Victoria enjoy a successful week

Victoria bowlers enjoyed a good week, winning three of their four matches.

THERE was a good feeling within the Victoria club this week as the Vikings won their first match, the Saxons defeated old rivals Ashcombe Crusaders and Victoria defeated Portishead in the first round of the Wedmore Plate.

Victoria Vikings 120 (18), Ashcombe Templars 87 (2) (Over-60s League): J Turton, R Sparkes, B Saward 16-28; R Jacobs, C Chudley, G Frost 17-10; S Thynne, G Richards, G Thorne 14-12; F Aldridge, A Waygood, J Griffiths 23-10; T Gilbert, P Newport, C York 28-9; R Austin, W Nicholls, A Shattock 22-18.

Victoria Saxons 110, Ashcombe Crusaders 85 (Over-60s Cup): G Hodge, J Loughlin, M Campbell 17-10; R Fenwick, D Sealey, D Hurst 11-22; T Gatehouse, T Bray, M Taylor 23-11; J Newman, S Evans, M Manning 17-9; G Jones, T Uccellini, M Stocker 26-11; D Williams, P Lunn, A Barnes 16-22.

Victoria 79, Bridgwater 66 (friendly): F Aldridge, A Waygood, J Newman, P Leadbeater 11-19; P Wyatt, M Milliner, M Campbell, D Hurst 29-10; W Nicholls, G Jones, G Richards, M Taylor 20-15; T Gilbert, D Roberts, A Barnes, J Griffiths 19-22.

Victoria 92, Portishead 71 (Wedmore Plate): P Lunn, A Uccellini, M Taylor, M Cooper 33-11; M Campbell, A Bray, K Harvey, W Harrison 24-19; J Newman, P Leadbeater, K Curtis, M Stocker 25-19; P Fisher, J Loughlin, D Sealey, D Hurst 10-22.

Victoria 92, Winscombe 94 (friendly): R Austin, C Chudley, K Harvey, G Frost 18-22; J Dyet, A Uccellini, K Curtis, S Evans 14-19; M Willetts, G Hodge, M Manning, M Campbell 20-24; P Wyatt, A Shattock, A Bray, M Taylor 21-13; J Newman, S Thynne, T Gatehouse, D Hurst 19-16.

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ASHCOMBE Templars 87 (2), Victoria Vikings 120 (18) (Over-60s Triples): S Ash, T Williams, T Cottrell 12-14; T Bull, D Andrews, L Cox 10-23; M Field, N Coombes, R Ford 18-22; B Benstead, G Tucker, K Hallett 10-17; R Lewis, F Bertram, R Tasker 28-16; A Lewis, E Morley, B Alden 9-28.

Ashcombe Crusaders 85 (4), Victoria Saxons 110 (16) (Over-60s KO Cup): G Tottle, C Hughes, B Webber 11-23; A Morgan, M Southwood, J Hornett 22-11; S Hedges, R Powell, A Yates 9-17; J Price, J Price, L Day 10-17; P Sheppard, P Sheppard, P Sheppard 22-16; D Bleasdale, G Finnegan, G Finnegan 11-26.

Ashcombe Knights 80 (2), Victoria Vikings 111 (18) (Over-60s Triples): R Counsell, G Kinsey, T Bass 16-19; M Parry, G Mills. A Freke 12-19; A Cracknell, J Main, E Hooper 21-12; D Cooper, D Underhay, E Hopkins 12-21; R Coles I Baker, I Shannon 12-18; B Jones, D Norville, R Simmons 7-22.

Ashcombe 127, Banks BA 96 (men’s friendly): G Tucker, R Tasker, T Williams, G Wilkinson 20-13; R Powell, D Bleasdale, J Main, J Creasey 25-16; B Alden, D Andrews, I Baker, J Taylor 24-16; P Robinson, N Coombes, A Freke, T Bass 11-22; B Noyes, R Counsell, S Hedges, J Hornett 22-15; G Fews, P Sheppard, C Hughes, L Cox 25-14.

Ashcombe 85, Banks BA 119 (mixed friendly): M Sell, Doreen Norville, D Cooper, R Ford 30-18; R Lewis, J Field, V Bragg, J Hughes 17-19; T Bull, D Hampson, M Main, R Simmons 21-11; S Noyes, B Webber, A Cracknell, B Macgregor 17-71.

Ashcombe 128, Island Bohemians 103 (mixed friendly): N Coombes, D Hampson, B Macgregor, J Taylor 17-19; G Sansam, D Cooper, M Williams, S Weaden 15-16; R Counsell, B Cullen, M Tasker, J Hornett 16-22; N Counsell, A Bryant, W Spring, E Hooper 19-17; J Sansam, M Sell, A Little, E Hopkins 34-15; S Ash, J Mathews, J Wilkinson, G Wilkinson 27-14.

NARROW defeats on all four rinks ended Clarence’s interest in the county Wedmore Plate away to local rivals St Andrews.

In windy conditions, two Clarence rinks went down by one and another by two, while former player Barrie Forse proved their nemesis in the fourth game, as he skipped his team to a four-shot victory.

St Andrews 75, Clarence 67: A Bishop, G Cooper, G Barlow, D Stott 14-15; M Edlin, T Ward, T Pritchard, P Tubb 17-21; B Rossiter, J Edwards, J Keay, M Clay 18-19; R Flicker, T Mannion, R Crawford, R Burrough 18-20.

The Golds, Clarence’s second team in the Over-60s League, managed three rink wins out of six at Isle of Wedmore, but went down by 18 shots overall.

Their best winners were Chris Tippett, Mike Scoins and team captain Mike Clay, who finished five ahead. Brendan Duffy and Mike Davies skipped the other successful Golds’ rinks.

Isle of Wedmore 111 (14), Clarence Golds 93 (6): A Taylor, G Phillips, M Phillips 15-23; John Hayes, B Hanks, B Duffy 17-14; C Tippett, M Scoins, M Clay 20-15; B Underwood, J Hicks, G Cooper 12-19; J Larvin, B Cornwall, J Edwards 12-24; M Edlin, M Skyrme, M Davies 17-16.

The annual friendly match between Clarence men and Wessex ladies, who both play at Clarence Park, was curtailed by rain on Saturday, with between 12 and 14 of the scheduled 18 ends played.

The six triples rinks were shared, but a thumping victory by Dick Jackman’s team, who finished 26 clear, helped the men win by 32 shots.

Clarence 88, Wessex Ladies 56 (men first): M Scoins, M Peters, D Jackman 29, E Stott, J Binding, E Williams 3; L Lakey, D Stevens, T Ward 9, C Edwards, I Hicks, A Ward 13; L Medcraft, M Davies, D Stott 18 (including seven on one end), C Walker, J Allard, J Davis 8; J Larvin, J Hicks, B Cornwall 9, J McMillan, M McMillan, A Powell 10; J Stewart, M Skyrme, J Edwards 14, N Peters, A Crawford, P Taylor 9; A Taylor, J Burgess, R Crawford 9, S Bishop, M Milford, E Deane 12.

Clarence’s Sunday mixed team finished up on only one of the five rinks against visitors Shipston Sports. Audrey Harris, playing outdoor bowls again after a two-year break, skipped the successful rink as Shipston won by 29 shots.

Clarence’s other lady skip Veronica Jones drew when her team earned nine shots on the final two ends.

Clarence 82, Shipton Sports 111: J Mannion, J Larvin, J Hicks, A Harris 20-18; P Fowler, V Edwards, A Bishop, T Mannion 13-19; M Woods, T Comfort, T Cockcroft, V Jones 23-23; S Bishop, D Gilbert, M Scoins, T Ward 11-23; I Hicks, J Cope, J Bishop, J Edwards 15-28.

Pete Palmer, who rejoined Clarence this year after a spell at Victoria, has had a great run in the Somerset Singles Championship.

He took a couple of good scalps and notched up two away victories before losing 21-14 in the fifth round to former Somerset indoor champion Andrew Owens (St Andrews), who had home advantage.

WINSCOMBE won four matches last week, but lost twice in the big games.

Portishead RBL avenged their defeat earlier in the week in the Clevedon and District League by winning the NSBA 4 Dimensions on shot difference when the rinks were shared.

The Turnbull Cup fifth round match against Clevedon at Winscombe also finished in defeat despite the rinks being shared, Clevedon having a big win on one rink.

In the other matches, Winscombe were easy winners at Wrryal Park when they won on all six rinks in their friendly triples.

The mixed friendly match against Wedmore was also won and included a hot shot (8 shots on one end) by the rink skipped by captain for the day Lesley Fredersdorff.

Winscombe have played Victoria four times so far this year and have won all four.

Winscombe 84, Isle of Wedmore 73 (mixed friendly): S Caddy, G Coombe, S Lowman, A Watts 17-21; A Brand, D Peakall, J Kimmins, R Lowman 19-13; D Beaverstock, K Symons, R Keane, L Fredersdorff 24-21; T Miles, L Coombe, P Fredersdorff, S Eastment 24-18.

Winscombe 124, Wrryal Park 78 (friendly triples): R Knight, J Smith, G Hill 22-9; K Whatling, P Fredersdorff, M Nash 22-17; P Hopes, B Prince, A Watts 18-10; R Weller, B Paul, R Wootten 25-13; D Owen, L Collier, A Dudley 16-14; D Beaverstock, A Kyprianides, R Lowman 21-9.

Winscombe 80 (6.5), Portishead RBL 67 (1.5) Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League): R Knight, G Hill, R Lacy, R Feltham 24-16; M Dorrington, P Fredersdorff, M Nash, S Eastment 19-19; K Whatling, L Collier, L Baldwin, M Adams 21-11; H Hansford, A Kyprianides, A Dudley, A Watts 16-21.

Winscombe 2 (78), Portishead RBL 2 (92) ( NSBA 4 Dimensions Trophy) - singles: S Eastment 21-17; pairs: A Dudley, A Watts 15-29; triples: R Lowman, R Feltham, M Adams 15-21; rink: M Dorrington, G Neville, R Wootten, T Ellis 27-25.

Winscombe 73, Clevedon 93 (Turnbull Cup): M Dorrington, M Nash, R Wootten, A Watts 9-36; K Whatling, L Collier, A Dudley, M Adams 21-17; R Lowman, M Hunter, S Eastment, T Ellis 21-16; G Lloyd, L Baldwin, G Neville, R Feltham 22-24.

Winscombe 94, Victoria 92 (friendly): R Fisher, S Easterby, R Kibble, S Eastment 13-21; G Lloyd, J Smith, R Lowman, T Ellis 22-18; K Whatling, B Paul, L Collier, A Dudley 24-20; M Dorrington, M Nash, P Fredersdorff, R Wootten 19-14;A Brand, P Hopes, G Neville, A Watts 16-19.

Winscombe ladies lost by just four shots in their North Somerset Triples League match against Portishead.

Winscombe 37, Portishead 41 ( NST League): R Keane, W Weller, E Watts 12-10; J Kimmins, S Lowman, L Fredersdorff 16-17; T Miles, L Whatling, A Ainsworth 9-14.

CONGRESBURY Ladies 94, Wrington 26 (Mendip League): H Tranmer, M Hill, K Herbison 26-9; C Lewis, E Stenner, R Horton 32-5; C Wilcock, D Davis, A Jones 36-12.

Congresbury 107, Clevedon 106 (Clevedon Co-operative Funeralcare Over-60s Knockout Cup): P Dawes, J Freemantle, R Stewart 29-14; D Byett, A Collins, R Kirkham 14-17; G Andrews, D Rivers, R Archer 17-14; J Churchward, P Reay, M Wear 14-26; D Manning, C Blagden, G Stenner 24-12; M Hopkins, D Gosling, M Huggett 9-23.

Congresbury 67, Portishead RBL 124 (Clevedon Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League): A Collins, C Blagden, D Rivers, B Herbison 17-15; D Manning, D Byett, G Stenner, R Kirkham 11-25; M Kimmings, M Hopkins, R Archer, M Wear 9-33; P Reay, I Morton, R Stewart, L Beck 13-27; R King, J Freemantle, C Shipway, R Becker 17-24.

Congresbury 63 Clevedon 64 (Clevedon Co-operative Funeralcare Over-60s League): M Kimmings, D Byett, B Herbison 14-4; G Andrews, A Collins, M Huggett 12-9; A Harding, J Churchward, M Hopkins 8-13; P Dawes, J Freemantle, R Archer 11-11; R Jones, C Edwards, G Stenner 11-15; R Baker, C Blagden, D Gosling 7-12.

YATTON 72, Nailsea 115 (Clevedon and District Evening League): L Howe, R Adams, T Storm, W Casey 16-21; R Mills, P Tetreault, R Bish, K Dodd 21-21; J Parker, H Williams, N Edmonds, C Parsons 8-28; A Churchill, M Musgrove, P Osborne, D Sweet 19-16; R Lewis, N Robinson, A Woodward, M Withyman 8-29.

Yatton 75, Clevedon Prom 77 (Turnbull Plate):

B Foster, B Hardwick, K Dodd, D Sweet 16-15; T Storm, M Musgrove, N Robinson, T Robinson 13-27; R Mills, J Knight, P Osborne, G Smith 26-16; L Howe, R Bish, D Bessant, W Casey 20-19.

Yatton Ladies 54, Victoria 53 (Fear Plate): N Reid, B Parker, C Cheesewright, M Spalding 29-14; P Laver, M Hubbard, A Keating, S Parsons 11-21; L Manning, S Crombie, P Goddard, A Batson 14-18.

Yatton Ladies 50, Clevedon 46 (friendly): M Millard, B Hayward, S Crombie, P Allen 17-11; L Manning, A Storm, B Parker, B Topham 12-23; P Laver, L Collings, M Hubbard, P Goddard 21-12.

Yatton Ladies 91, Victoria Park 64 (mixed friendly): N Allen, G Dodd, M Hubbard, P Allen 26-8; P Laver, S Carr, C Cheesewright, D Goddard 18-26; C Lewis, S Carsons, R Lewis, P Goddard 25-14; L Manning, W Williams, B Parker, J Parker 22-16.

ISLE of Wedmore men recorded a good win in the Over-60s Triples League playing at home against Clarence Golds.

The best scoring rink was that led by Clive Panchaud with a 24-12 result.

Wedmore 114, Clarence 90: J. Runciman, A Reynolds, R Hughes 23-15; T Counsell, M Green, T Brown 17-14; J Harvey, D Barnett, R Newell 15-20; K Davey, R Norris, K Pettit 19-12; C Weller, S Fisher, C Panchaud 24-12; D Trow, R Hunt, D Stansfield 16-17.

In the men’s Mid-Somerset League, an away match at Prattens was hotly contested on all the rinks, Wedmore winning two rinks, drawing one and losing one. The scores were some of the closest of the season so far and only a good win by Ray Newell’s team clinched a victory for Wedmore.

Wedmore 82, Prattens 70: R Bull, B Treloar, B Cottrell, D Wederell 20-20; T Counsell, B Dearden, I Gallop, R Barron 19-18; M Fowler, D Barnet, T Brown, C Moss 18-19; C Wheller, J Runciman, C Panchaud, R Newell 25-13.

Wedmore ladies played away against Wessex in the Mendip League, winning two rinks and losing one. The final score was 57-44 with Maureen Hordle’s team scoring a decisive 33-8 win.

Wedmore Ladies 57, Wessex 44: D Gallop, P Beard, M Hordle 33-8; M Green, L Hamblin, M Trow 7-25; T Newell, J Wheller, S Moss 17-11.

The ladies managed to win all three rinks in their away match in the Victoria League against North Petherton scoring a useful 10 points – a friendly rink was also won. Gill Harvey’s team were the top performers with a 23-8 victory.

Wedmore Ladies 61, North Petherton 40: J Hunt, P Beard, G Harvey 23-8; D Gallop, M Perry, M Hordle 19-17; C Pettit, J Masters, M Trow 19-15.

In another Victoria League match, at home against Street, the ladies won two rinks and lost one, the overall score gave Street victory by 58-50

Wedmore Ladies 50, Street 58: T Newell, L Hamblin, M Ronald 22-15; B Disbrey, M Barron, S Moss, 16-15; M Green, P Beard, P Cottrell 12-28.

Wedmore lost two mixed friendly matches, the first against Paulton (71-91) saw three out of four rinks lose, with only Pauline Cottrell’s rink managing a draw.

The second match was away at Winscombe, where three out of four rinks were lost, with Colin Moss leading the only winning team. All the rinks were hotly contested as Wedmore went down 73 -84.

CLARENCE Ladies 49, Long Ashton 49 (NSL): P Phillips, S Searle, V Jones 10-22; J Colman, M Wood, M Noddings 25-16; S Foster, M Davidson, C Edlin 14-11.

Clarence Ladies 37, Portishead 54: A O’Mara, V Senior, M Noddings 13-20; M Goodwin, S Searle, V Jones 9-21; S Scoins, M Baker, C Edlin 15-13.

IT was not a good week for Victoria Ladies as they had two games cancelled.

The only match played was an away game at Nailsea in which only Annie Holland’s triple managed to win.

Victoria 33, Nailsea 56: R Bailey, S Newman, E Newport 8-18; J Mills, C Willetts, A Holland 16-14; A Dancer, R Cleeves, J Donald 9-24.

WESSEX Ladies 41, Herts County Tourists 76: C Walker, J Allard, C Peart, A Ward 15-21; E Stott, P Hanson, R Hinde, E Williams 13-20; P Tillson, S Bishop, M Hawkins, J Binding 13-35.

Wessex Ladies 44 (2), Isle of Wedmore 57 (8) (Mendip League): V Edwards, J Duffy, A Powell 25-7; J Allard, J Binding, E Williams 11-17; B Jones, A Ward, D Forsyth 8-33.

ASHCOMBE Ladies 59 (10), Portishead 47 (0) (NST League): A Cox, M Tasker, S Ford 17-13; S Noyes, J Hughes, M Williams 22-19; D Norville, M Tucker, S Weaden 20-15.

Ashcombe Ladies 106, Hertfordshire County 114: A Fews, V Webber, M Tucker, J Hughes 15-30; A Cox, S Appleby, N Counsell, S Ford 22-11; J Field, D Norville, M Tasker, B MacGregor 14-17; M Main, S Hadley, R Powell, C Hedges 19-19; S Noyes, J Mathews, D Hampson, S Weaden 12-24; L Greeves, A Creese, E Perham, J Sperring (from Clevedon Prom) 24-13.

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