On Thursday 7th September the annual battle took place for the Peter Bradbury Trophy between Mid Wilts Triples league rivals Devizes “A” and Devizes “B” to honour the memory of Peter who was a founder member of this league format.
With the holiday period in full swing both sides had to bring in reserves as well as playing over five rinks instead of the normal format of four so that all members who had played in the league during the season were able to have a game in this important annual competition.
After the game socialising, a few drinks and a fish and chip supper finished the evening of well and the trophy was presented to the “A”, the winning team for 2017, by President Rosemary Bradbury.
For those interested in statistics the “A” team won on all but one rink though a second one was very close with only one shot difference whilst the overall score resulted in an 18 shot win for the “A” team.
“A” team “B” Team
Richard Bradfield Steve Brown
Bryan Reeves Terry Miles
Tom Mullins 13 Will Wrobel 16
Harry Garlick Bernard Fox
Ken Surman Simon Northway
Dave Reeves 17 Phil Cave 15
Don Tucker Pat Chapman
Kiwi Phil Coombes
Chris Merrifield 16 Ray Ward 9
Peter Charters Ken Curtis
Dave Russell Peter Romijn
David Ryde-Rogers 16 Dave Greenwood 15
Alan Sims Michael Alexander
Peter Fielding Geoff Woollan
Bob Budden 22 Colin Smith 11
After our 10-4 points win against Trowbridge Westbourne “B” two weeks ago (there was no game last week due to centenary match). We welcomed Bradford on Avon last Thursday 20th July. Having been soundly beaten on their home turf in early June we turned the tables on them with a resounding 14 -0 points victory and an aggregate score of 99 shots to Devizes “A” to 49 shots for Bradford On Avon.
Harry Garlick, Ken Surman and Dave Reeves won 22 -15
Ken Roberts, David Ryde-Rogers and Ken Oliver won 22 -11
David Russell, Kiwi and Bob Budden won 20 -13
Brian Reeves,Tom Mullins and Chris Merrifield 35 -10
Tom Mullins (Team Captain)
Teams from The Mid-Wilts league can enter into the annual knockout competition known as the Wilson Cup.
On Saturday 15th July the Devizes “A” team of Dave Reeves, Ken Surman and Tom Mullins played against Chippenham Town’s “B” team.
Devizes trailed throughout the game and were 10-14 down on 17th end then picked up a four on the last end to force the game into a sudden death play off. This end went back and forth with the jack being moved on several occasions but unfortunately Chippenham Town forced a win by just two shots.
Result: Devizes 14 Chippenham Town 16
So near yet so far
Well done all
Report by team leader Tom Mullins
Last Thursday, the 22nd of June, Devizes “A” team finally had a win in Division 1 of the Mid Wilts triples league against North Wilts “A”.
The team were successful on two rinks and drew one other whilst losing on the fourth, however, the aggregate score was 72 shots each which gave a points win of 8 points to 6.
Let’s hope this is the turning point in our season.
Tom Mullins (Team Captain)
The Devizes “A” team’s return to division one of the Mid Wilts Triples league was not a happy one as last Thursday evening they lost their first game at home to Chippenham Town “A” with a final points score of 12 – 2.
On the positive side there was one winning rink that of Alan Sims, David Russell and Bob Budden who won with a score of 16 shots to 14, close but never the less a win.
The next test will be away against Trowbridge Westbourne “B” on Thursday 3rd May, where the team will looking for a better result at the second time of asking.