We welcome the return of Spoons to Fridays mornings. Many thanks to Ray and Sarah Baker for taking on the running of the Atkins Cup
From June 18 2021 after a break of 4 years, Spoons will be played at the start time of 10.00 am. Information about who played and how they fared along with top performances of the day are recorded on this page week by week.
'Spooners' compete over the season for the 'Atkins' trophy. Players must compete in at least 6 spoons matches over the season to be eligible for the trophy.
WEEK 1: Unfortunately the weather didn't agree with the start date we chose for Spoons. The threat of thunder and lightening meant that the only sensible decision was to wait until next week.
WEEK 2: Another wipe out due to heavy ran
WEEK 3: At last 14 Priory members played the first Spoons for 3 years or so. Top rink went to Linda Harwood, Derek Ridley, Trevor Puttick and Geoff Sheldon who won by 14-7
WEEK 4: With two sessions now played we have a leader at the top of the Atkins table. Well done to new bowler David Monk who currently has that honour.
WEEK 5: On the hottest bowling day of the year so far, 12 'Spooners' took to the green. Top rink today was Ron Neal, Trevor Puttick and Steve Allen who won 18-8. There is now a three way tie at the top of the Atkins League.
WEEK 6: Twentytwo Tarring players have so far made appearances on Friday mornings in the Spoons. At the top of the table there is now a 6 way tie. all 6 have won 2 games. Top performers today were Terry Urben, Linda Harwood and Judy Chambers who won by a 20-4 scoreline
WEEK 7: Storm Ewart along with others being involved in KO comps limited the Spooners to 3 today. Mike Belton took advantage to leapfrog to the top of the table.
WEEK 8: 6 on the green and wins for Ron Neal, Sarah Baker and Geoff Sheldon. Geoff now tops the Atkins league table
WEEK 9: Four Players have now played the minimum of 6 games to be considered for the Atkins Trophy
WEEK 10: 2 more players have now played enough games to be considered for the Atkins Trophy. The current leader is Mike Belton who leads on shot difference from Geoff Sheldon
DUE TO BAD WEATHER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SPOONS SERIES THE SEASON HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY 2 WEEKS TO ALLOW FOR A BETTER COMPETITION
WEEK 11: Mike Belton is still the leader - but he can be caught and overtaken in the last week of the competition!
WEEK 12: .... and after 12 weeks of Spoons
Our Spoons Champion is Mike Belton and the Runner Up is Steve Davis
Why on Earth is it called Spoons?
In its earliest form this type of competition was an open draw and the winning team were awarded a spoon for winning - daft but true