Rinks success for Banwell’s vice-captain

Frank Bertram bowling for Ashcombe.

Frank Bertram bowling for Ashcombe. - Credit: Archant

Banwell Bowls Club’s first trophy of the season was won by their vice-captain and his team

BANWELL Bowling Club rinks day took place in glorious weather and the first trophy of the season was won by Banwell’s vice-captain and his team.

After a five-week break in their league campaign, Banwell B travelled to an unbeaten St Andrews B on one of the warmest afternoons to date.

The rinks skipped by Kim Burgess and Jimmy Laurent stormed away and never looked back, but John Rickerty and his rink had a fight on their hands, but they came good towards the end of the game to ensure Banwell won on all three rinks to gain maximum points.

St Andrews B 35 (0), Banwell B 73 (12): T Burnett, D Robinson, M Amos, J Rickerty 23-18; S Kedward, J Evans, M Laycock, J Laurent 23-8; H Woodards, J Amos, C Wilson, K Burgess 27-9.


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A comprehensive win in a friendly triples match at home against Clevedon Prom saw Banwell win on four of the five rinks, with club captain Chris Wilson and his rink achieving the highest winning rink margin.

Banwell 112, Clevedon Prom 58: T Burnett, J Barron, T Byrnes 26-11; F Cairns, H Woodards, M Laycock 19-11; J Evans, T Garfield, C Wilson 29-9; V Mcardell, D Robinson, J Rickerty 24-8; M Olley, J Amos, K Burgess 14-19.

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In another friendly, Wedmore proved to be the stronger team on the night. Mal Laycock, skipped the only winning Banwell rink.

Banwell 65, Wedmore 76: D Walker, J Barron, T Byrnes, M Laycock 22-17; T Hyde, D Robinson, J Rickerty, G Millard 18-24; T Garfield, F Cairns, H Woodards, B Taylor 14-16; V Mcardell, M Olley, J Amos, A Vickery 11-19.

ASHCOMBE played their annual Westcliffe Trophy Challenge, sponsored by Westcliffe Financial Services.

The challenge consists of four hour-long games of two-wood triples, two played in the morning and two in the afternoon. The games were played in friendly rivalry with an undertone of competitiveness.

Three teams were vying for the title, each having won all their games, but on shot difference, this year’s winners were Norma Counsell, Fraser Ham and Joan McInally.

Runners-up were Martin Paterson, Mary Williams and Roger Tasker. The prizes were presented by director Mr. Mark Dyer.

Many thanks to all the people involved in making the day an outstanding success.

Crusaders 93, Saxons 108 (Over-60s League): L Day, D Bleasdale, J Whitton 14-13; G Tottle, C Hughes, B Webber 14-30; R Powell, G Wilkinson, J Taylor 15-18; A Wilmot, S Hedges, J Whitlow 16-18; A Freke, A Little, DA Williams 21-9; T Morgan, B Hadley, J Creasey 13-20.

Templers 85, Victoria Vikings 99 (Over-60s League): M Unwin, M Paterson, R Tasker 15-11; B Alden, M Brummell, P Gaulton 14-19; D Freestone, B Benstead, L Cox 11-21; M McMahon, S Andrews, E Booth 18-17; M Field, G Pople, F Bertram 14-12; G Tucker, M Tripp, M Badman 13-19.

Ashcombe A 72, Portishead RBL 33 (SCLB): A Wilmot, E Roberts, L Day, T Bass 24-12; R Powell, N Coombes, B Caddick, J Taylor 25-7; T Morgan, D Bleasdale, S Hedges, J Whitlow 23-14.

Ashcombe B 60, Yatton B 61: M Paterson, G Sansam, I Baker, P Gaulton 20-21; M West, F Ham, R Tasker, J Creasey 22-13; J Marlow, M Bass, T Cotrell, M Parry 18-27.

VICTORIA had their best week for results as they won every game that was played.

In the County League, the B, C and D teams enjoyed their weekend as they revelled in the sun as all three had good wins. Only the B team dropped any points. The C and D teams each gained maximum points away at Yatton and Clevedon Prom respectively.

Both the Saxons and the Vikings are doing well in the Weston & District Triples League as the Saxons completed a double over current leaders Ashcombe Crusaders. The triple of Roger Rockett, Tony Barnes and Ken Harvey won by a massive 16 shots.

The Vikings did not expect to do much at the start of the season, but are now knocking on the door for promotion as they are now second in their division, having completed the double over Ashcombe Templars.

Victoria B 69 (10), Nailsea B 53 (2) (Somerset County League): D Beard, P Fisher, A Bray, M Taylor 23-14; M Campbell, M Fletcher, J Howell, D Hurst 25-16; A Uccellini, N Sell, M Manning, B Stock 21-23.

Victoria C 76 (12), Yatton C 29 (0): J Codrington, G Richards, G Rain, K Holland 33-7; R Hollier, M Milliner, A Barnes, D Sealey 16-15; L Stocker, E Sage, T Gatehouse, G Frost 27-7.

Victoria D 85 (12), Clevedon Prom C 40 (0): K Leahy, W Nicholls, J Kerr, G Hodge 33-10; G Jones, B Saward, A Shattock, D Avery 31-12; T Gilbert, A Webb, P. Newport, G Griffiths 21-18.

Victoria Saxons 108 (16), Ashcombe Crusaders 93 (4) (Weston & District Over-60s): M Campbell, K Curtis, D Hurst 13-14; R Rockett, A Barnes, K Harvey 30-14; H Whyte, A Bray, M Taylor 18-15; T Gatehouse, J Newman, K Holland 18-16; J Smart, M Fletcher, B Stock 9-21; P Lunn, A Uccellini, M Stocker 20-13.

Victoria Vikings 99 (14), Ashcombe Templars 85 (6) (Weston & District Over-60s): T Gilbert, R Sparkes, D Avery 11-15; B Johnson, J Griffiths, G Hodge 19-14; J Turton, J Mingo-West, E Sage 21-11; S Thynne, G Thorne, D Jones 17-18; I Linham, T Farmer, J Downing 12-14; W Nicholls, P Newport, G Frost 19-13.

Victoria 116, Gilfach Gogh 86 (friendly): M Milliner, T Gatehouse, N Sell, M Stocker 17-24; M Willetts, N Stocker, G Rain, M Taylor 33-8; S Thynne, L Stocker, K Curtis, W Harrison 22-17; W Nicholls, J Griffiths, M Campbell, D Hurst 22-19; P Wyatt, A Barnes, J Newman, D Avery 22-20.

Victoria 95, North Petherton 90 (friendly):A Waygood, G Rain, D Sealey, A Bray 25-16; W Nicholls, A Shattock, N Sell, K Harvey 23-12; R Austin, J Griffiths, P Newport, M Manning 18-18; M Willetts, J Smart, M Campbell, D Jones 20-18; M Milliner, C York, J Newman, M Stocker 9-26.

The rink of Mike Stocker were rampant as they notched up a 49-shot victory in their game as Victoria enjoyed the fast bowling conditions, which visitors Worcester County Ground struggled to master.

Victoria 169, Worcester County Ground 87 (mixed): D Owen, J Turton, E Newport, M Taylor 24-11; J Mills, R Bailey, D Fairhurst, C Gazzard 14-22; M Angove, W Nicholls, A Bray, M Stocker 54-5; F Waters, R Austin, C Chudley, M Cooper 35-11; T Ellis, E Sage, R Cleeves, J Newman 22-16; N Stocker, C Stevens, J Griffiths, D Hurst 20-22.

CLARENCE Blues squeezed home by two shots against Clevedon Prom in Division 1 of the Over-60s League.

Home team Blues finished up on only two of the six rinks, but the 11-shot victory by Gerry Barlow’s trio, they had a six on the 16th end, and Brian Ballinger’s two-shot win proved just enough.

Clarence Blues 98 (12), Clevedon Prom 96 (8): L Lakey, R Crawford, M Clay 15-16; B Underwood, M Adams, D Stott 11-15; B Rossiter, D Grier, R Burrough 13-18; A Gardiner, I Phipps, G Barlow 22-11; T Hooper, M Edlin, B Ballinger 18-16; T Ward, J Rogers, P Tubb 19-20.

In Division 2 of the Over-60s League, Clarence’s second team, the Golds, were at home to league newcomers Portishead and went down by 36 shots.

Rinks skipped by Mike Davies and Brian Hanks earned four points for the Golds, both won on the last end, although John Edwards’s men went down by only one shot.

Clarence Golds 68 (4), Portishead 104 (16): J Hawkins, A Taylor, J Hicks 5-23; J Kellaway, K Marshall, M Davies 12-10; L Lewis, M Scoins, B Hanks 13-12; D Bowley, J Norris, J Edwards 14-15; B Difford, G Phillips, M Phillips 13-20; J Stewart, R Cornwall, D Jackman 11-24.

Fine wins on the rinks skipped by club vice-captain Brendan Duffy and John Edwards earned Clarence B a home victory over Winscombe C in Division 3 North of the Somerset County League.

Duffy’s rink won by 13 shots, helped by a seven on the 15th end, while Edwards and his team had a six on the ninth in their five-shot victory.

Clarence B 71 (10), Winscombe C 63 (2): A Bishop, J Hicks, M Scoins, B Duffy 28-15; B Underwood, M Skyrme, M Adams, J Edwards 24-19; M Davies, R Cornwall, D Jackman, C Read 19-29.

Clarence’s Sunday mixed team notched up their third successive victory when, in brilliant sunshine, they beat visitors Seaton by 16 shots.

Irene Hicks, 93-year-old Bob Cornwall, Mike Scoins and Pam Hawkins formed the most successful home rink, winning by 15 shots. A six on the final end helped Maurice Phillips skip his team, who included newcomer Jenny Weston, to victory, while Rob Stacey won by four and Veronica Jones drew.

Clarence 116, Seaton 100: D Weston, Pam Fowler, D Gilbert, K Marshall 15-22; Shirley Scoins, Jenny Weston, D Jackman, M Phillips 23-11; Lucy Oldham, J Hicks, Jo Mannion, T Ward 17-25; Marlene Woods, Elaine Stott, A Bishop, Veronica Jones 18-18; J Hawkins, Carol Marshall, Pat Phillips, R Stacey 19-15; Irene Hicks, R Cornwall, M Scoins, Pam Hawkins 24-9.

AFTER recent defeats in the Over-60s Division 1 Triples League, St Andrews returned to form with an emphatic 20-0, win at home to Burnham.

In their County League game against the current leaders of Division 1 North, West Backwell, St Andrews A maintained their unbeaten run, winning 10-2 away from home. However, the B side, who were also unbeaten, went down on all three rinks at home to Banwell B, losing 12-0.

St Andrews 139, Burnham 76 (Over-60s Triples League): A Yeeles, R Venn, B Reeves 33-13; G Tofte, A Ware, B Forse 21-15; K Uglow, T Day, D Favis 21-12; G Cooper, A Horsburgh, G Webber 25-18; R Smith, J Warren (c), A Steer 18-10; M Goddard, R McLeod, B May 21-8.

St Andrews 68, West Backwell 52 (County League): K Uglow, G Tofte, G Webber, A Owens 26-20; P Aldus, G Cooper, S Davies, B Forse 27-14; M Goddard, R Smith, R Venn, A Steer 15-18.

St Andrews B 35, Banwell B 73 (County League): K Parker, J Ling, T Allen, B May 18-23; R Brereton, M Blight, E Day, D Favis 8-23; P Smart, A McNab, B McLeod, J Warren (c) 9-27.

Good luck goes to Carolina Venn and Steve Davies in their county mixed pair’s quarter-final, also to Andrew Owens and Davies in the national pair’s semi-final.

Finally, good luck to Pat Uglow, Jackie Pitman and Anne Campbell in their quest to reach Leamington Spa in the national triples finals.

THE ladies and the men of St Andrews joined forces for three mixed games, all resulting in victories.

The first match was away to local rivals Mark Moor, and the other two wins were achieved while hosting a couple of tourist sides.

St Andrews 102, Mark Moor 87: A Horsburgh, M Blight, J Warren 13-12; R Brereton, Mrs E. Reeves, Mrs E. Blight 22-14; R Smith, Mrs A Greenwood, Mrs M Pattenden 13-17; Mrs D. Cooper, T Allen, Mrs J Smith 26-13; Ms S Sinclair, A Cooper, B Green 14-17; Ms J McMillan, P Smart, B Reeves 14-14.

St Andrews 111, North West Middlesex Tourists 59: Mrs W Allen, R Brereton, Mrs S Glenville, G Cooper 29-7; Mrs D Cooper, Mrs A Greenwood, M Blight, B Green 31-14; Miss K Dobney, Ms S Sinclair, T Allen 16-11; R Lee, G Sims, J Warren 22-9; P Smart, R Smith, A Horsburgh 13-18.

St Andrews 113, Malden Manor Tourists 98: K Rodgers, Mrs S Priory, G Burgess, B Forse 17-15; R Lee, Mrs A Greenwood, B Green, Mrs M Pattenden 19-10; Mrs B Goddard, A MacNab, Ms S Sinclair, A Horsburgh 14-19; Mrs M. Wride, Mrs D. Johnston, M. Goddard, R Venn 24-24; Mrs D Cooper, Miss K Dobney, M Blight, G Wride 24-9; Mrs J Forse, A Cooper, T Allen, G Webber 15-21.

The ladies played four matches, winning three and drawing in the other game. Their success this season finds them running away at the top of the Doreen Ralph Trophy table and another good away win at Isle of Wedmore put them into the next round of the Fear Cup.

St Andrews Ladies 53, Yatton 51 (Doreen Ralph Trophy): P Uglow, S Sinclair, B Goddard, A Campbell 16-16; J McMillan, A Greenwood, M Bailey, M Favis 20-18; J Forse, E Blight, J Smith, J Ware 17-17.

St Andrews Ladies 57, Chew Stoke 39 (Doreen Ralph Trophy): J Forse, M Wride, M Bailey, A Campbell 14-20; R McMillan, J McMillan, J Ware, M Favis 20-10; B Goddard, J Smith, E Blight, M Pattenden 23-9.

St Andrews Ladies 52, West Backwell 52 (Doreen Ralph Trophy):

J Forse, R McMillan, I Tofte, M Favis 11-18; C Venn, J McMillan, E Blight, M Pattenden 24-11; W Allen, B Goddard, S Priory, J Smith 17-23.

St Andrews Ladies 61, Isle of Wedmore 53 (Fear Cup): J Forse, R McMillan, J Ware, M Favis 25-14; C Venn, B Goddard, E Blight, M Pattenden 20-20; P Uglow, J Smith, J Pitman, A Campbell 16-19.

WINSCOMBE won their Clevedon & District Evening game and also their friendly mixed game at Prattens.

They lost both their Over-60s games against Wedmore at home and Clevedon Prom away. In the County Leagues, all three teams lost. The A team were at home to Clevedon B and it was a close tussle across all rinks.

Winscombe eventually lost two rinks by nine shots in total and won on the rink skipped by Tommy Ellis by four shots to lose by five overall.

The B team, who are also in Division 1 North, were away at Isle of Wedmore. They lost on all three rinks.

Winscombe’s third team played at Clarence Park against their B team managed to win well on the rink skipped by Andy Kyprianides, supported by Brian Paul, David Owen and George Hill. They lost on the other two rinks to lose overall by eight shots.

Winscombe 80,Isle of Wedmore 119 (Weston Over 60s League): C Westlake, L Collier, T Ellis 13-24; J Smith, P Fredersdorff, R Wootten 8-21; J Sprouting, G Neville, M Nash 15-19; A Watts, R Knight, R Lowman 25-14; G Lloyd, M Hunt, W Ainsworth 9-28; G Coombe, K Whatling, L Baldwin 10-13.

Winscombe 105, Prattens 80 (friendly): J Kimmins, D Rush, W Weller, M Dorrington (c) 12-22; M Smith, D Sapsford, R Keane, P Fredersdorff 21-15; P Sapsford, P Hopes, N Hansford, R Lowman 25-12; C Hopes, J Smith, J Rush, A Kyprianides 21-12; S Lowman, D Johnson, A Watts, L Fredersdorff 16-19.

Winscombe 93, Yatton 89 (Clevedon and District Evening League): A Watts, P John, W Ainsworth, R Birmingham 21-17; G Coombe, A Kyprianides, A Pye, A Dudley 16-23; J Swift, N Hansford, G Hill, R Lacy 20-15; G Lloyd, D Beaverstock, P Fredersdorff, M Dorrington (c) 21-17; J Sprouting, R Fisher, K Whatling, L Collier 15-18.

Winscombe 88, Clevedon Prom 95 (Weston Over 60-s League): G Coombe, K Whatling, A Dudley 12-15; R Wootten, L Collier, T Ellis 30-7; J Sprouting, G Neville, M Nash 9-17; G Lloyd, M Hunter, W Ainsworth 18-7; R Sapsford, R Knight, P Fredersdorff 13-15; D Owen, G Hill, A Kyprianides 6-32.

Winscombe A 52, Clevedon B 57 (County League): G Lloyd, J Lukins, A Dudley, M Adams 15-21; S Easterby, K Whatling (c), W Ainsworth, R Birmingham 17-20; R Wootten, L Collier, R Lacy, T Ellis 20-16.

Winscombe B 40, Isle of Wedmore A (County League): G Coombe, R Fisher, P Fredersdorff, G Neville 15-20; A Watts, D Johnson, M Hunter, M Nash 14-27; N Hansford, J Sprouting, A Pye, M Dorrington (c) 11-18.

Winscombe C 63, Clarence B (County League): P Hopes, D Peakall, B White, R Knight 19-24; D Beaverstock, B Prince, J Smith, M Hunt (c) 15-28; B Paul, D Owen, G Hill, A Kyprianides 29-19.

WEDMORE played host to the ladies’ open triple tournament after a two-year break, with 72 bowlers from all over Somerset taking part.

Thanks go to Thatchers Cider, who kindly sponsored the event. The winning team - The Dolly Mixtures - came from Ashcombe.

Second were Taunton Deane, followed by Congresbury and Castle Cary. Over a dozen members, both ladies and men of Wedmore were involved in the organisation and catering which made the day so successful.

Wedmore men played a delayed Over-60s triples match away against Winscombe and came away having won five of the six rinks. The highest differential was achieved by Keith Pettit and his team who scored a strong 28-9 victory.

Wedmore 119, Winscombe 80: V Matthews, S Newdick, C Moss 24-13; T Hamblin, R Norris, D Stansfield 13-10; D Collins, J Arthurs, I Faulkner 21-8; B Keen, M Green, K Burt 14-25; T Collingwood, B Andrews, R Hughes 19-15; K Davey, B Cottrell, K Pettit 28-9.

In another Over-60s triples match, Wedmore played at Clevedon Prom, this time winning just one rink. Ron Barron and his team were the only winning team with a 17-15 result as they went down 71-117.

Wedmore men’s A-team played away against West Backwell in the County League and lost 63-71. All three rinks had close results with Roger Hughes and his team losing on the last end.

Wedmore men returned to form against visitors Castle Cary in the Mid Somerset League, winning three out of four rinks. Highest performers of the evening were Colin Moss and his team who won convincingly 33-14

Wedmore 86, Castle Cary 75: J Arthurs, B Dearden, B Andrews, K Burt 16-15; T Counsell, S Newdick, I Gallop, R Barron 18-29; J Runciman, C Panchaud, K Phillimore, I Faulkner 19-17; R Bull, B Cottrell, T Brown, C Moss 33-14.

Wedmore ladies played at home against Wrington in the Mendip Triples League, winning two rinks and drawing the third. Gill Harvey and her team had an impressive 26-8 victory.

Wedmore Ladies 59, Wrington 35: A Hughes, P Beard, G Harvey 26-8; B Clark, M Hordle, S Moss 15-15; D Gallop, M Trow, E Deverill 18-12.

The Fear Cup match was held at Wedmore against St Andrews and although one rink was won, one drawn and one lost, the overall score was 53-61 to St Andrews. Mary Ronald led her team to the one victory of the day with a 19-16 score.

In friendly matches, Wedmore men played Surrey touring side Ashstead, winning a very close contest by just two points 58-56.

The men also played Banwell in a friendly match winning 76-65, with John Arthurs and his team recovering from an 11-6 deficit to win 19-11.

The ladies played at home against Prattens losing by 53-61. Best result was achieved by Julie Masters

Wedmore ladies’ open triples tournament winners - Sue Latham, Averill Goacher and Sue Bird, receiving their prizes from Wedmore president Joy Gayney and Roy Hunt of Thatchers Cider.

ASHCOMBE ladies and Wessex played a competitive Fear Cup Plate match at Clarence Park and after over three hours play on three rinks, tied at 53 shots each.

A further end on the three rinks then had to be played, which were won by Ashcombe. The next round is at home to Wyrral Park from Glastonbury

Ashcombe Ladies 56, Wessex 53: M Tucker, M Williams, M Tasker, S Weaden 18-18; N Counsell, B MacGregor, J Hughes, J McInally 15-18; M Main, S Hopkins, J Wilkinson, A Goacher 20-17.

Ashcombe Ladies 69 (8), Wessex 52 (2) (Wessex League): J Sansom, D Norville, C Hedges, J Hughes 30-12; M Tucker, B MacGregor, L Paterson, S Hopkins 14-22; S Noyes, B Groves, J Wilkinson, A Goacher 25-18.

WESSEX Ladies lost an exciting Fear Cup Plate encounter against Ashcombe.

After the scores were equal on the 21st end, all rinks had to play an extra one. This ended in a win for Ashcombe after an exciting and tense finish.

Wessex Ladies 53, Ashcombe 56: V Edwards, E Deane, P. Taylor, J Davis 18-19; P Turner, B Jones, A Ward, M Williams 17-21; C Peart, N Peters, M Davis, D Forsyth 18-16.

Wessex Ladies 52 (2), Ashcombe 69 (8) (Wessex Ladies League): V Edwards, M Milford, M Hawkins, A Ward 18-25; C Walker, P Hanson, A Fewings, P Taylor 22-14; I Hicks, D Stenning, J Binding, M McMillan 12-30.

Wessex Ladies 30 (0), Clarence 61 (10) (Weston & District Ladies League): B Jones, M Davis, J Davis 10-19; P Taylor, A Ward, M Williams 13-14; C Peart, J Allard, D Forsyth 7-28.

Wessex Ladies 44 (2), Victoria 63 (8): D Stenning, A Crawford, J Duffy 13-21; V Edwards, P Hanson, M Hawkins 9-26; S Bishop, J Allard, A Ward 22-16.

WINSCOMBE ladies played a friendly at Wrington, losing on all three rinks, the all-year-round artificial surface getting the better of them.

Despite losing 24 shots to 62, the ladies enjoyed the company of their hosts and look forward to the return match to be played at home later this month.

The following day saw the ladies playing at Clarence in the NSTL and on this occasion it was Winscombe who came away with a win on all rinks and a full 10 points for the first time this season.

Carol Hopes and Sue Caddy supported their skip to a resounding 21-5 victory and the overall score of 53-28 reflected the high standard of the play.

Winscombe were not so successful in their home Wessex League match against Clevedon Prom, winning just one rink out of three and gaining two points to add to their league total.

Angela Ainsworth’s rink had been nip and tuck all the way through and managed to retain their lead despite giving away three shots on the last two ends as Winscombe lost 53-65.

Winscombe Ladies 24, Wrington 62 (friendly): A Hart, D Sapsford, J Rush 10-20; A Griffin, P Burns, T Miles (c) 5-27; S Vincent, T Darkin, R Keane 9-15.

Winscombe 53, Ashcombe 28 (NSTL): C Hopes, S Caddy, L Fredersdorff (c) 21-5; M Smith, W Weller, A Ainsworth 18-11; T Miles, S Lowman, E Watts 14-12.

Winscombe 53, Clevedon Prom 65 (Wessex League): J Rush, J Kimmins, E Watts, A Ainsworth 18-16; C Hopes, S Nash, S Caddy, L Fredersdorff (c) 17-25; M Sprouting, W Weller, L Whatling, R Keane 18-24.

IT was another good week for Victoria ladies as they enjoyed a series of victories, which was only marred by the home defeat against Congresbury.

Victoria’s participation in the county individual competitions finally ended as Mildred Chudley and Sue Cooper lost in their pair’s semi-final.

A win at Glastonbury in the Fear Cup was the highlight of the week. On a fast green, both sides had to concentrate. Victoria adapted to the conditions better and came away with an emphatic victory. It is easy to pick out the highest winning rink, but it was the team effort that counted as all 12 ladies played their part.

Victoria Ladies 58, Wyrall Park 38: D Owen, C Willetts, A Holland, M Hillman 15-20; C Sage, R Bailey, R Cleeves, S Cooper 21-12; M Angove, S Newman, E Newport, M Chudley 22-6.

Victoria Ladies 42 (2), Congresbury 49 (8) (Mendip League): G Poolman, R Cleeves, M Hillman 14-18; A Palmer, C Stevens, E Newport 17-16; D Owen, M Brooks, A Holland 11-15.

Victoria Ladies 48 (6), Nailsea 48 (4): S Newman, R Cleeves, M Chudley 14-17; M Angove, C Willetts, S Cooper 16-15; J Donald, E Newport, A Holland 18-16.

Victoria Ladies 51, Yatton 50 (friendly): C Stevens, R Cleeves, E Newport 23-8; G Poolman, C Willetts, M Hillman 7-28; C Webb, J Donald, S Newman 21-14.

Victoria Ladies 63 (8), Wessex 44 (2) (Weston Triples League): R Bailey, R Cleeves, S Cooper 21-13; S Newman, C Willetts, S Harrison 16-22; F Waters, A Holland, M Chudley 26-9.

CLARENCE Ladies 28, Winscombe 53: S Ellis, C Cromey, V Jones 12-14; C Marshall, P Phillips, P Hawkins 11-18; S Searle, P Dunn, M Baker 5-21.

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