The Three Rink team won their second game in a week last night when they defeated North Wilts 8 – 2 at homet. On Rink 4 Peter Charters, Ken Surman, Dave Reeves & Matt Thompson were involve in a close game throughout finally winning 18 – 14. On Rink 5, Keith Scrannage, Ken Roberts, Robin Drake & Gerald Webb had a convincing victory winning 25 – 13 and then on Rink 6 Mike Alexander, Phil Cave, Terry Miles & Pete Fielding were in a close game until on the twentieth end they dropped a 6 so losing 16 – 24. This left an aggregate score of 59 shots to 51. Next up Chippenham Park at home on Monday.
Last night the 3 Rink League side entertained Warminster in a game which had varying results on all rinks. On Rink 2 Alan Sims, Ken Roberts., Robin Drake & Gerald Webb had a convincing 26 – 9 shot win. Rink 3 was a very close affair with both teams leading at times during the match and with the score all level at 15 all after 19 ends the Devizes team managed to win the last 2 ends to win 19 – 15. Rink 4 was a totally different game with Keith Scrannage, David Ryde-Rogers, Dave Reeves & Matt Thompson struggling to get into the game and after 15 ends were 22 – 5 down. But they stuck at it and score 7 shots over the last 6 ends finally losing 26 – 12, these 7 shots helping to secure the aggregate score and an 8 – 2 win. Next up North Wilts at home on Friday.
Last night the Four Rink League brought their 2017 season to a close with an emphatic 111 shots to 49 win over local rivals Pewsey Vale. All Rinks had good wins, on Rink 3 Alan Sims, Dave Greenwood, Terry Miles & Pete Fielding won 33-10, on Rink 4 Mike Alexander, Will Wrobel, Chris Merrifield & Colin Little won 27-17, on Rink 5 Keith Scrannage, Ken Curtis, Trefor Jones & Gerald Webb won 25-12 and finally on Rink 6 Peter Romijn, Ken Surman, Dave Reeves & Matt Thomson won 26-10. So a 14 nil win meaning than the club finished eighth in the Southern Area league.
On Saturday afternoon the Three Rink side travelled to Stratton Churchway where they has a successful match winning 8 – 2. On Rink 3 Mike Alexander, Ken Surman, Dave Reeves and Captain Matt Thompson struggled to get into the game going down 29 shots to 12, but on the other two rinks there was far more success when on Rink 4 Keith Scrannage, Phil Cave, Steve Mulligan & Pete Fielding had a convincing 30 shots to 10 win and on Rink 5 Gerald Webb, Ken Roberts, Trefor Jones & Colin Little won 28 shots to 9. This gave a convincing aggregate score of 70 shots to 48. Next match is on Friday away to Chippenham Park.
On Friday evening the Club’s Officers Triples team of Dave G, Bev & Gerald were up against the current holders of the Bowls Wiltshire Officers Triples from Pewsey Vale. The triple got off to a good start and maintain their advantage to win 20 shots to 7. In the Semi Final they will be at home to Avon.
Last night the club played against Broughton Gifford in the Three Rink League and won 64 shots to 45. on Rink 1 Gerald Webb, Keith Scrannage, Robin Drake & Colin Little had a comfortable 28 -11 win. Rink 2 was a much closer affair as after 19 ends the match was tied at 15 all,however Bill Cowan, Ken Roberts, Steve Mulligan & Pete Fielding dropped 1 shot on the last two ends to lose 17 – 15. Rink 3 was also a close affair with the Devizes rink of Mike Alexander, Ken Surman, Dave Reeves & Matt Thompson trailing by 17 shots to 14 after 19 ends but picked up 7 shots on the last two ends to win 21 – 17, so an 8 points to 2 victory.
In the Quarter Final of the Men’s National Over 55 Rinks competition Jonathan Cook, Gerald Webb, Trefor Jones & Colin Little won a close game 19 – 18. They started slowly and after 5 ends were 8 – 3 down , but they clawed their way back into the contest and at 10 ends the match was all square. They then got in front and at 15 ends held a 16 – 12 lead, one which they held as, going into the last end they held a 3 shot advantage which was enough to secure the win. They will now play in the semi finals at Devizes on Sunday 16th July. The winners of this competition will represent the county at Royal Leamington Spa in August at the National Championships.
The Four Rink League match against Warminster was a close affair although it was a 10 – 2 victory. On Rink 1 Alan Sims, Keith Scrannage, Trefor Jones & Gerald Webb started well and were 8 – 3 up after 5 ends but then lost the next 6 ends to be 14 – 8 down. Picking up a 5 on the end 20 it brought the scores level but the visitors picked up the one shot on the last end to secure victory. On Rink 2 Pete Romijn, Robin Drake, Dave Reeves & Matt Thompson were 10 – 2 up at 11 ends but then conceded the lead over the next 5 ends to be 11 – 10 down. They pick up one shot on the last end to tie the score. On Rink 3 Will Wrobel, John Scoffield, Jonathan Cook & Colin Little were always in control of their match with a 25 – 7 victory which not only secured a rink win but the aggregate score as well. on Rink 4 Peter Charters, Chris Merrifield, Steve Mulligan & Pete Feilding were in a close game all the way through and like rink 2 picked up one on the last end to draw the rink. So an 2 82 – 65 aggregate score. Next week the team travels to Corsham.
Despite going eleven down in the first four ends, Rosemary, Bev & Gerald won 8 of the next 9 ends to draw level in the BW Officers Triples. The game, being played at Blue Circle, remained close going into the last end all square at 15 all. Rosemary put one of her woods close to the jack and despite all their efforts Blue Circle could not move it so the Devizes Officers won by one shot. In the next round they have a home tie against Box.
On Monday evening the Three Rink League side travelled to Blue Circle but could only manage to win on one Rink. The victory came on Rink 1 where Peter Charters, Ken Surman, Dave Reeves & Matt Thompson had a comfortable 20 – 13 win, on Rink 2 Will Wrobel, Keith Scrannage, Robin Drake & Gerald Webb were in a game which saw the lead change several time but unfortunately couldn’t hold on and lost 25 – 21. On Rink 3 Mike Alexander, Ken Roberts, Steve Mulligan & Colin Little struggled all evening evetually losing 28 – 9. So an 8 – 2 victory for Blue Circle.