Ottery B secure Triple League Division Seven title with final outing success


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Ottery played host to the Wales and South Monmouth Ladies touring party, writes Michael Smith.

Ottery made up four rinks and there were a further three ‘home’ rinks made up of players from neighbouring clubs.

However, the Welsh ladies’ proved too strong and came out winners by five rinks to two.

In their final match of the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League, the Ottery men’s B side entertained Madeira C in classic winner-takes-all match to determine which of the pair ended as Division Seven champions!

It was the Ottery team that emerged victorious to the tune of a 40-20 score line thanks to wins on both rinks. There was a terrific 28-9 success for Richard Chapple, John Mabbott and skip Brian Baker while the rink of Tony Bushell, Norman Lawrence and skip Ray Luscombe held their nerve to win 12-11. Congratulations, to the entire squad on a marvellous season.

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There was a run of friendly matches starting with a 74-65 home reversal at the hands of visiting Belmont. The rinks were drawn two-all. The best of the Ottery rinks was the one of Jan Richardson, Steve Goodenough and skip Sharon Kenny, who won 18-14.

The visit to Starcross was hit by rain that led to a shortened fixture. Ottery went down two rinks to one with one drawn and by 52-37.

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Carol Bennett, Clive Russell, Terri Ward and skip Mike Smith supplied the win for Ottery thanks to a 15-8 success.

There was a return to winning ways with a three rinks to one success over Dunkeswell. Derek Hunt, Carol Keating and skip Terry House enjoyed a 24-7 victory that all helped towards an overall 76-51 success.

Last, but not least, the final EEML match of the season saw Ottery welcome Culm Vale and the campaign was rounded off in fine style with Ottery winning three rinks to one and 66-61 overall.

Richard Bland, Tony Luff, Dave Brown and skip Mollie Parker were the best winning rink for Ottery thanks to a 17-11 score line.

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