Saints reach the last 32

St Andrews reached the last 32 of the Denny Plate competition and travel to Buckinghamshire for the next round.

ST ANDREWS have reached the last 32 of the Denny Plate competition and the away rinks have to travel to Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire to play Fox Hill Bowling Club.

Saints just missed out in the over-60s double rink, once again playing Taunton Deane and for the second time the might of Don Fowkes’ rink.

Tony Steer ‘s away rink kept the score tight and managed a three shot victory. At home, Barrie Forse’s rink had the hardest task and were leading well into the game, but dropped a six and finished five shots down, losing by two shots overall.

Two mixed friendlies both resulted in a win for St Andrews. Against Isle of Wedmore, Don Stanton’s rink had a handsome win, Audrey Powell a draw and Ernie Hooper went down by two shots.

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Against Taunton Deane, Hooper managed a single shot victory, while Jackie Pitman’s rink went down by eight shots. However, Bob Roberts’ rink secured the overall victory with a 17 shot win.

St Andrews 36, Taunton Deane 38 (Over-60s double rink): K Uglow, G Millard, B Reeves, B Forse 18-23; A Hyde, M Campbell, D Bailey, A Steer 18-15.

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St Andrews 59, Isle of Wedmore 45 (mixed friendly): S Sinclair, D Cooper, E Blight, D Stanton 24-8; M Millard, W.Allen, B.Alden, A Powell 17-17; K Dobney, A Cooper, R Smith, E Hooper 18-20.

St Andrews 60, Taunton Deane 50 (mixed friendly): R Smith, C Riley, B Ennis, J Pitman 16-24; A Cooper, W Allen, J Smith, R Roberts 27-10; J Forse, D Cooper, B Alden, E Hooper 17-16.

THANKS to prompt action by Wedmore Playing Fields Association, the Isle of Wedmore Indoor Bowls Club is back in action after being flooded.

The club welcomes any aspiring or experienced bowlers who wish to join the club - ring Keith on 01934 733237 or Brendon on 01934 743271. Qualified coaches are available to help new bowlers and bowls and shoes can be provided initially.

WOODSPRING ladies enjoyed a good game against Winscombe, winning overall by 21 shots.

On rink one it was nip and tuck with Shirley Weaden’s team winning 11 ends and keeping their noses in front till the last end when they dropped two shots to lose by one.

The team skipped by Mary Williams romped away winning 15 of the 21 ends.

Woodspring Ladies 44, Winscombe 24: S Noyes, B Cullen, M Tasker, S Weaden 18-18; R Cleeve, C Hedges, J Beat, M Williams 28-6.

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