Cook skips team to victory at Sidmouth

Sidmouth Bowls Club Captains Day and the men's captain and vice-captain shake hands in front of the

Sidmouth Bowls Club Captains Day and the men's captain and vice-captain shake hands in front of the players before the action got underway. - Credit: Archant

With only a month remaining of the outdoor season, many of the finalists for the club competitions are known with only a few semi finals still outstanding, writes John Mason.

The finals will take place on September 10, 11 and 12.

The weather has not been too kind this past week and two men’s matches had to be cancelled as a result but the weather did give way last Thursday for the traditional Captain’s Day event to take place.

This saw this year’s captain Mike Borst raise a team to challenge a team led by vice captain John Mason.

Mike had also invited several past captains and presidents who no longer play to join the teams for a high tea laid on by the ladies committee and helpers; they certainly did him proud.


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The captain’s team had developed an early advantage by the tea break but perhaps an over indulgence by them (who could resist those cakes!) allowed the vice captain’s team to make a come back after the break.

All four rinks were closely fought with each team winning two rinks.

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After 1344 woods being delivered there was just a margin of three shots between the teams in favour of the captain.

The top rink by just four shots was the one skipped by Ron Cook and comprising Ralph Brooks, Trevor Smith and Maurice Watson.

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