Excellent home win over Madeira

PUBLISHED: 12:34 07 February 2012

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Axminster bowlers have not enjoyed a good period in the County games but have done well overall in the mixed friendly games, writes David Harris.

They started well with an excellent home win over Madeira (63-54) with wins for Les Monk, George Mabon, Jean Kesterton, and Margaret Crompton (26-15) and June Teale, Mary Preston, Chris Todd, and Bob Sherborne (22-15).

This was followed by two narrow defeats, firstly at home to Ottery (59-64) with a winning rink of June Teale, Barbara Mowatt, David Harris, and Jean Kesterton (17-16) and a tie for Lilian Lovatt, Stephen Apsey, Pam Hunter, and Brian Clark (25-25), and then away to Taunton BC(48-66) with tight games on all rinks but no wins!

They then beat Budleigh at home in a triples match (57-43) with wins for Brian Cursley, Alison Glyde, and Eric Skeemer (21-12) and William Cook, Ann Clayton, and Howard Keep (21-16) and a tie for Mike Preston, David Harris, and Andy Spiller (15-15).

Finally, they beat Severalls at home (65-52) with wins for Phil White, William Cook, Ann Clayton, and Jean Kesterton (37-7) and Les Monk, Barbara Mowatt, Pam Hunter, and Margaret Crompton (19-16). Sadly, Seaton were unable to raise a side for their match with Axminster!

●The Ladies have lost their last three games - two friendlies away to Sidmouth (50-77) and at home to DCLIBA (33-71) and also lost their proud unbeaten record in the Devon Foxlands League against the very strong South Hams team (56-124) but well done ladies - you've had an otherwise very successful season!

●The men lost their two County games - the Over-60s match against Plymouth (56-93) despite a home win for Peter Morgan, Eric Skeemer, Sid Milburn, and Paul Moffitt (19-18) and the Interclub match against Dawlish (53-86).

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