Beachcombers rise to top

PUBLISHED: 11:16 23 December 2011

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Sidmouth men entertained near neighbours Budleigh Salterton. This is always a friendly but keenly contested match and on this occasion Budleigh came out the winners by 65-56, despite Sidmouth winning two of the three rinks, write Peter and Sue Mison.

Best rink was Maurice Watson, Harry Carpenter, Tony Holland and Bob Seldon who won by 24-18.

On Saturday, the men played their first round of the County Trophy competition against the holders Exonia on a two rinks at home, two rinks away basis.

It was very exciting for Sidmouth playing against such top flight players. Exonia won comfortably but, nevertheless, it was a match that was much enjoyed.

Congratulations to Ronnie Cook who won his quarter final in the Over 60s National Singles (Devon County section) beating Trevor Pipe from Honiton by 21-9.

Congratulations also to Jean Brimson, Evelyn Clements and Eileen Hewett who won their first round of the County Triples against Madeira by 23-12.

The Sidmouth League, played on a Friday evening at Sidmouth throughout the indoor season, has reached the half way stage.

Men’s teams from local clubs Budleigh Salterton, Exonia, Madeira, two teams from Lyme Regis, Seaton and two teams from Sidmouth take part in a league and cup competition with the finals and presentations held in April.

The Sidmouth League has been running for many years and as always is generously sponsored by Potbury’s.

Currently heading the table are the Beachcombers from Madeira with Lyme Smugglers, Exonia and Sidmouth Matadors in hot pursuit.

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