Mixed results for St Andrews

ST ANDREWS A team played Donyatt in the first of the Over-60 double rinks competitions and recorded a comfortable win.

ST ANDREWS A team played Donyatt in the first of the Over-60 double rinks competitions and recorded a comfortable win.

St Andrews played the first round of the Denny Cup against Yate and, despite the rinks of Don Bailey and Tony Steer winning by 35 shots, they were defeated by two shots.

The following day was the Egham Trophy. This is a mixed competition and, on paper, St Andrews had a tough encounter ahead of them against Ilminster. However, Don Bailey’s rink struggled against an international skip away, but the rinks of Barry Forse (away), Gordon Wride and Meg Favis at home, all managed a win, this giving Saints a six-shot victory.

St Andrews put out two Over-60 double rinks teams. The A team had a tough game against BCL. Barry Forse’s away rink only played 18 ends and finished 13 shots up, whilst Don Bailey’s rink at home overcame the might of Barry Smith and Don Foulks, finishing at 19 ends winning by 10 shots.

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The B team had a hard game against Victoria. The home rink of Dave Nutt went down by nine shots and the away rink of Danny Favis lost by 24 shots.

St Andrews played their first County League game against Yeovil. This was a winning fixture last season, but Yeovil made sure of revenge with four winning rinks.

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St Andrews 84, Yate (Denny Cup) 86: G Millard, A Horsburgh, R Venn, G Wride 10-33; J Wilkes, DJ Favis, A. Owens, D Bailey 31-13; A Hyde, P Aldus, P Villis, A Steer 28-11; R Roberts, D Nutt, K Uglow, B Forse 15-29.

St Andrews 80, Ilminster (Egham Trophy) 74: Mrs C Venn, Mrs M Pattenden, R Venn, G Wride 22-20; Mrs M Wride, DJ Favis, P Villis, Mrs M Favis 23-10; Mrs P Uglow, Mrs A Campbell, A Owens, D Bailey 14-32; Mrs J Ware, Mrs A Powell, K Uglow, B Forse 21-12.

St Andrews 46, BCL (Over-60 double rink) 23: A Hyde, A Horsburgh, A Steer, D Bailey 25-15; K Uglow, R Venn (c), J Creasey, B Forse 21-8.

St Andrews 18, Victoria (Over-60 double rink ) 51: R Smith, G Burgess, A Yeeles, D Nutt 11-20; D Stanton, MG Berry, A Ware, DJ Favis 7-31.

St Andrews 65, Yeovil (County League) 95: R Smith, A Yeeles, A Horsburgh, DJ Favis 19-21; J Wilkes, MG Berry, P Villis, D Bailey 12-31; A Hyde, G Millard, P. Aldus, A Steer 21-22; K Uglow, R Venn, A Owens, B Forse 12-21.

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