Axminster bowlers end their season in fine home form

PUBLISHED: 08:48 19 September 2018

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5304. Picture: Terry Ife

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5304. Picture: Terry Ife

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Axminster bowlers enjoyed a brace of good home wins with success over Chardstock and Wellington, writes David Harris.

In an 84-54 victory over Chardstock the winning rinks were those of Ann Burn, David Harris, and Brian Clark (18-11), Morrison Brown, Les Clark, and Budgie Hallowes (25-9) and Bob Hellier, Mavis Swallow, and James Windsor (23-16).

There was also an 18-all tie for the rink of George Mabon, Margaret Brown and Alfie Day (18-18).

The Wellington fixture was won 96-69 with wins for Mike Mellor, George Mabon, Ann Burn and Margaret Crompton (32-12), Valerie Mellor, Bob Hellier, David Harris and Alfie Day (30-19), and Morrison Brown, Mavis Swallow, John Hill and Budgie Hallowes (22-19).

However, a friendly away at Culm Vale was lost 78-63 with the lone Axminster success being a 20-12 win for the rink of Sue Bond, George Mabon and Ken Quick.

There was a fine 34-15 win for the Axminster men in their final Over-60s Triples League match of the season when they met Marina B. Both Axminster rinks won; Howard Keep, Alfie Day, and Bob Sherborne (19-10) and John Ellis, David Harris and Doug Looskan (15-5).

The result ensured the team of a top four finish.

Congratulations, must go to Phil White, Joan Quick, Ann Burn and Ann Clayton, who recently came out on top in the Lady President’s Invitation competition held at Seaton. That’s it in terms of the 2018 outdoor season with the traditional ‘Closing of the Rinks’ taking place last Saturday with what was a competitive ladies versus gents game which ended in a satisfactory 38-38 tie.

The top ladies’ team was the one of Daphne Ryan, Brenda Edwards and Margaret Crompton (19-14).

For the Gents, the top team was the one of David Harris, Alan Gyngell and Brian Clark (19-7).

With the outdoor season now completed, we look forward to a new indoor campaign which gets underway with the ‘Opening of the Rinks’ running from 10am to noon.

All are welcome, including anyone wishing to give our great game a try!

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