Madeira captain skips team to victory in team win over visiting Richmond Park from Bournemouth

PUBLISHED: 10:06 23 May 2013

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It was a quiet week for the Madeira last week with just two matches plated against visiting teams, writes Matt Marriott.

This is not to say that the greens were unused as it was the starting rounds of the Men’s internal competitions, starting with the Ashby Crane Open, the Hunter Cup and the Championship.

All these games are on a ‘play-by’ date so at this time there is not much to report. No doubt there will be some surprise results to come. The men’s 2-wood, pairs, and triples are yet to get underway.

On Tuesday evening the Devon Men’s Singles were to have taken place, half at Madeira, half at Honiton. However, the weather was in command and the rain was bucketing down so there were some unhappy bunnies who went home. These games continued on Thursday at the same venues.

The cards for the Over-60s are a bit of a muddle this week as not all cards were available. If, as the score card shows Madeira E played Madeira E, yes E, then they are assured of eight points.

A team played Topsham A away, no score known, B team played Topsham B away taking the points 6-2, C team played Ottery B away losing 8 points, D played Madeira E and E played Madeira D, that’s what the fixture book showed, but the other cards don’t tally!

Therefore I can’t give any other results, so please gents put your cards in the box.

Whilst the Devon Men’s Pairs were being played on Saturday, five mixed Madeira rinks travelled to Chudleigh for an away game, the result being in favour of Chudleigh by eight shots at 90-98. The top Madeira rink was skipped by Jean Rainton with Jean Bagnall, David Tucker and Geoff Furminger.

Last match of the week was a return visit by Richmond Park of Bournemouth bringing six rinks for a day visit. This time Madeira came out on top with a score of 134-112 (22 shots).

The captain, David Macaulay, skipped his team of Debbie Fox, Martin Langford and Lin Eveleigh to a 12 shot win on his rink, leading from the front on a lovely afternoon. Our visitors were sent home happy after providing them with a good meal to send them on their way.

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