Weston and District Skittles League defeated the Wrington Vale League by 54 pins in the first of the two-leg event.

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THE first match between the Weston & District Skittles League and the Wrington Vale League took place at the Blagdon Club.

The Weston team enjoyed an excellent game, running out winners by 54 pins.

On the first hand down, Clint Harding of Wrington had a 15 spare and went on to hit 48 and was the top scorer for Wrington as they enjoyed a five pin lead.

This was the only time they were in front as the District won every hand down in the first set on the fifth hand. Captain Tim Urch hit a 13 spare and on the last hand Wayne Hind hit a 15 spare.

In the second set, Darren Johnston put his first ball through and with the second he had a flopper and went on to hit a 15 spare, finishing with 50 for the District as they ended 14 pins up in the set.

Going into the third and final set, Weston had a 30 pin advantage with Steve Barker hitting a 11 spare on the first hand, Weston pulled another five pins. On the second hand, Wrington pulled back two pins, but on the third hand both Martin Taylor and Graham Wilcox hit 15 spares.

Taylor finished with 52 and top dog, with Wilcox hitting 51. Special mention to the Weston side who did not have a player under the age of 40. Thanks to the Blagdon Club for an enjoyable evening. The return game is at the Lamb Inn, Worle, on February 25.

Wrington Vale 503 (C Harding 48), Weston & District 557 (M Taylor 52).

WESTON & District Skittle League Hospital Cup – Division 1: Unionist A (P Dean 50) 373, Fraser Lads (J Francis 48) 388; Nomads (K Dyer 41) 356, Worle Club (Andy Russ 54) 467; Flintstones (S Robinson 35) 291, WM Racketeers B (P Steer, W Main 53) 382; Rascals (P Porter 45) 352, Homefield Rangers (Phil Hucker 38) 272.

Division 2: Regent Sports (C Richards 47) 319, Worle Century Club (D Greening 46) 424; Coach House B (D Talbot 38) 271, Anchors (P Lippett 46) 292; Nellys Heroes (D Fairhurst 35) 222, Churchill Club (T Sleight 44) 271; Langford Rovers (T Romeo 55) 329, White Hart Harriers (D Edwards 38) 320.

Division 3: Crusaders (B Young 34) 250, Ginger Mingers (S Thompson 45) 305; Lord Nelson A (C Parsons 38) 257, Uphill Steamers (T Young 29) 200; Peckers (R Turner 41) 339, Admirals (T Jarvis 44) 335; Hillbillies (K Blythe 37) 324, Boro Arms B (P Bentley, M Millman 43) 354.

Division 4: Beer Masters (S Hodgins 33) 279, Social Club B (R Meader 31) 246; Weston Legionaires (T Wrixon 36) 300, White Hart Humbles (R Savage 38) 294; Regency Alleyblasters (R Wilkinson, M Parfitt 36) 308, Earlybirds (J Lynch 30) 260; Survivors (James Liddington 35) 200, Bleadon Racers (T Petit 25) 197.

WESTON Central Skittles League Division 1: Alleycats 557 (P Sugg 59) 10, Wurzels 555 (N Blake jnr 64) 4; Century B 491 (R Strick 49) 4, St Johns B 524 (G Wilcox 56) 10; Bizzy Bs 473 (N Millett 44) 10, Belvedere 468 (G Smith 48) 4; Rollers 497 (P Eastman 60) 2, Renegades 529 (C Loud 54) 12; Fubars 474 (R Austin 52) 10, Ere for the Beer 465 (R Farmer 51) 4; Walnut B 546 (P and N Middle 55) 10, Poachers 528 (B O’Shea 53) 4; Sweeney 487 (A Stevens 52) 0, Wanderers 542 (D Johnson 58) 14.

Division 2: Gatecrashers 479 (M Thompson 48) 10, Breakaways 475 (P Bruton 51) 4; Cannonballs 475 (T Taylor 47) 2, Wookurs 481 (D Sirmon 45) 12; Reptiles 482 (P Stacey 49) 12, Century A 446 (C Hewitt 45) 2; Depoteers 502 (B Gregory 58) 4, Choppers 516 (P Dean 66) 10; WAFC 449 (S Mason 49) 2, Hornets 470 (C Watson 46) 12; Box Tops 530 (N Davies 62) 11, Persuaders 478 (C Ham 53) 3; Conservative B 453 (C Palmer 43) 2, Falcons 471 (C Jones 48) 12.

Division 3: Tornadoes 497 (P Double 61) 14, Nutters 457 (S Hornet 41) 0; Electric Sports 452 (J West 44) 4, Atoms 472 (K Mulraney 51) 10; Balmoral Steamers 531 (C Murrey 62) 10, Elvers 478 (G James 45) 4; REA 399 (J Disney 42) 2, Nalgo 429 (L George 40) 12; Rejects 465 (S Bailey 45) 1, Dambusters 492 (C Sandford 47) 13; Double Six 455 (M Short 46) 12, Constiballs 229 (P Vowles 44) 2.

WESTON and District Ladies Skittles League Division 1: Electrodes 452 (S Edwards 45) 6, Wreckateers 456 (A Toogood, K Dean, A Nipper 43) 8; Jays 449 (K Trego, S Sperring 44) 12, Triards 421 (J Goodare, S Fraser 45) 2; Moonlighters 400 (V Humberstone 40) 2, Drifters 413 (M Williams 43) 12; New Pennies 398 (K Holbrook 41) 12, WM Starlights 361 (S Richardson 47) 2; Streakers 483 (P Clark 62) 2, Wooden Tops 491 (S Crowley 57) 12; Weston AFC Ladies 464 (J Thorne 45) 12, Charlies Angels 426 (R Duffy 52) 2.

Division 2: Concordias 371 (T Blackhurst 39) 2, Worle Sports 393 (V Truman 39) 12; Dolly Mixtures 455 (A Crew 42) 4, Avengers 457 (S Attwell 44) 10; Nalgo Ladies 432 (C Sparks 43) 12, Pin Ups 422 (B Wagner 47) 2; Social Rockers 405 (K Leech 43) 14, Hazbinz 357 (D Dicker 39) 0; Winscombe Sports 393 (P Gillard 41) 12, Whirlybirds 360 (L Oldfield 38) 2.

Division 3: Baker Street Ladies 412 (T Munden, M Bennett 41) 12, Weston Wanderers 393 (L Phillips 47) 2; Major Disasters 361 (C Raines, S Stephen 39) 2, Rollers 411 (P Jones 46) 12; Strugglers 362 (K Morgan 40) 4, Social Rebels 374 (M Woods 40) 10; Weaker Links 452 (T Leigh 48) 12, Hart Breakers 399 (S Say 40) 2; Worle Century Ladies 354 (Clare Millett 41) 10, Utta Kaos 343 (M Gallier 40).

Division 4: Brave Harts 437 (K Howkins 47) 10, Nutty Ladies 435 (J Bobadilla 45) 4; Congresbury Ladies 412 (C Wear 43) 12, Alley Katz 404 (L Sweet 43) 2; Improvers 398 (B Bignell 42) 11, Highway Belles 364 (R Joyce 37) 3; Victoria Belles 399 (J Temlett 50) 2, Owls 431 (J Robinson 45) 12; Weston Wags 406 (J Hebden 37) 11, Socialites 399 (M Kingston 42) 3.

Ushers Cup round 3: Pin Ups 431 (M Ackland 44), Breakaways 399 (A Smith, D Croker 44); New Pennies 421 (S Collard 46), Victoria Belles 352 (A Punter 41); Weaker Links 416 (K Hayden 45), Dolly Mixtures 420 (T Symes 50); Moonlighters 439 (L Smith, V Humberstone 44), Worle Sports 447 (V Truman 44); Triards 454 (C Fryer, D Gibbs 44), Social Rockers 441 (K Leech 44); Social Rebels 432 (J Mannion 43), Drifters 445 (M Williams 47); Electrodes 432 (M Fitzgerald 45), Streakers 408 (V Cowie 43); Concordias 426 (E Gullick 41), Weston AFC Ladies 404 (A Harris 44).

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