Sidmouth Over-60s impress

Sidmouth players taking part in the Monday Umbrella meeting

Sidmouth players taking part in the Monday Umbrella meeting - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth indoor bowlers have had a busy past week, writes Ron Cook.

The friendly match season continued with an away match at Budleigh Salterton playing for the first time on their new carpet.

The Sidmouth bowlers adjusted well to the slower pace with Margaret Kings team of Janet Smith, Trevor Smith and Peter Mison consolidating to run out comfortable 25-8 winners.

The second team played to a close finish picking up one shot on the last end to draw the game 17-all. Next up an away match at Honiton where the contest was played over four mixed rinks.

Honours went to Honiton with a score of 89-69. Two of the Sidmouth rinks had close encounters, each losing by a single shot.


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November began with a friendly home match against Chudleigh who performed very well winning by an overall shot difference of ten. Many of their players are not regular indoor players, but always pick up the pace quickly.

On the County Side the Sidmouth men faced very strong early opposition at the start of the season, but managed to pick up points in the Interclub and Over-60’s against ISCA and Madeira.

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The second Over-60s match against Axminster proved more successful with 14 points banked out of a possible 22. There were good wins for skip Peter Mison, Bob Daniels, Tony Broughton and Bill Sheerman (24-14) and skip Ron Cook, Ken Wheeler, Stuart Hamer and Tony Holland (27-14).

Jenny Fricker reports a good result for the ladies in the Lane League banking eight points.

The away team of Jan Jameson Bates, Jean Green, and Rita Daw just won, holding their nerve and scoring five shots on the last end.

Both home teams won and particular congratulations are due to Christa Turner, Evelyn Clements and Jenny Fricker who scored a terrific 31-9 victory.

In the Foxlands League Sidmouth played Mid Devon who were determined to avenge their defeat in the Yetton Trophy.

Sidmouth did manage success on two rinks, but lost overall.

There was a good score from Jean Brimson, Phyl Nobbs, Val Newnham and Eileen Hewett, who won, playing away, by 27 shots to 11.

On the club scene, a huge success is the Monday Umbrella, played over three sessions and on some days attracting a full 72 players!

Credit for the organisation of this event goes to Lynda and Garry Hargrave who devote the whole day to managing the teams.

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