Presentation night

The Weston and District Skittle League recently held their presentation evening at the Webbington Hotel and Country Club.

WESTON and District Skittle League recently held their annual dinner and presentation evening at the Webbington Hotel and Country Club.

After an excellent meal attended by nearly 200 people, presentations were made to the successful teams and individuals by league president Reece Lovell.

Winners for the season were - individual champion and highest competition score: Graham Wilcox; runner-up: Phil Dean. Pairs champions: Russell Loud and Malcolm Day; Neil Wilcox and Paul Stewart. Highest competition score: Malcolm Teague and Peter Hucker. London Bridge champion: Steve Barker; Paul Steer; Phil Dean.

Division 1 champions: Nomads; WM Racketeers B. Division 2: Dropouts; Crown Inn. Division 3: Nelly’s Heroes; White Hart Harriers. Division 4: Uphill Steamers; Boro Arms B. Wooden Spoon: Earlybirds.

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Hospital Cup Division 1: Rascals; Worle Club. Division 2: Crown Inn; Dropouts. Division 3: Nelly’s Heroes; Ginger Mingers. Division 4: Weston Legionaires; White Hart Humbles.

Perkins Cup: Worle Club; Rascals; Homefield Rangers. Steve James Cup: Cabot Bittermen. Graham Wilcox Cup for runners-up: Nelly’s Heroes.

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Highest team averages: WM Racketeers B; Crown Inn; Nelly’s Heroes; Boro Arms B. Individual: Steve Barker; Geoff Poole; Kevin Lane; Magic Millman.

Most away spares: Graham Wilcox; Mike Tranter; Kevin Lane; Steve Venn, Dan Owen, Andy Gibbs. Highest scores: Ian Thompson; Dan Parfitt; Martin Taylor; Phil Dean.

The league had beaten the Wrington Vale League and the Central League in inter-league matches, but lost to the Wells and District League.

The Courage Cup of Merit was presented to St Johns for their hospitality. The Cyril Richardson Cup was awarded to Geoff Poole, who had been team captain since 1987 and the Bill Parsons Trophy was awarded to Ted Thorne, who had announced his retirement from skittles after 55 years.

The league has a vacancy for the season commencing in September and any men’s team interested should contact Hugh Edwards on 635197 or Bryon Boulter on 512559 as soon as possible.

MIXED Summer Skittles League Division 1: Predators 478 (G Beynon 51) 8, Nutters 472 (K Mann 53) 6; Guinness Hero’s 419 (A Buttery 44) 2, Daydreamers 447 (D Johnston 44) 12; Warreners 433 (T Syms 46) 0, O’Pees 471 (Ruth Middle 48) 14.

Division 2: Mixers 473 (C Loud 51) 10, Saints & Sinners 471 (S Cooper 52) 4; The A Team 478 (Jan Webber 49) 10, Rejects 474 (B Woodman 52) 4; Harlepins 513 (R Day 60) 6, Nuts & Boults 518 (J Mathias 56) 8.

Division 3: Walnut Wanderers 459 (A Smith 50) 2, Balmoral Steamers 522 (C Murray 60) 12; Baize of Glory 479 (M Nott 48) 10, Walnut Whips 457 (S Hodgins 49) 4; Dewdrops 481 (R White 70) 12, Regency 421 (S Shoebridge 52) 2.

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