Petanque England Over 50's at Rayne Swan on Saturday 20th September


The Petanque England Over 50's Doubles took place at Rayne Swan on Saturday 20th September and several players from the ECR Region took part.

After the League games the ECR players were in the following positions.

5th - Simon Bird and Paul Lancaster.
10th - Mike Brown and Frank Britt.
13th - Kim Speed and Debi Speed.
19th - Geoff Cockwell and Michael Langford.
25th - Carolyn Acland & Karen Wade.
27th - Trevor Blows & Dave Bird.

Unfortunately our teams of Brown and Britt, Bird and Lancaster met in the semi finals where Bird and Lancaster won 13-7.
They went on to defeat Anglia's Mick Whymer & Serge Raja 13-9 in the final.

The only ECR team to register a win in the plate was Geoff Cockwell & Michael Langford who went all the way to the semi finals before losing out.

The Champion of Champions took place on the Sunday and after the League stages our teams of Ian Barnes & Chris Parr were in 3rd place and Debi Speed & Kim Speed were in 17th.

Barnes and Parr went on to reach the final where they unfortunately lost 13-9 to Clive de Silva & Phil Bradshaw - GWR.

Debi Speed and Kim Speed played superbly to reach the final of the plate before losing out to Paul Webb & Robert Boothman - Thames Valley.

Well done to all the ECR players who took part.