Good week for Sidmouth bowlers

Bowling in the past week has been all at home with three visiting mixed teams, Bristol Chameleons brought six rinks from a variety of clubs in the Bristol area, Sidmouth winning 135-87 losing one rink only, writes Ron Cook.

Best rinks were Carol Keating, Tony Constable, David Fairclough and Jane Painter 30-6; Bill Dunbar, Doreen Pound, Alex Bent and Brian Smith 29-16; Anne England, John Greenaway, Jean Green and Ron Cook 22 -13; Ken Bridgman, June Thomas, Elaine Reed and Chris Rourke 20-12; Sheila Ingyon, Bill Knight, Bert Hague and Sheila Burnand 21-17. On the sixth rink there was an amazing turnaround after the tea break. Leading by 13-3 at the break, Sidmouth failed to score again!

The next match was split into four rinks of men and four ladies, each winning three rinks to one with an overall score of 173- 125

The score belies the quality of players from Clarence Weston super Mare which is a very strong club with quick greens. They found our greens difficult being much slower and were well down in most games at the halfway stage, improving in the second half.

The third match against Bradninch was reduced to Triples due to a shortage of players with Sidmouth winning three out of the four games.

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This was a busy week in the over-60s league for the A squad playing three times catching up with rained off matches. They took advantage of improved conditions playing home and away, earning 15 points ensuring a good finish in the league with two weeks to go. The B squad had another game cancelled, and C squad scored one point for a draw.

In scoring a full eight points at Heavitree A, the A squad team - Ray Tallent, Bob Daniels and skip Bob Seldon won 24-13 and Tony Holland, Brian Smith and skip Norman Brimson won 23-21. According to Norman this was the most extraordinary game he had ever played.

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At the halfway stage the team were 19-6 down having dropped a seven on the fourth and eight on the eighth. They went on to win by two, allowing Heavitree only two more shots. Well done to all the players.

? The club holds its annual charity coffee morning and table top sale on bank holiday Monday (August 27).

Entry is �1, to include coffee and cake. Stalls include jewellery, paperbacks, cakes, gifts, bottle tombola and a raffle. Please go along between 10am-noon and support 1st Sid Vale Scout Group’s Headquarters Appeal.

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