Madeira’s 2012 outdoor season draws to a close

PUBLISHED: 20:35 03 October 2012

Madeira captains Matt Marriott and Dee Williams with their vice captains and successors

Madeira captains Matt Marriott and Dee Williams with their vice captains and successors

Archant

The Madeira 2012 season drew to a close last Saturday on a beautifully sunny afternoon, writes Jenny Smith.

The season had started in the same way and who could have imagined the trials that the weather would throw at bowlers in between!

On the last day eight rinks of bowlers played for the Beckhart Cup which was won this year by Michael Marks and his team of Penny Preece, Dorothy Mott and Jim Gosling with plus 20 shots.

The vice captain David Macaulay presented the trophy and, with the ladies vice captain Brenda Marks, thanked all members for their support through a weather-wise difficult but enjoyable season.

When captains Matt Marriott and Dee Williams drew the season to a close, there was an air of sadness, but they again thanked members for their support, said they had both enjoyed their year and they were proud to announce that the captains’ charity had this year raised the magnificent sum of £942.41 for Hospice care.

The final week was quite busy in terms of friendly fixtures. The Gloucester County President brought six rinks of men and four of ladies in a coach which broke down on the way.

Due to their late arrival, the game was reduced to 18 ends, but that was all Gloucester needed to achieve a decisive win against Madeira men of 122 shots to 75.

The only winning rink for Madeira was that skipped by Mike Gorman with Bill Barber, Gordon Medlock and John Killoran.

There was a mixed friendly of six triples against Tiverton Borough. Madeira came out on top this time winning three of the six games and overall by 120 shots to 110.

Vice captain David Macaulay’s team with Pat Harris and David Bagnall helped considerably towards this win with a plus 17 shot difference.

Brynmawr brought a touring team of six rinks from Wales and, in what turned out to be a very close game on all rinks, drew with Madeira 118 all.

Madeira won by plus four on each of the two rinks skipped by vice captains Brenda Marks and David Macaulay and drew on one.

Devon County Patrons came with 12 rinks to play Madeira Men.

Despite only winning four rinks and drawing on a fifth, the home team did well to win overall 222-189. The plus 30 score achieved by the team skipped by Colin Healy, Jim Gosling, Tim Bevan and Greg Fish, went a long way to securing this result.

Other Sport Stories

08:05

Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season.

Read more
07:58

The Bown family did themselves, and Exmouth Harriers, proud when they ventured across to take part in the Axmouth Challenge, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:06

It is said that the sporting field can be a place where dreams come true and this was certainly proven to be the case at the Sandy Park home of Exeter Chiefs for a squad of 28 Exmouth RFC Under-6 players on the second Sunday of the year.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:04

Withycombe Under-16s marched on in their Fishermen’s Cup campaign with a 48-5 victory over Paignton at Raleigh Park.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:01

The East Devon cup competition draws have been made. The competitions are traditionally run after the halfway stage of the Macron Devon and Exeter League campaign and the semi-finals and finals of all three – Morrison Bell, Grandisson and Golesworthy – are played at the Washbrook Meadow home of Ottery St Mary.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:01

Despite racing into a two-goal lead inside 13 minutes, East Budleigh Reserves had to settle for a share of the spoils when they entertained Culm United Reserves in a Macron League Division Eight meeting at Vicarage Road, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Brixington Blues Under-11s were 3-1 winners when they took on Sidmouth Warriors in an Exeter and District Youth League meeting.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:37

Exmouth Town’s worst fears were realised when their game at St Austell last Saturday was postponed due to their opponents’ continued interest in the Cornwall Senior Cup, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:36

There was plenty of ‘girl power’ at Greenway Lane on Sunday as the Budleigh Salterton ladies wrapped up a ‘full-house’ of wins for the weekend for the football club as they defeated Ottery St Mary 6-4, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Wed, 21:09

Lympstone Youth followed up their impressive 5-0 win over CS Pumas on the first Saturday of 2018 by bagging a 3-1 victory over St Martins on the second Saturday of the year.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications