- The Agri-Nuts 374 Tim’s Booze Cruzers 371
- Tim’s Princes 353 The Jockeys 355
- Barley Knockons 392 Tiverton Riverside Club 302
- The Travellers 401 The Farmers 358
- Ashill Inn had a bye
- The Merriemeade 369 HCC2 381
- Padbrook Park 366 Tiverton Chiefs 360
68 – Terry White (Barley Knockons), 3 Spares;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ashill Inn had a bye
- 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.
- 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.
- Tim’s Booze Cruzers 439 Tim’s Princes 467
- The Jockeys 356 Barley Knockons 435
- Tiverton Riverside Club 372 The Travellers 409
- The Farmers 429 Ashill Inn 401
- Tiverton Chiefs had a bye
- HCC2 388 The Agri-Nuts 336
- Padbrook Park 340 The Merriemeade 368
73 – Dan Clark (Tim’s Princes), 3 Spares; 68 – Marc Gubb (Tim’s Booze Cruzers), 3 Spares; 68 – Andy Hill (Barley Knockons), 3 Spares.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tiverton Chiefs had a bye
- 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.
- 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.
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);
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Farmers had a bye.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tim’s Booze Cruzers 410 The Travellers 418
- The Jockeys 349 Ashill Inn 389
- Tiverton Riverside Club had a bye
- Tiverton Chiefs 390 The Farmers 382
- HCC2 353 Barley Knockons 310
- Padbrook Park 340 Tim’s Princes 400
- The Merriemeade 377 The Agri-Nuts 401
69 – Sam Palmer (Tim’s Booze Cruzers), 3 Spares;
- The Travellers edged above opponents Tim’s Booze Cruzers in the table with an 8 pin away win. Travellers leapt into a 25 pin lead after the first two rubs, but Cruzers hit back with a 15 advantage on the third to narrow the gap to 10. Travellers added 4 to their lead after the fourth, before having their worst, then best, legs of the night to finish. Cruzers finished well, but came up 8 short.
- Ashill Inn were winners away at The Jockeys by around 40 pins. Jockeys lost the first leg heavily, before taking the second and third. Ashill then took the remaining three rubs for the points.
- Tiverton Riverside Club had a bye
- Tiverton Chiefs are now 5 points clear at the top of the table after their home win against The Farmers. They were given a run for their money though as Farmers found themselves 3 up with two legs to play. Unfortunately for them, the last two saw their lowest two leg scores of the evening, giving Chiefs an 11 advantage on the fifth. The last leg was tied, which saw Chiefs win by 8.
- HCC2 were winners at home by 43 against an under-strength Barley Knockons. Knockons were already 23 down after the first two legs as having to play lowest score told. HCC2 took three of the remaining four legs for a comfortable win.
- Tim’s Princes were back to winning ways and climb to equal second in the table following their big 60 pin win at home to Padbrook Park. Princes took all six legs on the way to a comfortable win, the best being an 88 on the fifth.
- Agri-Nuts chalked up their first win in 8 games with victory away at The Merriemeade. Agri-Nuts won all but the last leg as they steadily built a lead, eventually winning by 23.
- Ashill Inn 358 Tim’s Booze Cruzers 397
- The Jockeys had a bye
- The Farmers 386 Tiverton Riverside Club 406
- The Travellers 381 HCC2 373
- Barley Knockons awarded game as Padbrook Park conceded
- Tim’s Princes 361 The Merriemeade 370
- The Agri-Nuts 330 Tiverton Chiefs 369
65 – Alec Deary (Tiverton Riverside Club), 2 Spares;
- Tim’s Booze Cruzers were winners away at Ashill Inn by 39 pins. Ashill won just one leg in a match that saw TBC dominate from the fourth leg onwards.
- The Jockeys had a bye
- Tiverton Riverside Club turned a 21 pin deficit into 20 pin win away at The Farmers. Farmers started well as they leapt into a sizeable lead, but TRC immediately pegged them back with an 18 pin advantage on the second. Farmers again stretched their lead to 6 after the third, but TRC got their noses in front for the first time on the fourth with a 17 pin leg win. Another 17 pin advantage on the fifth saw them out of sight and their winning points puts them 2 points above Farmers in the table.
- The Travellers won a close encounter with HCC2. Travellers were 5 up after the first couple of rubs, with the third being drawn. HCC2 then reduced the gap to 3 after four legs and with Travellers gaining 7 on the fifth the game was still in the balance. HCC2 took the last, but only by a couple, leaving Travellers with a win by 8.
- Padbrook Park were hit by illness and had to concede their game to Barley Knockons at short notice.
- The Merriemeade were the only side in the bottom half of the table with a win after a 9 pin victory away at Tim’s Princes. Merriemeade were 11 up at the halfway point, but Tim’s Princes reduced their lead to a single pin on the fourth. The away side took the last two legs by 8 for their third win in four games.
- Despite Agri-Nuts playing a man down, they made a good go of it against league leaders Tiverton Chiefs. Agri-Nuts were 6 up after the first leg, but an 11 pin reverse on the second put Chiefs 5 in front. Agri-Nuts reduced that to 2 after the third leg, but Chiefs then took hold of the game, winning the last three legs for a win by 39.
- Tim’s Booze Cruzers had a bye
- The Jockeys 389 The Farmers 405
- Tiverton Chiefs 405 Tiverton Riverside Club 394
- HCC2 347 Ashill Inn 332
- Padbrook Park 373 The Travellers 367
- The Merriemeade 400 Barley Knockons 375
- The Agri-Nuts 383 Tim’s Princes 392
66 – Nigel Newsome (Tiverton Chiefs), 3 Spares;
- Tim’s Booze Cruzers had a bye.
- The Farmers made it 5 wins out of their last 6 games with an away win at The Jockeys. Jockeys started well enough, with a 6 pin lead after two legs. Farmers then took the lead with an 18 advantage on the third, adding another 9 on the fourth. That was enough for the win by 14.
- Tiverton Chiefs stretched their lead at the top of the table to 3 points with a home win against Tiverton Riverside Club. Chiefs went 5 up after two legs, but TRC came storming back with a 9 advantage on the third. They added another 3 on the fourth, but lost the last two legs by 17 to leave the points with the Chiefs.
- HCC2 only won two of their rubs at home to Ashill Inn, but by enough to take the points by 15 pins. The home side were 5 down after the first leg, but a 21 pin advantage on the second saw them take the initiative. Ashill chipped away at their lead over the next couple of legs, but a further 10 pin advantage for HCC2 on the fifth put them 21 in front, with enough in the bank for the win.
- Padbrook Park were winners at home to The Travellers by 6 pins. Padbrook, playing a man short, found themselves 10 down after the first leg, but found themselves 12 in front after the third. A 17 pin advantage to Travellers on the fourth put them 5 in front and set-up an exciting finish. Padbrook reduced the deficit to a single pin with a leg to go and finished the job with a 7 advantage on the last.
- Merriemeade picked up a vital 2 points with a win at home to high-flying Barley Knockons. Merriemeade found themselves 21 up at the half-way stage and with the fourth drawn, they extended their lead over the last two to finish 25 pins to the good.
- Despite calculators being left at home, it turned out that Tim’s Princes continued their 7 game unbeaten run with a 9 pin win away at Agri-Nuts. Princes were 11 down after the first leg, but a 17 advantage on the second put them in front. Agri-Nuts then edged into a narrow lead, picking up 3 on the third and another 5 on the fourth rubs. Princes finished strongly though, taking the last two legs by 11 pins for the win.
- The Farmers 423 Tim’s Booze Cruzers 375
- Tiverton Riverside Club 380 The Jockeys 372
- HCC2 had a bye
- Ashill Inn 349 Padbrook Park 369
- The Travellers 419 The Merriemeade 381
- Barley Knockons 350 The Agri-Nuts 344
- Tim’s Princes 376 Tiverton Chiefs 366
72 – Gerald Westcott (The Farmers), 3 Spares;
- The Farmers were on good form at home to Tim’s Booze Cruzers, wining by 48. Cruzers took just the last leg as they were well beaten.
- Tiverton Riverside Club had a late comeback and snatched a victory at home against The Jockeys. TRC made the early running, with a 10 pin advantage on the first rub. Jockeys regained the initiative with a 13 pin reverse on the second before TRC slipped back into a single pin lead at the half-way point. The Game then swung the Jockeys way, eventually leaving TRC needing 74 from the last leg. A game best 3-spare 83 leg saw the home side take the win by 8 pins.
- HCC2 had a bye.
- Padbrook Park were victorious away at Ashill Inn. Ashill took an early 4 pin lead on the first rub, but Padbrook cancelled that out and added some with a 16 pin advantage on the second. Another 6 on the third put them 18 up. Ashill we’re back in it after the fourth, taking the leg by 17. A strong finish from the away side saw them take the last two rubs for a win by 20.
- The Travellers were winners at home to The Merriemeade by 38. The away side were 13 down after two legs and things got worse as the Travellers went on to win all the remaining legs for a comfortable win.
- Barley Knockons were pushed hard as they took a 6 pin home win against Agri-Nuts. The home side found themselves 6 down after two rubs, but recovered to be 1 up after four. Knockons then secured a 10 pin advantage on the fifth, leaving Agri-Nuts with too much to do on the last to recover the deficit. The win puts Knockons just a point behind Chiefs in the table.
- Tim’s Princes scored another good win, this time at home to league leaders Tiverton Chiefs. Princes went 3 up after the first leg and after a drawn third and a poor fourth from the Chiefs, increased their lead to 18 with two to go. Despite Chiefs taking the last two rubs it was too little, too late and Princes won by 10.
- Tim’s Booze Cruzers 415 Tiverton Riverside Club 394
- Tiverton Chiefs 389 The Jockeys 361
- HCC2 375 The Farmers 361
- Padbrook Park had a bye
- The Merriemeade 367 Ashill Inn 359
- The Agri-Nuts 330 The Travellers 387
- Tim’s Princes 409 Barley Knockons 344
73 – Mark Goodall (Tiverton Chiefs), 3 spares
- Tim’s Booze Cruzers had a great spell in the middle of their game against Tiverton Riverside Club to secure the points. TRC strode out into a 13 pin lead after two legs, but Cruzers pulled 25 on the next two to take the lead and also took the last two for a win by 21.
- Tiverton Chiefs stretch their lead again at the top of the table with a win at home to The Jockeys by 28 pins. Jockeys weren’t helped by playing a man short, but despite this, they took a couple of rubs. Mark Goodall helped Chiefs with a 3-spare 73 and the points were in the bank after the fifth.
- HCC2 went 2 points clear in the table of visitors The Farmers with a 14 pin home win. Farmers were 7 up at the halfway stage, but HCC2 pulled 19 on the fifth to put themselves on the front foot and eventually take the points.
- Padbrook Park had a bye
- The Merriemeade secured a much needed win at home against Ashill Inn. In a close game the home side were 1 down after two legs and then again after four. Merriemeade finished the stronger though, taking the fifth rub by 6 and the last by 3 for an 8 pin win.
- Agri-Nuts suffered a hefty home defeat against The Travellers, losing by 57 pins. Travellers lost just one leg during the evening and were out of sight by the end of the fourth.
- Tim’s Princes run of form continues as they remain unbeaten in 6 games after a big home win against Barley Knockons. Princes were 14 down after two legs, but they squared the game on the third. They then went mad and took the last three legs for a win by 65.
- Tim’s Booze Cruzers 386 Tiverton Chiefs 423
- The Jockeys 375 HCC2 368
- Tiverton Riverside Club 380 Padbrook Park 338
- The Farmers 398 The Merriemeade 392
- The Agri-Nuts had a bye
- Ashill Inn 381 Tim’s Princes 381
- The Travellers 399 Barley Knockons 413
66 – David Chapple (The Travellers), 2 spares ; 65 – Dave Rich (Ashill Inn), 3 spares; 65 – Garry Stephenson (Tiverton Chiefs), 3 spares.
- Tiverton Chiefs finish the year on top of the tree and were away winners at Tim’s Booze Cruzers by 37 pins. The first leg was drawn, before Chiefs started building a lead, taking the second by 7 and third by 17. Cruzers clawed back 2 on the next, but it was all over as Chiefs took the last two.
- The Jockeys had a good home win against HCC2, taking the game by 7 pins. HCC2 made the early running and were 12 up at the halfway marker, but Jockeys took the fourth by 13 to set up an exciting finish. HCC2 took the fifth by 7, before Jockeys made a late dash up the rails to take the last by 13 and secure the points.
- The Farmers condemned The Merriemeade to their fifth defeat in a row with a win by 6 pins. Farmers started well and were 15 up after three rubs, but Merriemeade came back to square the game on the fourth. Farmers took the fifth by 12 and despite a valiant effort on the last from Merriemeade, that was enough for the win.
- The Agri-Nuts had a bye.
- The Christmas spirit was evident as Ashill Inn and Tim’s Princes fought out a draw. Home side Ashill slipped to a 10 pin deficit after three legs, but chipped away at Tim’s Princes lead and finished strongly for a share of the points.
- Barley Knockons move into second place with a 14 pin away win at The Travellers. Travellers were 5 up after two legs, with a high scoring third from both sides reducing the deficit to just 3. Travellers took the fourth by a single pin, before Knockons spilled up two high scoring legs for the win.