Ottery have experienced a reasonably good start to the season, winning more than they have lost.

However, following the visit of Hemyock Bowling Club to Strawberry Lane on Saturday, June 1, this record was soon shattered.

The visitors won on three out of four rinks with the remaining rink being drawn.

The only way to describe this performance is: “A bad day at the office".

However it is not all doom and gloom, as the club is well represented in the preliminary rounds of county matches, as in both ladies' singles and ladies' pairs, and men's triples.

Club representatives have made it through to the second rounds.

The only exception being a ladies' singles match, where one Ottery lady was drawn against another - it is such a shame when that happens.

The Open Day held in April was a great success despite the rain cancelling the afternoon play.

However, the club does meet regularly on Friday evenings at 6.00pm, when anyone wanting to try out the game will be most welcome.

All the necessary equipment will be provided, but we do ask that a pair of flat shoes is worn.

There is still a full programme of fixtures to be played, so anyone who has recently moved into the area and has played bowls elsewhere, then they also will be welcome.