Top Club success for both Madeira ladies A and B.

PUBLISHED: 09:55 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:15 10 June 2010

IT TURNED out to be a very good week for Madeira Ladies in many ways last week with the big news being the double success of both Madeira A and Madeira B in the Devon County competition, the Grace Mathews Top Club, writes Jenny Smith.

IT TURNED out to be a very good week for Madeira Ladies in many ways last week with the big news being the double success of both Madeira A and Madeira B in the Devon County competition, the Grace Mathews Top Club, writes Jenny Smith.Last Saturday, both teams played in the second round at Madeira, Madeira A playing against Topsham and Madeira B against Exonia.Madeira A were thrilled with their win against Topsham, winning three of the five disciplines for an overall win. Pat Cain won the two-wood singles comfortably by 17 shots to 8. Jean Rainton skipped her team of Brenda Marks and Jean Healey to win the triples in similar fashion by 22 shots to 9 and again the fours skipped by Eileen Bagley, who was supported by May Dyson, Barbara Williams and Ann Bellamy, won by 24 shots to 15.Madeira B won their round against Exonia even more decisively by winning four of the five disciplines. First to finish was Pat Harris with a clear win of 17 shots to 5 in the two-wood singles. Jan Roberts won the four-wood singles playing catch-up for the first half of the game and then making progress to win by 21 shots to 14. Liz Smerdon and Angela Denner won the Pairs comfortably by 26 shots to 14 and Liz Healy, with Jill Perrin, Vee Bevan and Jacky Howle, led all the way to win the fours by 18 shots to 12. However, now Madeira A and Madeira B will have to fight it out in the third round on July 11, to see who progresses further in this competition.Grace Mathews, a well-respected Madeira member, who died last year, would have been proud of Madeira Ladies and her memory was further kept alive by the Club Competition played in her name on Sunday, the Grace Mathews Triples. Forty eight ladies (16 triples) enjoyed a happy and competitive day, in lovely weather and with the 3 rounds interspersed with lunch and a cream tea. The winners were the only team to get 6 points namely Barbara Williams, Janet Allen and May Dyson and the runners-up were Jenny Smith and her team of Margaret Whittle and Millie Powell. Madeira ladies enjoyed a friendly fixture against Seaton this week which they won convincingly on all four rinks and overall by 110 shots to 42. Liz Healy with Jill Perrin, Sheilagh Cond and Vice Captain Jenny Smith won by 33 shots to 11; Annette Flockhart with her team of May Dyson, Joyce Coggin and Mollie Cooper and Pat Boman's team of Madeleine Marriot, Margaret Mahon and Ann Doidge both won by 27 shots to 10 and Vee Bevan and her team of Elizabeth Haynes, Maria Onley and Margaret Whittle also did well to win by 23 shots to 11.Madeira narrowly lost the EDL fixture against Topsham this week, winning on one rink but losing on the other for an overall loss. Liz Healy supported by Jan Roberts, Pat Harris and Sandra Mott were the succesful Madeira rink on the day.

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