Results from the Finals Night held at Cullompton Rugby Club on 8th May 2019.
Results from the Finals Night held at Cullompton Rugby Club on 8th May 2019.
1.Globetrotters 423, Ashbrittle 404;
2.Calverleigh 374, Settler Boys 416;
High Scores – None
1.Ashbrittle won the first three legs to go 20 pins ahead, but Globetrotters fired back winning the last three by 39 to take the game by 19 pins and go into Finals next week to meet their alley mates!!!
2.Settler Boys won five of the legs in their game with Calverleigh and drew the other to take a convincing win as they head for Finals when they will play their alley mates!!!
1.Ashbrittle 353 Bickleigh 300;
2.HCC2 361, Globetrotters 363;
3.Uplowman 387 Settler Boys 398;
4.All Blacks 290 Calverleigh 308;
High Scores – 71 – Andy Crocker (Settler Boys, three spares);
1.Ashbrittle won all their legs in the game with Bickleigh to take a big win and move into the semi-finals. All their players posted scores with no more than five pins separating any player!
2.It was a really close end to the game that took place between HCC2 and Globetrotters as there was only two pins between them at the line. Globetrotters won the first five legs to take a commanding and as it turned winning lead. HCC2 pulled 22 pins on the last leg but it was too little too late!
3.Uplowman could not make home alley advantage count against Settler Boys as they only won two hands. The Boys were helped by a 4 spare 71 from Andy Crocker.
4.After two legs All Blacks were already 14 pins behind Calverleigh and the away team added four more pins to their advantage and move to the next round.
Therefore the Semi-Finals Round to be played 1st May 2019 are as follows;
1.Ashbrittle v Globetrotters at White Hart, Cullompton.
2.Settler Boys v Calverleigh at Tiverton Liberal Club.
Also the result of the postponed league game from March 20 – Castaways 384, Bradninch C C 386;
Alley 1 – Round 1; 65 – James Taylor (The Farmers); 61 – Dom Tuckett (The Ponies); 58 – Mark Blatchford (Bradninch RBL) and Martyn Bolt (Oggies); 54 – Steward Chapple (The Travellers): 53 – Brain Quait (Settler Boys); 49 – Phil Saunders (Calverleigh); 47 – Phil Slade (Barmy Army); 46 – Roger Beaver (Catherine Wheel); 43 – Graham Woodward (Tim’s Booze Cruzers); 42 – Andrew Branton (Uplowman); 41 – Rick Berner (Bellies) and Frank Robinson (Huntsham A);
Round 2 – John Pearce (The Hounds) 42 – 43 Brain Quait (Settler Boys); Roger Lowman (Elmore Club) 48 – 52 Mike Ware (Bickleigh); Phil Slade (Barmy Army) 40 – 10 Graham Woodward (Tim’s Booze Cruzers); Dom Tuckett (The Ponies) 41 – 43 Stewart Chapple (The Travellers); Andy Bolt (Redwoods) 54 – 55 Phil Saunders (Calverleigh) – 55; Roger Beaver (Catherine Wheel) 37 – 38 Kevin Denslow (Barley Knockons); Martyn Bolt (Oggies) 39 – 41 James Taylor (The Farmers); Mark Blatchford (Bradninch RBL) 45 – 42 Matt Clark (Roy’s Rebels);
Round 3 – Kevin Denslow (Barley Knockons) 46 – 48 Steward Chapple (The Travellers); Mike Ware (Bickleigh) 46 – 48 Phil Slade (Barmy Army); Mark Blatchford (Bradninch RBL) 50 – 51 Phil Saunders (Calverleigh); James Taylor (The Farmers) 44 – 46 Brian Quait (Settler Boys); Quarter-Finals – Phil Saunders (Calverleigh) 49 – 53 Phil Slade (Barmy Army); Brian Quait (Settler Boys) 48 – 43 Stewart Chapple (The Travellers);
Therefore Phil Slade of Barmy Army and Brian Quait of Settler Boys go through to the semi-finals at Finals night May 8th at Cullompton RFC.
Alley 2 – Round 1; 64 – Mark Billing (Barley Mow); 55 – Paul Blackman (Ashill Inn); 53 – Matt Gillard (Bradninch C Club) and Jon Pring (The Agri-Nuts); 48 – Ian Palfrey (White Hart Floppers); 47 – David Buckingham (Queens Head); 45 – David Gollop (Prince B); 44 – Phil Payne (HCC2); 39 – Malcolm Cryer (All Blacks); 38 – Phil Guy (The Merriemeade) and Nigel Newsome (Tiverton Chiefs);
Round 2 – Liam Forward (Tiverton Riverside Club) 41 – 44 Dave Buckingham (Queens Head); Andrew Palfrey (Crossways) 49 – 42 Phil Bell (Castaways); Phil Payne (HCC2) 55 – 39 Alistair Bussell (Brass Monkeys); Paul Blackman (Ashill Inn) 57 – 58 Ian Palfrey (White Hart Floppers); Barry Gratton (Globetrotters) 51 – 49 David Gollop (Prince B); Rob Williams (Ashbrittle) 60 – 58 Dave Webber (Bullocks); Jon Pring (The Agri-nuts) 56 – 59 Mark Billing (Barley Mow); Matt Gillard (Bradninch C Club) 53 – 54 Andrew Hancock (Rose & Crown);
Round 3 – Rob Williams (Ashbrittle) 60 – 53 Ian Palfrey (White Hart Floppers); Andrew Palfrey (Crossways) 61 – 51 Phil Payne (HCC2); Andrew Hancock (Rose & Crown) 78 – 39 Barry Gratton (Globetrotters); Mark Billing (Barley Mow) 66 – 36 Dave Buckingham (Queens Head); Quarter-Finals – Andrew Hancock (Rose & Crown) 46 – 55 Andrew Palfrey (Crossways); Mark Billing (Barley Mow) 47 – 55 Rob Williams (Ashbrittle);
Therefore Andrew Palfrey (Crossways) and Rob Williams (Ashbrittle) go through to the semi-finals at Finals night May 8th at Cullompton RFC.
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);
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.
1.Huntsham A 354 Tiverton Chiefs 362
2.Bullocks 373 Barley Mow 403
3.Prince B 409 Redwoods 354
4.All Blacks 289 HCC2 297
5.Uplowman 354 Tim’s Princes 376
6.Catherine Wheel 411 The Hounds 400
7.Oggies 392 Barley Knockons 381
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 A CHAMPIONS….. 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.
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 …
1.Queens Head 421 Elmore Club 421
2.Ashbrittle 359 The Ponies 341
3.Settler Boys 473 Bradninch RBL 400
4.Crossways 408 Globetrotters 402
5.Calverleigh 387 Roy’s Rebels 409
6.Bradninch C Club 466 Brass Monkeys 435
7.Castaways 363 Bellies 364
Late Result – The Ponies 406, Queens Head 457;
High Scores – 74 – Wayne Bristow (Settler Boys, three spares); 73 – B Gratton (Globetrotters, three spares); 71 – D Buckingham (Queens Head, four spares); Brain Quait (Settler Boys, three spares); 68 – G Reed (Bradninch C Club, three spares); 67 – R Acton (Bradninch C Club, three spares); 66 – L Reed (Bradninch C Club, two spares); Adrian Bussell (Brass Monkeys, four spares); 65 – Matt Clark (Roy’s Rebels, two spares);
1.Queens Head won the first leg to take a 16 pin advantage over Elmore Club who then won the next three. Queens won the last two and at the line there was nothing to separate the teams!
2.It was a good night for Ashbrittle as they won their game with The Ponies by 18 pins. The home team won all the legs except the last, but by that stage the game was theirs.
3.Settler Boys drew the second leg with Bradninch RBL but won the rest to take the game winning by 75. They also posted 91 leg and two of 80+.
4.It was a close game between Crossways and Globetrotters and though the home team won less legs that the away team, they took enough pins on the legs they won to take the game.
5.Calverleigh found Roy’s Rebels in top form as the latter won four of five legs and with the last shared won the game. They were 22 pins up after three legs and that was the winning margin.
6.The result of this week’s game between Bradninch C Club and Brass Monkeys was just what the home team wanted. They won four of the legs to take the points and are this season’s Gerry Cup – League Champions.
7.It was a game of nip and tuck between Castaways and Bellies as first one team won a leg and then the other! Bellies just won by one pin.
1.Tiverton Chiefs 371 Bullocks 402
2.Barley Mow 390 Prince B 376
3.Redwoods 366 All Blacks 370
4.HCC2 379 Uplowman 340
5.Tim’s Princes 381 Catherine Wheel 358
6.The Hounds 410 Oggies 388
7.Huntsham A 375 Barley Knockons 392
High Scores:- 66 D Gratton (3 spares, Hounds).
1.Tiverton Chiefs held a very slender lead hat the half way stage but with the Bullocks taking the last 3 rubs it gave the away team a nice 31 pin win.
2.Barley Mow and Prince B kept things close until the final rub when the home side pulled a nice 17 to take a 14 pin win.
3.Redwoods and the All Blacks shared the rubs but the away side managed to take the points by a slender 4 pins for the win.
4.HCC2 only pulled on half the rubs against Uplowman but they really made them count giving them a tidy 39 pin win.
5.Tim’s Princes pulled on 4 of the 6 rubs against Catherine Wheel to take a comfy win by 23 pins.
6.The Hounds started off slow against the Oggies who went 19 up after 2 but a 41 pin pull over the middle rubs saw the home side take a lead they held until the end winning by 22.
7.Huntsham A only dropped pins on 3 rubs but it was enough for Barley Knockons to take a well needed 17 pin win to put them joint top of the table with a game to go, needing a win or draw for the title.
None 65 or over this week.
There are a huge number of permutations for second place next week. Two of the current second place teams play each other (Farmers and Tim’s Booze Cruzers), but there could still be two or more teams level on points for second. If two teams are tied, the pin difference in the matches between those two teams will decide the places. If more than two teams are tied then the total pins will be added for games in which all those teams played and the highest total will decide places.