Winscombe remain unbeaten in two leagues

Ken Curtis bowling for St Andrews.

Ken Curtis bowling for St Andrews. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe remain unbeaten in the Weston & District Over-60s League and the Somerset County League.

WINSCOMBE are still unbeaten in the Weston & District Over-60s League and their A team are still unbeaten in the Somerset County Division 1 North.

They had a mixed bag of results this week starting with a loss in the friendly match against Bridgwater away by seven shots which was followed by a win in the Weston Over-60s League against Burnham at home by 22 shots.

The home game against Nailsea in the Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare League was lost by seven shots, despite sharing two winning rinks apiece.

In the Somerset League, Winscombe A won on all three rinks away to St Andrews B scoring maximum points, while the B team lost away to Portishead.

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Winscombe 87, Bridgwater 94 (friendly): S Easterby, R Kibble, P Fredersdorff, A Dudley 13-28; P Cast, P John, G Coombe, M Adams 23-16; D Johnson, D Peakall, K Whatling, R Lacy 16-18; E Kindred, R Fisher, M Nash, A Watts 23-16; R Weller, M Newing, M Dorrington, S Eastment 12-16.

Winscombe 115, Burnham 93 (Weston Over-60s League): C Westlake, J Sprouting, M Adams 22-12; P John, G Coombe, R Lowman 23-17; R Kibble, A Watts, A Dudley 22-10; K Whatling, M Nash, P Fredersdorff 17-18; G Lloyd, M Hunter, G Neville 10-16; P Hopes, L Collier, T Ellis 21-20.

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Winscombe 71, Nailsea 78 (C&D League): K Whatling, L Collier, G Coombe, R Birmingham 17-16; P John, P Fredersdorff, M Dorrington, S Eastment 18-23; R Lowman, M Nash, A Watts, M Adams 23-16; S Easterby, R Kibble, A Dudley, R Lacy 13-23.

Winscombe A 81, St Andrews B 40 (County League): S Easterby, C Westlake, R Lowman, T Ellis 19-1; R Kibble, M Hunter, A Dudley, S Eastment 34-7; K Whatling, L Collier, P Fredersdorff, M Adams 28-16.

Winscombe B 48, Portishead 74 (County League): G Lloyd, J Smith, R Fisher, M Dorrington 9-31; P Cast, M Nash, J Sprouting, G Neville 11-26; P Hopes, M Newing, G Coombe, A Watts 28-17.

IN THE Over-60s Triples League, St Andrews had a comprehensive home win against Portishead, winning on five of the six rinks and by 36 shots, taking 18 points to their opponents two.

In the Somerset League, the B team were soundly beaten by a strong Winscombe A side, losing by 41 shots and failed to pick up any points.

St Andrews 107, Portishead 71 (Over-60s Triple League): M Simpson, R Venn, B Reeves 25-10; A Lay, A Yeeles, J Warren 20-8; R McLeod, C Coffin, G Webber 16-17; K Uglow, G Cooper, B Forse 14-10; R Potter, K Curtis, D Bailey 20-15; J Ling, D Price, D Favis 12-11.

St Andrews B 40, Winscombe A 81 (Somerset League North 1): P Smart, J Ling, D Price, D Favis 17-19; R Mcleod, A Yeeles, G Cooper, J Warren 16-28; G Sims, A Lay, R Brereton, K Curtis 7-34.

ASHCOMBE Park played two mixed friendlies, one away to Port of Bristol (winning by 10) and the second at home to North Petherton (losing by nine) Ashcombe 79, Port of Bristol 69: B Alden, J McEnzie, M Paterson, B Webber 25-17; L Owens, S Appleby, M Williams, D Wynne 14-19; J Mathews, S Andrews, L Paterson, T Morgan 20-18; G Tucker, C Hedges, B Duncan, DA Williams 20-15.

Ashcombe 110, North Petherton 119: K Davies, J McEnzie, M Bass, J Whitlow 18-22; M Main, D Freestone, S Ford, J Main 16-17; P Sheppard, A Bass, B Benstead, J Hornett 17-22; A Cox, N Shufflebotham, D Wynne, A Freke 26-17; G Fews, M Shufflebotham, R Tasker, L Cox 12-26; S Noyes, J Marlow, B Macgregor, E Roberts 21-15.

In the Over-60s league game against Portishead RBL, the Crusaders won on five of the six rinks played, losing the sixth by just three shots.

Crusaders 115, Portishead RBL 91: A Wright, D Bleasdale, R Powell 17-15; B Benstead, L Day, G Wilkinson 25-9; D Cooper, T Cottrell, J Whitlow 14-17; G Tottle, G Kinsey, B Webber 20-15; T Bass, M Bass, A Little 20-17; T Morgan, M Southwood, J Creasey 19-18.

Ashcombe A travelled to Yatton B in the Somerset League and won on two rinks, losing the third by two shots. Ashcombe B also played away to Congresbury B in the county league and won on two rinks, the same as the A team.

Ashcombe A 65, Yatton B 49: M West, J Marlow, T Bass, J Whitlow 23-12; B Benstead, N Coombes, S Hedges, J Taylor 20-22; M Bass, D Bleasdale, M Parry, L Day 22-15.

Ashcombe B 71, Congresbury B 45: G Tucker, G Fews, J Main, D Carr 12-26; D Wynne, M Paterson, R Tasker, J Creasey 30-10; D Freestone, J Bryant, T Cotterell, B Webber 29-9.

CLARENCE cruised into the second round of the National Club Two Fours competition when they won by 33 shots away to Willmott Park.

Team captain David Stott’s four raced away to a 15-0 lead, including a fifth-end six, and, despite a fightback by the home rink, added a seven on end 18. Stott and co were 18 shots ahead when Willmott Park conceded with an end to go.

On the other rink, Richard Crawford’s men also had a six, but had been pegged back to a two-shot lead by the 13th end. However, they added 13 unanswered shots and their game was abandoned with three ends still to play.

Willmott Park 25, Clarence 58: A Gardiner, J Keay, T Pritchard, D Stott 32-14; M Edlin, T Mannion, B Ballinger, R Crawford 26-11.

Clarence B made it three wins out of three in the Somerset County League with a 15-shot victory away to Clevedon Promenade C.

A seven on the 19th end enabled the rink skipped by John Edwards to overcome a three-shot deficit and win by six. Mike Davies and his rink picked up eight shots over the last four ends to finish 10 clear, while Mike Skyrme led 16-13 until dropping four shots on the last two ends.

Clevedon Prom C 49 (2), Clarence B 64 (10): B Rossiter, A Bishop, D Grier, J Edwards 21-15; P Lewis, C Read, J Burgess, M Davies 27-17; R Smith, M Phillips, M Scoins, M Skyrme 16-17.

Clarence Blues made their exit from the Over-60s KO Cup when, despite sharing the rinks, they lost by 13 shots away to Portishead RBL.

Paul Tubb, Mick Edlin and Richard Crawford skipped their triples teams to victory by a total of 14 shots, but it was not enough to make up for a deficit of 17 on captain David Stott’s rink and defeats on two others.

Portishead RBL 96, Clarence Blues 83: B Underwood, B Duffy, G Barlow 11-18; T Ward, J Rogers, P Tubb 17-13; K Marshall, D Towie, M Edlin 17-9; B Rossiter, B Ballinger, R Crawford 15-13; A Gardiner, T Mannion, D Stott 10-27; J Loveridge, D Grier, M Phillips 13-16.

The Golds, Clarence’s second team in the Over-60s League, travelled one rink short to play Saxons, Victoria’s first string, in the League KO Cup and duly suffered a heavy defeat.

However, John Atkins and Ron Higgins came close to victory, with Atkins’s triple, 7-15 down with five ends left, losing by one, the same margin by which Higgins was defeated.

Victoria Saxons 136, Clarence Golds 63: J Kelloway, R Dodson, M Skyrme 11-22; L Lewis, M Peters, J Edwards 14-21; C Tippett, John Hayes, J Atkins 14-15; P Lewis, A Bishop, R Higgins 16-17; M Thompson, M Scoins, M Davies 8-41.

Clarence’s mixed team enjoyed a tremendous match against tourists Abertillery. It swung one way and the other across the six rinks before Clarence squeezed home by seven shots.

A masterly display from skip Paul Tubb helped his rink win by 18, while Chris Read and his team finished six shots clear.

Clarence 110, Abertillery 103: Pam Fowler, J Kelloway, B Duffy, Joan Duffy 16-21; B Rossiter, Carol Marshall, K Marshall, P Tubb 27-9; Lesley Phipps, B Benn, I Phipps, C Read 20-14; Sarie Pritchard, Ros Francombe, M Skyrme, T Pritchard 16-19; Elaine Stott, N Flaskett, T Mannion, D Stott 10-17; Carol Webb, J Atkins, Audrey Harris, J Edwards 21-23.

Bristol 91, Clarence 51 (friendly): M Thompson, J Burgess, M Skyrme 21-16; A Bishop, M Peters, K Marshall 9-30; R Dodson, C Tippett, John Hayes 11-24; J Kelloway, M Scoins, J Edwards 10-21.

Wessex Ladies’ 50th anniversary match Clarence rink: B Rossiter, T Mannion, B Duffy, D Stott 26-11.

VICTORIA were successful in their National Double Rink match against Weston (Bath), despite easing up and dropping shots.

They are now through to the next round against either Wilmot Park or local rivals Clarence Park.

Victoria 40, Wilmot Park 31: D Beard, J Newman, P Leadbeater, M Stocker 14-22; N Stocker, D Fairhurst, C Gazzard, M Cooper 26-9.

Victoria Vikings 106 (3), Clevedon Prom 124 (Weston & District Over 60s Triples League): R Hollier, C Chudley, D Jones 16-22; R Jacobs, J Turton, G Frost 16-20; T Gilbert, M Milliner, J Smart 26-12; B Johnson, W Nicholls, E Sage 15-32; L Kelly, G Richards, A Shattock 22-22; R Bromet, J Griffiths, G Hodge 11-16.

Mike Stocker’s triple enjoyed an emphatic victory in this Over-60s cup match against Clarence Golds.

Victoria Saxons 126, Clarence Golds 63 (Over-60s Cup): B Pocock, M Manning, M Stocker 41-8; R Rockett, A Barnes, K Harvey 17-16; T Gatehouse, G Rain, D Williams 21-14; P Lunn, J Newman, M Campbell 15-14; H Whyte, A Bray, M Taylor 22-11; R Fenwick, D Sealey, K Holland 10-0.

In the Somerset County League, it was not a good day for the B and C teams as they both lost away from home.

Victoria B 53 (2), Portishead RBL B 69 (10): H Gibbs, P Fisher, J Howell, . Hurst 16-22; B Pocock, R Fenwick, M Manning, M Campbell 24-19; J Mingo-West, H Whyte, D Sealey, M Taylor 13-28.

Victoria C 57 (2), Mark Moor 68 (10): G Richards, S Evans, A Shattock, D Jones 14-24; R Hollier, J Langridge, M Milliner, A Barnes 22-18; R Jacobs, E Sage, J Smart, G Frost 21-26.

Victoria 94, Bristol Arrow 86 (friendly): B Pocock, M Willetts, D Williams, M Stocker 27-16; R Bromet, E Sage, A Shattock, D Hurst 19-15; D Beard, C Chudley, D Sealey, M Campbell 19-19; P Wyatt, W Nicholls, R Rockett, D Jones 14-14; C Santosuosso, J Mingo-West, J Newman, P Leadbeater 15-22.

Victoria 101, North Petherton 58 (friendly): P Wyatt, W Nicholls, K Harvey, D Hurst 34-8; L Kelly, M Willetts, M Manning, M Campbell 29-19; L Stocker, S Stocker, C Walker, M Taylor 16-17; J Griffiths, D Beard, M Milliner, D Fairhurst 22-14.

OVER the last week, both Banwell league teams followed on from wins in their previous encounters with victories at home.

Banwell A played host to Knowle and all three rinks took early leads, but by the halfway mark, Banwell found themselves only five shots ahead. Darrell Johnston and his rink maintained their lead to win by six, while Mike Davies and his team pulled back a five-shot deficit with five ends to play to win by two.

Banwell 52 (10), Knowle 50 (2): B Taylor, P Aldus, P Villis, J Davies 13-19; T Hyde, D Towie, C Wilson, D Johnston 21-15; G Millard, L Smith, H Guckian, M Davies 18-16.

Banwell B picked up another vital home win in the North Division 2, this time against Clevedon Prom B. Fine performances from Tony Hyde, John Rickerty, Harry Woodards and Jimmy Laurent led the way as they finished 15 shots up, unfortunately on one of the rinks three shots were dropped on the last end to deny victory on all three rinks.

Banwell B 68 (10), Clevedon Prom B 43 (2): T Garfield, D Robinson, M Laycock, P Villis 25-14; T Hyde, J Rickerty, H Woodards, J Laurent 24-9; T Burnett, J Amos, M House, K Burgess 19-20.

After the league efforts came an away mixed friendly at Severn Vale. There was only one victorious Banwell rink, skipped by Jimmy Laurent. It must be noted that across the rinks there were five new members playing, who had either joined the club at the start of season or via the club’s open day.

Banwell 80, Severn Vale 97: J Davies, P Ackroyd, A Cockayne, J Davies 11-18; G Hollier, D Baker, T Thompson, J Laurent 27-15; J Amos, C Coffin, M House, C Coffin 14-24; V Thompson, S White, M Millard, C Wilson 15-18; K Smith, B Dredge, A Dale, G Millard 13-22.

ANOTHER busy week of league bowls commenced with Wedmore Ladies playing away to Victoria in the Weston and District League.

Gill Harvey’s rink scored the only win in an overall defeat for Wedmore by 35 shots to 55.

Rink scores: M Barron, C Pettit, J Masters 17-20; J Collingwood, J Wheller, M Hordle 8-26: J Collins, M Perry, G Harvey 20-9.

The men were at home to Street in the Mid Somerset League when they suffered a defeat at the hands of the visitors. Eddie Payne’s rink were the only winners for Wedmore.

Wedmore 56, Street 91: A Birch, T Collingwood, R Newell, R Barron 7-31; J Runciman, M Green, I Faulkner, E Payne 24-16; T Bullock, J Harvey; P Moxey, C Moss 13-28; V Matthews, P Smith, T Brown, D Nicholls 12-23.

The ladies had a good when they were at home to Congresbury in the Mendip League, winning two of the three rinks. In an accompanying two-rink friendly match, Wedmore lost both rinks with identical score of 15 shots to 18.

Wedmore Ladies 58, Congresbury 45: A Hughes, P Beard, M Hordle 23- 14; T Newell, L Hamblin, G Harvey 16-20; C Mercer, M Perry, E Deverill 19-11.

The men were away to Yatton in the Weston and District Over-60s League where they won four of the six rinks and secured 16 league points.

Wedmore 115, Yatton 86: T Collingwood, D Skelton, M Green 14-22; V Matthews, D Collins, D Nicholls 22-18, J Runciman, R Norris, R Hughes 25-8; T Hamblin, G Dodd, R Newell 17-15; C Wheller, J Harvey, R Barron 27-6; T Bullock, B Cottrell, K Pettit 10-17.

In the Somerset County League, the men’s A team were at home to Burnham A, winning two of the three rinks and taking a valuable 10 league points.

Despite dropping seven shots on each of the second and fifth ends and trailing the visitors right through to the 14th, Roger Hughes’ rink staged a spirited comeback to finally win 31-24.

Wedmore 75, Burnham 59: K Pettit, I Gallop, D Wederell, E Payne 29-19; D Collins, R Thurkettle, R Barron, D Nicholls 15-16; T Brown, K Phillimore, R Newell, R Hughes 31-24.

Wedmore B were away to Congresbury A, but were only able to garner two league points for a single rink win in a hard fought match.

Wedmore 47, Congresbury 65: T Collingwood, B Back, I Faulkner, S Newdick 11-24; A Birch, J Runciman, C Panchaud, C Moss 24-20; V Matthews, T Hamblin, B Andrews, D Stansfield 12-21.

The club’s mixed triples day proved to be a great success. Despite the cold blustery conditions, 14 teams battled it out throughout the day with the honours finally going to Ron Barron’s trio of John Clark and Jenny Collingwood in a close-run final against Liz Hamblin, Clive Wheller and Ann Hughes.

WESSEX Ladies celebrated their 50th anniversary by inviting local clubs to join them by fielding a rink of four players.

Also attending were life members and past playing members, including one guest who travelled from Kent.

President Joan Duffy and captain Elaine Stott raised the flag to commence proceedings. A match was played versus the visitors with the visitors winning on all rinks.

The celebrations continued into the evening when the cake was cut, and a barbecue was held. Target bowls and skittles were played and a musical evening including a quiz was enjoyed.

Scores: K Dibble, D Welfare, B Jones, A Fewings 10, Victoria 19; V Gardiner, E Williams, C Peart, J Duffy 10, Clarence Men 27; P Hanson, L Hedderman, M Hawkins, A Ward 12, St Andrews 17; J Weston, P Turner, J Allard, J Davis 13, Ashcombe 17; B Hayes, T Langford, V Edwards, P Taylor 12, Clarence Ladies 16; C Walker, M Milford, E Deane, R Hinde 7, N Peters, A Crawford, P Dunn, M Davis 15.

Wessex 68 (8), Portishead 42 (2) (Weston & District League): N Peters, C Webb, J Duffy 26-7; E Stott, P Turner, C Peart 12-25; E Williams, V Edwards, B Jones 30-10.

Wessex 58 (8), Victoria 37(2): B Hayes, M Davis, J Duffy 13-17; C Webb, E Williams, J Davis 28-7; D Welfare, M Hawkins, A Fewings 17-13.

Wessex 52 (8), Clevedon Prom 47 (2) (Wessex League): E Stott, L Hedderman, E Deane, J Duffy 21-13; N Peters, M Milford, J Allard, C Peart 10-22; V Edwards, P Turner, B Jones, P Hanson 21-14.

Wessex 39, Portishead RBL 60 (friendly): V Edwards, E Stott, C Peart, E Deane 6-29; P Turner, L Hedderman, M Hawkins, M Davis 17-16; B Hayes, J Allard, A Ward, J Duffy 16-15.

ASHCOMBE Ladies 47 (0), Clevedon 70 (10) (Wessex League): L Owens, Abi Brigham-Curtis, N Counsell, J Hughes 21-28; J Matthews, M Tasker, M Tucker, J McInally 14-22; M Main, J Field, S Ford, S Weaden 12-20.

WINSCOMBE Ladies lost both their friendly matches at Burnham and Congresbury.

At Burnham, they had one winning rink, but lost heavily on the other two rinks. Their home match against Congresbury also finished in defeat, although they did manage to draw on one rink.

Winscombe Ladies 32, Burnham 64: A Griffin, L Coombe, E Watts, M Adams 7-27; W Weller, D Sapsford, S Nash, L Fredersdorff 9-24; I Miles (c), J Wiles, J Rush, L Parfitt 16-13

Winscombe Ladies 43, Congresbury 65: I Miles (c), J Rush, M Adams, S Lowis 17-17; M Sprouting, M Howell, S Lowman, W Weller 16-21; D Seaman, C Hopes, L Fredersdorff, R Keane 10-26.

CLARENCE Ladies had little joy from their two home league matches last week, winning only two of the six rinks played.

Against Burnham in the Weston & District Ladies’ League, they were two ahead after 10 ends overall, but only Mary Davison, club captain Jo Mannion and Val Collicott earned any points, winning by two.

Clarence Ladies 39, Burnham Ladies 55: P Fowler, S Ellis, P Hawkins 7-20; J Colman, A Harris, M Noddings 15-20; M Davison, J Mannion, V Collicott 17-15.

A heavy defeat on one of the three rinks proved costly for Clarence in the North Somerset Triples League home game against Portishead.

At 10 ends, two of their rinks were ahead, but the visitors pulled away in the latter stages to finish up on all but one of the triples. The exceptions were Pam Fowler, Pauline Dunn and Pauline Burrough, who scored three on the last end to win by that margin.

Clarence Ladies 43, Portishead Ladies 62: S Scoins, A Harris, V Collicott 12-15; P Fowler, P Dunn, P Burrough 21-18; S Pritchard, M Davison, P Hawkins 10-29. Friendly rink: J Coles, M Angove, J Mannion 13-14.

VICTORIA Ladies 37, Wessex 58 (8) (Weston & District League): K Wilson, R Cleeves, S Cooper 17-13; B Williams, R Bailey, M Chudley 7-28; H Frye, C Sage, S Newman 13-17.

Victoria Ladies 55, Wedmore 45 (2): K Wilson, C Willetts, M Hillman 26-8; D Owen, S Sokol, A Holland 9-20; B Williams, C Stevens, S Pocock 20-17.

Victoria Ladies 50 (2), Congresbury 58 (8): H Frye, S Pocock, S Harrison 29-9; T Ellis, C Willetts, S Cooper 14-17; R Cleeves, S Sokol, A Holland 7-32.

PLAYING at home against Clevedon Promenade in the DRT League, St Andrews won on all three rinks taking all 10 points, with a notable performance by the rink skipped by Meg Favis winning by 20 shots.

In a triple friendly against Nailsea, the Saints ladies had a four-shot win, taking two of the three rinks.

St Andrews Ladies 67, Clevedon Promenade 40 (DRT League): P Uglow, J Forse, M Bailey, A Campbell 21-16; C Venn, A Greenwood, D Johnston M Favis 30-10; I Cracknell, W Allen, J Ware, M Pattenden 16-14.

St Andrews Ladies 55, Nailsea 51 (friendly): J Forse, A Greenwood, S Sinclair 21-16; S Priory, D Johnston, M Pattenden 13-19; E Reeves, S Glenville, M Bailey 21-16.

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