Thursday, August 1, 2013
Topsham entertained Exonia in the County Top Club competition and were edged out 3-2, writes Colin Chudley.
Despite winning both the singles’ matches, the Tops went down in the pairs’, triples’ and fours’ and so lost the match by the narrowest of margins.
Last week was a quiet one for the Topsham ladies’ as they were engaged in just the one league game.
Feniton provided the Wednesday opposition for an Exeter and District League encounter that the hosts won 44-32.
On the same day Topsham Over-60s had a very good day in the Over-60s League with all four teams victorious!
The A team beat Starcross 36-17, the B team narrowly defeated Tiverton A 36-33, the C team convincingly saw off Honiton 40-26 and the D team edged out Tiverton West End 35-33 in a very close game.
The significance about the A team success was that they have now moved into second place in Division One and now sit just a single point behind Dawlish Marina A.
Last Thursday Topsham played the first of three friendly matches that had been scheduled for the wee.
Bexhill-on-sea provided the opposition for what was a most enjoyable game, one won by the hosts.
On the same day the Topsham men played their penultimate game, in the Exeter and District league and County Trophy against Exonia.
With a rinks victory count of 3-1 and an overall score of 104-63, it means the team have qualified for the County Trophy quarter-finals.
The second friendly resulted in a 109-96 success over Kings BC from Torquay, a result made all the sweeter after an opening day of the season defeat to the same side.
The third and final friendly resulted in a 122-88 victory over Ottery St Mary to complete a hat-trick of friendly wins for the week.