Sidmouth bowler Karen Hollingdale awarded her County Badge

Karen receives her County Badge

Karen receives her County Badge - Credit: SBC

Sidmouth’s Karen Hollingdale recently travelled to Plymstock to play in her first County match and to receive her well-earned County Badge from Ladies County President Aileen Rowden.   

Our second team lost out to Honiton in the National Tony Allcock Mixed two 4's, as the rink of John Richards, Sue Turner, David Timms and skip Jane Painter lost by just one shot. 

In the County Men’s Foxlands, Sidmouth men defeated Axminster on both rinks. The home rink triumphed by a few shots but the away rink won by an amazing 23 shots to set up a semi-final against Honiton. Unfortunately, we exited the Men’s National 4’s after a loss to Topsham. 

In the Ladies Triples league, Sidmouth Blue team defeated Sidmouth Yellows and Crediton Green to bank maximum points. The Men’s Triples, meanwhile, enjoyed a much-needed win at North Tawton.  

Zena Johnson and John Mason have reached the Devon Mixed Pairs quarter final, but Alan Davies and John Mason lost out in the Men’s pairs. Andrew Lowe is through to the County Over 60's Men’s Singles quarter final. 

In the Men’s County 4's, Andrew Lowe, David Timms, John Mason and skip Ken Wheeler have reached the Group A section 3 final. In the Men’s County Triples, Andrew Lowe, David Timms and skip Ken Wheeler were beaten in the Section 3 B final.  

Finally, a couple of friendlies, as our ladies played at home against Honiton ladies. A good afternoon was had by all, with a win on one rink, a draw on another and a loss on the third. The overall win by just two shots was in Sidmouth’s favour and our winning rink was Joan Crook, Karen Hollingdale and skip Jill Bishop  

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Then, another home mixed triples, this time against Tiverton Borough. A good, dry and friendly afternoon of bowls saw both clubs taking the opportunity of introducing new and novice bowlers. 

These friendly matches are a great way to meet bowlers from other Devon clubs. The result, although incidental, was a win for Sidmouth 69 -58. Our top rink was Ron Peppin, Chris Ward and Janice Quinn.