Busy start for Victoria bowlers

St Andrews Bowls Club cheque.

St Andrews Bowls Club cheque. - Credit: Archant

Victoria Bowls Club indoor members have enjoyed a busy start to the new season.

VICTORIA Bowls Club indoor members have had a busy start to the season with a new enlarged division of the fours competition, together with the triples and mixed league competitions.

The first indoor inter-club game of the season saw a Victoria mixed team ease their way past North Petherton by 11 shots with two rink wins skipped by Mike Taylor and John Newman.

In a first-ever indoor fixture against Puriton, the away rink skipped by Margaret Hillman found the rink very fast, but lost the game by just four shots. The home rink proved to be a close game, with just one shot in favour of Puriton deciding the result.

Victoria 66, North Petherton 55: C Sage, M Milliner, C Chudley, S Newman 19-21; P Wyatt, C Stevens, M Chudley, M Taylor 25-18; S Milliner, E Sage, E Newport, J Newman 22-16.

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Victoria 26, Puriton 31: N Whyte, M Milliner, E Newport M Stocker 14-15; R Bromet, C Chudley, M Chudley, M Hillman 12-16.

ST ANDREW’S president Jackie Ware and captain Jim Warren presented a cheque to Dick Hyde (centre), representing the charity Barton Camp.

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St Andrews Bowling Club raised £700 from charity evenings, tour fines and also bowling fines on the indoor rinks.

Barton Camp receive over 2,500 disadvantaged children each year for a stay of between three and seven days. The money raised by the club will give four children a free week’s holiday.

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