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 B – 13/12/2017

  1. Bickleigh 463 Uplowman 432
  2. Roy’s Rebels 319 Prince B 320
  3. All Blacks 360 Catherine Wheel 326
  4. Huntsham A 374 Bradninch RBL 364
  5. Calverleigh 384 Bullocks 395
  6. Redwoods 381 HCC1 379
  7. Rose and Crown 416 Oggies 392

High Scores:- 68 M Seatherton (1 spare@25, Bickleigh), 65 A Boswold, (3 spares,Bickleigh)


  1. Bickleigh and Uplowman had come big rub pulls in the match but the home sides were bigger pulling an impressive 40 in the 3rd giving them a 31 pin win.
  2. Roy’s Rebels and Prince B had 6 very close rubs with the away side pulling on only 2 but pulled enough on those 2 to win by a single pin.
  3. All Blacks had it all their own way against Catherine Wheel winning all 6 rubs on the way to a 34 pin win.
  4. Huntsham A were 13 pins up early doors against Bradninch RBL who pulled 8 back in the middle 2 rubs, the home side then pulled a few more in the last 2 to take a 10 pin win.
  5. Calverleigh didn’t drop a pin in the first half against Bullocks but the away side picked up momentum in the 4th and with a pull in the final 3 cruised past the home side to win by 14.
  6. Redwoods were on the back foot from rub 1 against HCC1 until the very last rub when they slipped past to win by 2.
  7. Rose and Crown and Oggies shared the rubs in an up and down match with the home side making the best of it to win by 24.

Reports – Division C – 13/12/2017

  1. HCC2 371 Tim’s Booze Cruzers 348
  2. Padbrook Park v The Jockeys  – postponed
  3. The Merriemeade 398 Tiverton Riverside Club 408
  4. The Agri-Nuts 348 The Farmers 369
  5. Tim’s Princes had a bye
  6. Barley Knockons 351 Ashill Inn 324
  7. The Travellers 408 Tiverton Chiefs 379

High Scores:

69 – Keith Leaman (Tiverton Riverside Club), 3 spares.


  1. HCC2 had a 23 pin home win against second placed Tim’s Booze Cruzers.  It was Cruzers who started the brighter though, jumping into a 9 pin lead after two legs.  A big 24 pin advantage to HCC2 on the third swung the game in their favour and they held out for the win.
  2. Padbrook Park v The Jockeys  – postponed.
  3. Tiverton Riverside Club were away winners at Merriemeade by 10 pins.  The teams shared three legs each, but it was TRC who edged it with slightly bigger advantages on the first and fifth legs.
  4. The Farmers leapfrogged their opponents in the table with a 21 pin away win at Agri-Nuts.  The leg scores were very close throughout, with the killer blow being struck by Farmers in the fifth rub, where they took a 15 pin advantage.
  5. Tim’s Princes had a bye
  6. Barley Knockons are just a point behind second placed Tim’s Booze Cruzers after their 27 pin home win against Ashill Inn.  Knockons took the first four legs for an 31 pin lead, with Ashill taking the last two by a couple of pins each.
  7. The Travellers stay in touch with the leaders after a useful 29 pin win at home against Tiverton Chiefs.  Chiefs started well enough, with a 9 pin advantage on the first, but it was the home side who quickly recovered the deficit and take the remaining five legs for the points.

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 B – 06/12/2017

  1. Uplowman 381 Roy’s Rebels 382
  2. Prince B 386 All Blacks 402
  3. Catherine Wheel 382 Huntsham A 379
  4. Bradninch RBL 401 Calverleigh 367
  5. Bullocks 406 Redwoods 370
  6. HCC1 380 Rose and Crown 353
  7. Oggies 355 Bickleigh 382

High Scores:- 78 S Pengelly (4 spares, All Blacks).


  1. Uplowman and Roy’s Rebels swapped the lead throughout the game with the home side 12 clear with 1 to go, the rebels then posted the highest rub of the match to steal the points by a single pin.
  2. Prince B were 16 pins to the bad against the All Blacks thanks mostly to one player scoring 27 more than any other team member helping his team to a nice win.
  3. Catherine Wheel and Huntsham A shared the rubs but the home side managed to hold on to a slender lead over the final rubs to win by 3.
  4. Bradninch RBL deny  Calverleigh a share of top spot taking the first 4 rubs gaining a good lead, the away side pulled on the last 2 only reducing the win to 34 pins.
  5. Bullocks dropped just 2 pins against Redwoods on the way to a comfy 36 pin win doing most of the damage in the final 2 rubs.
  6. HCC1 claimed 5 of the 6 rubs against Rose and Crown taking a nice 27 pin win.
  7. Oggies couldn’t contain the table toppers Bickleigh only shared the rubs but made theirs count with a nice 27 pin win.

Reports – Division C – 06/12/2017

  1. Tim’s Booze Cruzers 411 Padbrook Park 384
  2. The Jockeys 399 The Merriemeade 377
  3. Tiverton Riverside Club 353 The Agri-Nuts 345
  4. The Farmers 388 Tim’s Princes 409
  5. Barley Knockons had a bye
  6. Ashill Inn 415 The Travellers 375
  7. Tiverton Chiefs 416 HCC2 374

High Scores:

72 – John Bond (The Travellers), 3 spares;  68 – Mark Goodall (Tiverton Chiefs), 3 spares.


  1. Tim’s Booze Cruzers stay just 2 points behind the leaders after a 27 pin home win against Padbrook Park.  It was Padbrook who took the first leg though to edge into a 3 pin lead.  That spurred Cruzers into action and they won the remaining five rubs for the points.
  2. The Jockeys were 22 pin winners at home to Merriemeade.  The away side were a single pin in front at the half-way point, but Jockeys then chipped in their best three legs of the night to take the match and jump over their opponents in the table.
  3. Tiverton Riverside Club recovered from being 10 pins down after the first two legs for a home win against The Agri-Nuts.  TRC levelled it on the third leg, drew the fourth, picked up a single pin on the fifth and took the last by 7 for an 8 pin win.
  4. Tim’s Princes made it 3 wins in a row with away victory at The Farmers.  Farmers took the first by 16 and were still 15 in front after three.  Princes maintained their consistency, whilst Farmers faded, with the away side winning by 21.
  5. Barley Knockons had a bye.
  6. Ashill Inn picked up the points at home to The Travellers.  Ashill set their stall out early, taking the first by 23.  Despite a useful 72 from the Traveller’s John Bond, it couldn’t stop them sliding to a 40 pin loss.
  7. Tiverton Chiefs remain unbeaten at home and top of the division with a 42 pin win against HCC2.  Chiefs took all but one leg on their way to a comprehensive victory.

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 B – 29/11/2017

  1. All Blacks 338 Uplowman 359
  2. Huntsham A 366 Prince B 351
  3. Calverleigh 424 Catherine Wheel 361
  4. Redwoods 345 Bradninch RBL 406
  5. Rose and Crown 455 Bullocks 408
  6. HCC1 370 Oggies 355
  7. Roy’s Rebels 353 Bickleigh 328

High Scores:- 71 J Pulford (3 spares (1@21), Rose & Crown), 67 I Hyde (3 spares, Rose & Crown), 65 P Saunders & E Kingdom (both 2 spares, Calverleigh)….. S Baker 26 spare !!


  1. All Blacks went 18 down early doors against Uplowman who then shared the remaining rubs giving the away side a 21 pin win.
  2. Huntsham A built up enough of a lead in the first half against Prince B to see them through to a 15 pin win.
  3. Calverleigh pulled well on the rubs they won against Catherine Wheel building up a nice 63 pin tally for the points.
  4. Redwoods couldn’t pull a single pin against Bradninch RBL who stormed through all 6 rubs for a 61 pin win.
  5. Rose and Crown and Bullocks had some stonking rubs between them but the home side prevailed by 47 pins.
  6. HCC1 pulled on the first 4 rubs against the Oggies who although winning the final rubs fell 15 pins short giving the home side the points.
  7. Roy’s Rebels inflict Bickleigh’s second defeat in a row doing most of the damage early on giving them a 25 pin win.

Reports – Division C – 29/11/2017

  1. The Merriemeade 346 Tim’s Booze Cruzers 407
  2. The Agri-Nuts 367 The Jockeys 312
  3. Tim’s Princes 350 Tiverton Riverside Club 335
  4. Barley Knockons 363 The Farmers 336
  5. The Travellers had a bye
  6. Ashill Inn 401 Tiverton Chiefs 409
  7. Padbrook Park 367 HCC2 391

High Scores:

74 – Dave Willis (Tiverton Chiefs), 3 spares.


  1. Merriemeade were well beaten at home by Tim’s Booze Cruzers.  Cruzers were 37 up after two legs and went on to win all but the fifth rub for a 61 pin win.
  2. The Agri-Nuts moved 2 points above visitors The Jockeys with a 45 pin home win.  Although Jockeys took the first leg by 4, Agri-Nuts pulled a whopping 33 on the second leg and didn’t really look back.
  3. Tim’s Princes were winners by 15 pins at home to Tiverton Riverside Club.  A see-saw game had the lead change hands a couple of times, with Princes 6 in front with two rubs to go.  A comeback wasn’t on for TRC though and Princes held on for the win.
  4. Barley Knockons ended The Farmers four game unbeaten run with a home win.  Knockons were 12 in front after two legs, but Farmers hit back with a 9 advantage on the third.  Knockons took the remaining three legs though for a 27 pin win.
  5. The Travellers had a bye.
  6. Tiverton Chiefs won away at Ashill Inn, helped by a 74 from Dave Willis who had three 17 spares in a row.  Chiefs went ahead early and were 27 up at the halfway point.  Ashill finished well, but the damage was already done and the points claimed. 
  7. Padbrook Park lost out at home to in-form HCC2. Padbrook took the first leg by 4, before shipping 22 pins on the second leg.  A 7 advantage on the third and another 3 on the fourth saw the home side reduce the deficit to 8.  HCC2 finished well though, taking 16 on the last two legs for a 24 pin win.

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.