Thursday, August 8, 2013
Madeira men have won the section 3 final of the Top Club and will play the winners of section one away on August 31, writes Matt Marriott.
What that means is that, having been successful in all three section competitions, the team have earned the right to contest the County Final stages later in the month.
It’s about time I named them all and I hope I don’t leave anyone out!
They are; Mick Powell, Mike Gorman, Cliff Skinner, Craig and Tony Ralph, John Flockhart, Jim Bradford, Terry Reardon, Bill Davis, Ken Roberts, Colin Healy, Martin Eveleigh, Mike Orchard, Derek Dommett and Ian Thomson.
My apologies if I have omitted anyone, please let me know.
Well done, guys and good luck in the final stages. There are some other successes in the individual County games and I will publish them next week.
It was Madeira’s turn for six triples to travel to Winscome this week for the annual Ink Stand Trophy, this the 63rd year of the trophy!
It usually ends up with the home team winning the trophy, but the trend was bucked this year with Madeira having to bring it home again!
As usual it was a very friendly day interrupted only by some heavy rain that sent us in to early tea and a 45 minute delay.
However, out came the sun and the game was resumed and ended with a 103-91 success for Madeira.
The highest scoring rink was skipped by Bill Davis with Gordon Medlock and Martin Eveleigh at plus 16.
It is always a good day there and we look forward to Winscombe’s return visit us next year.
Devon President Edgar Melluish came with his entourage and seven teams from other Devon Clubs and proved far too powerful for the home side, winning 169-123.
Dark forces were on the side of the best scoring Madeira rink which comprised skip Charles Darke, Roy Marshall, John Greenley and david Bagnall at plus ten.
Madeira was paid a visit by the English Bowls Umpires Association with teams from Cornwall, Dorset, Hampshire and Devon.
This is a charitable association who travel all over raising money for good causes. The match went the way of the umpires with Madeira losing on four rinks, winning on one and sharing then spoils on another.
It was a good day and also good money raised toward their charity.
The annual Nora Goldsmith Trophy for married couples was contested on Saturday and the report on that is in the ladies column. I understand the lawyers were not required.
Only one touring team visited Madeira last week, this was Sussex tourists, Rotherfield who were beaten 93-67.
It should have been six rinks of fours to play, but the visitors reduced it to triples. The best scoring rink was skipped by David Mears with Pat Harris and Lin Eveleigh at plus 10 shots.