Clevedon start the new season with mixed friendly match

PUBLISHED: 12:27 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:27 24 April 2018

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5304. Picture: Terry Ife

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5304. Picture: Terry Ife


The new bowls season got underway with Clevedon playing a mixed friendly match against West Backwell.

The season got underway last week at Clevedon with a friendly mixed match against local club West Backwell.

Clevedon 85, West Backwell 74: J Hill, D Watts, M Foster, C Jarrett 16-10; M Sutton, G Townsend, P Battram, W Smith 19-9; R Conybeare, T Townsend, M Kew, M Payne 21-18; A Chambers, J Henderson, A Morgan, D Brightman 14-21; K Hill, D Iles, J Drewitt, J Brommage 15-16.

Portishead 90, Portishead RBL 106 (Weston Over-60s League): L Tassell, G Davies, B Sexton 19-16; M H-Matthews, D Taylor, K Smith 6-23; PJ Williams, R Hill, M Lockett 17-21; G Pears, J Herring, B Staniforth 23-13; G Norris, E Daisley, T Hounslow 7-25; M Berryman, A Reader, J Franklin 18-8.

Congresbury 57, Banwell 79 (friendly): A Lewis, I Beveridge, R Jones, L Beck 15-21; D Folds, C Nunn, D Norman, M Huggett 22-17; M Craig, P Dawes, J Freemantle, R Kirkham 10-22; B Baker, D Gosling, R Anniuk, D Byett 10-19.

Congresbury 90, Bristol Arrow 59 (friendly): G Andrews, D Manning, M Wear, L Beck 33-8; R Stewart, C Nunn, R Jones, R Becker 26-16; K Cole, A Lewis, F Horton, T Yearsley 14-16; B Baker, D Gosling, P Reay, D Byett 17-19.

Congresbury 109 Ashcombe 75 (friendly): M Kimmings, R Anniuk, R Kirkham, M Wear 19-18; A Collins, D Norman, D Manning, C Shipway 24-13; J Freemantle, P Hayward, A Fisher, R Becker 21-19; R Baker, D Gosling, M Huggett, T Lewis 25-15; R Stewart, R King, F Horton, T Yearsley 20-10.

Congresbury Ladies 57, Ashcombe 40 (friendly): J Blagden, J Lewis, P Baker, A King 22-9; J Byett, C Lewis, R Horton, C Andrews 24-8; C Wilcock, A Harris, H Tranmer, A Jones 11-23.

Congresbury Ladies 53 St Andrews 43 (friendly): H Tranmer, L Storey, C Lewis, D Harrison 21-8; C Wilcock, G Lee, R Horton, P Baker 19-19; J Byett, J Craig, V Harding, B Huggett 13-16.

Rain caused West Backwell Bowling Club’s opening bowls drive to be abandoned.

However, several members rolled up later in the week in glorious sunshine.

New members are always welcome. Come along on a Friday evening for club night at 6pm to ‘have a go’ – dress code casual, but please wear flat-soled shoes. The bar will be open.

West Backwell 74, Clevedon Top 85 (mixed friendly): S Stagg, C Lawrence, M Vivian, J Pope 21-14; D Gage, E Pope, G Dodd, P Sims 16-15; J Jones, L Bloom, G Brindle, B Gammon 18-21; B Baker, D Ratcliffe, J Sims, J Ratcliffe 10-16; C Cree, S Townsend, M Warfield, B Gage 9-19.

Portishead RBL 106, Portishead 90 (Clevedon & District Over 60s): A Britton, A Strong, N Rogers 16-19; D Welsh, B Scruby, J Bridle 23-6; L Slatter, A Spencer, B Daly 21-17; A Longdon, R Withey, I Gough 13-23; B Excell, J Nichols, D Groves 25-7; P Kelly, P Davies, F Allen 8-18.

A very enjoyable afternoon of bowls was enjoyed by all those who took part in the Spilling Cup match against Portishead, with the home side winning 227-140.

Next Saturday and Sunday, Portishead RBL is having open days. If anyone wishing to take up bowls or an existing player who has recently moved to the area, please come along between 10.30am and 4pm.

Clevedon Promenade Bowling Club is holding an open day on May 6 from 10am-4pm.

Free equipment and coaching is available and complimentary light refreshments are available.

If you are unable to attend on the day, come along on Saturday mornings (10am-noon) or Tuesday evenings (6.15-8pm). Flat-soled shoes or trainers would be useful to play in.

For further information, please contact Andy on 01275 875754 or Brian on 01275 792597.

Clevedon Promenade 107, Burnham 107 (Weston Over-60s): D Higley, D Knowles, R Cranshaw 11-20; P Pearce, M Davis, P Kinsella 23-18; A Alvis, R Dowsing, R Soper 21-15; A Tinkling, N Pedder, C Crees 15-13; K Ellis, M Sperring, A Young 22-21; J Baker, E Trace, N Care 15-20.

Clevedon Promenade Ladies 36, Chew Stoke 46 (Doreen Ralph League): A Johnstone, S Farnden, S Crombie, A Crees 12-12; L Hardisty, C Pratten, J Hill, S Pine 11-20; E Perham, E Rowley, S Sharp, L Greeves 13-14.

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