Gilbert skips to victory

PUBLISHED: 15:29 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:48 10 June 2010

LAST WEEK served up a busy schedule for the Madeira Ladies who played three friendly matches against local clubs. At Sidmouth away on Tuesday, Madeira won two of the three rinks but suffered a heavy loss on the third and went down 40-60.

LAST WEEK served up a busy schedule for the Madeira Ladies who played three friendly matches against local clubs. At Sidmouth away on Tuesday, Madeira won two of the three rinks but suffered a heavy loss on the third and went down 40-60. Julie Gilbert skipped her team of Jenny Turner, Vee Bevan and Barbara Williams to win a closely contested game by 17 shots to 15 whilst Pat Boman and her team of Jill Perrin, May Dyson and Jenny Smith won their game by the same score. On Thursday, away against Budleigh Salterton, Madeira won on both rinks by comfortable margins for an overall win of 48 shots to 29. Once again Julie Gilbert's team were successful with Jill Perrin, May Dyson and Jean Rainton winning by 23 shots to 13. Captain of the Day Pat Boman teamed up with Thelma Wildon, Vee Bevan and Elizabeth Haynes to win their game 25-16. Dawlish came to Madeira on Friday and found the home team in fine form, to such a degree that the visitors were beaten on all three rinks.Such was the Madeira dominance that they won the match by 54 shots to 34. Liz Healy and her team of Jill Perrin, Vee Bevan and Pat Boman won on their rink by a comfortable 21 shots to 7. Julie Gilbert and Annette Flockhart's teams both won on their rinks by three shots. Julie Gilbert's team of Nicky Fiddimore, Jenny Smith and Captain Pat Cain won by 18 shots to 15 whilst the group led by Annette Flockhart, that included Elizabeth Haynes, May Dyson and Jean Rainton, won by 15 shots to 12. The highlight of the week was the highly competitive fixture between the Men's and Ladies' Captains which Men's Captain Ivor Morris's team won by 65 shots to 52. Catherine King's team of Janet Allen, Jill Perrin and Pat Harris also served up some superb bowls and won their rink by 28 shots to 20 but the ladies came second on the other two rinks.

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