First Fours at Sidford

Sidford Short Mat Bowling Club held its first 'Fours' Tournament competition in Sidford Social Hall.

Eight teams from across East Devon took part and teams from Newton Poppleford and Woodbury enjoyed good results in the group stages against 'more fancied' opposition. Woodbury emerged from the Group stage unbeaten and went on to contest the final against Colyton. The final was played in a good sporting atmosphere but Colyton proved to be too strong and each of their players made good contributions to their victory.

Pictured are the finalists: Woodbury at the back (from left: Arthur and Janet Cuff, Bev Williams and Alan Shere). Colyton, at the front (Peter Morgan, Brian Bliss-Hill, Don Hansford and Peter Barnes).

The club is grateful to the local businesses who provided raffle prizes: Brophys and the Clock Tower Restaurants; East Hill Pride Farm Shop; Fields of Sidmouth; Otter Inn Carvery; Sidmouth Market; The Salty Monk and Upper Crust Hairdressers.

Sidford Short Mat BC is now enrolling new members, experienced and beginners, to join them on their club afternoons each Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4pm. Whether you are a competitive type or would just fancy an afternoon 'roll- up' game on club days, you will be made equally welcome. Tuition is given to absolute beginners, so why not give the club a ring on 01395 516130 or 579678.

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