Brixham men’s A beat Bovey Tracey

By Tim Leigh in Bowls

Brixham Bowling Club

Another busy week, with the great weather enabling Brixham Bowling Club to catch up on early-season rained-off fixtures.

The men’s A team bounced back from a heavy defeat at Marldon to achieve an excellent result away at Bovey Tracey.

Results vs Marldon, MDL division one (Brixham skips first): C Dawes v P Collins, 15-27; M Friend vs A Routledge, 12-31; A Parker vs DeVey, 18-15; H Riley vs G Routledge, 15-29. Shots for 60, against 102. Points: 12-2 to Marldon.

Results vs Bovey Tracey: M Friend vs R Parker, 10-21; H Riley vs T Ridgewell, 30-6; A Parker vs C Wright, 22-13; C Dawes vs P Martin, 18-23. Shots for 80, against 63. Points: 10-4 to Brixham.

The Riviera Mixed Triples team have been struggling to gain points recently. Their poor run continued away at Paignton Torbay, but they finally had something to cheer after a good win at home against Kings.

Results vs Paignton Torbay (Brixham skips first): R Frost vs J Gilson, 11-26; M Wilmot vs G Varley, 9-25; K Parker vs V Murphy, 17-13.

Shots for 37, against 64. Points: 8-2 to Paignton Torbay.

Results vs Kings Torquay: M Wilmot v M Hicks, 17-12; K Parker v J Porter, won 35-3; R Frost v T Gale, drew 16-16. Shots for 68, against 31. Points: 9-1 to Brixham.

The drawn game against Kings ended ­dramatically thanks to an outstanding last shot from Brixham skipper Roger Frost. Starting the last end 16-14 up, the Kings players had six woods surrounding the jack with one shot to be bowled. Roger fired his wood into the pack, ­dislodging the jack, to reduce the lead to two shots, ensuring his team drew the match.

The ladies’ A team continued their excellent start to the season with another good win away at Starcross.

Results, ladies’ A triples team, South Devon Ladies Bowls League (Brixham skips first): J Moore vs E Martin, 14-12; D Langford vs Sheila, 12-18; M Thomas v J Herridge, 20-14. Shots for 46, against 44. Points: 8-2 to Brixham.

It was another disappointing week for the men’s B team, who suffered a big defeat at home against Torbay Country Club – 129 to 50 shots (14 points to nil). Things can only get better.

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