North Devon’s skittles champions

Joseph Bulmer

SOUTH Molton skittlers were crowned North Devon champions by finishing their Inter Town campaign with a 348-314 win at Bideford to keep their 100% record intact.

Heroes of the hour were Ken Elworthy and Graham Parker (Burrington), Ronnie Moule and Ray White (Brayford) and John Watts and Mark de Wynter-Smith (Exmoor Allsorts).

In the Devon Open, the holders South Molton Select were knocked out by Bideford League’s Hunters Inn. But Simonsbath Stars progressed with victory over Holsworthy B.

Twitchen’s title aspirations took a jolt as they found reigning champions Heasley Mill B too strong at their Sportsman’s Inn stronghold in their first versus second clash.

At the other end of the table, Chris Loosemore started with a perfect 27 for Shafters at home to Mason’s Arms and skipper Gareth Clark had the week’s highest score of 86 - yet it still was not enough to stave off defeat by three pins.

Div 1: Burrington 522 Miners Arms 421; Heasley Mill B 483 Twitchen 464; Molland 403 Bell B 406; New Inn 498 North Molton Wanderers 413; Shafters 488 Mason’s Arms 491; Molland 419 Burrington 397.

Div 2: Bell Hotel 418 Mucking Fuddlers 407; Blue Boys 426 Sports Club 462; Jubilee Spoofers 385 Bray B 453; Simonsbath Stars 436 Knowstoneians 470; South Molton Wanderers 444 Flowers Floppers 433; Flowers Floppers 407 Sports Club 411; Simonsbath Stars 467 Jubilee Spoofers 412.

Div 3: Con Club 417 Colts 462; Dick’s Devils 374 Rackenford Rebels 384; Gin Trap 397 R’s About Face 378; Mill Muffers 402 Sportsman’s Inn 416; Rose Ash Ramblers 315 Town Arms Terrors 318.

Pidler Cup (rnd 3): Bell B 429 Bray B 458; Burrington 523 Shafters 517; Heasley Mill B 449 North Molton Wanderers 448.

Devon Open (rnd 2): Hunters Inn 425 South Molton Select 417; Simonsbath Stars 485 Holsworthy B 472.

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JASON Twist floored 75 and Stuart Darke 72 to steer Peers to an excellent home win against D J Bees in Ilfracombe Skittles League.

Ian Hillman scored 72 for Buddy’s in a useful win against Shipwreckers, despite Stefan King’s 73 for the Wreckers.

Div 1: Marlboro’ Magicians 293, Who Spares Wins 281; Peers 381, D J Bees 326; Ups & Downs 311, Easy Six 281; Shipwreckers 330, Buddy’s 365; Toe Rags 318, Parade 287.

Div 2: Texasix 283, Hele Faithfuls 289; Look Up Guts 311, Sawmill Off Cuts 294; Northern Lights 324, Unpredictables 324; Cliffhangers 263, Pipe Cleaners 294; Vilma’s Vanderboys 242, Globetrotters 245.

Div 3: Confused 252, Wheelers 301; Gustav’s Geriatrics 257, Gruntas 250; Uncorked 272, Individuals 282; Tankards 285, Hele Billyboys 274; Glastonbury Trippers 283, Pier Rollers 253; Liberal Club 226, X Champs 242; Noble Locks 291, Hele Rebels 282: Roneys 290, DJ’s Delinquants 216; Over The Hele 257, Peter’s Lads 263; Pier Pressure 252, Crusty’s Crusaders 264; Dicky Downers 333, Waverley Wanderers 328; Planet of the Grapes 230, Cork Screws 232; Seasiders 243, St George’s Boys 239.

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