The men had a clean sweep claiming all the points in a County League match when the B team met Nailsea B at home, scoring three nil on rinks and 65 shots to 50 overall. Roy Thurkettle’s men won the first four ends to establish a nine point lead which had grown to eleven by half way. Nailsea pushed back to come within four shots at end 19 but Wedmore prevailed 25-18. Clive Panchaud ’s boys also started fast, building an eight shot lead by end seven. The scales were turned as Nailsea scored ten shots, including a five, in winning five ends in succession and so led at end 18. Wedmore shut them out for the last four end and so won 19-15. Greg Annuick and co. were playing catch up in the first half and then there were five switches of the lead in six ends with Wedmore winning the last two ends to win 21-17.
Scores: V Matthews, R Bull, D Trow, R Thurkettle, 25-18; J White, J Runciman, S Fisher, C Panchaud, 19-15; C Heller, PD Rees, T Simpson, G Annuik, 21-17; overall 65 shots to 50.
The A Team played Taunton A at Home in the County Premier 1 League and had a hard time, losing one to two on rinks and 45-74 on overall shots. Roger Hughes’ group salvaged two points for a rink win 19-16. Taunton were in close contention throughout, eventually drawing level on end 19 but Wedmore had enough to clinch it at the end. Dave Nicholls’ outfit scored first, then fell behind in a game of fine margins, taking the lead briefly on end 12 but then couldn’t hold the opposition who pulled away to win 11-21. Eddie Payne’s fellows fought hard early on but conceding six on end six put paid to any hopes of leading as their opponents steadily pulled away in the second half to a punishing 15-37.
Scores: T Brown, I Gallop, R Newell, R Hughes, 19-16; D Collins, C Moss, K Burt, D Nicholls, 11-21; A Birch, D Wederell, K Pettit, E Payne, 15-37; overall 45-74.
Hosting Long Ashton in the Weston Triples League, Wedmore restored the feel good factor with an overwhelming victory of six to nil on rinks and 146-65 on overall shots. Ray Newell and friends had a day to remember, winning 14 of 18 ends, racking up a score of 30 shots, including two fives and conceding only five. Ron Barron’s bunch also had plenty to be pleased with, racing straight into the lead fuelled by a six and a five score to lead by 17 shots at end 11 which was sustained to a 29-10 victory. Roger Hughes’ side, already ahead, made their lead an unassailable 12 shots by scoring six on end ten and marched on to a 26-10 victory. Colin Moss’ team were never behind and just kept scoring steadily across the game, leading by eight at end ten and carrying that forward to win 21-14. Eddie Payne’s people were mostly ahead but couldn’t quite shake off their opponents until the final third when they posted a 17-12 win. Keith Pettit’s men conceded five shots on end six which led to a tussle for supremacy with the score returned to parity on 11, whilst scoring eight over the last three ends made it 23-19.
Scores: D Barnett, I Gallop, R Newell, 30-5; T Collingwood, C Panchaud, R Barron, 29-10; A Birch, K Burt, R Hughes, 26-10; R Bull, J Harris, E Payne, 17-12; J Runciman, D Colins, C Moss, 21-14; D Trow, S Fisher, K Pettit, 23-19; overall 146 shots to 65.
In the Triples League, the Ladies lost at home to Victoria White by one rink to two and 49-62 on overall shots. Jenny Collingwood’s ladies were in a close contest with the lead changing often, when a six on end nine stabilised the game. Victoria couldn’t get a look in as Wedmore scored eight shots in winning seven of the last eight ends for a clear win of 20-14. Marie Trow’s team were in a game that could have gone either way until the opposition scored five on end 13 and went on to win 14-22. Pam Beard’s trio had a poor first half, 23 down on end 10 but then looked a lot brighter, scoring 13 in winning seven of the remaining ends but the deficit was too much and still lost 15-26.
Scores: FD Rees, M Barron, J Collingwood, 20-14; M Hordle, A Hughes, M Trow, 14-22; P Jenkins, T Newell, P Beard, 15-26; overall 49-62.