Sidmouth bowlers enjoy another busy week of action

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

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

What a busy week again for all concerned at Sidmouth Bowling Club, writes Susie Bonnell.

On Thursday, it was a mixed friendly game, away at our good friends and neighbours – Seaton, and, hurrah - the sun shone!

Good bowling, good company plus good weather - it reminded everyone why they love outdoor bowling. Seaton won on two rinks and lost on two - but Seaton were the overall winners with a score of 65 shots to 59.

The top Sidmouth rink was the one of Susie Bonnell (skip), Roy Elgon, Liz Boyle and Peter Mison, who won 20-13.

On Saturday there was a home game – a mixed friendly of four triples against Bradninch.


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This contest saw home success on three of the four rinks and with an overall score of 76 shots to 56.

As nice as it was to end as winners, the main point was a good afternoon’s bowling with really nice people.

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As seems the pattern this summer, Saturday was a relatively dry day with sunny spells - so we guessed what the next day would bring - and we were almost right! However, on Sunday - our Open Day - with the afternoon filled with in-house semi-final matches - it didn’t just rain, it deluged!

Thank goodness the Open Day event had always planned to use the indoor rinks! Matches eventually had to be abandoned as it was only fit for ducks outside.

Many thanks, to all the hearty souls who made the Open Day a success by venturing out in that weather and many thanks to all the club members who came and helped.

So to Monday - and yes - following the pattern, it was a lovely dry sunny day, which was most welcome for our friendly ladies match of triples against Chardstock.

This time it was the visitors who went home happy with an overall win - although by a very narrow margin of two shots.

The Sidmouth winning rink of ladies was led by skip, Janice Quinn, with her team, Wendy Cox and Margaret King.

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