‘Feel good’ league at Sidmouth

I have just returned from a very successful Sunrise League feeling replete and satisfied. In this league, members of the club play a fun game in the morning and another in the afternoon, writes Jenny Fricker.

Everyone joins together for lunch. The food was exceptional and we all thank Sylvia and Ron Cook and helpers for providing a hot, two-course meal at minimum cost. This is a happy event when members of the club get to socialise and, perhaps, have a glass of wine.

In the Lane league, the team, struck by illness, had to play three reserves. Thanks to Freda Humphries for stepping in at the last moment. There was only one winning rink, S Rose, C Turner, M Smith and Beryl Sparkes 28-10 but this was enough to give an overall win and, therefore, four points.

Congratulations to Jean Brimson, Evelyn Clements and Eileen Hewett for reaching the zone finals of the county triples to be played against Madeira at Honiton at 9.30am on March 4. Supporters would be welcome.

?The men felt like they had camped out at Exonia this week with an over-60s County Trophy match on Wednesday, County Trophy knockout on Saturday and a mixed friendly match, also away, on Saturday, writes Ron Cook.

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Sidmouth won the friendly 51-50. The winning rink for Sidmouth was quite extraordinary, being 9-0 down after seven ends, then winning 11 consecutive ends to finish 23-11. Marian Watson, David Ingyon, Wendy Limpus and skip Rosemary Mullin were the team. Very well done.

Both County trophy matches went in favour of Exonia by a significant margin. It was however, a great opportunity to play against such stars as Ian Bond and witness first hand their skill and tactics.

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In the over 60’s match, Sidmouth had one winning rink at Home in Mike Smith, Bert Hague, Bob Daniels and skip Norman Brimson 28-17. Best away rink was a narrow loss for Ray Tallent, Brian Smith, Jim Wrench and skip Ron Cook by just two shots on the last end 20-22.

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