Axminster mixed bowlers land three straight victories

PUBLISHED: 13:23 12 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:59 17 November 2015


Axminster bowlers endured mixed fortunes in recent matches, writes David Harris.

First up was a Devon Over-60s League 69-66 win over Sidmouth. The home rink of Mick Heneghan, Chris Elmore, Don Meylan, and Norman Denslow were 22-11 winners and the away rink of David Harris, Malcolm Denslow, John Gough, and Charlie Barber secured a 19-14 success.

On the same day the ladies played their first match in the newly formed Devon County Lanes Triples competition, but came second best in the meeting with Sidmouth, beaten 81-56.

The home trio of Jo Varnish, Jan Parsons, and Judith Moffit did well to win 18-9.

The bowlers showed good form in mixed friendly matches with three good wins.

The sequence became with a 62-54 success over Madeira with wins for Malcolm Denslow, David Harris, Tony Payne, and Neil Solomon (27-23) and Daphne Ryan, Alan Foster, Ken Quick, and Margaret Crompton (20-12).

The mixed team then defeated visiting Budleigh 72-14, gaining success on all rinks; Malcolm Denslow, David Harris, Neil Solomon, and Margaret Crompton (31-9), Phil White, Margaret Brown, John Hill, and Eric Skeemer (21-14), and Morrison Brown, Brian Clark, and George Mabon (20-18).

The third of the matches produced a 57-54 victory at Donyatt. Here there were wins for; Morrison Brown, Malcolm Denslow, Neil Solomon, and Brian Clarke (25-17) and Alan Foster, David Harris, Ann Clayton, and Tony Payne (20-19).

Axminster ladies played their first friendly match of the season at Sidmouth recently, losing an enjoyable game 38-57. Pam Hunter, Joan Quick, and Margaret Crompton had a creditable 25-10 win.

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