Maximum points for St Andrews

ST ANDREWS dominated Donyatt in another round of the Top Club competition, earning maximum points.

ST ANDREWS dominated Donyatt in another round of the Top Club competition, earning maximum points.

Once again in this mixed competition, the first two morning games triumphed, giving the Saints an eight point lead.

Andrew Owens skipped the triples to a nine shot victory and Don Bailey skipped the fours to win by the same margin.

The ladies’ singles and mixed pairs started the afternoon session, but once Jackie Ware won the singles, the opposition conceded the other games as the Saints reached the 16 points required.


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St Andrews now play Torquay at home in the next round.

In the latest round of matches in the Pro Wash Open Triples, runaway leaders the Chasers suffered another reverse, this time at the hands of the Yankees, for whom Carolina Venn was in fine form.

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In the Weston League, St Andrews played Victoria and managed to win all four rinks, two home and two away for maximum points.

St Andrews 16, Donyatt 0 (Top Club): K Uglow, M Favis, A Owens 21-12; P Uglow, A Campbell, R Venn, D Bailey 24-15; C Venn 16-6; men’s singles and mixed pairs were conceded.

St Andrews 68, Victoria 41 (Weston League): R Smith, Ma Cordwell, D Carr, P Villis 13-10; J Smith, Mk Cordwell, B Alden, D Henderson 12-11; L Blight, M Blight, I Hicks, E Hooper 15-13; C Riley, M Simpson, D Stanton, B Ennis 28-7.

The St Andrews four of Ken Uglow, Don Bailey, Barrie Forse and Andrew Owens beat a BCL side in the semi-final of the national fours by 22-10.

This result, along with the national triple of Uglow, Owens and Forse, has now reached the area finals.

? IN the annual Brenda Dunston Trophy at Woodspring, the men were looking to record a victory against the ladies.

The event consists of three two-hour, two-rink sessions. For the last couple of years the competition, commonly known as the battle of the sexes, has been won by the ladies.

However, this year the men triumphed by winning four of the six rinks played. All games were played with good humour and a lot of friendly banter. Thanks go to the members who organised and catered for the event.

The next big club event will be the Woodspring Challenge on March 20.

Woodspring Ladies played a friendly against Clevedon and ran out comfortable 59-15 winners.

Clevedon never really got into their stride and were well beaten in the end.

Scores: S Noyes, C Willet, A Pilgrim, S Weaden 31-9; N Urch, C Hedges, M Tasker, S Lupton 28-6.

Woodspring were soundly beaten on three of the four rinks played against Clarrie Dunbar in the men’s Somerset League.

The only rink to get any joy was skipped by Gordon Russell, who was well supported by John Watson, Ray Sparks and Sam Hedges. The quartet was never in trouble and came out winning the rink comfortably.

Woodspring 46, Clarrie Dunbar 111: J Watson, R Sparks, S Hedges, G Russell 21-8; G Fews, M Bass, G Finnegan, T Williams 14-23; S Ash, G Tucker, R Hadley, M Reeves 4-42; D Urch, B Jones, R Tasker, E Hopkins 7-38.

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