This week the Wedmore men played away twice against Clevedon Prom and enjoyed good wins on both occasions. Firstly in the Weston & Dist. Over 60s they won by an amazing 138 shots to 66! Both Keith Pettit’s team and Roger Hughes team won by a margin of 19 shots and Ron Barron’s team wasn’t far behind with a differential of 17 shots! Rink scores: R.Norris, B. Dearden, K.Burt 19-11, T. Collingwood, D.Collins, K. Pettit 25-6, V.Matthews, I.Faulkner, R. Hughes 27-8, T.Counsell, C. Wheller, R.Thurkettle 19-16 , P.Smith, T.Bullock, D.Stansfield 18-12, J.Clark, J. Runciman, R. Barron 30-13.
In the second match, this time in the Clevedon & Dist. Over 60s Wedmore won by 100 shots to 76 with Dave Nicholls team having the best of the day with a 24-5 win.
The good performance continued when Wedmore visited Chew Stoke for the second round of the Triples Knock Out Cup and Wedmore men won by 129 shots to 92. This time Keith Petti and his team had a great win 33 to 6. Rink scores: J. Runciman, I. Harris, R. Hughes 16-17, A. Birch, R. Newell, E.Payne 22-13, M. Green, R.Thurkettle, R.Barron 22-17, T.Brown, K. Burt, D.Nicholls 19-18, V.Matthews, D. Collins, C. Moss 17-21, D.Trow, D.Stansfield, K.Pettit 33-6.
The end of the week however proved more difficult with both the A and B teams losing. The A team were playing away at St. Andrews and lost by 50 shots to St. Andrews 62 whilst the B. Team lost at home by just three shots to Nailsea. Roy Thurkettle and his team had the only win of the day.
Wedmore ladies had an interesting situation in their away match at Nailsea in the MLT. It was played on one of the hottest days of the year and one rink had to abandon play after 16 ends. The League Secretary ruled that all three rinks should take their 16th end cumulative score and this gave Wedmore a win on two rinks and a draw on the third. Wedmore therefore scored nine points to Nailsea’s one.
In the second MLT match of the week Wedmore ladies played away at Congresbury and in cooler conditions one the match by just one shot 52 to 51, but lost two out of three rinks! The winning rink was won by Carole Pettit and her team 17-9 and this swung the overall score in Wedmore’s favour. Rink scores: B.Disbrey, J. Hunt, M.Trow 20-22, J. Collins, D. Gallop, C.Pettit 17-9, M. Barron, J. Collingwood, G. Harvey 15-20.
The Wedmore Triples team of Ann Hughes, Pam Beard and Maureen Hordle played in the Watchet Open Triples Day and came second – their second success in two weeks!
Finally, a mixed team visited Burham for a friendly match and came away having won by 102 shots to 75. Gill Harvey and her team had the best result 22-11.