Axminster bowlers endure mixed fortunes in recent outings

PUBLISHED: 16:11 11 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:11 11 November 2013

There were mixed fortunes for Axminster in recent matches, writes David Harries.

A mixed friendly at Madeira saw the side edged out by five shots at 55-50 with the winning rink being that of Pam Clark, Alan Foster, George Mabon and Margaret Crompton (26-16).

Better news from a meeting with visitors Feniton who were beaten 62-33.

There were wins on all rinks; Phil White, Barbara Mowatt, David Harris and Pat Whitworth (22-10); Morrison Brown, Brian Downton, John Hill, and Neil Solomon (22-11) and Margaret Brown, Anne Clayton, Les Clark and Margaret Crompton (18-16).

We then beat Chardstock 62-49 at home with winning rinks of Phil White, Pam Hunter, David Harris and Neil Solomon (25-12) and Morrison Brown, Derek Pheby, Alan Curtis and Margaret Crompton (21-18).

A match with Honiton served up a 71-45 defeat which did not quite match up to a fine start – a second half collapse seeing Axminster slip to defeat.

The one winning rink was that of Pam Clark, John Hill, Ken Quick and Anne Clayton (18-16).

The men’s Over-60s team lost their County League game against Isca 70-84 with the only success coming from the away team of John Packham, Eric Skeemer, Bob Sherborne and Barry Rattenbury (24-21).

The ladies narrowly lost their County Foxlands match with Dawlish 71-84 with both away rinks victorious; Joan Quick, Margaret Ball, Brenda Raistrick and Jan Parsons (24-18) and Brenda Edwards, Pat Whitworth, Anne Clayton and Margaret Crompton (21-17).

The ladies then lost heavily at 114-54 against Mid Devon in the same competition with the home rink of Joan Quick, Pam Hunter, Jan Parsons and Nola Stephens the sole winners (22-16).

The other home team of Brenda Edwards, Anne Clayton and Margaret Crompton who played a player short, did very well to tie 17-17, but of course had to suffer a 25 per cent score reduction!

In their only friendly the ladies lost their triples match 69-30 at Madeira with only Jo Barnish, Alison Glyde and Margaret Crompton managing a win (17-13).

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald