Ladies picked to play for Somerset

Bob McLeod bowling for St Andrews.

Bob McLeod bowling for St Andrews. - Credit: Archant

St Andrews members Rebecca McMillan and Vicky Buick have been selected to play for Somerset.

TWO ladies from St Andrews have been selected to play for Somerset in a national competition.

Congratulations go to Rebecca McMillan and Vicky Buick, who will compete in the Johns Trophy. The final stages of this inter-county competition, if reached, are played at Leamington Spa.

The matches played by the ladies of St Andrews this week, resulted in one win and one loss. The victory came in the Doreen Ralph Trophy game played at Nailsea.

St Andrews Ladies 42, Congresbury 51: E Reeves, A Greenwood, B Goddard, M Favis 17-12; S Sinclair, K Dobney, S Priory, M Pattenden 9-25; J Forse, D. Johnston, M Bailey, J Ware 16-14.


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St Andrews Ladies 54, Nailsea 43 (Doreen Ralph Trophy): J Forse, M Frost, B Goddard, M Favis 17-22; P Uglow, W Allen, J Pitman, A Campbell 15-15; J Ware, M Bailey, S Priory, M Pattenden 22-6.

BOTH of St Andrews sides played their first round matches in the National Two Fours competition.

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The B side travelled to Knowle A for their encounter, winning on both rinks, giving a fine performance.

St Andrews 44, Knowle A 35: G Cooper, A Ware, G Wride, A Steer 21-19; P Aldus, T Allen, G Webber, D Bailey 23-16.

The A team were not so fortunate at Norwest, going down by five shots across the two rinks.

St Andrews 34, Norwest 39: K Uglow, M Simpson, B Reeves, S Davies 11-20; R Smith, G Tofte, A McMillan, B Forse 23-19.

The Saints travelled to the Isle of Wedmore for am Over-60s League Division 1 game, coming away with a 16-4 victory.

St Andrews 120, Wedmore 88: R Smith, G Webber, G Guest 29-7; M Goddard, J Warren, G Wride 15-22; K Parker, E Day, D Bailey 13-11; B Rogers, A Horsburgh, D Favis 12-23; K Rodgers, B McLeod, A Steer 22-17; G Tofte, R Venn, B Forse 29-8.

In the Turnbull Cup, the Saints travelled to Banwell and went down by 10 shots across the four rinks.

St Andrews 67, Banwell 77: R Smith, B Reeves, G Webber, A.Steer 17-21; M Goddard, M Simpson, G Wride, D.Bailey 14-17; P Aldus, A McMillan, S Davies, B Forse 23-23; K Uglow, G Tofte, B McLeod, D Favis 13-16.

In their first County League game, the Saints B team were away to Ashcombe Park B and won on all three rinks, gaining a 12 point success.

St Andrews 71, Ashcombe Park 46: A Lay, R McLeod, T Day, G Wride 33-14; R Brereton, A McNab, T Allen, D Favis 20-15; K Rodgers, J Ling, A Horsburgh, J Warren (c) 18-17.

Barrie Forse has progressed to the last eight of the Over-60s national competition, winning 21-17 in the last round against Michael Morgan from St Annes Park.

In the first round of county pairs matches, St Andrews have three pairs progressing through to the next round.

M Simpson and G Webber won 20-15 at Mark Moor; A Owens and S Davies were convincing winners at Banwell, while K Uglow and B Forse won through at Clarence Park.

A Owens, S Davies and B Forse were a shade unlucky to lose their county triples by the last wood of the game, J Branfield firing the Saints’ shot wood into the ditch to pick up the two required to win13-12 in a very close encounter.

The Saints’ mixed quartet of R McMillan, V Buick, S Davies and B Forse has also won through to the last eight of the National Fours, beating a rink from Alexandra Park 23-8.

WINSCOMBE had a busy week with seven games and they started well with wins against a touring team and in the Weston Over-60s League and Clevedon and District Co-operative Funeralcare League.

Weekend tourists from Barnstaple, Rock Park, visited Winscombe for a mixed match. The ladies made a big contribution to the eight shots and 5-2 rink win. The only loss suffered by Rock Park on their tour.

In the Weston Over-60’s match at home, Winscombe won on three rinks, drew on one rink and narrowly lost the other two rinks by just two shots. This gave an overall win by 31 shots and 15 points for the home team.

Winscombe won on all four rinks against Long Ashton in the Clevedon and District League.

The important games against Portishead RBL in the 4 Dimensions and Victoria in the Turnbull Cup were both lost, Victoria reversing their defeat by Winscombe last year.

In the county matches, the two Winscombe teams in Division 1 North met with both teams keen to gain bragging rights.

The selectors had clearly got it right as it was a close game with the A team just securing a win despite Graham Neville’s rink winning a close scrap with Tommy Ellis.

The C team were also at home against Mark Moor, but the visitors were too strong. Mike Hunt’s rink drew, but would have won if they had not lost six on the 19th end.

Winscombe B 51 (2), Winscombe A 63 (10) (SCL) (B team first): N Hansford, J Sprouting, A Pye, A Watts 24; S Easterby, M Hunter, W Ainsworth, R Birmingham 18; G Coombe, R Sapsford, P Fredersdorff, G Neville 18; R Lowman, L Collier, R Lacy, T Ellis 19; P Hopes, L Baldwin, M Dorrington, M Nash 21; G Lloyd, R Kibble, R Feltham, M Adams 14.

Winscombe C 42 (1), Mark Moor 58 (11) (SCL): D Johnson, K Headford, R Knight, R Weller 13-22; P John, D Peakall, D Owen, A Kyprianides 11-18; D Beaverstock, D Rush, J Smith, M Hunt 18-18.

Winscombe 59, Victoria 80 (Turnbull Cup): R Wootten, L Collier, W Ainsworth, M Adams 12-17; G Lloyd, M Dorrington, R Lacy, T Ellis 22-15; G Coombe, L Baldwin, M Nash, A Watts 15-19; S Easterby, J Sprouting, G Neville, R Birmingham 10-29.

Winscombe (0.5), Portishead RBL (3.5) (NSBA 4 Dimensions)-singles: M Dorrington 9-21; pairs M Adams, T Ellis 16-16; triples K Whatling, L Collier, A Watts 10-27; fours: W Ainsworth, R Feltham, R Lacy, R Birmingham 13-26.

Winscombe 94 (12), Long Ashton 68 (0) (Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare League): M Dorrington (c), J Smith, R Feltham, M Adams 22 -18; K Whatling, L Collier, W Ainsworth, R Birmingham 25-14; R Sapsford, G Coombe, A Kyprianides, A Watts 24-21; N Hansford, M Nash, P Fredersdorff, R Lacy 23-15.

Winscombe 119 (15) v Clarence Blues 88 (5) (Weston Over-60’s Triples League): G Coombe, K Whatling (c),R Birmingham 28-9; G Lloyd, R Knight, G Neville 15-15; R Kibble, P Fredersdorf, W Ainsworth 21-17; P Hopes, L Baldwin, M Nash 15-17; C Westlake, L Collier, T Ellis 24-12; R Wootten, A Kyprianides, M Adams 16-18.

Winscombe 123, Rock Park 128 (friendly): C Hopes, J Rush, P Fredersdorff, Mavis Adams 24-16; P Hopes, P Heal, M Dorrington, M Nash 20-15; M Sprouting, M Bailey, K Whatling (c), W Ainsworth 20-16; W Weller, C Bailey, S Lowman, M Adams 25-18; J Kimmins, D Peakall, J Sprouting, E Watts 18-17; D Owen, R Weller, R Keane, A Watts 12-19; S Lowis, S Nash, L Fredersdorff, R Lowman 9-22.

CLARENCE stormed through in the Somerset Turnbull Cup when they beat visitors Wrington by an enormous margin.

Two of the home rinks scored 40 shots or more, while one finished just short as Clarence notched up victory by 115 shots against their depleted opponents. Clarence visit Congresbury in the next round.

Clarence 149, Wrington 34: T Ward, R Dodson, D Grier, P Tubb 29-14; B Rossiter, T Mannion, G Aldridge, D Stott 41-3; M Edlin, T Pritchard, G Barlow, R Burrough 39-5; A Gardiner, R Crawford, M Adams, M Clay 40-12.

For the third successive game in Premier Two of the Somerset County League, Clarence A lost out narrowly in a close finish. This time, home team Knowle A beat them by two shots to go top of the table.

Alan Bishop, Trevor Pritchard, Martyn Adams and Gerald Barlow kept the visitors in with a chance of victory as they finished 11 shots ahead. When Mike Clay’s rink registered a six on the 18th end to draw level with their opponents, Clarence were five ahead. But over the last three ends, Knowle picked up 11 shots to Clarence’s four and edged home.

Knowle A 58 (10), Clarence 56 (2): A Bishop, T Pritchard, M Adams, G Barlow 25-14; B Rossiter, R Crawford, G Aldridge, D Stott 14-22; T Ward, T Mannion, J Keay, M Clay 17-22.

Clarence B suffered an even narrower defeat away to Clevedon Prom C, missing out by just one shot. This was despite a resounding 26-shot win by newcomer Alan Kermack, Mike Skyrme, Dick Jackman and Chris Read.

Clevedon Prom C 54 (10), Clarence B 53 (2): C Tippett, J Kellaway, M Scoins, B Duffy 10-21; R Stacey, J Burgess, K Marshall, J Edwards 8-22; A Kermack, M Skyrme, D Jackman, C Read 35-9.

Despite finishing up on two of the six rinks and drawing one of the others, Clarence Blues suffered a 31-shot defeat at Winscombe in Division 1 of the Weston & District Over-60s League.

Victories by David Stott, whose triple included Blues’ debutant Doug Grier, and Gerald Barlow, plus Mick Edlin’s draw, could not make up for heavy defeats on two rinks.

Winscombe 119 (15), Clarence Blues 88 (5): D Grier, M Adams, D Stott 18-16; T Ward, J Rogers, R Burrough 12-24; B Underwood, R Dodson, G Barlow 17-15; I Phipps, J Keay, M Clay 17-21; B Rossiter, T Mannion, M Edlin 15-15; L Lakey, D Thomson, H Sparks 9-28.

There was no joy either for the Golds, Clarence’s second team in the Over-60s League, away to Victoria Vikings, as they finished up on only two rinks. Novice skip John Hayes led one of the winning triples, while John Edwards and his men also won.

Victoria Vikings 120 (16), Clarence Golds 82 (4): J Stewart, M Skyrme, D Jackman 16-24; D Gilbert, M Peters, K Marshall 7-33; C Tippett, M Scoins, B Duffy 11-15; J Kellaway, J Hicks, J Edwards 20-16; B Difford, A Taylor, A Kermack 13-24; J Norris, A Gardiner, J Hayes 15-8.

Clarence’s Sunday mixed team won three of the five rinks at home to Norwest on a beautiful afternoon. The victorious skips were David Stott, Veronica Jones and Audrey Powell.

Clarence 96, Norwest 75: Brenda Hayes, T Cockcroft, Pauline Dunn, D Stott 22-9; Elaine Stott, T Comfort, A Bishop, Veronica Jones 23-18; T Mannion, Jo Mannion, Jan Bishop, Audrey Powell 23-12; Lucy Oldham, L Lewis, Pat Bidmead, J Edwards 12-20; fifth rink (no names) 14-16.

Bridgwater 122, Clarence 58 (friendly): B Difford, M Peters, I Phipps, C Read 15-20; T Comfort, A Taylor, B Duffy, J Burgess 15-23; J Stewart, F Al-Hinai, D Jackman, D Stott 12-15; J Kellaway, John Hayes, K Marshall, A Gardiner 9-27; C Tippett, B Rossiter, R Dodson, M Scoins 7-37.

Clarence 104, Swindon County Ground 109 (mixed friendly): Verlie Edwards, M Peters, J Loveridge, Joan Duffy 19-19; T Comfort, A Taylor, Lucy Oldham, Carol Edlin 17-15; Carol Marshall, Elaine Stott, Jo Mannion, C Read 18-18; Lesley Phipps, John Hayes, C Tippett,. J Edwards 18-20; Norma Peters, J Kellaway, M Scoins, B Duffy 20-17; Irene Hicks, I Phipps, L Lakey, Pat Hanson 14-20.

IT WAS sweet revenge for Victoria when they won their first round of the Turnbull Cup against Winscombe, who had knocked Victoria out of the cup last year and had defeated Victoria five times in their last six encounters.

Victoria’s highest winning rink was Pete Lunn, Hugh Gibbs, Ken Harvey and skip Mike Stocker.

In the National Double Rink competition, Victoria B team had an excellent win at Fosseway with Mike Cooper’s rink of Ray Fenwick, Phil Fisher and Colin Gazzard recording a fine 15-shot victory, with the other rink of Brian Johnson, club captain Mike Manning , Derek Hurst and skip Mike Stocker keeping it tight to ensure overall victory.

In the Weston & District Over-60s League, both the Saxons and Vikings teams enjoyed their day of bowling with two fine wins. The Saxons went to the home of last season’s champions Ashcombe Crusaders and won on five of the six rinks. Top rink was Malcolm Campbell, Ken Curtis and skip Derek Hurst.

The Vikings are also having a good start to their season and completed the double over Clarence Golds and are top of their division at present. Vikings won on four of the six rinks with the rink of Gwynne Jones, John Mingoe-West and skip Eric Sage claiming an emphatic 26-shot victory.

In the County League, the “ team who have started the season slowly, returned from Nailsea without a point having lost on all three rinks.

The B team entertained Wedmore B and won on all three rinks with Derek Hurst continuing his fine form by skipping his rink of Darren Beard, Mike Fletcher and Ken Curtis to an 18-shot victory.

The C team proved too strong for the D team, playing their first derby of the season, winning on two rinks and the match overall by 11 shots. Both teams retired to the clubhouse after the game to enjoy the social aspect of the game.

The mixed friendly team travelled to play City of Wells and in a four-rink match, won just the one rink skipped by Mike Taylor. An away friendly at Clevedon also saw Victoria lose the match, but they did win two of the four rinks skipped by Derek Hurst and Mike Taylor.

An eager and excited coach load of bowlers and guests travelled to Barnwood, near Gloucester for an annual friendly match which is always renowned for the splendid hospitality of the hosts.

The match resulted in a narrow four-shot victory for Victoria with the rink of Bill Nicholls, Pete Newport, Graham Hodge and Colin Gazzard leading the way with a 15-shot winning margin.

Victoria 80, Winscombe 59 (Turnbull Cup): J Newman, A Uccellini, A Bray, W Harrison 17-12; D Fairhurst, D Williams, P Leadbeater, C Gazzard 19-15; M Campbell, N Sell, B Stock, M Cooper 15-22; P Lunn, H Gibbs, K Harvey, M Stocker 29-10.

Victoria B 47, Fosseway 38 (National Double rink): B Johnson, M Manning, D Hurst, M Stocker 18-24; R Fenwick, P Fisher, C Gazzard, M Cooper 29-14.

Victoria Vikings 120 (16), Clarence Golds 82 (4) (Weston & District Over 60s League): S Thynne, G Thorne, D Jones 24-16; G Jones, J Mingo-West, E Sage 33-7; B Johnson, R Sparkes, A Shattock 15-11; L Kelly, R Austin, D Avery 16-20; J Codrington, P Newport, C York 24-13; R Jacobs, C Chudley, G Frost 8-15.

Victoria Saxons 120 (18), Ashcombe Crusaders 94 (2): M Campbell, K Curtis, D Hurst 30-5; R Rockett, M Fletcher, S Evans 12-22; R Fenwick, A Bray, M Taylor 22-15; J Newman, M Manning, B Stock 19-17; H Whyte, A Barnes, D Williams 21-20; P Lunn, A Uccellini, M Stocker 16-15.

Victoria A 42 (0), Nailsea 65 (12) (County League): J Newman, A Uccellini, B Stock, M Cooper 15-19; M Campbell, D Williams, C Gazzard, W Harrison 13-22; P Lunn, H Gibbs, K Harvey, M Stocker 14-24.

Victoria B 72 (12), Wedmore B 43 (0): P Wyatt, R Fenwick, N Sell, M Manning 24-14; H Whyte, P Fisher, A Bray, M Taylor 18-17; D Beard, M Fletcher, K Curtis, D Hurst 30-12.

Victoria C 60 (10) Victoria D 49 (2) C team: R Austin, E Sage, T Gatehouse, G Frost 20-16; J Codrington, G Richards, D Fairhurst, D Jones 18-22; N Stocker, M Milliner, A Barnes, S Evans 22-11.

D team: T Gilbert, A Webb, R Sparkes, J Griffiths 22-18; R Jacobs, R Hollier, P Newport, D Avery 16-20; L Kelly, K Holland, B Saward, J Kerr 11-22.

Victoria 67, City of Wells 79 (mixed friendly): F Waters, M Milliner, R Cleeves, C Chudley 18-20; W Nicholls, R Bailey, P Newport, E Sage 12-24; N Stocker, S Milliner, E Newport, B Stock 16-23; T Ellis, M Angove, M Chudley, M Taylor 21-12.

Victoria 71, Clevedon 84: J Griffiths, L Kelly, M Fletcher, D Hurst 22-18; J Mingo-West, W Nicholls, J Smart, N Sell 14-29; P Wyatt, E Sage, R Rockett, M Manning 12-24; R Austin, M Milliner, G Frost, M Taylor 23-13.

Victoria 97, Barnwood (Gloucester) 93: P Wyatt, J Griffiths, A Uccellini, M Stocker 24-19; D Fairhurst, L Kelly, T Gatehouse, M Taylor 12-27; M Campbell, C Chudley, M Fletcher, M Manning 12-17; W Nicholls, P Newport, G Hodge, C Gazzard 29-14; N Stocker, E Sage, K Curtis, J Newman 20-16.

THE annual club triples day at Wedmore was held in glorious sunshine and after a deciding end, the winners were Ian Gallop, Joan Hunt and Iris Rowlett.

There were mixed fortunes in the men’s matches last week.

Wedmore men’s B team played Burnham at home in a County League match and won by a substantial margin. Wedmore won all three rinks and both Keith Burt and Ian Faulkner’s teams managed a 17 point differential.

Wedmore 78, Burnham 35: K Burt, B Aston, T Hamblin, D Collins 33-16; I Faulkner, B Black, T Collingwood, C Panchaud 27-10; C Moss, V Matthews, T Simpson, B Andrews 18-9.

The A team also played Burnham and lost by just one shot, winning one rink and losing two.

Wedmore 53, Burnham 54: I Gallop, J Arthurs, R Thurkettle, R Hughes 23-14; T Brown, P Moxey, K Pettit, R Barron 14-15; R Bull, D Collins, R Newell, E Payne 16-25.

A Turnbull Cup match was played at Wedmore against City of Wells and the home side scored a substantial win with a final score of 113-61 and winning all four rinks. Roger Hughes led his team to the best differential of the afternoon with a 33-9 victory.

Wedmore men’s B team visited Victoria for a tough match which ended in Wedmore losing all three rinks.

Wedmore 43, Victoria 72: T Hamblin, J Clark, K Davey, B Andrews 12-30; V Matthews, T Collingwood, B Cottrell, K Burt 14-24; T Counsell, R Hunt, C Panchaud, I Faulkner 17-18.

St Andews Spartans also visited Wedmore for an Over-60s triples match and went away victorious winning four rinks out of six. Clive Panchaud and his team had the best result for Wedmore scoring a 23-12 win.

Wedmore 88, St Andrews 120: C Panchaud, V Matthews, S Fisher 23-12; K Pettit, D Trow, B Cottrell 22-15; D Nicholls, J Harvey, T Simpson 7-29; R Newell, T Counsell, I Gallop 17-22; T Brown, C Wheller, R Norris 11-13; R Hughes, J Runciman, P Rowlett 8-29.

Wedmore’s A team had a tough home match against Portishead, losing all three rinks and the match 36-66.

The ladies played visitors Fosseway in the Mendip Ladies Triples League, winning two out of three rinks, but losing on an overall score of 52-57. Best performing rink, with a differential of 10 points, was Mary Ronald’s team.

Wedmore Ladies 52, Fosseway 57: M Ronald, V Beard, T Newell 23-13; J Masters, J Collins, M Barron 21-12; S Moss, D Gallop, J Wheller 8-32.

In the Wessex Ladies League, Wedmore played away against Wessex and won two rinks, drawing the third.

Wedmore Ladies 60, Wessex 45: M Barron, B Clark, M Perry, G Harvey 19-16; B Disbrey, L Hamblin, M Trow, J Masters 22-10; D Gallop, C Pettit, A Hughes, S Moss 19-19.

The Wedmore ladies enjoyed another success in the Victoria Ladies Triples League when they visited Eastover. Winning two rinks out of three the final score was 34-23. Wedmore Ladies 34, Eastover 23: D Gallop, B Clark, E Deverill 14-6; T Newell, J Hunt, G Harvey 8-10; B Disbrey, M Perry, J Masters 12-7.

In a mixed friendly match, Wedmore had a successful afternoon against Wrington, winning all four rinks in a 80-64 victory.

The winning team is shown receiving the cup from club president Ron Barron.

WINSCOMBE ladies’ only game of the week, played in the Wessex League against Ashcombe Park at home, resulted in a resounding win for their opponents.

Despite a good effort by Angela Ainswoth’s rink, finally losing 18-22, the other two rinks were unable to make up the shortfall and the final result of 42-75 left the Winscombe team with no points for the first time this season.

Winscombe Ladies 42, Ashcombe Park 75 (Wessex League): T Miles, M Sprouting, J Rush, R Keane 13-28; M Smith, L Dyer, S Nash, M Adams 11-25; C Hopes, T Darkin, L Fredersdorff (c), A Ainsworth 18-22.

WESSEX Ladies 37 (2), Congresbury 62 (8) (Mendip League): M Hawkins, J Duffy, P Taylor 17-16; B Jones, A Ferwings, A Ward 10-22; I Hicks, J Allard, A Powell 10-24.

Wessex Ladies 69 (10), North Petherton 47 (0) (Wessex League): I Hicks, C Walker, P Turner, M Davis 31-12; V Edwards, D Stenning, J Binding, C Peart 21-19; N Peters, S Bishop, B Jones, M Hawkins 17-16.

Wessex Ladies 45 (1), Isle of Wedmore 60 (9): I Hicks, N Peters, C Peart, E Deane 10-22; P Hanson, J Binding, N Davis, A Ward 19-19; A Fewings, M Hawkins, J Duffy, A Powell 16-19.

Wessex Ladies 39, Portishead 55 (friendly): E Stott, D Stenning, M McMillan, M Davis 14-16; N Peters, B Wallace, J Duffy, E Deane 9-22; I Hicks, C Walker, A Crawford, P Dunn 16-17.

CLARENCE Ladies 64, West Backwell 46 (WDLL): S Ellis, C Cromey, P Burrough 25-11; J Colman, P Phillips, M Baker 22-13; C Cooper, C Edlin, V Collicott 17-22.

DUE to county competitions, Victoria ladies had to make five changes from the published team as they travelled to Ashcombe Park.

Victoria Ladies 28, Ashcombe Park 44: C Webb, J Donald, C Willetts, A Holland 8-11; G Poolman, J Mills, S Harrison, M Hillman 11-16; M Angove, S Milliner, R Bailey, M Chudley 9-17.

ASHCOMBE Ladies 75 (10), Winscombe 42 (0) (Wessex League): M Main, S Bayntun, Jill Wilkinson, A Goacher 28-13; S Noyes, J Matthews, N Counsell, S Weaden 25-11; M Tucker, B MacGregor, M Tasker, S Hopkins 22-18.

Ashcombe Ladies 46 (2), Clarence 64 (8) (North Somerset Triples League): S Noyes, S Hopkins, S Ford 11-25; M Tucker, N Counsell, M Williams 13-22; J Field, J Wilkinson, S Weaden 22-17. Friendly rink: B Groves, S Bayntun, M Tasker 15-15.

Ashcombe Ladies 44, Victoria 28 (after 15 ends) (friendly): L Owens, S Davies, M Tasker, S Ford 16-11; M Palmer, B Cullen, B MacGregor, J McInally 11-8; J Matthews, L Paterson, M Williams, S Weaden 17-9.

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