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 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 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 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.

Reports – Division A – 14/02/2018

  1. Barmy Army 397, Castaways 389;
  2. Elmore Club 319, Globetrotters 377;
  3. Brass Monkeys 374, Ashbrittle 391;
  4. Queens Head 425, Bellies 450;
  5. The Ponies 427, The Hounds 381;
  6. Settler Boys 447, Crossways 448;
  7. Bradninch C Club 482, Barley Mow 420;
    Postponed game – Castaways 355, Elmore Club 364;

High Scores: 72 – Richard Pike (Bellies, three spares), Rich Sobey (Crossways, three spares one of 23); 71 – S Coles (Ashbrittle, four spares), Steve Trevelyan (Bellie three spares); 68 – M Gillard (Bradninch C Club, two spares); 65 – G Dowrick (Bradninch C Club) and A Head (Queens Head) both two spares;


  1. Barmy Army and Castaways both won three legs, with the away team having overtaken the Army by one pin after two legs. Then the Army charged into a six pin lead after four and managed to hold on to take the points.
  2. An out of form Elmore Club took a hammering from a fired up Globetrotters, who won five of the legs to take a convincing win and with Elmore winning their postponed game, the two teams are still in joint second place.
  3. After four legs Brass Monkeys were trailing Ashbrittle and as they also lost the last two saw the points won by their opponents. Man of the Match was S Coles with a four spare 71.
  4. Queens Head did not have the best game this week as Bellies took the points away with them. Queens overtook Bellies after two legs to lead by 17 but the latter won the rest of the legs with two players in the 70s!
  5. After two legs The Ponies were overtaken by Barley Mow to fall behind by 17 pins, but they then took command and won the next three legs, and the last leg was drawn.
  6. Settler Boys posted a first leg of a five spare 91, but Crossways responded with a second leg of five spare 110. Man of the Match was Rich Sobey who threw a three spare 72, one spare of 23 in that second leg. At the end of the game there was only one pin separating the teams, but the away team had that pin!
  7. The scores at Bradninch C Club were nowhere near as high as last week, but they still posted enough pins to take the game from Barley Mow. The cricketers won five of the legs.

Reports – Division A – 07/02/2018

  1. Castaways v Elmore Club – postponed
  2. Globetrotters 455, Brass Monkeys 415;
  3. Barley Mow 421, Ashbrittle 385;
  4. Bellies 379, Barmy Army 416;
  5. The Hounds 306, Queens Head 310;
  6. Crossways 440, The Ponies 424;
  7. Bradninch C Club 562, Settler Boys 472;

High Scores: 101 – M Gillard (Bradninch C Club, five spares, on of 26); 80 – Ed Andress (Bradninch C Club), Wayne Cottrell (Settler Boys) both four spares; 76 – Alistair Bussell (Brass Monkeys, four spares); 71 – P Slade (Barmy Army, three spares); 70 – Mark Deane (Crossways, three spares); 69 – C Welsh (Globetrotters, three spares); 68 – Karl Jenner and Kev Richardson (Barley Mow, both three spares); 67 – P Fyles (Bradninch C Club, two spares), Andy Crocker (Settler Boys, two spares one of 21), Brian Quait (Settler Boys, three spares); 65 – C Acton (Bradninch C Club, two spares);


  1. Castaways v Elmore Club – game postponed
  2. The first leg of the game between Globetrotters and Brass Monkeys was shared, but then the home team won the next three to take enough pins to win the game. Man of the Match was BMs’ captain Alistair Bussell with a four spare 76.
  3. Barley Mow had by far the best of the play in their game with Ashbrittle as they won five of the legs to take a comfortable win.
  4. Bellies did not have a good day at the office as they only won the first leg against Barmy Army. The latter threw eight spares to the home team’s five.
  5. The Hounds’ losing run continues as this week they lost by only four pins to Queens Head. The legs were shared but Queens pulled enough on the fifth to take the points and remain top of the table.
  6. Crossways won five of their legs in the game with The Ponies. Both teams posted 84 legs! Man of the Match was lead man Mark Deane with a three spare 70, with captain Stuart Palfrey wading in with 24 spare.
  7. None of Bradninch C Club players posted less than 61 in their game with Settler Boys, but the score of the night (well of the season) has to be Matt Gillard’s five spare 101! The game also included a six spare 116 fifth leg.

Reports – Division A – 31/01/2018

  1. Brass Monkeys 338, Castaways 412;
  2. Ashbrittle 370, Globetrotters 307;
  3. Elmore Club 364, Bellies 339;
  4. Barmy Army 456, The Hounds 405;
  5. Queens Head 437, Crossways 412;
  6. The Ponies 376, Bradninch C Club 430;
  7. Settler Boys 434, Barley Mow 425;
    High Scores: 70 – Brian Quait (Settler Boys, three spares); 69 – J Reed (Bradninch C Club, four spares); 66 – Ashley Rice (Crossways, three spares); 65 – G Pearce (Queens Head, three spares);


  1. Brass Monkeys were overtaken by Castaways after the second leg and the away team piled on the pressure to take five legs and the game.
  2. Ashbrittle were on form as they won all their legs in the game with Globetrotters, going into a 25 pin lead after just two legs.
  3. Elmore Club won the first four legs to give them big lead over Bellies. Though the away boys won the last two legs they could make no real inroads into the difference.
  4. After two legs Barmy Army were one pin up on The Hounds, but the home team then pulled 37 pins over the next two legs, and there was no coming back from that for Hounds.
  5. Queens Head maintain their place at the top of the table as they took the points from Crossways. The first two legs were shared, but then the home team won three of the last four to claim the game.
  6. The Ponies played Bradninch C Club who were firing on all barrels as they won all the legs to take a comfortable win.
  7. There were only nine pins separating Settler Boys and Barley Mow at the line, but The Boys had managed to take the win, though highest leg of a three spare 87 was posted by the Mowers!

Reports – Division A – 24/01/2018

  1. Castaways 359, Ashbrittle 344;
  2. Barley Mow 376, Globetrotters 405;
  3. Bellies 409, Brass Monkeys 353;
  4. The Hounds 297, Elmore Club 314;
  5. Crossways 420, Barmy Army 411;
  6. Bradninch C Club 486,Queens Head 447;
  7. Settler Boys 433, The Ponies 438;

High Scores: 87 – Dominic Tuckett (The Ponies, five spares); 82 – J Reed (Bradninch C Club, four spares); 71 – S Webber (Queens Head, three spares); 68 – Gary Cross (Bellies, three spares), G Dowrick (Bradninch C Club, two spares); 66 – R Welsh (Queens Head), Brian Quait (Settler Boys) both three spares; 65 – Ashley Rice (Crossways (two spares); Wayne Cottrell (Settler Boys) and B Gratton (The Hounds) both three spares;


  1. The legs were shared in the game between Castaways and Ashbrittle but the points were won by the home team. Halfway through the game the home boys were 10 pins ahead and took five more pins over the last three legs.
  2. Barley Mow found Globetrotters in top form as the latter won the first four legs to take an unassailable lead. Barley Mow won the last two but it was too little too late!
  3. Led by their captain Bellies took all the legs in their game with Brass Monkeys. This win keeps Bellies in joint second place in the table.
  4. The derby game between The Hounds and Elmore Club was won by the latter as they took four of the legs. They were 13 pins up after two and added four more pins to that. This win keep Elmore in joint second place.
  5. A close game took place between Crossways and Barmy Army, with the home team hanging on to take the win by nine pins. The home team had done enough after winning the first four legs.
  6. Bradninch C Club won five legs in their game with top of the table Queens Head. The game included a 91 leg from the home team and a leg of 90 from the away boys.
  7. There was one leg shared by Settler Boys and The Ponies but the latter won three of the other legs to climb up the table. There was only five pins separately them at the line.

Reports – Division A – 17/01/2018

  1. Globetrotters 407, Castaways 379;
  2. Ashbrittle 345, Bellies 324;
  3. Brass Monkeys 385, The Hounds 375;
  4. Elmore Club 331, Crossways 365;
  5. Barmy Army 478, Bradninch C Club 452;
  6. Queens Head 445, Settler Boys 442;
  7. The Ponies 376, Barley Mow 376;
    Late Result; Brass Monkeys 352, Crossways 373;
    Postponed game; Queens Head 388, The Ponies 466; (Alley Record)
    High Scores: 72 – D Buckingham (Queens Head, four spares); 71 – R Clements (The Ponies, three spares); 66 – D Goff (Queens Head), Andy Crocker (Settler Boys) both three spares; M Pike and K Pike (Barmy Army, both two spares);


  1. Globetrotters won five of the legs in their game with Castaways to take an emphatic win. The home team were 36 pins up after the first two legs and the away team could not come back from that.
  2. Ashbrittle had overtaken Bellies by eight pins up after two legs, and they added to that with only losing one more leg and kept the points at home.
  3. Elmore Club came up against an inform Crossways who won all their legs to take the points away with them! The home team only had one spare compared the away team who posted five!
  4. A close game was fought out between Brass Monkeys and The Hounds with the monkeys just hanging in to take a two pin win.
  5. A good start from Barmy Army found them seven pins up on Bradninch C Club after two legs, the third was tied, but the hammer blow was dealt in the third leg when the home posted a five spare 102 to take 33 pins and that was game over.
  6. It was a close game between Queens Head and Settler Boys with only three pins separating the teams at the line, but it was the home team who took the points to remain top! Man of the Match was D Buckingham with a three spare 72.
  7. It couldn’t have been a closer game with The Ponies and Barley Mow as the game ended in a draw! Ponies were 12 ahead after two legs, but the Mowers posted two 74 legs and just held on to the last.

Reports – Division A – 20/12/17

  1. Castaways 386, Barley Mow 345;
  2. Globetrotters 398, Bellies 444;
  3. Ashbrittle 350, The Hounds 349;
  4. Brass Monkeys v Crossways – No Result Received
  5. Elmore Club 356, Bradninch C Club 354;
  6. Barmy Army 401, Settler Boys 426;
  7. Queens Head v The Ponies – game postponed
    High Scores: 77 – Steve Treveleyan (Bellies, four spares); 71 – Wayne Cottrell (Settler Boys, three spares);


  1. The first leg was shared between Castaways and Barley Mow and though the home team lost the third they took the rest of the legs to take a comfortable win.
  2. Globetrotters did not have a good day at the office as an in-form Bellies took five of the legs to take an big win. Man of the Match was Steve Trevelyan with a four spare 77.
  3. Ashbrittle were in the lead after four legs against The Hounds, when the later posted a 73 last leg. The home needed a 59 last leg to take the win, and the last man on needed a 13 spare and they got it!!
  4. Brass Monkeys v Crossways – No Result Received.
  5. A really tight game took place between Elmore Club and Bradninch C Club with the result in doubt until the last hand. The second leg was shared and the home team needed a 61 last leg to win and posted a 62!
  6. Barmy Army overtook Settler Boys after two legs to take a 12 pin lead, but the Boys came back to lead after four legs. They won the last two legs and the game with Man of the Match captain Wayne Cottrell with a three spare 71.
  7. Queens Head v The Ponies – game postponed.