THE first results of this year’s Devon Winter League made depressing reading for Bideford Rifle Club, with all three teams losing their round one matches.

The A team had a poor first round and were well beaten by a high score from Budleigh TSC. A team. Martin Morgan top-scored for Bideford with 99.

The B team lost to Fonthill A by eight points, Mog Thomson and Yvonne Hoile joint top scorers on 97, while the C team had a one-point defeat at the hands of Tiverton B, Lorne Hamilton and Seth Taylor their top scorers with 96.

Bideford A 479 lost to Budleigh TSC 497; Bideford B 475 lost to Fonthill A 483; Bideford C 459 lost to Tiverton B 460.