Reports – Division A – 14/03/2018

  1. Bradninch C Club 450, Castaways 453;
  2. Settler Boys 425, Globetrotters 438;
  3. The Ponies 385, Ashbrittle 421;
  4. Queens Head 441, Brass Monkeys 428;
  5. Barmy Army 501, Elmore Club 393;
  6. Crossways 401, Bellies 399;
  7. The Hounds 367, Barley Mow 327;

High Scores: 78 – Wayne Cottrell (Settler Boys, four spares one of 25}; 76 – R Welsh (Queens Head, four spares); 71 – L Rendall (Barmy Army) and Angelo Binacionni (Castaways) both three spares; 70 – A Hill (Barmy Army, two spares); 69 – F Froom (Barmy Army, three spares); 68 – R Lowman (Elmore Club, three spares); 66 – P Slade (Barmy Army, two spares); 65 – M Shires (Castaways, two spares);


  1. Bradninch C Club were involved in a close game with Castaways with the result in doubt until the last leg. The away team won the game on the second leg pulling 11 pins and stayed in front to the line in-spite of the Cricketers wining all five other legs!
  2. The derby game between Settler Boys and Globetrotters saw the Boys take the first leg by 24 pins with the Totters overtaking them after the third and though they lost the fourth won the rest to take the points and stay in joint top spot.
  3. The Ponies did not have a good day at the office as went down at home to Ashbrittle. They won the last leg but the game was already lost as by then the away team had taken too many pins to lose the game.
  4. Queens Head won their game against Brass Monkeys with R Welsh their anchor man taking the honours with a three spare 76 posting 12 pins more than any other player in the game.
  5. Barmy Army went on the rampage this week against Elmore Club showing them no mercy as they won all the legs and at the end of the war had won by 108 pins (yes 108!). At the halfway stage the home team already had a 50+ pin advantage.
  6. Crossways remain in touch with the leaders as they are just two points off the top spot as they just won their game against Bellies. The legs were shared but the home team managed to be ahead at the line by just two pins.
  7. Bottom of the table clash was won by the home team The Hounds as they took a comfy two points beating Barley Mow. The Hounds won the first five of the legs as the Mowers won a consolation last leg.

Reports – Division B – 14/03/2018

  1. Huntsham A 393 Uplowman 366
  2. Calverleigh 399 Prince B 391
  3. redwoods 376 Catherine Wheel 348
  4. Rose and Crown no card Bradninch RBL
  5. HCC1 366 Bullocks 379
  6. All Blacks 369 Bickleigh 367
  7. Roy’s Rebels 316 Oggies 337

High Scores:- 74 M Carey (3 spares, Price B).


  1. Huntsham A went 5 down against Uplowman but with a big pull in the 4th they managed to take a nice 27 pin win.
  2. Calverleigh keep up the pace with a slender 8 pin win over Prince B who were only 1 down with 2 rubs to go.
  3. Redwoods led from pillar to post against Catherine Wheel who only managed to pull a single pin in 1 rub leaving the home side with a 28 pin win.
  4. Rose and Crown No Card  Bradninch RBL
  5. HCC1 stay in the drop zone as the Bullocks come from behind to take a 13 pin win with the rubs being shared.
  6. All Blacks give a glimmer of Bickleigh being caught with a very slim 2 pin win after coming from behind only being in front after the final rub.
  7. Roy’s Rebels managed a pull in only 1 rub as the Oggies take a decent 21 pin win with the only spare of the game coming from the losing team.

Reports – Division C – 14/03/2018

  1. The Agri-Nuts 374 Tim’s Booze Cruzers 371
  2. Tim’s Princes 353 The Jockeys 355
  3. Barley Knockons 392 Tiverton Riverside Club 302
  4. The Travellers 401 The Farmers 358
  5. Ashill Inn had a bye
  6. The Merriemeade 369 HCC2 381
  7. Padbrook Park 366 Tiverton Chiefs 360

High Scores:

68 – Terry White (Barley Knockons), 3 Spares;


  1. Tim’s Booze Cruzers just missed out on an epic comeback as they lost away at Agri-Nuts.  Cruzers were on first and found themselves 25 behind after the first two legs.  That was turned into a 2 pin lead after four and an 8 advantage on the fifth saw them 10 in front with one to play.  Agri-Nuts held steady with a 65 rub, leaving Cruzers needing 56 for a win.  It wasn’t to be though and Agri-Nuts took the game by 3.
  2. The Jockeys shook off having to play a man down as they beat Tim’s Princes by a couple of pins.  Jockeys were leading by 7 after two legs and then 8 after four.  With a further 10 gained on the fifth they were almost home and dry, but a poor last leg almost cost them the match as they held on to win by 2.
  3. Barley Knockons are now just a point behind leaders Tiverton Chiefs after their big 90 pin win at home to Tiverton Riverside Club.  Knockons took all six rubs in a game Riverside Club will want to forget.
  4. The Travellers lost just one leg as they beat The Farmers by 43, extending their unbeaten run to 5 games.  Travellers were 8 up after two legs and had the game sewn up as they stretched that to 37 after four,  finishing by adding another 6 on the last two rubs.  The win keeps Travellers in touch with the leaders, just 2 points behind in third place.
  5. Ashill Inn had a bye
  6. HCC2 were winners away at The Merriemeade by 12.  It was a game of two halves as Merriemeade lost the first 3 legs to go 32 down.  That spurred a revival as the home side took the remaining legs, but not by enough to claw back HCC2’s lead.
  7. Padbrook Park were very pleased with themselves after beating leaders Tiverton Chiefs at home.  Padbrook edged into a 5 pin lead after two legs and extended that to 11 after four.  Chiefs took the fifth by a single pin, but weren’t able to make up the difference on the last, giving Padbrook the win by 6.

Reports – Division A – 07/03/2018

  1. Castaways 353, Settler Boys 324;
  2. Globetrotters 404, The Ponies 414;
  3. Ashbrittle v Queens Head – game postponed;
  4. Brass Monkeys 389, Barmy Army 382;
  5. Barley Mow 396, Elmore Club 398;
  6. Bellies 372, Bradninch C Club 383;
  7. The Hounds 316, Crossways 349;
    Late Results; Barmy Army 432, Ashbrittle 399; The Ponies 403, Castaways 426;
    High Scores: 73 – Bruce Billing (Barley Mow, three spares); 69 – M Gillard (Bradninch C Club, three spares); 67 – Roger Lowman (Elmore Club, three spares);


  1. It was a good game for Castaways as they beat Settler Boys. They won all the legs to take a comfortable win.
  2. Globetrotters were 21 pins adrift after two legs in their game with The Ponies and though they pulled some back they were still 10 pins behind at the line.
  3. Ashbrittle v Queens Head game postponed.
  4. Brass Monkeys secured a welcome win as they beat Barmy Army; the game did not start very well for the home team as they were 16 down after two legs, but then got their act together to get ahead at the last.
  5. Barley Mow nearly pulled off a shock win only failing by two pins to beat Elmore Club; it was nip and tuck all the way to the line.
  6. The first leg was shared in the game between Bellies and Bradninch C Club and the home team won the next two, but then the away boys won two of the last three to take an 11 pin win.
  7. The Hounds found Crossways in fine form as the latter won all the legs to take a good win.

Reports – Division B – 07/03/2018

  1. Uplowman 360 Calverleigh 379
  2. Prince B 399 Redwoods 359
  3. Catherine Wheel 395 Rose and Crown 376
  4. Bradninch RBL 411 HCC1 398
  5. Oggies 398 Bullocks 361
  6. Bickleigh 436 Huntsham A 427
  7. Roy’s Rebels 344 All Blacks 328

High Scores:-69 M Ware (3 spares, Bickleigh), 65 D Drew (2 spares, H C C 1),


  1. Uplowman fell behind early doors against Calverleigh going 25 down, the home side then held their own but the damage was done and the away side held for a 19 pin win.
  2. Prince B took a convincing win against Redwoods winning 4 of the rubs coming out 40 pins to the good.
  3. Catherine Wheel  stumbled out the traps going 19 down in the first visit to the alley against Rose and Crown but with a 24 pin pull in the third they soon took control and ran out 19 pin winners.
  4. Bradninch RBL pulled on each visit to the alley against HCC1 giving them a 13 pin win leaving the away side dangerously near the drop zone.
  5. Oggies only dropped in 1 rub against the Bullocks which gave them a nice 37 pin win.
  6. Bickleigh remain at the top with a close win against Huntsham A who managed to take half the rubs but went down by 9.
  7. Roy’s Rebels and All Blacks snapped on the first rub but the home team soon started to pull away pulling pins on all the remaining rubs to win by 16 pins.

Reports – Division C – 07/03/2018

  1. Tim’s Booze Cruzers 439 Tim’s Princes 467
  2. The Jockeys 356 Barley Knockons 435
  3. Tiverton Riverside Club 372 The Travellers 409
  4. The Farmers 429 Ashill Inn 401
  5. Tiverton Chiefs had a bye
  6. HCC2 388 The Agri-Nuts 336
  7. Padbrook Park 340 The Merriemeade 368

High Scores:

73 – Dan Clark (Tim’s Princes), 3 Spares; 68 – Marc Gubb (Tim’s Booze Cruzers), 3 Spares;  68 – Andy Hill (Barley Knockons), 3 Spares.


  1. Tim’s Princes maintain their excellent form, with victory away at Tim’s Booze Cruzers.  The win means Princes have lost only one of their last 13 games.  Cruzers took the first leg by a single pin, but after that it was all Princes, who took all the remaining legs for a win by 28.
  2. The Jockeys just weren’t at the races as away side Barley Knockons won by 79 pins.  Jockeys took just one leg during the evening, as Knockons steadily built a commanding lead.  Legs of 88 and 85 at the end saw Knockons finish in style.
  3. The Travellers stay in touch with the leaders following a 37 pin away win at Tiverton Riverside Club.  Travellers went 8 up after the first two rubs and stretched that to 21 after four.  They finished with their two best legs of the night to take a comfortable win.
  4. The Farmers started brightly as they took on Ashill Inn at home.  Farmers had an 85 and then an 88 leg to go 47 up after two.  Ashill managed to pull 19 back over the next two and with another 15 advantage on the fifth, a remarkable comeback was a possibility.  Farmers had the last word though as they won the final rub by 15 for a 28 pin win.
  5. Tiverton Chiefs had a bye
  6. HCC2 were ruthless in their home game against Agri-Nuts, winning by 52 pins.  Agri-Nuts managed just one drawn leg, with all the rest going to HCC2.
  7. The Merriemeade leapfrog opponents Padbrook Park in the table with a 28 pin away win.  Padbrook found themselves 29 down at the halfway point, but went on to take the fourth and fifth legs to reduce the deficit to 24.  Merriemeade held firm though and took the last to confirm the win.




Reports – Division A – 28/02/2018

  1. The Ponies v Castaways – No Result Received;
  2. Queens Head 421, Globetrotters 462;
  3. Barmy Army v Ashbrittle – No Result Received;
  4. Elmore Club 348, Brass Monkeys 367;
  5. Settler Boys 454, Bellies 411;
  6. Bradninch C Club 512, The Hounds 474;
  7. Crossways 397, Barley Mow 385;
    High Scores: 73 – L Reed (Bradninch C Club, three spares); 71 – I Edgecumbe (The Hounds, three spares); 68 – G Reed (Bradninch C Club, two spares); 67 – J Dowrick (Bradninch C Club) and K French (Globetrotters) both three spares; Brian Quait (Settler Boys, two spares); 66 – C Stoneman (Globetrotters, three spares); 65 – J Pike (Brass Monkeys, three spares); Andy Kemp (Settler Boys, two spares);


  1. Ponies v Castaways – No Result Received;
  2. The top of the table battle took place between Queens Head and Globetrotters with the latter taking the honours as the teams now share top spot. The away team were 26 pins after four legs and that was game won.
  3. Barmy Army v Ashbrittle – No Result Received
  4. Elmore Club suffered a defeat against Brass Monkeys as they lost three legs and it was game over by the end of the fifth as the last leg was shared.
  5. Settler Boys had a comfortable home win against Bellies. The first leg was shared but then the home team only lost one of the other five and took the points.
  6. It was a good day at the office for Bradninch C Club as they beat The Hounds,  though both teams won three legs, the home team won theirs by more and included a 32 pin-pull on the 101 fourth!
  7. By winning one more leg than their opponents Crossways beat Barley Mow. The home team were trailing after three legs, but won the next two and took the game.

Reports – Division B – 28/02/2018

  1. Redwoods 364 Uplowman 403
  2. Rose and Crown 464 Prince B 386
  3. HCC1 357 Catherine Wheel 380
  4. Bullocks 408 Bradninch RBL 402
  5. Calverleigh 432 Bickleigh 390
  6. Huntsham A  POSP  Roy’s Rebels
  7. All Blacks  No Card  Oggies

High Scores:-71 P Mills (3 spares, Prince B), 70 F Saunders (3 spares, Calverleigh), 69 S Coombs (3 spares, Rose & Crown), 66 J Pulford (4 spares, Rose & Crown), 65 S Holmes (2 spares, Rose & Crown).


  1. Redwoods started off 1 pin to the good after the first visit to the alley but Uplowman responded well pulling on the remaining rubs for a 37 pin win.
  2. Rose and Crown took no prisoners against Prince B pulling on every rub and running out 78 pin winners.
  3. HCC1 forgot to turn up in the first rub dropping 23 pins against Catherine Wheel and as the rest of the match was even the away side held the 23 pins until the end.
  4. Bullocks and Bradninch RBL kept things close with the rubs being shared but with the 14 pin pull in the first it saw the home side good for a 6 pin win.
  5. Calverleigh close the gap slightly on Bickleigh with a nice 42 pin win dropping pins in only the first rub.
  6. Huntsham A  POSP  Roy’s Rebels
  7. All Blacks  No Card  Oggies

Reports – Division C – 28/02/2018

1. Barley Knockons 342, Tim’s Booze Cruzers 331;
2. The Travellers 420, The Jockeys 405;
3. Ashill Inn 375, Tiverton Riverside Club 377;
4. The Farmers had a bye;
5. Tim’s Princes 361, HCC2 333;
6. The Agri-Nuts 339, Padbrook Park 357;
7. The Merriemeade 383, Tiverton Chiefs 411;
High Scores; 65 – Tom Curtis (The Travellers, two spares);


  1. Barley Knockons good home form continues as they chalk up a win against Tim’s Booze Cruzers. The away side were 6 up after two rubs, but a 9 pin advantage on the third, followed by another 25 on the fourth saw Knockons take a 28 pin lead. Knockons then took the fifth by 2, before Cruzers reduced the deficit to 11 by taking the last.
  2. The Travellers made it 3 wins in a row with a 15 pin victory at home to The Jockeys. Travellers took the first leg by 6, but a 15 pin gain for Jockeys on the second put them on the back foot. Travellers clawed back 7 over the middle two rubs to be 6 down after four. A 14 gain on the fifth and another 10 on the last saw Travellers home.
  3. Tiverton Riverside Club finished their game against Ashill Inn in style to win the game by 2 pins. Ashill were on first and strolled into a 12 pin lead after two legs, stretching that to 17 after four. TRC pulled back 2 on the fifth, but saved their best leg until last with a 17 pin advantage to give them a dramatic win.
  4. The Farmers had a bye.
  5. Tim’s Princes had a big 28 pin win at home to an under-strength HCC2. Princes were on top from the start and although HCC2 took the third leg by 5, that was their only leg win of the night.
  6. Padbrook Park were winners away at The Agri-Nuts by 18 pins. Padbrook were 1 up after two legs, then 10 up after four. Another 19 pin gain for the away side on the fifth put the points in the bag, despite a late Agri-Nuts rally.
  7. There was no upset to the form book as Tiverton Chiefs won away at The Merriemeade. Chiefs were already 22 up after two legs and although Merriemeade improved as the night went on, Chiefs stayed in front and were eventual winners by 28.

Reports – Division A – 21/02/2018

  1. Castaways 346, Queens Head 360;
  2. Globetrotters 404, Barmy Army 366;
  3. Ashbrittle 372, Elmore Club 319;
  4. Barley Mow 411, Brass Monkeys 422;
  5. Bellies 397, The Ponies 370;
  6. The Hounds 306, Settler Boys 305;
  7. Crossways 412, Bradninch C Club 406;
    High Scores: 67 – Steve Whiteway (Crossways, two spares);


  1. Though Castaways won the first leg against Queens Head they fell behind after the fourth and though they won the fifth it was not enough to win the game as the away team won the last and took the points.
  2. Globetrotters had a good home win over Barmy Army winning four of the legs. This win keeps them in second place.
  3. What a win for Ashbrittle as they hammered Elmore Club, winning five of the legs, pulling 21 pins on the first leg and never looked back.
  4. Barley Mow are still chasing that elusive win, as this week they lost at home to Brass Monkeys. The Mowers won the first and last legs, but the Monkeys pulled enough on the middle legs to take the points.
  5. Bellies are in joint third spot as they beat The Ponies, winning five of the legs. The game was won by the end of the fourth leg as Bellies were then 25 pins up.
  6. The Hounds just ended their losing run as they beat Settler Boys by just one pin! The home team won the first and last legs and they won the last by just enough to take the points.
  7. Crossways join Bradninch C Club on the same points with their win. They lost the first leg by seven but then won the next four by enough to take a close win.