Mixed Bag

In the quarter finals of the county knock out cup the men came unstuck against Clevedon, last year’s winners.  In a one rink home and away format, Wedmore lost on both rinks with an overall score of 26 shots to 44.  Away, Eddie Payne’s men started well and were ahead after five ends when Clevedon turned on the heat and built up a ten point lead by end ten. Wedmore gritted their teeth and scored 12 points in the second half to go down 15 shots to 21.  Colin Moss’s crew had a tougher time at home and were ten points adrift by end nine.  A mini revival pulled them back to within three points of the leaders who put paid to any hopes by winning the last five ends to complete their victory by 23 shots to 11.

Rink scores: D Collins, K Pettit, R Barron,  E Payne 15 shots to 21.  A Birch, R Thurkettle, R Newell, C Moss 11 shots to 23; overall score 26 shots to 44.

In a nail biter of a Mixed Friendly at home to Chew Stoke, Wedmore just edged it when it was one rink each and an overall score of 22 shots to 21.  Brian Aston’s team lost the lead for the first time on end 11 but replied immediately with a four score and stayed ahead to triumph 12 shots to 9.  Derek Skelton’s side led all the way but went into the penultimate end one shot down, lost the last end by a single shot and so lost 10 shots to 12.

In a rare home loss the Mixed Friendly squad went down to Woodspring.  In a spirited match the lead changed hands on both rinks and finished with close scores and an overall score of 33 shots to 35.  Beryl Carson led her crew to a seven point lead at end 12 when the visitors rattled up a six score, went on to win the last three ends by a singleton to claim a draw 16 shots all.  Tony Collingwood’s group led for much of the game but went behind on end 11 which deteriorated into a nine shot deficit.  A finishing spurt clawed back seven points but that still meant a 19 shots to 17 loss.