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BOWLS: A struggle for North Wilts men
NORTH WILTS men are rooted to the foot of the central region table in the Wessex League after another heavy defeat.
After losing 86-66 to Purnell in their opening game and collecting one point out of 16 they crashed last weekend to a heavy 97-54 loss to leaders Clarrie Dunbar but did win on one rink to collect two points.
This second reverse leaves North Wilts on three points, one behind fellow strugglers Thornbury and 11 adrift of fifth placed Nailsea.
North Wilts were adrift throughout against Wessex League play-off holders Clarrie Dunbar .Across the board they were 22-10 down at five ends, 48-26 at ten and 83-45 at 18 before finally losing by 43 shots.
The only ray of light came from the home rink skipped by Chris Brown who came from 4-2 down at five ends to lead 10-7 at ten and finally beat Keith Bailey’s four 20-13 to secure two badly needed points.
Home - Rink 1: R McComb, Roger Button, John Buckland & Chris Brown beat Keith Bailey 20-13. Rink 2: Alan Stell, P Jacobs, Alan Greenland & Dave Williams lost to Andy Colebrooke 10-33.
Away - Rink 1: A Blake, R Harding, Maurice Byron & Trevor Cooke lost to Duncan McGovern 11-22. Rink 2: Ian Manning, Derek Clark, G Hembury & Matt Clark lost to Russell Francis 13-29.
Score: North Wilts 54 (2pts) Clarrie Dunbar 97 (14pts).
OTHER CENTRAL RESULTS: Thornbury 51 (0) Christie Miller 98 (16); Bristol 88 (13) Purnell 67 (3).
NEXT FIXTURES - Jan 5: Christie Miller v N Wilts; Nailsea v Bristol; Thornbury v C Dunbar.
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