Ottery Over-60s Triples bowl way into club history books


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Away from the club’s 30th anniversary celebration the Ottery bowlers also cerate a new ‘first’ for the club, writes Michael Smith.

The men’s Over-60s Triples League teams managed to all win, and on the same day too, which is very much a historic ‘first’ for the club!

The A team were able to bank maximum points from a victory over Starcross.

In this match John Ward, Peter Jones and skip Mike Smith were 23-4 victors.

At the same time the B team enjoyed a six point success against Tiverton West End C, with Clive Gibbs, Clive Martin and skip Tony Bushell on the winning rink (21-10). Completing a perfect hat-trick were the C team who took all eight points on offer in their meeting with Topsham D with the best Ottery rink being the one of Dick Ludgate, John Westwood and skip Ken Dennis, who triumphed 27-12.

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There were two matches played in the Two Counties League with the first being an 88-80 win over Seaton who did win three rinks to one. However, some excellent bowling from Kevin Vernon, Sharon Kenny, Dave Rose and skip John Pethick, who won 33-6, ensured Ottery enjoyed overall success.

A trip to Hemyock saw the rinks shared, but Ottery won once more, this time 81-78 with the best rink being the one of Pam Baker, George Kille, Dave Brown and skip Gail Hawke 29-15.

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In the ladies NBTL Ottery had a good win at Crediton 38-28, with one rink drawn and Pam Baker, Sharon Kenny and skip Mollie Parker winning the other, 21-11.

To complete a busy week Ottery played host to Chard in a friendly fixture, winning a very close contest 59-57 with two rinks each, and finally, they also enjoyed a four rinks to one and 82-68 success at Chagford.

There is still two months of the outdoor season to go, so plenty of time for any newcomers to the sport to come to the club on a Friday night from 6pm, where coaching and equipment will be provided, just wear flat shoes or trainers, for more information contact Mike Smith on 01404 811195.

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