The Ladies played two matches away in the Wessex Ladies League, losing both. Against Wessex the overall score was 48-58, 1-2 on rinks. Maureen Hordle’s ladies had a turbulent start with four lead changes in six ends but then settled in to build a six shot lead, whittled down to one at end 12 but Wedmore finished the stronger to triumph 22-13. Shirley Wederell’s team had a taste of the lead just after the start but had no answer as Wessex forged on from end seven to win 11-20. Trish Newell’s side had a difficult start leaving them seven shots behind and it proved impossible to overcome that so lost 15-25.
Scores: P Jenkins, J Hunt, G Harvey, M Hordle, 22-13, J Collins, B Disbury, P Beard, S Wederell, 11-20; A Birch, FB Rees, M Barron, T Newell, 15-25; overall 48-58.
At Clevedon the overall score was 48-65 and 0-3 on rinks. On Gill Harvey’s rink Wessex took the lead on end two and built up a lead of six shots by end 14, at which point Wedmore got into their stride and limited Wessex to three ends to the end . Unfortunately for them Wessex scored one on the last end to win 15-16. Shirley Wederell’s team were level at end seven when the opposition began to grow a lead and despite finishing the stronger Wedmore lost 22-25. Maureen Hordle’s group didn’t score until end eight by which time they were 11 shots behind which proved to be a bridge too far and lost 11-24.
Scores: A Birch, M Barron, A Hughes, G Harvey, 15-16; B Disbury, M Fisher, T Newell, S Wederell, 22-25; PD Rees, B Clark, P Jenkins, M Hordle, 11-24; overall 48-65.