Madeira stage Norah Goldsmith Trophy and it’s won by the Healey’s

19:19 09 August 2012

Madeira's Alan Halpin is pictured bowling in the club's Nora Goldsmith trophy for married couples on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 0943-32-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Madeira's Alan Halpin is pictured bowling in the club's Nora Goldsmith trophy for married couples on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 0943-32-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Madeira men were successful in their bid to reach the finals of the County Trophy this week by coming top of Section Three, writes Jenny Smith.

They played Sidmouth with two rinks at home and two away and won one of each but overall by 90 shots to 77 for a total of 12 points. At home Cliff Skinner’s team did well to win by 28 shots to 11 as did Terry Reardon’s team away at Sidmouth who won by 24 shots to 18. The quarter final will be played at Newton Abbot on Sunday, September 2.

Winscombe came to Madeira men this week to play for the fine inkstand trophy. This event has been played since 1950, home and away on alternate years, and this year Madeira were pleased to retain the trophy with a 128-94 win. Madeira won three of the six triples with Cliff Skinner’s impressive team score of 38 shots to eight – he was supported by Tony Howle and Nigel Denner.

The Captain and the Vice Captain’s team fought it out this week for a 91 shot draw. Captain Matt Marriott’s team won three of the five games with Bryan Stowell and his team of Bill Barber, Glynn Roberts and Mike Webb achieving the best shot difference of plus nine. David Hay with Peter Wells and Tom Williams did best for Vice Captain David Macaulay with a 27-9 win.

It has been a winning week for mixed friendlies. A touring team visited from Melyn, nr Neath, with six rinks of which Madeira won four and overall by 137-100. Eileen Bagley with her team of Colin Shaw, Janet Grundy and Vic Doidge helped considerably towards this success with a plus 18 shot difference.

The English Bowls Umpires of the South West also visited and Madeira enjoyed another successful afternoon with a 125-87 win. They were again up on four of the six rinks, particularly that of John Flockhart and his team of Christine Macaulay, Graham Clarkson and May Dyson who won 28-7.

On Saturday, 24 married couples took part in the competition for the Norah Goldsmith trophy. This is a whole day and very sociable event played in two sections one hour on and one hour off interspersed with coffee, lunch and tea and this year, heavy bursts of rain. However, it was a mainly sunny, happy and matrimonially harmonious day with no need for Relate to conciliate. Ian and Jean Healey were thrilled to be in the gold medal position this year by winning all their four mini-games and by an impressive plus 29 shot difference. The silver medal was won by Greg and Angie Fish who were close runners-up also having won all four of their games.

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