Ottery bowlers enjoy fine home wins over Budleigh and Topsham


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The weather once again hit the Ottery St Mary bowls schedule over the past week, writes Michael Smith.

All the matches that had been due to be played in the men’s Over-60s Triples League were washed out.

What action that there was began with a brace of home victories. First up, Budleigh came over for a six rink meeting that resulted in Ottery winning 4-2 on rinks and by 113 shots to 107 shots.

The top performing Ottery rink was the one of Maurice Flower, Terri Ward and skip John Ward, who won 29-14.

Topsham were our next visitors and they too were beaten 4-2 on rinks and this time the match score was 118 shots to 92 shots in Ottery’s favour.

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In this match the top Ottery rink was the one of Jan Richardson, Margaret Trayhurn, Keith Thorley and skip Richard Bland, who enjoyed a 22-8 success.

Ottery continued their run of home fixtures when they entertained Plymstock. However, this time the visitors had the better of things, winning four rinks to two and overall by 116 shots to 88.

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The top Ottery rink was the one of Eric Richardson, Margaret Trayhurn, Frank Jones and skip Maureen Phillips, who won 21-12.

The Ottery week ended in defeat with a three rinks to one loss at the hands of hosts Feniton in an EEML meeting.

In what was a 68-58 reversal, the best Ottery rink was the one of Jan Richardson, Clive Russell, Tony Luff and skip Peter Jones, who won 20-12.

As always new players are welcome to come along to the club on a Friday evening from 6pm to try their hand at bowls.

With some six weeks still left in the outdoor season there’s plenty of opportunity for new folk to come along and try their hand at the sport.

All that you need is suitable flat soled showed. For more information on the Friday night sessions and indeed all things Ottery St Mary Bowls Club, feel free to ring Mike Smith on 01404 811195.

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