Narrow victory for the Central League

SKITTLES - THE second leg of the President's Cup took place on Saturday night between the Central and Wrington Vale Leagues at Hornets club.

THE second leg of the President's Cup took place on Saturday night between the Central and Wrington Vale Leagues at Hornets club.

After winning the first leg by 15 pins the Central got of to a great start with a 41 hand down on the first set going on to win the set by five pins. Now 20 pins down in the tie Wrington had to try and pull some pins back in the second set, but thanks to some excellent skittles from Paul Stewart, scoring 59 the Central pulled a further 17 pins. Wrington started the third set strongly, thanks to their captain Andy Harris scoring 58 and went on to win the set by three pins.

All the Central had to do in the last set was to tap, tap, tap and would bring the side home to victory, and that is what they did, going on to win the match by six pins and the tie over two legs by 21 pins. The two legs were played in a great sporting atmosphere and a great time was had by all,

Central 594 (Paul Stewart 59, Ian Thompson 54), Wrington Vale 588 (Andy Harris 58, Keith Buck 55).


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Friday night saw the Conservative Bs up against the Tornadoes in Division 3 of the Central League.

The Con Bs had had a bad recent run, last week going out of two cup competitions. There was determination within the squad to stop the rot, especially as the league race is hotting up, too.

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Set 1 was an extremely close affair, eventually being drawn 104 pins each. Martin Murray (Con B's) hitting 39 was the only notable score.

Set 2 again was nip and tuck. Con Bs winning it in the end by five pins, 108-103. Alan Newland (Con Bs) 37, Len Lewis (Tornadoes) 37 and J Sherwood (Tornadoes) 37 being top scorers.

Set 3 was the defining set of the game as Con Bs could do little wrong. The set was won by 32 pins, 135-103. Top scorers were K Driscoll 41, John Cozens 49 (one spare) and M Coleman 45 all of the Con B.

Set 4 was again close, but the Con Bs came out victorious 122-117. Dave Pearce hit 46 and Andy Griffiths 39, both of Con B, C Laity 41 and G Horler 45 top scored for Tornadoes. This concluded the game for a well earned 13 points to one victory. This result keeps Con Bs in the top two of Division 3.

Knockout Cup, Round 2, Division 1: Cabot Fubars (N Nicholson 49) 472, Choppers (D Morgan 53) 530; Renegades (L Young 50) 472, Walnut B (E Absalom 49) 473; Century B (M Yeates 51) 492, Alleycats (L Romeo 46) 481; Ere For The Beer (D Underhay 51) 503, Wurzels (I Bettesworth 50) 512.

Division 2: Sweeney (G Filer 54) 554, Dambusters (M Dewey 53) 539; Gatecrashers (P Lippett 46) 452, Cabot Rollers (A Freeman 51) 453; Wanderers (S Milsom 56), Falcons (M Gregory 55) 518; Balmoral Steamers (C Murray 50) 476, Wookurs (P Gadsen 55) 505.

Division 3: REA (R Bignell 48) 481, Conservative B (A Griffiths 55) 478; Depoteers (P Richards 57) 434, Double 6 (B Taylor 44) 395; Nalgo (T Counsell 46) 460, Nutters (K Purnell 48) 452; Reptiles (P Stacey 52) 493, Cannonballs (B Parsons 55) 536.

George Davis Cup, Round 4: Reptiles (A Milson 58) 554, Cabot Rollers (K Edwards 54) 540; Conservative B (D S Pearce 49) 480, Walnut B (L Cox 54) 520; Gatecrashers (D J Loud 52) 500, Alleycats (R Lovell 58) 555; St John's B (M Day 52) 531, Falcons (D Tucker 53) 482.

WESTON and District League, Division 1: Electrodes 449 (H Martin 48) 12, Charlies Angels 440 (A Fisher, A Doble, R Duffy 43) 2; Larks 415 (J Goodare, T Coppack 40) 4; Worle Sports 433 (V Truman 42) 10; Nalgo Ladies 476 (J Flavell 53) 2, Fraser Sports 482 (S Upton 53) 12; Streakers 476 (L Summers 49) 4, Drifters 505 (M Williams 54) 10; Wayward Queens 417 (S Marsh, L Bird, V Smale 43) 1, New Pennies 458 (K Holbrook 54) 13; Weston AFC Ladies (R Bailey 46) 4, Wooden Tops 455 (S Yelland 46) 10.

Division 2: Concordias 122 (P Quick 44) 10, Movers 272 (J Froude 42) 4: Jays 459 (K Trego, K Jones 45) 2; Wreckateers 479 (J Webber 58) 12; Rollers 381 (J Lyall, P Jones 43) 0, Triards 444 (J Joules 43) 14; Weaker Links 469 (K Hayden 55) 4, Breakaways 483 (J White 51) 10; Winscombe Sports 356 (P Phillips 39) 4, Club Girls 381 (F Millar 42) 10; WM Starlights 432 (P Muirhead 43) 12, Pin Ups 401 (B Wagner 46) 2.

Division 3: Improvers 421 (P Osborne 46) 4, Alley Cats 429 (L Sweet 42) 10; Hart Breakers 460 (M Waters 50) 2, Social Rebels 475 (T Fillingham 50) 12; Social Rocker 392 (V Prest 42) 4, Dolly Mixtures 423 (R Dean 46) 10; Strugglers 407 (M Habberley, B McKerron 39) 2, Hazbinz 421 (D Dicker 47) 12; Utta Kaos 453 (J Webb-Wood 47) 14, Baker Street Ladies 412 (T Munden 38) 0; Whirlybirds 438 (J Wilkinson 46) 12, Week Enders 411 (S Bateman 43) 2.

Division 4: Coach House Rookies 322 (J Thompson 36) 0, Highway Belles 373 (T Adams 44) 14; Congresbury Ladies 404 (C Wear 49) 0, Likely Lassies 452 (B Green, V McIlveen 44) 14; Lakesiders 277 (S Bristow 38) 12, Socialites 262 (M Fear 36) 2; Major Disasters 400 (M Johnson, S Featherstone 40) 14, Brave Harts 315 (V Dickson 40) 0: Nutty Ladies 448 (V Nott, B Marney 45) 9, Owls 448 (P Bidwell 49) 5; Worle Century Ladies 346 (R Davies 37) 12, Victoria Belles 304 (A Punter 42) 2.

WESTON and District League, Perkins Cup, round 4: WM Racketeers B (M Taylor 65) 568, Dropouts (R Major 54) 498; Unionist A (J Cowgill 50) 471, Cabot Bittermen (S Bellingham 41) 418; Rascals (M Day 54) 492, Fraser Lads (M Glover 43) 435; Regent Sports (A Saunders 51) 502, Crown Inn (D Skinnet, P Blackwell 55) 507.

Steve James Cup, Round 2: Worle Century Club (C Cleeves 55) 543, St Happys (B Clarke 48) 466;

Strays (T Hoskins 55) 487, Social Club B (M Burrough 45) 461.Nellies Heroes (D Fairhurst 49) 476, Admirals (R Ford, J Rowsell, A Wright 46) 482; Weston Legionaires (W Manville 57) 492, Langford Rovers (C King 67) 499; Beer Masters (P Georgiou, C Board 45) 411, White Hart Harriers (A Headon 46) 428; Young Lions (C Millett, N Millett 52) 514, Anchors (D Blackwell 46) 462; Peckers (P Williams 53) 496, Hillbillies (R Strick 60) 507; Crusaders (R Brafield 51) 495, Pin Hunters (M Francis 49) 488.

WESTON Mixed Skittles League Knockout Cup first round: Gadabouts 492 (G Poole 47), Cavaliers 458 (DS Pearce 44); Pheasant Pluckers 485 (S Lewis 50), Saints & Sinners 481 (N Wilcox 51); Boozers 475 (D McGilivray 45), Arts & Tarts 429 (S Allcock 41); Woodpeckers 462 (J Davis 48), Shellducks 439 (K Blyth 49); Cannonballs 447 (S Sansam 45), Crewsaders 421 (M Whitford 44); Wagtails 443 (R Meader 45), Casuals 395 (M Dewey 40); Dropouts 431 (T Smallwood 42), Hits N Mrs 421 (A Parker 48).

League: Arts & Tarts 498 (S Crockett 53) 10, Cavaliers 492 (D Pearce 47) 4; Gadabouts 479 (J Askins 52) 12, Crewsaders 429 (M Warren 47) 2; Wagtails 477 (D Meader 53) 10, Saints & Sinners 461 (P Chappell 47) 4; Boozers 472 (A Cox 58) 12, Hits N Mrs 439 (S Jones 49) 2; Pheasant Pluckers 469 (R Ackland 49) 13, Dropouts 401 (T Smallwood 39) 1; Woodpeckers 444 (P Romeo 56) 12, Cannonballs 414 (J Mousley 44) 2; Shellducks 395 (B Avery 40) 8, Casuals 393 (M Dewey 40) 6.

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