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BOWLS: News from Wellington Bowling Club
9:47am Friday 16th August 2013 in Sport
WELLINGTON A won both their league matches this week – away to Donyatt and home against Ilminster B.
The heroes for Wellington in their triples league match against Donyatt were Bob Clarke, Courtney Bowden and Ken Brown, who took a comfortable win on their rink 20-7. Next to finish were Paul Kelly’s trio who lost narrowly 15-10. That left Wellington with an eight-shot lead but ,on the last rink to finish, Bob Codd, Brian Etherington and Martin Speakman were six shots down with one to play. With his final wood, Donyatt’s skip brilliantly took the jack back to his own bowls at the back of the head. As things stood, they had six shots, the game and the match!
With his final wood, the Wellington skip lined up his final deciding bowl. It followed a good line and drew to within a foot of the jack to win the end and save the match for Wellington. Every Wellington player thoroughly deserved the 42-39 win against a very strong Donyatt team.
Wellington A’s home league match was against top-of-the-table Ilminster B. As expected, it was a tough encounter but Allan Bell, Rod Corkett, Courtney Bowden and Bill Heard polished off their opponents 28-16.
Mike Groves’ foursome fought back from a slow start to take it on the line 16-15 and although Ken Brown’s quartet did not win it they came very close, 22-20, giving Wellington a much-needed and well-deserved 64-53 victory.
In the Ladies’ League, Esther Twose, Julia Stanton, Brenda Wilson and Winn Courtney put up a good fight against a strong Somerton team but just lost out by three shots, 23-20.
Gill Groves’ ladies also did all they could but could not quite catch their opponents this time, losing 19-9. The close and competitive match was enjoyed by all the players. Final score – Wellington 29, Somerton 42.
Wellington’s B team went to play stiff opposition at Yeovil. Ernie Windsor, Bill Brett, Laurie Greaves and Vernon Adams lost by just two shots on their rink 15-13, while Roger Peddle, John Lister, Bob Walters and Mike Twyford came close losing by just eight shots, 28-20.
On the third rink, the Yeovil side were just too strong and strolled home 30-7. Overall score:s Yeovil 73, Wellington 40.