In a slew of recent matches Wedmore won five in a row. In a Mixed Friendly at home to St Andrews of Weston-super-Mare, Wedmore won on both rinks with an overall score of 35 shots to 27. Tony Collingwood’s people were never behind and won two thirds of the ends to win 15 shots to 9. Colin Knott’s group took the lead for the second time on end 15 and kept their noses in front to win 20 shots to 18.
In a Ladies’ Friendly at home to Woodspring the scores were fractioned due to being a player short on each rink causing a 25% discount resulting in an overall score of 28.5 to 25 shots. Maureen Hordle’s group finished strongly to win 14.25 shots to 10 whilst Julie Masters’ Ladies finished with the extraordinary score of 14.25 to14. At home in another Ladies’ Friendly to Victoria, Wedmore won one rink and tied the other with an overall score of 31 shots to 24. Beryl Carson’s squad only lost the lead for one end and put in a finishing sprint to win 18 shots to 11. In a closely fought game, Carol Hamblin’s ladies were narrowly in the lead throughout but were caught at the last for a 13 all tie.
The men played away to Woodspring in a tight match, winning one rink and losing the other but won overall with the score at 40 shots to 36. Roy Thurkettle’s men won 13 of 21 ends to win comfortably 22 shots to 16. Keith Burt and company were in a close game where the lead changed hands several times with Wedmore in front at end 18. Wood spring put in a 6 score and narrowly won by 20 shots to 18.
At home to Bridgwater in a Mixed Friendly , Wedmore won on both rinks with an overall score of 38 shots to 23. Mike Green’s side took the lead on end four and never looked back to triumph 19 shots to 10. Maureen Hordle’s team went behind initially but clawed back to take the lead on end 12, scored six in the last four end to win 19 shots to 13.