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Friendly Matches and Reports 2019



Thursday 13th June - Avon and Somerset Police - 4 Rinks ( Mixed )

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
J.Wright
M.Garfield
K.Smith
G.Spittles
Jan Davies
J.Lane
T.Brice
G.Hollier
P.Botting
T.Garfield
C.Coffin
M.MIllard
J.Davies
A.Vickery
H.Guckian
H.Woodards
Lost 10 shots to 31
Won 28 shots to 13
Won 25 shots to 19
Won 19 shots to 16

It rained heavily in the morning with just a few showers in the sfternoon.
The going was heavy but the green played well.
As for the game, well we won on three rinks and won the game by just three shots


Result: Banwell 82 shots - Avon & Somerset Police 79 shots


Sunday 9th June - Frys - Away - 4 Rinks ( MIxed)

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
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I do not have details of this game as I have yet to receive the cards
However I can report that this was a real struggle on a green that
had suffered insect infestation and was more akin to a ploughed field.
Needless to say we went down on all four rinks


Result:


Tuesday 29th May - Bridgwater - Home - 4 Rinks

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
G.Spittles
T.Brice
J.Wright
G.Hollier
R.Villis
M.Finch
R.Taylor
K.Gibbons
M.Kirby
M.Bass
J.Amos
C.Coffin
K.Burgess
C.Wilson
A.Vickery
M.Laycock
Lost 15 shots to 21
Won 21 shots to 20
Lost 16 shots to 20
Lost 12 shots to 23

A very enjoyable game despite the odd rain showers
and the slightly heavier green
Chris Wilson skipped our only winning rink to take the money


Result: Banwell 68 shots - Bridgwater 84 shots


Sunday 26th May - Eastover Park - Away - 5 Triples Rinks ( MIxed)

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
Rink 5
P.Mabbutt
W.Coleman
P.Fisher
S.White
P.Kirby
P.Botting
T.Coleman
K.Gibbons
M.Garfield
M.House
D.Mabbutt
P.Wilfan
A.Vickery
T.Garfield
M.Kirby
Lost 8 shots to 20
Lost 9 shots to 15
Drew 15 shots all
Drew 16 shots all
Lost 14 shots to 27

An improvement on the last friendly match, but still no rink wins.
Alan Vickery and Trevor Garfield skipped their rinks to an honorable draw
But once again we came second


Result: Banwell 62 shots - Eastover Park 93 shots


Sunday May 19th - Willmott Park - Away - 4 Rinks - Mixed

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
T.Coleman
P.Fisher
S.White
P.Mabbutt
W.Coleman
K.Gibbons
R.Taylor
R.Villis
J.Wright
M.House
S.Taylor
D.Mabbutt
M.Kirby
J.Amos
M.Millard
G.Millard
Lost 11 shots to 26
Lost 12 shots to 25
Lost 13 shots to 18
Lost 8 shots to 27

Result!! what result? - Ah yes the away game against Willmott Park.
Well it was a fun afternoon and as friendlies go, very enjoyable.
Captain Mac decided not to allocate any winning rink money
on account of there being no winners. However the nearest we got to
a winning rink was Mo MIllard and her rink who only went down by 5 shots


Result: Banwell 44 shots - Willmott Park 96 shots


Tursday 9th May - Wrington - Home - 3 Rinks ( Reduced down from 4 rinks )

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
S.White
T.Coleman
M.Finch
R.Villis
T.Brice
G.Hollier
M.Bass
P.Botting
M.House
C.WIlson
H.Guckian
M.Laycock
Won 35 shots to 7
Won 18 shots to14
Won 15 shots to 13

A good win with Banwell winning across the board.
Rink of the day has to be Chris Wilson and his team
who stormed to a 35 - 7 victory


Result: Banwell 68 shots - Wrington 34 shots


Sunday 28th April - Prattens - Home - 4 Rinks ( Mixed )

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
A.Bass
M.Garfield
P.Mabbutt
P.Fisher
S.Taylor
S.White
J Davies
K.Gibbons
J.Evans
M.Kirby
D.Mabbutt
M.House
M.Bass
T.Garfield
John Davies
A.Cockayne
Lost 14 shots to 24
Lost 8 shots to 21
Lost 14 shots to 20
Lost 20 shots to 21

A pleasant afternoon in which we lost on all 4 rinks
There was no winning rink, but Alan Cockayne and his
rink won the money by default as they only lost by one shot


Result: Banwell 56 shots - Prattens 86 shots


Tuesday 23rd April - West Backwell - Away - 6 Rinks (Triples)

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
Rink 5
Rink 6
R.Villis
G.Hollier
T.Burnett
M.Finch
W.Dredge
J.Evans
J.Amos
D.Mabbutt
C.Coffin
P.Botting
P.Wilfan
T.Garfield
M.Amos
M.Laycock
H.Guckian
J.Rickerty
H.Woodards
M.Bass
Won 19 shots to 13
Lost 14 shots to 16
Won 16 shots to 14
Lost 13 shots to 21
Won 22 shots to 11
Won 24 shots to 15

A nice warm evening, with the light fading fast towards the end.
However rink 1 were not bothered by this lack of light as they were
next to the tennis courts and were bathed in light from the floodlights
A good win, winning on 4 of the 6 rinks, with Harry Woodards and
his rink taking the winning rink money


Result: Banwell 108 shots - West Backwell 90 shots


Sunday 21st April - Yatton - Away - 3 Mixed Rinks ( Reduced down from 4 rinks )

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
J.Wright
A.Cockayne
D.Mabbutt
Jan Davies
S.White
P.Mabbutt
P.Wilfan
C.Coffin
J.Amos
J.Davies
A.Vickery
G.Millard
Won by 17 shots to 11
Lost by 12 shots to 15
Won by 21 shots to 10

A little mix up before the match on the number of rinks.
It turns out that their Captain of the day was not informed of the change
However putting that behind us, the thin red line of Banwell
went on to win 2 out of the 3 rinks to take the game.
The unflappable figure of Graham Millard skipped his rink to win the money.


Result: Banwell 50 shots - Yatton 36 shots


Saturday 20th April - Winscombe - Home - 5 Rinks

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
Rink 5
P.Wilfan
V.McArdell
T.Burnett
A.Cockayne
M.House
S.White
J.Rickerty
P.Botting
J.Amos
G.Hollier
M.Laycock
P.Aldus
C.Coffin
L,Pheasant
G.MIllard
A.Vickery
B.Taylor
H.Guckian
P.Villis
J.Davies
Drew 17 shots all
Won 30 shots to 18
Won 23 shots to 21
Won 30 shots to 12
Won 24 shots to 20

A hot Easter Saturday, the warmest on record so I am told.
We had a good win with wins on 4 rinks and a draw on the other.
Phil Villis and his rink won the money with a spectacular turn around
from 10 - 3 down on the 9th end to score 27 shots on the remaining 12 ends


Result: Banwell 124 shots - Winscombe 88 shots


Tuesday 16th April - Congresbury - Home - 4 Rinks

Rink 1
Rink 2
Rink 3
Rink 4
T.Burnett
D.Mabbutt
V.McArdle
J.Wright
P.Botting
M.Kirby
T.Brice
M.Bass
J.Amos
M.Laycock
A.Cockayne
T.Garfield
P.Villis
H.Guckian
A.Vickery
B.Taylor
Won 20 shots to 18
Lost 12 shots to 28
Lost 12 shots to 21
Won 27 shots to 12

The rain had stopped and the afternoon was pleasant. As usual the start of the season green was a little heavy and taking very little green. The game was pretty even throughout, and then out of the blue, Alan Vickery and his rink dropped a '6' on the last end. But we did have two winning rinks with the winning rink money being taken by Barry Taylor and his rink


Result: Banwell 71 shots - Congresbury 79 shots