Axminster bowlers enjoy fine win at Madeira, Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 07:35 09 December 2015 | UPDATED: 07:35 09 December 2015


It was another busy past week for the Axminster indoor bowlers, writes David Harris.

The ladies narrowly lost their County ‘Lanes’ match against Torquay United. They went down 66-57 despite an excellent 16-10 win by the home rink of Barbara Mowatt, Daphne Ryan, and Margaret Crompton.

The away rinks of Jan Parsons, Jean Kesterton, and Judith Moffitt and Joan Quick, Phil White, and Ann Clayton were unlucky to lose by one and four shots respectively.

In the mixed friendlies there was a 71-56 defeat at Taunton Deane where there was a 23-16 success for the rink of Malcolm Denslow, Brian Cursley, Sid Milburn, and Derek Pheby (23-16).

Next up an excellent 55-49 victory at Madeira with wins for Malcolm Denslow, Neil Solomon, John Hill, and Brian Clark, (22-13), and Phil White, Ken Quick, Jean Kesterton, and Derek Pheby, (16-13).

There followed a superb all-round performance in a 73-41 win at home to Donyatt with wins on all rinks; Pam Hunter, Ann Clayton, and George Mabon, (29-9), Sue Stevenson, Keith Stevenson, Malcolm Denslow, and Margaret Crompton, (23-17), and Alan Foster, David Harris, John Hill, and Derek Pheby, (21-15).

The final match of the period was a trip to Taunton BC where Axminster went down 61-48. There was success for one rink with; Daphne Ryan, Keith Stevenson, David Harris, and Derek Pheby, 21-15,

Meanwhile, 16-year-old James Windsor was narrowly knocked out of National Under-18 competition, beaten in the second round by an excellent young Yeovil bowler. However, the youngster put up an excellent show and did himself and Axminster Bowling Club proud!

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