Wedmore bowlers enjoying a busy time

Isle of Wedmore bowlers are enjoying a busy time with 12 internal leagues plus championships in play.

WITH the winter season well underway, Isle of Wedmore is a hive of industry with 12 internal leagues plus championships in play.

In a mixed friendly at home to Shepton Mallet, each club won one rink, but Wedmore prevailed overall. Brian Aston’s team never looked likely to lose, winning 15 of 21 ends and running out winners by 24 shots to 11.

On the other rink, a similar outcome seemed on the cards as Mike Green’s group led 23-9 after 14 ends, having won 10 of them. Shepton hadn’t given up, however, and put in a tremendous surge in the last third of the game so the two sides went into the last end level on 23 shots.

Shepton took it by one shot to pip Wedmore at the post by 23-24, but Wedmore had the last laugh on the overall score, winning by 47 shots to35.

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A men’s friendly at home to Woodspring saw Wedmore win two rinks to nil. Dave Nicholl’s rink were initially behind, but helped by two fives and a six went on to a clear 29-10 victory.

Ron Barron’s outfit went ahead from the start, never losing their grip and won 21-9, giving an overall score of 50-18.

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A mixed friendly against old friends and rivals Wells resulted in a two-rink victory in a match played in the right spirit. Skippers Stansfield (winning 19 ends) and Green (13 ends won) both ran up big scores with their home players.

In a tight contest against Street, Wedmore strove hard to sustain their interest in the Denny Cup, but it was not to be.

In the away rinks, skippers Payne and Nicholls did well to keep the losses down to a total of four shots. At home skipper Moss and his side went down by one shot and Heeley’s men by eight giving Street a 13-shot victory overall.

THE ladies of Woodspring Indoor Bowls Club played a friendly against Winscombe and won on both rinks.

On rink one, it was nip and tuck the whole game, 11-all at 11 ends 16-all at 16 ends and 18-all at 18 ends, with WIBC taking the rink by just two shots. Rink two had a resounding win of 19 shots.

Woodspring Ladies 49, Winscombe 28: N Urch, C Hedges, M Williams, B Cullen 23-21; S Collard, S Davies, M Tasker, S Weaden 26-7.

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