Sidmouth defeat mystery day out visitors Dursley in entertaining encounter

Sidmouth bowls club member Brenda Somerfield playing in a ladies 3 wood. Photo by Terry Ife ref shsp

Sidmouth bowls club member Brenda Somerfield playing in a ladies 3 wood. Photo by Terry Ife ref shsp 3316-23-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth played hosts to Hanborough who hail from close to Witney in Oxfordshire for a friendly, writes Ron Cook.

The tourists proved to be a very strong team winning four rinks out of six scoring 125 to Sid mouth’s 95.

The best winning rink for the hosts was that of Pat Pritchard, Des Bridgeman, Frank Adlam and skip Mike Borst who won 21-16.

Next up a triples encounter with and in-form St Thomas who claimed an 87-66 victory.

The top Sidmouth rink was Anita Mason, Jim Wrench and skip Josephine Harrison who won 21-10.

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On Sunday Dursley Bowling Club, who were on a mystery day out for the first time, pitched up at Sidmouth who were delighted to have been chosen for the visit.

Played in glorious weather and entertained by an event in Blackmore Gardens, the match was played to the strains of Arita Franklin, Rod Stewart and the Blues Brothers among others, resulting in many a quick dance step between ends!

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Sidmouth ran out the overall winners by 164 to 119 shots. The best rink for Sidmouth was that comprising Marie Timms, Chas Coates, Jenny Fricker and skip Ron Cook who secured a 26-5 success.

Sidmouth ladies continued their good form this season with a first round Interclub triumph over Feniton by a margin of 12 shots.

The scores were; Pat Pritchard, Phil Nobbs, Val Newnham and skip Jill Bishop won 29-11; Jean Brimson, Paddy Wrench, Jane Painter and skip Eileen Hewett lost 19-25.

Jane Painter continues to make good progress in the County Singles having won a 4th round match against Angela Mayhew 22-11.

She now meets Sue Evans from Honiton in the group final and we all wish her well.

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