Budleigh B claim thrilling three shot win

PUBLISHED: 10:01 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:06 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH entertained the touring side Newton Pagnell in a ten rink mixed friendly which turned out to be a memorable contest with Budleigh winning by eight shots, 179-171, with the rinks being shared five each, writes Paul Griffin.

BUDLEIGH entertained the touring side Newton Pagnell in a ten rink mixed friendly which turned out to be a memorable contest with Budleigh winning by eight shots, 179-171, with the rinks being shared five each, writes Paul Griffin.In a match that ebbed and flowed ,the visitors led 84-82 at the halfway stage but Budleigh recovered to win by a narrow margin. The best performing home rinks were Joan Shaw's rink of Clive Marwood, Don Huish and Cliff Waycott who won 26-12 and Tony Stone's rink of Terry Fitzgerald, Lilian Grainger and Stuart Butler with a 25-13 victory.In a busy week, Budleigh hosted another touring side, Northampton BA, in a six rink men's friendly. The visitors comprised of representatives from a number of clubs from the Northampton area, so it was no surprise they proved to be the stronger team winning 140-113. The home side did record victories on two of the rinks contested, Harry Vanstone's foursome of Don Huish, Trevor Smith and Alan Cottle came back from 10-3 down after six ends to win 26-18, and Terry Kelly's rink of Michael Bartlett, Brian Evans, and Ralph Lawson led all the way to win 26-19.In the County Trophy, Budleigh maintained their winning form against Ottery St Mary. Although the rinks were shared two all, Budleigh recorded a comfortable 87-74 victory. Some heavy scoring by the rink of Bert Mangeng, Mike Shaw, Brian Lofts and skip Harry Vanstone enabled them to record a 30-17 home victory and Ron Tyler's rink of Don Huish, Ralph Lawson and Gerry Roberts sealed victory with a 28-11 away win.In the Over 60's League the Budleigh B team recorded a narrow three shot victory over Cullompton with the rinks being shared. Rob Jerrards triple of Wally Nickels and Mike Reader recovered from 9-7 down after ten ends to win 18-14. In a low scoring contest the final score finished 31-28 in Budleigh's favour.Tonight (Thursday), sees the resumption of the Symes Robinson & Lee sponsored Thursday night Umbrella competition to which all bowlers are invited at 5.45 for a 6.00 bowl-off.

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