In a close match the rink of Keith Scranage, Robin Drake, Steve Mulligan and Colin Little had what looked a comfortable win but within the context of the match it was a close win as the other two rinks lost. On rink 1 Will Wrobel, Phil Cave, Matt Thompson & Gerald Webb playing against a triple always struggled losing 17 shots to 18 after the visitors score had been reduced by 25%. On Rink 3 Ken Surman, Ken Roberts, Dave Reeves & Pete Fielding battled hard but lost 18 – 26 so a 59 to 54 aggregate score and 6 – 4 on points. Next up Blue Circle at home on Monday evening.
On Monday 22nd May Matt Thompson led the 3 rink league side to an 8 – 2 victory away at Warminster. On rink 1 Matt with Will Wrobel, Keith Scrannage & Phil Cave won by 21 shots to 12, whilst on rink 2 Peter Charters, Martin Thompson, Steve Mulligan and Colin Little suffered a 23 – 16 defeat. On rink 3 Mike Alexander, Ken Roberts, Dave Reeves and Pete Fielding had a closer game when they picked up 4 shots over the last four ends to win 18 – 15 giving an aggregate score of 55 shots to 50 to Devizes.
Although the Three Rink side lost 8 – 2 to a strong Chippenham Town side the game could have gone either way before on two rinks Chippenham managed to pull away to claim their victory. The one success was the rink skipped by Pete Fielding with Mike Alexander, Ken Roberts & Dave Reeves who were trailing 18 – 15 after 18 ends but picked up 7 shots in the last 3 end. Willy Wrobel, Keith Scrannage, Matt Thompson & Gerald Webb went down 23 – 17 whilst Peter Charters, Martin Thompson, Phil Cave and Steve Mulligan lost 23 – 13. The next match is next Monday away to Warminster.
Following Saturday’s win against Stratton Churchway the 3 Rink team travelled to Holt to play against last year’s league winner. The weather was cold and the green a little heavier than on Saturday, bur the team battled hard and with three ends to go on all rinks, the result could have gone either way but sadly Holt finished stronger to take an 8 – 2 victory. The one winning rink was Keith Scrannage, Robin Drake, Matt Thompson and Gerald Webb who picked up two shots on the last end to win their match 21 – 20.
The club’s 3 Rink League side open their 2017 season with a 10 nil win at home against Stratton Churchway. With the sun shining brightly and the bottom green bowling well Devizes took advantage of being at home. On Rink 1 there was a convincing 32 shots to 6, whilst on the other two rinks the scores were a lot closer. On Rink 2 it was all level at 16 all after 18 ends, but the Devizes rink won 2 of the last 3 ends to win 19 – 17. Rink 3 was also close with the home rink winning 19 shots to 15. The next match is on Monday when they travel to last year’s league winners Holt.