Ottery ladies edged out by Sidmouth Blue


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Ottery St Mary ladies were edged out in their LOFTL meeting with Sidmouth Blue, writes Michael Smith.

The Otters shared the rink scores, but missed out by a single shot in terms of the overall score, going down 33-32.

The successful Ottery rink was the one of Jan Richardson, Pam Baker and skip Gail Hawke, who won 18-13.

There was another close encounter in their EEML meeting, one that again the rinks were shared, but with Ottery ultimately edged out 64-60.

In the men’s Over-60s Triples League, there was a terrific win for the A team over Uffculme that saw the men bank all eight points. The best rink was the one of Richard Bland. John Pethick and skip Terry House, who won 16-11.

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There was not such joy for the B team who went down on both rinks at home to Madeira C, but the C team clocked up another win thanks to a 39-33 home win over Hemyock B. For the C team, the top rink was the one of Bryan Salter, Maurice Flower and skip Fred Dart, who won 23-13.

Ottery ladies enjoyed another good win in the LNBTL when they defeated visiting Topsham 32-29.

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In this match the winning Ottery rink was the one of Dot Luff, Sharon Kenny and skip Maureen Phillips, who won 20-16.

In a home friendly, visiting Pinces Gardens proved much too strong, winning 100-68.

The sole success for Ottery came from the rink of Melvin Trayherne, Maureen Phillips and skip Kevin Vernon, 20-16.

Last, but certainly not least, in an EEML fixture away at Honiton, both rinks were successful as Ottery claimed a narrow single shot victory.

With just four weeks left of the summer season, it is not too late for new players to the sport to come along on a Friday night from 6pm and try their hand at the sport.

All coaching and equipment is provided, all that is asked is that folk turn up in suitable flat shoes or trainers. For more information, contact Mike Smith on 01404 811195.

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