Lane League ladies win on all four rinks

Sidmouth have had two County matches and two mixed matches away at Exonia and Torbay.

The over-60’s County Trophy match on Wednesday was played home and away against Torquay United. Sidmouth’s teams played well to hold Torquay to a narrow margin, losing by only three shots.

Playing at home, Bob Seldon skipped a winning rink 26-13 well supported by Robert Cartlidge, David Lever and John Mason.

At Torquay, Norman Brimson skipping, with Brian Smith, Mike Smith and Cliff Hewett, was narrowly beaten by one shot, having led all the way to the 18th end, when Torquay were lucky enough to trail the jack and pick up a four. Disappointing not to win, but a good effort by all our players.

On Saturday Sidmouth played their first Interclub match against Kingsley B, both sides winning overall on their respective home greens.

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The best winning rink for Sidmouth was Ivan Robins, John Chew, Jim Wrench and skip Bill Turner with 22-15. Peter Wilson, skipping the second rink at home with Ray Tallent, David Lever and Trevor Ashton-Pritchard came very close to winning, losing by only one shot. Leading at the 12th end they fell behind to 12-18 at the 16th. With a determined effort they fought back to lead 19-18 going into the final end but just lost out with two dropped shots. Overall, Kingsley B won 69-102.

Also on Saturday, the club played their first friendly match away against Exonia who proved the strongest on the day winning on all three rinks by 32-70.

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Lady Captain Jenny Fricker had the best rink supported by Ed Backhouse, Ken Day and Paddy Wrench, losing by a margin of just four shots.

On Sunday, the club travelled to Torquay for a four rink match against Torbay.

The overall result was a win for Torbay by 92- 71. Sidmouth’s one winning rink was a well-deserved 25-13 win for skip, Adelina Constable, ably supported by Betty Farmer, David Lever and Wendy Limpus.

Skip Adelina did have her troubles on one particular end, when 12 bowls finished in the ditch, but she still managed a two shot win on that end. Well done to all our players for their efforts against some strong opposition this week.

?Jubilation for the ladies playing in the Lane League against North Devon.

They won on all four rinks playing home and away gaining a maximum of 10 points.

It was especially pleasing to see new bowlers, Lorna Lever, Shirley Rose and Zena Johnson making their debut. Well done everybody.

Away teams G Cronk, S Cook P Harvie D Taylor 26-10; M Watson, J Green A Constable, R Mullin 15-12.

Home teams L Lever, M Price, S Graham, M.Smith 21-9; S.Rose, z johnson, B Sparkes, CTurner 19-13

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