South Molton lead inter-town contest

Joseph Bulmer

SOUTH Molton made it four wins out of four in the Inter Town skittles competition with a 288-277 win away to Braunton.

They go into their final match at Bideford this Saturday knowing that a win or draw will guarantee them the championship. Defeat could mean a play-off, depending on how Barnstaple fare in their last game.

In the league, Miners Arms kept their title hopes alive by demolishing last season’s champions Heasley Mill B with a massive 531 total. No fewer than four of their side scored more than 70 - Danny Bain (79), Jed Ash (78), Jan Bain (76) and David Janes (73). But none could beat visitor Alan Tapp, who floored 84, the highest of the week.

However, with Twitchen winning at Bell B, the title is theirs to be lost.

Division 2 still looks like it will go to the wire with over half the division still in with a chance of promotion. But Blue Boys have the edge after winning at Bray B.

Div 1: Bell B 432 Twitchen 446; Mason’s Arms 410 North Molton Wanderers 424; Miners Arms 531 Heasley Mill B 450; Trappers 446 Shafters 393.

Div 2: Bray B 402 Blue Boys 408; Knowstoneians 434 Brayford 433; Simonsbath Stars 452 Bell Hotel 462; South Molton Wanderers 415 Jubilee Spoofers 404; Mucking Fuddlers 381 South Molton Wanderers 384.

Div 3: Colts 483 Town Arms Terrors 435; Exmoor Allsorts 393 Con Club 372; Mill Muffers 392 Gin Trap 422; Rs About Face 426 Dick’s Devils 444; Sportsman’s Inn 406 Rackenford Rebels 368.

Pidler Cup round 2: Bray B 460 Blue Boys 442.

Concrete Cup round 3: Heasley Mill B 5 Sportsman’s Inn 4; Knowstoneians 5 Burrington 4; New Inn 4 Mason’s Arms 5.