Jackdaws soar to top spot

Wendy Wheeler of Jackdaws. Picture: Mick Young (114020-10)

Wendy Wheeler of Jackdaws. Picture: Mick Young (114020-10)

Portsmouth Victory won the EIBA national men's over-60 fours title in Nottingham. From left: Colin Thresher, Barry Starks, Charlie Bailey, Dave Watts, pictured with EIBA president Mike Andrew

Starks leads Victory to national title

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Jackdaws have made a great start to the Victory Ladies’ Triples League.

Firstly, Wendy Wheeler’s side won by three shots against Geordies (Kath Patrick).

And then, with Ann Walters skipping, they enjoyed a one-shot win against Fillies (Trish Hampson) to take an early lead in the title race.

Robins (Sheila Wilson) are their closest rivals after an eight-shot victory against Blues (Pat Varney).

Allsorts (Gary Snook) are the early leaders in division one, thanks to a seven-shot win against Gamblers (Barry Stafford) and a 13-shot win against Long Jacks (Dave Meyer).

Moneyfields (Trevor Moore) got off the mark in their first game as they scored a single on each of the final three ends to beat Split Ends (Brian Le Marquer) by one shot.

Kackanders (Graham Guy) enjoyed a stroll in their first fixture as they included a count of six in their 17-shot victory against Ice Creams (Martin Wake).

Layabouts (John Biggs) lead division two after a 10-shot victory against Yankers (John Leggett) and a nine-shot win over Portchester Vets (Mark Howe).

Crescent (Adrian Snook) opened their season with a six-shot victory against Royals (Graham Moore).

Odd Bowls (Steve Caine) are the early front runners in the Tuesday triples.

They made a perfect start with a seven on the final end in a 10-shot victory against Citizens (Geoff Matthews).

Then, with Dave Powe as skip, they followed it up with a 22-shot runaway win over Leeways (Brian Jones).

On top at an early stage in the Wednesday league are Gravediggers (Dave Perks).

They scored a six on the first end as they trounced the Newcomers (Harry Blackman) by 21 shots.

On top of the Friday league are Standons (Mike Dunnington) after they beat Biggles (Trevor Smith) by six shots.

Delivering at the top of the Tuesday day league are Postie Pats (Paul Ellis).

They were six-shot winners against Draymen (Ted Coward).

And then went on to conquer Pembroke Park (Stan Lincoln) by 11.

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