Woodspring men win by one shot

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Woodspring Indoor Bowls Club men defeated the ladies by just one shot for the Brenda Dunston Cup.

WOODSPRING Indoor Bowls Club members played the annual battle of the sexes contest for the Brenda Dunston Cup, donated by Ray Dunston.

With the men taking three of the four rinks played, they scraped through to win by just one shot.

The rink skipped by Mary Williams supported by Jane Sansam and Pat Edwards had a brilliant victory of 22-2, while the rink skipped by Mike Bass with Barry Duncan and Gordon Tucker enjoyed a 22-9 victory.

Scores: J Sansam, P Edwards, M Williams 22, D Wynne, M Brummell, D Cooper 2; B Jackman, S Ash, R Tasker 12, J Beat, J Holloway, S Weaden 22; B Duncan, G Tucker, M Bass 22, M Sell, D Ward, R Leeves 9; G Sansam, G Fews, T Williams 15, P Wynne, B Cullen, M Sutton 8.

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ST ANDREWS had a resounding win over Donyatt in the County League, winning on three of the four rinks and 61 shots overall.

Away, Don Bailey’s four were level at 20 ends then dropped a two, while Barrie Forse’s four romped to a 30-shot victory. Both home rinks were never in trouble, Phil Villis’s four had a 10-shot win and Will Harrison enjoyed a 23-shot win.

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The County League game against Clarrie Dunbar was a different story, Saints only coming away with one point. Ken Curtis’s four managing a draw at home, the best performance away was by Steve Davis’s four losing by just one shot.

In the Weston Mixed League, Saints had a good win over Clarence to keep up with the pace at the top of the league, winning on two and losing on two, the losing rinks were only by two and four shots. Phil Villis’ four won by 20 and Gordon Wride’s by 23 made sure of the win.

The ladies’ double rink were defeated by Yeovil. The home rink of Meg Favis only went down by two shots, unfortunately the away rink went down by 25.

In the county triples against Bridgwater, Ken Uglow, Andy Owens and Barrie Forse had a comfortable 24-7 win.

The Don Lawrence mixed fours was a nail-biting affair which was snatched in fine style on the last shot of the competition. Previously unbeaten, the four of Rosie Grant, Ann Campbell, Luke Yeates, and Phil Villis faltered with the winning line in sight.

They succumbed to the triumphant team of Sheila Glenville, Cynthia Riley, Tony Yeeles and Brian Ennis, who had been soundly beaten in their first game, yet recovered strongly to win an exciting competition.

St Andrews 66, Clarrie Dunbar 89 (County League): J Wilkes, G Cooper, P Aldus, P Villis 14-27; A Hyde, A Yeeles, R Venn, K Curtis 17-17; K Uglow, L Yeates, D Johnston, B Forse 12-21; G Millard, W Ainsworth, G Webber, S Davies 23-24.

St Andrews 113, Donyatt 52 (County League): A Hyde, G Webber, K Curtis, P Villis 25-15; G Millard, K Harvey, C Walker, W Harrison 31-8; R Venn, M Goddard, R Gill, D Bailey 18-20; K Uglow, W Ainsworth, D Johnston, B Forse 39-9.

St Andrews 71, Clarence 33 (Weston Mixed League): K Rodgers, G Cooper, M Pattenden, P Villis 23-3; C Venn, A Greenwood, R Venn, R Gill 11-13; I Cracknell, M Wride, C Coffin, B Reeves 9-12; J Forse, P Smart, R Brereton, G Wride 28-5.

St Andrews 22, Yeovil 49 (Two-Rink): P Uglow, C Riley, A Campbell, M Favis 12-14; J Forse, S Sinclair, A Powell, M Pattenden 10-35.

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