Ottery ladies bowl to fine success at Seaton

Chris Hawke

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Ottery St Mary ladies had a fine win at Seaton last week, writes Michael Smith.

Playing in the LOFTL the ladies were 35-30 winners with Terri Ward, Joan Saunders and skip Margaret Bright on the winning rink (21-6).

The ladies followed that result up with an even better performance at home to Topsham in the LNBTL winning on both rinks and overall by 56 shots to 13.

In this match Terri Ward, Joan Saunders and skip Margaret Bright were again in terrific form as they secured a fine 33-9 success.

In the EEML Ottery lost by three rinks to one at Tiverton Boro’, the winning Ottery rink was Tony Bushell, Carol Keating, Peter Jones and skip Terry House (22-11).


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In the men’s Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League, for the second time this season all three Ottery teams secured wins!

The A team were 36-32 winners over Uffculme A with John Ward, Peter Jones and skip Mike Smith netting a 24-14 success. This result also means that the team’s safety in Division Two is guaranteed.

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The B team once again took maximum points thanks to a 45-35 score line in their favour against Chagford. Here the best Ottery rink was the one Tony Bushell, Norman Lawrence and skip Ray Luscombe (25-13). This result also meant that the B team secured promotion to Division Six.

Competing a hat-trick of success, the C team were 41-35 winners against Broadclyst with Graham White, Brian Salter and skip Fred Dart the top Ottery rink thanks to a 20-13 success.

In a friendly match at Madeira in Exmouth, Ottery won four rinks to two and overall by 119 shots to 97.

Carol Bennett, Brian Salter, Sharon Kenny and skip Ray Luscombe were 30-10 winners in this match. The team followed that with a four rinks to one win at near neighbours Feniton. The final score was close with Ottery winning 94-48 and the best of the Otters rinks was the one of Carol Keating, Gerry Beighton, Sharon Kenny and skip Norman Lawrence (27-10).

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