Busy time for the Madeira men.

PUBLISHED: 09:21 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:43 10 June 2010

IT HAS been a busy week at Madeira with six matches being played and five of them being won, writes Ron Stares

IT HAS been a busy week at Madeira with six matches being played and five of them being won, writes Ron Stares.

The first was against Cobham, Kent, who brought six rinks and provided the first of five very close matches, ending with a score of 114-101 in the home teams favour.

This was another game which was won in the last 5 ends when the visitors were just 4 shots behind, but the home side managed to pull through and win by 13 shots.

The best Madeira rink was John Hopkins, Harry Cain, John Killoran and skip Bob Burch. They won by 22 shots.

The next was a visit by Wotton-under-Edge, who managed to provide a very close finish.

In fact, when the cards were all added up, Madeira managed to run out the winners by just one shot, the final score was 71-70.

Here the best Madeira rink was David Mears, Harold Winter, Lenny Smith and Skip John Bellamy who won by 6 shots.

The next was a four rink match against Devon Masonic and here, again, we had a close game with the result again going to the home side, this time by a score of 87-78 (9+).

Owing to sickness, reports on the other three games will have to be held over until next week.

Ron Stares is, at the moment, recovering from an operation and everybody, particularly the Sports Editor, Steve Birley, and Jan (both of the Exmouth Journal) would like to wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to him resuming his duties at the earliest opportunity.

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