Elmore skittlers become second team to accomplish a treble season
By Lewis_Clarke | Monday, June 11, 2012, 05:04
ELMORE's skittle team have been celebrated becoming only the second team to complete a treble winning season.
Elmore Skittles Team with their three trophies - Steve Bird, Lecester Crocker, Jim Huxtable, Michael Lowman, Roger Lowman, Andrew Parr, Geoffrey Parr, Gary Pearce, Phil Stadon, Terry Webber
The team won the Pring and League knockout cups while being crowned Challenge Cup winners in the Tiverton & District Skittle League 1st Division.
Elmore become the second team to win the treble - a feat last accomplished by Uffculme Club in 1963.
The team beat the Welcome Inn in December before going on to win the league with 40pts, six ahead of runners up Wyndham Allosorts who Elmore defeated in the League Knockout Cup in May.
Team captain and the league's skittler of the year Roger Lowman said: "This year we've had the right camaraderie, and this year everything seemed to come together.
"We only lost two games away from home, and other teams don't particularly enjoy coming here to play against us.
"You don't win the league by carrying people, and you're only as good as your worst players - our averages always stand out every season."
The team will now be entered into the national Blackthorn Championships where they will compete for the chance to win £6k.