Wednesday 16th April 2014 – Mixed Friendly – (Home)
Victoria entertained Avon & Somerset Police to a 4 rink mixed friendly Triples with Victoria skips, Paul Leadbeater, Mike Stocker and Mike Taylor leading the way to victory.
Victoria 65 – 48 Avon & Somerset Police
G. Poolman, S. Cooper, P. Leadbeater 17-11;
G. Richards, M. Hillman, M. Stocker 19-14;
C. Stevens, E. Newport, M. Taylor 18-8;
T. Ellis, C. Chudley, R. Rockett 11-15.
Thursday 17th April 2014 – Weston & District Over 60’s Triples League – Div 2 (Away)
Victoria Vikings travelled to Clarence to play Clarence Golds winning just 2 rinks to earn 4 points with the rink of Richard Hollier, Terry Gilbert and skip Derek Jones winning by a healthy 10 shots.
Victoria Vikings 96 (4pts) – 100 (16pts) Clarence Golds
J. Codrington, B. Nicholls, A. Shattock 8-20;
R. Hollier, T. Gilbert, D. Jones 23-13;
R. Jacobs, A. Waygood, G. Frost 17-19;
G. Jones, M. Milliner, J. Griffiths 13-18;
L. Kelly, M. Willetts, G. Hodge 14-19;
B. Johnson, G. Stocker, P. Newport 19-11.
Saturday 19th April 2014 – Men’s Friendly – (Home)
In a 5 rink friendly against Weston (Bath), Victoria were comfortable winners with the top rink of Lee Stocker, Terry Gatehouse, Derek Jones and skip Mike Cooper winning by 19 shots.
Victoria 114 – 89 Weston (Bath)
P. Wyatt, N. Sell, T. Bray, M. Stocker 22-25;
D Beard, P. Fisher, D. Fairhurst, C. Gazzard 25-16;
L Stocker, T Gatehouse, D Jones, M Cooper 30-11;
J Newman, M Fletcher, K Harvey, D Hurst 22-14;
N. Stocker, T. Barnes, G. Stocker, D Sealey 15-23.
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 – Men’s Friendly – (Away)
The eagerly awaited early season coach trip to Penarth was rewarded with a fine win avenging last seasons’ defeat. Mike Stockers rink of Terry Gilbert, Mike Milliner and Dave Fairhurst did most of the damage winning by 24 shots.
Victoria 115 – 107 Penarth
T Gilbert, M Milliner, D Fairhurst, M Stocker 32-8;
A. Shattock, L. Kelly, N. Sell, P. Leadbeater 13-28
L. Stocker, R. Rockett, T. Barnes, M. Taylor 14-21;
M Willetts, D Williams, K Holland, G Frost 22-17;
J Newman, W Nicholls, T Gatehouse, M Manning 17-18;
P Wyatt, C Chudley, K Harvey, M Campbell 17-15.
Thursday 24th April 2014 – Weston & District Over 60’s Triples League – Div 2 (Away)
The Vikings have not had a good start to the season losing their second match at home to Yatton also by 6 shots but did achieve 6 points for 3 winning rinks with Derek Jones showing fine early season form by skipping his rink of Richard Hollier and Graham Richards to an excellent 13 shot win.
Victoria Vikings 86 (6pts) – 92 (14pts) Yatton
J. Codrington, W. Nicholls, A. Shattock 11-20;
R. Hollier, G. Richards, D. Jones 22-9;
L. Kelly, M. Willetts, G. Hodge 10-22;
R. Jacobs, A. Waygood, G. Frost 16-12;
B. Johnson, P. Newport, J. Smart 15-14;
G. Jones, M. Milliner, J. Griffiths 12-15.
Friday 25th April 2014 – Weston & District Over 60’s Triples League – Div 1 (Home)
The Saxons opened their season with a surprising defeat at the hands of neighbours Winscombe by 3 shots. It could have been worse, but a great fight back by Keith Holland’s triple from 3 – 17 down on 10 ends scoring an unchallenged 15 shots in the last 8 ends to win by 18 – 17 gave Victoria welcome additional 2 points to go with the 4 points earned by the winning rinks of Bryan Stock and Ken Harvey.
Victoria Saxons 90 (6pts) – 93 (14pts) Winscombe
D. Williams, G. Stocker, M. Stocker 10-20;
T. Gatehouse, J. Newman, D. Hurst 16-17;
M. Campbell, M. Taylor, K. Holland 18-17;
H. Whyte, T. Bray, M. Cooper 17-18;
M. Fletcher, D. Sealey, B. Stock 14-11;
R. Austin, R. Rockett, K. Harvey 15-10.
Saturday 26th April 2014 – Men’s Friendly – (Away)
Victoria completed a fourth friendly victory at Burnham on Sea losing just 1 rink and winning the game by 6 shots thanks largely to a 9 shot victory by Darren Beard, Terry Gatehouse, Graham Rain and skip Dave Sealey.
Victoria 117 – 111 Burnham on Sea
P. Wyatt, J. Newman, T. Bray, M. Stocker 18-16;
D. Beard, T. Gatehouse, G. Rain, D. Sealey 26-17;
R. Fenwick, H. Gibbs, J. Howell, D. Hurst 21-21;
W. Nicholls, P. Fisher, T. Barnes, G. Frost 15-23;
M. Fletcher, G. Richards, M. Campbell, K. Holland 18-17;
M. Willetts, N. Sell, K. Harvey, D. Jones 19-17.