Madeira four clean up with the hot shot.

PUBLISHED: 09:01 12 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:18 10 June 2010

THERE were just two matches played last week by the Madeira Men s section, writes Ron Stares. Both games were played at home, the first a three rink match against Isca.

THERE were just two matches played last week by the Madeira Men's section, writes Ron Stares.

Both games were played at home, the first a three rink match against Isca.

This meeting turned out to be a one sided affair.

After the first five ends the hosts held a ten shot lead and this advantage had grown to one of 16 shots at the half-way mark.

It remained as such for the rest of the contest with the home bowlers producing the goods on a consistent basis to ultimately claim a 72-51 (+21) victory.

The best performing Madeira rink was that of Frank Allen, David Morrish, Alan Mariott and skip Brian Stowell who won by 16 shots.

The other game saw Madeira take on visiting Sidmouth in another three rink match.

Once again the home bowlers were in excellent form and, after five ends, had opened a healthy ten shot lead.

The visitors did manage to reduce the deficit by one shot at half-way but the latter part of the meeting was all in favour of the home side as they closed out a 69-38 (+31) win.

The best Madeira rink was that of Joe Bate, Ron Murphy, John Killoran and skip David Hay who won by 15 shots.

What should also be mentioned about this particular match was that the second highest scoring rink produced a 'hot shot' (this when all eight woods count) and the Madeira men involved in this significant event were John Hopkins, Stewart Grainger, George Perrin and skip Tom Williams.

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