Sidmouth ladies edged out in close encounters at the Devon County Finals Weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:52 14 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:52 14 September 2018

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Early on Sunday morning, I went off to Plymstock with others to watch two of our club members, Jean Brimson and Jill Bishop, play in the semi-final of the ladies’ County Over70s pairs, writes Carol Smith.

The previous day, Jean and Jill, together with another of our own, Ann Capron, were supported by a large contingent of Sidmouth folk as they played at the same venue, contesting the semi-final of the ladies’ county two-wood triples.

Some of our supporters even stayed overnight so they could also support on Sunday!

Unfortunately, our three lost the semi-final to a very strong team from Newton Abbot.

On the Sunday it was a different story!

In the semi-final, Jean and Jill played a very good pair from Barnstaple Ashley Road BC. Although our pair trailed a little behind for several ends, they dug deep, got up a head of steam, won the last few ends, and secured a 17-12 success and a coveted place in the final.

A 30-minute break followed before our duo were back on the green where, under some brilliant sunshine, they came up against a terrific pairing from Torbay CC who, on this occasion, took the match honours. That said, how brilliant did our ladies do to grace County Finals Day. Well done, ladies.

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