SKITTLES: Holders Lion Cubs lose in Sampford Peverell and district cup (From This is The West Country)
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SKITTLES: Holders Lion Cubs lose in Sampford Peverell and district cup
12:08pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
REIGNING champions Lion Cubs have been dumped out of the Sampford Peverell and district league’s knock-out.
They lost by just three pins to Heathcoat Hulas in the first round.
The first big spare of the season of 24 was thrown by Oggies’ captain Trevor French in a three spare 74.
Results: Bradninch CC 495(90), Castaways 495(62); White Horse awarded game by All Blacks; Brass Monkeys beat Bellies; Bradninch RBL v Barmy Army postponed; Lumberjacks conceded game to Barley Knockons; Bickleigh 404, Rose & Crown 363; Globe Appley 355, Uplowman 382; Queens Head 369, Manor House Hotel 325; Booze Cruzers 389, Oggies 467; Elmore Club 389, Ayshford Arms 337; Globe Appley B 373, The Travellers 310; Redwoods 380, Globetrotters 393; Settler Boys 434, Barley Mow 386; Calverleigh 373, The Hounds 378; The Beare 352, The Agri-Nuts 344; Heathcoat Hulas 372, Lion Cubs 369.
High scores: 74 – Trevor French (Oggies, three spares, one of 24); 71 – Alan Bolt (Oggies, three spares); 68 – Martyn Bolt (Oggies two spares); 67 – M Simpson (Bickleigh, two spares). Reports: Bradninch C Club and Castaways needed an extra leg to decide the result of their game at the end of normal time. Last man on needed a 16 spare to win outright.
Bickleigh, playing in their first competitive game at Cadeleigh, soon got into the swing of things, as they comfortably beat Rose and Crown. The game included a three spare fourth leg of 81.
The first leg saw Globe Appley concede 14 pins to Uplowman and that set the tone for the rest of the game.
Though Queens Head lost the first leg to Manor House Hotel, they won the rest of the legs to move to the next round.
Booze Cruzers’ first game on their new alley saw their opponents Oggies post a record score, with a captain’s innings from Trevor French of three spare 74, one of which was 24. Other high scores came from Alan Bolt (71) and his son Martyn (68).
Elmore Club, last season’s cup runners-up continue their push to go one better this season as they had a comfortable win over Ayshford Arms.
Globe Appley B took charge from the start of their game against The Travellers, wining all the legs.
Redwoods had a close game with Globetrotters who stamped their authority by pulling 18 pins over the first two legs. The home team fought back, but to no avail.
Settler Boys and Barley Mow shared the first leg, but after the fifth hand the Boys were 47 pins ahead, and the game was theirs.
Calverleigh and The Hounds had a close encounter with the away team, making a better start, and managed to narrowly hold on to their advantage at the place where it mattered.
A hard-fought game took place between the The Beare and The Agri-Nuts. Going into the last leg the away team were one pin up, but the home team pulled nine pins to win the game.
Heathcoat Hulas were seven pins down after three legs against last season’s cup winners, Lion Cubs. But the fourth leg saw the home team pull 13 pins, and the Cubs could not get them back.
Second round draw, to be played by January 8: White Horse v Bradninch RBL or Barmy Army, Brass Monkeys v Bradninch C Club, Uplowman v The Beare, Barley Knockons v Bickleigh, Heathcoat Hulas v Globe Appley B, Globetrotters v Oggies, Elmore Club v Settler Boys, The Hounds v Queens Head.