BEE Gees struck back against league leaders Spares & Strikes to win their first match of the North Devon Tenpin Bowling League season by 55pins. Martin Coles led them to victory with net scores of 170 and 171 and was supported by Barry Braunton 175 and M

BEE Gees struck back against league leaders Spares & Strikes to win their first match of the North Devon Tenpin Bowling League season by 55pins. Martin Coles led them to victory with net scores of 170 and 171 and was supported by Barry Braunton 175 and Mark Gover 162 in the second game to beat their highly rated opponents, for whom Mike Armstrong top scored with 202.The result allowed Pin Pushers to take the league top spot with 18 points, following a 4-2 win over Palls Balls. Steve Morgan knocked over 184 pins in the second game, but Pete Brocklesby and Tim Coles fought back for their two points, both scoring 173.Dave Hughes ensured the X Men returned to form, scoring 171 and 180 in his team's 69-pin victory over Mixed Nuts.Results: Bee Gees 537 & 609 (1,146) 6 pts, Spares & Strikes 505 & 486 (991) 0; Pin Pushers 561 & 562 (1,123) 4, Palls Balls 464 & 579 (1,043) 2; X Men 511 & 587 (1,098) 4, Mixed Nuts 532 & 497 (1,029) 2.