1.Castaways 379 Queens Head 382; 2.Elmore Club 305 Ashbrittle 333; 3.The Ponies 448 Settler Boys 402; 4.Bradninch RBL 383 Crossways 466; 5.Globetrotters 404 Calverleigh 373; 6.Roy’s Rebels 329 Bradninch C Club 332; 7.Brass Monkeys 380 Bellies 366;
High Scores – 80 – R Clements (The Ponies, four spares); 71 – Andrew Palfrey (Crossways, three spares); 67 – Mark Deane (Crosswys); Andy Crocker (Settler Boys) both three spares; 66 – Steve Whiteway (Crossways, three spares);
Reports 1.It was a close game between Castaways and Queens Head with the latter just taking the win by three pins! The home team were 30+ pins up after three legs, but Queens won the last three legs to win. 2.Elmore Club were overtaken by Ashbrittle after the second leg, the third was shared and with the away team taking two of the last three legs it was game won. 3.It was a good night for The Ponies as they took on Settler Boys and won the game comfortably. This was helped in no small way by posting a 88 second leg pulling 30 pins ! 4.It was not a good night for Bradninch RBL as they went down heavily to Crossways their stable mates!!! The latter won five of the legs including a four spare 94! 5.Globetrotters made home alley count as they won five legs in their game with Calverleigh. 6.Roy’s Rebels took on league champions Bradninch C Club and did not disgrace themselves as they only lost by three pins! The first leg was shared then the home team won the next two but the away team pulled 19 pins on the fourth which took them to the line. 7.As Brass Monkeys won their game with Bellies this cements runners-up place in the league. They had a good start to the game winning the first two legs and then only won more more but had enough in hand to take the win by 14.
High Scores:- 74 T White (3 spares, Barley Knockons), 68 T French (3 spares, Oggies), 67 L Jefferys (3 spares, Catherine wheel).
1.Huntsham A forgot to turn up until the 3rd rub as Tiverton Chiefs quickly went 28 pins up, the home side got to within 8 before the Chiefs pulled 5 in the 6th for a 13 pin win, to little to late as the chiefs drop back to div c. 2.Bullocks took an early 5 pin lead against Barley Mow but with the away side pulling on the remaining 5 rubs they cruised to a 30 pin win. 3.Prince B with big pulls of 21 and 17 against Redwoods they cantered to a 55 pin win but luckily the away side avoid the drop. 4.All Blacks and HCC2 shared the rubs but the away side pulled out a little extra to claim an 8 pin win leaving the away side playing in div c next season. 5.Uplowman struggled early doors against Tim’s Princes who built up enough of a lead to see them through to a 22 pin win. 6.Catherine Wheel and The Hounds kept things pretty close but a 14 pin pull in the 5th was enough to see the home side to an 11 pin win. 7.Oggies and Barley Knockons fight out the final game to decide the title, the home side drew first blood going 20 up at the half way stage, the away side drew 16 back leaving it close going into the final rub. Even with anchor man T White smashing a 74 the away side could not hold The Oggies who pulled a final 7 pins to win by 11 and become DIV ACHAMPIONS….. WELL DONE LADS!!!
84 – Steve Manning (Barmy Army), 5 Spares; 71 – Kicker Pike (Barmy Army), 3 Spares; 68 – Phil Slade (Barmy Army), 3 Spares; 67 – Simon Coombs (Rose and Crown), 2 Spares; 66 – Paul Blackman (Ashill Inn), 3 Spares.
Tiverton Riverside Club had a bye.
Table-toppers Barmy Army finished in style with a 109 pin win against Agri-Nuts. The win included two 101 rubs, plus a 5-spare 84 from Steve Manning. Agri-Nuts won the third leg by 5.
The Merriemeade had a bye.
HCC1 365 The Travellers 394.
The Farmers won at home to finish 2 points above visitors Tim’s Booze Cruzers. Cruzers took the first rub by 4, but Farmers hit right back, taking the second by 13. They continued their good form, winning the next two rubs for a 25 lead after four. Cruzers took the fifth by 4, but Farmers were out of sight as they won by 28.
Bickleigh finished with a win away at Ashill Inn. Bickleigh were 12 up at the half-way point and took the fourth and fifth rubs for an unassailable 35 lead going into the last, which Ashill took by 1 to make the difference 34.
Rose and Crown won at home against White Hart Floppers and finish second on pin difference. Rose and Crown jumped into a 19 pin lead after two rubs. An 82 third leg was drawn, before Rose and Crown took the next two rubs by 36 for an unbeatable lead. Floppers took the last by 2 for a gap of 53.
Rose and Crown secure second place on pin difference. There was a 3-way tie for second – The Farmers, Bickleigh, Rose and Crown – and the calculations are shown below …