The indoor season ended with three friendlies, the first being the men against the Somerset Patrons over four rinks, two in the morning and two after lunch. Ron Barron’s men started as they meant to go on, taking the lead early and holding off a challenge from the Patrons who levelled at end 13. Wedmore pushed back and built a lead nine by rink 18, resisting a mini revival when the opposition put together five shots on the last three ends to win 18 shots to 14. In the other morning rink Dave Nicholls’ troup were toe to toe for the first half of the game when the visitors pulled away and won by 20 shots to 11. So the half time score was one rink all with the Patrons leading 34 shots to 29 overall.
The afternoon belonged to Wedmore as Keith Burt’s crew were irresistible, winning a 15 of 21 ends and triumphing 33 shots to 8. Colin Moss and co. were in a close fight for seven ends when they scored seven shots which knocked the stuffing out of the opposition for a while. At end 13 Wedmore led by 12 shots when the Patrons scored eight in four ends but Wedmore rallied with 12 shots in three ends for a good win 32 shots to 12. Final score was three rinks to one and overall 94 shots to 62.
A mixed team played The British Wheelchair Bowling Association, stiffened by a couple of national level players. Mike Green’s side led for most of the first half and again by two shots at end 15 but BWBA sprinted to victory with a finish of five shots on the last three ends. On the other rink skipper Beryl Carson kept her team in the game until end seven when the visitors pulled away to win by 21 shots to 8 – overall score 20 shots to 36 and 0-2 on rinks.
The Ladies might have had the end of term blues at home to St. Andrews of Weston-super-Mare. Jenny Collingwood’ Ladies stuck to their task, winning eight of 18 ends but went down 9 shots to 17 and Julie Masters people could only muster wins in three ends, losing by three shots to 22 – overall 0 rinks to two and 12 shots to 39.