Madeira discover winning streak

PUBLISHED: 15:16 18 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:47 10 June 2010

MADEIRA BOWLING CLUB: Feniton took a three-rink mixed team to Madeira for a game that was close up to half way. Then Madeira pulled away and went on to win 69-39.

MADEIRA BOWLING CLUB: Feniton took a three-rink mixed team to Madeira for a game that was close up to half way.

Then Madeira pulled away and went on to win 69-39.

This was helped by the highest winning rink of Tony Howle Christine Littlejohn, Pat Cain and skip Mike Gorman (+19).

South Hams arrived with a three-rink mixed team and this was a close game right up to the end.

The visitors started with a three-shot lead at five, but Madeira were 13 shots up at 10 ends and 11 ahead at 15.

The visitors put some pressure on over the last six ends, but could only reduce the difference by four shots, leaving Madeira seven shots up.

The best winning rink for Madeira was Charlie Hill, Janet Worsford, Thelma Wildon and skip Tom Russell (+11).

Two games were played on the same day against Isca. The one at home was a three-rink for men, which proved very exciting with the score close all the way through.

The end result was that Madeira won on two rinks, lost on one, but won the game by four shots, with both of the winning rinks having a shot difference of four.

The winning rinks were John Hopkins, Les Williams, John Killoran and skip Mike Gorman, and Joe Bate, Joe Lee, Mike Powell and skip Ivor Morris.

The other game against Isca was an Over 60s' League match that was two rinks at home and two away. Here Isca got their own back.

The scores at five ends and 10 were in Madeira's favour. They led at both by five shots. Then Isca started to go away and by 15 held a lead of nine shots and went or to win by 11.

One point of note was that Madeira won on one rink and this was the first one that Isca had dropped during the season to date.

The rink comprised Ivor King, Ron Cook, Nigel Denner and skip Bob Burch. They won by seven shots.

Thursday saw a visit to Budleigh for a two-rink men's game. At five ends the difference was just two shots in Madeira's favour.

By end 10, Budleigh held a one-shot lead, which increased to four at 15. On the run-in, Budleigh scored 17 shots to Madeira's five and won on both rinks by a combined tally of +16.

Bovey Tracey brought a three-rink mixed team and found Madeira in good form. The home side won on two rinks and the other was drawn.

Two rinks fought it out for top rink, which went to Janet Allen, Marion Carter, Joe Lee and Rob Prescott (+17).

In the Top Club competition, Madeira were drawn against Exonia. This is a match made up of five disciplines, two- and four-wood singles, pairs, triples and fours, the winner being the team winning most events.

Exonia won four with Madeira's Alan Turner, Nigel Denner and skip Bob Burch just managing to draw in the triples.

Two Madeira teams met in the county ladies' two-wood triples. Annette Flockhart, Jacky Howie and Elizabeth Heyes, beat Jan Roberts, Pat Harris and Catherine King. In the next round they lost to a team from Kingsley

In the ladies' national three-wood triples, Jan Roberts, Pat Harris and Catherine King beat a triple from Honiton 16-13.

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