The men had a great victory over Yeovil in the County League, winning all four rinks and overall by 28 shots. Colin Moss’ men set the pace, leading from start to finish and winning 16 ends to triumph 30 shots to 8 – a good foundation for the match. Steve Heeley and co. were in a close struggle, took the lead for the second time on end 11, by end 18 Yeovil had drawn level but Wedmore saw the game out 21-18. On the away rinks Eddie Payne side had an exciting time, took the lead from the beginning and appeared to take a decisive lead on end 13 by scoring six, Yeovil promptly replied with a six so the Wedmore lead was back to three shots. At end 18 it was 20 all, Yeovil took the lead for the first time but Wedmore scored three shots on the last two ends to win 23-21. Dave Nicholls’ team also had a close game with the lead chopping and changing but Wedmore kept their noses in front in the middle part of the game only to find themselves level after 18 ends. Yeovil went two up but Wedmore kept their nerve, scoring three on the last two ends to win 21-20. Wedmore scooped all sixteen points but were denied the opportunity to carry their momentum into the next match which was postponed due to the snow.
Scores: A Birch, P Smith, R Newell, C Moss 30-8; D Collins, J Fear, K Pettit, S Heeley 21-18; J White, R Thurkettle, K Burt, E Payne 23-21; J Runciman, D Brown, R Barron, D Nicholls 21-20; overall 95 shots to 67.
The Mixed Friendly squad had two wins, one against Woodspring, the other against Wells. In the Woodspring match, Colin Wilde’s group led from beginning to end, helped by a six score which enabled them to resist a spurt from the opposition and went on to win 27-13. Alan Birch’s crew were in a much tighter scrap, retaking the lead at end 15 after trailing for a while, lost it and regained it in successive ends so took a one shot lead into the last end. Unfortunately Woodspring scored three to take the rink 15-17. The overall score was 42-30.
Regular visitors Wells lost on both rinks and overall by 47 to 22. Richard McHales’s bunch were 14 shots up by half way and just kept going to win 14 of 18 ends and by 29 shots to eight. Julie Master’s rink started competitively but then had a dry spell so were seven shots down at end 12. Then came the fight back, winning four of the remaining ends, including a five score to win by 18 shots to 14 having won only seven of the 18 ends.