Madeira beat all-comers

PUBLISHED: 15:30 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:13 10 June 2010

ANOTHER busy week at Madeira, but at least we do not have to contend with the weather. Our first game this week was a visit from Exonia and here Madeira took an early hold on the game and never let go.

ANOTHER busy week at Madeira, but at least we do not have to contend with the weather.

Our first game this week was a visit from Exonia and here Madeira took an early hold on the game and never let go. At five ends they had a firm lead of eight shots and, by the half way mark, they had increased this by just one more. But from then on, it was all one way, the home side recording a 23 shot win with a score of 65-42.

The best Madeira rink was Deidre Williams, John Relph, Barbara Williams and skip George Perrin. They won by 13 shots.

The next visitors this week were Vivary Park, Taunton, and, once again, the home side was able to keep up their winning form.

As in the first game, they were able to open up with an eight-shot lead after five ends and, by the half way stage, the difference was just nine shots and the visitors were making a determined effort to get on terms, but Madeira were in no frame of mind to let go.

Taunton went into the last end by three shots but, on the last end, Madeira scored six shots and took the match by 62-59 (3+).

The best Madeira winning rink was shared with two rinks winning by six shots; they were Frank Allen, Lyn York, David Mears and skip Sandi Cox, and the other was Mavis Mears, Janet Worsford, Mike Webb and skip Ray Moore.

The next club to visit was Budleigh. Always a keen game but, this time, Madeira was on a winning streak and doing their best to stay that way.

By the half way stage, the home side were holding a 15-shot lead and looking as if they were going to hang on to it - and not only did they do this, but they added to the score just a little more and ended up winning by 62-44(18+).

Once again we had a tie for the best Madeira rink, both winning by 14 shots. They were Colin Hughes, David Morrish, John Killoran and skip Brian Stowell. The other was Joe Bate, Tim Bevan, Vic Doidge and skip Bob Finch.

On Thursday, the club was honoured by a visit from the county indoor president, Trevor Knight, who brought a three-rink men's team and, once again, found the home club in no mood to give way to anyone.

They started off by being 13 shots up at five ends and, by the half way stage, had improved on this by returning a score of 43-13, meaning that they held a 30-shot lead. From here in, Madeira could only get better and, by the end of the game, returned a score of 82-45 (37+).

The best Madeira rink was Alan Turnbull, Mike Powell, Keith Ewins and skip Bob Burch. They won by 33 shots.

The last game this week was an away match with Madeira visiting Isca and, once again, Madeira was able to show a clean pair of heels as far a scoring shots was concerned,

At the five end stage, they held a 10-shot lead and managed to improve on that at the half-way stage to a difference of 19 shots, and they managed to improve on this to 13 shots by the end of the game and so returned cards which showed a win for Madeira by 70-57 (13+).

The best Madeira winning rink was Derek Dommett, David Mears, John Killoran and skip Bob Finch. They won by eight shots.

Ladies' section: The Ladies played an Over-60s double rink competition for the Mason Trophy this week and were drawn against South Hams with one rink at home and one away and we are pleased to say that they had a resounding success, winning the match by 45-29.

The Madeira teams were Jan Roberts, Ve Bevan, Pat Harriott and skip Annette Flockhart.

They lost by just two shots, with a score of 17-19. The other rink was Elizabeth Haynes, Angela Denner, Pat Boman and skip Sue Harriott. They won by 18 shots.

Thursday Triples League: Budleigh A beat Budleigh B 16-14; Budleigh A beat Budleigh B 23-16.

Ron Stares


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