Wedmore men had a great week!
It started with a surprise win in the national Top Club competition when they played Bath A at home. Bath A are one of the leaders in the county Premier 1 league. Winners were the best of five rinks played representing all disciplines and Wedmore won by three rinks to two, thanks to a magnificent 7 shots win on the 19th end by Keith Pettit and Ron Barron, and a 2 shot win on the final end by Dave Nicholls and his team. Rink scores: 2 wood singles : T.Brown 12-15, 4 wood singles C.Moss 15-21, Pairs K.Pettit, R. Barron 19-18, Triples: D.Collins, R. Newell, D. Nicholls 17-16, Rinks: A.Birch, I.Gallop, K. Burt, E.Payne 23-19.
The second exceptional result was in the Clevedon & District Over 60s Triples when Wedmore beat visitors Portishead 129 to 79. This time it was Roy Norris and his team who had the best result of the day winning their rink 32-7. Rink scores: A. Birch, J.Harris, R. Hughes 16-13, S.Newdick, D. Collins, C. Moss 17-16, P.Smith, V. Matthews, R. Norris 32-7, T. Collingwood, D. Trow, K. Pettit 24-10, R. Deardon, C. Wheller, T.Brown 17-15, T. Hamblin, J. Runciman, R. Newell 23-18.
Wedmore ladies had some tough challenges this week, losing away to Congresbury by just three shots 47-50, with a good win by Marie Trow and her team 20-9 just failing to tip the balance in Wedmore’s favour. Rink scores: J. Collins, A. Birch, M. Hordle 12-20, A. Wilkinson , T. Newell, M.Trow 20-9, M. Barron, C.Pettit, G. Harvey 15-21.
In their second away match , against Clevedon , the ladies lost 41 shots to 80, losing all three rinks against tough opponents.
A mixed Wedmore team hosted a friendly match against Banwell which the visitors won by 80 shots to 42. John Runciman and his team had the best result winning their rink by 24 shots to 14.
Two touring teams came to Wedmore this week:
La Manga Club from Spain paid their fourth visit and after an enjoyable afternoon in mixed weather the visitors notched up a 79 to 48 win.
Ashtead B.C. are also regular visitors and this time the home team scored a good victory winning by 95 shots to 60.