Sidmouth bowlers unable to show Swindon the best of the outdoor rinks because of the rain!

The captain of Swindon touring side Babs Slater with Weena the bear complete with water proofs!

The captain of Swindon touring side Babs Slater with Weena the bear complete with water proofs! - Credit: Archant

Well what has gone wrong with the weather for, yet again, we were all set to have an afternoon of good sport and entertainment with a touring team from Swindon, but the elements did their worst, writes Susie Bonnell.

The touring side arrived by coach at 10.30am ready to enjoy all that Sidmouth has to offer, dine out, and then pitch up at the bowling club to contest an afternoon of bowls on our super outdoor rinks.

Sadly, from 11am onwards, the heavens opened and the rain did not really cease all day long!

Swindon had brought along their mascot - a bear called Weena – which, despite having her own tailor made set of waterproofs, did not get a chance to sit outside!

Captains of the day - Babs Slater of Swindon and Susie Bonnell for Sidmouth - had made a contingency plan which swung into place when rain did not desist. Sidmouth players went home to dry off and the Swindon players played on our three indoor rinks - staying dry, warm and having a great game of bowls.


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It was a great shame the Sidmouth players could not show what great hosts they are, but we hope Swindon will return next year and bring better weather.

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