Madeira Bowling Club

Madeira Bowling Club

Established in 1926

News Report

A quiet start to the year

Author: Jean Healey, 05/01/20

Ladies hold on to top spot in Foxlands

The Christmas holiday period saw little activity at Madeira until the Thursday when neighbours Budleigh came for a mixed match.  Leighton Burston’s team of Sylvia Cook, Chris Reed and Angela Denner led all the way to a high scoring win.  Brenda Marks, Hilary Bird, Graham Ellis, and Ron Cook were almost equal 6 to 7 at end 11 but unfortunately did not manage to score again, losing to a high score.  David Macaulay, Eileen Burston, Keith Weeks, and Glynis Byrn were ahead on end 17 but a few high scoring ends left them down by 3.  A final result of 56 -61 to Budleigh meant it had been a good game, with 3 Madeira players loaned to Budleigh to ensure a full game of rinks of 4.

On New Year’s Day 20 Madeira players met to exchange news and play a light hearted game of bowls, nonetheless in a competitive spirit.

The first serious match was an early ladies’ Foxlands league match against Torbay, when 2 rinks went down to Torquay and 2 rinks played at home. Janine Orchard, away at Torquay, with Jan Roberts, Ann Doidge, and Penny Preece, had a really good game, winning 30-6, unfortunately almost cancelled out by the other team losing 7-23.  At home, it was also 1 win and 1 loss, although the scores at half way through were almost even but Sue Hariott’s team, Chris Macaulay, Angela Denner and Jenny Smith, did manage to stay ahead at 20 – 15. Although there was an overall shot difference of 72 – 83 to Torbay, the final result meant 4 points to Madeira, who remain at the top of the league on points, and on shots counted.

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