Wellington Bowling Club has now entered the Devon and Exeter over 60’s League and this week the A Team were home to Belmont “C” from Exeter.
There were two close games. Rod Troake, Mike Connor and Skip Mike Groves fought back well from a slow start but ended up five shots short going down 23 – 18.
Lew Stanton, Ian Thompson and Skip John Lister suffered a similar fate. They were 10 – 3 down after nine ends but they fought back well to come within three shots, 15 – 12.
The overall scores were fairly even but went to Belmont by eight shots, 38 – 30.
Porlock Bowling Club brought five teams to Wellington for a friendly Sunday afternoon triples match. They found themselves a man short when they counted up so Wellington’s Bert Gamlin was pleased to fill in for Porlock
Bert played well but Eddie Dilley, Rod Troake and skip Thelma Helps proved too strong for the Porlock side who lost 23 – 12.
Jan Thompson, Barry Vile and skip Paul Kelly had a good win 26 – 7 while Diane Troake, Brian Wombwell and skip Laurie Greaves powered home happily 22 – 15.
Two of the Porlock teams were winners. I. Glanville’s trio came home with a close win 20 – 18 and Porlock’s S. Floyde won 19 – 10.
An enjoyable game ended with a victory to Wellington by three rinks to two and a score of 98 to Porlock’s 73.
The away match in the pretty Devon village of Bradninch was another pleasant and competitive game. Denis Fullstone, Cameron Jones, Richard Manning and Skip John Lister won theirs easily 23 – 8 and Bert Gamlin, Keith Hawkins, Mike Lockyer and Skip Paul Kelly made it two with a 24 – 14 final score.
Nick Channon’s team came from behind to draw level on 16 apiece in the last end and C. Cliff’s Bradninch side came home with a close win 17 – 14.
Overall final score, Wellington 77, Bradninch 55.
Wellington headed for the sea on Tuesday where they played four games against Topsham Bowling Club.
Vic Horne, Barry Vile, Dennis Courtney and Skip Ian Thompson had the winning of it on their rink but their opponents picked up a vital two shots in the last to draw level on 16 shots apiece.
Bert Gamlin, Derek Vile, Gill Groves and Skip Nick Channon put up a good fight against decent opposition but although they came back well at the end they lost by seven shots 24 – 17.
New bowler Joan Thompson played really well but her good bowling did not bring about a win this time around for Mike Groves’ side who lost 24 – 16 A very strong Topsham side led by D. Turner were too much for Richard Manning’s Wellington foursome who lost 30 – 10.
The final result was Topsham 94, Wellington 59.