Madeira Bowling Club

Madeira Bowling Club

Established in 1926

News Report

Madeira Ladies help Devon to Atherley win

Author: Jean Healey, 17/12/18

Madeira's Atherley Trophy foursome

News of a win for Devon plus other results from the past week

Four Madeira ladies played for Devon in the Inter-County match for the Atherley Trophy against Somerset at Taunton Deane. Deirdre Norman, Janine Orchard, Jan Roberts and Christine Macaulay contributed to an overall win for Devon 119 to 100 in an exciting game.

In friendly matches this week a mixed triples against Sidmouth resulted in an overall win. David Macaulay’s team had a tight game winning with decisive 5 on the penultimate end. Keith Prew, M Humphrey, Mike Ball were well behind but managed to rise to a draw on the last 4 ends, and Bob Finch, Freda Relph, Roger Brown clinched the win at 24-9, giving an overall score of 56-30.

The next day against Heavitree the best Madeira rink was only a draw.  David Mears, Jean Healey, Mike Holmes, Jill Perrin were well down until they obtained a 6 only 3 ends from the finish to draw 17 all.  The other rinks each lost by 7 with a final score of 46-59 to Heavitree.

However good fortune and good bowling returned in the next match against Topsham with large scores on all three rinks.  Val Allam, Geoff Furminger, Freda Relph, Mike Ball had the highest score but as the game is played in the spirit of bowls friendliness the final score may be deemed irrelevant after an enjoyable afternoon.

A visit from Chardstock, on the Devon/Somerset/Dorset border on a rainy, windy day resulted in Madeira winning 53-42 with 2 wins and 1 draw.  Bob Finch’s team of Margeret Mahon, Keith Prew, Jean Healey won 22-12 scoring 2 sixes on the way through.

The Coffee Morning on Saturday welcomed many friends, old and new; thanks go to the team of organisers and to Vic Doidge for leading a few carols, including the 12 (Australian) Days of Christmas, a novel rendition.

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