Axminster bowl to victory over table-topping North Tawton B

PUBLISHED: 13:05 10 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:05 10 August 2015

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Axminster bowlers have again been busy over the past week, writes David Harris.

First up a trip to North Tawton C for a meeting in the men’s Over-60s Devon League where the home side won 33-28. The winning Axminster rink was the one of John Ellis, David Harris and Sid Milburn (17-13).

Next up a home match against top-of-the-table North Tawton B who were beaten 45-30 and here there was a good win for the rink of Tony Cable, Alan Morgan, and Bob Sherborne (25-10) and a hard-fought tie for Howard Keep, David Harris, and Doug Looskan (20-20).

In the mixed friendlies, there was a thrilling home tie with Kingsteignton (72-72) with wins for Phil White, David Harris, and Seven Apsey (21-7) and Pam Hunter, John Hill, and Brian Clark (21-16).

Next up came an excellent home win against the Devon Patrons with success on all three rinks - Joan Quick, Frank Bridge, Ken Quick, and Steven Apsey (30-9), Phil White, Morrison Brown, Les Clark, and Howard Keep (26-20), and a tie for John Packham, Ann Clayton, David Harris, and George Mabon (21-21).

A visit from Chard saw Axminster win 72-49 with three successful home rinks - Morrison Brown, Ann Clayton, and Les Clark (27-10), Phil White, Barbara Mowatt, and Brian Clark (17-11), and Margaret Brown, Pam Clark, and Brab Hallowes (19-9).

Last, but certainly not least, there was a close encounter in the fixture with Taunton Deane that ended in a 71-58 defeat. Here the winning Axminster rink was the one of Margaret Brown, Brad Hallowes, and Brian Clark (16-15).

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