Madeira edged out at Cheltenham, but retain trophy after two-leg tie
PUBLISHED: 10:37 23 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:37 23 September 2017
In a busy final week of outdoor bowling, Madeira found time to play a couple of friendly matches, writes Jude Latta.
On Monday, over 30 Madeira members travelled to Cheltenham Spa for the ‘return match’ – the two sides having met in Exmouth earlier in the campaign.
This is a long-standing fixture which involves custody of a trophy by whichever team scores the most shots over the two matches.
Madeira had won the first meeting by a margin of nine shots and this meeting ended with the home side securing a similar winning margin leaving the contest as a tie.
The rink skipped by Madeira president John Bellamy that also included Angela Denner, Dave Clarbull and Ann Bellamy (first half) and Freda Relph (second half), secured a 33-10 success.
With the overall scores level it all meant that Madeira retain the trophy for another 12 months following their success in the 2016 meetings.