Four Wellington teams bowled very well on Dunkeswell’s green in an away friendly. Diane Troake, Sylvia Lane and skip Ian Thomson won comfortably 23 – 7 and Carol Connor, Rod Troake and skip Thelma Helps were also in top form taking a 21 – 5 victory.
Norman Shutler, Bernard Barnes and skip Derek Lane had a real battle on their hands against a strong Dunkeswell side but just pipped them at the post 16 – 15.
Dunkeswell skip B. Long saved a whitewash with a good win on the last rink 24 – 8 but it was Wellington who carried it, 69 – 54.
At Honiton Wellington came up against four very good teams. Denis Fullstone, Bernard Barnes, Richard Manning and skp Mark Phillips did well to get a 22 – 19 win and Burt Gamlin, Eddie Dilley, Rod Troake and skip John Lister played some excellent bowls to win 15 – 14.
Norman Shutler, Vic Merrell, Ian Thomson and skip Laurie Greaves had a very close one which ended in a 15 – 15 draw. Wellington were not so forturnate on the two remaining rinks going down 31 – 12 and 20 – 11 which gave Honiton the match 99 – 75.
Wellington ladies played a friendly match away to Uffculme on the last day of May.
Ann Cowling, Win Courtney, Thelma Helps and skip Fran Highes had good win 16 – 13. Wellington’s other team were a player short so Uffculme kindly lent them V. Hardwick, one of their bowlers, to make up a four with Esther Twose, Brenda Wilson and skp Gill Groves. The end result went to the Wellington side 17 – 15 which gave them an overall win by 33 – 28.
Wellington A were pleased to take a good league victory against Ottery C at home.
Keith Hawkins, Rod Troake and skip Mike Groves carried all before them taking 33 shots to Ottery’s 8 and Lew Stanton, Ernie Windsor and skip John Lister had a battle on their hands but came through to win it 19 – 16. So Wellington were the ones wearing the smiles at the end with a resounding 52 – 24 victory.
Adding insult to injury, Wellington B also played Ottery C and once again the victory went to Wellington.
Eddie Dilley, Richard Manning and skip Eddie Hawkins triumphed 31 – 5 and although Wellington lost on the second rink 27 – 11 the overall result went to Wellington 42 – 32.
Wellington B were on a roll because they then went away to Sidmouth where Barry Vile, Mike Twyford and skp Richard Manning won comfortably 22 – 14 and Denis Fullstone, Eddie Dilley and skip Eddie Hawkins came close but lost by three shots 20 – 17. Final score Wellington B, 39, Sidmouth D, 34.
Wellington A played Wellington B on a warm and pleasant evening which was enjoyed by everyone, especially the A team who won on all three rinks.
Rod Troake, Eddie Hawkins and skip Mark Phillips won 26 – 10, Nick Channon, Martin Speakman and skip Paul Kelly came off best 16 – 11 and Courtney Bowden, Mike Connor and skip Mike Groves won 21 – 10. The A team came off best 62 – 31 but Wellington B put up a very good fight on all three rinks.