Madeira bowler Andy Lock bags superb win on national Over-60s competition
PUBLISHED: 11:39 02 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:15 03 December 2018
Madeira member Andy Lock, a relatively new bowler, travelled to Kingsley, North Devon. where he secured a terrific – and decisive – success in the national Over-60s singles competition, writes Jean Healey.
Andy, holding a 15-3 at 11 ends, eventually closed the match out with a 21-6 score line to bag himself a place in the next round.
In the ladies county triples, Jean Rainton, Penny Preece and Janet Grundy had a fine game against Exonia’s young stars Cassidy Lenton, Carrie Southgate and Harriet Stevens, managing to be level on the penultimate end, only to lose by two at the very end of the contest.
Playing in the national Over-60s Pairs, Jean Rainton and Penny Preece managed a good win against Sidmouth pair Jill Bishop and Susie Bonnell.
With a level score of eight-all at 10 ends, Jean and Penny gained nine on four ends to take control on their way to a 17-12 success.
In the National Pairs, Catherine King with Jan Roberts beat fellow Madeira players Sue Harriott and Janine Orchard.
Cathy and Jan picked up a four and a three by the ninth end and, from that point when they led 11-4, they continued to dominate before closing out a 17-8 success.
The recent period also saw friendly matches at home to both Chudleigh and Exonia and away to Dawlish, with the outcome being one of mixed results!
In a mixed meeting with Chudleigh, the Madeira team won two of the rinks and lost the other with the overall score being a 66-48 win. In this match, David Bagnall’s team De Williams, John Sweetman, Joan Mansell, were ahead all the way before closing out a splendid 14 shot victory.
The mixed team meeting with Exonia was also won by a good score of 76 shots to 56 with vice captain Chris Price, Janet Grundy, Mike Ball, and Sue Lampey leaping ahead and powering onto an 18 shot success on what was a good day all round with all three rinks winning.
On the same day as that match, the Madeira ladies went to Dawlish where they did not fare quite so well!
Of the three rinks played, Madeira lost two and the other ended all square. The team of Chris Macaulay, Sandie Worcester, Glynis Byrn and Freda Relph were winning 22-15 on the penultimate end, but somehow dropped a seven on the final end which left honours even owing to a draw! Oh well, better luck next time!