Thursday, August 1, 2013
There was success again for the Madeira men in the Foxlands as they booked a final berth with a fine success over Culm Vale in the semi-final, writes Matt Marriott.
Both home and away rinks won with a score of 48-28.
The team now go on to play either Crediton or Barnstable on August 26, well done to you all and may your winning streaks continue.
There was also a great win over Budleigh in the County Trophy by a score of 112-54 leaving them winners of Section 3. This puts them through to play Section 2 winners in the quarter-finals at Newton Abbott on September 1, good on you guys, we are behind you all!
Week 12 of the Over-60 competition has some movement in the charts with the Madeira A team lying seventh, the B team sit second, the C team seventh, the D sit eighth and the E team lie second with a good way still to go for all teams.
The mixed matches did not fare too well again in the past week, but they began well with a win at Tiverton Borough where Madeira won three of the four rinks. I was not informed of the final score, but the highest rink was skipped by Ian Thomson with Jean Healey and Richard Prince.
It was a different story at Crediton where Madeira only won on two of the six rinks with the hosts taking the game by 129-89 shots.
The best scoring rink was George Perrin with Chris Fox (again), Jeff Gregory and Kate Andrews with plus 11. No need to say more!
It was a slight change for the better when Cheltenham Spa made their annual trip to play for the Friendship Trophy with a tight win for Madeira at 181-180, I suppose that’s why it’s called Friendship!
However, it only gives us a one shot lead before the return match at Cheltenham in September where the combined scores count.
Madeira’s highest scoring rink was skipped by Jacky Howle with Bernie Andrews, Madeleine Marriott and Gordon Medlock with a plus12 score. Bexhill paid us their first ever visit on Friday and showed no mercy in taking the day.
I had great difficulty forcing myself to record the score of 220 to Bexhill 167 to Madeira.
I know we like to make our visitors happy, but this was above and beyond the call of duty, but they did bring a very strong team, (or so I’m told !) Madeira won three rinks and drew one and lost seven.
The highest home rink was led by captain David Macaulay with Jill Honnor, Bill Barber and Angela Denner with a plus 12 score.
It was certainly an up and down week.