Banwell retain the Parrott Shield despite losing second leg to Winscombe

PUBLISHED: 14:46 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:46 26 July 2017

Don Bailey bowling for St Andrews watched by Mike Adams from Winscombe.

Don Bailey bowling for St Andrews watched by Mike Adams from Winscombe.


Banwell retained the Parrott Shield despite losing the second leg against Winscombe in the annual two-leg competition.

George Webber bowling for St Andrews.George Webber bowling for St Andrews.

The Parrott Shield is an annual competition between Banwell and Winscombe bowls clubs and is played on a home and away basis.

The second match was won by Winscombe, but Banwell retain the shield as they had a better shot difference of 30.

Banwell 88, Winscombe 106: J Rickerty, P Wilfan, A Vickery, H Guckian 11-22; T Garfield, J Amos, M Laycock, B Taylor 12-25; H Woodards, A Cockayne, P Aldus, C Wilson 14-24; T Hyde, T Brice, M Davies, J Davies 29-18; C Coffin, D Mabbutt, K Burgess, D Johnston 22-17.

Banwell lost by seven shots to Victoria in the Somerset Premier League in a close game, with John Davies and his rink securing Banwell’s consolation two points.

Banwell A 50 (2), Victoria A 57 (10): T Hyde, H Woodards, M Davies and J Davies 21-13; T Burnett, J Evans, H Guckian and D Johnston 15-20; G Millard, P Aldus, C Wilson and B Taylor 14-24,

The B team were out-bowled by the Ashcombe A team, but Kim Burgess and his rink fought a gritty game to claim Banwell’s one and only point.

Banwell B 41 (1), Ashcombe A (11): A Cockayne, G Bean, J Amos, K Burgess 19-19; S White, T Brice, T Garfield, J Rickerty 14-19; D Mabbutt, G Sptittles, C Coffin, M Laycock 8-33.

St Andrews gave an outstanding team display to win by 24 shots at Winscombe in the Somerset county Wedmore Plate.

Blazing the trail to the quarter-finals were the rink skipped by Andrew Owens, who was outstanding. They raced into a 15-1 lead and won eventually by 16 shots.

Barrie Forse’s quartet had a much closer tussle, with the scores level after 14 of the 21 ends. From that point, they scored eight shots to their opponents’ one, finishing seven ahead.

Tony Steer’s four were 10-0 ahead after four ends and, apart from dropping a 16th end five, rarely allowed their opponents to get back in the game, winning by eight. Saints’ fourth rink, up against the redoubtable Mike Adams, finished with a four to lose by eight.

Saints are away to Clarence in the quarter-final on August 1.

Winscombe 57, St Andrews 81: K Uglow, J Keay, A McMillan, B Forse 18-11; B Reeves, G Webber, K Curtis, A Owens 26-10; G Sims, G Cooper, D Favis, D Bailey 15-23; M Simpson, G Wride, B May, T Steer 22-13.

Winscombe A gained an emphatic revenge for their Plate defeat, as they whitewashed a depleted St Andrews team in the Somerset County League.

With two of the home rinks always well in arrears, including Don Bailey’s, who had won 42-7 last time out, it was left to Adrian Cooper, Roger Brereton, Ken Curtis and skip Danny Favis to try to salvage a rink point.

Having been ahead then dropped nine shots in two ends, they trailed 10-15 at halfway. They battled well to regain the lead, fell behind again and levelled with one end to go. Winscombe scored the decisive shot to take all 12 points.

St Andrews 44 (0), Winscombe A 73 (12): M Goddard, J Keay, G Webber, D Bailey 9-26; A Cooper, R Brereton, K Curtis, D Favis 23-24; B McLeod, G Cooper, G Wride, B Forse 12-23.

Saints had another off-day at home to Ashcombe Crusaders in the Weston & District Over-60s League as they lost by 21 to a team who were in the relegation area.

The rinks were shared. The victory by Danny Favis’s triple had looked set to be more emphatic, at 24-10 after 14 ends, but they conceded a six and finished just five up.

Ever-reliable Brian May skipped his trio home by three, having been 12-0 up, while Barrie Forse edged a close battle by six shots. But the other three home rinks lost decisively.

St Andrews 94 (6), Ashcombe Crusaders 115 (14): M Goddard, T Ware, D Favis 24-19; B McLeod, G Wride, B May 17-14; R Brereton, K Curtis, T Steer 11-20; B Rogers, J Keay, B Reeves 13-23; G Sims, G Cooper, D Bailey 9-25; K Uglow, G Webber, B Forse 20-14.

St Andrews Seagulls’ hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the EIBA Fantastic Fives indoor competition were ended by group leaders Clarrie Doves, who beat them 6-2.

Ken Uglow kept up his fine singles record with a victory, but Saints lost the fours on the last wood, the triples by two shots and also the mixed pairs. The other team members on the day were Barrie and Judy Forse, George Webber and Sue Sinclair.

Some consolation for team captain Forse was that, standing in for the not-available Andrew Owens, he and Rebecca McMillan beat clubmate Imogen Cracknell and Jonny Kingston (Ilminster) 20-12 in the fourth round of the county mixed fours.

Ashcombe’s teams saw a week of league matches. In the Weston and District Over-60s, Ashcombe Crusaders were away to St Andrews, taking three of the six rinks and winning the match 115-94.

Their second match of the week, against Portishead RBL was abandoned after 12 ends due to heavy rain, with Crusaders holding three of the rinks, but down by seven shots overall, 61 to 68.

In the same league, Ashcombe’s Templars were drawn away against Wedmore. Despite some strong bowling and playing with a rink short, the Templars went down heavily, 62 to 111.

In the Somerset Bowls League, all three teams were away due to the club hosting the County Under-18’s. Ashcombe’s A team met Banwell B, finishing with an impressive 73-31 win, taking two of the three rinks and drawing the third.

Ashcombe’s B team travelled to Portishead to play Portishead A, while Ashcombe’s C team made the same journey to play Portishead RBL. Neither team had any success, going down 38 to 67 and 41 to 61 respectively.

Ashcombe Crusaders 115, St Andrews 94: D Wynne, G Fews, B Benstead 19-24; M Southwood, J Whitlow, J Creasey 14-17; F Bertram, A Freke, K Wheeler 20-11; G Kinsey, G Tottle, T Bass 23-13; W Kolasinski, S Hedges, J Main 25-9; G Sansam, A Little, T Cottrell 14-20.

Ashcombe Templars 62, Wedmore 111: G Pople, M Morley, N Coombes 15-19; G Tucker, R Smith, B Miles 9-23; D Underhay, B Underhay, L Cox 13-22; R Salt, D Cardy, M Butt 9-25; L Cornford, P March, M Parry 16-22.

Ashcombe Crusaders 61, Portishead RBL 68: M Southwood, J Whitlow, J Creasey 16-5; D Wynne, J Taylor, A Little 13-14; W Kolasinski, S Hedges, J Main 8-14; D Cooper, L Day, R Powell 14-13; F Bertram, A Freke, K Wheeler 3-14; G Kinsey, G Tottle, T Bass 12-8.

Ashcombe A 71, Banwell B 31: S Hedges, M West, J Whitlow, J Creasey 19-19; D Cooper, R Powell, K Powell, K Wheeler 19-14; W Kolasinski, T Cottrell, L Day, J Taylor 33-8.

Ashcombe B 38, Portishead A 67: N Coombes, M Paterson, E Roberts, D Wynne 12-15; F Bertram, G Mills, G Sansam, E Hopkins 18-19; G Pople, D Freestone, B Miles, J Main 8-33.

Ashcombe C 41, Portishead RBL 61: G Tucker, P March, M Butt, A Tucker 12-23; C Gerlach, C Harris, B Bishop, C Vardon 18-19; D Cardy, R Stokes, R Smith, D Barnes 11-19.

Victoria Saxons lost their 100 per cent record in the Weston & District Over-60s League against Winscombe, which saw them take the leadership of Division 1 by eight points, although the Saxons have a game in hand.

On a day when the conditions and luck deserted the Saxons, the only consolation was the two points earned by the triple led by Malcolm Campbell with Mike Manning and skip Ken Harvey.

However the Vikings played Mark Moor and recorded a third consecutive win to leapfrog a couple of teams in Division 2 to move to fourth in a closely-matched competition for the leadership.

The Vikings won three rinks with the decisive rink win of 14 shots by the triple of Alan Hollier, Graham Richards and skip Eric Sage turning the game in favour of the Saxons by two shots and earning 15 points.

In the County League, the A team won away at Banwell collecting a valuable 10 points. The B team enjoyed a comfortable 75-65 win and 10 points home to Chew Stoke A and the C team agonisingly lost their match at home to Congresbury B by just two shots.

Bristol Arrow were visitors for a four-rink friendly which could have not been more friendly with a drawn game, two rink wins each and four shots being the margin on each rink with Derek Jones and Dave Fairhurst skipping Victoria’s two winning rinks.

Worcester Brotherwood were also visitors for a friendly which weather wise was unkind with the game starting in drizzle, breaking for heavy rain and after an hour being abandoned due to a downpour which left more time in the clubhouse to enjoy some hospitality and ironically later enjoy some sunshine.

Victoria are delighted to report that Mike Cooper and Colin Gazzard beat John Davies and Darryl Johnson of Banwell by one shot in the area final of Bowls in England men’s over-55s pairs and will now compete in the national finals in Leamington.

Victoria Saxons 82 (2), Winscombe 103 (18): M Milliner, A Shattock, M Cooper 13-24; G Robbins, D Wheatley C Heal 11-21; R Bromet D Williams, M Stocker 14-23; B Pocock, D Sealey, A Yates 14-16; S Evans, J Newman, K Holland 9-11; M Campbell, M Manning, K Harvey 21-8.

Victoria Vikings 104 (15), Mark Moor 102 (5): A Waygood, J Turton, B Johnson 23-18; J Codrington, W Nicholls, G Hodge 19-11; G Robbins, M Manning, J Langridge 13-19; A Hollier, G Richards, E Sage 26-12; L Kelly C Chudley, D Jones 15-15; N Robbins, G Frost, B Saward 8-27.

Victoria 77, Bristol Arrow 77 (friendly): L Kelly, M Milliner, M Campbell, J Newman 17-21; W Nicholls, E Sage, G Richards, J Smart 16-20; R Bromet, C Chudley, B Pocock, D Jones 19-15; A Waygood, C Heal, A Shattock, D Fairhurst 25-21.

Winscombe men bowed out of the Wedmore Plate losing to a strong St Andrews side.

The match was played in horrendous conditions, but the green held up well. St Andrews dealt well with the conditions and deserved their 57-81 win.

Winscombe won the second leg of the Parrott Shield at Banwell winning on three rinks and by 18 shots. It was a night that threatened a storm, but despite the heavy showers it was Winscombe that stormed to an impressive win to restore some pride after losing the first leg at home.

This was not enough to overcome their poor showing at home and Banwell retain the shield for another year.

Winscombe 106, Banwell 88: G Lloyd, L Collier, K Whatling, M Adams 22-11; D Brown, R Knight, R Lowman, T Ellis 25-12; M Fletcher, M Nash, W Ainsworth, G Neville 24-14; R Lowis, R Weller, B Paul, M Dorrington 17-22; P John, M Newing, P Fredersdorff, R Lacy 18-29.

In the Weston and District Over-60’s League top of the table match against unbeaten Victoria Saxons, Winscombe, recovering from a soaking on the two previous days, enjoyed playing in the sunshine and beat the Vic on their green by five rinks out of six and collected 18 points to move ahead of them to top spot in the table. The Vic have a game in hand, but it is now all to play for.

Winscombe 103 (18), Victoria Saxons 82 (2): J Sprouting, K Whatling, M Adams 11-9; G Lloyd, L Collier, W Ainsworth 16-14; P John, G Coombe, R Birmingham 23-14; M Newing, M Nash, R Lowman 24-13; M Fletcher, G Neville, R Lacy 8-21; D Brown, B Paul, T Ellis 21-11.

The County League Division 1 North match was also against St Andrews, this time at the Bournville ground.

Winscombe shot into an unassailable lead on two rinks. but the third was closely contested. David Brown, Brian Paul, Wilf Ainsworth and Tom Ellis went into the last end all square on 23 shots each, but it was the front end with Wilf who delivered the killer blow, picking up two shots and leaving Tom Ellis with the last bowl in his hand.

Wedmore men have three teams in different divisions of the County League and in four recent outings only won one.

This was the A team at home to Nailsea A and the winning margin was 69 shots to 53 overall and 2-1 on rinks. Roger Hughes’ men led from start to finish for a 29-15 win that was never in doubt.

Dave Nicholls’ side took the lead for the second time on end nine and steadily grew that two shot lead to a solid 11, winning 24-13. On Eddie Payne’s rink the lead changed hands five times in six ends at the beginning, but when Nailsea scored a five the excitement was over and Wedmore lost 16-25.

Wedmore A 69, Nailsea A 53: T Brown, I Gallop, R Newell, R Hughes 29-15; D Collins, C Moss, R Barron, D Nicholls 24-13; A Birch, D Wederell, K Pettit, E Payne 16-25.

The Bs took on Ashcombe A at home and lost three nil on rinks and 48-66 on overall shots. Dennis Stansfield and his lads ran Ashcombe close, being just one shot behind at end 19, but the game slipped away 16-20.

Roy Thurkettle’s boys also had their moments, holding the lead at halfway and still level at end 16, but the opposition won four of the last five ends to win 15-22. Clive Panchaud’s group fought the good fight, only one shot in it at halfway, but they could not sustain that, losing 17-24.

Wedmore B 48, Ashcombe A 66: D Trow, T Counsell, D Barnett, D Stansfield 16-20; C Wheller, R Bull, P Moxey, R Thurkettle 15-22; V Matthews, J Runciman, T Walker, C Panchaud 17-24.

The C team received Ashcombe C and despite winning rinks 2-1 lost tantalisingly close on overall shots 57-58. Brendon Cottrell’s troops started slowly and caught their opponents by end 14, led at 16 and thanks to a six score romped home to 23-14.

Terry Simpson’s fellows clearly saw their game as a marathon, not a sprint and coming from an eight-shot deficit, their well-timed finishing surge put them in front on end 19 to finish a satisfying 21-16.

After leading for the first seven ends, Jim White’s crew were caught after 12 ends and after that Ashcombe proved too strong and won 13-28.

Wedmore C 57, Ashcombe C 58: T Shepherd, T Bullock, D Trow, B Cottrell 23-14; M Batchelor, D Skelton, P Tincknell, T Simpson 21-16; J Clark, T Collingwood, I Faulkner, J White 13-28.

In an earlier match, the C team met Chew Stoke B away, won two to one on rinks, but still could not clinch the victory with a nail-biting 54-56 shots overall.

Jim White’s bunch started well, then lost the lead on end nine, regained it following a timely burst on end 17, kept the lid on it to win 22-15. Brendon Cottrell and co cruised to a 13-point lead at end 10, but it was not so comfortable as Chew fought back to within two shots at end 18, but Wedmore closed it down with a 21-19 victory.

Terry Simpson’s quartet did not score until rink six and were never on terms as Chew ran out 11-22 winners.

Wedmore C 54, Chew Stoke B 56: J Clark, I Faulkner, P Smith, J White 22-15; B Back, T Bullock, T Shepherd, B Cottrell 21-19; M Batchelor, D Skelton, P Tincknell, T Simpson 11-22.

Clevedon Prom were the men’s opponents twice in three days in two different triples leagues. At home, Wedmore won 109-88 and 4-2 on rinks. Ron Barron’s pals led from start to finish, winning 13 of 18 ends, signing off with a second five score to triumph 29-6.

Clive Panchaud and friends also led from start to finish and won in an untroubled 19-13. In another lead from start to finish, Brian Aston’s lot did have a scare at end 13 as Clevedon drew level, but saw them off to win 18-14.

Ray Newell and supporters had a halfway hiccup as they lost the lead but immediately reclaimed it, scored a five which sustained them as they held on to win 17-15. Keith Pettit’s trio started well but lost the lead on end seven and when the other side scored 10 shots in four ends that put them beyond reach and culminated in a 15-21 loss. Eddie Payne’s rink were on the receiving end of a start to finish lead and went down 11-19.

Wedmore 109, Clevedon Prom 88: B Back, J Clark, R Barron 29-6; A Birch, J Runciman, C Panchaud 19-13; T Collingwood, I Gallop, B Aston 18-14; T Shepherd, M Green, R Newell 17-15; B Dearden, B Cottrell, K Pettit 15-21; V Matthews, I Faulkner, E Payne 11-19.

Next the men were in Clevedon and it was three all on rinks, but 81-87 overall. The key to Skipper Colin Moss’ game was, after a close chase, scoring eight shots in the last four ends to win 15-9.

Keith Pettit and hands started slowly, but were ahead by end 12 and stayed with it to record a 13-10 victory. Ron Barron’s side only won eight of 18 ends, but their scores were of higher value to come out on top 16-13.

David Wederell’s outfit were in a tight game and led for the first time at end 16, but two ends later it was 13-15. Eddie Payne’s troop opened their account on end seven, but were never really in contention, losing 14-20.

Ray Newell’s gents started well, but mostly trailed thereafter, until springing back to 10-12 on end 15, but were defeated by their adversaries hitting eight shots on the last three ends to lose 10-20.

Wedmore 81, Clevedon Promenade 87: T Collingwood , T Brown, C Moss 15-19; D Trow, R Thurkettle, K Pettit 13-10; I Faulkner, J Harris, R Barron 16-13; B Aston, C Panchaud, D Wederell 13-15; T Counsell, A Birch, E Payne 14-20; V Matthews, M Green, R Newell 10-20.

In the Weston & District Triples League, the men had a fine victory at home against the Ashcombe Templars, scooping the points pool with rinks five to nil and overall shots 111- 62.

Clive Panchaud’s band maintained a steady pressure on their opponents to triumph 25-9. Keith Pettit’s pack were in close combat until end 12 when a score of eight put paid to the other side’s hopes and Wedmore clocked up 23-9.

Brian Aston and mates lost the lead on end 15 and that could have been that, but for scoring 11 in the last three ends, including a six, leading to 22-13. A five score on end 14 brought Ron Barron and followers from behind, going on to win 22-16. The lead changed hands five times before Ray Newell’s crowd settled down to a 19-15 win.

Wedmore 111, Ashcombe Templars 62: V Matthews, J Runciman, C Panchaud 25-9; D Trow, T Counsell, K Pettit 23-9; C Wheller, D Collins, B Aston 22-13; T Collingwood R Thurkettle, R Barron 22-16; M Batchelor, I Gallop, R Newell 19-15.

In the Clevedon Triples League at home, the men put Nailsea to the sword with an overall score of 135 shots to 81, five to one on rinks.

Ron Barron’s platoon accelerated with a six score early on and were increasingly out of sight, winning 13 of 18 ends to celebrate a 26-7 victory. Dave Nicholls’ chaps went to the front at halfway and just kept scoring to arrive at a healthy 20-8.

Roger Hughes and side-kicks changed the lead six times before settling down to score 13 shots in five ends leading to a cheering 25-13 victory. Keith Pettit’s people started as they meant to go on by scoring seven on the first end and emerged clear winners on 26-16.

Colin Moss’ mob joined in the fun by keeping their noses in front for the last six ends to win 18-16. At one point, Eddie Payne’s folk were in front by nine shots, but that evaporated to 20-all going into the last and then 20-21 down.

Wedmore 135, Nailsea 81: C Wheller, T Brown, R Barron 26-7; J Runciman, I Gallop, D Nicholls 20-8; A Birch, R Newell, R Hughes 25-13; D Trow, C Panchaud, K Pettit 26-16; V Matthews, D Collins, C Moss 18-16; R Bull, R Thurkettle, E Payne 20-21.

The ladies pulled off a comprehensive victory away to Burnham, winning 57-38 overall and three rinks to nil.

Elaine Deverell and her ladies were unchallenged throughout the game and won 21-10. Pam Beard’s team just kept on scoring and fished with 17 shots to 13. Marie Trow’s women lost the lead a couple of times but buckled down to make it 19-15.

Wedmore Ladies 57, Burnham 38: A Hughes, C Pettit, E Deverell 21-10; B Disbrey, M Perry, P Beard 17-13; A Wilkinson, M Hordle, M Trow 19-15.

The ladies had a couple of narrow losses in the triples league. Away to Congresbury the result was 49 shots to 51 overall and one to two on rinks. Trish Newell’s threesome remorselessly won 13 of 18 ends to win 22-10.

Marie Trow’s lasses took the lead with the end in sight, but could not hang on to it and lost 17-20. Carole Pettit’s clan could not get going and so trailed in 10-21.

Wedmore Ladies 49, Congresbury 51: J Collins, P Jenkins, T Newell 22-10; B Disbrey, M Fisher, M Trow 17-20; B Clark, D Gallop, C Pettit 10-21.

Away to Nailsea, the outcome was 42 shots to 45, one to two on rinks. Pam Beard and buddies won 13 ends, racking up 21 shots with nine in reply. Marie Trow’s cast loss touch about halfway which became 11-18. Carole Pettit’s people were leading on end 13, but then had a dry spell to lose 12-18.

Wedmore Ladies 42, Nailsea 45: P Jenkins, A Birch, P Beard 21-9; B Disbrey, M Barron, M Trow 11-18; J Wheeler, J Hunt, C Pettit 12-18.

An away friendly at Yatton resulted in a 38-48 shots loss, with 1-2 on rinks. Trish Newell’s foursome strutted their stuff to win by a six-shot margin, but skippers Marie Trow and Marion Fisher could not hold back the tide on their rinks.

Beware tea breaks was the moral of the tale at an away mixed friendly to Paulton. Wedmore had been holding their own up to the break, but afterwards all fell apart to lose 66-96 shots overall and 0-4 on rinks. Skipper Clive Wheller was in a photo finish but messrs Panchaud, Green and Runciman less so.

Congratulations to two Congresbury ladies who have qualified for the national finals at Leamington. Ann King competes in the singles and together with Kate Herbison in the senior pairs competition.

Congresbury 90, Clevedon Prom 72 (Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League): M Kimmings, P Reay, M Wear, L Beck 22-7; G Wilcock, G Stenner, R Becker, C Shipway 17-18; D Manning, A Fisher, T Lewis, S Eastment 12-18; B Baker, R Anniuk, D Byett, R Birmingham 12-14; R Jones, M Hopkins, R Kirkham, B Herbison 27-15.

Congresbury 100, West Backwell 93 (C&D Over-60s League): D Folds, G Stenner, T Yearsley 9-21; M Hopkins, J Freemantle, M Kimmings 15-14; I Beveridge, I Morton, R Archer 21-15; R Stewart, M Huggett, T Lewis 21-12; R Jones, F Horton, R Kirkham 17-18; D Manning, R Anniuk, D Byett 17-13.

Congresbury 56, West Backwell 55 (National 4 Dimension): B Herbison 7-18; S Eastment 15-14; B Baker, D Byett, R Birmingham 13-14; G Wilcock, R Becker, M Wear, L Beck 21-9.

Congresbury 65, West Backwell 54 (County League): B Baker, T Lewis, D Byett, S Eastment 18-27; M Kimmings, T Yearsley, M Wear, L Beck 22-11; D Manning, G Stenner, R Becker, B Herbison 25-16.

Congresbury B 66, Victoria C 64 (County League): D Norman, I Beveridge, M Hopkins, R Archer 23-20; R Jones, D Gosling, R Anniuk, P Reay 14-26; R Stewart, A Lewis, J Freemantle, A Fisher 29-18.

Congresbury Ladies 51, Isle of Wedmore 53 (Mendip League): C Lewis, E Stenner, D Harrison 10-26; H Tranmer, W Manning, A Jones 21-10; J Byett, R Horton, K Herbison 20-17.

Congresbury Ladies 62, Bristol 46 (Fear Plate): C Wilcock, E Stenner, D Harrison, K Herbison 29-7; C Lewis, R Horton, P Baker, B Huggett 22-13; H Tranmer, W Manning, J Byett, A Jones 11-26.

Congresbury Ladies 56, Box 73 (Top Club competition): J Byett 21-12; C Wilcock, A Jones 13-14; E Stenner, D Harrison, K Herbison 12-20; C Lewis, R Horton, P Baker, B Huggett 10-27.

In the Southey Trophy, Ashcombe Ladies returned from North Petherton with a 3-1 victory.

This hard-fought match was a close affair with Ashcombe winning by two shots in the singles and one shot in the triples, giving a 2-0 lead.

North Petherton hit back with a three-shot victory in the pairs. The deciding rink of resulted in a 12-shot victory for Ashcombe, giving them the overall win.

Scores - singles: A Goacher 21-19; pairs: J Sansam, N Counsell 14-17; triples: M Main, J Wilkinson, J McInally 20-19; fours: L Paterson, J Hughes, M Tucker, S Weaden 21-9.

The next match is away to St Andrews, details at a later date.

Ashcombe Ladies 68, City of Wells 47 (friendly): S Appleby, L Paterson, J Field 30-12; L Shanks, R Humphries, S Hopkins 25-11; C Smith, S Noyes, P Wynne 13-24.

Ashcombe 58 (8), Portishead RBL 45 (2) (NS League): P Wynne, M Tucker, A Goacher 26-11; L Owens, J Wilkinson, J McInally 21-13; L Paterson, N Counsell, S Weaden 11-21.

On Sunday, Ashcombe ladies will be holding their 90th celebration afternoon, in the presence of Mayor Cllr Jos Holder and Mayoress Cllr Roz Willis.

The afternoon will commence with photos, games and a celebratory cream tea to follow. Time 1.30 for 2pm.

Wessex Ladies played just one match last week against North Petherton and had a good win.

The rink of Pat Hanson, Joan Davis, Ann Ward and skip Joan Duffy scored a hot shot on one end.

Wessex Ladies 79 (9), North Petherton 33 (1): P Turner, S Hewitt, E Williams, P Taylor 22-10; P Hanson, J Davis, A Ward, J Duffy 39-5; L Hedderman, N Peters, M Hawkins, B Jones 18-18.

Torrential rain prevented the Fear Cup Plate match and Southey Trophy being played.

The Fear Cup Plate will now be played at Winscombe today (Thursday) at 10.30am, while the Southey Trophy will be played at Victoria on Monday at 10am.

St Andrews Ladies, holders of the Somerset County Fear Cup, beat the weather and North Petherton to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

The match began on Friday in horrendous conditions of wind and rain at Petherton. After eight of the 21 ends, with Saints ahead on all three rinks and the green flooding, it was decided to abandon play for the day and resume the game on Sunday afternoon.

That meant St Andrews losing three of their players, Imogen Cracknell, Rebecca McMillan and Audrey Powell, who were not available on that day. Brenda Goddard, Frid Allen and Margaret Wride stepped in to replace them and Saints won comfortably, despite some more of the wet stuff.

In the quarter-final, they will be at home to either Victoria or Clarence, who postponed their match until this week.

North Petherton Ladies 38, St Andrews Ladies 61: I Cracknell/B Goddard, D Baker, J Pitman, A Campbell 20-13; R McMillan/F Allen, A Powell/M Wride, M Pattenden, J Ware 18-12; C Venn, M McMillan, M Bailey, M Favis 23-13

Nothing went right for Saints Ladies in their home DRT League match against Chew Stoke. Three of their players failed to turn up, which meant that spectator Judy Forse was drafted in at the last minute and they had to field two triples (six woods) against two fours (eight woods).

Not surprisingly, they went down to their heaviest league defeat of the season, ending point-less for only the second time.

St Andrews Ladies 34 (0), Chew Stoke Ladies 63 (10): D Baker, M Frost, M Favis 13-17; M Wride, A Greenwood, B Goddard, M Pattenden 9-29; J Forse, M Bailey, A Campbell 12-17.

Victoria Ladies recorded two wins against Wrington in the Mendip Triples League.

The Blues played them at home winning emphatically on all three rinks with excellent performances from every team member securing a healthy 10 points.

Victoria Blues travelled to Wrington later in the week and they did not have it all their own way, losing narrowly on two rinks, but Hilary Chesters led her rink of Sue Sokol and Margaret Hillmman to a convincing 20-shot win to snatch victory and six points.

Victoria’s mixed squad enjoyed a day out at Cheltenham and a close and competitive seven-rink game with Victoria winning on four rinks and the match overall by six shots. Top rink of the day was led by Chris Sage with Amanda Culpack, Cliff Chudley and skip Ken Harvey who won by 11 shots.

Victoria Blues 66 (10), Wrington 26 (0): B Williams, M Hillman, R Cleeves 25-10; H Frye, B Mangan, M Chudley 26-5; S Milliner, E Newport, A Holland 15-11.

Victoria Whites 56 (6), Wrington 42 (4): C Sage, K Wilson, C Stevens 17-20; M Slavin, S Pocock, S Harrison, 14-16; H Chesters, S Sokol, M Hillman 26-6.

Victoria 130, Cheltenham 124: M Slavin, D Hubbard, J Langridge, C Heal 21-14;

Carmine, R Bromet, G Hodge 21-14; B Williams, A Hollier, W Nicholls 18-22; L Kelly, S Pocock, T Gatehouse, M Manning 17-21; D Rimmer, E Harraway, C Stevens, G Richards 9-24; C Sage, A Culpack, C Chudley, K Harvey 23-12; M Kelly, M Noone, E Sage, B Pocock 21-17.

Winscombe Ladies lost at home to Burnham in the Southey Cup, with only one Winscombe rink winning.

The Fear Plate match against Wessex Ladies has been postponed because of the weather and will be played on today (Thursday) at 10.30am.

Winscombe Ladies travelled to West Backwell for a friendly triples match. In a keenly contested match on a fast green, they lost on all three rinks.

Winscombe Ladies 37, West Backwell 49: T Darkin, A Bougourd, W Weller 12-19; T Miles, M Howell, S Lowis 14-16; C Hopes, P Pow, A Ainsworth 11-14.

Winscombe Ladies play a pairs competition each year in memory of a great club member Bob Flay. His widow Mo always travels up from Brighton where she now lives to present the handsome trophy.

This year, the winners of the Bob Flay Trophy were Carol Hopes and Angela Bougard, who received the Rose Bowl Trophy from Mo Flay with president Lesley Fredersdorff.

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