Sidmouth ladies take the honours

To begin the month’s friendly matches, Sidmouth entertained four mixed rinks from Ottery St Mary with a comfortable win 102 54, writes Ron Cook.

Winning rinks were Jason Quinn, Derek Limpus, Margaret King and Val Newnham 27-9, Rita Daw, Dennis Moore, Janice Quinn and Chris Rourke 28-13, Margaret Colman, June Thomas, Mike Daw and Jim Wrench 28-13, Christine Wells, Edward Colman, Ron Denning and Wendy Limpus 19-19.

The next match was away to Budleigh Salterton who won by a narrow margin 118-120. Sidmouth had two very good winning rinks, Ray Tallent, Bert Hague and Brian Smith 22-11; Ivan Robins, Dave lever and Alan Matthews 37-11.

Following that match Brian Smith and Alan Matthews maintained their winning form against Feniton. Trevor Wells, Ralph Brooks, Bert Hague and skip Brian Smith 23-13; Brian Barber, Mike Smith, Derek Mountford and Alan Matthews 24-16. There was one other winning rink for Sidmouth, Ivan Robins, Tony Constable, John Greenaway and Chris Rourke 17-13 giving Sidmouth an overall win by 75-64.

In the County Trophy match against Feniton, Sidmouth won on one rink away, losing overall 80- 85. Best rink was Ray Tallent, Wilf Radburn, John Mason and skip Bob Seldon 26-12.

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The club will face Madeira away on August 4, in the section final of Top Club. Travelling supporters will be much appreciated. Match starts at 6:15pm.

In the Exeter over-60s league the A and C squads took a full eight points last week . The A squad beat Topsham A, who are currently league leaders in division one and the C squad beat Chagford to overtake them in the league and now lay in third position.

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Unfortunately, our B squad failed to score any points against St Thomas A .

The tournament season began in earnest this week at Madeira where Sidmouth had a number of players in action.

Cliff Hewett in the Open triples is going well, winning his first two matches. Sylvia Cook, Zena Johnson and skip Jane Painter had a well deserved win against a top team from Madeira.

Leading by 15-1 after six ends, they held on to win by one shot. Going into the last end two up, Jane trailed the Jack with the last bowl to convert five down into one down and take the honours.

In the second round they played another home team losing by five shots 21-16.

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