Life in the the winning Lane
The ladies had their first game in the Lane competition against North Devon winning on two of the four rinks and overall by five shots, the best rink being Betty Farmer, Mary Turner, Jan Jameson-Bates and skip Eileen Stribling, write Marian and Maurice Watson.
On the same day the men played an Over 60s County Trophy game against Budleigh Salterton and although winning two of the four rinks lost the game by eight shots.
Sidmouth’s most successful rink was Ray Tallent, Tony Holland, Dennis Denner and skip Ron Cook.
Two mixed matches were played in the week; the first against Budleigh Salterton, which was won comfortably by 43-29, Brian Barber, Beryl Sparkes, Paddy Wrench and skip John Mason having the best result.
The second match against Honiton, played as triples, was won narrowly by Honiton, again John Mason skipped the best rink, assisted by Sue Mison and Sheila Burnand.
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In the first round of the Denny Cup, a men’s national competition, Mid Devon, the opponents, won convincingly with Sidmouth being successful on only one of the four rinks; Brian Barber, Stuart Hamer, Bert Hague and skip Brian Smith winning with a score of 27-12.
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