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.
Devizes Mid Wilts Triples “B” team travelled to Chippenham Park on Thursday 3rd August expecting a hard battle on what is reputed to be a heavy green to find that the greens played very well and as expected the battle was close with Devizes coming on top by just 6 shots.
The team manged to win on three of the four rinks with only Dave Greenwood, Peter Romijn and Ken Curtis missing out going down 11-22 whilst Michael Alexander, Will Wrobel and Geoff Woollan, who stood in for Terry as captain for the day and for his first time, well done Geoff, won 15-13 and on the other rinks Bernard Fox, Phil Coombes and John Scoffield won 24-11 and Steve Brown, Colin Smith and Phil Cave won 19-17
Total was 69-96, a 12 point to 2 win
The Mid- Wilts “B” team entertained North Wilts “B” team on Thursday night looking to turn around the result from the game in Chippenham earlier in the season when North Wilts won and subjected the “B” team with its first loss of the season.
The result this time was in the end favourable with two rinks, that of Michael Alexander, Geoff Woollan and Will Wrobel on one team and Steve Brown, Phil Coombes and Phil Cave on another winning 27-7 and 20-18 respectively having been in the lead for most or all of the game.
Rink 2 with Patrick Chapman, Colin Smith and Dave Keen pulled off a third win with a magnificent recovery as they were well behind at the half way mark and struggling to get a look in. However, it was a game of two halves with the second half belong to the home team who caught up then went ahead to win 18-15.
Unfortunately the game did not go well for the fourth team of Ken Curtis, Peter Romijn and Dave Greenwood who played catch up all evening never quite getting ahead and finishing with a loss of 11-19.
Final result was 76-58 and a 12 points to 2 win for the home team.
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)
The Mid-Wilts “B” triples team travelled to Box on Thursday night hoping to halt a run of lost games. At the end of the evening it looked as though they had fallen into the trap that can be created by the scoring system of allocating 6 points to the team with the highest aggregate score. Devizes were winning on three rinks but losing on the fourth and the aggregate score was such that it was possible to win three of the four rinks but lose the game by losing the overall aggregate. However, luck prevailed because when the score were collated after the game the result was a tie at 73-73 so the 6 points were shared resulting in a 9-5 win for Devizes.
Michael Alexander, Geoff Woollan and Will Wrobel 20-19 .
Simon Northway, Terry Miles and Dave Greenwood 21-11.
Steve Brown, Bernard Fox and Phil Cave 22-15.
Patrick Chapman, Phil Coombes and Dave Keen 10-28.
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
The early form of the season appears to have deserted the Mid-Wilts “B” team of late as the visit to Spencer Melksham on the 6th July and the home match to Trowbridge Town the following week both resulted in a loss.
This game finished with a total score of 64 to Devizes and 74 to Spencers and therefore a points loss of 4 to 10.
Dave Greenwood, Peter Romijn and Ken Curtis playing, were winning on the last end by one shot and were holding two on the last end when Spencers number 2 killed the end and on the re-run the home team won by four shots. Two other rinks were winning comfortably but dropped big numbers on the latter ends
Rink 1. Dave Greenwood, Peter Romijn and Ken Curtis lost 16-19
Rink 2. Monty Smith, Michael Alexander and Will Wrobel lost 15-19
Rink 3. Colin Smith, Phil Coombes and Patrick Chapman won 21-15
Rink 4. John Scoffield, Bernard Fox and Steve Brown won 22-11
The following week at home was a close fought match with each team being in the lead at differing times in the game but the home team faltered at the end and Trowbridge came out on top.
Rink 1. Dave Greenwood, Simon Northway and Ken Curtis lost 14-17
Rink 2. Terry Miles, Michael Alexander and Will Wrobel won 20-17
Rink 3. Colin Smith, Phil Coombes and Patrick Chapman lost 15-22
Rink 4. John Scoffield, Bernard Fox and Steve Brown won 16-15
Final score 66-71
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.
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 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.