PRESS REPORT w/e 16th December 2018

Wedmore beat Clarrie Dunbar in the County League and with rinks 2-2 it was a close finish on the overall shots score at 87-73, which masks some wide swings.  Away, Dave Nicholls’ team scored six on end seven and accelerated away to win 14 ends and take a exhilarating victory 31-11.  On the other away rink, Dennis Stansfield’s side led for the first half but conceding a six on end 13 upset the apple cart and their opponents drew away to win 15-23.  At home, Colin Moss and co. were fast out of the blocks and already had a lead of 14 shots at end seven.  Clarrie chipped away at the lead but couldn’t get back on terms and Wedmore won by 22-17. A five score on end five brought Ron Barron’s boys into the match at five all.  Wedmore never quite managed to take the lead but were in the fight, one shot behind at end 16.  Giving up six on end 18 made the job too hard although winning the last four ends limited the damage to 19-22.
Scores:  J White, B Back, R Thurkettle, D Nicholls, 31-11;  J Harris, M Green, C Panchaud, D Stansfield, 15-23; A Birch, J Runciman, R Newell, C Moss, 22-17;  D Collins, D Brown, K Pettit, R Barron, 19-22; overall 87-73.
In a Mixed Friendly against Burnham-on-Sea, Wedmore won both rinks and 44-28 on overall shots.  Lynda Dearden steadily led her team to victory and a six score on end 13 was close to a finishing touch at 24-14.  Maureen Hordle’s group also won well, finishing 20-14.

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