Clean sweep for the Rascals

Rascals completed a clean sweep of cup competitions in the Weston & District Skittles League.

THE final game of the Weston & District Skittles League season was held at the Conservative Club between the top two teams in the league.

The Racketeers and Rascals met in the Hospital Cup final and resulted in a win for the Rascals, who took all the honours this year, winning all three cup competitions. They led the way for most of the season in the league, but fell short at the end.

The Racketeers won the first set by four pins helped by 59 from captain Pete Sugg. Top score for the Rascals in this set was Ian Thompson with 52. The second set also went to the Rackies by two pins. Top man in the Rascals team was Paul Stewart with 50 and for the Racketeers it went to Robert Lovell with 49.

The third set was a close affair with the teams sharing the honours. Top man in this set was Graham Wilcox with 51. The last set was nip and tuck until captain Malcolm Day hit a 18 spare in the middle of the set.


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This took the advantage away from the Racketeers and on the last hand, Russ Loud hit a 15 spare that left the Racketeers 31 to win, but they fell six pins short.

Scores: Rascals (Russ Loud 55) 553, WM Racketeers (Pete Sugg 59) 547.

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The Steve James Cup was held at the Ebdon Arms it resulted in a win for Unionist A. The White Hart Humbles from Division 4 were not far behind their opponents from the first division, only losing by 18 pins.

The District team played the Wells League at the Strawberry Special pub. The District side went into the game with a 20 pin advantage from the first match and with a win by five pins (464-459), the District team won the cup back.

WESTON & District Ladies Skittles League Division 1: Avengers 440 (D Vincent 50) 6, Fraser Sports 445 (M Pavey 46) 8; Charlies Angels 419 (V Freeman 41) 8, Moonlighters 416 (R Walkinshaw 42) 6; Electrodes 427 (H Martin, M Fitzgerald 43) 12, Triards 359 (D Gibbs 45) 2; Wayward Queens 452 (L Griffiths 52) 2, New Pennies 460 (K Holbrook, S Collard 48) 12; Wooden Tops 501 (M Burnett 63) 14, Weston AFC Ladies 396 (D Meader, J Worrall 41) 0.

Division 2: Breakaways 443 (M White 52) 12, Nalgo Ladies 389 (D Carr 43) 2; Dolly Mixtures 437 (B Swift 53) 1, Week Enders 465 (P Romeo 54) 13; Jays 430 (K Jones 56) 2, Social Rockers 438 (L Staines 48) 12; Larks 418 (S Austin, F Hayrows 40) 3, Concordias 419 (D Wride 43) 11; Worle Sports 334 (R Burden 37) 4, Winscombe Sports 336 (K Fake 36) 10; Wreckateers 436 (K Dean 48) 10, Pin Ups 420 (B Bradley, B Jarvis 41) 4.

Division 3: Alley Katz 445 (L Baillie 45) 14, Whirlybirds 395 (J Bunzly 49) 0; Hart Breakers 461 (R Page 47) 9, Highway Belles 441 (J Curtis 43) 5; Likely Lassies 430 (L Hunt 48) 12, Strugglers 416 (J Thomas 47) 2; Utta Kaos 455 (A Parlour 45) 4, Weston Wanderers 459 (J Bradshaw 44) 10.

Division 4: Improvers 402 (M Phillips 42) 4, Rollers 416 (J Tinsley 52) 10; Lakesiders 322 (S Nicholls 40) 2, Fiddlers 339 (M Buck 40) 12; Owls 443 (P Bidwell, B Taylor 43) 14, Brave Harts 413 (K Howkins, S Fagg 41) 0; Socialites 353 (R Hetherington 40) 10, Major Disasters 343 (H Fazackerley 36) 4; Team Spirit 479 (C Hall 50) 14, Lambettes 295 (P Powell 37) 0.

Front Pin Cup semi-finals: Worle Sports 300 (V Truman 42), WM Starlights 251 (J Askins 36); Victoria Belles 178 (M Aldridge 33), Wooden Tops 234 (SA Jones 33).

THE second semi-final of the George Davis Cup took place at the Conservative Club between the Choppers and Poachers, playing for a place in the final against the Alleycats.

Both teams got off to a steady start by drawing the first set. The Choppers started to pull away in the second set, winning by 19 and won the third by a further seven.

Now 26 pins down, the only hope the Poachers had of securing a victory was to get off to a good start in the fourth, this did not happen and the Choppers went on to pull another 32 and secured their place in the final.

Scores: Choppers 532 (D Blackhurst 54), Poachers 474 (B Venn 45).

WESTON Central Skittles League Division 1: Bizzy Bs 498 (N Millett 52) 3, St Johns B 499 (D Huxtable 51) 11; Rollers 540 (D Badman 54) 12, Wurzels 527 (T Buttery 54) 2; Poachers 421 (R Clark 41) 0, Century B 466 (D Willmott 49) 14; Fubars 464 (C Morris 50) 2, Walnut B 508 (A Absalom 49) 12; Wanderers 520 (A Milsom 52) 10, Ere for the Beer 516 (R Pouling 62) 4; Alleycats 526 (S Wilson 52) 12, Belvedere 487 (R Ackland 49) 2; Cannonballs 479 (I Sinclair 49) 2, Choppers 508 (JJ Blackhurst 54) 12.

Division 2: Breakaways 513 (C Thorne 53) 13, Depoteers 437 (S Phillips 46) 1; Hornets 500 (A Mager 54) 4, Box Tops 527 (N Davies 51) 10; Century A 465 (D Price 51) 14, WAFC 357 (R Burnell 39) 0; Dambusters 509 (C Sandford 53) 10, Renegades 491 (C Loud 50) 4; Sweeney 522 (MP Taylor 52) 12, Reptiles 511 (A Milsom 58) 2; Conservative B 497 (M Warren 54) 4, Falcons 515 (I Lucas 50) 10; Gatecrashers 452 (G Goughlan 44) 3, Nalgo 456 (P Fowler 46) 11.

Division 3: Double Six 462 (R Carter 43) 4, Steamers 485 (C Murrey 57) 10; Tornadoes 499 (J Dark 48) 0, Electric Sports 542 (M Baines 57) 14; Atoms 469 (L Loveridge 49) 8, Fortyniners 467 (J Whitlow 55) 6; Elvers 487 (M Manning 53) 12, Persuaders 459 (L McDowell 46) 2; Rejects 475 (D Sellick 49) 2, Nutters 545 (R Dunn 55) 12.

Front Pin Cup – Division 1: St Johns B 470 (M Taylor 59), Walnut B 375 (W Hind 47). Division 2: Breakaways 426 (P Bruton 51) Renegades 386 (C Loud 41. Division 3: Electric Sports 293 (P Alden 48), Nutters 225 (S Hodgkins 29).

Knockout Cup finals – Division 1: St Johns B 508 (N Wilcox 47), Choppers 521 (D Blackhurst 53). Division 2: Reptiles 532 (P Stacey 63), Breakaways 497 (J Mousley 50). Division 3: Steamers 455 (D Longdon 48), Electric Sports 482 (J West 46).

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