Victoria Bowling Club’s squads continued their imperious league form with all their teams gaining points from at least one of their fixtures this week.

Monday witnessed Victoria Ladies host North Petherton in the Wessex League and despite missing out on two rinks it was Victoria who won the match 57-48.

The victory was confirmed by Jones, Culpeck, Sage and Harrison who won by an excellent 29-13 margin.

Victoria Saxons travelled to Ashcombe Park to take on the Knights in a match that is traditionally hard fought.

The match was played in ideal conditions and ended with both teams winning three rinks; however, it was the Saxons who came out on top by 106-85 with Coumis, Robbins and Wheatley winning 21-5.

The Burgess, Carpenter and Fairhurst team also won well at 22-7 and finally Milliner, Campbell and Rockett’s 24-10 victory completed the hat trick of wins.

Wednesday saw The Vikings welcome Winscombe Pioneers.

Once again, the in-form Vikings produced a great win, winning four of six games and finishing 116-88 up.

The foundations were laid by the Pratt, Bryant and Williams trio who won 25-10.

The other winners were Smart, Cleeves, Hubbard who won 21-14, Johnson, Hollier and Kelly who achieved an identical score, and lastly Frost, Nicholls and Langridge who won 19-13.

The Saxons took on Mark Moor in the KO CUP on Friday and they claimed a comfortable 133-68 win.

Owen, Carpenter, and Milliner won by a 24-point margin, Bradley, Whyte, and Puddy won 31-12, and Newman, Rockett, Crawford finished 21-7 up to make up the best winning rinks.

The County League returned to the Quadrant with Victoria A looking to keep the momentum after last week’s great win at Bristol.

This time they had to take on Portishead RBL and the custodians led from pillar to post to claim a superb 68-49 win which elevated the team into third place in the table, a great position having just been promoted last season.

Davies along with Coumis, Owen and Bradley led the way winning by 29-10, and were ably backed up by the Nutt, Carpenter, Wheatley and Sloman quartet who won 25-16.

Davies and Sloman both bowled superbly in challenging conditions.

There is also a special mention from the club for Pete Sloman who has been selected to represent Somerset in the Middleton Cup this Saturday a marvellous achievement for a relatively new bowler.



27/6 - Victoria Ladies 52 Congresbury 53 (K Wilson, T Miles, F Payne, D Welfare 28-10)

29/6 - Victoria B 55 Clarence Park 70 (D Fairhurst, R Bromet, H Gibbs, M Milliner (19-15)

30/6 - Ilminster 4 Victoria 1 Top Club (S Davies, D Carpenter, A Bradley 14-13)