Axminster bowler Steve Apsey set for County Finals
PUBLISHED: 16:04 17 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:04 17 February 2015
The recent period has been rather devoid of fixtures for various reasons at Axminster Bowls Club, but of the five matches played three were won, writes David Harris.
First up was a 68-45 home success against Dunkeswell with wins for David Harris, Lilian Lovatt, John Hill, and Brian Clark (27-7) and Pam Hunter, Margaret Brown, Les Clark, and Ann Clayton (22-10).
Next up a meeting with Severalls ended in a narrow four shot defeat at 62-58. This despite the sterling efforts of Morrison Brown, John Hill, Jan Parsons, and Jack Wakeley (21-14). A visit from touring side West Berkshire IBC saw a 62-51 home victory with success on all the rinsk for Axminster! Pam Hunter, Pam Clark, Les Clark, and Derek Pheby (23-20), John Hill, Margaret Brown, David Harris, and Margaret Crompton (21-20), and Morrison Brown, Gerald Knott, Ann Clayton, and Brian Clark (18-11).
Last, but not least on the friendly match front a visit from Taunton Deane ended in a 76-46 win with victory once more on all rinks; Morrison Brown, John Hill, Mike Knight, and Ann Clayton (30-14), Martin Apsey, Margaret Brown, David Harris, and Bob Sherborne (26-19), and Lilian Lovatt, Pam Clark, Doug Hislop, and Steven Apsey (20-16).
Axminster ladies were beaten at home by the very strong Devon County Ladies Indoor Bowling Association (36-67) with the best home rink being the one of Brenda Edwards, Phil White, Pam Clark, and Ann Clayton, who were unlucky to lose by just two shots at 17-15.
Last, but most certainly not least, hearty congratulations to 16-year-old Steven Apsey who has got through to the final of the Devon County Under-21 competition which is set to be played at Torbay on March 29 – good luck Steven from all at Axminster Bowling Club.