Busy week for St Andrew's

ST ANDREW'S had a busy week of competitive bowling, starting on Thursday with the start of the Over-60s inter-club double rink playing Yeovil BC.

ST ANDREW'S had a busy week of competitive bowling, starting on Thursday with the start of the Over-60s inter-club double rink playing Yeovil BC.

The morning rink, skipped by Don Bailey, had a tight game with some excellent leading by Tony Hyde, and good drawing and conversion shots by Terry Thomas, finishing with a four-shot victory.

In the afternoon, away at Yeovil, the rink skipped by Barry Forse had an even tighter game, losing by just one shot, this meant St Andrews came away victorious by just three shots.

In the afternoon at St Andrew's, the ladies were competing in the Yetton Cup against Minehead. The two home rinks which were skipped by Meg Favis and Jackie Ware were never in trouble, Meg finishing with a 16-shot win and Jackie with a 10-shot win. The away rink skipped by Ann Campbell struggled and were down by 15 shots at one time, but fought back with only a 10-shot deficit. The other rink skipped by Jan Binding made up the difference with a good 16-shot win. St Andrew's ladies won overall by 32 shots.

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On Saturday, the Denny Cup proved to be a resounding victory for St Andrew's against a notably strong club, Watchet, the home rink of Tony Steer finishing with a 16-shot win and the away rink of Barry Forse a 12-shot win giving the afternoon rinks a 28-shot start which was not required as the home rink of Don Bailey won by 13 shots and the away rink of Ron Gill won by 12, this was an overall victory of 53 shots.

On the same day the ladies had a friendly game with Clevedon, just two rinks. Audrey Powel's rink won by eight shots but this was not enough to win the game as Vi Senior went down by 12 shots, St Andrews losing by just four shots.

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On Sunday, the Egham Trophy, which is a mixed game, was contested against Yeovil, always expecting a close game and that was how it turned out.

The home rinks won by just five shots, equalling each other out, Tony Steer's rink losing by 11 shots and Don Bailey's rink winning by 16 shots. The away rinks were much tighter games, Ron Gill's rink winning by just three shots and Barry Forse's rink having a long drawn out game to win by just one shot.

St Andrew's 36, Yeovil 33 (Over-60s Double Rink): A Hyde, A Yeeles, T Thomas, D Bailey 19-15; B Goddard, G Burgess, D Favis, B Forse 17-18.

St Andrew's Ladies 96, Minehead 64 (Yetton Trophy): P Gill, D Johnston, M Bailey, M Favis 30-14; C Venn, H Watson, S Glenville, J Ware 24-14; M Wride, M Millard, A Powell, J Binding 27-11; P Uglow, V Senior, S Priory, M Campbell 15-25.

St Andrew's Ladies 33, Clevedon 37 (friendly): P Gill, A Greenwood, M Wride, V Senior 11-23; J Smith, J Kimmins, H Watson, A Powell 22-14.

St Andrew's 107, Watchet 54 (Denny Cup): A Hyde, G Millard, P Aldus, A Steer 30-14; B Roberts, R Davey, P Villis, D Bailey 25-12; A Owens, S Davis, C Keedwell, B Forse 26-14; K Uglow, T Thomas, R Venn, R Gill 26-14.

St Andrew's 79, Yeovil 70 (Egham Trophy): P Gill, M Bailey, P Villis, A Steer 14-25; J Ware, A Campbell, G Wride, D Bailey 28-12; C Venn, M Millard, K Uglow, B Forse 15-14; P Uglow, A Powell, R Venn, R Gill 22-19.

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