More wins than losses for Madeira bowlers

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 6936-21-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 6936-21-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

The past week has seen several competitive matches for Madeira’s representative teams. 

For the ladies there have been mixed results. Madeira B lost in the Mason Trophy against Isca but have another chance when Madeira A come up against Kingsley on November 26.  

Last Saturday, Madeira ladies played Kingsley in the National Yetton Trophy and again Kingsley emerged the winners by just six shots in a tight match with each team winning two rinks at home for an overall win for Kingsley of 80 shots to 74. 

Madeira ladies had an excellent win against Isca in the Foxlands league this week in the closest of games with both teams winning a rink at home and another away and by similar margins for an overall win of two shots (83-81). Catherine King, playing with Jan Roberts, Chris Macaulay and acting Captain Penny Preece achieved the best shot difference for Madeira of plus 19. 

Madeira men played Kingsley in the Denny Plate and had an excellent win on all four rinks and overall by 89 shots to 48. Their next round of this competition is on the 20th November against Torbay. 

In the Men’s Over 60s Double Rink, Madeira "A" had another win against Exonia. Again, they won on all rinks home and away against a very strong team by 36 shots to 31.  

Penny Preece and Jean Rainton have made good start in the County Pairs competition. Following their National Pairs win against a Sidmouth team, they have now progressed to the second round of the County Pairs with another win against another Sidmouth pair by a very close 19 shots to 17. 

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Dawlish brought three mixed triples to Madeira for a friendly, the home team winning all three games and overall by 76 shots to 30. Captain Graham Cottey, Sue Long and David Mansell achieved an impressive plus 21 shot difference. 

There was another strong win on all three rinks for Madeira against North Tawton, triumphing overall by 75 shots to 35. All three home teams had strong wins but Dave Moody, Janet Grundy and Club President Keith Weeks achieved an exceptional plus 18 shot difference.