SKITTLES: Vixens race to the crown

SKITTLES: Vixens race to the crown

SKITTLES: Vixens race to the crown

First published in Sport

VICTORIA Vixens have clinched the Burnham, Highbridge & District Ladies’ Skittles League Division 2 title after their win over one of their nearest rivals.

Vixens beat Applecatchers by 12 pins, Anne Foy top scoring with 66.

Berrow Club B took the points from their match with Wanderers at Highbridge Social Club and are now second in the table but Applecatchers are only a point behind so it’s still all to play for to take runners-up spot.

Premier Division Eight Belles kept up the pressure and won by two over Blinders at the Orchard Inn to keep them at the top of the division.

Nitwits won by just four over another of the leaders, Maybee’s, and go second. A point behind Maybee’s are third, and, with two games to play, the title spot is still open.

Berrow Breezers beat Cannonballs by a good margin but both these teams are in relegation places. Pin Ups beat visitors Crown Jewels who have struggled this season and are only one point above relegation, while Watchfield Belles lost to lower placed Hotshots.

Division 1 Bristols made sure of the points at Basonbridge Inn beating Nightmares by 35 to keep them top,.

Country Girls came back with a win over bottom team Wayward Wanderers and Wotsits went down to Tria-rds at Crossways Inn. This leaves three teams on 18 points – Country Girls, Nightmares and Wotsits.

There was no change of luck for Coopers Boozers, who lost to Old Railway and remain joint bottom of the division.

Results: Premier Division – Berrow Breezers 414, Cannonballs 369; Blinders 398 (Lorraine Cahill 65), Eight Belles 400; Nitwits 401 (Lesley Davies, Tracy Prowton 66), Maybee’s 397; Pin Ups 421, Crown Jewels 402; Watchfield Belles 386 (Lyn Close, Lesley Phillips 60), Hotshots 398.

Division 1 – Bristols 400 (Fiona Bray, Lyn Goddard 61), Nightmares 365; Coopers Boozers 362, Old Railway 369; Country Girls 401 (Jane Bakonyi 62, Pat Cross 60), Wayward Wanderers 379 (Linda Lawrence 60); Wotsits 357, Triards 388 (Alison Bird 63, Lin Fielding 61); Young Ones bye.

Division 2 – Burnham Utd 414 (Ilse Davey 61), Pawlett Legion 397 (Melanie Dunster 66); Coasters 380, Bombers 345; Pink Ladies 419 (Celia King 60), Red Devils 360; ictoria Vixens 411 (Anne Foy 66), Applecatchers 399; Wanderers 375, Berrow Club B 402 (Sandra Mathews 62).

Premier Division P W D L Ps Eight Belles 16 11 0 5 22 Nitwits 16 10 0 6 20 Maybee’s 16 9 1 6 19 Watchfield Belles 16 8 1 7 17 Blinders 16 8 0 8 16 Hotshots 16 8 0 8 16 Pin Ups 16 7 1 8 15 Crown Jewels 16 6 1 9 13 Cannonballs 16 6 0 10 12 Berrow Breezers 16 5 0 11 10 Division 1 Bristols 14 10 0 4 20 Country Girls 14 9 0 5 18 Nightmares 14 9 0 5 18 Wotsits 15 9 0 6 18 Tri-ards 15 8 0 7 16 Young Ones 14 6 0 8 12 Old Railway 14 5 0 9 10 Coopers Boozers 14 4 0 10 8 Wayward Wandrers 14 4 0 10 8 Division 2 Victoria Vixens 16 12 0 4 24 Berrow ClubB 16 9 1 6 19 Applecatchers 16 9 0 7 18 Bombers 16 8 0 8 16 Burnham Utd 16 8 0 8 16 Pawlett Legion 16 7 1 8 15 Pink Ladies 16 7 1 8 15 Wanderers 16 7 0 9 14 Coasters 16 6 1 9 13 Red Devils 16 5 0 11 10

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