Thatchers agree to sponsor Winscombe Bowls Club


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Winscombe Bowls Club has agreed a sponsorship deal with Thatchers.

WINSCOMBE Bowling Club is delighted to announce that Thatchers Cider has agreed to sponsor the club.

Spokesman Lew Collier, the club president, warmly welcomes Thatcher’s involvement and looks forward to a mutually prosperous association for many years to come.

The club, based in the centre of the village, is very much part of the local community. New members, both young and old, will be made very welcome.

Martin Thatcher, managing director of Thatchers said: ‘’We are delighted to make this new association with Winscombe Bowling Club and are looking forward to meeting members and getting involved with activities at the club.’’

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St Andrews 93, Taunton Vivary 45 – home: J Wilkes, B Roberts, D Favis, D Bailey 22-13; G. Millard, J Laurent, P Aldus, S Davies 30-9. Away: T Hyde, R Gill, K Curtis, P Villis 18-14; K Uglow, A McMillan, G Webber, B Forse 23-9.

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Congratulation go to the Saints’ trio of Ken Uglow, Andrew Owens and Barrie Forse for reaching the final of the county triples, to be played at Taunton Deane on March 29, after beating a strong Clarrie Dunbar trio 17-16 after an extra end.

WOODSPRING ladies played a friendly match against Clevedon Top.

At the seventh end on rink one, Woodspring were ahead 10-2, but Clevedon started to pull back and it ended up an 18-18 draw a fitting result to a fine game.

Woodspring 41, Clevedon 31: S Noyes, C Hedges, A Pilgrim, S Weaden 18-18; N Urch, R Cleeve, P Edwards, S Lupton 23-13.

WEDMORE kept up their good record in mixed friendlies this season by winning two matches at home.

Against Chew Stoke, the Isle won both rinks with Steve Eastment’s team running up a cricket score. They won 16 ends including scores of a seven and two sixes. Alan Birch’s side were in a much closer contest, having had a lead of seven shots after 11 ends.

Chew Stoke stuck to their guns, winning 12 ends and starting the final end only two shots down and holding two as Wedmore’s last wood came down. The skipper turned the situation into a one-shot win and supporting an overall 62-24 victory.

Woodspring were the next visitors when Maureen Hordle’s group swapped the lead early on, but pulled away from eight-all at end eight to a commanding lead and won 36-12.

The lead was switching in the other rink too and Mike Green’s crew found themselves six shots down at end 13 of an 18-end match. Wedmore pulled themselves together and, in a match when both teams won nine ends, won the match by two shots to contribute to an overall score of 54-28.

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