BOWLS: Easy for Ilminster in Turnbull Cup

This is The West Country: BOWLS: Easy for Ilminster in Turnbull Cup BOWLS: Easy for Ilminster in Turnbull Cup

ILMINSTER men eased through to the next round of the Turnbull Cup with a comfortable victory over South Petherton.

Ilminster’s experience was too much for the home side with Ilminster winning on all rinks and by 114 shots to 43.

Results: Ian Lightfoot, Kevin Hamilton, Neil Rowe and Louis Ridout 26, Lawrence Symes 18; Will Anderson, Eric Keitch, Matt Hamilton and Peter Mattravers 41, Tony Peterson 9; Malcolm Norton, Bev Brister, Chris Robinson and John Ridout 28, Colin Harris 14; Paul Denslow, Rowland Garland, Jason Miles and Mark Denslow 18, Pete Mottram 12.

On Saturday the A team were at home to Purnells A in Premier 1 of the Somerset league. On a very wet afternoon Ilminster won the match 76-53 to pick up 11 points.

Results: Will Anderson, Paul Denslow, Jason Miles and Mark Denslow 18, M Talbot 17; Ian Lightfoot, Bev brister, Steve Turner and Peter Mattravers 24, H Lorimer 24; Matt Hamilton, Neil Rowe, John Ridout and Louis Ridout 34, D Dart 12.

The B team were away to Watchet B in South West 1 and on a very wet day on the coast the Ilminster team won the match 59-44 and pick up all 12 points. they now head the division by two points.

Results: Des Maull, Rod Parkin, Phil Cox and Barry Sims 22, M Webber 18; Andy Williams, Alan Holt, Chris Robinson and Rowland Garland 21, M Arnold 14; Dean Patmore, Colin White, Eric Keitch and Kevin Hamilton 16, R Sumerfield 12.

The C Team were at home to Crewkerne and recorded their first victory of the season, winning two of the three rinks to take the match 76-56 and pick up ten points.

Results: Dave Wallis, K Parker, Pete Patmore and Dave Pugh 26,J Ramsey 16;Roy Orme, Mark Davis, Tony Cole and Dave Crouch 33, J Smith 11; Dave Collins, Mike King, Keith Swift and John Osborne 17, M Harwood 29.

On Monday Ilminster were away to Mere in the Wessex Mixed League when they lost on all rinks and by 80-47.

Results: Jill Wells, John Wells and Rod Parkin 5, R Coombes 19; Margaret Evans, Mike King and John Osborne 15, J Fitzgerald 21; Tony Cole, Cliff Whelan and Dot Whelan 14, A Holberry 16; Des Maull, Christine Davies and Eric Keitch 13, C Coombes 24.

On Sunday an Ilminster mixed double rink played at Bridgwater with Ilminster winning one rink and drawing one rink and going through to the next round winning by just two shots.

Results: Des Maull, Betty Marner, Maureen Mitchell and Barry Sims 23, J Capon 21; Heather Grinter, John Wells, Eric Keitch and June Checketts 22, G Finch 22.

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