St Mary's players weather changing conditions in mixed week of results
BRIXHAM ST MARYS (Rod Hughes): Last week saw BSM draw similarities with the weather – fair in parts but downright horrible in places.
The Riviera Mixed Triples team enjoyed a good win against Babbacombe, winning two out of the three rinks for a score of 51-42 (8-2pts), while the Ladies Gallery League side bounced back from defeat at Kingsteignton with victory in a shortened match against Babbacome C on Monday.
Rain meant the ladies playing an agreed match of just 15 ends against Babbacombe, and the hosts took a comfortable 59-25 victory.
In their previous fixture, the ladies came away from Kingsteignton with four valuable points on their synthetic playing surface after a 67-54 defeat (6-4pts).
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Meanwhile, BSM Mid-Devon League side could not match this performance, as they were white washed away on another synthetic surface at Dartmouth.
They were beaten 119-54 (10-0pts) all after having to battle with car parking difficulties with Dartmouth town hosting a full-blown music festival.
With only two points gained in the first two matches of the season a rapid recovery is required in the next game.
Results (BSM Skips first): Riviera Mixed Triples League v Babbacombe: D Thompson 22 G Tozer 9, R Rowlinson 15 K Johnson 14, J Heard 14 G Harrison 19.
Ladies v Kingsteignton: L Thompson 19 L Higham 17; M Harrison 20 E Elliot 14; J Morris 15 E Hewings 36.
MDL v Dartmouth: D Thompson 7 S Rampole 32; P Caunter 8 P Caddy 34; C Pedder 16 J Tremlett 25; R Sanders 23 Opponent 28.
BRIXHAM (Mary Martin): The ladies of Brixham's A team in the Gallery League lost to Bitton Park Bowling Club 64-34 (10-0pts), while the ladies' B team fared better playing away against The Den winning by 53-39 (8-2pts).
Results: Dot Langford 12 M Murgatroyed 17; Lyn Oakden 21 P Campbell 10; Anne Stenning 20 S Yarham 12.
The first men's MDL A Division One game of the season was played at home on Friday, May 11, against Buckfastleigh Bowls Club, and saw the hosts win 76-68 (10-4pts).
Results: John Harding 27 beat M Raggett 12; Graham Oakden 16 beat S Shaw 21; Andy Parker 18 beat P Hoff 15; Chris Bailey 15 beat C Raggett 20.
MARLDON (Kevan Davey): The Men's MDL A Team played their latest league match against Paignton at home and enjoyed an 80-76 win for 12 points to their opponents' two.
Ian Armitage, John Veale, Greg Dowell and Pete Collings scored heavily from the outset for a 26-13 win; Paul Kenneford, Gerry Pickard, Ricky Knapp and Geoff Kenneford had another fruitful night on the green, winning 27-17 against Eddie Blanks rink.
Graham Dowell, Graham Brough, Tony Powell and Kevan Davey set off really well but the Paignton rink skipped by M Matthews had other ideas and got themselves back in the game. Fortunately it was Tony Powell's night to shine and with some really telling woods on a number of ends made the real difference in the game allowing Marldon to squeak a victory 20-18.
John Gibbons, Terry Bowles, Brian Kendall and Alan Routledge are still looking for the Midas touch within their team, and this time it was Paignton's John Ball and his team managed to convert their chances to take 16 of the 21 rinks and win 28-7.
The ladies Gallery B Team played their latest league match against Paignton B, and won 54-41 (8-2pts).
Jasmine Baker, Carole Cronk and Jo Locke lost out in their game against S Cambray going down 22-10; Maureen Heath, Jenny Dowell and Chris Alcock rearranged their rink set up for this game and the changes proved fruitful against M Hodgin.
After a good start the Marldon rink scored steadily throughout, keeping the mat away from their opposition for most of the game, eventually posting a victory 22-11.
Pam Hills, Anne Bailey and Fran Vallis really did the damage in the first half of their game against A Blakely forging a 10-shot lead by the halfway point. With all three Marldon players contributing well to the performance they were not to be beaten on this occasion and romped away to a victory 22-8.
VICTORIA (Brian Wildbore): In the Mid-Devon League Division Four, Victoria B had a tight game at home to Babbacombe B, winning by just two shots at 85-83 (12-2pts).
Results: K Brenchley lost to R Hill 13-31, S Asplen beat L Castell 26-16, E Basten beat D Lavender 17-13 and G Hewer beat M Moran 29-22.
In the Riviera Mixed Triples playing at home against Upton Park, Victoria lost to the visitors 52-43 (8-2pts).
Results: J Mason lost to Ian Wookey 15-20, G Hewer beat Alan Lang 18-11, and G Keetch lost to Fred King.
PAIGNTON (Rod Maude): The men's MDL A team lost to Marldon 80-76 (12-2pts).
Results: J Ball (skip), D Tucker, J Bellingham and R McDonald beat A Routledge 28-7; T Hodgin (skip), Vic Vasey, Alan Conway and A Rounsley lost to P Collins 13-26; Eddie Blank (skip), B Jeffery, R Cambray and T Thompson lost to G Kenneford 17-27; M Matthews (skip), T Whitehurst, I Mackenzie and P Dandy lost to K Davey 18-20.
The men's MDLB team beat Torquay B 64-57 (9-5pts)
Results: J Punshon (skip), E Cox, J Stables and K Blakely lost to D Gunstone 12-13; J Mason (skip), J Bellingham, C Dawson and I Mackenzie lost to M Collins 14-15; J Westlake (skip), D Board, A Giffen and R Coyde bt S Clunes 24-15; T Whitehurst (skip), A Blank, D Oram and M Summersby drew with K Lane 14-14.
In the men's O55s' league, there was a 50-22 win over Paignton Torbay (8-0pts).
Results: T Brown (skip), M Summersby and T Whitehurst bt J Crabtree 20-9; A Beard (skip), J Mason and A Blank bt D McOrm 30-13 and the O55s W bt Paignton Torbay 37-35 (6-2pts) J Westlake (skip), E Cox and J Griffiths bt T Judge 23-18; D Oram (skip); D Board and C Dawson lost to B Taylor 14-17.
In the Riviera Mixed Triples League, Paignton lost to Totnes 56-42 (8-2pts).
Results: D Board (skip), C Dawson and J Ley lost to P Tully 8-25; D Oram (skip), M Wall and J Bellingham lost to B Downey 11-20; T Whitehurst (skip), D Beard and S Bellingham bt P Teneary 23-11.
In the ladies' Gallery League A, Paignton beat Torquay 64-49 (10-0pts).
Results: J Wray (skip), V Northall and V Rounsley bt P Keay 20-16; J Ley (skip), D Yeowell and A Blakeley bt E Winstanley 25-16; L Trewin (skip), I Mason and J Webster bt E Crispin 19-17.
The ladies Gallery B team lost to Marldon 44-54 (2-8pts).
Results: S Cambray (skip), C Brooking and J Norris beat J Locke 22-10; M Hodgin (skip), S Bellingham and S Summersby lost to C.Allcock 11-22; A Blakeley (skip) L Smith and P Allcock lost to Fran Vallis 11-22.
UPTON PARK: A poor week of cancellations saw a Gallery League clash, a Riviera Mixed Triples match and an O55 W Division tie all called off as other clubs were unable to raise teams.
In matches that did go ahead, the O55 V Division team beat Babbacombe by 12 shots for eight points.
Results: Louis Rieunier, Bernard King, Peter King 19, W Head 8; Pat Carson, Terry Treleaven, Keith Back, Mervin Benny, Ray Scott 13.
BITTON PARK: The A side played the second league game of the season away against Torquay and came away with a 88-69 win (12-2pts).
Results: T Evans 23 Alan Bowden 15 A O'Neil 21 D Vinnicombe 20 P Crowhurst 20 A Jordain 24 K Lenton 24 D Evans 10.
Bitton Park's B side also had the second game of the season at home to Dawlish Marina and won 82-72 (12-2pts).
Results: M Moon 14, P Kilbey 26; T Daniels 22 T Cornforth 18; G Shute 22 M Spenceley 14; T Coombes 24 G Monk 14.
Meanwhile, the ladies played a Gallery League Division One game at Brixham in the rain and got soaked – but brought back a result that made it worth it, winning all 10 points on offer.
Results: V Strutt 27 P Medluck 6; T Jay 15 M Thomas 12; D Vodden 22 J Moore 16.
Not so good was the result against Newton Abbot, which saw Bitton Park pick up only one point in a 48-39 defeat.
Results: D Vodden 11 P Powell 19; V Strutt 15 B Bellamy 16; Y Bladon 13 J Barnes 13.
A six-rink mixed friendly game away to Budleigh Salterton resulted in a win on all rinks 136-92.
Results: T Evans 18 J Shaw 16; K Lenton 27 R Tyler 13; D Mercer 22 D Dixon 20; T Ash 21 R Davidson 14; C Parker 26 A Pearson 15; M Moon 22 T Wilton 14.
A five-rink mixed friendly at home against Dawlish Lawn was a win for Bitton Park 96-77.
Results: D Weston 14 J Pitts 14; H Rodway 21 E Libby 17; G Simmonds 35 D Pauley 4 (Dawlish v Dawlish rink); A Daniels 12 D Konetsky 19; D Furphy 14 R Pauley 23.
A friendly Mixed game at home against Exonia resulted in a loss for Bitton Park by 71-45.
Results: Y Bladon 14 A Berry 12; M Shute 4 B Kerswell 27; T Ash 15 N Lugg 13; T Jay 12 N Berry 19.
A friendly at home against Ilsington was a win on all rinks for Bitton Park 65-39.
Results: S Pook 16 Derek 13; T Jay 19 Steve 17; Graham Shute 30 Martin 9.
Finally, a men's two fours clash at Newton Abbot was a disappointment Bitton Park losing 23-10 on one rink and retiring after 18 ends the other rink was drawing after 17 ends.
BUCKFASTLEIGH (John Hoff): Buckfastleigh A lost 76-68 (10-4pts) at Brixham Furzeham A.
J Harding, M Friend, B Doland, D Aemhergate beat M Raggett, V Manfield, R Joint and N Dalgleish 27-12; A Parker, R Moore, D Saunders and J Stone beat P Hoff, G Mant, J Glenny and B Bulleyn 18-15; C Baroy, R Harvey, B Knight and M Negas lost C Raggett, K Murrey, D Steer and T Steedman 15-20; G Oakden, M Lyce, D Hayden and A Thomas lost to S Shaw, B Dowdell, T Deemer and M Anderson 16-21.
In the O55s league, Buckfastleigh played at Kingsteignton and lost 45-30 (8-0pts). S Full lost to R Chapman 11-24 while M Raggett lost to K Johns 19-21.
THE DEN, TEIGNMOUTH (Patricia Campbell): In the MDL Division Two, The Den played Starcross and lost overall by 98-50 (14-0pts).
K Hunt lost to R Price 10-30, P Carroll lost to P Martin 18-19, M Murgatroyd lost to S Hosgood 12-22 and M Evans lost to N.Selley 10-27.
In the Ladies Gallery League, Den A played Brixham and lost overall by 53-39 (8-2pts).
M Murgatroyd beat D Langford 17-12, S Yarham lost to A Stenning 12-20 and P Campbell lost to L Oakden 10-21.
The Den also played a friendly match against visitors from Clevedon and lost overall by 117-88.
MARINA (Derrick Awcock): Unplayable greens meant Marina Bowling Club were able to play only a handful of their league clashes plus four friendly matches.
The men had one match in the Mid-Devon League, away to Bitton Park B, winning on one rink but losing the other three for just two points.
The men's teams in the Exeter and District O60s league all played one match, with one each postponed. The A team lost away to Exonia A drawing one rink but losing the other for one point. Both the B and C teams won overall, the B away at Dunkeswell winning one rink but losing the other for six points, while the C team at home against Pinces Gardens C won on one rink and drew the other for seven points.
The ladies played one match in the Ladies Gallery League at Brixham St Mary's, winning one rink for two points, but losing overall 63-28.
Four mixed friendly matches have been played. The club lost at home to Marldon, winning one rink, drawing one, but losing the other two, losing a close match overall by eight shots.
At home to Newton Abbot, Marina won on one rink and lost the other three, and also lost on all rinks against Bovey Tracey, both matches lost by substantial margins. Away at Pinces Gardens the club won two and lost two rinks, losing overall by 10 shots.
Marina Bowling Club also held a successful open day on Sunday, which was well supported by club members and visitors. Anyone who wants to have a go can contact membership secretary Alan Wright on 01626 867820.