Ottery St Mary Short Mat Bowls stage successful charity competition

The Sunday winners at Ottery St Mary; (Back row, left to right); Brab Hallowes, Val and Phil Lucas,

The Sunday winners at Ottery St Mary; (Back row, left to right); Brab Hallowes, Val and Phil Lucas, Motley Crew. Mary Bolshaw (Hospicecare) Arthur Cuff, Motley Crew. Front Row; Bobby McConnell, Geoff Nutty and Fred Millard of Biddesham - Credit: Archant

Ottery St Mary Short Mat Bowls Club held their Annual Weekend Charity Three’s and Four’s competitions at the institute last weekend.

Sidbury short mat bowls team; (left to right); Ron Berry, Ottery chairman, Eric and Caroline Pavey,

Sidbury short mat bowls team; (left to right); Ron Berry, Ottery chairman, Eric and Caroline Pavey, Veda and Doug Brown, Brab Hallowes, Ottery Secretary. - Credit: Archant

Teams from Somerset, Devon and Dorset were in attendance, all competing to raise money for the new Hospice Day Centre in Honiton.

The event was organised by Bridget and Brab Hallowes.

Honiton Support Group provided an excellent array of meals, cakes during the week-end competitions, all organised by Mary Bolshaw and her team.

All the teams participating and the club would like to thank them for their assistance and friendly banter during the weekend.


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Thanks also to the bowlers who competed, some on both days and those who gave generously to the fundraising.

The winners of the Saturday Four’s competition were local team Sidbury, with the runners-up being Cerne Abbas.

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The Sunday Three’s competition was won by Motley Crew from the Yeovil area and with the runners-up being another Somerset-based side, Biddesham.

It is thought the magnificent sum of £1,400 was raised by the event and a presentation will be made to the charity at a forthcoming presentation evening.

Bridget and Brab Hallowes would like to thank everyone involved, club members, the Honiton Hospice Support Group, bowlers who competed for a wonderful weekend of competitions and fundraising.

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