Mixed weekend for Saints

St Andrews enjoyed a mixed weekend in two national competitions.

ST ANDREWS enjoyed a mixed weekend, playing in two national competitions.

In the Denny Cup they were up against the might of Clevedon and although losing, put up a good fight. Neither of the home rinks lost, but could not build up enough shots to counteract the two away rinks who both did well.

The home rink of Don Bailey drew and Tony Steer’s rink won by just one shot. Away, the rinks of Barrie Forse and George Guest lost by five shots each.

The mixed competition, the Egham Trophy, was more successful. Playing a team from Victoria, Street, all four rinks were victorious. At home, both Tony Steer and Don Bailey’s rinks had seven shot wins. At Street, Andrew Owens’ rink were level at 15 ends, but stormed ahead for an eight shot win and Barrie Forse’s rink were ahead most of the game and finished with a seven shot win.

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Monica Pattenden had an outstanding game with some exceptional drawing bowls.

THE indoor season is now well under way at Wedmore, with the first rounds of several national competitions having been played.

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Wedmore men played their first match of the Denny Cup against Taunton. After a good start over the first 10 ends, Wedmore were leading in three of the four rinks, but unfortunately could not maintain it over the second half of the match and Taunton eventually ran out winners by 90-66.

The ladies had a better result in the Yetton Trophy against Donyatt. After a good start, the away rinks were overhauled, but the home rinks won by a sufficient margin to give an overall victory by 93-73.

Wedmore played St Andrew’s in the mixed Egham Trophy competition, but were well beaten 54-122, losing on all rinks.

Several friendlies have also been played. The club welcomed the County Under-25 team for a game in which the experience of the locals proved no match for the younger players, resulting in a final score of 21-48.

Better results were obtained in a mixed friendly against Prattens (56-26) and ladies friendlies against Victoria (58-23) and St Andrews (35-27).

The annual dinner and prize-giving was held at the Isle of Wedmore Golf Club, where some 74 members enjoyed an excellent meal. Trophies were presented by club president Ron Barron to the winners of this year’s outdoor competitions.

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