Season 5 – Daniel Bonfield’s Dunstable Divisional Drop in Singles

Week 9 of the drop in singles league… a low turnout this week.

Championship – Gary Waghorn started the season slowly, which is just as well otherwise he would be looking at promotion, but in recent weeks Gazza’s been on fire. Gary put together his most consistent set of the league with games 213,217,223,206 for a 860 to win both high game and high series pots. He was only denied the perfect 60points as Jason Gowland pipped him in the first game with a 215.

Overall – Gerry Wrathall had the week off, but still leads by 2 points from the rampaging Garry, then there’s a tie for 3rd place with Richard Parker and Rob Yandell both 7points off the lead. Going to be a really interesting last week.

Premiership – Matt Trotter put together a fantastic block with games of 243,248,236,248 for a 975 giving him the high series pot and 52 points which saw him leap frog Alan Keddie into the lead in the league standings. High game went to the amazing young talent of Dan Basher Bonfield who opened up his block with a 269 game.

Overall – Trotter now leads Keddie by 3pts. These two are way in front of Jordan Hart who moved into 3rd but is 40pts of top spot.

You can catch up on the action via my twitch channel

Come along to the final week of the league next week and get a feel for how it works in preparation for the new season which will start the week after next… we finish one season and we go straight into the next one.

Week 8 of Season 4 – a great turn out tonight with 24 bowlers and we welcomed a new bowler Corrine (coz) Couch, and also dropping in were BigMac Macpherson, and Duchess of Bucks Bowling Karen Parslow.

Tonight we played on the Kegel Mercury Pattern – quite a bit tougher then the usual “House shot”

Championship – High game pot was won by Gerry Wrathall, who is having a great season. Gerry shot a final game of 232 to win himself £12. High Series was won by Gary Waghorn who is bowling well at the moment. Gary had a 755 set and won himself £12. There were only 2 bowlers in the championship who managed to break 700, Gary obviously and the other was Rob Yandell who shot a 720.

Overall… Evergreen Gerry still leads the league with a 10pt lead over Anna Yang in 2nd and Richard Parker in 3rd.

Premiership – The scoring pace was well down in the prem as well. High game went to Lee Bradley who finished his great block with a 246. Bradders with a 917, clean swept the pots got 56 points and was 114pins ahead of his nearest rival, which was Alan Keddie who shot a 803. These were the only 2 bowlers who shot over. Not even MATT TROTTER managed to shot a 800 set – Matt with a 794 ! – the lowest set he has ever shot in his life.

Overall. Alan Keddie leads by 5 points from Matt Trotter and even though he had a week off Paul Loberman holds on to 3rd.

You can catch up on the bowling action via my Twitch

Week 9 next week – everyone is welcome to come and try and the league out. You bowl as little or as often as you like. We bowl every Monday with registration at 7.30 and we bowl at 8pm.

Week 7 of season 5

Championship – Garry Waghorn boom straight out with  245 game won him the pot. And he completed the clean sweep of the pots with a 785 set. But because the way the league works, even though Gary had both the high game and high series he finished 5th on points, as his good games were followed up by low point scoring games. Gerry Wrathall was top scorer and that put him back at the top of the league, with Anna Yang 10 pts off Gerry in 2nd and James Bignall getting his 6th week in leaped up to 3rd.

Premiership – some real good scoring tonight. Richie Beck top point scorer on 968,but taking high series pot was Alan Keddie with a 976, and Matt Trotter won another pot with a 269 for a 933 set – I think that’s 6 weeks in a row that Matt’s won a pot now.

Overall – Alan Keddie now leads the league by 2pts from Matt Trotter then a long way back is Paul Loberman in 3rd.

We’re now in the last 3 weeks of the league and the occasional bowler who drops in for a bowl really makes a difference to the league standings as they steal points from the top bowlers – so if you fancy a bit of league bowling then come along next Monday and have a chuck.

The stream is BACK – I’ve created a new twitch account and you can watch all the “high end” or should that be “rear end” action from this weeks round here

June King of the Hill on 19th – we currently have 1 space remaining in this tournament if you want to grab it then enter here.

Week 6 of season 5 – newbie bowler this week as Matt Nash came and had a bowl and Richie Beck also dropped in to have a chuck.

Championship – Gary Waghorn escaped from his scoring hut for the evening and shot a 214 game, and that was tied for the high game pot with James Bignall. Peter Fyles put together a consistent set of 204,194,201,193 for a 792 to win the high series pot.

Overall – with the previous league leaders having a week off, it mean that the ladies took over… Anna Yang jumps up to lead the league with Sal Spence in 2nd.

Premiership – a high scoring night with 4 bowlers all shooting a 900 series. High game pot… a 279 from Matt Trotter won him the pot… I think that’s the 5th consecutive week that Trotter’s won a pot ! Jo green looked to have won the high series pot with her highest ever 4 game block of 911 – a brilliant performance. I was about to give her the cash, but Alan Keddie was deadly and silent and stealthily stole the money with a 920 set. Others over 900+ sets Richie Beck with a 907 and Basher with a 900.

Overall – Trotter with a league average of 220 leads by 6 points from Keddie, with Paul Loberman in 3rd.

No streaming this week ! – I’ve been blooming banned from TWITCH ! fuming… turbo livid. I blame Taylor and her stupid video she made rating her bloody “fidget” toys.

June 19th is the 2nd King of the Hill – challenger Series at Dunstable. Entry is open and at time of writing we have 8 spaces left.

Week 5 of season 5 of the drop in Singles league – We had a new bowler, and when I say new … I mean totally new, as in a proper league virgin – welcome Luke Fowler. This is the what we like to see, introducing people to league bowling. Also Tom Langley came and bowled for the first time. And James Winter was in town and came and had a bowl.

Championship – James Bignall started strongly with a 218 as did Pete Fyles with a 213, but it was James Winter who took the high game pot with a 241 game… he said afterwards that freefall pins are the future !. High series pot went to Jason Gowland who put together his best 4 game block for a 786 set, and that’s after missing the last couple of weeks with a back injury.

Overall the leader is still the spring chicken Gerry Wrathall on 225pts with Richard Parker in 2nd on 222pts.

Premiership – Big man Russ Snipper banged in a 259 in game 2 and that won Snips the high game pot. But the Trotter Machine just keeps going, he is some sort of very boring bowling Terminator, he just keeps relentlessly hitting the pocket… it doesn’t matter what pattern you put down… he is just there every time… with either a strike or a 9 count.  Trotter won the high series pot was 894 set

Overall – Matt Trotter marches on leading on 222pts from Alan Keddie in 2nd on 211pts – these two are well clear of the pack with Paul Loberman in 3rd on 177pts. But from week 7 onwards bowlers start catching up on their missed weeks and others start dropping their lowest scoring weeks.

This is the perfect league if your just coming back to league bowling or want to start up  – as you can play as little or as often as you like. There’s no commitment to turning up every week.

As usual we stream the action on Monday Nights – and you can view last nights bowling here

Week 4 of Season 5 of the drop in singles league at Dunstable – We saw the return of the Creamers, Kev and the boy Harry. Kev had been away for nearly 5 months… he put his back out when he tried to pick up his wallet and then he got a very serious dose of the ‘rona. I know we now think of the ‘rona as a minor inconvenience, but it’s still dangerous and can really make some people quite ill, and unluckily for Kev he was one them. I considered putting Kev into the championship and then I watched his first ball, which he lashed down there smashing the pocket for 10 … and quickly re-rated him back the Prem.

 Also coming to have a bowl this week was Pete Fyles and Karen Parslow and Jon Langridge

Into the championship.

Karen Parslow started off really well with a 210 then a 217 in game 2, which won her the high game pot. But the doubles pace over 4 games is knackering and Kazza felt it and her scores fell away. Anna Yang a regular bowler in the league and the tournament scene is more used to the pace we bowl at and she put together a consistent 751 set and that won her the high series pot. Top point scorer on the night was the ever green Gerry Wrathall with 50 points. Gerry now leads the league by 1 point from Richard Parker in 2nd and Sal Spence in 3rd.


High game went to Matt Trotter with a 268 in game 3 and he shoot a 914 series, but the star performer was Mark Secker Bag who shot a 942 set – he threw a LOT of strikes, and he had to, because he couldn’t get close to a spare all evening. Secker shot games 212,246,246,238 which is some good shooting as he’s not long back after a serious eye operation and he a hand covered in new skin.

In the overall league standings – Matt trotter leads with Alan Keddie in 2nd and Paul Loberman 3rd – but the race for the title in the prem this season is going to be really interesting there’s a lot of good bowlers playing more regularly in the top division this time round.

If you want to catch up on all the action from last night, you can via my twitch channel – you don’t have to register to watch the stream. But you do register make sure you follow my channel.

Week 3 of the Drop in Singles league – and this week’s report will come with added “Rob Yandell” who was very upset that he didn’t get mentioned in last weeks report.

This week we played again on a similar pattern to the Senior Nationals, which Rob Yandell is bowling in.

Championship – a good first game by James Bignall 226 is usually good enough to win a pot, but Richard Parker shot a 235 in game 3 to take the high game pot. James did however win the high series pot – his first pot win ! James shot a 771 set over his 4 games. Rob Yandell didn’t win any pots !

Overall – Richard Parker leads the league at this early stage on 143pts, with James in 2nd on 137pts – but what about Rob Yandell ? – Rob is currently in 4th place.

Premiership – This week saw the return of BASHER ! who led the way in the high game pot with a 278, but bloody Matt Trotter went and had a 279 last game to “steal” the money and the food from my children’s mouths. And what made it worse was that last game also won Matt the high series pot with a 941 set. Elsewhere Alan Keddie shot a 909 and was top point scorer, and actually even though Matt shot the highest set he was only 3rd highest point scorer on the night, with Paul Loberman 2nd.

Overall – Matt Trotter leads the league, with Alan Keddie in 2nd and a tie for 3rd with Carl Buckley and Lobbers both on 111 points.  If you’re wondering why I’ve not mentioned Rob Yandell its because he’s not in the premiership !

Back to the house pattern next week… which most will be thankful for, coz as it stands there will be a mass exodus to the championship division next year.

Don’t forget I streamed last nights action – You don’t need to register to twitch to watch the video – but you if you could then follow me, that would be fantastic.

Here is the link to last nights action. – you can watch ROB YANDELL !

Week 2 of Season 5 – this week we didn’t play on the house pattern, instead we put down the Dunstable Version of the 42ft Crown Jewel pattern that’s being used in the upcoming Senior Nationals.

Championship – Richard Parker had his best ever night in the league shooting games of 181,194,216,215 for an 806 set, and that won him the high game and high series pots.

Overall – the evergreen, ever young Gerry Wrathall leads the league at this early stage, with Richard in 2nd and James Bignall in 3rd.

Premiership – Matt Trotter opened up with a 257 game, but Nick Kowalski went and shot a 266 in game 2 and that looked good for the pot… but then it happened… the world stopped spinning… and Lee Bradley went and threw 12 strikes in a row for his first 300 and the leagues 2nd – after being on 45 in the 5th frame in game 1 you would have never thought Bradders had a 300 in him, but up he went in the 12th frame shaking like a sh**ting dog with a bead of sweat running down his slap. He was a tiny bit inside of his target but it hit pocket for a strike. The high series pot went to Nick Kowalski with a 872 and the top point scorer on the night was Paul Loberman.

Overall – Roger Hurst is still top of the league, with last years Matt Trotter in 2nd and Carl Buckley in 3rd.

This week because I’m out with a sore back I set up the stream and recorded some you bowling… including Lee’s 300… you can watch the stream via Twitch, you don’t have to register to watch the stream.  – – there is some TOP TOP commentary on here.

Next week we will be playing again on this Senior Nationals Pattern… then the week after we will revert to the house pattern for a few weeks.

** There is no ladies scores separated out for week 2 as we only had 4… next time we get 5 or more ladies bowling I will filter out the scores and that will be your week 2 results **

Anyone can come and bowl in the league, even if its just for a one off practice. Registration is from 7.30 and we start bowling at 8.00pm.

Week 1 of a new season – season !

It seemed to be a tough week with the scoring down across both divisions – I did feed back to the Tech on duty that perhaps the machine might need looking at, making sure everything is working as it should.

Championships – The bowlers in this divisions seemed to struggle the most, with no bowler breaking a 700 series. Winning the high pot was Gerry Wrathall, whose had a few rough weeks on the lanes, but this week his 672 was good enough to win a pot. High game pot was just a 189 and that was shot by Sal Spence

Premiership – Its going to be a competitive league this year if we keep the numbers the same, because with 14 bowlers playing the prem this week points were hard earned. Again like the Championship the scoring was down , but down on the lanes 3 & 4 the bowlers weren’t affected. Out of nowhere Roger Hurst put together his best ever 4 game block in the league with games of 246,235,198,244 for a 923 and 50points and the high series pot. High game pot went to newly promoted Jordan Hart who on the same pair as roger shot a 277 for a 890 set.

Hi this year, as long as get 5 or more ladies each week I’ll do a separate ladies league.

New week is bank holiday Monday – but of course WE STILL BOWL… no let up we go again !

Lane Patterns for the next couple of weeks…