Ottery St Mary four land Jubilee Cup win at Lyme Regis

The Ottery team that won the Jubillee Cup at Lyme Regis; (left to right) Mike Smith, John Ward, Stev

The Ottery team that won the Jubillee Cup at Lyme Regis; (left to right) Mike Smith, John Ward, Steve Hall and Terry House - Credit: Archant

Ottery St Mary sent a team of four to compete once again for the Lyme Regis Bowls Club organised Jubilee Cup, and the quartet returned with the shield.

Skip Mike Smith was ably assisted by John Ward, Steve Hall and Terry House finished the competition with a score of plus 27 and that was comfortably good enough for them to bring the trophy back to Ottery St Mary for the third year running!

The runners-up up were Bridport with a splendid score of plus 23.

For two of the team, Terry House and Mike Smith the win made it personal hat-tricks for the pair had been involve din all three Ottery teams to win the cup.

Away from that particular success the Ottery bowling week began with a visit to Chagford where Ottery won on four of the five rinks – the other was won by the home side – to seal an 82-68 overall success.


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The best of the Otters’ rinks was the one of Dick Ludgate, Carol Keating and skip Ray Luscombe, who won 20-6.

In the men’s Over-60s Triples League the A team lost away at Tiverton West End A, but they did won on one rink thanks to the efforts of John Ward, Dave Rose and skip Mike Smith who won 23-15.

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The B team banked maximum points from their home meeting with Cullompton and, in this match, the top performing Ottery rink was the one Clive Gibbs, Clive Martin and skip Tony Bushell, who won 25-10.

However, it proved to be a bad week in the Two Counties League! There were defeats on all rinks played in the meeting away at Culm Vale and also in the home fixture with Feniton!

Finally, in a friendly fixture away to Pinces Garden, Ottery lost by four rinsk to two.

Here the best Ottery rink was the one of Ann Howells, Richard Chapple and skip Terry House who secured a 19-11 success.

Friday club nights continue to attract new players to the sport, just come along from 6pm and all 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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