Reports – Division A – 13/12/2017

  1. Bellies 413, Castaways 374;
  2. The Hounds 280, Globetrotters 285;
  3. Crossways 407, Ashbrittle 419;
  4. Bradninch C Club 493, Brass Monkeys 437;
  5. Settler Boys 405, Elmore Club 449;
  6. The Ponies 383, Barmy Army 414;
  7. Queens Head 434, Barley Mow 413;

High Scores: 89 – Luke Williams (Ashbrittle, five spares); 75 – Adrian Bussell (Brass Monkeys, five spares); 71 – Ian Chave (Brass Monkeys, three spares); 70 – E Andress (Bradninch C Club, three spares); J Dowrick and M Gillard (Bradninch C Club, three spares); 66 – C Tucker (Barmy Army, three spares on of 21);


  1. A good first leg by Bellies helped them to overtake Castaways by 11 pins after two legs, and this was followed by a pull of 23 and 12 in the fourth and fifth legs. So a valuable two points were won to keep them in joint second place.
  2. The Hounds had a close game with Globetrotters, but unfortunately for them they lost the game by five pins. It was a generally low scoring game.
  3. After two legs Crossways were ahead of Ashbrittle, but the away team posted 70+ over the next four legs to take the win; this included a brilliant five spare 89 from Luke Williams.
  4. The first leg was shared in the game between Bradninch C Club and Brass Monkeys, but a big second leg of 92 and two 80+ other legs saw the home team take a good win. This in spite of a 71 from BM’s Ian Chave and a five spare 75 from Adrian Bussell!!!
  5. After two legs Settler Boys were seven pins down against Elmore Club, and when the away team posted four spare 91 fourth leg followed by an 83 last there was no coming back from that.
  6. The Ponies were overtaken by Barmy Army after the second leg and though they won two more legs were unable to reverse the scores and the game went to the away team.
  7. Queens Head had a good result in their game against Barley Mow as though the teams shared the legs, the home team pulled more pins and stay in top spot in the League.

Reports – Division A – 06/12/2017

  1. Castaways 358, The Hounds 353;
  2. Globetrotters 387, Crossways 427;
  3. Ashbrittle 350, Bradninch C Club 325;
  4. Brass Monkeys 394, Settler Boys 355;
  5. Elmore Club 366, The Ponies 342;
  6. Barmy Army 429, Queens Head 453;
  7. Barley Mow 412 Bellies 396;
    High Scores: 70 – Andrew Palfrey (Crossways, three spares); 65 – S Butt and C Martin (Queens Head, three spares);


  1. The first leg was shared in the game between Castaways and The Hounds and then the home team lost the third leg, but fought back to take a hard won game by just five pins.
  2. Globetrotters were playing against a fired-up Crossways who won five of the legs to take an emphatic win, with Andrew Palfrey in his first game for the team posting a three spare 70.
  3. Ashbrittle and Bradninch C Club shared the legs, but the home team took enough pins in their winning legs to take the win.
  4. Brass Monkeys had a good home win against Settler Boys winning five of the legs, only losing the last by which time the game was won.
  5. A good start by Elmore Club as they won the first four legs gave them an unassailable advantage over The Ponies, who won a rear-guard last two legs.
  6. Barmy Army had no answer to Queens Head, who have now won six games in a row to stay top of the table. The Army won the first and fourth leg, but Queens were never under pressure.
  7. A good win for Barley Mow as they only lost one leg to Bellies, who still maintain joint second place in the division, but the Mowers have now won two of their last three games.

Reports – Division A – 26/11/2017

  1. Crossways 399, Castaways 379;
  2. Bradninch C Club 463, Globetrotters 467;
  3. Settler Boys 471, Ashbrittle 419;
  4. The Ponies 395, Brass Monkeys 376;
  5. Queens Head 458, Elmore Club 440;
  6. Barmy Army 473, Barley Mow 434;
  7. The Hounds 306, Bellies 320;

High Scores: 92 – Brian Quait (Settler Boys, six spares!!); 69 – N Gubb (Castaways, two spares); 74 – S Manning (Barmy Army, four spares); 72 – P Slade (Barmy Army, three spares); 66 – Mark Billing (Barley Mow( three spares); G Prescott and C Welsh (Globetrotters, three and two spares); 65 – L Reed (Bradninch C Club, three spares); Wayne Cottrell (Settler Boys, one spare of 26);


  1. Crossways won their first four legs in their game with Castaways to take an unbeatable lead. Though the away team won the last two, they couldn’t match the home team.
  2. An exciting game was fought out between Bradninch C Club and Globetrotters, with the latter just taking the points by a mere four pins! Trotters stay in joint second place but The Cricketers drop to joint third.
  3. Game of the week must be Settler Boys v Ashbrittle, with Brian Quait posting that unique six spare 92 for the Boys, and his captain Wayne Cottrell throwing a 26 spare. Ashbrittle had no answer to that as they could only win the last leg.
  4. After two legs The Ponies had been overtaken by Brass Monkeys but then pulled enough on the next three legs to get and keep themselves ahead and take the game.
  5. Queens Head posted an alley record as they beat Elmore Club. Queens lost the first leg but won the rest to take the points that keep them top of the league.
  6. Barmy Army won their first two legs to overtake Barley Mow by 28 pins and then added to that over the last two to take a comfortable win.
  7. A winning first two legs by The Hounds put them 26 pins ahead of Bellies, but the latter then retaliated to take rest of the legs and the points to stay in joint second place in the Division.

Reports – Division A – 22/11/2017

  1. Castaways 356, Bradninch C Club 341;
  2. Globetrotters 379, Settler Boys 384;
  3. Ashbrittle 353, The Ponies 322;
  4. Brass Monkeys 361, Queens Head 363;
  5. Elmore Club 365, Barmy Army 354;
  6. Bellies 414, Crossways 357;
  7. Barley Mow 432, The Hounds 396;

High Scores: 70 – D Gratton (The Hounds, three spares); 66 – Mark Billing (Barley Mow, three spares); 65 – Steve Trevelyan (Bellies, two spares);


  1. Though Castaways had a slow start against Bradninch C Club they pulled 20 pins on the third leg to get in front and with winning the last two legs took the win.
  2. A close derby game took place between Globetrotters and Settler Boys with both teams winning three legs, but the Boys pulled away over the last two and won the points.
  3. After two legs Ashbrittle had only overtaken The Ponies by three pins, they won the rest of the legs to take 31 pin win.
  4. A very tight game was fought out with Brass Monkeys and Queens Head, with the latter winning the game on the fifth leg to take the points by two pins, and puts them top of the Division.
  5. After two legs Elmore Club were still behind Barmy Army but pulled 14 pins on the third to take the lead and still had their noses ahead on the line.
  6. Bellies won five of the legs in their game with Crossways to take an emphatic win. The other leg was shared. The home team had gone 17 pins up after two legs and won the last three.
  7. Barley Mow took a comfortable win over The Hounds as they won four of the legs. The home team 21 pins ahead after two and though they lost the next two won the last to take the points.

Reports – Division A – 15/11/2017

  1. Settler Boys 406, Castaways 399;
  2. The Ponies 433, Globetrotters 450;
  3. Queens Head 449, Ashbrittle 397;
  4. Barmy Army 425, Brass Monkeys 428;
  5. Elmore Club 333, Barley Mow 322;
  6. Bradninch C Club 493, Bellies 479;
  7. Crossways 393, The Hounds 387;
    Postponed game – Queens Head 423, The Hounds 414;
    High Scores: 73 – R Welsh (Queens Head, four spares); 71 – Gary Cross (Bellies, three spares); 70 – L Reed (Bradninch CC); K French and G Prescott (Globetrotters) all three spares; 68 – Richard Pike (Bellies, three spares); 67 – P Martin (Queens Head, two spares); 66 – Steve Wildey (Bellies, two spares); E Andress (Bradninch CC, four spares); M Gillard (Bradninch CC, two spares); 65 – R Acton (Bradninch CC, two spares); S Hodge (The Hounds, three spares); S Jones (Brass Monkeys, two spares); Dan Coffin (Settler Boys, two spares); D Groves (The Ponies, two spares);


  1. Settler Boys had won the first three legs by enough pins to take the points in their game with Castaways. The fourth leg was shared and the away team won the last two, but couldn’t make it to the line.
  2. It was a needle match between The Ponies and Globetrotters as whoever won the game would stay in joint top spot. A big pull of 31 pins on the first leg by the away team put them in a winning position and they retained that to the end.
  3. A good start by Queens Head in their game with Ashbrittle saw them take a 20 pin lead; the second was shared then the away team won two of the next three to nibble into the lead. Then came the leg of the night as Queens posted a four spare 100, to take a big win.
  4. The first leg was shared with Barmy Army and Brass Monkeys, and though the Army won three of the five left, the Monkeys took three more pins and the game!
  5. After three legs Elmore Club were 14 pins down against Barley Mow, but a fight back saw them win the last three legs and take the points.
  6. At the halfway stage in the game between Bradninch C Club and Bellies the home team were just two pins ahead, but a huge fourth leg of a seven spare 116 saw them pull 39 and though the away team won the last two, the points stayed at the club.
  7. It was a close game between Crossways and The Hounds with the result in doubt until the last leg. The home team were looking defeat in the face going into the last leg when they pulled 20 pins and won the game by six.