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).


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