Axminster Bowls latest – enjoyable, if not successful

PUBLISHED: 10:29 17 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:29 17 June 2015

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Axminster have undergone an enjoyable if not successful period of late, writes David Harris.

In the Devon League the team suffered a 43-27 loss at North Tawton where there was a narrow win for George Mabon, David Harris, and Derek Pheby (14-13).

Next up a visit from Tiverton Borough which produced a splendid home performamnce that delivered a 42-30 win with the best performing rink that of Tony Cable, David Harris, and Doug Looskan (26-9).

The men were drawn away to Sidmouth in the County Top Club competition - always a difficult fixture - and went down 4-1 with the Axminster highlight coming from the pairs team of Steven Apsey and Sid Milburn who managed a win!

In the mixed friendlies Axminster trailed during a meeting with Madeira when the rain brought proceedings to a premature end.

When the rain arrived Morrison Brown, Ann Clayton and Sid Milburn the only trio ahead (17-14). A visit from Dunkeswell ended in a 72-48 reversal with the only home winners being Barbara Mowatt, John Hill and Brian Clark (15-15) and Morrison Brown, Ken Quick and Margaret Crompton (14-14).

A trip to Seaton ended in a 70-55 defeat with the Axminster success here from Morrison Brown, David Harris, and Bridgett Hallowed (15-10) and there was a tie for the trio of Howard Keep, Margaret Brown, and Doug Looskan (19-19).

A meeting with Kingsteighnton was unfortunately rained off! The clubs bad run of friendly defeats continued at Charmouth where the home team won 88-46 with only Joan Quick, David Harris, and Ken Quick, managing a win, (27-15).

On a brighter note Phil White, David Harris, and Ann Clayton got through to the next round of the County mixed triples with a win against a Season trio.


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