Sidmouth C are the only Over-60s team to enjoy success

Martyn Eveleigh playing in the men's over 60's county singles competition. Ref shsp 30-16TI 4671. Pi

Martyn Eveleigh playing in the men's over 60's county singles competition. Ref shsp 30-16TI 4671. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Occasionally, the weather transpires to make for perfect bowling conditions, writes Bert Hague.

This last week was such a time. Of course, this doesn’t mean your bowling will always match the weather! Our Over-60s A team played Topsham away, but went down 34-27 to a good Topsham side.

The B team went to Ottery where they lost 41-32.

The B team were quickly back in action a day later when they were beaten on both rinks at Honiton, losing 31-8 and 15-12.

So that all represents a not so happy couple of days for the A and B teams.

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However, the C team flew the flag well, claiming a 24-9 and 26-19 success at home to Madeira.

Sidmouth A entertained Madeira in a rearranged match and slipped to a narrow 32-29 loss.

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Last Saturday, Bradninch visited with four rinks for a friendly encounter.

Sidmouth won the match 78-55 with the best of the home rinks being the one of Brian Newell, Maury Irvine, Ken Bridgeman and Ron Cook. Last Sunday, Ottery turned up with four rinks for a mixed friendly.

On this occasion, however, Ottery proved too strong and won overall by 71 shots to 64.

The best Sidmouth rink was the one of Harry Carpenter, Jenny Fricker, Derek Mountford and Jill Bishop. Unfortunately, there has been no sight of our wicker donkey.

Either it’s gone down with some dreaded wicker disease or it’s simply decided to spend the summer elsewhere.

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