Sidmouth bowlers enjoy Sunday success over Tiverton Borough

Sidmouth bowling club friendly. Ref shsp 19 17TI 2428. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowling club friendly. Ref shsp 19 17TI 2428. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth bowlers entertained Tiverton Borough in a Sunday afternoon fixture, writes Carol Smith.

The contest comprised of four teams of triples and a good afternoon, with a wonderful half-time tea, was enjoyed by all!

The match was a close encounter throughout with the final score being 54-52 in Sidmouth's favour.

Three of the four rinks were won by the visitors, but an empathic 19-5 success for Brian Godbeer, Sue Turner and skip David Bates, tipped the overall balance in favour of the home side.

On Monday afternoon a mixed team of six rinks representing the Plymouth Retired Civil Servants visited Sidmouth.

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They arrived early and were pleased to see the sun shining. One lady commented that she need not have brought her waterproofs with her - hmmm!

How wrong was she to be for the match was ultimately abandoned after 13 ends as a mix of thunder, lightning and hailstones, made it impossible to play on.

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That left al retiring, hurriedly, to the tranquillity of the clubhouse where all were grateful of the chance to dry off and grab a drink! As for the score at the premature end of proceedings? It was 63-57 in favour of the Plymouth team, though the rink scores were tied at three-all. The best of the home rinks was the one of Paddy Chew, Chris Radburn, Peter Bates and s?ip, Susie Bonnell.

Due to the continued somewhat 'unseasonal weather' of late - all our other matches in the week were cancelled. Please could we see summer soon…

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