Budleigh claim Top Club win at Chardstock
PUBLISHED: 10:01 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 June 2010
BUDLEIGH visited Chardstock in the Top Club competition and came away with a 4-1 victory, writes Paul Griffin.
BUDLEIGH visited Chardstock in the Top Club competition and came away with a 4-1 victory, writes Paul Griffin.Archie Autton had a great tussle in the Two Wood Singles, in a match in which the lead changed hands a number of times and, with the match tied at 14 all on the twenty first end, Archie put in a strong finish to take it 21-15. In the Four Wood Singles John Dance led all the way to win 21-18 and put Budleigh 2-0 in the tie. Chardstock's only victory then came in the pairs which they won 19-15 to make the score 2-1. Budleigh's triple of Bert Mangeng, Alan Cottle and skip Rod Davidson sealed victory with a narrow 17-15 win and Harry Vanstone's rink of Bob Rivers, Ralph Lawson and Brian Lofts had a solid 24-17 win to give Budleigh a 4-1 overall victory in the tie.Budleigh entertained Madeira in a six rink men's friendly which turned out to be a game of two different halves. Budleigh started the stronger and by the eleventh end were leading on five rinks and by 62-54. Tea was then taken, a big mistake for the home side, because Madeira were revitalised and in the second half out-bowled the home side to win on four of the six rinks and by 122-97. There must have been something in the tea! The two home rinks which held on to win were Tony Deller's triple of Wally Nickels and Peter Norman with a 23-11 victory and Terry Kelly's triple of Paul Griffin and David Tomlinson who won 19-14.In the Over 60s' league Budleigh "A" and "B" teams visited Okehampton and, despite sharing the rinks, ended up losing both matches.In a low scoring game the A team lost to Okehampton "A" 34-28. In this match Budleigh triple of John Vanstone, Archie Autton and skip Allan Cottle recovered from 15-10 down after fifteen ends to score ten shots without reply on the last three ends to win 20-15. In the other match the Budleigh "B" triple of Mike Reader, Denis Shepherd and skip Ralph Lawson won 17-12 but overall the team were beaten by Okehampton "B" 41-21.