Match Report & Results 4th August 2013

Victoria triumphed in the Somerset County League winning all 4 games played. The “A” team who had waited a long time for a win made it back to back wins beating Chew Stoke and picking up a valuable 10 points with Pete Wyatt, John Newman, Paul Leadbeater and Mike Stocker leading the way. The “B” team travelled to Wrington and returned home with the maximum 12 points leaving them just a few points short of achieving promotion. Derek Hurst skipped his rink to a fine 15 shot win with Malcolm Campbell, Mike Fletcher and John Howell. Victoria’s excellent form continued at home with the “C” and “D” teams beating the thunderstorms and Chew Stoke “B” and Congresbury “B”  each picking up 10 points. The rink skipped by George Frost excelled with a 21 shot victory despite 2 “wrong bias” woods delivered by Terry Gatehouse. Terry Gilbert led his rink of Rod Sleep,Ray Sparkes and Graham Hodge to a 12 shot win.

In the Weston & District Over 60’s league Victoria Saxons continue to close the gap on the Division leaders beating Winscombe at home winning by 15 shots and banking 14 points. Mike Stocker in a rich vein of form skipped his triple of Pete Lunn and Tony Uccellini to an impressive 18 shot win.

Somerset County League

Victoria “A” 75 (10pts) – 50 (2) Chew Stoke “A” – Away
H. Whyte, R. Fenwick, C. Gazzard, M. Cooper 16 – 19
P. Wyatt, J. Newman, P. Leadbeater, M. Stocker 33 – 16
D. Beard, D. Fairhurst, K. Harvey, W. Harrison 26 – 15

Victoria “B” 71 (12) – 41 (0) Wrington – Away
P. Fisher, N. Sell, K. Curtis, M. Taylor 18 – 16
M. Campbell, M. Fletcher, J. Howell, D. Hurst 28 – 13
P. Lunn, A. Uccellini, M. Manning, B. Stock 25 – 12

Victoria “C” 73 (10) – 45 (2) Chew Stoke “B”
M. Willetts, G. Rain, D. Sealey, S. Evans 25 – 15
L. Stocker, G. Richards, T. Gatehouse, G. Frost 33 – 12
R. Hollier, M. Milliner, A. Barnes, D. Jones 15 – 18

Victoria “D” 68 (10) – 48 (2) Congresbury “B”
S. Angove, A. Waygood, W. Nicholls, J. Mingo-West 22 – 25
L. Kelly, E. Longworth, P. Newport, D. Avery 23 – 12
T. Gilbert, R. Sleep, R. Sparkes, G. Hodge 23 – 11

Weston & District Over 60s Triples League

Victoria Saxons 106 (14) – 91 (6) Winscombe
R. Fenwick, A. Bray, M. Taylor 13 – 17
M. Fletcher, K. Curtis, B. Stock 16 – 12
R. Rockett, G. Rain, D. Sealey 14 – 17
P. Lunn, A. Uccellini, M. Stocker 27 – 9
T. Gatehouse, J. Newman, K. Holland 24 – 10
M. Campbell, M. Manning, M. Cooper 12 – 26


Due to fixture congestion, the  game against St Andrews  became a combined event, five rinks counting towards the North Somerset Cup and all six rinks counting towards the Ron Taylor Cup. It ended as a big defeat with Victoria winning on just 1 rink skipped by Will Harrison and supported by Hugh Gibbs, Ken Curtis and Ken Harvey.

In the only friendly of the week Victoria travelled to Banwell and were comprehensively beaten on all 4 rinks played although at one stage the rink skipped by Club Captain Mike Manning looked to be a winner until it all fell apart in the last 6 ends.

Ron Taylor Cup & NSKO Cup

Victoria 83 – 109 St. Andrews ( North Somerset Cup)
H. Gibbs, K. Curtis, K. Harvey, W. Harrison 30 – 11
H. Whyte, M. Manning, J. Howell, D. Hurst 7 – 33
P. Wyatt, S. Evans, A. Bray, M. Stocker 15 – 17
N. Stocker, J. Newman, B. Stock, M. Cooper 13 – 28
D. Fairhurst, N. Sell, P. Leadbeater, C. Gazzard 18 – 20
G. Richards, R. Fenwick, D. Sealey, M. Taylor 17 – 22

The sixth rink skipped by Mike Taylor could not help Victoria’s score as they also lost.


Victoria 47 – 100 Banwell – Away
G. Richards, D. Roberts, G. Rain, D. Hurst 7 – 31
P. Wyatt, G. Hodge, N. Sell, M. Manning 14 – 18
M. Milliner, R. Rockett, K. Curtis, S. Evans 12 – 27
D. Beard, M. Willetts, E. Sage, G. Frost 14 – 24