Wellington meet their Waterloo!

PUBLISHED: 10:09 07 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:52 10 June 2010

MADEIRA BC: It has been a busy week for Madeira with eight matches played in just six days. The first match was a visit from Wellington who brought a three-rink men s team and found Madeira in good form with the home side winning on all three rinks.

MADEIRA BC: It has been a busy week for Madeira with eight matches played in just six days. The first match was a visit from Wellington who brought a three-rink men's team and found Madeira in good form with the home side winning on all three rinks.

Madeira started as they meant to go on and by the fifth end had opened up a gap of seven shots. This was increased by 10 (+21) and 15 (+31) shots with the eventual winning margin being 86-42.

The best-performing rink was that of Mike Webb, John McCafferry, Vic Doidge and skip Rob Prescott (+30).

The next game was a county competition, for club members who have not won their county badge.

It is for the Charles Parrott shield and Madeira were drawn against Plymouth in a one-home, one-away game.

Madeira drew away (21-21) but were able to keep in front at home all match and ran out 27-17 victors for a 10-shot win.

The winning home rink comprised of Ian King, Derek Dommett, Mick Powell and skip David Hay.

Madeira will face Honiton in the next round, to be played on March 31.

For the next game, Madeira travelled to Torbay to play in a four-rink triples.

Madeira went from plus-six at five ends to minus three at 15 in a see-saw match.

The final score was 55-47 to Topsham.

The one winning rink for Madeira was Ivan Duance, Tony Howle and skip Jenny Smith (+8).

For the next game, Madeira travelled to Padbrook Park for a three-rink men's match and found the home side too hot to handle on their own green. This was going to prove the largest defeat Madeira has had for some time. They lost on all three rinks and by 80-39 combined.

Two ladies' rinks travelled to Isca, whilst two rinks stayed at home to play in the Lane Trophy county competition and stay in front right up to the final bell.

With both home rinks losing by a total of 13 shots, the away rinks had to put on some pressure to keep the team in front.

Both returned winning cards, one by just a shot. The other of Jenny Turner, Millie Powell, Jean Healey and Shirley Smith (skip) won by 14 shots, enough to give Madeira a 73-70 win

The next day was another ladies' match. They travelled to Honiton to play a three-rinker.

Madeira were almost always behind and lost 58-53. Honiton won on two rinks. The one winning rink for Madeira was Dorothy Russell, Pat Cain, Josie Hall and skip Annette Flockhart (+6)

Both indoor captains lead the club to victory in Friday's fixtures. Lady Captain Pat Bowman entertained Torquay United in a three-rink mixed match.

They were seven shots up at five ends and stayed in front for the rest of the match. By 10 ends they had increased the advantage to 15 shots and were still forging ahead at 15 where they enjoyed a plus-17 lead. Final score: 75-42. Madeira won on all three rinks, the best of which was Tony Howle, Margaret Mahon, John Killoran and skip Carol Worth (+18).

Also on Friday, the men's indoor captain Prescott took a two-rink team to Budleigh Salterton and finished up finding himself, together with Charlie Hill, John McCaffery and skip John Flockhart on the highest winning rink. They won by 24 -12 and with it the match because the other rink drew 21 shots each.

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