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27th September 2014

The Club finished the season by winning a friendly match against Cosham by 80 shots to 78.

 Club competition results:

 Mens Section

Several Competitions have been held over until next season due to illness etc.
 2 Wood: Winner – K Hunt, Runner-up – J Tobin
Pairs Winners – P Babbage & G Mahoney, Runners-up – R Livett & P Nicholson.

Ladies Section
2 Wood: Winner – P Upton, Runner-up – J Combstock

Pairs: Winners – J Combstock & L Flanagan, Runners-up – S Yarham & P Campbell

Championship: Winner – P Campbell, Runner-up – S Yarham

Unbadged: Winner – P Campbell, Runner-up – J Sainsbury

Handicap: Winner – P Campbell, Runner-up – J Sainsbury

 The Ladies’ Captain’s Day Trophy was won jointly by P Anderson and M Everard

 Although the bowling has finished for this year The Den is open on a Wednesday at   2 p.m. for Whist and Friday at 2 p.m. for Bingo. 
The Whist starts on 8th October and the Bingo on 10th October.  New members always welcome.

 



September 21st. 2014


O55s Finals

The Den played Brixham and won by 1 shot, then went on to beat Ipplepen by 20 shots to win the O55s Cup.

In a friendly match against Tiverton the Den lost overall by 88 shots to 119.  J Parsons lost to M Willavoys 15-19,  G Mahoney lost to
P Chidgey 12-27, J Staden drew 13 all with D Butt,
 B Melhuish lost to J Barrie 18-19, M Evans lost to E Edworthy 16-21 and
D Greenwood lost to M Robertson 13-20.

The Den played their annual ‘Local Derby’ against Bitton Park and lost overall by 98 shots to 108. 
B Melhuish lost to P Tetreault 13-17, J Staden lost to T Ash 18-19, K Hunt beat V Strutt 23-15, P Campbell lost to J Williams 11-25,
G Mahoney lost to D Vodden 11-20 and M Evans beat S Pook 22-13.



14th September 2-14

O55s:

 The X team played their last game of the season against  Bitton Park and lost by 34 shots to 36.  M Evans lost to T Daniels 10-20 and J Harvey beat G Shute 24-16.  2 points to The Den, 8 points to Bitton Park.

 SDLBL

 The B team played their final game of the season, losing 35-86 to Torquay B.  P Staden lost to B Leach 18-22, J Sainsbury lost to Russell 4-32 and D Huckin lost to J Perrett 13-32, all 10 points to Torquay B.

 Congratulation to Neil Murgatroyd and Kevin Hunt on reaching the finals of the Men’s County Pairs, where they lost  to Tony Knollman and Adam Loveridge of Barnstaple.

The Club played a friendly match against Bocking Alliance, from Essex, losing overall by 85 shots to 111.  U Previati beat J Bohannon 24-9, P Campbell lost to B Gibson 8-31, J Parsons lost to R Marshall 8-32, P Nicholson lost to C Seymour 10-14, B Melhuish lost to
Seymour 9-17 and L Previati beat C Clarke 16-8

In a match against Shaldon Juniors The Den scored 45 shots against Shaldon’s 66, winning on two rinks and losing on two.
The also played a friendly against Worthing Pavilion and won overall by 2 shots, losing on 2 rinks, winning on 2 and drawing on 1. 


6th September 2014


SDLBL

The Ladies A team played Torquay Country Club and lost overall by 32 shots to 70.  P Campbell lost to B Cudmore 5-23, J Flinn lost to D Dabinet 14-26 and S Yarham lost to C McCarthy 13-21, all 10 points to Torquay C.C.

The B team played Babbacombe and won by 58 shots to 42.  L Previati lost to S Sender 7-19, J Sainsbury beat P Bence 27-10 and
J Staden beat C Pillar 24-13.   8 points to the Den, 2 points to Babbacombe.

The B team also played Torquay B and lost by 35 shots to 54.  J Staden lost to P McCann 10-22, J Sainsbury lost to J Perrett 13-19 and L Previati lost to R Russell 12-13, 10 points to Torquay B.

The Den men played a friendly match against Cornwall Celtic and lost overall by 112 shots to 125.  G Yarham beat D Oates 22-18,
 J Staden lost to L Phillips 19-22, W Hawkins beat J Hancock 20-13, J Harvey beat A Read 21-19, D Greenwood lost to R Danylut 14-30 and M Evans lost to T Collins 16-23.

The Club played another friendly against Alexandra from Portsmouth and lost overall by just 152 shots to 158.  P Campbell lost to
G Dobson 14-18, W Hawkins beat T Sothers 20-9, B Melhuish lost to B Stands 17-31, J flinn beat D Deacon 21-17, P Painter lost
to F Middleton 11-30, J Staden lost to J O’Donnell 17-22, M Evans beat A Noley 35-15 and M Flinn beat B Floyd 17-16. 

A friendly against Barnwood resulted in an overall loss by the Den of 74 to 97.  J Parsons lost to C McCall 13-22, L Previati lost to W Manns 15-20, B Melhuish lost to F Parker 13-17,  W Hawkins lost to K Ferson 10-27 and P Campbell beat M Manns 23-11.

31st August 2014
O55s:
The Y team played Newton Abbot and lost overall by 38 shots to 44.  S Wilson lost to M Johnston 15-25 and M Flinn beat B Bolt 23-19.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Newton Abbot.

 
MDL
The Den played Bitton Park and lost by 54 shots to 62.  M Evans lost to T Daniels 9-24, J Harvey lost to R Warne 12-14, N Murgatroyd beat D Pope 16-13 and G Mahoney beat F Baker 17-11.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Bitton Park.

SDLBL
The A team played Ivybridge and lost by just 1 point, 46 shots against 45.  J Flinn lost to D Tyler 13-21, S Yarham drew 16 all with A Ashley and P Campbell beat M Bradbury 16-9.  3 points to The Den, 7 points to Ivybridge.
The Club played a friendly match against Starcross, and lost overall by 74 shots to 85.  G Yarham beat R Taylor 19-15, J Staden beat J Gardener 26-23, S Yarham lost to B Adams 13-21 and B Melhuish lost to S Hosgood 16-26.
In another friendly against Retired Civil Service from Plymouth, the visitors again won by 92 shots to 125.  M Kelly lost to K Rapson 18-20, P Campbell lost to G Gale 9-19, W Hawkins beat D Tarant 21-14, M Flinn beat C Nichols 28-17, P Attaway lost to P Carlyle 8-28 and D Greenwood lost to D Garfield 8-27.








24th August 2014

 O55s:
The X team played Buckfastleigh and won overall by 55 shots to 20.  M Evans beat S Shaw 27-9 and N Murgatroyd beat H Sampford 28-11.  8 points to The Den.

The Y team also played Buckfastleigh but lost overall by 27 shots to 30.  S Wilson lost to T Deemer 10-15 and M Flinn beat V Manfield 17-15.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Buckfastleigh.
SDLBL
The A team played Babbacombe B and won overall by 65 shots to 29.  P Campbell beat I King 15-8, J Flinn beat D flowers 23-13, S Yarham beat J Moran 27-8, all 10 points to The Den.
They also played Buckfastleigh and won overall by 61 shots to 48.  P Campbell beat R Look 27-15, S Yarham drew 17 all with J Purney  and J Flinn beat S Bowden 17-16.  9 points to The Den, 1 point to Buckfastleigh.
The B team played Victoria and lost overall by 27 shots to 70.  B Beecham lost to D Lang 11-22, L Previati lost to J Mason 9-22 and P Staden lost to J Huff 7-26, all 10 points to Victoria.
The Club also played two friendly matches, against Totnes they won by 104 shots to 87, and against Plymouth Hoe they lost by 115 shots to 95.
The club also hosted a game invloving the Mid Devon League and the original 5 clubs that started the league 100 years ago.  The result was a draw with the team playing for the MDL  made up of Den players winning the highest winning rink prize.  Given all the changes over the past 100 years the President of MDL felt that the future President for the 200th Anniversary would be born in Torbay that week.


17th August 2014

 

 

O55s:

The X team played Starcross and drew 32 shots each.  M Evans lost to T Sanderlands 12-21 and N Murgatroyd beat B Adams 20-11.  4 points to each Club.
The Y team played Chudleigh and lost overall by 26 shots to 32.  P Painter lost to I Mayle 8-18 but M Flinn beat P Joy 18-14, 2 points to The Den, 6 points to Chudleigh.
MDL:
The Den played away at Brixham  and won overall by 86 shots to 77.  M Evans lost to M Friend 17-28, N Murgatroyd lost to A Caunter 15-19, J Harvey beat K Penhaligon 20-19 and G Mahoney beat A Parker 34-11.  10 points to The Den, 4 points to Brixham. 
They also played Dartmouth and lost overall by 66 shots to 85.  M Evans lost to M Hawkins 12-29, J Harvey lost to P Hannaford 14-20, G Mahoney drew 20 all with W Varham and N Murgatroyd beat B Sherlock 20-16.  3 points to The Den, 11 points to Dartmouth.
A third game was played at home against Brixham and The Den lost by 57 shots to 90.  M Evans lost to M Friend 8-32, J Harvey lost to A Caunter 12-24, N Murgatroyd lost to A Parker 17-22 and G Mahoney beat H Riley 20-12.  2 points to The Den, 12 points to Brixham.

SDLBL:

The A team played Bovey Tracey and lost overall by 45 shots to 47.  P Campbell lost to B Salter 9-23, P Upton lost to J Fullbrook 11-17 and S Yarham beat S Saunders 25-7.  2 points to The Den, 8 points to Bovey Tracey.
The A team also played Buckfastleigh and lost by 46 shots to 52.  P Campbell lost toL Salter 10-25, S Yarham beat P Manfield 18-13 and J Flinn beat S Bowden 18-14.  4 points to The Den, 6 points to Buckfastleigh.

The B team played Marldon and drew 55 shots each.  J Sainsbury lost to L Haytread 14-18, P Staden lost to M Heath 14-34 and L Previati beat J Locke 27-3.  4 points to The Den, 6 points to Marldon.

 

In a friendly match against Bristol Chameleons, the Den lost by 89 shots to 120.

 

DIARY NOTE;

DEN BOWLING HAS A FETE/OPEN DAY ON MONDAY 25TH AUGUST.

FREE BOWLING FOR ALL

EVERYONE WELCOME

 

To see more about The Den Bowling club go to www.denbowlingclub.co.uk

10th August 2014

 

O55s:
The Y team played Bitton Park and lost overall by 23 shots to 46.  M Flinn lost to D Pearce 11-26 and P Painter lost to M Moon 12-20, all 8 points going to Bitton Park.
MDL:
The Den played a very tight game against Kingsbridge, just managing to win on the last ends.  M Evans drew 21 all against J Harding, J Harvey beat R Elson 20-19, N Murgatroyd beat D Hurreil 19-16, and G Mahoney beat J Peckham 18-17, 13 points to The Den, 1 point to Kingsbridge.
SDLBL:
Unfortunately the rain came at just the wrong time for the Ladies, and their League match against Torbay Country Club had to be cancelled, as the green was waterlogged.

The Den played a friendly match against a team from Wales, Rosolven, and lost overall by 76 shots to 109.  J Parsons lost to J Llewellyn 12-25, G Yarham lost to I Ace 16-23, B Melhuish lost to G Evans 17-24, D Greenwood lost to S Jones 17-20 and J Flinn lost to R Cader 14-17.

They also played a friendly against another Welsh team, Islwyn, and won overall by 67 shots to 64.  J Parsons beat D Cushing 23-15, B Melhuish lost to T Hutcher 14-18, G Yarham beat J Main 20-11 and W Hawkins lost to M Phillip 10-20. 

To see more about The Den Bowling club go to www.denbowlingclub.co.uk

3rd August 2014

 

 

O55’s  v  Kingsteignton

Y Team:

S Wilson 8  lost to K Johns 25

M Flinn 12 lost to N Harvey 29

Den 0  Kingsteignton 8

X Team:

No result

 

MDL v Buckfastleigh

G Mahoney 18 lost to C Raggett 26

J Harvey 18 beat I Hawkins 10

N Murgatroyd 16 beat S Shaw 15

M Evans 22 beat P Hoff 14

Den 12 points    Buckfastleigh 2

 

FRIENDLIES:

Den v Seaton

S Yarham 18  lost to R Rowley 23

D Greenwood 18 lost to J Niles 17

P Upton 16 beat R Plock 15

L Previati 17 beat G Mabon 16

G Yarham 19 beat P Whitworth 13

G Mahoney 18 beat L Sheen 14

Den  106  Seaton 98

 

Den v Rotherfied

W Hawkins 21 beat R Uidler 8

D Greenwood 17 beat J Butcher 10

S Yarham 12 lost to M Butcher 21

J Sainsbury 6 lost to R Lamport 23

P Upton 15 beat J Manser 9

Den 71    Rotherfield 71

 

          COUNTY

K Hunt & L Dedman lost to

M Webber & T Ash in mixed

Pairs final.

 

For more information go to www.denbowlingclub.co.uk

 

27 July 2014

 

MENS COUNTY TROPHY

The Den lost to Newton Abbot

M Evans lost to C Down  11-33

M Kelly   lost to R Johnson  13-23

J Harvey lost to A O’Neil  14-28

G Mahoney beat  G Foster 22-14

Den 60            Newton Abbot 98

          O55’s X  v Shaldon

M Evans 21 – R Baker 15

J Harvey  24 – A Leggott 11

A Win for The Den 45-26

          O55’s Y  v Bovey Tracey 

P Painter 13  - R Parker 19

C Pocock 10 – B Lee 23

A Win for Bovey Tracey 42 - 23

          MDL  v  VICTORIA   

M Kelly lost to T Raston 18-24

M Evans lost to R Lindon 13-24

J Harcey beat B Sleeman 19-13

G Mahoney beat N Carroll 33-7

Den 10 points Victoria 4 points

          COUNTY

Linda Dedman (Den) won the Section final for the over O55  Ladies singles 21-17 beating Pat Simmonds of Shaldon.

Uli Previati (Den) won the Section Final for the over 60’s singles beating John Berry of Kingsteignton

21-15

Kevin Hunt & Linda Dedman won into the mixed pairs Section final by beating Dawlish Lawn  17-14 in the semi’s

 

J Harvey & Murgatroyd lost to T Ash & M Webber 24-15

20th July 2014

 

 

            OVER 55’s

The X team played Newton Abbot and won overall 36 shots to 32

M Evans 19 beat D Creber 17

J Harvey 17 beat R Davidson 15

 The Y team played Shaldon but lost overall 28 shots to 31

S Wilson beat D Carlton 18-9

M Richards lost to C Gray 10-22

         MDL

Den played Buckfastleigh and won 10 points to 4

M Evans beat T Deemer 28-11

J Harvey lost to C Raggett 16-23

G Mahoney beat S Shaw 27-14

M Kelly lost to P Hoff  13-21

Den 84   Buckfastleigh 69

                COUNTY COMPS

K Hunt & M Kelly won section 5 final in the unbadged mens pairs against Starcross
U Previati won section 5 semi final in the Over 60’s mens singles beating  N Chapman from Buckfastleigh  21-16K Hunt & L Dedman won a 2nd round tie in the mixed pairs beating  M Leggott & A Leggott  25-20 from Shaldon

             DEN CLUB COMPS

J Combstock & L Flanagan will  meet P Campbell & S Yarham in ladies pairs final
R Livett &  P Babbage will meet G  Mahoney & P Nicholson in mens pairs final
M Flinn & L Flanagan will meet M Kelly & L Previati in mixed pairs final

 

            SDLBL

 

The A team suffered a 10-0 Defeat to Kinsteignton   
J Flinn lost to V Grant 17-24
S Yarham lost to E Elliott 12-19
J Combstock lost to A Mason 8-25



                                                                               12th July 2014

 

 

O55s:

The 'X'  team played Bovey Tracey and won overall by 39 shots to 27.  M Evans lost to P Martin 14-16 but N Murgatroyd beat D Elphick 25-11.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Bovey Tracey.

MDL:

The Den played Paignton Torbay and won overall by 74 shots to 68.  N Murgatroyd lost to K Claarke 11-24, M Evans beat D Pratt 18-16, G Mahoney beat P Gerry 20-16 and J Harvey beat T Jage 25-12.  12 points to The Den, 2 points to Paignton Torbay.

 In the MDL Pairs U Previati and N Murgatroyd beat A Walding and R Parker of Bovey Tracey 31-9.

 In the County Mixed Pairs, M and N Murgatroyd beat T Jay and D Brierley 29

In the O55s County Singles, L Dedman (Den) beat M Kirsey (Newton Abbot) by 21 shots to 15 and now goes through to the Section Final

SDLBL
The Ladies ‘A’ team played Bovey Tracey and won by 46 shots to 44.  S Yarham lost to J Fullbrook 12-21, J Flinn beat B Salter 20-12 and P Campbell beat S Saunders 14-11.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Bovey Tracey.

 The ‘A team also played Kingsteignton and won overall by 58 shots to 42.  P Campbell beat J Higham 21-13, S Yaarham lost to A Mason 15-16 and J flinn beat S Fox 22-13.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Kingsteignton.

 The ‘B’ team played Paignton ‘B’ and lost by 24 shots to 66.  P Staden lost to A Blakeley 12-24, L Previati lost to S Dring 3-20 and J Sainsbury lost to I Mason 9-22, all 10 points going to Paignton.

 The Den also played two Friendly matches, against Tiverton they lost by 90 shots to 96, but against a touring team from Godstone, Surrey, they won by 107 shots to 91.

To see more about The Den Bowling club go to www.denbowlingclub.co.uk

 

 

5th July 2014

 

O55s:

 The X team played Abbrook Park and won by 39 shots to 28.  M Evans beat P Ray 22-14 and N Murgatroyd beat K Dunn 17-14.  8 points to The Den, nil to Abbrook Park.
The Y team also played Abbrook Park but lost overall by 26 shots to 36.  M Richards beat R Slinger 15-13 but P Painter lost to G Clarke 11-23.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Abbrook Park.

 In the County Mixed Triples N Murgatroyd, M Murgatroyd and U Previati beat a team from Chudleigh to go through to the next round.

 In the Ladies County Singles, Linda Dedman beat S Martin from Bovey Tracey by 22 shots to 18.

 SDLBL
The Ladies ‘A’ team played Babbacombe ‘B’ and won overall by 42 shots to 37.  P Campbell beat J Moran 15-12, S Yarham lost to D Flowers 10-17 and J Flinn beat I King 17-8.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Babbacombe.
The Ladies ‘B’ team played Victoria ‘B’ and lost overall by 29 shots to 61.  J Sainsbury lost to P Keen 12-23, L Previati lost to J Huff 7-24 and P Staden lost to J Mason 10-14, Victoria taking all 10 poins.

 The Den played a friendly match against Saltash but lost overall by 73shots to 88
P Nicholson lost to C Johnson 10-31, S Yarham lost to J Parsons 19-20, J Staden beat A Mason 23-18 and B Melhuish beat S Simmons 21-18.
To see more about The Den Bowling club go to www.denbowlingclub.co.uk


June 27th 2014
O55s:
The X team played Bitton Park and won overall by 39 shots to 30.  M Evans beat H Rodway 19-15 and n Murgatroyd beat T Daniels 20-15.  8 points to The Den, nil to Bitton Park.
The Y team played Newton Abbot and lost overall by 26 shots to 39.  M Richards lost to B Bolt 13-18 and P Painter lost to K Luscombe 13-21, giving all 8 points to Newton Abbot.

MDL:
The Den played Victoria and won overall by 90 shots to 65.  G Mahoney beat M Carroll by 26 shots to 13, N Murgatroyd, beat L Lindon 19-12, M Evans beat B Sleeman 24-18 but J Harvey lost to T Basten 21-22.  12 points to The Den, 2 points to Victoria.
We are now halfway through the Season and The Den has scored 76 points from 7 games in the MDL, a very good start.

In the Foxlands Trophy the men came up against Kingsteignton.  M Evans, G Mahoney, B Melhuish and J Tobin won their home match, but N Murgatroyd, M Kelly, P Babbage and U Previati lost the away game.  The Den lost on overall score and is therefore out of the competition.
In the County Mixed Pairs Competitions, Mr and Mrs Murgatroyd beat Mr and Mrs Callard from Bovey Tracey 25-14. 
In the County Benevolent Pairs, N Murgatroyd and U Previati beat K Hunt and J Parsons 19-12.

 

SDLBL
The Ladies ‘A’ team played Torbay Country Club and won overall by 52 shots to 48.
P Campbell lost to D Dabinet 10-15, S Yarham beat M Morgan 18-13 and J Flinn beat B Cudmore 24-20.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Torbay Country Club.

 

 

21st J7une 2014

In the Over 55s league the X team played Buckfastleigh and won convincingly by 52 shots to 21.  M Evans lost to S Shaw 10-15 but N Murgatroyd’s rink beat M Anderson’s rink by 42 shots to 6.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Buckfastleigh.
 
The Y team also played Buckfastleigh but lost by 27 shots to 41.  M Flinn lost to K Murray 14-20and C Pocock lost to B Dowdell 13-21, all 8 points going to Buckfastleigh.
 
In the second round of the Top Club Trophy The Den played Starcross, but lost by 3 disciplines to 2.  In the Rink, M Evans lost to N Selly 7-31, in the Triples M Kelly beat P Martin 12-9, and J Harvey beat D Adams 19-13 in the Pairs.  In the 4 wood singles J Tobin lost to S Whittle 18-21 and in the 2 wood singles J Parsons lost to T Sanerlance 9-21.
 
In the South Devon Ladies League the Den ‘B’ team played Paignton and lost overall by 34 shots to 68.  L Previati lost to A Blakeley 13-14, P Staden lost to S Dringe 9-26 and B Beecham lost to I Mason 12-28, all 10 points going to Paignton.
 
The B team also played Abbrook Park and lost overall by 31 shots to 71.  J Sainsbury lost to J Piper 6-27, P Anderson lost to R Excell 12-29 and L Previati lost to C Hewings 13-15, 10 points going to Abbrook Park.
 
The Club also played a friendly match again visiting Minehead, but lost overall by 88 shots to 102.  U Previati lost to H Blackmore 12-25, G Mahoney beat C Thorp 25-9, N Murgatroyd lost to K Rowls 19-21, B Melhuish lost to N Cox 21-19 and L Previati lost to M Fryard 11-18.
 

June 14th Report

 

This week saw The Den jointly hosting The Teignmouth Open Bowls Tournament.  A number of Den members entered the various competitions but unfortunately none of them reached the finals.

 Because of the Tournament, there was very little domestic action, but the Den Men did play two Over 55s matches.

 The Over 55's X team’s winning streak came to an end when they played Starcross, and lost overall by 29 shots to 34.  M Evans drew 16-16 with T Sanderland and N Murgatroyd lost to B Adams 13-18.  1 point to The Den, 7 points to Starcross.

 The Over 55's Y team played Chudleigh and lost overall by 21 shots to 52.  P Painter lost to T Gillett 11-21 and S Wilson lost to P Joy 10-31.  No points to The Den, 8 points to Chudleigh.

 In the Devon County Inter Club competition, the Ladies played Honiton.  Although they won on one rink by 18 shots to 17, they lost on the second by 9 shots to 37, thereby giving Honiton the overall winning total.

 Den member Linda Dedman played Maggie Sumner in the County Ladies Singles, and won by 21 shots to 14.



8th June 2014

 

In ‘Y’ Division of the Over 55s League The Den played Bitton Park and lost overall by 22 shots to 40.  P Painter lost to D Pearce 8-24 and S Wilson lost to M Moon 14-16, giving the full 8 points to Bitton Park.

 

In the MDL The Den played Bitton Park and won overall by 103 shots to 55.  N Murgatroyd, M Kelly, C Pocock and U Previati beat T Daniels’ rink 25-12, M Evans, J Staden, B Melhuish and J Tobin beat G Shute’s rink 26-14, J Harvey, K Hunt, P Babbage and J Parsons beat F Baker’s rink 37-6, and J Flinn, G Yarham, P Attaway and P Nicholson lost to P Tetreault’s rink 15-23.  12 points to The Den, 2 points to Bitton Park.

 

They also played Bovey Tracey and again won, this time by 89 shots to 69.  M Evans, J Staden, M Allcorn and J Tobin lost to C Wright’s rink 18-24, J Harvey, K Hunt, P Babbage and J Parsons beat D Saunders’ rink 26-17, G Mahoney, G Yarham, P Nicholson and M Flinn beat T Ridgewell 21-18 and N Murgatroyd, M Kelly, C Pocock and U Previati beat P Martins’s rink 24-10.  12 points to The Den, 2 points to Bovey Tracey.

 

In the Foxlands Trophy The Den men won the home and away matches against Abbrookk Park.  J Harvey’s rink won 2012 and N Murgatroyd’s rink won 21-20.  They now go forward to play against Kingsteignton in the next round.

 

On Tuesday The Den men played a friendly match against  Devon Patrons, and won by 124 shots to 102.  G Yarham drew 21 all with D Viles, J Staden lost to R Redick 16-22, M Evans beat K Gay 23-15, J Harvey beat D Hawes 25-9, G Mahoney beat J Chapman 29-14 and M Flinn lost to R Buckely 10-21.

 

On Saturday the Club played a friendly match against West Middlesex Tourists, 6 rinks of men, 2 rinks of ladies.  The Ladies lost by 1 shot, 33-34, and the men lost by 14 shots, 103.117.

30th May 2014


 

The Den started the week with a friendly but close run match against Belmont Exeter, which they lost by 71 shots to 74.  S Yarham lost to A Timmings 17-26, G Yarham beat B Pyatt 24-9, M Flinn lost to J Harry 12-24 and G Mahoney beat K Bright 18-15.
On Bank Holiday Monday the Den ran an ‘Open Day’ when members of the public were invited to try their hand at bowls, free of charge.  This resulted in two prospective new members, and several signed on for a month’s temporary membership, with a view to becoming full members.  Food and drink, including a barbecue, were laid on, which made for a friendly social event.
In a Devon County Inter-Club match, the Den Ladies played Madeira.  They lost on one rink by 18 shots to 22, but won on the second by 27 shots to 11, thereby winning overall and go through to the next round.
In the MDL the men played Kingsbridge and won overall by 80 shots to 68.  N Murgatroyd beat J Peckham 30-9, M Flinn beat J Brothers 21-14, M Evans lost to R Kerswell 15-20 and J Harvey lost to J Harding 14-25.  10 points to The Den, 4 points to Kingsbridge.
The Over 55s X team played Kingsteignton and continued their winning streak by beating their opponents by 63 shots to 29.  M Evans beat M Pow 43-17 and N Murgatroyd beat B Pow 20-12.  8 points to The Den, nil to Kingsteignton.
The Y team also played Kingsteignton but lost by 31 shots to 39.  M Flinn lost to K Johns 13-29 but P Painter beat A Stokes 18-10.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Kingsteignton.
In County competitions N Murgatroyd and U Previati beat T Ash and A Roberts in the Mens Pairs and N and M Murgatroyd beat D Mercer and C Strutt in the Mixed Pairs.
Finally, The Den played a friendly match against Rock Park, Barnstaple,  and narrowly lost by 120 shots to 132.

 

22nd May 2014

 

 

 

In the Over 55s league the X team have won all 4 of the matches played, the latest being this week against Shaldon, which they won by 37 shots to 30.  M Evans beat B Baker 15-14 and N Murgatroyd beat A Leggett 22-16.  8 points to The Den, nil to Shaldon.

The Y team have won 1 match and lost 2, the latest being against Bovey Tracey, which they lost by 33 shots to 37.  M Flinn lost 15-26 and S Wilson won 18-11, giving 2 points to The Den and 6 points to Bovey Tracey.
 
In the MDL The Den won their first match of the season, and this week played Bovey Tracey, winning overall by 97 shots to 64.  M Evans beat B Lee 27-18, N Murgatroyd beat D Saunders 27-14, J Harvey beat C Wright 23-13 and G Yarham beat P Martin 20-19.  All 14 points to The Den.
 
They also played Paignton Torbay but lost overall by 78 shots to 88.  N Murgatroyd beat W George 19-17,  J Harvey beat P Gerry 30-19, M Evans lost to D Pratt 16-26 and G Yarham lost to K Clarke 13-26.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Paignton Torbay.
 
In The South Devon Ladies Bowls League The Den ‘B’ team played Babbacombe ‘C’ and lost overall by 53 shots to 54.  J Sainsbury lost to P Bence 17-21, P Staden lost to C Pillar 17-19 and L Previati beat B Bastow 19-14.  2 points to The Den, 8 points to Babbacombe.

16th May 2014

O55s League
The X team played Newton Abbot and won overall by 67 shots to 17. M Evans beat R Davidson 39-10 and N Murgatroyd beat A rice 28-7. 8 points to The Den, nil to Newton Abbot.
 
The Y team played Shaldon and won overall by 34 shots to 28. M Flinn beat D Calton 17-14 and S Wilson beat G Gray 17-14. 8 points to The Den, nil to Shaldon.
 
MDL
The Den played Dartmouth and won overall by 84 shots to 63. J Harvey lost to P Caddy 11-17, N Murgatroyd beat P Hannaford 31-12, M Flinn beat W Varnham 22-15 and M Evans beat J Tremlett 20-19. 12 points to The Den, 2 points to Dartmouth.
 


SDLBL
The Den ‘B’ team played Marldon and lost overall by 40 shots to 46. J Sainsbury beat J Locke 16-15, L Previati lost to L Haytread 7-20 and P Staden beat V Howe 17-11. 4 points to The Den, 6 points to Marldon.
 
The Den Ladies played Torbay Country Club in the 4-3-2-1 competition and lost overall by 47 shots to 89.
 
The Den played a friendly match against Caldicot, a visiting team from Wales, and lost overall by 133 shots to 162.
 


9th May 2014
O55s League
 
The X team played Bovey Tracey and won overall by 43 shots to 26. M Evans beat D Saunders 18-17 and N Murgatroyd beat D Humphreys 25-9. 8 points to The Den, nil to Bovey Tracey.
 

SDLB Ladies League:
 
The Ladies ‘B’ team played Abbrook Park and lost overall by 33 shots to 60. J Sainsbury lost to R Excell 11-19, P Staden lost to C Hewings 7-29 and L Previati beat J Piper 15-12. 2 points to The Den, 8 points to Abbrook Park.
 
In the Grace Matthews competition the Den Ladies lost overall to Bitton Park. The Den won the 2 wood singles and the pairs, Bitton Park won the 4 wood singles, the triples and the rinks.
 


4th May 2014
O55s League
 
The X team played Abbrook Park and won overall by 42 shots to 24. M Evans lost to T Frampson 16-17 and N Murgatroyd beat J Davison 26-7. 6 points to The Den, 2 points to Abbrook Park.
 

The Y team also played Abbrook Park and lost overall by 22 shots to 56. C.Pocock lost to M.Busby 15-18 and P Painter lost to R Slinger 7-38. Nil points to The Den, 8 points to Abbrook Park.
 
SDLB Ladies League:
 
The Ladies ‘A’ team started the season with a match against Ivybridge, and lost overall by 49 shots to 51. P Campbell lost to D Tyler 26-8, S Yarham beat M Bradbury 25-11 and L Previati beat A Ashley 16-14.