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Maudslay make hay while title rivals sit out
12:00pm Thursday 14th February 2013 in Sport
MAUDSLAY took advantage of the second and third-placed teams not playing in the Studley Skittles League to extend their lead at the top after seeing off Swan.
Carlo Sanseverino (39), Dave Ford (37), and Dick Walters (35) all played well for Maudslay as they saw off fourth-placed Swan, who had Mel Bayliss (38), Dave Maule (36), and Joe Withers (35) play well.
Well Developed maintained their fifth spot with a win in a low scoring game against Swingers.
Liz Hindson, led the way with a 35 for Developed in a poor first leg, but they gradually overhauled their opponents.
Swingers’ captain, Brenda Morris scored 43 and Larry Hanks (33), but neither were able to inspire their team.
Only four pins separated Chris and Gerry Show and Lodge Farmers after four legs and a close finish seemed likely.
Farmers then had a great last leg to leave their opponents needing a big total of 72 to win but C&G Show couldn’t repeat last week’s heroics and slid to a disappointing defeat.
There were good scores for Farmers’ Tim Jones (44), Glyn Morley (40), Richard Long (34) and 33 each from Laurence Evans, Steve Smith and Lynne Long, while Richard (34) and Liz Hall (33) replied for C&G Show.
Alley Cats recovered from last week’s poor performance to complete the double over Team BG.
Alley Cats’ Tony O’Connor helped himself to a 14 pin stack-up in a 38 total, with teammates Pete Sollis scoring 39.
Ray Cartwright for Team BG had a great night notching 43 pins, while teammates Gail Stringer and Robert Baker chipped in with 36 and 35 respectively.
Bottom team Trouble Makers were always struggling in their game against Jumbos.
Only Tina Cooper (34), Marci Beauchamp (33) and Mandy Stone (31) scored more than 30 pins for Trouble Makers.
Jumbos, had eight players scoring more than 30 with Rich Johnston and Len Quartly bagging 35 each and Ken Fitter picking up 33 pins.
Results: Swan 307, Maudslay 332; Swingers 280, Well Developed 293; C&G Show 301, Lodge Farmers 316; Team BG 310, Alley Cats 326, Trouble Makers 270, Jumbo Jet Set 310.