Madeira duo selected for the Devon Johns Trophy team

PUBLISHED: 18:54 31 May 2018

Madeira bowler Jan Roberts in Grace Matthews Triples action

Madeira bowler Jan Roberts in Grace Matthews Triples action


It has been another busy week's bowling with several friendly games interspersed with County Competitions and the ladies' representative teams in action in the Bowls Devon Interclub Competition and the Grace Mathews Top Club, writes Jenny Smith.

Madeira’s good news in so far as the County is concerned is that Jacky Howle and Courtney Seers have won places in the squad for the national Johns Trophy inter-county competition. Well done, to them both and good luck Devon.

The Ladies County Triples was played through to the section final, which was between two Madeira teams who had both done well to get so far.

In the event Jacky Howle playing with Jan Roberts and Lynne Eveleigh earned their place in the last 16 of the competition winning the section final against sisters Sue Harriott, Christine Macaulay and Nicky Fiddimore.

The County Ladies Singles have been played at Madeira over the weekend.

Angela Fish and Jacky Howle reached the section finals but in the event were disappointed to lose to Honiton and Seaton respectively.

Madeira ladies had two Interclub teams in action on Wednesday. Madeira A played against Plympton at Bovey Tracey in the closest of games with one rink scoring 5 on their last end to force an extra end which was won by Plympton; with one bowl to play, and one rink two up and the other two down, a Plympton skip drew shot to win overall by 37 shots to 34.

Madeira B had a decisive result against Culm Vale at Exonia winning on both rinks and overall by 54 shots to 14. They play Kingsbridge Park in the next round at Newton Abbot on June 6.

Madeira A played against Budleigh Salterton in the Grace Mathews Top Club on bank holiday Monday.

The team did well with comfortable wins in all but one discipline, the two wood singles being lost by just one shot.

Six men’s triples teams travelled to Sidmouth for a friendly fixture which the home team won by 100 shots to 74, winning four games and drawing another, writes Jenny Smith.

Madeira men’s captain David Moody skipped Madeira’s only winning team; playing with Chris Price and Ian Sowden, he won by 17 shots to 9.

Exeter’s Belmont BC brought four rinks to Madeira on Tuesday. Madeira’s captain of the day was Roger Williams, who having played for Belmont from the seventies to the noughties, was pleased to welcome his old club.

The home team did well on all rinks to win by 92 shots to 64 with the top scoring rink being skipped by Dave Clarbull playing with Myra Furminger, Brian Poulter and Carole Worth with a plus 19 shot difference.

The ladies had a good win at Crediton where they won three of four triples and overall by 72 shots to 54.

Ann Bellamy, playing with Debbie Fox and Lin Halpin, achieved the best shot difference of plus 10 for Madeira.

The only loss was to Madeira’s ex-alumni Liz Smerdon and her team. Liz played at Madeira until her move to Crediton early this year and the Madeira team were pleased to meet up with her.

Four mixed rinks travelled to Exonia for a fixture which Madeira won by just two shots (76-74) thanks to the efforts of just one winning rink, which was skipped by Chris Fox playing with Shirley Brown, Brian Poulter and Joan Mansell.

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