Budleigh A march on in Over 60s League

PUBLISHED: 23:28 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 23:28 29 May 2013

Budleigh A continued their fine start to the Over 60s triples league campaign with a convincing win over Feniton A.

The margin of victory was 15 shots at 35-20.

David Blackwell, Brian Alabaster and Burges Stace were never headed and finished on plus thirteen.

On the second rink, Allan Cottle, skipping Paul Griffin and Graham Ellis, were all square after 15 ends, but drew clear on the run-in to win 12-10.

The B squad’s winning run was halted when they visited North Tawton and, in very challenging conditions, lost 31-24.

While their team-mates were losing by seven shots, Peter Hillman, Arthur Morgan and Tony Stone succeeded in salvaging one point from the eight on offer when they forced a 14-all draw on the final end!

A six rink mixed friendly versus Ottery St. Mary ended with rink honours shared, but with the score in Budleigh’s favour at 102-85.

Best of the home side’s trios were Bobbie Vanstone, Brian Ward and Terry Kelly who led throughout and won 19-8.

Arthur Morgan’s side ended on plus 10 and Tony Stone’s on plus 8.

Tourists from Abertillery proved to be a little too strong for the mixed side that captain John Vanstone has assembled, winning 94-80.

However, results on two of the five rinks went Budleigh’s way with Brian Ward, Jeff Rigg, Avril Barrett and Ron Tyler surviving their opponents’ late surge to end their match at 20-17.

Joan Shaw’s team, 13-16 down with three to play, finished superbly to earn an 18-16 victory.


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