Ottery St Mary said farewell to another superb outdoor season

Ottery St Mary bowlers

Ottery St Mary bowlers - Credit: Archant

Ottery St Mary said a fond farewell to another outdoor season last Sunday, writes Michael Smith.

Fittingly the weather was at its glorious best for the playing of the ‘Final Drive’.

The event was hosted by club captain Sharon Kenny, who has had a very busy but enjoyable term in office.

The afternoon started with the inevitable ‘spider’ competition, for the uninitiated this is where members surround the green with one foot in the ditch, and on the sound of the bell everyone bowls a wood to a central jack.

On this occasion Sylvia Rowe had the nearest wood to the jack and so won a bottle of wine and chocolates, generously provided by the club captain.


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Members then enjoyed a fine afternoons bowling with the best winning rink being that of Fenella Griggs, Shirley Merrick (in her very first match), David Rastall and skip John Pethick 29-6.

The proceedings were drawn to a close with a sumptuous buffet after the game, with great thanks to a host of members for their hard work in preparing the meal

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So another year comes to a close, but Ottery continue with their Friday club nights throughout the winter, with skittles on most of these evenings, together with various social events, which are always well attended and help swell the funds to keep Ottery St Mary Bowling Club, the successful, friendly club that it has become.

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