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After some poor results last season, 2013 has started well for Barnstaple Bowling Club.

New member Adam Loveridge was invited to trial for the Devon U25 team and, skipping a rink, gave a creditable performance.

A few days later Adam paired with clubmate Colin Withey to make progress in the county unbadged pairs competition, recording a 25-10 win over their Great Torrington opponents.

In the ladies’ equivalent event, Jas Evans and Marion Redfern also progressed to the next round with a comprehensive 30-9 win over a United Services pairing.

Continuing the run, Jenny Bishop and June Wallis played their ladies Over 70 match at Great Torrington and came away with a 16 – 10 win.

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Jean Cox and Dee Newland beat clubmates Liz Purdon and Toni McNeil in the over 55s pairs to maintain their interest in this event.

The Johns Trophy trial at Culm Vale on Sunday saw Jackie Hemmings-Anthony attempting to retain her place in the Devon team.

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