Sidmouth gents put the ladies to the sword in first oudoor clash of the campaign
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Following Sundays deluge of rain, Sidmouth Bowling Club members were delighted to see such lovely sunshine in readiness for their game, writes Susie Bonnell.
So - the game the men had been waiting for - to try to get their revenge for being beaten indoors - the first of the gentlemen versus the ladies of the 2017 outdoor season.
Sadly, for the ladies, the men were victorious on the day – May day no less.
Sadly too, it was not by a narrow margin – 118-67 - oh well, if you’re going to lose, then do it in style!
The winning rink for the men was skipped by John Mason, with his team, Stewart Thomson, Jon Howard and Allan Davies.
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One ladies rink did win - skipped by Carol Smith, with her team Jane Painter, Elaine Reed and Joan Monaghan, securing a 17-13 success.
The ladies, however, were most magnanimous in their defeat and accepted the kindly offer of a post-match drink from the bar.
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There was much laughter and joy - and some of the scores did not reflect the high standard of play by the ladies - and men, be warned, the ladies will have their bowling arms in full swing for the return match at the end of the summer season!