Wedmore beat Taunton by just one point

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Mark Short Mat Bowls Club. - Credit: Archant

Despite losing on three rinks, Wedmore managed to beat Taunton by one shot.

WEDMORE men played a home and away four rink match against Taunton in the SCIBA League.

Eddie Payne led his side to a 29-8 victory and although Wedmore lost on the other three rinks, the winning margin was enough to give overall victory by one point.

Dave Nicholls’ team were ahead until the 16th rink and level again on the 18th, but a strong finish by Taunton gave them victory. Steve Heeley’s men rallied strongly in the second half of their match, but it was not enough to overhaul the 13 point lead Taunton held after 10 ends. Steve Eastment’s opposition pulled away and stayed ahead.

Wedmore 78, Taunton 77: J Harris, A Birch, K Phillimore, E Payne 29-8; B Back, J Arthur, D Collins, D Nicholls 13-18; T Brown, S Newdick, K Pettit, S Heeley 20-27; V Mathews, C Panchaud, R Barron, S Eastment 16-24.

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MARK Village Short Mat Bowls Club held their charity tournament in aid of the Children’s Hospice, Charlton Farm at Wraxall.

Six teams of six people competed in triples, pairs and singles games to become the overall winning team.

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In a close competition, this year’s winners were the team from Banwell, who managed to defend their title, beating off a strong challenge from Hutton and Highbridge.

Mark Village and the Children’s Hospice would like to thank everyone for their support on the day. Chairman Vic McArdell will have pleasure presenting a cheque in excess of £300.

WOODSPRING Indoor Bowls Club enjoyed a week in Torquay playing five games of bowls at TLH Leisure Resort (Toorak Hotel).

This is a multi-hotel complex, which has a fine four-rink indoor bowls facility. Games were played against local clubs from Paignton (Marldon), Brixham, Torquay and Merthyr Tydfil, who were also staying at the resort.

Against local clubs, the combined score was 178-132 against, with Woodspring winning two of the three games. Against Merthyr Tydfil, the combined score was 88-114.

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