Sidmouth ladies enjoy success against Madeira

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn. - Credit: Archant

Last week we entertained our good friends from Madeira Bowling Club (Exmouth) with three rinks of ladies’ triples, writes Carol Smith.

We always enjoy playing against them and usually the game, although friendly, is very competitive. This time we won very well, the overall score being 51-44. Our best team was Jean Brimson, Jean Green, and skip Jill Bishop, 19-10, very well done, ladies.

On Saturday, we had three mixed rinks against Chardstock, and although pretty depleted with the male element we fared pretty well. We won overall to a score of 81 shots to 53.

Our best team was the one of Chris Radburn, Cath Hunt, Anita Mason and skip Rob Wheaton.

On the same day our men were playing the Denny Cup. This is a national knockout competition with the format being two rinks playing away and two at home.


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The away team travelled to North Devon to meet Kingsley and, unfortunately, lost on both rinks.

The home leg did see success for one team with Tony Brown, Chas Coates, Allen Davis and skip Ron Cook winning 21-18.

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Luckily, with this competition, you get a second bite of the cherry in as much that if you suffer a first round defeat you go into the plate competition, and the Sidmouth men have been drawn to face Mid Devon, who are Tiverton based – watch this space!

Finally, on Sunday, we had another weekend friendly - or not so friendly - against Chudleigh, who on this occasion inflicted defeat upon us. We did have the consolation of a winning rink with Pat Hague, Liz Boyle, Ray Tallent and skip Ed Backhouse, recording a terrific 22-16 win.

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