Victoria Saxons are Division 1 Champions of the Weston & District Over 60’s Triples League.
Victoria Saxons played their last two games this week knowing that they had to win them both to become league Champions.
The first was against Clevedon Promenade and Victoria won gaining 14 valuable points. The second match was again at home this time to Portishead RBL, who needed to win to avoid relegation.In the game against Clevedon Promenade the triples skipped by Mike Manning, Bryan Stock & Mike Taylor ensured a victory and 14 points. but it is a team game after all and even those triples that lost, kept their margin of defeat very small to ensure victory. It was a closer game against Portishead RBL but again the Saxons won 3 rinks skipped by Mike Stocker, Bryan Stock and Derek Hurst to achieve the points to ensure that the Championship Trophy returns to Victoria.
However, Victoria Vikings played their last game at home against the Second division Champions and could only win on the one rink of Richard Jacobs, John Turton and George Frost. Nevertheless, they had had a good season and finished equal fourth in the 2ndDivision.
Weston ( Bath) invited Victoria to a hastily arranged friendly and ever ready to accept the hospitality offered Victoria travelled with 4 rinks but did not enjoy any favours in the match losing heavily with just the one rink of Les Kelly, Ray Sparkes, Terry Gatehouse and Dave Sealey just winning by 2 shots.Victoria were outstanding in their mixed friendly against Cheltenham winning the game handsomely and with just 1 losing rink.
Victoria Saxons 117 (14) – 87 (6) Clevedon Promenade
R. Fenwick, A. Barnes, M. Manning 30 – 17
P. Lunn, A. Uccellini, M. Stocker 13 – 17
T. Gatehouse, J. Newman, K. Holland 14 – 15
J. Smart, G. Richards, M. Campbell 13 – 16
M. Fletcher, K. Curtis, B. Stock 26 – 11
H. Whyte, A. Bray, M. Taylor 21 – 11
Victoria Saxons 113 (14) – 97 (6) Portishead RBL
P. Lunn, A. Uccellini, M. Stocker 24 – 14
T. Gatehouse, J. Newman, K. Holland 10 – 18
M. Fletcher, K. Curtis, B. Stock 25 – 13
H. Whyte, A. Bray, M. Taylor 11 – 15
J. Smart, M. Campbell, D. Hurst 25 – 17
R. Rockett, A. Barnes, M. Manning 18 – 20
Victoria Vikings 94 (2) – 114 (18) Clevedon
R. Hollier, J. Griffiths, G. Hodge 11 – 23
B. Johnson, C. York, D. Avery 17 – 21
R. Jacobs, J. Turton, G. Frost 21 – 11
L. Kelly, J. Mingo-West, E. Sage 14 – 18
T. Gilbert, G. Thorne, D. Jones 16 – 19
J. Codrington, T. Farmer, J. Downing 15 – 23
Victoria 69 – 106 Weston (Bath) – Away
W. Nicholls, A. Waygood, J. Kerr, K. Curtis 20 – 26
L. Kelly, R. Sparkes, T. Gatehouse, D. Sealey 27 – 25
E. Longworth, R. Fenwick, A. Uccellini 10 -25
A. Guest, J. Griffiths, J. Mingo-West, M. Fletcher 12 – 30
Victoria 159 – 102 Cheltenham (Mixed)
C. Sage, A. Waygood, J. Mingo-West, M. Taylor 19 – 21
M. Milliner, A. Holland, S. Cooper, D. Jones 29 – 9
G. Richards, R. Sparkes, M. Chudley, M. Hillman 22 – 19
D. Fairhurst, E. Williams, A. Barnes, M. Manning 23 – 7
W. Nicholls, J. Griffiths, S. Newman, P. Leadbeater. 18 – 17
S. Sokol, R. Bailey, E. Sage, J. Newman 25 – 12
L. Kelly, S. Thynne, E. Newport, G. Frost 23 – 17