Weekly Report w/e 29 May ’16

Wedmore men’s A team continued their good start in the Premier 2 Division of the County League, beating Bridgwater A on all three rinks to win by 68-53.Particular credit was due to Roger Hughes’ rink, who recovered from a 10 shot deficit at the mid-point to win by one shot on the last end. Rink scores: K Pettit, I Gallop, G Anniuk, E Payne 27-20; D Collins, D Wederell, K Burt, D Nicholls 20-13;B Aston, K Phillimore, R Newell, R Hughes 21-20.

However, the Wedmore B team, playing on the same miserably wet afternoon, lost on all rinks to Winscombe A. Rink scores: R Bull, T Hamblin, I Faulkner, R Thurkettle 20-29; V Matthews, K Davey, S Fisher, D Stansfield 13-20; A Birch, J Runciman, C Panchaud, C Moss 15-20. Total 48-69.

In the second round of the National Club Two-Fours competition, Wedmore played Castle Cary and again came out winners, this time by just 3 shots. In the next round, they will play either Willmott Park or Frome Park. Rink scores: A Birch, K Pettit, R Barron, D Nicholls 21-25; D Collins, R Newell, C Moss, E Payne 22-15.

Wedmore played away to Portishead RBL in the Clevedon & District league and achieved a noteworthy victory by 15 shots, apparently the first league game that RBL have lost since 2014. Roger Hughes’ rink again fought back from a deficit of 11 shots at the half way point to gain a creditable draw. Rink scores: B Aston, T Brown, R Barron 13-16; D Collins, I Gallop, C Moss 15-16; A Birch, J Harris, E Payne 26-11; J Runciman, D Trow, R Hughes 20-20; V Matthews, K Burt, R Newell 15-14; K Davey, K Pettit, D Nicholls 17-14.

In the Weston & District league, Wedmore, playing at home, this time in dry conditions, inflicted a heavy defeat against Winscombe by 122-76. Rink scores: J Runciman, D Collins, K Burt 17-15; P Bean, R Norris, C Moss 18-7; A Birch, I Faulkner, K Pettit 21-14; V Matthews, D Trow, R Newell 32-10; R Bull, K Davey, C Panchaud 19-14; D Barnett, I Gallop, R Barron 15-16.

Wedmore Ladies played two league games. Against Wessex Ladies in the Wessex League, we lost by 10 shots. Rink scores: J Collingwood, J Collins, T Newell, J Masters 20-18; M Barron, A Birch, P Beard, C Pettit 16-24; P Jenkins, B Disbrey, M Perry, G Harvey 15-19.

It was a similar story in a Ladies Weston & District league match against Burnham-on-Sea, which resulted in a loss by 19 shots. Rink scores: J Collingwood, L Hamblin, M Hordle 16-26; A Hughes, J Hunt, M Trow 11-19; B Clarke, T Newell, J Masters 19-20.

In a busy week, Wedmore also played three Friendlies, losing against Somerton by 5 shots but winning against Wellington by 26 shots. Warrington had difficulties adjusting to the Wedmore green, resulting in a win for the home team by 106-48.