Free coaching at Ashcombe

Ashcombe Bowls Club.

Ashcombe Bowls Club. - Credit: Archant

Ashcombe Park Bowling Club is making every effort to recruit young people into bowling with free coaching on Saturdays.

ASHCOMBE Park Bowling Club is making every effort to recruit young people into bowling as it is an excellent outdoor activity.

It may not be an Olympic sport, but it is played at county, national and international level. The club is offering free coaching on a Saturday morning (one to two hours). Get a parent to bring you and the club will do the rest.

For further information, contact Averill on 01934 514855 or Alan on 07717 453049.

The four juniors in the photo, Danielle, Imagen, Fraser and Abigail are keen for more youngsters to join the club.

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CLARENCE are favourites to win the Weston & District Mixed League championship after having beaten title-holders St Andrews by 13 shots.

The victory left them 40 points clear of second-placed Victoria, who beat Woodspring on the same day. Clarence’s final match is against Victoria, who need to take 41 points out of a possible 48 in their remaining three games to overtake them - if Clarence don’t win any more points.

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Against St Andrews, Mick Edlin’s away rink won by 10 shots, then Dave Stott’s four, despite having had to hang around for two hours, drew 12-12.

With the 2pm home rink, skipped by Martyn Adams, also winning by ten, the 4pm team, skipped by Joan Davis, needed to avoid a heavy defeat and battled well against a strong visiting four to lose by seven.

Clarence rinks home: Mary Davison, Brian Difford, Gerald Barlow, Martyn Adams won 23-13; Marlene Woods, Rita Hinde, Jim Keay, Joan Davis lost 9-16. Away: Pam Fowler, Alan Bishop, Jan Bishop, Mick Edlin won 20-10; Tony Hooper, Tony Mannion, Veronica Jones, David Stott drew 12-12.

Latest league table

W D L Pts

Clarence 5 0 0 68

Victoria 2 0 1 28

St Andrews 1 0 2 16

Woodspring 0 0 4 16

ST ANDREWS’ players have a busy end of season challenge with five prospective national competitions ahead of them.

Andrew Owens will contest the national singles title in Nottingham after winning the area final at North Petherton last weekend.

Carolina Venn and Barrie Forse won the area mixed pairs final and will a;so contest the national final at Northampton.

Barrie Forse won the area over-60 singles and also with Ken Uglow won the area over-60 pairs and will be contesting both these national finals at Melton Mowbray.

Finally, with chance of another national final, Andrew Owens and Barrie Forse will contest the men’s pairs area final at North Petherton on Saturday.

St Andrews reached the semi-final of the Top Club competition having to visit Moonfleet in Weymouth. Saints were defeated, but two rinks deserve a mention, Jackie Wares’ singles finished with just a one shot defeat and Barrie Forse and Carolina Venn’s mixed pairs were just one shot to the good when the game was stopped due to a non-win situation.

St Andrews 0, Moonfleet 16 (Top Club): J Ware 13-14; K Uglow 10-19; C Venn, B Forse 14-13 (conceded); M Campbell, A Campbell, A Steer 12-20; J Forse, M Millard, P Villis, D Bailey 12-23.

THE Isle of Wedmore men played Woodspring in a finely-balanced home and away four rinker in the county indoor league.

Each club won one rink home and away, but Wedmore won overall by 88-74, thanks in no small measure to a 28-16 victory at home by S Eastment’s team. In the other home game, the lead chopped and changed, but Woodspring won it on the last end by 18-16.

At Woodspring, C Moss’s side took the lead in the fifth end and stayed in front to win by 28-18. On the other rink, Wedmore got their noses in front in mid-game, but lost narrowly by 19-22.

Wedmore 88, Woodspring 74 - home: R Bull, C Panchaud, S Heeley, S Eastment 28-16; D Collins, T Brown, K Phillimore, E Payne 16-18. Away: J Arturs, R Barron, G Anniuk, C Moss 25-18; V Mathews, S Newdick, D Nicholls, R Thurkettle 19-22.

Wedmore’s ladies also played Woodspring in a triples friendly at home. In a tight game, each club won a rink. Maureen Hordle led her team to a 17-15 victory in a close finish. Mary Ronald’s team lost 12-17, giving an overall score of 29-32 for Woodspring.

The ladies fared no better in another home triples friendly against Victoria. Rosemary Aston’s team led for most of the match, but Victoria came back to claim a tie at 14-all. Vicky Beard’s side had a hard time, going down 10-25, giving an overall score of 24-39 to Victoria.

WOODSPRING 70 (2), Donyatt 85 (14): J Watson, C Edwards, R Tasker, G Finnegan 19-27; R Nock, D Cooper, G Russell, M Brummell 27-12; G Tucker, D Norville, S Hedges, E Hopkins13-22; G Sansam, S Ash, N Sell 11-24. This rink scored 15 shots, but since they only fielded three players, their score is reduced by 25 per cent.

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