Captain’s Day Spider success for Moyra Griffin

Ottery St Mary Bowls Club captain Terri Ward raises aloft the spider that was the subject of a compe

Ottery St Mary Bowls Club captain Terri Ward raises aloft the spider that was the subject of a competition on a special day at the club. - Credit: Archant

In the LOFTL, Ottery ladies had a convincing 56-18 win at Okehampton where the top Ottery rink was the one of Dot Luff, Margaret Bright and skip Gail Hawke, who won 38-10, writes Michael Smith.

Action from the Captains Day that was enjoyed by over 50 mermbers at Ottery St Mary.

Action from the Captains Day that was enjoyed by over 50 mermbers at Ottery St Mary. - Credit: Archant

In what turned out to be a very competitive friendly match at Hemyock, Ottery, although losing three rinks to one, managed to snatch an eight shot victory with a 79-71 final score, thanks in no small way to a fine 25-11 win for Eric Richardson, Sheila Lapping, Maggie Beighton and skip Brian Baker.

To end the week, club captain Terri Ward hosted Captains Day and some 50 members enjoyed a fun afternoons bowling, wearing anything ‘bright’ to brighten up an already fine sunny day.

Proceedings got under way with the much loved ‘Spider Competition’, this years was a little different with members bowling to a real spider !

Well, it was actually a spider made by club member Moyra Griffin, who strangely enough actually won it! You can draw your own conclusions from that! Moyra was presented with a bottle of whiskey kindly donated by men’s captain Peter Jones.

Members who turned out in force for the Captains Day at Ottery St Mary Bowls Club.

Members who turned out in force for the Captains Day at Ottery St Mary Bowls Club. - Credit: Archant


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After the match more members joined the players for a wonderful meal provided through the hard work of Terri and John Ward and Ann and Terry House, a huge thanks to them!

Money raised on the day goes to Terri’s chosen charity, this year a magnificent £684 was reached which will go to the ‘Prostate Cancer Research Centre’.

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Please visit the club website at www.otterystmarybowlingclub.com for all the news and events taking place.

Action from the Captains Day that was enjoyed by over 50 mermbers at Ottery St Mary.

Action from the Captains Day that was enjoyed by over 50 mermbers at Ottery St Mary. - Credit: Archant

The 'spider' is reasy as the Ottery St Mary bowlers prpeare to send their woods towards it.

The 'spider' is reasy as the Ottery St Mary bowlers prpeare to send their woods towards it. - Credit: Archant

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