Otters edged out by Sidmouth in County Trophy


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The first match in the County Trophy saw Ottery take on a Sidmouth side that came away with the win at 86 shots to 65, winning two rinks to one with one rink drawn, writes Michael Smith.

The best Ottery rink was the one of Chris Hawke, Richard Brand, Dave Brown and skip John Ward, who won 21-18.

In the LOFTL, the ladies had a good win, 32-22 at Budleigh where there was a good 32-22 success for skip Terri Ward, Moyra Griffin and Val Kille.

In the men’s Over-60s League, Ottery A suffered a narrow 36-32 defeat on their visit to Culm Vale A, losing on one rink and drawing the other.

However, in a rearranged fixture at home to Hemyock A, they came away with their first win of the season, taking maximum points with Tony Luff, Steve Hall and skip Terry House having a fine 19-8 victory. The B team also had a maximum points win at home to Heavitree B, 41-25, the best rink being that of Tony Bushell, Norman Lawrence and skip Ray Luscombe, 21-11.

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The C team are still waiting for their first win, but came mightily close in their match away to Marina C where they were edged out by just three shots at 33-30. In this match there was a thrilling 18-17 victory for Charles Jarvis, Brian Salter and skip Fred Dart.

Ottery then had a couple of friendly fixtures, Seaton were first up proving too strong, winning 92-72 and winning two rinks with two others ending all square.

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Next up, a visit to Budleigh, and, in a very close match, the rinks were shared three each with the home team just winning 92-90.

The best Ottery rink was Pam Baker, Gerry Beighton and skip Brian Baker, 20-10.

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