Madeirs bowlers continue to make good progress in county competitions

PUBLISHED: 15:59 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:59 10 July 2018

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5234. Picture: Terry Ife

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5234. Picture: Terry Ife


In county competitions, Madeira had no less than six ladies teams reach the third round of the Benevolent Triples with two of them going on to reach the section final on July 29, at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

Jacky Howle, playing with Jan Roberts and Mary Ann Dowrick will play fellow Madeira players Sue Harriott (skip), Janet Grundy and Christine Macaulay.

Angela Fish is also progressing well in the Champion of Champions, having won through three rounds, the most recent of which was against Maria Johnson of Seaton. Her next round is against Hayley James from Torquay Kings at Madeira.

Those playing in the friendlies have done well this week with win/win situations.

The men and ladies teams were in action simultaneously against Budleigh Salterton. The Madeira ladies vice captain, Mary Solway, took three ladies triples teams to play at Budleigh on Monday.

Mary, speaking of the visit, said: “In glorious sunshine, and with a distant view of the sea. As always, our close neighbours - and friends - made us very welcome and gave us a good game.”

In this latest meeting, Madeira were victorious on this occasion winning 48-41 and both clubs are looking forward to the return fixture, at Madeira, later this month.

Of the two winning rinks Pat Boman skipped Myra Furminger and Carole Worth for the best shot difference of plus eight.

The men also did well at home against Budleigh to win their close encounter by plus seven. Bob Finch, playing with Chris Reed and Ian Munro achieved the best result for Madeira with a 20-9 shot win.

Captain Dave also led mixed rinks to Tavistock on Saturday and they won three of the four rinks and 73-63 overall.

Vic Doidge and his team of Dave Mansell, Angela Bolt (new to bowling this summer) and Geoff Furminger were the stars on this occasion winning their game by 14 shots.

Finally, Madeira ladies did well in the Topsham Tournament last week. Janet Grundy, Jean Rainton and Brenda Marks and Lin Halpin, Angela Denner and Dee Norman finishing second and third respectively.

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