captain and vice captain playing together on the same rink. Rink 6 proved to be too strong for the opposition skipped by captain B. Watson;  Angels won 29 -8. Well played everyone.

So in conclusion Angles won on 5 rinks = 5 points. Oyster won on one rink = 1 point. Overall shot score Angels 155 – Oyster 72,  a margin of 83 points. 4 points to Angels for the win. Overall result Angels 9 points, Oyster 1 point.

What can one say but keep up all this good work.

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Best wishes from Captain Adrian and Vice Peter


On Sunday Angels played host to Folkestone for their Kent League fixture. This was a difficult game for Angels as Folkestone currently top the league and it should be an interesting and close match.

So this proved to be on Rink 1 skipped by M. Yates, beating the opposing skip M. Trow just 21 – 18. Well done all, good result.

Rink 2 was skipped by B. Simmons and beating their opposing skip J. Hardie 19 – 14. A fantastic result and well done to each of you

Rink 3 was skipped by J. Parker and they were not so fortunate, but nevertheless put in a valiant performance, narrowly loosing on the last end 15 - 17. Well done to G. Poole the opposing skip.

Rink 4 skipped by T. Morez was our highest winning rink 30 – 8. Many congrats to A. Coles, K. Elliment and M. Bates who made up the rink. This was a well deserved win so keep up the good work. Our sympathy to opposing skip J. Berry.

Unfortunately rink 5, skipped by Captain A. Philpott, made a good start but could not maintain the pressure, and in the final ends lost 16 – 21 to D. Johnson. Well done to Folkestone.

Rink 6 fared no better. Skip G. McIlravey had a good game, but unfortunately the game was lost in the first half. However, Angels of today do not roll over but pick themselves up, dust themselves down, and through grit and determination claw their way back to reduce the deficit. In the end Rink 6 just lost 17 – 24 to opposing skip J. Cresswell. A deserved win to Folkestone. They bowled very well.

In conclusion both Angels and Folkestone won on 3 rinks – 3 pts each. On overall shot score Angels 118 – Folkestone 102. Well done everyone. 4 more pts to Angels, which means Angels 7 pts, Folkestone 3 pts. On behalf of Captain Adrian and Vice Peter we appreciate all who want to play for Angels and long may it continue. Our next opponents Oyster are another good team and another test for the Angles to overcome.

Best wishes to you all.


Today we played our first game at home this season to our local rivals The Royals from Tunbridge Wells. This was a compelling game of bowls and so it proved to be.

On rink 1 skipped by M. Yates the score was level 20-20 going in to the final end, but through our determination the Angels were holding 4 shots. That was sufficient to get us over the line 24-20. Well done to you all. Rink 2 was skipped by B. Simmons and was not an easy match, especially when the opposing skip was B. Crittle. It was a very competitive but fair game, and after 21 ends B.Simmons emerged with a smile from ear to ear, winning 19-16. Fantastic result, well done everybody. Rink 3. This is when Angels needed to win by bigger margins, and skip B. Chalklin and his team never disappointed. With superb bowling won 30-9. Well done everyone, and hard luck to R. Waters the opposing skip. Rink 4 was our highest winning rink, winning 42-4 consisting of A. Coles, G. Armour, M Bates and skipped by T. Morez. Many congrats to each and every one of you. And I suppose one could feel sympathy with the opposing skip G. Parsons because he probably didn’t know what hit him. Rink 5 skipped by A. Philpott was leading for most of the game. The opposing skip D. Easton as we approached the final furlong had other ideas and managed to sneak a result by 2 shots, 16-18. Well done The Royals. Rink 6 skipped by D. Hayward were unable to secure a win after controlling most of the game. But the 17th end Angels dropped 3 shots allowing The Royals, skipped by S. Dadswell, back into the game and giving them momentum to continue and win by 2 shots, 18-20. Well done to them, it was a competitive game but fair, played in the right spirit which can be said for all the rinks.

To conclude the result Angels won on 4 rinks = 4points. Royals won on 2 rinks= 2 points. The overall shot score Angels 149, Royals 88, 4 more points to Angels making the overall score Angels 8 points, Royals 2 points.

On behalf of Captain Adrian and Vice Peter would like to thank everybody including the reserves for submitting your names for selection. Our next game 10th November at home to Folkestone will test Angels’ resolve, but we are confident that we can achieve another good result.


Best wishes Vice Peter


MENS KENT LEAGUE Saturday 26.10.19

On Saturday 26th October Angels travelled to Sittingbourne for their Kent League fixture against Swale, hoping to continue their good form after beating Thanet away the previous week.

Angels started well and at the halfway stage 10 ends were leading on 4 rinks and 21 shot, overall advantage 45 – 66. The surface was very spongy after a new underlay was fitted during mid week, but the carpet had not yet been stretched. This meant the bowls were travelling a yard slower. However, as the game progressed, Angels appear to have come to terms with this better than the hosts, winning on 4 rinks and losing on 2 rinks. Well done to everyone who participated. The overall score was Swale 91 – Angels 131. We were clear winners by 40 shots and 4 points for the win.

We had a top winning rink consisting of A. Coles, J. Gage, M. Bates and skipped by T. Morez. Many congratulations and we applaud you all. Well done.

The final result was Swale 2 points, Angles 8 points. On behalf of Captain Adrian and myself I would like to thank everyone for your contributions to achieve this result. Next week we play our local rivals The Royals at home.

Vice Peter

MENS KENT LEAGUE Sunday 20.10.19


We travelled to Cliftonville to play our Kent league match against Thanet.

We the Angels started very well and at the halfway stage were leading on 4 rinks and shot score, Thanet 40 – Angels 48. Angels continued to force the proceedings and opened the gap on shot score.

We had a top winning rink which comprised of P. Colyer, N. Platt, K. Smith and skipped by M. Yates. Many congratulations to each and everyone of you. In conclusion to the match Angels can stand up and be proud of yourselves. Your determination is reflected in the result Thanet 2 pts, 82 ¼ shot score – Angel 8 pts, 117 shot score, winning on 4 rinks = 4 pts for overall shot score.

So on behalf of Captain Adrian and Vice Captain Peter we would like to thank you for competing.

Vice Peter

Kent League 12.10.19 v Folkestone

Welcome to all Angel Indoor Bowlers for another fun filled year of bowling. This year the barriers have been set high after our wonderful achievements last season. But we Angels are more determined and stronger than ever, and I am sure we will have another amazing season. We kicked off the season with out first match away to Folkestone on Saturday 12th October. The match for the most part was very evenly poised. Angels won on 3 rinks, which is no mean achievement. We won 3 points.

We had a top winning rink. Many congratulations to M Ward, T Minter, T London and skip B Simmons. It was also very nice to see Colin bowling again. We hope that he continues to get stronger. We are with you all the way. Well done to Folkestone, who received 7 points. Folkestone had the highest overall shot score 122 – Angels 97. This is an improvement on previous years. 

Captain Adrian appreciates all your efforts. Next week we are away to Thanet. If you are available for selection please submit your names on the match fixture sheet. 

All best wishes

Vice Peter


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