Axminster bowls latest – Over-60s team enhance chances of top three finish in County League

PUBLISHED: 20:44 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 20:44 27 August 2015




The men’s Over 60s team enhanced their chances of a top three finish in their County League Division with two excellent wins, writes David Harris.

First up was a 35-38 success away at Tiverton Borough where there was an excellent win for George Mabon, Frank Bridge, and Sid Milburn (22-9).

The team then defeated visiting Pinces Park 26-16 in a rain affected match reduced to the minimum 12 ends. In this match there were wins for; Tony Cable, Alan Morgan, and Bob Sherborne (25-7) and George Mabon, David Harris, and Doug Looskan (11-9).

In the mixed friendlies Axminster suffered a narrow 71-58 loss at Taunton Deane with only Margaret Brown, Brab Hallowes, and Brian Clark managing a win (16-15).

However, the team bounced back to record a 64-39 win at Dunkeswell where there were good wins for John Packham, Margaret Brown, Derek Pheby, and George Mabon (23-7), Phil White, David Harris, and Les Clark (16-9), and Daphne Ryan, Morrison Brown, Joan Quick, and Ken Quick (15-9).

There was something of a disastrous outing at what prove to be a very strong Taunton BC side! In what turned out to be ‘not a good day at the office’ the team were thumped 108-33.

The next scheduled match – at Honiton – fell to the weather and the final match of late was another rain affected encounter, this time at Chardstock where the team went down 61-52. In this match there was a good 21-13 win for the rink of Phil White, David Harris, and Ann Clayton.

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