Home Friendlies (Woodspring, North Petherton & Congresbury)…

Three home friendlies proved to be a mixed bag, winning two and losing one. In a men’s match against Woodspring, Wedmore won on both rinks and overall by 47 shots to 30. Dave Nicholls’ men pulled steadily away from the start and then had a breakthrough with a “hotshot” maximum score of eight on end 11 to set up a lead of 17 shots to 6. They pressed on for a fine victory, 27 shots to 13, having won 13 of 21 ends. Steve Eastment’s crew had a much tighter game, with the lead initially changing hands but when Woodspring took the lead on end eight, Wedmore couldn’t reclaim it until end 17. They then held on through a close finish to win 20 shots to 17.

In a Mixed Friendly against North Petherton, Wedmore were hungry for a victory, having lost at “their place” earlier. The result was one rink each but an overall victory for Wedmore by 39 shots to 25. Chris Mercer led her group to a fast start, having an eight to nil lead after four ends. They pressed on to take two thirds of the ends and winning 27 shots to 12. Keith Burt’s team trailed by five shots or so throughout the game but came with a late surge of four shots over the last three ends to be pipped by just one shot.

The loss was a Mixed Friendly with Congresbury whom Wedmore had beaten recently. This was a different story with the home side losing on both rinks and an overall deficit of 28 shots despite the best efforts of skippers Trish Newell and Beryl Carson.