Winscombe Bowling Club have had a busy week with the men playing in two cup matches and two league fixtures whilst the Ladies played in two tough league games.

First up were Winscombe Originals in the first Division of the Over 55's League, who took on Ashcombe Knights at Home and maintained their unbeaten season to go top of the league with a 155-83 win.

The Originals won five rinks to one, with good wins coming from the teams skipped by Tom Ellis, Tony Watts, and Mike Adams, supported by wins on two of the remaining three rinks.

Winscombe’s new Pioneers team also played in the Over 55's League managed to win a close match by 10 shots at Mark Moor, 114-104, to gather a valuable 12 league points.

The best winning rinks were skipped by Dennis Barrington-Light, who won by 19 shots, and Jim Coleman’s rink who won with a seven-shot victory.

For their cup matches the men were competing in The Turnbull Cup at Wells and then the very important first leg of the two-leg derby match against local rivals Banwell in the Parrot Shield.

In the Turnbull Cup Winscombe had been drawn away at City of Wells and it was a tense battle with the Winscombe side winning by just two shots at and will meet Street at Home in the next round.

Winscombe were 15 shots down at one stage but comebacks from rinks led by Mike Adams, Mike Smart, and Mike Curtis meant that Geoff Combe did not have to deliver the final wood with the team already leading 63-61.

Then it was the first round of the two-leg battle for bragging rights and the Parrot Shield against nearest neighbours Banwell in a very important match for both clubs and with

Winscombe the current holders it was important to get off to a good start as it is the aggregate shot difference over the two legs that decides the winner. Winscombe suffered badly on two rinks but only lost by 6 shots which they will need to overcome at Banwell in the 2nd leg.

The Ladies had two tough matches in the North Somerset Triples League this week and came up just short against both Clevedon and Long Ashton.

They were also meant to play Castle Cary in the first round of the Fear Cup but Castle were unable to raise a team so Winscombe get a bye to the next round were they meet Yeovil at Home.