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Devon County Under 21 ‘s .
On 29th March 2015 a squad of under 21 bowlers from Devon, Dorset and Somerset competed against a team of Welsh juniors at Taunton Deane. The teams and scores were as follows:
Rink 1 Josh Thomas, Shania Oliver, Hannah Morfey, James Hampton (Skip)
Rink 2 Chris Raddon, Lewis Campbell, Liam Crawford, Jonathan Hoaen ( Skip)
Rink 3 Steven Apsey, Ffion Reed, Kieron Kniveton, Will Stevens (Skip)
Scores James Hampton 17 - 24; Jonathan Hoaen 20- 22 Will Stevens 17-27
Rink 1 Victoria Bilson, Anthony Hobby, Lewis Brimble, Rebecca Cresswell (Skip)
Rink 2 Jack Porbon, Louie Woodrow, Jack Shannon, Ryan Nash (Skip)
Scores Rebecca Cresswell 20-14; Ryan Nash 26-16
Rink 1 Jack Groves, Ryan Hooper, Levi Hembrow, Luke Townsend (Skip)
Score 28 - 11
Overall score: Western Counties team 128 v Welsh Under 17s 114
Report on Under-21s game: Mixed Southern Counties V Welsh Under 17s
On 1st March the combined rinks of 3 Devon, 2 Dorset and 1 Gloucestershire team went to the Newport Indoor Bowls club (an excellent venue) to compete against a Welsh Under 17 squad.
Unfortunately one of the cars carrying some of the Devon team suffered a breakdown, but we were able to enlist the help of Esti Parry & Anna Lawrence from the home team to make the teams complete.
The Devon Rinks were as follows:-
Steven Apsey,Jennifer Wheelie, Kieran Kniveton, Will Stevens
Jordan Kingshott, Alicia Harris Connor Thompson James Hampton
Liam Crawford with one senior played with the Welsh girls mentioned above
Kieran Daniels, Scott Eveleigh & Jimmy Smith unfortunately didn’t play.
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On Sunday 4th of December the under 21's travelled to the Plymouth Life Centre to play against the Plymouth I.B.C who kindly stepped in at the last minute when the Devon County Ladies had to cancel, so a very big thank you to everyone who helped to enable the game to go ahead.
The result in the end was a defeat for the under 21's, with one winning rink and one rink drawing which was a good result against a strong Plymouth Team, the winning rink was Tyler Fielder (Plymouth), Zara Clench (Dawlish), Connor Thompson (Plymouth) and Kieran Daniels (Exonia) who were presented with a County Presidents pen. Two players, Amy Brooks (Plymouth) and Ben Mitchell (Dawlish) playing in their first game were presented with their Colts Badge.
After the game the club provided a bowlers tea for everyone, although quite a discussion went on whether it was cream first and then the jam or jam first and then the cream a compromise was made with half one way and half the other!!! all taken in the spirit in which these games are played.
The next game is due to be played at Taunton Deane on Sunday 8th January with a 2pm start.
Mike Sellick and Tracy Crawford (6/12/2016)
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