Ottery St Mary bowlers win NBTL match at Feniton


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Ottery St Mary bowlers saw plenty of action last week, writes Michael Smith

The Ottery ladies began their week with an away fixture against near neighbours Feniton in the NBTL.

This contest produced a win on one rink and a draw on the other with the Otters winning overall by 43-31.

Skip Gail Hawke, Sharon Kenny and Val Kille were the victorious rink, 26-14. The same evening Ottery were up against Seaton in the County Trophy, but the men proved less successful than the ladies, losing three rinks to one and the match to a final score line of 83-64.

The only winning Ottery rink was the one of Chris Hawke, Brian Light, George Kille and skip Mike Smith, 26-10.

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In the men’s Over-60s League the Ottery A team travelled to Tiverton BC who were unfortunately a player short, so Ottery were awarded the victory and a full eight points. The win means that Ottery retain second place in the Divison Three table.

Meanwhile, the B and C teams continue to struggle in their respective campaigns, though the B team did manage a win on one rink, but lost the match against Okehampton C, 34-23. That successful Ottery rink comprised of; Chris Hawke, Tony Bushell and skip George Kille, 17-12.

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The C team went down on both rinks at home to Pinces C. In a friendly fixture, Ottery took five rinks to Lyme Regis, where the home side proved to be too strong, winning by four rinks to one. The lone successful Ottery rink was the one of Carol Keating, Celia Russell, Margaret Bright and skip Brian Baker, 18-10.

Ottery were up against Seaton for the second time in a week, this time in the Two Counties competition. The teams won two rinks each with Seaton narrowly taking the match 83-78. The best Ottery winning rink was the one of Dot Luff, Steve Hall, Molly Parker and skip Mike Smith who won 25-14.

Ottery ladies played Honiton ladies in a friendly fixture at Honiton recently, narrowly losing 45-52. In another friendly match played at Chudleigh, Ottery faired little better losing 61-43.

Last, but certainly not least in a busy period for the clubs bowlers, Ottery redeemed themselves with victory at Tiverton Boro’ in a Two Counties match.

The rinks of Val Kille, Dave Rose, Margaret Bright and skip Mike Smith, and Gail Hawke, Joan Saunders, Dave Brown and skip Ray Luscombe both had 11 shot winning margins, ensuring an overall win of 74-60.

Friday club nights continue throughout the season, new players are always welcomed and it is recommended that people turn up at 6pm with flat shoes or trainers.

All coaching and equipment is provided, all you need to do is turn up! For more information contact Mike Smith on 01404 811195.

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