Saints' foursome beaten in national finals

A ST ANDREW'S team were beaten in the national finals in Northampton recently.

A ST ANDREW'S team were beaten in the national finals in Northampton recently.

Ken Uglow, Barrie Forse, Don Bailey and Ron Gill won the Somerset area final and progressed to the National Over-60s fours competition.

Playing in the last 32 against a strong Moonfleet side, they struggled in the first five ends.

This made it hard going for the rest of the game. However, in the 19th end, they were holding four shots with one to come.

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This would have brought them within three shots, but the opposing skip drew shot with his last bowl and the game was over.

ST ANDREW'S men, the Weston Indoor Mixed League champions took a sound beating from local rivals Clarence, losing on three of the four rinks.

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Both home rinks lost, Phil Villis' rink, playing away, managed to come away with two points.

With just one more game to play, St Andrew's must be in with a chance to retain the title.

The ladies' friendly at Clevedon finished with a victory for St Andrew's, the rink of Jackie Pitman winning and Audrey Powell's rink managing a draw.

At the weekend, the ladies played Bristol in the President's Trophy, a double rink game, one home, one away.

The home rink of Meg Favis managed a win by just one shot. Unfortunately, the away rink of Ann Campbell went down by five, St Andrew's losing by four.

St Andrew's 46, Clarence 57 (Weston Mixed League): J Marney, M Blight, B Alden, D Henderson 10-17; M Simpson, L Blight, E Hooper, S Priory 11-14; A Hyde, J Kimmins, M Wootten, P Villis 16-10; P Gill, A Cooper, R Smith, R Gill 9-16.

St Andrew's Ladies 43, Clevedon 32 (friendly): M Wootten, H Watson, A Greenwood, J Pitman 25-14; C Lewis, J Kimmins, S Glenville, A Powell 18-18.

St Andrew's Ladies 39, Bristol 43 (Presidents Trophy): P Uglow, J Pitman, M Pattenden, A Campbell 15-20; B Huggett, D Henderson, S Priory, M Favis 24-23.

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