Madeira in fine form with three victories.

PUBLISHED: 18:05 26 January 2011

Bowls 111; Generic bowls pic

Bowls 111; Generic bowls pic


A Busy past week for Madeira saw three games played and a delayed festive luncheon take place, writes Ron Stares.

First up Madeira made their way across to Axminster last week, writes Ron Stares.

The match was played over three rinks and Madeira were victorious on two of them, taking the match by eleven shots at 70-59.

The match saw Madeira take an early lead from which they never looked back.

The best performing Madeira rink was that skipped by David Mears and including May Dyson, Jean Rainton and Alan Porter who won their game by fifteen shots.

Next Madeira travelled to Torquay and returned with a fine win under their belts, writes Ron Stares.

Such was the Madeira dominance throughout the match that they finished up winning by twenty nine shots at 73-44.

Yet again the Madeira bowlers struck an early advantage and never looked back.

The best performing rink was that skipped by Sandi Cox and including Pat Harris, May Dyson and Harold Winter who won their encounter by the same margin that Madeira won the overall match by!

The third and final game of the week saw Madeira entertain Cullompton based Padbrook Park and the Mid Devon side found the hosts in good form, writes Ron Stares.

Another strong start from the Madeira team saw them lead by fourteen shots at the half-way stage of the match and that advantage had grown to one of seventeen shots by the three-quarter mark.

They then picked up another ten shots over the closing ends to emerge as 79-42 winners.

The best performing Madeira rink was the one skipped by Mick Powell who, together with John Hopkin, John Relph and Tom Williams, won by 19 shots.

The visitors played their part in an entertaining match but, on this occasion, they found the home bowlers in exceptional form.

And finally to that festive luncheon – Last Sunday saw the delayed staging of the Madeira Christmas Lunch which has been postponed owing to all the pre-Christmas snow in the Town.

It was indeed a most enjoyable event which, in no small way, was very much down to the efforts of the octet of club members who saw to the catering – a very fine luncheon was enjoyed by all!

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