Ottery four bring home more silverware with Sidmouth success

The winning Ottery team Eric Richardson, Richard Bland, Brian Salter and Terry House, with the Jubil

The winning Ottery team Eric Richardson, Richard Bland, Brian Salter and Terry House, with the Jubillee Trophy - Credit: Archant

Ottery bowlers enjoyed more success last week, writes Michael Smith.

After recently landing the Honiton Howard Cottrell Trophy, a team of four, Brian Salter, Eric Richardson, Richard Bland and skip Terry House travelled to Sidmouth to compete in the Jubilee Trophy and came away with the cup, scoring a magnificent plus 29 shot difference.

The ladies were not to be outdone when Dot Luff and skip Gail Hawke reached the county section final in the ladies pairs, they were up against a Budleigh duo and had a terrific 19-17 win, this means that Gail now only needs a couple of points to gain her County Badge - well done to everyone.

In the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League, the Ottery A team had a narrow single shot success over top-of-the-table Belmont A. The final score was 35-34 and there was a fine 17-12 victory in the match for the trio of skip Terry House, Tony Luff and John Ward.

There were mixed fortunes for the Ottery B team who suffered a rare loss when beaten at Tiverton West End D where they banked just the one point. However, they bounced back the following day to bank a maximum eight point haul from a fine home win over Madeira D.

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In this match there was a fine 26-10 win for Tony Bushell, Norman Lawrence and skip Ray Luscombe.

The C team struggled against Topsham D, going down on both rinks. In the EEML our near neighbours Feniton visited and proved to be not too neighbourly winning on all four 4 rinks!

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Finally, in a friendly at home to Tiverton Park, although Ottery won by three rinks to two, overall the match was lost 76 shots to 73 shots.

The best Ottery rink was the one of Jan Richardson, Richard Bland and skip Brian Baker (17-7).

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