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PUBLISHED: 15:54 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:12 10 June 2010

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MADEIRA claimed a nine shot over 60s' win against Exonia in a contest that was close throughout. After five ends it was 9-9 but then Madeira took charge and held a three shot lead after ten.

MADEIRA claimed a nine shot over 60s' win against Exonia in a contest that was close throughout. After five ends it was 9-9 but then Madeira took charge and held a three shot lead after ten. This produced a fight back by Exonia and the teams went into the final quarter of the match with Madeira holdling a three shot advantage and a strong finish took them to a 39-30 win. In a game against tourists Hay-on-Wye, the match played over ten rinks produced another close encounter. After 5 ends the scores were tied at 39 each but by the half way mark the hosts had opened up a huge advantage and led 82-39. The visitors then produced a stunning fight back and after 15 ends they were level again, both teams on 124, but another powerful final quarter from the Madeira bowlers took them to a 191-161 victory, with outright wins on eight of the ten rinks. The highest winning rink for Madeira was skipped by Ray Moore, who, together with Deborah Fox, Margaret Whittle and Ron Cook, won their match by 12 shots.The quarter finals of the club triples served up some entertaining bowling and, as a result, all four games returned cards of almost the same shot difference. Tony Stuart, Ken Roberts and Mike Gorman managed to win 11 of the 16 ends played and finished up 20-8 winners whilst Harold Winter, Ian King and David Hay won 11 of the 18 ends they contested and ran out the winners by 25-16. Peter Wells, Derek Dommett and Francis Newton took just 10 of the 17 ends played to win by 21-12 but the best win of the day went to Tim Bevan, Jim Bradford and Ron Cook, who claimed victory in only 10 of the 17 ends they played, but won with an overall shot score of 23-9.The highlight of the weekend was Madeira Bowling Club's Joss Hadfield, who celebrated his 18th birthday on Sunday by qualifying to play at Worthing in the final stages of the National Under 25 Singles.MADEIRA entertained a strong Abbrook Park team of four triples and they proved too powerful, departing with a 78-57 win. The best performing home rink was that of Jenny Turner, Ann Doidge and Mary-Ann Dowrick who won their match 21-18. Better news though in a four triples meeting with visitors Budleigh Salterton as wins by S Smith, B Roberts and M Smith (22-10) and S Cond, B Williams and J Perrin (19-14) ensured an overall victory by 5 shots.The club championships continue and amongst the recent winners have been Carrie Hadfield in both the Blackmore and the Madeira Cups while May Dyson has now safely negotiated two rounds of the Madeira Cup.In the Handicap singles, Liz Healy (+7) overcame Eileen Bagley (+6), while Sheila Webb made the handicap work in her favour as she beat Pat Harris (+6) 22-21. In the 3-wood singles, P Harris beat C Macaulay (91-63) and A Denner beat J Turner (92-62) whilst five games were played in the Championship with J Gilbert, J Roberts, S Harriott, E Haynes and C Macaulay progressing to round 3.In the County 2 wood Triples, two Madeira teams qualified for Section Finals. Sue Harriott with Liz Smerdon and Angela Denner won the play-offs at Crediton while Jean Healey with Ann Doidge and Kate Andrews won at Exonia. Both Harriott and Smerdon won through to the Section Finals of the County Singles beating J Roberts and Annette Flockhart respectively in the play-off finals.BUDLEIGH staged a remarkable comeback against touring side Hay-on-Wye in a ten rink mixed friendly played on a wonderfully sunny afternoon. After ten ends the touring side led 102-79 but the home side took charge over the next eleven ends to close the game out all square on 191-191. The top performing Budleigh rink was John Dill, Sid Cole, Burgess Stace and skip Celia Mangeng, who, thanks to some heavy scoring on several ends, won 33-10. Skip Diane Lowe's rink of Jeff Rigg, Daphne Jamieson and Peter Brown were 10-11 down after ten ends but fought back to win 26-18. In another friendly, Budleigh had a fine victory against touring side South Oxford, winning seven of the nine rinks contested and 192-140 overall. Particularly impressive was skip Joan Shaw's rink of Peter Brown, Buntie Hudson and Alf Wallen with a 30-8 win, which included a seven on the nineteenth end. Sadly rain hit the match against Ladybay, this after sixteen ends, with Budleigh leading 149-117 in a ten rink mixed friendly. A number of Budleigh rinks had fine wins, the most convincing being that of Don Huish, George Woolcott, Dave Helman and skip Celia Mangeng with an 18-8 victory. Mixed joy for the men's teams in the over 60s' League, the B team achieving an excellent 6-2 away win at Chagford with the triple of Peter Brown, Ken Freeman and skip Ralph Lawson winning 21-9, but the A team lost 6-2 at Honiton despite skip Allan Cottle leading John Dill and Archie Autton to an 18-13 win. Rod Davidson and Gerry Roberts reached the section semi-final of the County Unbadged Pairs by scoring four shots without reply on the last two ends in their 24-20 victory over a Sidmouth pairing. It was a good week for Gerry Roberts in the Over 60 Singles competition, his convincing 21-9 win taking him through to the next round. Despite a number of 'star players' being unavailable, a scratch side managed to scrape an 89-84 victory in a six rinks mixed triples away at Ottery St Mary. Much praise must be afforded to last minute replacements Cliff Waycott and Bobby Vanstone and, after a very long lay-off due to spinal surgery, Lady Captain Doreen Dealle, who all played their part in a victory very much down to an overall team effort!MADEIRA'S Sue Harriott and Liz Smerdon are through to the Devon finals of the ladies singles competition. In Group A, Liz Smerdon beat clubmates Angela Denner 21-9, Eileen Bagley 21-12 and Sue Mott (Heavitree) 21-17 to set up the final victory over Annette Flockhart (Madeira) 21-4.Sue Harriott, in action in Group B, beat Pat Cain (Madeira) 21-10 and Thelma Wildon (Topsham) 21-12 and in the final play-off defeated clubmate Jan Roberts 21-10. Results. Section Finals. DCLBA Over 55 singles (Plymouth SFD). Quarter-finals: Jean Morris (Stoke Fleming) bt Muriel Scott (North Tawton) 21-12. Linda Jenkins (Plymstock) bt Sue Harriott (Madeira) 21-20. Wendy Barnard (Brixham) bt Jean Crockett (Honiton) 22-11. Gill Callaghan (Tiverton West End) bt Joan Medleycott (Abbrook Park) 21-9. Semi-finals: Linda Jenkins bt Jean Morris 21-17. Gill Callaghan bt Wendy Barnard 21-16. .Madeira's Middleton Cup reserve Josh Hadfield crowned his eighteenth birthday on the green at Budleigh Salterton, winning Group A in the Devon under 25 singles. Hadfield defeated Josh Ellis (Newton Abbot BC) 21-14 and Chris Cleaver (Phear Park) 21-13 to reach the semi-finals where he had a fine win over Junior Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sam Tolchard (Kings Torquay) 21-19. After taking a 9-0 lead, he never looked back and sealed his place at Worthing by beating Zach Kidd, 15, from Yealmpton BC 21-7 in the final.Results. Devon U25 singles. Group A (Budleigh Salterton). First round: Chris Cleaver bt Grant Howland 21-10. Josh Hadfield bt Josh Ellis 21-14. Sam Tolchard bt Paul Kinsman 21-14. Chris Underhill bt Elliott James 21-9. Zach Kidd bt Dominic Tuckett 21-15. Rhys Tremain bt Sean Howard 21-17. Second round: Darren James bt Daniel Rice 21-19. Josh Hadfield bt Chris Cleaver 21-13. Sam Tolchard bt Chris Underhill 21-9. Zach Kidd bt Rhys Tremain 21-13. Semi-finals: Josh Hadfield bt Sam Tolchard 21-19. Zach Kidd bt Darren James 21-17. Final: Josh Hadfield bt Zach Kidd 21-7.THERE was disappointment for Phear Park bowlers last week as the ladies went down in the NBTL and the men's over-60s B were also beaten. The ladies were beaten at home by Morchard Bishop, this despite some excellent bowling from Liz Robin, Joan Evans and skip Betty Bourne who overcame an early 13-8 deficit to finish strongly over the last three ends to claim a 17-13 win. The other triple of Isobel Richards, Margo Allen and skip Ann Harding had a disastrous start, but recovered to some degree before losing 22-8. The men's over 60s B team suffered an 8-0 loss at home to Seaton. The triple of Lawrie Harries, Jim Letten and skip Gerry Sharland scored heavily mid-match but 'shots' were scarce for the rest of the contest and they lost 19-15. The triple of Peter Burch, John Walker and skip Brian Green dropped a six and a four, which contributed to a 23-12 defeat. The club competitions are starting to get underway, with Peter Burch, Bob Smith, Lawrie Harries and Richard Cooper all through their first round Championship matches, whilst Harries, Cooper and David Evans have progressed in the handicap.

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