Sidmouth ladies back to form with win over Okehampton

PUBLISHED: 09:04 29 June 2018

Sidmouth bowler Eileen Hewett in action during the match at Weston.

Sidmouth bowler Eileen Hewett in action during the match at Weston.

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The Sidmouth ladies’ Blue team returned to form last week, writes Carol Smith.

Playing at home to Okehampton, the ladies banked all available six points. Well done to Janice Quinn, Eileen Hewett and skip Ann Capon, who won 20-16 and also Janet Thomson, Zena Johnson and skip Jill Bishop, who were 17-16 winners.

It was a good week also for the Sidmouth men’s A team in the Over-60s Triples League for they picked up six of the eight available points when they travelled to Hemyock.

When the teams had met at Sidmouth earlier in the season it was the visiting side that took the honours on both rinks and this is what happened in this meeting at Hemyock – clearly home advantage didn’t work for either side – most unusual!

The best of the Sidmouth rinks at Hemyock was the one of Bill Sheerman, Ken Wheeler and skip Chris Nappin, who won 21-13.

There was also Tuesday action for the men in the County Trophy with a game against neighbours Budleigh that saw our team secure their first win of the season. They enjoyed success on three rinks and drew on the fourth with a brilliant overall score of 87-56 which meant banking 15 of the available 16 points.

The highest winning rink was the one of Barry Curwen, Ken Robertson and skip Chris Nappin, who won 31-13. This really was a great result.

However, the past week’s results for Sidmouth bowlers were not all of the winning kind!

Our ladies travelled to Exmouth to play yet another Madeira team in The Grace Matthews Top Club competition.

The first round was won convincingly on our home green against a Madeira team (they have so many ladies that they enter two teams into this competition).

From the off, most of our ladies struggled with the very fast tricky green and never quite mastered it so disappointingly lost in four of the disciplines and drew on the fifth, which was the pairs of Susie Bonnell and Jill Bishop. So, well done, to them.

Likewise our men also went to Madeira to play their National Top Club competition match.

In their last round they had a brilliant win against Crediton. However, this again was a different story as our men struggled with the tricky green and lost in all five disciplines.

I suppose, with our normal summer weather, we have a fair amount of rainfall to keep the greens pretty green and with this beautiful weather so far this just hasn’t happened and has made it difficult for some to adjust.

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