Madeira enjoy Lacemakers victory over Budleigh

PUBLISHED: 11:28 08 February 2018

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9104. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9104. Picture: Simon Horn.

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The past week was another busy one for Madeira bowlers, writes Jenny Charles.

Two teams played against Torbay in the third round of the Mason Trophy, but they were disappointed to lose by seven shots overall.

Sunday brought the first round of the Lacemakers competition. This competition was started at Honiton and has now spread throughout Devon.

Five types of games are played; two wood singles, four wood singles triples, pairs and rinks.

The first game was played against Budleigh Salterton and Madeira won on all disciplines.

The second game against Torquay united was a very close match, and the result was Madeira winning on the very last end by two shots. It could not have been closer and the teams are now looking forward to the next round at the end of the month.

In the Lane Trophy, Madeira had one win at home and one away, giving them four points.

Always a popular fixture, three mixed teams played Topsham, where Madeira had a good win!

The highest rink was the one played by Tony Wiseman, Freda Relph, Geoff Furminger and Carol Worth, who enjoyed success by a margin of 18 shots. Playing against Budleigh, two very close games were played ending in a draw of 31 shots each.

Against Ottery, Bob Finch, Jenny Charles, Dave Hitt and Josie Glaister were the only winning rink of 25-13, but it is a fact that a most enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

Devon’s men’s Over-60s had a comprehensive win over Gloucestershire by an aggregate score of 150 shots to 74.

Devon won on five of the six rinks, including wins on the rinks of Cliff Skinner and Terry Readon (24-12) and Mike Gorman (31-20). Devon’s next opponents are the winners of the Sussex versus Surrey tie and this will be played on February 20, at a venue yet to be decided.

In the National Over-60s fours competition, Dave Franklin, Mike Gorman, Terry Readon and Cliff Skinner beat a very strong Exonia team and play a four from Sidmouth in the next round.

In the section final of the County pairs played at Exonia, Madeira fought it out between Sandie Cox and Jenny Charles versus Janine Orchard and Joy Penberthy. A superb game was played enjoyed by both teams; the latter were the winners and move on to the finals in February. We wish them good luck.


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