Axminster mixed team bowl to victory in close encounter with Taunton Deane

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3929. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3929. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Axminster bowlers were involved in a thrilling mixed friendly at home to Taunton Deane, writes David Harris.

At the end of a close encounter, Axminster held a single shot lead at 52-51.

In the match there was a 17-15 win for the rink of Morrison Brown, Les Clark, and Alan Gyngell, a 16-9 win for John Hill, Margaret Brown, and James Windsor, and a 13-9 win for Jack Hare, David Harris, and George Mabon.

That win followed another mixed friendly; a trip to Seaton that saw Axminster beaten 77-61, this despite winning on two of the four rinks that were contested.

The two successful Axminster rinks were: Anne Burn, Alfie Day, and Ken Quick (24-11) and John Hill, David Harris, and James Windsor (21-12).

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The Over-60s men's triples league team were edged out by just two shots on their visit to Topsham. They lost the match 37-35 despite a fine 16-14 win for John Ellis, David Harris, and Alfie Day.

However, the team bounced back to defeat visiting Chardstock 47-38 thanks to a 24-14 success for John Ellis, David Harris, and Doug Looskan (24-14) and this result returns the team to the top of the table.

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The men's team also did well to overcome Budleigh in the county Top Club competition with success in three disciplines, a tie, and a one shot defeat in the others.

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