Lady bowlers enjoy Shaldon visit

Sidmouth hosted the National Top Club Competition against Budleigh Salterton.

Sidmouth hosted the National Top Club Competition against Budleigh Salterton.

There were four disciplines: four, three, pair and single. On Sidmouth's only winning rink were Pat Pritchard, Sue Mison, Anne Capon and Jill Bishop 19-10.

Unfortunately, this was not good enough to take Sidmouth through.

However, a very exciting and enjoyable morning was followed by a delicious lunch. Many thanks to all those who helped, especially umpire Rosemary Mullins and marker Mary Price.

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The Over-50s League was also played against Budleigh and, again, on the home green, on a beautiful sunny day and watched by some appreciative spectators, Sidmouth won five points overall with Marie Wall, Jenny Fricker and Anne Capon on the winning rink 27-18.

The Ladies' cup competitions started with the Three Wood and, despite a blustery wind, there was good competitive play. Two rounds were played during the day. Well done to all those who took part and congratulation to the winners.

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The only Ladies' match was away against Shaldon. What a lovely setting! Fortified with the local hostelry's food - especially sandwiches made with the locally caught crab - Sidmouth's ladies' three triple teams took to the green at Shaldon.

A very warm welcome and a lovely al fresco tea at half time made this a memorable afternoon.

Sidmouth ladies were on good form with the following results: Elaine Reed, Catherine Hune andMary Smith 27-2; Jane Painter, Jean Mountford and Christa Turner 18-5; Jill Lewis, Sue Mison and Jill Bishop 14-14. Well done, ladies a very good result.

County Competitions have now started - good luck to all Sidmouth Ladies who have entered - we hope to read about successes later in the season.

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