IT was another mixed bag of results as Chawton Park bowlers moved into the second half of the season, but the bandwagon rolled on for Graham Robinson with wins in the national mixed pairs and fours.

Robinson and Sue Murray defeated Atherley pairing Jackie Farmer and Stuart Rowney 17-15 in a close match.

Then Robinson and Murray were joined by Brenda Plumpton and David Sims for a comfortable 23-12 win against Joe Ralph’s Riverside quartet in the fours. Robinson is still involved in a further six national competitions.

Margaret Holden and Adam White travelled to Banister Park, also in the mixed pairs, and convincingly beat Janet and Steve Whitehead 19-3 to avenge last year’s defeat.

Twelve-year-old Reece Graham made his debut in national competition, playing with stepdad Adam White in the family pairs. Up against the strong Peter Ward father-and-son combination, Reece played a level of bowls well above expectation against Peter Jnr, an established Hampshire bowler.

The Chawton pair held a four-shot lead going into the last end, only for it to evaporate. Chawton held game-shot on two extra ends, but both times were foiled by Peter Snr who, with his final bowl, drew to the jack in the ditch to seal a slightly fortunate win.

Reece Graham, Samuel Fyfield and Douglas Armstrong-Field travelled to Loddon Vale to take part in the English Bowls youth development scheme, comprising three short singles matches in the morning and a series of bowls-related skills in the afternoon. Reece finished fourth and Samuel seventh out of 26 competitors.

Mark Fyfield, Kate Fyfield, Alice Atwell and Dave Atwell slipped to a last-end 14-16 defeat against Steve Whitehead’s Banister Park rink in the national mixed fours.

Beryl Collier and Margaret Leppard lost to Banister Park’s Anita Knight and Lorraine Slater in the ladies’ county pairs.

Tomorrow (Friday), Adam White and Chris Wilkins compete in the Potters World Men’s Pairs Championships.

On Saturday, Chawton Park stage the Atherley Trophy quarter-final between Hampshire Ladies and Sussex Ladies. Chawton bowlers Beryl Collier, Margaret Leppard, Brenda Plumpton and Margaret Holden are in the Hampshire squad.

On the same day, Mark Fyfield lines up for Hampshire men against home side Kent in the Liberty Cup.