Axminster bowler Steven Apsey marching on in national competitions


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Axminster indoor bowlers have enjoyed three excellent mixed friendlies over the past fortnight, writes David Harris.

The sequence began with a narrow 60-56 defeat at Madeira where there was a 21-15 success for Anne Burn, John Hill, AnnClayton, and Bob Sherborne.

Next up a 73-25 home victory over Chard with wins on all rinks; Phil White, Anne Burn, David Harris, and Brian Clark, (29-6), Pam Hunter, Hill Campbell, Les Clark, and Derek Pheby (25-8) and Neil Solomon, George Mabon, ‘Budgie’ Hallowes, and Margaret Crompton (19-11).

The third match saw Axminster defeat hosts Donyatt 51-46 in what was a close contest.

The winning rinks were; Anne Burn, Margaret Brown, George Mabon, and Alfie Day (23-14) and Morrison Brown, Ann Clayton, David Harris, and Roger Legg (16-12).

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In the two County matches the men lost their Over-60s meeting with Torbay 102-64 with the two home rinks unlucky to lose by just three shots!

The ladies lost their Lane Trophy match at Budleigh by 90 shots to 46 with the away rink of Sue Bond, Phil White, and Ann Clayton also losing by just three shots!

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Steven Apsey has again done well in the National KO competitions. First he beat Jack Goodlands from Yeovil in the Under-25s,winning two sets to nil and then he defeated Ryan Nash at Moonfleet in the men’s cup 21-13. Well done, Steven!

Last, but certainly not least, George Mabon and his squad of Axe players have done well in the Devon vice-presidents’ matches with three excellent wins recently against Plymouth, Dawlish, and Isca.

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