Joyful Jubilee Cup at Sidmouth Bowls Club
- Credit: SBC
The Men's Jubilee Cup at Sidmouth Bowls Club is when we invite seven local clubs to play in a drive against seven Sidmouth teams; Belmont, Honiton, Ottery, Madeira, Seaton, Budleigh and Lyme Regis.
Despite a late withdrawal, our guru John Mason sorted it so that nobody lost out and everyone played and had a great afternoon. Halfway through the match, all were served with a lovely ‘bowlers tea’ organised and prepared by Zena, Mary and Brenda. The bar was manned throughout the afternoon by Tony, Sue, Dougie and myself.
The winners were Seaton with a score of plus 15. The Trophy and a bottle each was presented to them by Vice Captain Roger Stewart. The best Sidmouth team was David Bates, Jerome Hagen, Mike Blake and skip Tony Broughton, with plus 8.
Then came Clarence Bowls Club from Weston-super-Mare. We meet them on alternate years, home and away. A great afternoon was had by all and it was a pretty close game. The bar and tea ladies were kept rather busy.
Sidmouth were lucky enough to win by a small margin 95 to 88. We lost on three rinks, drew on one and won two. Both the winning rinks won by 10 shots each. They were, Ron Peppin, Janet Squires, Chrissie Leedham and skip Alan Donaldson, 21 – 11, and Deborah Robertson, Derek Mounford, Tony Broughton and skip Jill Bishop, 19 - 9.
Great news in the Ladies County Unbadged Pairs, where Chrissie Leedham and Sue Turner are through to the Section 3 Final, atching Andrew Lowe and Ken Wheeler, who are also through in the equivalent men's competition. We all wish them luck and hope to see them in the County Quarter Finals, where they play winners of a different section.
Andrew Lowe went to Madeira to play the semi- final of the County Over 60's Singles. It was obviously a very close game at 20 all. Andrew was holding shot for the game, then Ken Roberts took it away to give him the 21 shots required. That's bowls, but maybe next year.