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Rouges' Paul does the business
1:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport Latest
IN division two of the Highbridge & District Skittles League The Rouges skittler and estate agent Paul Hale was in terrific form, finishing with a 16 flopper to take his total to 99, which also included a 24 double flopper on the sixth hand.
With Andy Hale, Richard May, and Matthew Phillips all scoring 70+ the Rogues posted a huge 550, leaving opponents Off The Rails trailing by 35 pins despite a spirited 79 by Bruce Hardwidge.
At the top of the division, the Social Club remain unbeaten after beating Misfits by 45, Steve Tindall topping the board with 81.
At the bottom, Hedgejumpers won their first match of the season, dispatching the Crown Criminals by 12, Phil Hodgson doing the damage after scoring 73.
In division one, Shunters ended Tryers’ winning run in spectacular fashion, winning by 59 after scoring a massive 554, the highest score of the season so far.
Martin Rogers and Steve Popham both scored 89 – with Rogers having a 22 double flopper and Popham clearing the diamond on all seven hands, the Shunters had two hands of 98 and 91.
Another player to record a big score was Steve McCann with 88 for the Poachers, including five spares, laying the foundation for a nine-pin victory over Steamers.
The closest match of the night was when The Lads defeated the Cowboys by a solitary pin as the Cowboys failed to get the 70 required for victory.
In division three there was some spectular skittling, Dominic Wills scoring 86 at the Railway Inn to guide Ghosttrains to a convincing win over Alleycats.
Another skittler in great form was Simon Prior, who rattled up 86 for Bombardiers to help them to a 22-pin victory over Bellends.
At the top of division three the Brent Knoll Inn tasted defeat for the first time this season, going down to Nobby’s One by seven pins despite scores of 75 and 72 from Keith Priddice and Simon Puddy.
In division four, Top House find themselves joint top with Outsiders, both having won four out of five, and this week Top House defeated the Home Guard by 11 pins, while Outsiders saw off the White Rebels by four pins, a disastrous sixth hand of only 51 costing the Rebels dearly.