Sidmouth ladies defeat Torbay in final Lane competition match

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The Sidmouth ladies have now completed all their games in the Foxlands and Lane competitions, write Marian and Maurice Watson.

The final game in the Lane against Torbay produced success on three of the four rinks and a narrow win by two shots.

In the Foxlands against Dawlish, another close game, the opposition were the victors by three shots.

Results from other clubs were awaited before final positions in the two leagues were known.

Results in the latest mixed friendly games have been disappointing with losses at Dawlish, Taunton Vivary Park and at home against Feniton.


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It was pleasing to see that the only winning rink against Feniton included a new bowler, Ann Elwood, who with Elaine Reed, Ken Tolley and skip Ron Cook won by 17 shots to 12.

In the Men’s County Trophy Over 60s competition against a strong team from Kingsley, the opposition won on three of the four rinks.

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The successful rink, playing at home, was Maurice Watson, Peter Mison, Mike Reader and skip Norman Brimson.

A slightly better result was recorded against Dawlish in the County Trophy Inter Club competition with one rink drawn playing away and a winning rink at home.

The successful rink was Robert Cartlidge, Jim Wrench, Stuart Hamer and skip Brian Smith.

Two men’s friendly games against local clubs produced very close results. Two rinks travelled to Budleigh and lost the game by one shot.

In a triples game played at home against Madeira wins were achieved on two of the rinks with the third rink losing by one shot.

The overall score was a win for Sidmouth by three shots.

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