More post-tea success for the Sidmouth bowlers

The winners of the Sidmouth Bowls Club quiz (left to right) Chris and Chrissie Leedham and Jim and R

The winners of the Sidmouth Bowls Club quiz (left to right) Chris and Chrissie Leedham and Jim and Rosemary Brown. - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth ladies were winners by a dozen shots when they played Isca in a midweek meeting, writes Carol Smith.

A week before, Budleigh had been a player short and Sidmouth leant one of their own to make up the numbers - and the same thing happened in this meeting with the Exeter-based visitors.

Unlike the previous week, Sidmouth enjoyed victory with their win being one of 58 shots to 46. The best of the home teams was the one Sandra Wheeler, Janice Quinn and skip Zena Johnson.

Isca also provided the opposition for a mixed friendly on Saturday. There was a bit of confusion to start with as the visitors arrived with only nine players for what they thought was going to be a triples meeting, while the home side had a dozen players on parade for what they understood was going to be a rinks match played, of course, in teams of four.

There is a format for working all this out, but Sidmouth captain Barry and his opposite number at Isca, amicably agreed just to play the game in the spirit it should be!


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Hence, at tea time Isca held a 22-16 advantage, but once again, post tea, the home bowlers rose to the occasion and went on to record a 44-39 overall success. Post match, all the talk was of just how much of a new lease of life a cup of tea does for the Sidmouth bowls effort!

The top performing Sidmouth rink was the one of Pat Hague, Susie Bonnell, Barry Curwen and skip Ken Tolley, who won 19-15.

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Saturday evening saw a fun quiz held in the clubhouse, kindly organised by Sandra and Ken Wheeler, and from all the laughter the members were obviously enjoying themselves.

A dozen teams of four took part and there were certainly some odd team names! At the end of the quiz, when the scores had been totted up, the winning team was ‘Mrs Brown’s boys plus one’, which comprised of Chris and Chrissie Leedham together with Jim and Rosemary Brown.

The social committee did a grand job of supplying a lovely supper and of course the bar did very well! Well done, everyone, this latest event was certainly a great success and now we all look forward to the next one!

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