Saints second best in top of the table clash

ST ANDREW'S met their closest rivals in the County League and came out second best with all four rinks having had to make changes due to players away at Sunderland on a mini tour.

ST ANDREW'S met their closest rivals in the County League and came out second best with all four rinks having had to make changes due to players away at Sunderland on a mini tour.Only one winning rink and one draw was enough to knock them off the top.At home, Don Bailey's rink had a good win of 13 shots, while the other lost by 12 shots. Away, Ron Gill managed a draw.Over these three rinks, St Andrew's were one shot to the good, but unfortunately the other away rink of Barry Forse went down by 14 shots.A two-rink friendly against Puriton proved to be a close game, Alex Horsburgh's rink winning by five shots and the rink of Jim Warren losing by two shots, resulting in a three-shot victory for St Andrew's. Three rinks went down to the new indoor arena at North Petherton and came away winning on all three rinks, with a 30-shot victory.St Andrew's 35, Puriton 32 (friendly): E Hooper, A Cooper, S Glenville, A Horsburgh 20-15; M Glenville, F Mudge, R Dunstone, J Warren 15-17.St Andrew's 72, North Petherton 42 (friendly): R Smith, J Smith, J Warren, B May 20-15; A Hyde, P Pattenden, K Rodgers, D Bailey 20-16; E Hooper, A Cooper, K Uglow, D Henderson 32-11.St Andrew's 70, Victoria, Street 83 (County League): J Wilkes, R Davey, B May, D Bailey 26-13; G Millard, R McLeod, G Wride, A Steer 14-26; A Hyde, A Horsburgh, P Villis, B Forse 11-25; K Uglow, A Yeeles, C Keedwell, R Gill 19-19.


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