Sidmouth duo through to Section Three final of the ladies’ County Over-55 pairs competition

PUBLISHED: 11:05 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:05 09 August 2018

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

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


A Sidmouth pair were involved in the semi-final of the Devon County Over-50 pairs, writes Carol Smith.

Sandra Wheeler and Valerie Newnham were in action at Sidmouth against Madeira duo Jan Roberts and Jackie Howle.

It proved to be an enthralling contest with the Sidmouth pair ahead for most of the time. Then, as often happens, the opposition caught up and the quartet went into the final end locked at 19-all – no pressure then!

Sandra held shot, but then Jan put two woods very close to the jack. Val tried to move them, but missed. Jackie then moved the jack slightly to give Madeira four shots.

With her last wood Valerie, under great pressure, had a brilliant shot that took the jack away and stayed with it, giving Sidmouth the shot they needed to win.However, Jackie still had one wood left, so fingers crossed everyone; unfortunately for them, and lucky for us, she missed!

Our pair now proceed to play our section final against Carol Binmore and Sue Evans of Honiton at Honiton. Watch this space as the journey continues…

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