December 8 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Firstly an apology to our captain David Macaulay, a touch of brain failure means that I forgot to report his Captains Day on September 12, the day the men get a free tea, writes Matt Marriott.
It was a straight game with the rinks changing around after tea, David was not interested in a result as he just wanted us to enjoy his day, and we did. The lovely tea was provided by Christine Macaulay and sisters and as is usual some of our ‘older hands’ were invited to join him.
It was friendlies all the way for the rest of the week starting with three rinks paying Pinces Gardens a visit, again a very close result at 74-71with Eileen Bagley and her team of Janet Allen, Colin Hughes and Anne Doidge taking a 16 shot win on their rink at 27-11. (What happened to the other two rinks ?).
Next up away again, this time to Ottery St Mary for the return match which also went Madeira’s way with a 114-86 shot result. Two rinks shared top honours with a plus 9 each skipped by George Perrin and Ian Thomson. St Thomas called with four men’s and two ladies’ rinks with the men winning by six shots at 84-78. Once again the captain took top honours aided by Colin Shaw , Mike Crelley and Tim Bevan to a 32-15 shot win.
The Ladies also won with a result of 58-26 as will be in the Ladies report.
This was followed by another win this time over Chudleigh by 108-82 the highest rink skipped by Liz Healy with Bill Barber, Betty Roberts and Chris Fox at 29-15. This was this was overshadowed by a hot shot by Frank Allen, Joyce Coggin (her first in 22 years she said) David Hay and skipped by Eileen Bagley.
Last up was a visit from Cornish Tourists with Madeira suffering end of term blues being beaten by 38 shots at 108-146.
There was only one rink won by the men led by David Macaulay with Colin Hughes, David Morrish and Gordon Medlock. The Ladies won their rinks by 7 shots, not enough to claim an overall win.
With only one more week to go before the end of the season lets see if we can end it in style.
Sadly I have, as I should have done last week, to report that Ian King died on September 9, after a long illness.
Ian was a keen player and a member of the club’s coaching team.
Ian will be missed for his ‘hello my boy, want a drink’ with a smile when he met you.. He was a staunch supporter of the club and our thoughts are with his wife Catherine and family at this sad time.