Victoria Bowling Club – Press Report and Results
The bi-annual visit of Barnwood from Gloucester turned out to be a very good day for the visitors. Victoria’s only success was the win by the rink of Mike Willetts, Terry Gatehouse, Mike Fletcher and Mike Taylor by 1 shot. However this is always a competitive fixture and everyone had an enjoyable time despite the result. Next year we go to Barnwood ………!
Victoria 85 – 128 Barnwood – Friendly
L. Stocker, M. Milliner, D. Williams, M. Cooper 22-23;
W. Nicholls, K. Holland, M. Campbell, M. Stocker 10-21;
S. Buckler, G. Richards, G. Rain, D. Hurst 09-28;
J. Griffiths, C. Chudley, J. Newman, M. Manning 16-21;
P. Wyatt, G. Hodge, N. Sell, W. Harrison 11-19;
M. Willetts, T. Gatehouse, M. Fletcher, M. Taylor 17-16.
The Victoria “A” National Double Rink visited Portishead RBL on Saturday morning and were outclassed in a very one side game.
National Double rink.
Victoria “A” 13 – 50 Portishead RBL
P. Wyatt, J. Newman, A. Bray, M. Stocker 06 – 29
N. Stocker, P. Leadbeater, C. Gazzard, M. Cooper 07 – 21
The next day Victoria hosted Yatton in the National Top Club competition and won on all 5 rinks. The next round will be against Clevedon or Isle of Wedmore.
National Top Club
Victoria 5 – 0 Yatton
2 Wood singles: C. Gazzard 16 – 13
4 Wood singles: A. Bray 21 – 16
Pairs: J. Newman, M. Cooper 26 – 13
Triples: N. Stocker, P. Leadbeater, M. Stocker 18 – 12
Fours: D. Beard, D. Fairhurst, K. Harvey, W. Harrison 20 – 10
The Over 60’s Triples teams were both in action with the Saxons at home to St Andrews Spartans and winning on 5 of the 6 rinks, the third consecutive game where the Saxons picked up 18 points whilst the Vikings visited Mark Moor and came away with a win thanks to wins on three rinks and narrow losses on the other three rinks.
Weston & District Over 60s Triples League
Saxons 124 (18) – 95 (2) St. Andrews Spartans
M. Milliner, D. Sealey, B. Stock 27-14;
H. Whyte, A. Bray, M. Taylor 22-14;
D. Williams, G. Stocker, M. Stocker 18-20;
R. Rockett, A. Barnes, K. Harvey 20-16;
R. Fenwick, J. Newman, M. Manning 18-17;
T. Gatehouse, M. Campbell, K. Holland 19-14.
Vikings 102 (14) – 85 (6) Mark Moor – Away
T. Gilbert, P. Newport, J. Smart 25-18;
R. Hollier, C. Chudley, D. Jones 17-13;
A. Webb, M. Willetts, A. Shattock 12-15;
W. Nicholls, J. Griffiths, G. Richards 20-08;
R. Jacobs, J. Turton, G. Frost 12-14;
J. Codrington, J. Mingo-West, G. Hodge 16-17.
On Saturday only two of the four league teams were in action with the B team narrowly losing at home to Portishead RBL B by 3 shots. Meanwhile the D team visited Burnham B and lost on all three rinks by very narrow margins.
Victoria “B” 53 (4) – 56 (8) Portishead RBL “B”.
D. Beard, L. Stocker, M. Campbell, B. Stock 16-15;
R. Fenwick, H. Gibbs, J. Howell, D. Hurst 19-24;
H. Whyte, P. Fisher, M. Manning, M. Taylor 18-17.
Victoria “D” 57 (0) – 64 (12) Burnham “B” – Away
A. Webb, W. Nicholls, J. Mingo-West, J. Smart 18-21;
J. Turton, S. Buckler, J. Griffiths, G. Richards 20-22;
R. Hollier, G. Frost, M. Milliner, P. Newport 19-21.
Victoria Ladies – Press Report and Results
In the Weston & District Triples League the ladies won two and lost one during the week. They started with a win against the Isle of Wedmore at home by the narrowest of margins. In an evening match at Congresbury another close game resulted in a four shot loss although the game was stopped at 15 ends due to the weather. I know that the ladies were pacing themselves for an 18 end match! The ladies finished the week with a big win against Wessex at Clarence.
WESTON & DISTRICT TRIPLES LEAGUE –
Victoria 42 (7) – 41 (3) Wedmore – Home
D. Owen, S. Newman, A. Holland 16-16;
C. Sage, R. Bailey, M. Chudley 11-12;
C. Stevens, R. Cleeves, S. Cooper 15-13.
Victoria 39 (2) – 43 (8) Congresbury – Away
C. Stevens, S. Newman, S. Cooper 16-11;
T. Ellis, C. Willetts, M. Hillman 12-19;
C. Sage, E. Newport, A. Holland 11-13.
Victoria 66 (8) – 32 (2) Wessex – Away
R. Cleeves, E. Newport, S. Cooper 33-08;
C. Sage, S. Newman, M. Chudley 18-08;
D. Owen, R. Bailey, A. Holland 15-16