Maggie’s team are so hot as they play the ultimate end to defeat visiting Leamington Spa.
PUBLISHED: 10:36 08 June 2011
IT WAS not only the weather which was hot when Budleigh entertained Leamington Spa Tourists in a eight rink mixed friendly, writes Paul Griffin.
Maggie Dance’s rink of Dawn Graham, George Woolacott and Garth Taylor recorded a maximum eight shots ‘hot shot’ on the fourth end on their way to a 32-13 victory.
This was remarkable because, on the previous end, they had dropped six shots to trail by 7-1!
Overall Budleigh proved to be too strong for the tourists by winning five rinks of the eight contested and by 172 shots to 116 overall.
The top performing rink in this match, with a convincing 30-4 victory, was skipped by Tony Stone with Pam Taylor, Peter Cooper and Jeff Rigg.
Earlier in the week Budleigh hosted Budleigh Tourists to two matches, a six rink men’s contest and a four rink ladies match.
You could say honours were even as the ladies won but the men were defeated.
In the ladies match Budleigh were trailing 38-27 at the halfway stage but fought back to record a narrow 71-69 victory with the rinks shared two all.
Special mention in this match must go to Joan Shaw’s rink of Pat Pearson, Pat Dowen and Lillian Grainger who recovered from 5-17 down after ten ends to win 23-21.
The men’s match was a different affair with the tourists winning on four of the six rinks and by 127-96 overall. Budleigh’s best rink was skipped by Ron Tyler with Tony Lim, Arthur Morgan and Gordon Thomas who won 20-12.
In the County Trophy Budleigh men won both the home rinks against Seaton but lost by a larger margin on the two away rinks and so were defeated 78-68 overall.
In this match Rod Davidson’s rink of Tony Dealler, Burgess Stace and Gerry Roberts came back from 5-9 down after twelve ends to win 19-14 and Alan Cottle’s foursome of Paul Griffin, Ralph Cook and Ron Tyler won a close encounter 20-18.
In the over-60’s League Budleigh A lost their unbeaten record when they travelled to Exonia and were beaten 36-25.
This defeat was particularly annoying because with two thirds of the match completed Budleigh were leading 21-14 but in the final third of the match they were outscored by 22shots to 4!