Madeira still clear in County Trophy after six point win over Seaton

PUBLISHED: 10:02 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 11 July 2013

The Madeira team who won the Phear Park Invitational Tournament

The Madeira team who won the Phear Park Invitational Tournament


Another win in the County Trophy against Seaton left the Madeira men six points clear at the top of the table, writes Matt Marriott.

The two rinks playing at home did not fare too well, losing both 45-32, but the away rinks pulled off a great 62-16 win to secure the game. All that remains now is to play Budleigh on July 25. We await that result.

No need to wait the result of the men’s Foxlands which was played on Thursday with Madeira winning the Section 3 final by 17 shots, seeing off Feniton 49-32.

They now go on to play the County Quarter Finals in early August. Didn’t they do well!

There are some changes in the Over-60s League, so as at week, 9 the A team move up one from eighth to seventh, the B team remain in pole position, the C team slip down one from seventh to eighth, the D team are up one from 9th to eighth and the E team remain second.

There was only one visiting team this week from across the water at Starcross who brought five mixed rinks. They were not happy to go home having lost by 59 shots and not winning a rink. The final score being 111-52 with the team of Bob Finch, Molly Cooper, Dave Clarbull and Pat Wilkins contributing with a score of 31-4, a shot difference of plus 27.

The pre-tournament Diamond Jubilee Mixed Drive was held on Friday evening, when an enjoyable game was had by all ending up with a lovely meal prepared by Jean Healey and her team. Thanks to you all.

The bandits who won with a result of plus 23 shots were Robert Berry, Mike Baldwin,Alan Porter and Paul Wratton. Embarrassment stops me from naming the bottom team (and I don’t like Mars bars!).

This was the last chance of a game before the 76th Open Tournament began on Sunday with the Open Triples starting off the week.

Competitors from all corners of the Country take over the greens for a week and with fair weather hopefully remaining will be as successful as ever.

A chance to meet friends old and new.

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