Ottery bowlers chalk up hat-trick of friendly success


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In the County Trophy, Ottery men were up against Seaton to whom they succumbed to a three rinks to one defeat and an overall 76-66 shot loss, writes Michael Smith.

The lone success for Ottery was the rink of Tony Bushell, Peter Jones, Dave Brown and skip John Ward, who won 19-13.

In a rearranged LNBTL fixture, Ottery ladies had a convincing win at home to Pinces Garden, taking both rinks and the match by 40-19, the best rink was Moyra Griffin, Val Kille and skip Sharon Kenny, 24-5.

There was further success for the ladies in the LOFTL, when, although sharing the rinks at Sidmouth Yellow, they took the match 35-31 with Dot Luff, Carol Keating and skip Margaret Bright winning 21-12.

In the men’s Over-60s League, the A team came away with a hard earned draw at Heavitree A, sharing the points and the rinks with 30 shots each, Ottery’s winning rink was Tony Luff, Chris Hawke and skip Terry House, 20-17.

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The B team were at home to St Thomas B, winning one rink 20-11 with John Mabbott, Dave Rose and skip Brian Baker, but losing overall, 28-32.

However, there was great news for the C team, who enjoyed their first win of the season.

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Playing at home to BRoadclyst A, and thanks to an impressive 38-10 success by Keith Thorley, Brian Salter and skip Fred Dart, while losing the other rink by a margin of just four shots, Otter won overall 54-30.

Ottery then played a run of three friendly matches starting with a visit from Exonia.

Ottery were six shot winners at 58-52. The rinks were shared with Ottery’s best rink being that of Eric Richardson, Gerry Beighton, Steve Goodenough and skip Margaret Bright, 18-7.

Ottery then travelled to Chardstock, and, on another glorious afternoon, proved too strong for the home side, winning on all five rinks and taking the match honours 98-56.

The pick of the Ottery rinks was the one of Pam Baker, George Kille and skip Steve Hall, who won 23-7.

Ottery were on the road again, this time with a visit to Starcross where they completed a hat-trick of victories after a single shot, 66-65 success. The rinks were shared, and the best of the Ottery rinks was the one Dot Luff, Richard Bland and skip Steve Goodenough, 20-15.

Ottery ended a busy week’s action with a visit to table-topping Seaton in the EEML, coming away with a fine victory three rinks to one and by 81-68 overall.

In this match the best Ottery rink was the one of Terri Ward, Tony Luff, Ray Luscombe and skip John Ward, 26-19.

As always, all new players are welcome to come to the club on any Friday night from 6pm.

For more information please contact Mike Smith on 01404 811195.

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