Sidmouth make Foxlands progress with Phear Park success
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In the Over 60’s league, Sidmouth A team followed up last week’s maximum points with another full house against Topsham to find themselves where they finished last year, top of the pile, writes John Mason.
This week’s game away at Exonia will fully test their credentials for it’s a venue they failed to win at last year.
The B team continued their strong start to the season and now sit second in Division Two.
Unfortunately, the C team could only manage two points against Madeira C, but maintain fourth spot in Division Seven
In the County Four’s competition at Feniton, the team of Tony Broughton, Norman Brimson, John Mason and Ron Cook beat a strong local team to move into round two.
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A Foxlands match of one rink at home and one away against Exmouth side Phear Park produced a winning result for Sidmouth and they progress into the semi-final. The home rink drew their game 18-18 whilst the away team of Bill Sheerman, Brian Smith, John Mason and Bob Seldon had a convincing win 32-13.
Unusually, a game was held on a Sunday evening at local rivals Honiton. This was a ‘Top Club’ format over five disciplines and was played in fine weather. The two singles matches, being shorter games, finished earlier and both went in favour of the hosts.
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However, the Sidmouth team built up leads in both the triples and rink disciplines which they held until the end and levelling the contest. All then rested on the result of the pairs.
With one end to play, the scores were level. On the final end Sidmouth held shot, until unintentional movement of the jack by the Sidmouth skip, gave the shot away and the match to Honiton - an unfortunate end to what was a closely fought match!
However, Sidmouth took revenge on Tuesday evening in the County Trophy league match with an overall six win from four rinks and inflicting the first defeat for Honiton in this league this season. One away rink and one home rink won, with the home rink of Ray Tallent, Allan Davis, Ken Wheeler and Ron Cook being top rink, courtesy of a 31-10 win.