Handicap Cup Results
Swallows look certain to progress to the knockout stages of the Handicap Cup following a 40 point win over Drifters. Jasper Pye and Benjamin Forster made personal gains of 27 and 33 points respectively for the Juniors.
Wiveliscombe won a close fought match at St Audries by just 15 points. Dave Woodland completed a surplus of 22 points and was well supported by Dennis Buckingham who made a gain of 7. St. Audries’ Jim Styles was man of the match amassing a gain of 44.
Another close encounter in Box C saw Tigers defeat Hobby Horse by a 17 point margin. Geoff Williams notched 32 points for Tigers with team mate Barbara Parker adding a further 3. Di Preece took a surplus of 20 points for Hobby Horse to keep the result close.
In Box D Gnomads romped to a 102 point victory at White Horse. Martin Rant and Eddie Ferris starred for Gnomads making gains of 45 and 53 points. Nigel Foster chipped in with a further 4 points to complete the Gnomads total.
Box A Swallows 357 Drifters 317
Box B St.Audries 313 Wiveliscombe 328
Box C Tigers 340 Hobby Horse 323
Box D White Horse 256 Gnomads 358
In Division One Stogumber A kept in touch with the leaders with a 36-3 win over Swallows. Benjamin Forster and Joe Camp forced David Bryant and Martyn Summerell to 5 sets and then combined to take a further 2 points against Bryant and Mervyn Hillier in the doubles.
Basement Dwellers defeated Shooting Stars 29-10 as both Vince Court and Mike Vickery completed maximums. John Phillips top scored for Shooting Stars with 4 points which included a 4 set win over Dave Veale.
Mad Batters kept their 100% Division 2 record intact with a 32-17 away win at Hobby Horse. Trevor and Mathew Short each recorded maximums for the Batters.
Hobby Horse defeated Swifts 36-3 in a rearranged fixture. Swifts Ryan Graddon forced Di Preece to 5 sets and then teamed up with brother Connor to take Swifts third point from a doubles.
Drifters edged a close match with Barn Boys by 26 points to 22. Drifters David Smith was Man of the Match scoring the only maximum which included a rare defeat for Graham Lamacraft over 5 sets.
Basement Dwellers 29 Shooting Stars 10
Swallows 6 Stogumber A 36
Swifts 3 Hobby Horse 36
Barn Boys 22 Drifters 26
Hobby Horse 17 Mad Batters 32
Written by M. Summerell