Madeira ladies on their way to national finals in both singles and the Yetton Trophy.

09:50 20 February 2014

Madeira’s Yetton Trophy team: Jean Rainton, Catherine King, Veda Bevan, Jenny Smith, Christine Macaulay, Jill Perrin, Deidre Norman, Angela Denner, Brenda Marks, Jacky Howle, Sandie Cox, Annette Flockhart, Liz Smerdon, Janine Orchard, Sue Harriott and Jan Roberts.

Madeira’s Yetton Trophy team: Jean Rainton, Catherine King, Veda Bevan, Jenny Smith, Christine Macaulay, Jill Perrin, Deidre Norman, Angela Denner, Brenda Marks, Jacky Howle, Sandie Cox, Annette Flockhart, Liz Smerdon, Janine Orchard, Sue Harriott and Jan Roberts.

Archant

It has been a very successful period again at Madeira with individual and team success for the ladies to celebrate, writes Catherine King.

First up there’s news of a national singles finals date for Jan Roberts after she triumphed in the regional finals winning a thrilling game in Plymouth by a single shot at 21-20.

Her prize is a place at the national finals in Melton Mowbray (not too many pork pies Ken, grandma would not be happy!).

Hot on the heels of the Roberts success was similar joy for the club’s ladies Yetton Trophy team who sent four rinks to Donyatt to play against Atherley and managed to win on three of them to earn the team a berth in the national finals at Darlington on April 20, where they will meet Egham in a semi-final tie for a place in the grand final.

The most prolific winning rink was that of Angela Denner, Dee Norman, Janine Orchard and Sue Harriott who won 33-10.

There was also a big victory for the rink of Christine Macaulay, Sandie Cox, Annette Flockhart and Liz Smerdon who triumphed 31-16.

The other winning team was that of Jill Perrin, Veda Bevan, Jean Rainton and Jacky Howle who won 24-21 whilst Jan Roberts, Jenny Smith, Brenda Marks and Catherine King were beaten 25-13.

This is the furthest Madeira ladies have gone in this particular competition since the indoor club was opened on November 21, 1981

One thing is very clear! Grace will certainly be smiling looking down on this latest success and had she been with us she would indeed have been so proud and thrilled.

The Madeira club competitions are well underway now with some having reached the semi-final stage and we will endeavour to round up the news on them in next weeks report.

Now that the weather looks set to improve why not pop down on a Friday to see just what we have on offer at Madeira.

The Friday sessions run from 4.30pm and all comers will be made very welcome.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

11:35
Richard Baggs at the non-strikers end

Exmouth suffered a disappointing defeat to Bovey Tracey and arrived at the halfway mark in the Tolchards Devon league Premier Division campaign sitting sixth, some 32 points behind leaders North Devon.

Read more
11:35
Madeira's Margaret Mahon playing touring side Gloucester Co-op on Saturday. Ref exsp 2645-27-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

It was non-stop action at Madeira Bowls Club in the past week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more
11:35

Topsham St James Under-12s were narriowly beaten when they took on Ottery St Mary at Bonfire Field, writes Sam Isard.

Read more
11:34
Hands holding rugby ball

Exeter Chiefs Academy back rower Connor O’Shaughnessy has becomes the latest addition to Exmouth’s squad ahead of the coming season.

Read more
11:34
The swimmers who took part in the Exe to Exe race

The final weekend of June saw Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society stage the second Exe to Exe Swim, writes Ian Lang.

Read more
11:34
John Tucker cup finalists at Phear Park Leighton Burston (left) and Peter Burch.

There’s a popular belief that if your bus fails to turn up on time, eventually two will turn up together, writes Laurie Harries.

Read more
11:34
Players taking part in the Sidmouth June CA Tournament this week. Ref shsp 8946-23-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Croquet Club held its annual One Ball tournament last weekend, writes David Butler.

Read more
11:34
Cricket - generic picture

Topsham St James IIs search for a first league win of the season continued with a short trip up the M5 to take on Cullompton on Saturday.

Read more
11:32
Bassetts Farms rounders team

Bassetts Farm Primary School rounders team continued their summer of success when they travelled to Plymouth for the Devon Summer Schools Finals.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder