Madeira claim victory at Chardstock.

PUBLISHED: 10:01 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 10 June 2010

THE FIRST game to report from last week was a triples match at Budleigh Salterton over six rinks, writes Ron Stares.

THE FIRST game to report from last week was a triples match at Budleigh Salterton over six rinks, writes Ron Stares.This was another of those games where the home side was in the lead until the last end. As is usual in this fixture, the scoring was very close for all of the game with never more than two shots separating the two teams until the last six ends when Madeira scored 45 shots, whilst Budleigh could only manage 22 and so the result went to Madeira by 4 rinks to 2 and a score in Madeira's favour of 122-97 (25+).The best Madeira rink was Colin Shaw, Keith Weeks and skip Bob Burch, who, thanks to a 5 on the 20th end, won by 12 shots.For the next game Madeira travelled to Bridport and again enjoyed a very close game.At the half way stage there was only one shot in it and that was in Madeira's favour, but from here in the home side took control and by the 25th end was in the lead by 29 shots at the end of the game they were in a winning position 117-100 (17+).The best Madeira rink was Glyn Roberts, Joyce Coggin, John Killoran and skip Jean Rainton, they won by 24 shots.The next visitors were a touring side, Gloucester Civil Service, and they brought 6 rinks and, once again, all enjoyed a close game but this one went to the visitors by just 23 shots. At the half way stage, Gloucester held a 4 shot lead but, by the 3/4 stage, Madeira had reduced this to just 11 shots but this was not enough and the visitors ran out the winners by 118-95 (23+).The best Madeira rink was Betty Roberts, John Relph, John Bellamy and skip Keith Weeks, they won by 13 shots.The last club match this week Madeira travelled to Chardstock for a four rink men's game and managed to come back with a convincing win. For this one, Madeira were always in the lead and at the half way stage were 28 shots up and, by the end of the game, had increased this to 41 shots and won on three of the four rinks. The best Madeira rink was Tim Bevan, Dennis Fears, Alan Porter and skip John Bellamy, they won by 17 shots.The last game this week was a County Trophy match against Seaton and it produced a fascinating encounter. The two away rinks skipped by John Smerdon and Bill Davis, went down by 34-41 (7-). Back at home the two rinks skipped by Josh Hadfield and Craig Ralph went down to a narrow defeat, losing 35-40 (5-) and so the overall match went the way of Seaton to a score of 69-81 (12-).

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