December 12 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Hot competition was the order of the day in a very successful two weeks for the Madeira Ladies, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.
On a balmy afternoon, the Invitational Pomeroy Trophy was contested between the Madeira hosts and visitors from Feniton, Exonia, Topsham, Sidmouth, Seaton and Phear Park. The top scoring visitor rink was Feniton with a plus 9 score. However, continuing this summer of great British sporting success, a Madeira team, skipped by Veda Bevan with Lyn Eveleigh, Janet Grundy and Josie Glaister achieved a plus 13 score to take the Trophy.
Then, in an all Madeira shoot out, Angie Fish and Jean Rainton beat club-mates, Liz Healy with Jan Roberts, in the Bowls Devon Over 55 pairs. (Are they really all over 55?). Angie and Jean now go on to play Sue Harriott and Christine Macaulay in the Section final.
Next, a standing ovation for Jan Roberts, Liz Smerdon and Liz Healy who flew the flag for Madeira as members of the Devon Johns Trophy squad which overcame Warwickshire to secure their place at Leamington this year. Well done ladies, you have made us all proud.
In the Grace Mathews Top Club, Sidmouth fell victim to a rampaging Madeira team which swept all five disciplines by decisive margins in the section 3 finals. The Four wood singles, Jan Roberts 21-6; Two wood singles, Pat Harris 18-5; Triples, Liz Smerdon with Annette Flockhart and Mary Ann Dowrick 23-11; Pairs, Sue Harriott with Christine Macaulay 33-12 and finally the Fours, Liz Healy with Janine Orchard, Jean Healey and Jacky Howle 19-16. Madeira now go through to meet the winners of Section 5.
In the Exeter and District League, Madeira scorched Feniton on both rinks to take maximum league points. The damage was done by Skip Angie Fish with Pat Harris, Mary Ann Dowrick and Janine Orchard 21-14. Skip Liz Smerdon with Jan Roberts, Christine Macaulay and Sandy Cox 27-8.
Continuing the dominant theme, Madeira also managed a convincing win over Bideford in the latest round of the Bowls Devon Inter Club and now meet Honiton in the Semi-final on August 28.
Finally, rounding out a successful two weeks, Madeira bullied opponents Hemyock, winning on all rinks in the National Top Club. Skip Liz Healy with Lyn Eveleigh, Pat Harris and Jacky Howle 26-11; Skip Liz Smerdon with Jan Roberts and Janine Orchard 23-9; Skip Sue Harriott with Christine Macaulaly 30-14 and Angie Fish, who played the singles 21-5.
The next round of this competition will be against Kingswood and Hanham BC (Gloucestershire) at Taunton Vivary Park on August 8.