Bowls: Mixed fortunes for Victoria members
PUBLISHED: 10:30 02 May 2019
Victoria Saxons got their over-60s league campaign off to a losing start against local rivals Winscombe.
The game was played in good spirit but Victoria only managed four points, while the Vikings collected just two points against Mark Moor.
A trip to Penarth proved in vain due to bad weather and outdoor play was not possible, but a hastily arranged indoor game resulted in a win for the visitors.
Burnham-on-Sea were the visitors in a friendly contest that was played in the teeth of a gale and mastered the conditions better to claim victory.
Victoria Ladies continued their season with two friendly games with mixed success, beating Bristol's Page Park but losing at Bridgwater.
Both games were played in a friendly manner and very different weather – one in warm sunshine and the other in arctic conditions.
Results, Victoria Saxons 96 (4) Winscombe 109 (16): M Milliner, M Campbell, C Heal 23-9; D Hubbard, A Shattock, M Cooper 10-21; Carmine, D Jones, J Newman 12-21; N Robbins, R Bromet, D Wheatley 20-24; B Pocock, K Holland, P Owen 16-20; P Coumis, J Smart, M Manning 15-14.
Victoria Vikings 84 (2) Mark Moor 98 (18): C Cleeves, J Langridge, B Johnson 15-16; A Hollier, C Heal, G Hodge 15-19; W Nicholls, T Gatehouse, E Sage 15-17; L Kelly, D Williams, D Jones 20-11; J Mingo-West, J Smart, G Frost 12-14; S Pratt, C Chudley, P Lunn 7-21.
Victoria 96 Burnham-on-Sea 124: D Beard, C Coumis, J Smart, D Jones 12-22; W Nicholls, Carmine, M Milliner, M Cooper 18-15; P Coumis, J Mingo-West, R Bromet, C Gazzard 10-21; P Crapnell, H Whyte, K Holland, J Newman 19-25; A Hollier, N Robbins, G Frost, P Fisher 15-21; L Kelly, D Carpenter, H Gibbs, M Campbell 22-20.
Bridgwater 47 Victoria 38: M Slavin, R Bailey, H Frye, C Stevens 11-16; F Payne, S Milliner, S Harrison, S Cooper 10-17; H Chesters, B Williams, S Sokol, K Wilson 17-14.
Victoria 82 Page Park 23: S Milliner, C Sage, S Newman 27-11; R Bailey, B Williams, M Hillman 27-7; F Payne, R Cleeves, K Wilson 28-5.