Ottery ladies’ bowl to victory over Heavitree

Ottery St Mary bowls

Ottery St Mary bowls - Credit: Archant

The past week was another busy one for Ottery bowlers, writes Michael Smith

The ladies enjoyed a terrific 46-27 success at Heavitree in the LOFTL.

The ladies won on both rinks with Eileen Martin. Val Kille and skip Margaret Bright winning their encounter 24-12.

They continued their winning ways with a 43-31 away to Exonia, this time sharing the rinks, but ensuring the win thanks to a 28-10 success by Moyra Griffin, Sharon Kenny and skip Gail Hawke.

In the men’s Over-60s league the A team recorded only their second win of the season with a 38-28 win against Honiton C.


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Tony Luff, John Pethick and skip Terry House enjoyed a tremendous 25-12 success in this contest.

The B continued their winning ways with a maximum eight points banked from a victory at Madeira C.

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Tony Bushell, Norman Lawrence and skip Ray Luscombe were 18-15 winners in their game.

In the NBTL, Ottery ladies were 39-27 winners in a home meeting with Feniton.

However, the men proved less successful against Feniton in a County Trophy encounter, losing three rinks to one and by 91 shots to 61 overall. Richard Chapple, Clive Martin, Ray Luscombe and skip Terry House were the sole Ottery winning rink with a 20-17 score line in their favour.

A visit to Lyme Regis saw Ottery beaten 84-61, despite the rinks being shared two-all.

Carol Keating, Eric Richardson, Peter Jones, and skip Shirley Fewtrell served up the best Ottery show with a 20-16 success.

Last, but certainly not least, Ottery entertained Seaton in the EEML and, in a close contest, both teams won on two of the rinks with Seaton the overall 75-67 winners.

The top Ottery rink was the one of Jan Richardson, Dave Brown, Steve Hall and skip Tony Luff, 23-12.

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