Devizes “A” team played in the Wilson Cup, an offshoot knockout competition for players in the Mid-Wilts Triples League, on Wednesday night at Trowbridge Town. The greens were found to be very difficult with patches of green then brown effecting both line and weight.
The result was:-
Devizes A : S.Northway, G.woollan and M.Mitcham, 10
Trowbridge Town: T.Fuller, P.Nash and R.Francis 19
Devizes “B” team were due to play Warminster in the same competition at home but despite intensive efforts by the organisers both teams were unable to find a date prior to the schedule completion time. As no delay is allowed by the rules it was decided by mutual agreement both teams would withdraw from the competition neither wishing to benefit from each other by toss of a coin or any other way of producing an ad-hoc winner.
The Mid Wilts Triples “A” team roared back to winning form on Thursday night the 5th July with a first class win over Box at home
Rink 1: S Northway, C Smith, C Merrifield. 24 – 12
Rink 2: H Crate, G Woollan, M Mitcham. 21 – 12
Rink 3: S Rutherford, D Russell, T Mullins 21 – 7
Rink 4: A Sims, K Roberts, B Budden, 20 – 9
An aggregate score of 86 shots to 40 and a 14 – 0 league points win.
Well done all
Mike Mitcham (Team Captain)
Not good news for the Mid-Wilts “A” team this week as they went to Spencer Melksham with one player short having been unable to convince anyone to step into the breech.
They played Spencers “B” team and lost by 12 points to 2.
A.Sims K.Roberts, B.Budden lost 10 – 17
D.Tucker, C.Holt, C.Merrifield won 17-11
S.Rutherford, D.Russell, T.Mullins lost a close game 15-18
S.Northway, M.Mitcham, lost 5 ¼ – 26 having deducted 25% of their score as they were a player short and played with four woods. They actually played quite well but not having first or last wood and losing 25% of score made the possibility of a win unlikely.
Mike Mitcham (Team Captain)
The “A” team could not quite reach the dizzy heights of last week’s resounding result when they paid a visit to Bradford on Avon this week going down by 12 points to 2.
A win for Dave Russell, Ken Roberts, Duncan Poole of 23 shots to19 claimed the two points but this was coupled by narrow losses for Don Tucker, Chris Holt, Chris Merrifield,13-14 and Peter Diwell, Bob Budden, Colin Smith, 13-15. The fourth rink of Tom Mullins, Geoff Woollan, Mike Mitcham struggled to find the weight of the Bradford green and had to settle for a slightly higher loss of 9 shots to 20.
Final result 58 – 68 shots and 2-12 points
A good result was achieved for the “A” team on Thursday night playing at home against North Wilts “B”. After a shaky start on all rinks the team staged a great comeback right across the board.
We struggled for the first 11 ends with Don Tucker, Geoff Woollan and Mike Mitcham down by 9 shots at the 12th end and it did not look as though we could recover, however, Don in particular really found the lines and this seemed to inspire the team as a whole and we came good to take the lead on the 17th end by one shot then taking 4 on the last end finishing 23 – 18.
All other rinks fought very hard with very close games until the end and all succeeded to record a win.
Alan Sims, Dave Russell, Duncan Poole 21 – 17.
Stan Rutherford, Chris Holt, Chris Merrifield 23 – 11.
Peter Diwell, Barry Howard, Colin Smith 19 – 13.
Total shots 86 – 59 making it a 14 – 0 win.
Mike Mitcham (Team Captain)
The Mid-Wilts “B” team secured a good win at home on the evening of Thursday 7th June, over their very local rivals Devizes “A” team. At one stage the “B” team were winning convincingly on all four rinks but the “A” team triple of Simon Northway, Barry Howard and Monty Smith picked up a six on the 14th end to go into a lead which they held onto until the finish. The “A” team trio of Pat Chapman, Chris Holt and Chris Merrifield also staged a late comeback scoring seven shots on the last four ends but narrowly missing out by just four shots.
Congratulations go to the teams of Roy Bailey, Michael Alexander and Steve Mulligan and Bernard Fox, David Ryde-Rogers and John Scoffied who had very convincing wins.
Scores for the home team were:
Bernard Fox, David Ryde-Rogers and John Scoffield won 21-9.
Roy Bailey, Michael Alexander and Steve Mulligan won 19-9.
Peter Romijn, Richard Bradfield and Dave Greenwood won 17-13.
Ken Curtis, Phil Coombes and Will Wrobel lost 13-18.
Devizes “B” won 70-49 obtaining a points victory of 12-2.
Two games in a space of 5 days due to a re-arranged date to a Tuesday night to accommodate Box bowls club saw mixed results for the “B” team with one win and one loss leaving them mid table after the first 5/6 games.
Spencer Melksham at Home (24th May).
Michael Alexander, Will Wrobel and Steve Mulligan won 11-8.
Ken Curtis, Steve Brown and Bryan Reeves lost 6-14.
Bernard Fox, David Ryde-Rogers and John Scoffield won 12-4.
Peter Romijn, Richard Bradfield and Dave Greenwood won 11-4.
Final score 40-30 and a 12-2 points win.
Box at Home (29th May).
Roy Bailey, Michael Alexander and Steve Mulligan won 22-12.
Peter Romijn, Richard Bradfield and Dave Greenwood won 15-14.
James Wren, David Ryde-Rogers and John Scoffield lost 19-29.
Ken Curtis, Bryan Reeves and Dave Keen lost 32-12.
Final score 68-87 and a 4-10 points loss.
Report by Dave Greenwood on behalf of David Ryde-Rogers (Team leader).
Extremely well done Devizes “D” Tea and Biscuits league team producing a resounding win last week(15/05/18) with a final overall score of 35-12 away at Corsham “D”
Further congratulations go to the rink of Barry & Viv Alexander, Terry Miles & John Scoffield who joined the “HOT SHOT” club by holding all eight shots on one end.
Report submitted by Tom Mullins Team Leader.
The Mid-Wilts “A” triples team suffered it’s first defeat of the season when they played Spencer Melksham “A” team on Thursday 10th May. A score of 50 shots to 93.lead to a 12-2 loss in points terms losing on three rinks and winning on the remaining one.
Stan Rutherford, Simon Northway and Colin Smith Lost 11-24, Alan Sims, Ken Roberts and Bob Budden lost 13-27 and Don Tucker. Chris Holt and Chris Merrified lost 9-28 with the only winning rink of Peter Romijn, Geoff Woollan and Miotcham finishing on 17-14.
Report submitted by team leader Mike Mitcham