Winscombe yet to drop a rink in three league matches

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Winscombe have yet to lose a rink after winning all three of their opening Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare League fixtures.

WINSCOMBE continued their good start in the Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare League by recording maximum point victories against Long Ashton and West Backwell.

So far, Winscombe have won on all rinks in all three games played in this league. In the Somerset County League, the A team won their match against Nailsea B, while both the B and C teams lost to Yatton A and Bristol C respectively.

Winscombe 89, Long Ashton 56 (C&D): S Easterby, D Johnson, A Dudley, M Dorrington 20-16; B Paul, L Collier, M Nash, A Watts 21-14; W Ainsworth, M Newing, P Fredersdorff, S Eastment 30-11; K Whatling, P John, G Coombe, R Birmingham 18-15.

Winscombe 109, West Backwell 49 (C&D): A Watts, B Paul, M Nash, R Lowman 21-18; S Easterby, D Peakall, A Dudley, M Dorrington 25-11; W Ainsworth, R Weller, P Fredersdorff, S Eastment 25-11.

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Winscombe A 57, Nailsea B 50 (SCL Div 1 N): S Easterby, C Westlake, M Adams, T Ellis 26-13; R Lowman, L Collier, A Dudley, S Eastment 18-16; K Whatling, M Hunter, W Ainsworth, R Birmingham 13-21.

Winscombe B 49, Yatton A 78 (SCL Div 2 N): J Sprouting, M Newing, P Fredersdorff, M Dorrington 18-22; G Lloyd, R Feltham, G Coombe, G Neville 11-26; D Peakall, E Kindred, M Nash, A Watts 20-30.

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Winscombe C 38, Bristol C 77 (SCL Div 3 N): D Beaverstock, B Prince, J Smith, R Weller 8-32; M Trenchard, F Ward, D Leach, B Paul 18-15; K Headford, T Moody, P Hopes, R Fisher 12-30.

ASHCOMBE Crusaders defeated Portishead by 18 shots, although they won just two of the six rinks played.

Crusaders 103, Portishead 85 (league): G Tottle, K Kinsey, B Webber 16-18; T Morgan, M Southwood, J Creasey 10-12; A Wilmot, D Bleasdale, T Bass 10-24; B Benstead, J Hornett, R Powell 22-5; M Bass, A Little, J Taylor 16-18; D Cooper, T Cottrell, J Whitlow 29-8.

Ashcombe won the men’s friendly with Bristol by seven shots.

Ashcombe 75, Bristol 68: B Duncan, M Paterson, K Wheeler, L Cox 17-13; B Benstead, A Freke, M Parry, J Whitlow 18-18; S Andrews, R Counsell, S Hedges, DA Williams 27-16; J McEnzie, M Field, T Bass, G Wilkinson 13-21.

The Templars lost their league match with Isle of Wedmore.

Templars 82, Wedmore 118: M Tripp, G Pople, T Pople 10-24; K Davies, B Alden, B Miles 22-9; B Duncan, D Wynne, E Booth 18-15; J McEnzie, G Mills, L Cox 12-18; D Underhay, B Underhay, M Badman 11-26; G Tucker, M Macmahon, C Vardon 9-26.

The NSKC cup match was played at Ashcombe, but they were defeated by Clarence.

Ashcombe 88, Clarence 101: D Wynne, M West, J Main, J Whitlow 14-19; D Cooper, J Hornett, T Cottrell, J Taylor 21-22; R Powell, M Parry, G Wilkinson, T Roberts 12-23; D Freestone, B Miles, L Day, B Webber 16-22; F Ham, M Paterson, A Little, DA Williams 25-15.

Ashcombe played two cup matches last Saturday. The A team were away to Victoria, while the B team were away to Yatton C. Unfortunately, the A team lost by one shot, despite the rink of J Marlow, R Powell, S Hedges and DA Williams winning 30-11. The B team were victorious on all rinks, but the rink consisting of D Freestone, G Fews, T Cottrell and B Webber won 34-11.

Ashcombe A 57, Victoria C 58: J Marlow, R Powell, S Hedges, DA Williams 30-11; N Coombes, B Benstead, M Bass, L Day 14-20; M West, F Ham, T Bass, J Whitlow 12-27.

Ashcombe B 7, Yatton C 40: G Pople, K Hallet, J Main, E Roberts 19-13; G Tucker, M Paterson, E Hopkins, J Creasey 17-16; D Freestone, G Fews, T Cottrell, B Webber, 34-11.

VICTORIA Saxons are up and running, winning their first Over-60s match in a close encounter against Clevedon by five shots.

Malcolm Campbell skipped his triple of Pete Lunn and John Newman to an excellent 16-shot win.

Victoria Saxons 101 (14), Clevedon 96 (6): R Rockett, A Barnes, K Harvey 10-24; B Pocock, G Stocker, M Stocker 17-13; P Lunn, J Newman, M Campbell 26-10; T Gatehouse, R Fenwick, D Sealey 12-20; J Mingo-West, K Holland, D Williams 14-16; H Whyte, A Bray, M Taylor 22-13.

In the national double rink competition, both Mike Stocker and Mike Cooper skipped their rinks to victory against Bath B, which will enable Victoria to go through into the next round where they will entertain Weston (Bath).

Victoria 38, Bath B 20: D Beard, J Newman, P Leadbeater, M Stocker 17-13; N Stocker, D Fairhurst, C Gazzard, M Cooper 21-7.

In the Somerset County League, Victoria C enjoyed a narrow win against Ashcombe A, collecting 10 points. Victoria’s top rink was John Mingoe-West, Alan Shattock, Dave Williams and Derek Jones. This win puts the C team as early leaders in the Division.

Victoria B also won and currently lie third in their division. Victoria A won two rinks against Knowle A, picking up four points in a narrow defeat.

Victoria D team lost away to Chew Stoke B, securing just two points from the sole rink success of Ray Bromet, Alex Waygood, John Griffiths and Terry Gatehouse.

Victoria A 61 (4), Knowle A 66 (8): D Beard, J Newman, P Leadbeater, M Stocker 31-15; N Stocker, H Gibbs, A Bray, M Cooper 20-16; P Wyatt, B Pocock, K Harvey, C Gazzard 10-35.

Victoria C 58 (10), Ashcombe A 56 (2): J Mingo-West, A Shattock, D Williams, D Jones 27-12; R Hollier, M Milliner, A Barnes, G Hodge 11-30; R Jacobs, C Chudley, K Holland, G Frost 20-14.

Victoria D 44 (2), Chew Stoke B 64 (10): R Bromet, A Waygood, J Griffiths, T Gatehouse 20-16; J Turton, W Nicholls, J Smart 11-29; K Allin, G Stocker, E Sage, J Langridge 13-19.

CLARENCE won four of the five rinks at Ashcombe to reach the second round of the North Somerset Knockout Cup.

In chilly conditions, Clarence were always just in front, mainly thanks to Gerald Barlow’s rink, who led by 11 at halfway and maintained that advantage to the end.

Adrian Gardiner’s quartet, three down at 10 ends, picked up a shot on the last to win by one, while a final-end four clinched Brendan Duffy’s victory by five and Mick Edlin finished six clear.

Ashcombe 88, Clarence 101: T Pritchard, John Hayes, D Grier, A Gardiner 22-21; T Ward, J Burgess, C Read, M Phillips 15-25; P Lewis, M Scoins, T Mannion, B Duffy 19-14; B Rossiter, A Bishop, K Marshall, M Edlin 22-16; R Smith, J Keay, J Edwards, G Barlow 23-12.

A much-depleted Clarence A team did well to win two of the three rinks away to Weston Bath A in the County League.

Maurice Phillips and his men had built up an 11-5 lead by 10 ends, but then dropped two fours and a five to go down by four. Clarence still had a chance of winning overall because, at that stage, Mick Edlin’s rink were four ahead and Gerald Barlow’s just two behind.

In a tense finish, Barlow picked up two shots to win by one, but Edlin was unlucky to drop a three on the last end, which meant that Weston won the match by two.

Weston Bath A 53 (8), Clarence A 51 (4): T Ward, T Mannion, T Pritchard, G Barlow 20-19; B Rossiter, K Marshall, B Duffy, M Edlin 14-13; A Gardiner, R Smith, J Keay, M Phillips 17-21.

Clarence B made it two wins out of two in the County League when they beat Clevedon B by 11 shots at home on Saturday.

Team captain Alan Bishop, Chris Tippett, Duggie Grier and Ivan Phipps were the match-winning rink, finishing 11 shots ahead, while John Edwards looked like skipping his four to victory until they dropped a four on the last end to draw.

Clarence B 56 (9), Clevedon B 47 (3): J Kelloway, J Hicks, J Burgess, C Read 15-17; F Al-Hinai, M Scoins, M Skyrme, J Edwards 18-18; A Bishop, C Tippett, D Grier, I Phipps 23-12.

The three clubs based at Clarence Park held a joint open day on Sunday. Members of the public were invited to try outdoor, indoor and short-mat bowls, as well as petanque.

Cold winds restricted the numbers, but those who attended enjoyed themselves and the clubs expect several new members to be recruited as a result.

ST ANDREWS A team failed to win away at Williton in the Premier 2 Division of the County League, gaining just two points from the win by the rink skipped by Nick Sell.

They also lost the double rink match away to Street losing both rinks and by 26 shots overall. With the Over-60s league match postponed by inclement weather, the club had a curtailed week of fixtures.

St Andrews A 46, Williton 61: L Yeates, B Cracknell, B Forse, N Sell 21-15; K Uglow, G Cooper, D Favis, G Webber 14-18; M Goddard, G Sims, A Ware, R Venn 11-18.

St Andrews 24 Street 50: B Cracknell, N Sell, R Venn, G Webber 10-25; K Uglow, A McMillan, G Wride, A Owens 14-25.

AFTER disappointing results in the opening games of their league campaigns, both Banwell teams bounced back with wins.

Banwell A played host to Clevedon and all three rinks took early leads, but Clevedon pulled back and it was close at the halfway stage, but John Davies skipped his rink in a master class performance to pull away convincingly, while Mike Davies and his rink edged a two-shot win.

Banwell A 74 (10), Clevedon 60 (2): D Towie, P Aldus, A Steer, J Davies 30-10; T Hyde, B Taylor, C Wilson, D Johnston 18-26; G Millard, L Smith, P Villis, M Davies 26-24.

The B team were almost back to full strength, and it showed in an away win at Chew Stoke A by two rinks to one. A fine win by skip Kim Burgess and his rink was only slightly eclipsed by Harry Woodards, Dean Robinson, Mal Laycock and Alan Vickery, who picked up a maximum eight, better known as a hot shot, during their rink win.

Banwell B 65 (10), Chew Stoke A 49 (2): H Woodards, D Robinson, M Laycock, A Vickery 23-20; V McArdell, J Amos, M House, J Laurent 12-17; T Burnett, J Evans, M Amos, K Burgess 30-12.

After the league efforts came an away mixed friendly at Norwest. It was an interesting match played against the noise from a fun fair situated on the field next to the club. But this did not affect Graham Millard and his rink as they put on an impressive display to take the highest winning rink and help Banwell to victory.

Banwell 79, Norwest 74: J Davies, B Dredge, M House, J Davies 11-21; M Garfield, G Hollier, T Garfield, A Vickery 12-24; G Coffin, C Coffin, J Amos, D Johnston 21-20; V Mcardell, S White, M Millard, G Millard 35-9.

WEDMORE Ladies had a good win in the Wessex League when Maureen Hordle led her team to the best win of the day 24-4.

Wedmore Ladies 64, Wessex 35: B Disbrey, J Hunt, J Wheller , M Trow 14-16; J Collins, M Green, P Beard, E Deverill 26-15; M Fisher, L Hamblin, D Gallop, M Hordle 24-4.

Wedmore men visited Clevedon Prom for a Weston & Districtt Over-60s triples match. After an afternoon of closely fought matches, Clevedon won by just two shots, with Roger Hughes’ 20-12 win the best result of the day.

Wedmore 92, Clevedom Prom 94: C Wheller, I Gallop, C Panchaud 11-16; V Matthews, J Runciman, K Pettit 17-18; B Back, S Fisher, R Hughes 20-12; T Counsell, M Green, K Burt 15-18; B Ashton, J Harvey, R Barron 17-13; A Birch, D Collins, J Harris 12-17.

In another Over-60s match, Ashcombe Templars visited Wedmore and the home team enjoyed a good win. Ron Barron and his team had the best win of the day with a 27-shot differential.

Wedmore 118, Ashcombe Templars 82: V Matthews, C Panchaud, R Hughes 24-10; B Back, D Collins, K Burt 9-22; R Hunt, T Hamblin, R Thurkettle 26-11; D Barnett, P Moxey, K Pettit 18-12; R Norris, A Birch, I Faulkner 15-18; B Ashton, I Gallop, R Barron 26-9.

The men’s B team had one of the toughest matches of the season playing at home against Victoria B, winning just one rink of three and Victoria had decisive win scoring 79 shots to Wedmore’s 38. Dennis Stansfield and his team had the win of the day 23-20.

Wedmore visited Shepton Mallet for the first MSL game of the year and lost 51-63. Rink scores: T Counsell, A Birch, M Perry, C Panchaud 28-13; A Hughes, D Skelton, J Runciman, G Harvey 11-31; V Matthews, Au Birch, J Harvey, M Green 12-19.

In a mixed friendly match against visitors Avon & Somerset Police, Wedmore won with a final score of 127-75. Ron Barron and his team had the best win of the day 38-10.

The club held its first-ever family open day and played host to a steady flow of visitors throughout the day.

It was inspiring to see the number of young people who played on both the outdoor and indoor rinks. The Wedmore coaching team will be busy in the next few weeks helping lots of beginners.

ASHCOMBE Ladies 64 (9), Mark Moor 51 (1) (Wessex League): A Cox, M Williams, M Tucker, C Hedges 20-20; J Matthews, S Noyes, M Tasker, S Ford 20-16; J Field, D Norville, S Hopkins, J McInally 24-15.

Ashcombe Ladies 52, Congresbury 55 (friendly): L Owens, M Williams, N Counsell, J McInally 22-15; S Noyes, S Appleby, L Paterson, A Goacher 13-21; J Matthews, B Cullen, S Hopkins, C Hedges 17-19.

WESSEX Ladies only managed to gain two points in the league.

It is good however, to see Elizabeth Williams back on the green after a lengthy absence.

Wessex Ladies 39 (0), Clevedon 64 (10): E Stott, D Welfare, P Dunn, A Fewings 17-20; C Peart. E Williams, A Ward, P Taylor 15-16; E Wade, J Allard, B Jones, J Duffy 7-28.

Wessex Ladies 35 (2), Isle of Wedmore 64 (8): E Stott, D Welfare, A Ward, P Taylor 4-24; V Edwards, C Webb, B Jones, J Davis 16-14; C Peart, E Williams, M Davis, J Duffy 15-26.

WINSCOMBE Ladies travelled to Long Ashton for a friendly three rink match and won two rinks and by just four shots. Rowena Keane and Angela Ainsworth were the winning skips.

In their first North Somerset Triples League match of the season, they lost another close game by nine shots to Clarence, losing on two rinks and drawing on the rink skipped by Sarah Lowman.

Winscombe Ladies 45, Long Ashton 41: J Kimmins,W Weller, L Whatling, A Ainsworth 16-14; S Ovenden, P Burns, S Caddy, R Keane 25-6; I Miles (c), A Bougourd, S Lowis, E Watts 4-21.

Winscombe Ladies 46, Clarence 55: L Dyer, W Weller, S Lowman 19-19; L Coombe, I Miles, L Fredersdorff 14-16; D Seaman, S Caddy, A Ainsworth 13-20.

PLAYING at home in the DRT League, the Saints lost to Yatton by eight shots, their only two points coming from a fine win by the four skipped by Monica Pattenden.

They had a better result in their friendly triple fixture away to Clevedon Promenade, winning a close match by just three shots overall and taking two of the three rinks.

St Andrews Ladies 48, Clevedon Promenade 56: C Venn, D Johnston, M Bailey, M Pattenden 25-13; J Forse, S Priory, B Goddard, M Favis 6-25; P Uglow, S Sinclair, I Tofte, A Campbell 17-18.

St Andrews Ladies 42, Clevedon Promenade 39: M Wride, B Goddard, M Favis 18-9; S Priory, A Greenwood, I Tofte 17-9; P Uglow, S Glenville, A Campbell 7-21.

CLARENCE Ladies found their best form at Winscombe, winning by nine shots in the North Somerset Triples League.

Marysia Angove, Val Collicott and Mary Davison led the way with a seven-shot victory, while Carol Edlin’s team finished two ahead and Pam Hawkins picked up one on the last end to draw.

Winscombe Ladies 46, Clarence 55: P Fowler, A Harris, C Edlin 16-14; S Pritchard, J Mannion, P Hawkins 19-19; M Angove, V Collicott, M Davison 20-13.

On the previous day, Clarence Ladies played a four-triple friendly match away to Nailsea, where the rinks were shared, but they lost by 19 shots.

Shirley Searle and club captain Jo Mannion skipped the winning rinks for Clarence, but the eight shots they gained between them on Nailsea weren’t enough to make up for a deficit of 27 elsewhere.

Nailsea Ladies 67, Clarence 48: S Scoins, C Cromey, P Burrough 9-23; J Anning, C Marshall, S Searle 15-12; R Francombe, P Fowler, V Jones 9-22; L Phipps, S Ellis, J Mannion 15-10.

VICTORIA Ladies were drawn against Portishead RBL in the National Top Club, the third time in about four years and have lost on each occasion.

Despite this, they gave a spirited display against an experienced team. Only the rink skipped by Margaret Hillman managed to tie on one of the four dimensions.

Victoria Ladies 56 (0.5), Portishead RBL 76 (3.5) - singles: M Chudley 12-21; pairs: T Ellis, S Cooper 17-21; triples: H Frye, S Newman A Holland 11-18; fours: B Williams, K Wilson, R Cleeves, M Hillman 16-16.

Victoria travelled to Clevedon Prom to play a friendly and despite losing by 10 shots, they were able to celebrate winning two of the three rinks, skipped by Sue Cooper and Margaret Hillman.

Victoria 56, Clevedon Prom 66: D Owen, S Pocock, R Cleeves, M Chudley 16-32; H Frye, R Bailey, C Sage, S Cooper 20-17; B Williams, N Whyte, C Stevens, M Hillman 20-17.

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