A HIGHLY competitive match between Ilminster and visitors Puriton in the Somerset and Devon Mixed League on Saturday resulted in a tie with the scores 37 each.

Scores: Des Maull, Isobel Rymall, Eric Keitch and John Osborne 18, D Clarke 17; Val Dargue, Roy Orme, John Mitchell and Rod Parkin 19, T Ainsworth 20.

On the same day Ilminster ladies played Yeovil in the Optica Trophy and came away with a resounding victory after taking all rinks.

Scores: Pairs – Heather Grinter and Maureen Mitchell 21, M Rogers 13; Triples – Sarah Lightfoot, Sue Spurway and Angie Watkins 23, G Jones 11; Fours – Myra Childs, Jill Parker, Dot Whelan and June Checketts 21, M Warnett 11.

An Ilminster ladies Over-50s two wood triples team is through to the area final against North Wilts after a 20-10 win at Taunton Deane.

Scores: Angie Thompson, Heather Grinter and Maureen Mitchell 20, Lyn Williams 10.

On Sunday Ilminster’s men beat Somerset Under-25s 54-35 in a three rink friendly.

Scores: John Wells, Bill Bailey, Cyril Cox and Matt Hamilton 23, G Aldridge 8; Dave Hall, Stan Fowler, Roger Lench and Ken Parker 18, R Williams 10; Dean Patmore, Derek Carter, Steve Webster and Sam Webster 13, R White 17.