League match goes to the wire

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Wedmore defeated North Petherton in the men’s county league by just three shots.

A HOME and away double rinker against North Petherton in the men’s county indoor league went to the wire with both clubs winning both rinks at home.

Away, Wedmore lost 23-43 and at home the victory was 53-30 giving a narrow win overall 76-73.

Rink scores away: S Eastment, K Pettit, C Panchaud, R Bull 11-24; E Payne, K Philimore, A Birch, B Back 11-24. Home: R Thurkett, D Nichols, S Newdick, K Chick 29-14; C Moss, G Annuik, D Collins, J Arthur 24-16.

In a mixed friendly at home against Winscombe, both sides won a rink but the overall score favoured the home side 38-32.


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In a close-fought game that was in doubt until the penultimate end, R Corbett led the winning team 20-12. R Newell’s team led for almost half the game with the score at 18-19 at the start of the last end, unfortunately losing 18-20.

IT was a bad week for St Andrews, with a county league defeat for the men and a double rink defeat for the ladies.

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In the county league, the opposition were Clevedon and Saints’ players were a bit overwhelmed with a lot of county players against them.

Ron Gills rink went down by 14 shots, Phil Villis by 13 shots and Tony Steer by 21. Danny Favis salvaged a point against international Pip Branfield.

The ladies double rink was close up to the 15th end only two shots in the game. Meg Favis, away at Taunton, did well to keep in control all through the game which resulted in a two shot victory.

Unfortunately at home, Ann Campbell’s rink found the opposition too strong and went down by 15 shots, Saints losing by 13 shots overall.

St Andrews 51, Clevedon 99 (County League): G Tofte, C Robinson, G Cooper, R Gill 14-28; K Rodgers, C Coffin, E Day, P Villis 13-26; D Stanton, J Steer, W Ainsworth, A Steer 8-29; D Price, A Yeeles, B Roberts, D Favis 16-16.

St Andrews Ladies 28, Taunton Deane 41 (Double Rink): M Millard, M Wride, P Pattenden, A Campbell 10-25; C Venn, J Forse, J Pitman, M Favis 18-16.

WOODSPRING Indoor Bowls Club took on the Indoor Patrons, with four games in the morning and four in the afternoon.

The games were played in a friendly spirit, while remaining competitive. The games were shared two each, although the Patrons won by 12 shots.

The Patrons do good work raising money for charities and are well supported by various clubs.

Woodspring 58, Patrons 70 (10am): M Perry, E Morley, E Hopkins, M Brummell/ I Read, R Dolby, J Kinsella, T Steer 14-13; R Nock, D Norville, D Fairhurst, A Williams/J Glover, P Staddon, S Ash (sub) R Scott 15-18.

2pm: G Fews, S Ash, N Coombes, J Taylor/T Seymour (chairman), R Bacdry, K James (secretary), M Beale 10-26; P Gaulton, D Cooper, G Russell, D Hurst/ G Radly, K Soazley, L Bass, E Willis 19-13.

In the SCIBA Double-Fours Inter-Club KO competition, Woodspring lost 20-44 to Victoria. Unfortunately the home rink played only 19 ends, due to a Woodspring player being taken ill.

Home: S Ash, G Russell, N Sell, D Fairhurst 9-24. Away: S Hedges, B Jones, M Reeves, R Hadley 11-20.

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