Sidmouth bowlers asking: “What’s become of the whicker donkey”?

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn. - Credit: Archant

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.

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