St Andrews snatch victory from Victoria in the Turnbull Cup

Malcolm Hunter bowling for Winscombe.

Malcolm Hunter bowling for Winscombe. - Credit: Archant

St Andrews defeated Victoria in the Turnbull Cup on an extra end, despite trailing for much of the match.

PLAYING a Turnbull Cup match at Victoria, the Saints were always trailing and at the halfway stage they were 10 shots adrift.

They slowly edged nearer to the Victoria total and on the final end, the scores across all four rinks was tied with two drawn rinks and one rink apiece.

The match went into the extra end played between a rink drawn before the start of the match, the Saints rink came out on top and progressed through to the next round.

St Andrews 56, Victoria 56: M Goddard, G Cooper, G Webber, S Davies 21-15; R Venn, K Curtis, A McMillan, D Bailey 15-21; K Uglow, A Ware, N Sell, B Forse 20-20; A Owens, D Favis, B Reeves, G Wride 18-18 (won extra end).

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In the Over-60s Triple Knockout Cup, Saints had another close game with Clevedon Promenade. Playing at home, the Saints won three rinks and lost three, but with a greater shot difference they just came out on top by five shots.

St Andrews 103, Clevedon Promenade 98: B Rodgers, R Gill, D Bailey 21-13; M Goddard, G Guest, B Reeves 23-17; D Price, A Ware, D Favis 16-14; R McLeod, C Coffin, G Wride 17-18; A Yeeles, G Webber, K Curtis 13-20; K Uglow, G Cooper, B Forse 13-16.

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Playing at home, St Andrews lost to Victoria in the Over-60’s Triples League, losing by 17 shots and only winning on one rink, scoring just two points to Victoria’s 18

St Andrews 93, Victoria 110: K Uglow, J Ling, G Guest 16-13; R McLeod, A Ware, G Wride 13-16; K Rodgers, A Yeeles, G Webber 17-21; R Potter, M Goddard, R Gill 15-25; J Bolton, R Venn, B Reeves 15-16; B Rogers, K Curtis, D Bailey 17-19.

In the Somerset League, St Andrews A suffered a heavy defeat away to unbeaten league leaders Portishead RBL A, losing by 36 shots and on all three rinks, the home side taking all 12 points.

St Andrews A 40, Portishead RBL 76: K Uglow, G Cooper, A McMillan, D Bailey 15-27; L Yeates, B Cracknell, N Sell, B Forse 13-31; M Goddard, D Favis, G Webber, S Davies 12-18.

ASHCOMBE Park Crusaders and the Templars both played in the Over-60s League at home, winning one and losing one.

Crusaders 105, Clarence Blues 96: T Morgan, M Southwood, J Creasey 18-11; B Benstead, L Day, G Wilkinson 17-18; G Tottle, K Kinsey, B Webber 16-13; D Cooper, D Bleasdale, R Powell 18-20; M Bass, A Little, J Taylor 18-19; T Bass, A Wright, J Hornett 18-15.

Templars 80, Burnham 121: D Underhay, N Shuttebothan, L Cox 11-21; A Tucker, B Alden, B Miles 17-17; B Duncan, S Andrews, D Wynne 16-17; M Tripp, T Pople, J Bryant 17-18; M Butt, E Booth, G Fews 9-33; G Tucker, K Davies, C Vardon 10-15.

The Knights lost to Yatton in the Over-60s League by five shots, despite B Jones, M Parry and J Main making an impressive 32-8 win.

Knights 107, Yatton 112: B Jones, M Parry, J Main 32-8; M Paterson, G Mills, K Wheeler 13-24; M Field, G Sansam, S Hedges 17-16; R Cole, A Cracknell, DA Williams 16-18; F Bertram, A Freke, E Roberts 18-18; N Coombes, R Tasker, I Shannon 11-28.

Ashcombe 152, Cheshunt112 (mixed friendly): S Appleby, K Davies, M Paterson, J Whitlow 18-12; S Noyes, R Counsell, N Counsell, J Main 9-15; S Andrews, J Field, A Little, J Taylor 21-12; G Tucker, B Cullen, S Hedges, J Creasey 23-8; A Cox, D Freestone, B Benstead, S Weaden 8-24; J Mathews, M Tasker, A Cracknell, L Cox 29-8; B Duncan, L Paterson, S Ford, J Hornett 17-21; D Wynne, M Tripp, M Parry, A Goacher 20-10; B Alden, P Wynne, S Hopkins T Roberts 7-11.

Crusaders beat Burnham in the league with the rink of D Cooper, T Cottrell and J Whitlow winning 38-5.

Crusaders 118, Burnham 87: D Cooper, T Cottrell, J Whitlow 38-5; M Bass, A Little,

J Taylor 14-13; G Tottle, G Kinsey, B Webber 24-9; B Benstead, L Day, G Wilkinson 22-10; R Powell, A Wright, J Hornett 10-28; T Morgan, M Southwood, J Creasey 10-22.

The Knights lost their league game versus Wedmore.

Knights 88, Wedmore102: N Coombes, M Parry, E Roberts 15-9; B Jones, A Cracknell, S Hedges 16-18; M Field, G Sansam, DA Williams 9-19; R Cole, R Counsell, J Main 12-20; F Bertram, R Tasker, K Wheeler 20-12; D Freestone, M Paterson, A Freke 16-24.

Ashcombe 97, Knowle 56 (friendly): M Bass, R Counsell, S Hedges, DA Williams 23-18; M Paterson, K Wheeler, M Southwood, J Whitlow 29-8; D Cooper, M Parry, J Main, T Cottrell 26-11; B Benstead, R Tasker, E Roberts, G Wilkinson 19-19.

Templars 94, Victoria Vikings 106: A Tucker, B Underhay, M Badman 16-21; G Tucker, D Underhay, D Wynne 17-12; J Piper, J McEnzie, L Cox 21-21; M Tripp, T Pople, G Fews 14-14; M Butt, N Shufflerothan, T Bryant 15-16; D Bishop, K Davies, B Miles 11-22.

Over 50 members enjoyed a weekend tour to Tenby in Wales, with good weather, great bowls and excellent company. Ashcombe played matches at Tenby, Pembroke Dock, Neyland, Fishguard, Firbanks and Beechwood, the latter two were in Newport on the way home.

At all clubs, Ashcombe were given a warm welcome and many expressed interest in visiting Ashcombe. After the final game, Firbank catered for all bowlers with a superb cooked meal.

Many thanks to Jane and Gordon Sansam for organising the trip.

Ashcombe 54, Knowle 59 (friendly): G Miles, J McEnzie, K Wheeler 8-21; G Tucker, M Paterson, L Cox 15-11; T Morgan, R Tasker, J Main 16-9; W Spring, B Miles, S Hedges 15-18.

Ashcombe 88, Clevedon Prom 116 (Over-60s): B Jones, A Cracknell, S Hedges 12-23; N Coombes, M Parry, I Shannon 10-21; R Cole, R Counsell, J Main 13-14; D Freestone, M Paterson, DA Williams 15-21; F Bertram, R Tasker, K Wheeler 18-23; M Field, J Marlow, E Roberts 20-14.

Ashcombe A 66, Winscombe B 53 (league): N Coombes, D Bleasdale, M Parry, L Day 23-15; M West, J Marlow, R Powell, J Whitlow 17-18; A Wilmot, F Ham D Cooper, DA Williams 26-20.

Ashcombe 35, Wedmore 58 (mixed friendly): A Cox, R Tasker, M Williams, E Roberts 25-19; A Bougham, N Shufflebothan, G Fews, C Hedges 12-26; J Mathews, R Counsell, F Bertram, L Cox 18-13.

Ashcombe 93, Taunton 65 (friendly): D Cooper, T Cottrell, S Hedges, J Hornett 23-12; G Fews, R Tasker, M Southwood, DA Williams 23-14; G Tottle, G Pople, J Main, B Webber 20-22; T Morgan, M Paterson, L Cox, G Wilkinson 27-17.

Ashcombe 162, Hay-on-Wye 150 (tourists): M Palmer, A Cracknell, B Benstead, S Weaden 18-9; A Bass, S Andrews, S Hopkins, J Hornett 12-21; L Paterson, P Sheppard, J Wilkinson, J Taylor 16-16; R Tasker, K Davies, M Tasker, K Wheeler

16-14; A Freke, B Underhay, M Bass, A Goacher 28-14; A Cox, R Counsell, F Bertram, G Wilkinson 17-24; M Main, D Underhay, B Miles, J Whitlow 22-12; G Tucker, D Norville, M Parry, J Main 11-17; T Morgan, M Paterson, L Cox, J McInally 22-23.

Ashcombe 96, Clarence Gold 103 (league): B Jones, J Marlow, D Carr 26-6; A Freke, S Hedges, E Roberts 19-12; M Paterson, A Cracknell, DA Williams 6-28; F Bertram, R Tasker, K Wheeler 13-22; R Cole, B Benstead, J Main 15-15; N Coombes, M Parry, I Shannon 17-20.

Templars78, Wedmore 118 (league): G Tucker, S Andrews, L Cox 15-12; J Piper, J McEnzie, E Booth 12-17; K Butt, D Underhay, G Fews 8-32; B Bishop, B Underhay, M Badman 11-14; G Field, B Alden, B Miles 10-27; K Davies, G Pople, T Pople 22-16.

Crusaders 137, Portishead 80 (league): M Bass, A Little, J Taylor 24-16; B Benstead, J Hornett, G Wilkinson 21-17; A Wright, T Cottrell, J Whitlow 2-15; T Morgan, M Southwood, J Creasey 23-8; G Tottle, G Kinsey, B Webber 21-15; A Wilmot, D Bleasdale, R Powell 29-9.

CLARENCE B team kept their 100 per cent record in the Somerset County League after a tense, two-shot away victory over Portishead RBL C.

Only one visiting rink finished up – Phil Lewis, Alan Bishop, Duggie Grier and John Edwards. But also crucial to the Clarence team’s fifth victory were the seven shots gained in the final two ends by Chris Read’s losing four.

Portishead RBL C 53 (4), Clarence B 55 (8): B Benn, R Smith, M Davies, C Read 20-26; J Kelloway, M Scoins, M Skyrme, J Burgess 14-17; P Lewis, A Bishop, D Grier, J Edwards 21-10.

Clarence Golds notched up one of their best victories of the season when they visited and beat Ashcombe Knights by six shots in Division 2 of the Weston & District Over-60s League.

The stand-out trio for Clarence second team against their Ashcombe counterparts were Chris Tippett, Duggie Grier and skip John Atkins, who piled up 28 shots to win by 21. Other winning skips were Ivan Phipps and Brian Hanks, while Mike Davies drew.

Ashcombe Knights 97 (5), Clarence Golds 103 (15): J Kelloway, M Scoins, M Skyrme 12-19; P Lewis, A Bishop, I Phipps 20-17; B Cheffers, L Lewis, B Hanks 22-13; J Norris, M Peters, J Edwards 6-26; C Tippett, D Grier, J Atkins 28-7; G Andrews, A Newland, M Davies 15-15.

Clarence made an exit from the Somerset Turnbull Cup club championship when they lost by 23 shots at home to North Petherton.

The clubs play in the same division of the Somerset County League, but heavy defeats on two rinks sealed Clarence’s fate. Captain David Stott and Gerald Barlow skipped the winning home rinks.

Clarence 73, North Petherton 96: M Edlin, P Tubb, B Ballinger, R Crawford 18-33; B Rossiter, A Bishop, K Marshall, J Edwards 10-31; H Sparks, T Mannion, T Pritchard, D Stott 24-18; T Ward, B Duffy, M Phillips, G Barlow 21-14.

Tourists Hay-on-Wye brought eight rinks to Clarence for a mixed match and departed with a 24-shot victory.

Many of the rinks were closely fought. Mike Davies and Brendan Duffy skipped their home teams to one-shot victories, while Mick Edlin, Carol Edlin and Joan Duffy all lost by that same margin.

Clarence 123, Hay-on-Wye 147: Geraldine Hookway, Pam Fowler, A Bishop, D Stott 14-25; Beryl Deacon, B Benn, J Atkins, M Davies 17-16; Carol Marshall, M Thompson, M Scoins, M Edlin 15-16; J Kelloway, R Smith, T Mannion, Carol Edlin 18-19; Lucy Oldham, L Lewis, M Phillips, C Read 14-18; B Rossiter, Elaine Stott, K Marshall, Joan Duffy 17-18; Shirley Scoins, Shirley Searle, T Ward, B Duffy 15-14; Ros Francombe, Linda Hedderman, G Andrews, J Edwards 13-21.

Welsh tourists Pontyclun visited Clarence for a closely-contested men’s match, with the home team winning four of the five rinks to finish eight shots ahead.

Tony Mannion’s rink were one-shot winners for Clarence, as were Chris Read’s four, while Brendan Duffy had two to spare and Mick Edlin triumphed by a six-shot margin, having been five behind with five ends to go.

Clarence 91, Pontyclun 83: J Kelloway, B Benn, D Stott, J Burgess 13-15; B Rossiter, A Bishop, B Sweet, T Mannion 18-17; H Sparks, A Newland, M Skyrme, C Read 19-18; M Thompson, R Smith, M Scoins, B Duffy 17-15; L Lewis, I Phipps, J Atkins, M Edlin 24-18.

WINSCOMBE beat Fosseway in their first Turnbull Cup game this season, winning on all four rinks and by 44 shots and play Clevedon in the next round.

In the Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare League, Winscombe continued their success when they won against Clevedon by 50 shots, gaining maximum points and remain top of the league.

Isle of Wedmore proved to be tough opposition away in the Over-60s Cup, knocking Winscombe out with a 115 to 89 shot win in the first round.

Winscombe B beat Mark Moor by seven shots in the Somerset County League, despite only winning on one of the three rinks.

In the two mixed friendly games played, there were wins against Wrington away by 23 shots and a home win against the tourists from Hay-on-Wye by 29 shots.

Winscombe 107, Fosseway 63 (Turnbull Cup): R Lowman, G Coombe, A Dudley, R Birmingham 29-15; W Ainsworth, K Whatling, M Dorrington, S Eastment 29-17; S Easterby, L Collier, R Lacy, T Ellis 23-20; A Watts, J Sprouting, P Fredersdorff, M Adams 26-11.

Winscombe 109, Clevedon 59 (C&D): W Ainsworth, R Kibble, M Dorrington, S Eastment 29-15; K Whatling, N Hansford, R Lacy, M Adams 33-9; R Lowman, M Nash, A Dudley, A Watts 23-16; B Paul, P Fredersdorff, G Coombe, R Birmingham 24-19.

Winscombe 89, Wedmore 115 (Over-60s Cup : R Fisher, J Sprouting, M Adams 24-18; P Hopes, L Collier, A Watts 10-20; G Lloyd, M Hunter, W Ainsworth 11-23; R Kibble, M Nash, A Dudley 17-22; K Whatling, G Coombe, R Birmingham 14-17; P John, G Neville, R Lowman 13-15.

Winscombe B 61, Mark Moor 54 (County League): P Hopes, R Fisher, M Hunter, A Watts 30-13; P Cast, P John, J Sprouting, G Neville 20-21; G Lloyd, M Newing, M Nash, P Fredersdorff 11-20.

Winscombe 82, Wrington 59 (mixed friendly): M Newing, S Nash, R Sapsford, M Nash 17-18; A Bougourd, R Keane, J Sprouting, A Watts 19-10; L Coombe, W Weller, M Sprouting, G Coombe 23-19; F Ward, S Lowis, R Weller, B Paul 23-12.

Winscombe 142, Hay-on-Wye 113 (mixed friendly): P Hopes, P Burns, G Coombe, A Ainsworth 19-14; R Sapsford, R Weller, E Watts, S Caddy 14-18; M Sprouting, S Nash, G Neville, R Lowman 20-12; T Darkin, J Rush, P Fredersdorff, R Lacy 19-23; L Coombe, M Howell, J Sprouting, W Ainsworth 22-11; D Sapsford, K Headford, S Lowman, A Watts 19-12; C Hopes, D Johnson, M Nash, M Dorrington 19-23.

IT WAS a busy week for the men at Isle of Wedmore, but the ladies enjoyed a quieter time.

In the first round of the Weston & District Triples Knockout Cup, the men played at home against Winscombe and won handsomely. Keith Burt led his team to the best win of the day 23-11.

Wedmore 113, Winscombe 89: T Brown, B Andrews, D Wederell 13-13; A Birch, J Runciman, K Burt 23-11; T Hamblin, M Green, E Payne 17-14; C Wheller, I Faulkner, R Hughes 18-24; R Newell, I Gallop, C Moss 22-17; D Collins, C Panchaud, R Thurkettle 20-10.

Wedmore men visited Frome Selwood for a Turnbull Cup match and won three rinks with a draw on the fourth and a final score of 78-67.

In a series of close fought games, Eddie Payne and his team had the best win of the day 24-16.

Rink scores: I Faulkner, I Gallop, D Wederell, E Payne 24-16; D Collins, C Panchaud, R Thurkettle, D Nicholls 16-16; A Birch, J Runciman, C Moss, K Burt 17-16; T Brown, K Phillimore, R Newell, R Hughes 21-19.

Frome Park visited Wedmore for a MSL fixture and the visitors won by 14 shots. Keith Burt’s team had the only win of the evening 24-15.

Wedmore 72, Frome Park 86: V Matthews, J Harvey, T Brown, D Nicholls 17-19; A Birch, J Runciman, C Panchaud, C Moss 23-28; J Harris, T Counsell, B Andrews, K Burt 24-15; T Collingwood, P Smith, I Faulkner, M Green 8-24.

The Wedmore men had a good win away at Ashcombe Templars 113-78 in the Weston & District Over-60s League. Clive Panchaud and his team had the best score of the match winning 32-8.

Rink scores: R Hunt, D Skelton, I Faulkner 17-12; J Harris, S Fisher, C Panchaud 32-8; T Hamblin, J Runciman, D Wederell, 22-10; T Collingwood, B Cottrell, D Collins 14-11; A Birch, J Clark, K Burt 16-22; V Matthews, D Barnett, R Hughes 12-15.

The men’s A team played away at Burnham B in the County League and lost by 18 shots. Stan Newdick’s team had the only win of the afternoon 21-18.

Wedmore A 47, Burnham B 65: B Back, J Runciman, B Aston, M Green 13-28; V Matthews, I Faulkner, B Andrews, S Newdick 21-18; A Birch, P Smith, R Bull, C Moss 13-19.

There were two mixed friendly matches, with the first played away at South Petherton, resulting in a good win for the home team, who won by 96 shots to 65. Brian Aston and his team had the only win of the day 21-16.

Wedmore fared better when they visited Ashcombe, winning the match by 58 shots to 45. Maureen Hordle and her team clinched the victory with a 26 -12 win.

ST ANDREWS Ladies played three friendly games and enjoyed a good win by 34 shots away to Wessex and lost by two shots at home to Victoria and by three shots at Burnham.

St Andrews Ladies 78, Wessex 34 (friendly): C Venn, A Greenwood, I Tofte, A Campbell 23-13; B Goddard, S Glenville, S Priory, M Pattenden 27-12; M Wride, M Barnes, M McMillan, J Ware 28-19.

St Andrews Ladies 48, Victoria 50 (friendly): B Goddard, A Greenwood, I Tofte 9-29; C Venn, S Priory, M Bailey 14-10; M McMillan, D Johnston, A Campbell 25-11.

St Andrews Ladies 44, Burnham 47 (friendly): S Priory, D Johnston, S Sinclair 18-14; J Forse, A Greenwood, I Tofte 16-18; M Wride, S Glenville, M Pattenden 10-15.

WESSEX Ladies gained eight points in the Weston & District Ladies League at West Backwell, but at North Petherton, battled with the wind on a fast running green and conceded 10 points in the Wessex Ladies League.

Wessex Ladies 46 (8), West Backwell 39 (2): P Hanson, M Davis, J Duffy 17-13; J Davis, P Dunn, A Fewings 8-16; C Peart, A Ward, P Taylor 21-10.

Wessex Ladies 46 (0), North Petherton 71 (10): P Turner, L Hedderman, P Dunn, J Davis 14-33; E Stott, E Williams, M Davis, P Taylor 16-20; J Allard, A Crawford, A Ward, J Duffy 16-18.

Wessex Ladies 44, St Andrews 78 (friendly): E Wade, E Stott, R Hinde, A Ward 13-23; L Hedderman, M Milford, C Webb, A Crawford 19-28; C Walker, T Langford, J Allard, J Duffy 12-27.

ASHCOMBE Ladies 65, Victoria Park, Bridgwater 36 (friendly): L Owens, S Bayntun, J Wilkinson 14-12; J Field, L Paterson, M Williams 24-8; D Norville, S Hopkins, N Counsell 27-16.

Ashcombe Ladies 51, Nailsea 66: J Matthews, J Field, L Paterson 20-12; A Shuffelsthan, L Owens, C Hedges 13-35; A Cox, M Tasker, S Weaden 18-19.

CLARENCE Ladies chalked up two good wins against Portishead teams in league matches last week.

Firstly, up on all three rinks, spearheaded by Carol Edlin’s 14-shot victory.

Clarence Ladies 57, Portishead RBL 35: P Fowler, J Mannion, C Edlin 22-8; J Colman, V Collicott, M Noddings 17-16; V Jones, A Harris, M Davison 18-11. Friendly triple: M Goodwin, S Ellis, P Burrough 8-25.

Clarence Ladies visited their Portishead BC counterparts and won by four shots. Again, Carol Edlin was their most successful skip, finishing six shots ahead, while Val Collicott drew.

Clarence Ladies 47, Portishead 43: M Angove, A Harris, M Davison 12-14; S Pritchard, P Hawkins, V Collicott 16-16; P Fowler, P Burrough, C Edlin 19-13.

Clarence Ladies completed a successful week by beating Mark Moor at home in a friendly. Pam Hawkins and Audrey Harris skipped winning triples for them.

Clarence Ladies 59, Mark Moor 45: M Goodwin, L Oldham, A Harris 20-17; L Phipps, C Marshall, P Hawkins 21-8; B Deacon, S Searle, J Mannion 18-20.

WINSCOMBE Ladies had their first win in the North Somerset Triples league by just two shots, thanks to the captain’s triple skipped by Lesley Fredersdorff, which won by eight shots.

In the Wessex League, Mark Moor were one player short, but still too strong for Winscombe, who only had one winning rink and gained two points.

Winscombe Ladies 46, Clevedon 44: J Rush, A Ainsworth, R Keane 13-17; I Miles, W Weller, L Fredersdorff 19-11; C Hopes, S Lowman, S Caddy 14-16.

Winscombe Ladies 44, Mark Moor 66.5: I Miles, D Sapsford, S Caddy, M Adams 10-15.5 (Mark Moor -25%); L Coombe, M Sprouting, W Weller, A Ainsworth 14-32; L Dyer, J Rush, L Fredersdorff, E Watts 20-19.

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