WESSEX MIXED FRIENDLY LEAGUE FOURS 2021
The final League table for 2021 is appended below. Although Somerton finished well down the League table there were mitigating circumstances that caused the League not to function as normal. Due to Covid restrictions, the organisers decided to reduce the number of rinks played from 4 to 3 for the season, with all matches played in greys. During the early part of the season, numerous games were postponed due to problems in travel to away matches (car sharing restrictions) and a significant number of bowlers deciding that whilst restrictions were in place they would not participate. Some Clubs also did not commence their fixtures until all restrictions were lifted in June.
It should be appreciated that this competition provides an opportunity for all the Club bowlers to participate in a friendly competitive forum. Whilst a high league position is desirable it is more important that all playing members have the opportunity to enjoy playing home and away matches against local clubs. In 2019 a good cross-section of the membership did participate in these matches.
SOUTH & WEST SOMERSET LADIES LEAGUE 2021
Despite the Covid restrictions and a few problems with the weather, most matches were completed with only five not played. In accordance with the new rule agreed at the 2019 AGM the final results (tabulated below) were slightly adjusted to allow for these.
Somerton finished towards the bottom of the table but in view of the difficulties experienced this season, participation was more important than the result. Congratulations to the winners, Taunton Deane
COUNTY MEN'S LEAGUE COMPETITION 2021
As a result of Covid restrictions, a decision was made early in the season to cancel the League fixtures for 2021. Although it was suggested that participating Clubs fulfil these fixtures as Friendlies, in the event very few such games were played.
Somerton was accepted into South & West Division 2 in 2019 but has yet to play a competitive match. At the time of writing the County have provided a fixture list of twelve matches per Club for the 2022 season
LEAGUE FIXTURES 2020
All League fixtures were cancelled this season due to the pandemic.