Thursday, August 15, 2013
As I had feared in last weeks report, names were missed out when listing those who had played their parts in the fabulous show from the Madeira County Team success, writes Matt Marriott.
So let’s begin with apologies to Mike Marks and Martin Langford. Well done, to you both.
In the Men’s Internal competitions, some of the finalists are now known.
The Ashby Crane title is between Mick Powell and Cliff Skinner.
The Championship will be contested by Craig Ralph and Mick Powell (again), and, in the Hunter Cup, Robert Berry will take on Make Orchard.
The Two-wood sees Robert Berry versus either Jim Werlock or Mick Powell.
All other competitions have yet to reach this stage.
I was hoping to mention those who have achieved success in their County Games, but the charts have been taken down so I can’t!
Results across the club’s Over-60s teams playing in various divisions are as follows; the A team lye second as do the B team whilst the C team are currently ninth (come on lads!).
The E team top their table, but the D team continue to floundering in eighth spot. Not too many games left guys!.
The Annual Croft Triples were held this week with not as many entries as in previous years, but with some interesting results all the same.
The team coming out on top with a score of plus 13 and three wins was that comprising Alan Halpin, Trevor Morrish and Don Harris.
Our thanks go to Jackie Croft who supplied the prizes in memory of her husband Ray with the proceeds of the day going to the captains charity.
Sidmouth men came with all guns blazing in the annual return match, hoping to even the score from earlier in the season when we visited them.
However, once again it was Madeira finishing on top thanks to a 123-96 score.
The highest team score for the hosts was that of Chris Fox with Richard Taylor and Jeff Gregory at plus 15. It all changed when visitors Purnell took us on in a mixed match as they won 179-713.
The team skipped by Liz Healy with Richard Prince, Mavis Mears and Mike Marks led the way as the highest rink, but I have not been told by how many shots.
Gloucester Co-op showed us no mercy when they called on tour winning handsomely with a score of 220-165.
Perhaps if we had taken our divi numbers we could have got more points!
However, on the four rinks we did win the best return was Bob Finch who skipped Nikki Fiddimore, Marie Killoran and John Hopkins with a plus ten outcome.
Feniton were next to call and by a small margin of nine shots won the day, a result that shows the quality of the bowling by both clubs.
When Seaton visited with four rinks the outcome resulted in a win for Madeira at 76-58, the highest rink was skipped by Angie Fish with Nigel Denner, Margaret Whittle and Richard Prince with a 27-9 finish.
This will be my last report for a couple of weeks as we are off on a long awaited holiday so, if nobody else does it I will catch up on my return.
Good luck to all the finalists on finals day. Sorry I can’t be there!