Victoria crushed by Woodspring in mixed league

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Woodspring crushed Victoria by 47 shots in the Weston Mixed League.

IN the Weston Mixed League, Woodspring were up against Victoria and won on three of the four rinks played.

On the rink skipped by T Williams, assisted by N Coombes, M Williams and B Cullen, they had a resounding 32-4 win.

Woodspring 81, Victoria 34 - home: J Beat, S Collard, D Cooper, M Brummell 22-8; G Sansam, J Sansam, R Bryant, G Russell 10-12. Away: N Coombes, M Williams, B Cullen, T Williams 32-4; B Jackman, C Hedges, S Hedges, M Reeves 17-10.

IN a county league match, two rinks at home and two away, Wedmore’s men came unstuck against St Andrews, losing by three rinks to one and 61-85 overall.


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At home, Ron Barron led his men to the only rink victory in a tight game where the lead changed hands a few times and the result was in doubt until a score of four shots on the 19th end put Wedmore in a position to win 20-15.

In the other home rink, Dave Nicholls’ side were in the game until halfway when St Andrews strung together seven ends, scoring 11 shots, enabling them to resist a late Wedmore flourish and win by 12 shots.

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Away, Steve Eastment’s team put up a strong showing, being ahead at 16 ends, but a telling finish from their opponents produced a four shot loss. Eddie Payne’s group found it hard to make an impression and went down by 12 shots.

Wedmore 61, St Andrew 85: V Mathews, S Newdick, C Moss, R Barron 20-15; T Brown, C Panchaud, D Stansfield, D Nicholls 12-24; D Collins, K Pettit, S Heely, S Eastment 14-19; J Runciman, J Harris, K Phillimore, E Payne 15-27.

Wedmore had a brighter outcome in a mixed friendly at home to Bridgwater Durleigh, winning both rinks and 55-24 overall.

Ray Newell led his side to a 32-11 victory, taking 12 of the 21 ends. Maureen Hordle’s team had a good game also winning 12 ends and running out 23-13 winners.

A ladies’ friendly at home to Weston Victoria went to the wire in a time controlled match, each side winning one rink, Wedmore winning 23-22.

Rosemarie Aston’s group were neck and neck until the halfway stage when they took five of six ends to score eight shots and win convincingly 14-6.

For Marie Trow’s ladies, the situation was reversed, with Victoria pulling away at the end after a close first half beating Wedmore 16-9.

ST ANDREWS have reached the semi-final of the Somerset County Double Rink competition, having beaten Taunton Vivary on both home and away rinks.

St Andrews 47, Taunton Vivary 28 – home: J Wilkes, K Curtis, G Guest, D Bailey 23-15. Away: K Uglow, G Webber, P Villis, B Forse 24-13.

The Saints will now play Purnells, for a place in the county final.

St Andrews made it five out of five in their County League Division 2 game against Isle of Wedmore.

At home, Andy Owen’s rink won 19-14 and Don Bailey’s rink won 27-15. Away, Barrie Forse won 24-12 and although Phil Villis went down by five shots, the Saints recorded a 14-2 victory, to keep them firmly at the top of the table, with just three games left to play.

The ladies had a fine away win in a friendly game at Clevedon.

St Andrews Ladies 41, Clevedon 35: K Dobney, F McCormack, S Priory, M Favis 18-23; M Wride, A Greenwood, S Sinclair, A Powell 23-12.

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