Sidmouth bowlers asking: “What’s become of the whicker donkey”?
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I wonder what has become of our wicker donkey who usually spends the summer behind our top green, writes Bert Hague.
I had it on good authority it would be once again be in situ by the end of June.
However, it was a case of ‘no-show’!
They judged Sidmouth In Bloom without it, something is not quite right.
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It has been a really excellent week to play, the greens are running fast and the rain appears to be having a rest, simply not enough bowling.
The Over-60s teams were in Triples League action last week and returned a mixed back of results.
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The A team stayed at home to entertain Marine against whom they won 18-12 on one rink, but on the other they went down 21-20.
The B team journeyed to Tiverton West End and did well, winning 30-8 and 13-12.
However, the C team did less well losing 21-13 and 21-19 in their meeting with hosts Morchard Bishop.
Sidmouth took six rinks to Lyme Regis for a Saturday match.
The weather was kind and the competition, as always, fierce.
The final score was 103-86 in favour of the home side.
The best performing Sidmouth rink as the one of Steve Boyle, Jean Green and Jason Quinn.