Madeira so mighty in Chudleigh success

PUBLISHED: 10:21 31 May 2012




Although county and internal competitions continue apace, there has still been time for some friendlies, writes Jenny Smith.

The men played the Homeguard from Leamington Spa on seven rinks and were pleased with the close result winning by 140 shots to 134.

Madeira won five of the seven rinks and John Bellamy skipped his team of Frank Allen, Stewart Grainger and John Killoran to achieve the best shot difference of 26 shots to 10.

There have been three mixed friendlies. Madeira played Paignton and were again pleased to win a tight game by 103 shots to 101.

As befits a tight game Paignton and Madeira won three rinks each of which Madeira’s best performing rink was Bob Finch with May Dyson, Derek Dommett and Tim Bevan winning by 21 shots to 13.

Twelve rinks visited for the day from Braeside, Hampshire and Madeira won this fixture convincingly by 234 shots to 179.

The home team won on seven of the 12 rinks with George Perrin and his rink of Madeleine Marriott, John Killoran and Maria Onley contributing a large part of the shot difference with a 30 shots to 13 win.

Madeira played away against Chudleigh on five rinks again with good result. They won two rinks, drew one and lost 2 but achieved an overall win of 92 shots to 85.

The winning rinks were skipped by Sandy Cox and Jean Healey with similar scores of 23 to 11 and 23 to 14 respectively. Their teams of Jenny Turner, Captain Dee Williams and David Bagnall and Frank Allen, Tony Howle and Brenda Marks all did well.

Madeira men’s representative team was in action in the Foxland Trophy this week against Chardstock.

This is a two rink competition with one at home and one away and Madeira did well to win both and overall by 58 shots to 28.

Bill Davies skipped Ken Roberts, Colin Healy and John Flockhart to an away win of 35 shots to 12 and at home Craig Ralph and his team of Mick Powell, Mike Gorman and Cliff Skinner won by 23 shots to 16.

A mixed team represented Madeira in the National Over 60s Double Mixed Rink competition versus Bitton Park.

Madeira did well but the teams were disappointed to lose by one shot on the final end and by 33 shots to 34.

And finally, the quote of the week. A Madeira bowler taking part in the Men’s County Pairs this week was heard to say: “That’s the first time I’ve played against Tom and Jerry” and they were indeed the names of his opponents. It was a game of cat and mouse.

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