Clarence register impressive victory at Yatton

Harrison White bowling for Victoria.

Harrison White bowling for Victoria. - Credit: Archant

Two impressive rink victories gave Clarence B a comfortable win in the Somerset County League at Yatton.

HANDSOME victories on the rinks skipped by Peter Palmer and Maurice Phillips helped Clarence B to an impressive away win over Yatton C in the Somerset County League.

Palmer’s team finished 21 shots clear, while Phillips had 18 shots to spare as Clarence notched up their second victory of the season in Division 3 North.

Yatton C 57 (2), Clarence B 74 (10): A Kermack, M Skyrme, J Burgess, J Edwards 14-36; B Cheffers, M Scoins, B Duffy, P Palmer 28-7; C Tippett, B Cornwall, A Gardiner, M Phillips 32-14.

Clarence Blues maintained their 100 per cent winning record in all matches this season with a narrow home victory over Portishead in Division 1 of the Weston & District Over-60s League.

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The match was close throughout, with Clarence just two shots ahead overall as the closing ends approached. But strong finishes from the rinks skipped by Roger Burrough and Brian Ballinger saw them home by eight shots.

Burrough and Ballinger both won, as did Dougie Grier, playing as a skip for the first time, in a depleted Blues’ side. Team captain David Stott’s rink drew.

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Clarence Blues 90 (15), Portishead 82 (5): I Phipps, H Sparks, R Crawford 9-13; R Flicker, B Underwood, P Palmer 15-17; T Hooper, M Edlin, D Stott 17-17; A Gardiner, J Keay, R Burrough 18-8; T Ward, J Rogers, D Grier 16-13; A Bishop, J Burgess, B Ballinger 15-14.

Clarence Golds came up against a strong visiting Burnham team in Division 2 of the Over-60s League and went down heavily. Club captain Brendan Duffy’s rink earned the Golds’ only point, picking up five shots on the last two ends to draw.

Clarence Golds 66 (1), Burnham 137 (19): T Cockcroft, M Scoins, B Duffy 18-18; J Hawkins, D Jackman, M Phillips 6-20; B Cheffers, R Dodson, R Higgins 10-19; J Kellaway, J Hicks, B Hanks 3-41; J Norris, B Cornwall, J Edwards 13-21; C Tippett, J Atkins, John Hayes 16-18.

The lively bowlers from Abertillery enjoyed themselves at Clarence and had a resounding victory in a mixed match. Clarence finished up on only two of the five rinks, those skipped by David Stott and Pam Hawkins.

Clarence 66, Abertillery 119: J Hawkins, Jill Coles, R Coles, B Underwood 12-30; Sarie Pritchard, Lyn Hedderman, D Jackman, T Mannion 10-28; Shirley Scoins, J Kellaway, Ann Crawford, D Stott 20-17; Irene Hicks, Eileen Wade, J Hicks, T Pritchard 8-33; B Rossiter, Tess Langford, I Phipps, Pam Hawkins 16-11.

ST ANDREWS B team remain unbeaten in the County League, beating Bristol B by six shots, winning two of the three rinks and taking 10 points from the match.

Then, playing Nailsea B at home, the Saints won on all three rinks by 18 shots taking maximum points from the encounter.

St Andrews A also had a win in the County League at home to Frome Park A with a good performance by the rink skipped by Grant Aldridge, they won a close match by four shots, taking points from two of the three rinks.

St Andrews A lost their County Double Four match by just two shots. A good win on the rink skipped by Steve Davies by 13 shots was not quite enough to offset the loss on the other rink.

In the Over-60s Triples League, a strong Victoria side beat the Saints by 29 shots. The only consolation was a win rink skipped by Saints’ captain Jim Warren.

The Saints, playing at home in the Over-60s Triples Knockout Cup, had a close match against Clevedon Prom in a game that could have gone either way. The Saints won on four of the six rinks, but lost the match by just four shots.

In a friendly match against Congresbury, the Saints came off second best losing by 17 shots.

St Andrews 58, Bristol B 52 (County League): A Cooper, T Allen, G Cooper, J Warren 25-16; D Price, R McLeod, G Wride 12-22; K Parker, A Yeeles, E Day, A Horsburgh 21-14.

St Andrews B 65, Winscombe B 47 (County League): K Parker, A Yeeles, E Day, A Horsburgh 22-14; A Lay, T Allen, R McLeod, G Wride 20-12; G Tofte, A Cooper, G Cooper, J Warren 23-21.

St Andrews A 59, Frome Park A 55 (County League): M Goddard, R Roberts, D Bailey, A Owen 18-17; R Smith, R Venn, K Curtis, G Aldridge, 24-14; K Uglow, R Gill, D Favis, S Davies 17-24.

St Andrews 36, Isle of Wedmore 38 (County Double Fours): M Goddard, A McMillan, G Aldridge, S Davies 25-12; R Smith, I Lamb, K Curtis, A Owen 11-26.

St Andrews 95, Victoria 124 (Over-60s Triple League): G Sims, R Venn, D Bailey 17-18; A Lay, A Cooper, J Warren 20-18; B Rogers, T Allen, B Reeves 14-19; A Yeeles, D Price, R Roberts 14-27; M Goddard, K Curtis, 16-20; R Smith, R McLeod, G Wride 14-22.

St Andrews 88, Clevedon Prom 92 (Over-60s Triple Knockout Cup): R Smith, K Cutis, D Bailey 17-11; K Uglow, D Price, A Ware 16-14; T Allen, R Roberts, R Venn 19-16; M Goddard, R Mcleod, G Wride, 22-9: A Lay, J Warren, A Horsburgh 7-15; G Cooper, B Reeves, D Favis 7-27.

St Andrews 66, Congresbury 83 (friendly): A Cooper, T Allen, A Horsburgh, 15-13; B Rogers, E Day, S Davies 13-19; K Parker, I Lamb, G Wride 8-20; A Yeeles, G Burgess, D Favis, 17-16; D Wills, R Gill, J Warren 13-15.

THE bi-annual visit of Barnwood from Gloucester, turned out to be a good day for the visitors.

Victoria’s only success was the win by the rink of Mike Willetts, Terry Gatehouse, Mike Fletcher and Mike Taylor by one shot. However, this was always a competitive fixture and everyone had an enjoyable time despite the result.

Victoria 85, Barnwood 128: L Stocker, M Milliner, D Williams, M Cooper 22-23; W Nicholls, K Holland, M Campbell, M Stocker 10-21; S Buckler, G Richards, G Rain, D Hurst 9-28; J Griffiths, C Chudley, J Newman, M Manning 16-21; P Wyatt, G Hodge, N Sell, W Harrison 11-19; M Willetts, T Gatehouse, M Fletcher, M Taylor 17-16.

The Victoria A National Double Rink visited Portishead RBL and were outclassed in a one-sided game.

Victoria A 13, Portishead RBL 50: P Wyatt, J Newman, A Bray, M Stocker 6-29; N Stocker, P Leadbeater, C Gazzard, M Cooper 7-21.

Victoria hosted Yatton in the National Top Club competition and won on all five rinks.The next round will be against Clevedon or Isle of Wedmore.

Victoria 5, Yatton 0 – two-wood singles: C Gazzard 16-13; four-wood singles: A Bray 21-16; pairs: J Newman, M Cooper 26-13; triples: N Stocker, P Leadbeater, M Stocker 18-12; fours: D Beard, D Fairhurst, K Harvey, W Harrison 20-10.

The Over-60s triples teams were both in action with the Saxons at home to St Andrews Spartans and winning on five of the six rinks, the third consecutive game where the Saxons picked up 18 points, while the Vikings visited Mark Moor and came away with a win thanks to wins on three rinks and narrow losses on the other three rinks.

Victoria Saxons 124 (18), St Andrews Spartans 95 (2): M Milliner, D Sealey, B Stock 27-14; H Whyte, A Bray, M Taylor 22-14; D Williams, G Stocker, M Stocker 18-20; R Rockett, A Barnes, K Harvey 20-16; R Fenwick, J Newman, M Manning 18-17; T Gatehouse, M Campbell, K Holland 19-14.

Victoria Vikings 102 (14), Mark Moor 85 (6): T Gilbert, P Newport, J Smart 25-18; R Hollier, C Chudley, D Jones 17-13; A Webb, M Willetts, A Shattock 12-15; W Nicholls, J Griffiths, G Richards 20-08; R Jacobs, J Turton, G Frost 12-14; J Codrington, J Mingo-West, G Hodge 16-17.

Two of the four league teams were in action with the B team narrowly losing at home to Portishead RBL B by three shots. Meanwhile, the D team visited Burnham B and lost on all three rinks by narrow margins.

Victoria B 53 (4), Portishead RBL B 56 (8): D Beard, L Stocker, M Campbell, B Stock 16-15; R Fenwick, H Gibbs, J Howell, D Hurst 19-24; H Whyte, P Fisher, M Manning, M Taylor 18-17.

Victoria D 57 (0), Burnham B 64 (12): A Webb, W Nicholls, J Mingo-West, J Smart 18-21; J Turton, S Buckler, J Griffiths, G Richards 20-22; R Hollier, G Frost, M Milliner, P Newport 19-21.

THE Ashcombe Templars were triumphant against Mark Moor in the North Somerset League Division 3, winning four of the six rinks played.

On the rink skipped by B Noyes, ably supported by J Piper and K Davies, they romped away to take the rink 31-6.

Ashcombe Knights lost heavily against Portishead RBL in the Over-60s League and won on only one rink.

In the mixed friendly against City and Port of Bristol, Ashcombe managed to play 15 ends until the rain took over and play was abandoned.

Ashcombe B were up against Chew Stoke B in Division 3 of the county league and only won one of the three rinks played, as did the A team when they came up against Winscombe A.

Ashcombe Templars 128, Mark Moor 81: M Field, G Sansam, B Benstead 16-18; M Macmahon, M Tripp, F Bertram 25-11; J Piper, K Davies, B Noyes 31-6; B Golding, G Pople, L Cox 18-16; S Andrews, B Alden, E Booth 13-14; D Underhay, B Underhay, M Paterson 25-16.

Ashcombe Knights 67, Portishead RBL 117: G Kinsey, K Hallett, K Wheeler 18-14; G Sansam, E Roberts, L Day 9-21; E Hooper, I Baker, I Shannon 13-20; M Bass, R Tasker, E Hopkins 10-20; R Counsell, J Marlow, J Main 12-21; N Coombes, G Mills, T Cottrell 5-21.

Ashcombe 43, CP of Bristol 52 (mixed friendly): M West, S Noyes, J Hornett, B Webber 11-1; G Tottle, S Andrews, T Bass, J Creasey 9-11; B Noyes, D Norville, M Parry, T Morgan 8-17; M Paterson, S Davies, C Hedges, E Hopkins 15-11.

Ashcombe B 48, Chew Stoke B 55:

D Wynne, W Spring, P Gaulton, M Parry 15-25; M Paterson, G Sansam, B Benstead, J Creasey 17-12; D Freestone, B Underhay, K Hallett, E Hopkins 16-19.

Ashcombe A 54, Winscombe A 63: R Powell, T Morgan, G Wilkinson, A Yates 11-23; M West, E Roberts, J Taylor, J Whitlow 26-22; N Coombes, D Bleasdale, T Bass, DA Williams 17-18.

WINSCOMBE started the week with a 94-85 win in a friendly game at Bridgwater.

This was followed with further success in the C & D league game away to Clevedon Promenade, winning all six rinks and by 123 shots to 67.

The Somerset League saw the A team win at home against Ashcombe A, winning two out of the three rinks and with a final score of 63-54.

The B team’s away game against St Andrews B was a disappointing result, with Winscombe losing by 18 shots and failing to win a rink. Winscombe C team also lost at Clevedon Prom, with the Prom picking up all 12 points.

Winscombe 94, Bridgwater 85: R Sapsford, R Fisher, R Kibble, A Dudley 21-12; D Beaverstock, R Knight, M Hunter, A Watts 19-16; P John, D Johnson, M Nash, M Dorrington 21-16; R Weller, D Peakall, K Whatling, W Ainsworth 21-23; G Hill, S Easterby, B Paul, P Fredersdorff 12-18.

Winscombe 123 (20), Clevedon Promenade 67 (Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeral League: R Kibble, T Uccellini, A Dudley 21-11; R Wootten, M Nash, M Adams 20-12; K Whatling, G Coombe, R Birmingham 25-8; A Watts, P Fredersdorff, G Neville 19-9; G Lloyd, M Hunter, W Ainsworth 19-11; J Sprouting, L Collier, T Ellis 19-16.

Winscombe A 63 (10), Ashcombe A 54 (2): W Ainsworth, L Collier, T Ellis, M Adams 23-11; R Wootten, S Easterby, G Neville, R Birmingham 22-26; R Lowman, T Uccellini, A Dudley, S Eastment 18-17.

Winscombe B 47, St Andrews B 65 (12): G Lloyd, J Lukins, K Whatling, P Fredersdorff 12-20; B Paul, M Nash, M Hunter, A Watts 21-23; N Hansford, R Kibble, J Sprouting, M Dorrington 14-22.

Winscombe C 40, Clevedon Prom B 76 (12).

WESSEX Ladies 1, Ashcombe 3 (Southey Trophy) - singles: P Taylor 10-21; pairs: P Turner, A Fewings 21-18; triples: V Edwards, C Peart, J Davis 8-26; fours: B Jones, J Alllard, M Davis, J Duffy 10-18.

Wessex Ladies 1.5, Clevedon Prom 2.5 (Top Club) – singles: M Hawkins, 8-21; pairs: P Turner, A Fewings 21-21; triples: V Edwards, M Davis, J Duffy 22-11; fours: V Gardiner, N Peters, A Crawford, A Ward 16-28.

Wessex Ladies 42, Portishead 54 (friendly): P Turner, B Hayes, A Ward 9-23; L Hedderman, M Davis, J Duffy 11-19; M Milford, A Crawford, E Deane 22-12.

Wessex Ladies 32, Victoria 66 (Weston & District League): V Gardiner, J Allard, M Hawkins 16-15; P Turner, P Hanson, J Duffy 8-33; M Milford, A Crawford, A Ward 8-18.

WINSCOMBE ladies played two friendly matches last week, the first against Nailsea away and at home against Congresbury.

An overall 54-43 win at Nailsea was mainly due to the result on a successful rink skipped by Angela Ainsworth with a 27-7 win.

Fortunes were reversed in the home game against Congresbury, when the visitors left with a 61-52 win. Despite skips Angela Ainsworth and Eve Watts leading their rinks to victory, a deficit of 19 shots on rink three meant a loss for the home team.

Winscombe Ladies 54, Nailsea 43: P Burns, J Wiles, W Weller, L Fredersdorff (c) 16-22; M Smith, S Lowis, J Kimmins, A Ainsworth 27-7; L Dyer, A Griffin, J Rush, M Adams 11-14.

Winscombe Ladies 52, Congresbury 61: C Hopes, S Lowis, S Caddy, E Watts 22-16; T Miles (c), A Hart, M Adams, R Keane 10-29; M Sprouting, P Heal, S Lowman, A Ainsworth 20-16.

CLARENCE ladies finished up on two of the three rinks to win by 18 shots at home to Burnham in the Weston & District Triples League.

The trio skipped by Pam Hawkins finished 12 shots clear, while Pauline Burrough’s triple won by eight.

Clarence Ladies 52, Burnham 34: A Harris, V Jones, P Burrough 18-10; S Scoins, J Mannion, C Edlin 13-15; S Ellis, M Davison, P Hawkins 21-9.

Although the ladies finished up on two of the three rinks away to Portishead, they lost their North Somerset Triples League match by 11 shots. Carol Edlin and Pauline Burrough were the skips who won narrowly.

Portishead Ladies 49, Clarence Ladies 38: S Pritchard, P Phillips, C Edlin 15-12; A Harris, M Davison, P Burrough 13-12; S Scoins, J Mannion, P Hawkins 10-25. Friendly triple: P Fowler, Pauline Dunn, V Jones 17-16.

ASHCOMBE Ladies 3, Wessex 1 (Southey Cup) - singles: A Goacher 21-10; pairs: M Tasker, S Weadon 18-21; triples: M Main, J Wilkinson, J McInally 26-8; rink: N Counsell, S Ford, B MacGregor, J Hughes 18-10.

ST ANDREWS ladies enjoyed another successful week, winning their National Top Club match against Congresbury 3-1.

They also had another win in the DRT League against Clevedon Prom, winning on all three rinks and taking maximum points from the match.

St Andrews Ladies 3, Congresbury 1: C Venn (singles) 21-19; J Ware, M Favis (pairs) 23-12; R McMillan, M Pattenden, M Bailey (triples) 30-5; P Uglow, M Wride, M McMillan, A Campbell (fours) 17-18.

St Andrews Ladies 58, Clevedon Prom 28: M McMillan, S Glenville, M Pattenden, A Campbell 22-5; C Venn, M Wride, B Goddard, M Bailey 15-11; R McMillan, D Johnstone, J Ware, M Favis 21-12.

IN the Weston & District Triples League, Victoria ladies won two and lost one during the week.

They started with a win against the Isle of Wedmore at home by the narrowest of margins. In an evening match at Congresbury, another close game resulted in a four-shot loss, although the game was stopped at 15 ends due to the weather. The ladies finished the week with a big win against Wessex at Clarence.

Victoria Ladies 42 (7), Wedmore 41 (3): D Owen, S Newman, A Holland 16-16; C Sage, R Bailey, M Chudley 11-12; C Stevens, R Cleeves, S Cooper 15-13.

Victoria 39 (2), Congresbury 43 (8): C Stevens, S Newman, S Cooper 16-11; T Ellis, C Willetts, M Hillman 12-19; C Sage, E Newport, A Holland 11-13.

Victoria 66 (8), Wessex 32 (2): R Cleeves, E Newport, S Cooper 33-8; C Sage, S Newman, M Chudley 18-8; D Owen, R Bailey, A Holland 15-16.

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