Victoria through to the semi-finals of the county cup

Marcus Dew bowling for Ashcombe BC.

Marcus Dew bowling for Ashcombe BC. - Credit: Archant

Victoria have been drawn away to North Petherton in the semi-final of the Turnbull Cup after defeating Banwell.

Victoria defeated Banwell in the quarter-final of the Turnbull Cup and now travel to play North Petherton for a place in the final.

The game saw each team winning two rinks, but the final outcome was decided by Victoria’s losing rinks picking up important shots to narrow their margins of defeat and the two winning rinks accumulating excellent winning scores, particularly the rink of Pete Wyatt, Lee Stocker, Tony Bray and Paul Leadbeater who won by 26 shots.

Victoria A beat Clevedon A in the County League to earn 10 points, with Mike Cooper skipping his rink of Darren Beard, Tony Bray and Colin Gazzard to an emphatic win of 15 shots.

Victoria C however, met a strong Chew Stoke team and earned just a consolation point from a draw on the rink of Jason Revill, Dave Parker, Dave Williams and Derek Jones.

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Victoria Saxons maintained their 100 per cent record in the Weston & District Over-60s League with a narrow two-shot win at Burnham. Pete Lunn, Derek Hurst and Colin Heal top scored with an excellent rink win of 13 shots.

The Saxons however, experienced defeat in the Over-60s Knockout Cup, losing to Clevedon Prom on a extra end after finishing the match level.

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Victoria Vikings entertained Mark Moor with the visitors holding the upper hand throughout the game finally winning by 11 shots with the Vikings successful on the two rinks skipped by Derek Jones and Trevor Broughton to earn what seems a customary four points.

Worcester Brotherwood were the visitors for a five-rink friendly with honours being shared with two rink wins each and a drawn rink. Top rink for Victoria was led by Jason Revill with Bill Nicholls, Paul Coumis and skip Mike Stocker.

Victoria 85, Banwell 61: D Fairhurst, A Yates, C Heal, S Davies 15-16; D Beard, P Lunn, J Newman, M Stocker 22-13; R Bromet, M Campbell, K Harvey, W Harrison 16-26; P Wyatt, L Stocker, A Bray, P Leadbeater 32-6.

Victoria A 68 (10), Clevedon A 61 (2): P Lunn, P Wyatt, L Stocker, C Heal 22-16; D Beard, A Bray, C Gazzard, M Cooper 28-13; D Fairhurst, J Newman, P Leadbeater, S Davies 18-32.

Victoria C 41 (1), Chew Stoke A 74 (11): J Revill, D Parker, D Williams, D Jones 17-17; R Hollier, Carmine, D Sealey, G Frost 10-19; N Robbins, M Willetts, T Gatehouse, G Hodge 14-38.

Victoria Saxons 98, Clevedon Prom 98: J Langridge, A Shattock, R Rockett 7-25; B Pocock, M Manning, A Yates 21-13; R Bromet, A Bray, M Stocker 24-10; P Lunn, D Williams, C Heal 21-15; H Whyte, J Newman, M Campbell 11-15; J Mingo-West, D Hurst, K Holland 14-20.

Victoria Saxons 102 (16), Burnham 100 (4): R Rockett, A Shattock, K Harvey 11-19; B Pocock, D Williams, A Yates 15-14; R Bromet, A Bray, M Stocker 17-16; P Lunn, D Hurst, C Heal 26-13 ; H Whyte, J Newman, M Campbell 9-24; J Mingo-West, M Manning, K Holland 24-14.

Victoria Vikings 88 (4), Mark Moor 99 (16): R Jacobs, D Roberts, T Broughton 17-14; J Turton, T Gilbert, G Frost 17-22; L Kellty, Carmine, E Sage 11-13; W Nicholls, T Gatehouse, G Hodge 13-17; R Hollier, C Chudley, D Jones 17-13; A Waygood, J Langridge, J Smart 13-20.

Victoria 93, Worcester Brotherhood 91: J Revill, W Nicholls, P Coumis, M Stocker 24-13; A Waygood, Carmine, D Williams, B Pocock 15-19; A Webb, L Kelly, G Richards, M Manning 18-11; J Griffiths, D Parker, T Gatehouse, M Taylor 12-24; R Hollier, A Barnes, R Bromet, L Stocker 24-24.

St Andrews A notched up their second full-points victory in a row with an excellent team performance away to Taunton Deane A in Premier Two of the Somerset County League.

They travelled with a depleted team and had to cope with a lightning-fast green, but adapted better than the home team to finish up on all three rinks.

Tony Steer skipped his men to victory by 11, while Nick Sell maintained his recent 100 per cent record as a skip by finishing one clear. Barrie Forse’s rink, two down playing the last end, picked up a four to complete the clean sweep

Taunton Deane A 49 (0), St Andrews A 63 (12): M Goddard, R Brereton, B May, T Steer 25-14; A Cooper, G Cooper, G Webber, N Sell 17-16; M Simpson, J Warren, R Venn, B Forse 21-19.

St Andrews beat Isle of Wedmore for the second time in three days when they won by 38 shots at home in the Weston & District Over-60s KO Cup.

The home team made their now-customary slow start, but a six on the seventh end by Ken Curtis’s trio opened up a useful overall lead that they never looked like losing.

Curtis won by 16 shots, while Danny Favis (by 12), Don Bailey (3), Barrie Forse (3) and Tony Steer (1) were other successful skips.

St Andrews 112, Isle of Wedmore 84: M Goddard, J Warren, D Favis 22-12; A Cooper, T Ware, D Bailey 16-13; G Sims, R Venn, G Wride 11-16; M Simpson, J Keay, K Curtis 29-13; R Wootten, G Webber, B Forse 17-14; R Potter, G Cooper, T Steer 17-16.

St Andrews conceded an Over-60s League double to Clarence Blues when they lost by 13 shots away to them.

The match was a ding-dong battle throughout and the scores were level at halfway. However, Clarence had the edge after that to the extent that they finished up on five of the six rinks.

Saints’ only winners were Robin Potter, Ron Wootten and Gordon Wride, by 12 shots, while Barrie Forse’s triple lost on the last end.

Clarence Blues 101 (18), St Andrews 88 (2): T Yeeles, B May, D Bailey 12-16; M Goddard, R Venn, D Favis 16-20; B Rogers, J Warren, G Webber 17-21; G Cooper, B McLeod, T Steer 8-19; R Potter, R Wootten, G Wride 21-9; J Ling, J Keay, B Forse 14-16.

More than 30 members of St Andrews enjoyed a fun bowls drive, followed by a cream tea prepared by ladies’ captain Brenda Goddard, club president Margaret Wride and helpers.

Highest-scoring lady in a two-wood triples competition was Claire Lowe, a new bowler this season. The men’s prize was won by Robin Flaxman, a visitor from Spain, who is the brother of member Pat Uglow.

A men’s team from Ashcombe Park visited Bridgwater for a friendly fours game. Despite winning two rinks out of four, Ashcombe were unlucky not to win overall, going down by eight shots.

Ashcombe 66, Bridgwater 74: T Morgan, J McKenzie, N Shufflebotham, G Wilkinson 14-27; D Underhay, G Tottle, M Paterson, J Creasey 17-15; G Tucker, B Duncan, G Sansam, M Southwood 15-16, M Butt, A Freke, S Hedges, J Whitlow20-16.

In the Somerset Bowls League, Ashcombe A and B teams were both away to Congresbury A and B respectively. The A team managed a win on one rink, with a final score of 48-81, while the B team won on all three rinks with a final score of 75-49

Ashcombe A 48, Congresbury A 81: R Powell, D Cooper, M West, J Taylor 23-18; M Paterson, E Roberts, L Day, J Whitlow 13-37; N Coombes, A Freke, S Hedges, J Creasey 12-26.

Ashcombe B 75, Congresbury B 49: F Bertram, D Wynne, A Cracknell, K Wheeler 20-17; G Pople, K Hallett, G Sansam, T Cotterell 30-17; D Freestone, S Andrews, R Tasker, E Hopkins 25-15.

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With wins on five of the six rinks, Clarence Blues kept up their winning ways.

Club captain Mick Edlin led by example, skipping his side to an 11-shot victory making his team rink of the day.

Clarence Blues 101, St Andrews 88: R Smith, B Duffy, G Barlow 16-12; M Cerasoli, J Rogers, D Towie 20-16; A Gardiner, M Phillips, R Burrough 21-17; J Loveridge, T Mannion, M Edlin 19-8; B Rossitter, B Underwood, D Stott 9-21; D Grier, B Sweet, R Crawford 16-14.

Winscombe travelled to Exmouth to play Madeira Bowling Club for the Marjorie Stewart Trophy, this is a silver inkstand donated by a couple who moved home in 1950 and were members of both clubs.

This popular fixture is played over six rinks of triples and, on this occasion, Madeira proved too strong, winning five out of the six rinks. This takes the match score to 35 wins for Madeira, 31 to Winscombe.

Winscombe 93, Madeira 123: J Smith, G Hill, L Collier 14-21; M Newing, B Andrews, T Ellis 14-22; D Peakall, B Paul, A Dudley 10-24; D Brown, S Easterby, P Fredersdorff 19-14; C Westlake, K Whatling, M Adams 20-25; P Hopes, R Fisher, M Nash 16-17.

In the Weston Over-60s League, Winscombe played Wedmore in a thrilling match. Winscombe won on four out of the six rinks, but its shots that count. This came right down to the wire and the last playing rink skipped by Paul Fredersdorff.

Winscombe needed two to win the match and were holding one. Paul Fred played his second wood to make it two and Winscombe won the match by just a single shot.

Winscombe 98, Wedmore 97: K Whatling, M Nash, P Fredersdorff 15-13; M Fletcher, J Sprouting, M Adams 22-9; G Lloyd, M Hunter, W Ainsworth 12-18; B Paul, G Coombe, R Birmingham 12-27; M Newing, L Collier, A Dudley 16-13; B Kibble, G Neville, T Ellis 21-17.

Winscombe once again welcomed the Somerset County juniors (under-25s) in their third annual friendly match against these talented young players.

The juniors fielded four teams of men/boys (some as young as 11) and two teams of ladies/girls and it was particularly pleasing to see two of the club’s own younger players – Sam Easterby and Ewen Kindred – playing for the county.

In both matches youthful exuberance and talent won the day over experience and the youngsters came out winners by 68 shots to 56 (men) and 46-15 (ladies).

The county juniors like this fixture as it is the one time that they are able to get together to play a game during the year without the pressure of it being an important county match.

Winscombe 50, Somerset County Juniors 68: P Hopes, B Paul, M Fletcher, R Lacy 6-19; D Brown, M Nash, G Coombe, R Birmingham 14-23; R Sapsford, A Trenchard, P Fredersdorff, M Dorrington 17-16; N Hansford, L Collier, W Ainsworth, M Adams 19-10.

Winscombe 15, Somerset County Juniors 46: C Hopes, J Rush, L Fredersdorff, W Weller 11-22; M Adams, E Watts, A Ainsworth, R Keane 4-24.

In the 4 Dimensions Cup, Winscombe faced Clevedon away. Although Winscombe were the underdogs going into this match, it was nevertheless a closely-fought contest with Winscombe winning on two rinks and losing on two.

Rinks count in this tournament, but when these are tied it goes down to shots scored. With a couple of ends to go there was just a single shot in it, but Clevedon eventually proved too strong winning the match by just six shots.

Winscombe 69, Clevedon 75-singles: M Dorrington 11-21; pairs: S Easterby, M Adams 14-21; triples: G Neville, P Fredersdorff, R Lacy 20-14; rink: K Whatling, L Collier, W Ainsworth, T Ellis 24-19.

In the Somerset County League, both Winscombe A and B league teams were in action at home against Nailsea B and Clevedon B respectively.

The matches were close and could have gone either way, but in the end Winscombe triumphed in both of them, taking 10 out of the 12 points on offer in each match.

Winscombe A 56 (10), Nailsea B 49 (2): K Whatling, T Dudley, S Easterby, M Dorrington 15-22; W Ainsworth, L Collier, G Neville, M Adams 18-17; R Sapsford, M Hunter, G Coombe, P Fredersdorff 23-10.

Winscombe B 61 (10), Clevedon B 58 (2): D Brown, G Lloyd, R Kibble, J Sprouting 25-21; P Cast, G Hill, B Andrews, M Nash 19-21; J Smith, R Fisher, M Fletcher, B Paul 17-16.

Ashcombe Ladies Bowls Club president Norma Counsell and captain Averill Goacher entertained guests from nearby clubs, members, life members and guests on their special day.

Fun games on six rinks were played ranging from ringing a bell, bowling between a row of bottles and other variations, players moving from rink to rink.

Following the game, an afternoon tea was served in the clubhouse, prepared and served by Martin and Lesley Paterson. President Norma thanked everyone for coming and special thanks to Averill Goacher and John Whitlow for organising such a fun afternoon.

Coaching is still available for anyone interested in trying the game - Wednesdays and Saturdays (10am-noon) and anyone wishing to join the club. Please telephone secretary Sue Bayntun on 01934 522779.

Ashcombe Ladies 60 (8), Clevedon 34 (2) (NSL): M Main, M Tucker, J Wilkinson 27-7; L Paterson, M Tasker, S Weaden 13-21; J Field, N Counsell, A Goacher 20-6.

Ashcombe Ladies 42 (2), Clevedon Prom 62 (8) (NSL): L Paterson, M Williams, S Weaden 22 -21; S Bayntun, M Tucker, J Wilkinson 11-20; A Cox, N Counsell, A Goacher 9-21.

St Andrews Ladies played only one match last week, beating their Clarence counterparts by 11 shots at home in a friendly.

A five and a six on successive ends helped Monica Pattenden’s four win by seven, the same margin by which Myra Bailey’s rink finished ahead of their opponents.

The rink skipped by Meg Favis, which included new bowler Jenny Webb, did well to lose by only three against Clarence’s strongest line-up.

St Andrews Ladies 61, Clarence 50: M Barnes, I Cracknell, S Priory, M Pattenden 25-18; D Baker, M Wride, J Ware, M Bailey 19-12; J Webb, A Greenwood, S Glenville, M Favis 17-20.

Saints’ ladies have two big county-competition matches this week – away to Winscombe tomorrow (Friday) in the last 16 of the Fear Cup and at home to Ashcombe on Sunday at the same stage of the four-discipline Southey Trophy.

A superb win by Clarence Ladies over Bridgwater in the Fear Cup saw them progress in the competition.

Skip Carol Edlin’s rink had a slow start until the halfway stage, but then powered through to a fantastic 14-shot win.

Clarence Ladies 64, Bridgwater 50: J Colman, P Hawkins, M Davison, M Noddings 21-23; S Pritchard, V Jones, P Burrough, V Collicott 18-16; M Angove, S Scoins, J Mannion, C Edlin 25-11.

Skip Carol Edlin carried on her good form from the previous day, winning by a massive 32 shots, as Clarence defeated Clevedon in the league.

Clarence Ladies 81, Clevedon 52: S Pritchard, P Hawkins, C Edlin 38-6; S Scoins, V Jones, V Collicott 12-23; M Angove, P Phillips, S Searle 15-14; A Ballinger, J Mannion, M Davison 16-9.

The ladies enjoyed a three-day purple patch as they defeated Bridgwater by just two shots in the Southey Trophy.

This was a close-fought encounter with both sides winning on two rinks, but the ladies scraped through by two shots. Rink of the day was in the pairs match skipped by M Noddings, winning by eight shots, while M Davison won by three shots in the singles.

Victoria Ladies have progressed to the next round of the Southey Cup after comprehensively defeating Bridgwater by 43 shots and winning the singles, pairs and triples and drawing the rink.

Victoria lost by just two shots to Nailsea in the Mendip League with the triple of Nancy Whyte, Ellen Newport and Sue Newman earning a consolation two points for their rink win.

Congresbury were the visitors in the Weston & District League and returned home with all the points.

Victoria Ladies 94, Bridgwater 51 – singles: S Cooper 21-6; pairs: F Waters, M Chudley 24-17 triples: K Williams, B Mangan, A Holland 31-10 rink: H Frye, C Stevens, R Cleeves, S Newman 18-18.

Victoria Ladies 48, Nailsea 50: K Wilson, F Waters, M Chudley 14-21; S Sokol, R Cleeves, A Holland 15-19; N Whyte, E Newport, S Newman 19-10.

Victoria Ladies 40, Congresbury 57: S Milliner, S Sokol, A Holland 11-22; H Frye, C Sage, R Cleeves 10-15; B Williams, C Stevens, S Harrison 19-20.

Winscombe Ladies played Isle of Wedmore in the Wessex League and lost two rinks to one and by 12 shots.

The winning rink was skipped by Eve Watts, supported by Angela Ainsworth, Tina Darkin and captain Trixie Miles. They were behind by one shot after 11 ends, but picked up a five and then a four on successive ends, only to be equal again after 17 ends. A good run in secured the win by four shots.

Winscombe Ladies 49, Isle of Wedmore 61: C Hopes, L Coombe, J Rush, S Caddy 14-26; M Adams, S Nash, L Whatling, R Keane 15-19; I Miles, T Darkin, A Ainsworth, E Watts 20-16.

Winscombe had a close match at Congresbury in a morning friendly game, the hosts eventually won by eight shots. On the penultimate end all the rinks were tied.

Winscombe Ladies 42, Congresbury 50: L Coombe, L Dyer, A Ainsworth 15-18; A Bourgourd, C Hopes, W Weller 12-16; M Howell, D Sapsford, J Rush 15-16.

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