Herne Bay bowlers had mixed fortunes in the final stages of the County competitions. Shaun Woolford lost 21-14 in the quarter final of the singles. Dave Mason and Grant Allen lost by 3 shots in the pairs quarter final. Alfie Lewis, Shaun Woolford, Ian Robb and Paul Woolford were beaten in the 4’s quarter final. However, the 4 of Dave Mason, Scott Whiting, Joe Kelly and Grant Allen beat a team from Gravesend in the quarter final and Chatham in the semi-final to reach the County 4’s final to be played at Halls (Dartford) on Sunday 29th July.
Bay picked up 6 points in the Forest of Blean league win at Faversham.
In the Thanet league Bay were unable to pick up any points in the encounters with St Lawrence and Westbrook.
Faversham 93 Herne Bay 105 (Forest of Blean league) Terry Kelly, Bob Day, Brian Gisby 6 - 26 Dave Knight, Tony Bishop, Gordon Kent 12 - 16 Alfie Lewis, Bill Robb, Ian Robb 22 - 20 Len Brown, Paul Evans, Brian Dennis 24 - 8 Les Mason, Ray Chipperfield, Eddie Allen 17 - 13 Steve Brown, Mike Trotter, Jim Watson 24 - 10
Herne Bay 34 St Lawrence 109 (Thanet League) Dave Stuart, Russell Cooper, Colin Holder 6 - 32 Stan Miller, John Offer, Rod Stevens 4 - 29 Martin Maguire, Dave Brice, Stuart Emert 11 - 21 Steve Caruth, George Johnson, Danny Keleghar 13 - 27
Westbrook 85 Herne Bay 48(Thanet League) John Offer, John Phillips, Chris Adams 15 - 28 Steve Caruth, George Johnson, Stuart Emert 9 - 18 Dave Brice, Alan Day, Roy Chillingworth 9 - 19 Martin Maguire, Russell Cooper, Derek Hewett 15 - 20
Metropolitan Police 97 Herne Bay 88 (Mixed match) Sam Hardy, Diane Wiltshire, Linda Charlesworth 16 -12 John Grogan, Gill Baker, Lyn Phillips 13 - 20 Paul Reddock, Cath Watson, Jim Covill 15 - 20 J Saunders, Steve Caruth, John Offer 19 - 11 George Johnson, John Phillips, Marianne Offer 14 - 18 Pat Knight, Rod Stevens, Alan Day 11 - 16
Herne Bay 142 New Romney 95
John Grogan, Al Burt, Paul Reddock, Jim Covill 35 - 15 David Knight, Peter Caspally, Paul Evans, Bill Robb 20 - 14 Ted Milton, Andy Cattanach, Bob Baldwin, Steve Brown 18 - 21 John Holland, Rod Stevens, Ray Chipperfield, Brian Gisby 30 - 11 Len Brown, B Taylor, Paul Green Brian Dennis 21 - 15 Dave Stuart, Alan Jordan, Colin Hadlow, Jeff Graham 18 - 19
Herne Bay Ladies 66 New Romney Ladies 77 Pat Knight, Sheila Tibby, Pat Baldwin, Gill Baker 21 - 18 Sylvia Sweeting, Jean White, Sheila McDowell, Joyce Whitlock 17 - 14 Christine Stuart, Sue Grogan, Cath Watson, Diane Wiltshire 16 - 24 Jackie Caruth, Lorna Garnham, Lyn Phillips, Marianne Offer 12 - 21
Herne Bay 93 Folkestone 95 (Mixed match) Dave Brice, Stuart Emert, Diane Wiltshire 22 - 12 Cath Watson, Marianne Offer, Jim Watson 9 - 30 Steve Caruth, Colin Holder, Barbara Morris 15 - 11 Brenda Bridges, Eunice Holder, Jeff Graham 15 - 19 Ronnie Phillips, Tony Ackland, Peter Gibson 20 - 10 Jean White, Rod Stevens Bill Robb 12 - 13