Sidmouth bowls ladies enjoy greatest day
THE annual match between the ladies captain and the ladies vice-captain s teams saw a lovely afternoon had by all
THE annual match between the ladies' captain and the ladies' vice-captain's teams saw a lovely afternoon had by all.
After a group photograph, taken by the men's Junior Vice-Captain Bert Hague, 48 ladies, looking splendid in their whites, took to the greens where play was to be two woods over 18 ends, eagerly watched by past outdoor players.
At the close of play, after some very exciting ends, Captain Anne Newman's side beat Vice-Captain Marianne Borst's side by three shots.
An excellent high tea followed, which had been prepared by the Ladies' Outdoor Committee, with floral arrangements by Marie Wall.
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Grace was said by club president Ken Hutton. The players and guests were then able to relax and enjoy the delicious food, and a much appreciated cup of tea!
Captain Anne thanked all those who had contributed to the afternoon and said it was so good to see 13 of the past members there - they had contributed so much over the years to make the club what it is today.
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President Ken gave a short speech, and the vote of thanks for a lovely afternoon was given by Wynne Clark.
Anne then handed prizes to her best rink: Zena Johnson, Paddy Chew, Jean Green, Eileen Hewett 26-12; followed by Vice-Captain Marianne giving prizes to her best rink: Betty Hutton, Shirley Rose, Pat Gomm, Jose Harrison 24-11. Well done to all those who took part.
l The first round of the Devon County Over-70s Pairs competition was played at Sidmouth against Feniton. Last year's champions, Christa Turner and Jean Brimson, both Sidmouth ladies, were defending their title, and got off to a flying start, the score being 35-0 at the 14th end.
The Feniton ladies could not possibly catch up so it was agreed to finish the game at that point.
Good luck, Christa and Jean, for the next round and we hope you go on to be this year's winners too!
On the Friendly match circuit, Sidmouth ladies started the week with an away match against Abbrook Park.
It is a lovely setting and the afternoon started off sunny with hardly any wind. There were four rinks of triples and good play resulted in a draw. The two winning rinks were Paddy Chew, Margaret King, Eileen Hewett 24-7; Freda Humphries, Sheila Graham, Eileen Stribling 19-11.
The rain held off until the last few ends.
The second match of the week started off sunny at Crediton. Again four rinks of triples were played, but play was interrupted by a very heavy shower.
Tea was brought forward and the sun shone again when play resumed. However, Crediton ladies proved the stronger and, although Sidmouth ladies had some very good ends, they lost on all rinks.
It has been a very busy, but enjoyable, week for the outdoor lady bowlers!