Mixed fortunes for Axminster bowlers

PUBLISHED: 15:47 04 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 04 June 2013




After our great form of early season, Axminster bowlers have had a rather mixed period of late, writes David Harris.

In the mixed friendlies we lost two of the three friendlies played.

First we lost narrowly at Dunkeswell (58-60) despite winning on three of the four rinks played; Phil White, David Harris, and Sheila Martin (21-12), Brenda Edwards, Ken Quick, and Margaret Crompton (17-12), and Mary Preston, Barbara Mowatt, and Frank Bridge (12-11), and then we were beaten at Taunton Deane (45-88) with only Joan Quick, Morrison Brown, and Marion Harris (15-13) managing a win.

Finally we beat Charmouth at home (118-32) with wins on all rinks – Ken Quick, Brian Clark, and Sheila Martin (44-7), Alan Taylor, David Harris, and Margaret Crompton (36-6), Joan Quick, Alan Brown, and Stephen Apsey (23-7), and Daphne Ryan, Marion Harris, and Bob Sherborne (15-12).

In our two away matches in the Devon Over 60’s League we lost at Tiverton B.C. (19-43) but came back well to win at Pinces Park (33-32) to claim our first victory of the season on grass – our winning rink was John Hill, Frank Bridge, and Sid Milburn (15-12).

This past weekend we held a ‘brunch’ followed by a Round-Robin which was enjoyed by twenty-six members in perfect weather with tea and cakes to finish!

The Ladies’ winner was Lou Harris with Phil White runner-up and the Men’s winner was David Harris with Ken Quick runner-up. Many thanks to Ann Clayton who showed us her culinary prowess and to all the helpers!

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