Bowls men fly the flag at Sidmouth

A quiet week for the ladies and a rather disappointing one, writes Jenny Fricker.

In the one Foxlands league match against Padbrook Park, they only managed a win on one home and one away rink. A close home game was won by just one shot, J Brimson, P Wrench, E Clements and E Hewett 17-16. The away win was by P Pritchard, S Mison, B Sparkes and J Bishop, 20-13.

?Players began the week with a visit from the Devon Masonic’s side for a mixed match resulting in a comfortable win for Sidmouth 81-49. Scores: Elaine Reed, Dave Lever, John Farmer and skip Sheila Burnand 30-19; Ed Backhouse, Jane Painter, Betty Farmer and Mike Daw 22 -17; Ken Day, Sue Mison, Harold Casson and skip Dreda Taylor 29-13, writes Ron Cook.

The away match at Budleigh Salterton was a complete reversal of fortune with Budleigh winning 63-23.

Sidmouth recovered their form on Saturday with a good win against Dunkeswell 67-56. Best rink for Sidmouth was Betty Farmer, Christa Turner, Derek Limpus and skip Lady Captain Jenny Fricker 33-17. Tony Constable, Mary Price, Wendy Limpus and skip Dreda Taylor were also in the frame with a close score 18-15 in their favour. Well done to all.

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Also on Saturday the men were in action against Axminster in the County Inter league.

At home, Sidmouth won with an overall score 33 to 28, however, Axminster took the honours on their home rink with a 21 shot advantage, winning both rinks.

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Ray Tallent, Stuart Hamer, Brian Smith and skip Ron Cook dropped two shots on the last two ends to hang on to win 17-14. Tony Brown, Maurice Watson, Peter Mison and skip Colin Bryant led all the way for a 16-14 win on the home rinks.

Sidmouth finished the week with a friendly away match at Dawlish. Dawlish turned in some good bowling to win 71-33. Sidmouth’s best rink was Paddy Chew, Tony Constable, Sue Mison and skip Peter Mison 17 14.

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