On Monday 24th July Devizes Demons ladies faced a home game against Bath Romans.
On one rink the team of Sue Long, Mary Jones and Ellen Stiles won 15-10 and on the second rink Patricia Reeves, Josie Mulligan and Joyce Little won 30-6 resulting in a convincing overall aggregate score of 45-16 and league points of 6-0. An excellent result all round so well done all.
Report from Josie Mulligan
On Tuesday 18th July Devizes Demons ladies competed in a local derby against the ladies for team Alpha.
On one rink the team of Sue Long, Josie Mulligan and Les Russell lost 15-20 however on the second rink Patricia Reeves, Ellen Stiles and Joyce Little finished with a win of 20-11 giving an overall result 35-31 to Demons ahead by just 4 points and league points of 4 to 2
Report from Josie Mulligan
Devizes Demons Ladies travelled to Melksham to face Spencer Melksham Smarties on 14th July but it was not a happy trip returning home having lost by 39 shots to 20.
On rink one, a below form team of Sue Long, Les Russell and Ellen Stiles lost 7-24 whilst on the second rink the match was closer with Spencers taking it by 15 shots to 13.
Better luck next game ladies
Last Thursday, 29th June, Devizes Demons ladies team in division one of the Nor-West Triples league travelled to Box for their next league game but returned home disappointed.
On one rink the triple of Sue Long, Ellen Stiles and Les Russell almost snatched a point only losing by one shot at 14-15. However the other triple of Joyce Little, Rosemary Bradbury and Patricia Reeves had a bad day at the office losing by 13 shots to 42. presenting Box with a six points win.
Better luck next week ladies.
Report by Josie Mulligan
On the 6th June Demons visited Trowbridge Town and came back with mixed fortunes having won on one rink but lost on the other.
Mary Jones, Sue Long and Joyce Little won 20-11 on their rink whilst Josie Mulligan, Rosemary Bradbury and Patricia Reeves finished with a small loss of 18-21. Total score therefore was 38-32 giving Demons the aggregate and therefore league points of 4-2.
Next week the team travel to Box and then the week after Box come to Devizes so all players will be well aware of each other skills by then which should make for interesting results.
Demons played against North Wilts Red Devils at home on Thursday 1st June and won on both rinks to gain all six league points.
On rink one Mary Jones, Sheila Turner and Patricia Reeves even dropped six shots on the 5th end but managed to work their way back into the game and eventually winning 16-15, whilst on rink two Joyce Little, Lesley Russell and Sue Long all played brilliantly to win 20-7.
Report by Josie Mulligan.
Demons, on a hot and sunny evening played their first home game against Chippenham Town Griffins. Rink 1 with Joyce Little, Josie Mulligan and Sue Long won scoring 23 shots to 10, whilst on rink 2 Ellen Stiles, Rosemary Bradbury and Patricia Reeves unfortunately lost by 13 shots to 23, however, aggregate points were earned thanks to Patricia where on the last end with her last wood reduced the head to only one shot down thereby giving the Demons a points win of 4 – 2.
On yet another cold and windy night Demons traveled to bowl at Chippenham Town against the Griffins on what was considered to be a tricky green.
That said the team played well and had a very close result with one rink winning by 20-14 and an agonising loss on the other rink by 16 shots to 17. However this gave a total score line of 36-31, a five shot overall aggregate win, creating a points win of 4 points to 2. Well done ladies.
Report submitted by Josie Mulligan.
Devizes Demons travelled to North Wilts Bowls Club in Chippenham for their second game of the season with some success, returning home having gained a precious five points.
The rink one team of Sheila Turner, Rosemary Bradbury and Patricia Reeves recorded a win with 21 shots to North Wilts 8 whilst on rink two, Ellen Stiles, Josie Mulligan and Sue Long tied at 17 all. This was an excellent win also taking the aggregate score by 39 shots to 25.
All played well on what was considered a tricky green and Rosemary Bradbury was declared as “man” of the match and was declared to have played like a “Demon”. Well done Madam President.
On Friday last week Demons faced what was anticipated to be a mountain to climb as they played Bath Romans away for their first game of the season.
As the result will show they battled hard and although only gaining one point the scores of 21:21 on rink 3 and 10:19 on rink 4, giving a shot difference of only 9 shots against one of the top teams in their league, was a great achievement.
The teams were Ellen Stiles, Lesley Russell and Sue Long plus Josie Mulligan, Mary Jones and Patricia Reeves.
Well done ladies