Madeira suffer Top Club last eight defeat at Torquay.

PUBLISHED: 10:30 08 September 2011

Madeira bowler Terry Reardon is pictured playing at his home club in the quarter finals of the Devon Mens Grater Pairs this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 6231-33-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Madeira bowler Terry Reardon is pictured playing at his home club in the quarter finals of the Devon Mens Grater Pairs this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 6231-33-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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End of season blues must be setting in as Madeira were knocked out of the quarter finals of the County Top Club, writes Matt Marriott.

Despite playing on home ground Kings of Torquay came out on top. All is not lost as there are the quarter finals of the County Trophy to be played at Uffculme. Good luck for that guys, and well done for getting as far as you have.

With all the internal competitions now over it only remains for the winners to be presented with their trophies at the end of season dinner on October 1.

The Over 60’s Trophy is now out of reach with none of the four teams being promoted or relegated, but, as the object of the competition is to maintain friendships, it has certainly done that. However, we still have several matches to come and this week there were four, the first being the Jubilee Cup between Men’s Captain versus Ladies’ Captain. All I can say is that, once again, the men took the day and as I am not a great lover of hospital food I won’t publish the score other than the Ladies won 4 rinks to the men’s six.

So, whichever way you look at it, hard luck Ladies. Perhaps next year!!

The next day four rinks of Men visited Phear Park (and La windies may now titter) lost on all four rinks by 18 shots. Our friends from Tavistock came and an enjoyable game was had with Madeira this time coming out on top with a 97-87, the rink of Keith Weeks, Jenny Turner, Alan Halpin and Brenda Marks by 16 shots.

Our last visitors were men from Chardstock on a return match who, after winning when we went there, had high hopes. Unfortunately for them, the wheels came off as Madeira came out on top, winning by 42 shots (84-42), the highest home rink was Mike Boman assisted by Alan Halpin and yours truly at +27 shots.

An Open Day is being held on Saturday, September 10 from 10am when those who wish to come and see us are welcome. You can have a try at the game, look round the Club and, you never know, might even want to take up the game. So come along!

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