Sidmouth now fielding four teams in the Over-60s Triples League

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Although the weather, on the whole, seems to be improving, one of the games this week was called off and another one was played in less than desirable conditions, writes Bert Hague.

I wonder how the new uniform is fairing? Colours not running I hope!

The Exeter and Dstrict League Over-60s Triples League men’s competition has always been popular, and Sidmouth, due to demand, have added an extra team, giving the club four competing teams.

Four squads requires in the region of 40 players and this number, out of a total male playing membership of some 60 members is a high proportion!

The A team played Heavitree at home and won 17-11 on one rink, but lost 16-15 on the other.


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Sidmouth B travelled to Hemyock where they won 22-11 on one rink and lost 18-11 on the other. Sidmouth C entertained Madeira and won on both rinks, 25-6 and 18-15.

The D team played Marina at home and lost on both rinks,, going down 21-18 and 22-12.

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So, all four teams are up and running and I am sure these results will improve as the players gain more experience in the league.

Wyrral Park were visitors for a six rink midweek mixed match. The weather was very mixed with some heavy showers.

Hopefully, they will return one day to a more sunny Sidmouth! However, on this occasion they were ultimately beaten 172-135, with the best of the home winning rinks being then one of Des Bridgeman, Elaine Reed, Chas. Coates and skip Jill Bishop.

On Saturday, a composite team from the Shroud area called the Five Valley Tourist team, came to taste the delights of bowling at Sidmouth.

Unfortunately the weather thought differently and the game was cancelled at half-time.

The best Sidmouth rink in this curtailed game, winning 15-2 at close of play, was Mike Daw, Joan Monaghan, Derek Limpus and Ron Cook, skip.

Earlier this week, on Monday, Sidmouth played a six rink men’s game against our always welcome Plymouth Retired Civil Service team.

Weatherwise, this was a much kinder game. Sidmouth won overall, 116-87, coming out on top on five of the six rinks. The best Sidmouth rink, with a score of 25-12 was the one of Des Bridgeman, Rob.Wheaton, Stewart Thompson, and skip Brian Smith.

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