Sidmouth’s Janice, Jill and Wendy win the Budleigh Jubilee Cup

PUBLISHED: 07:29 13 July 2018

Sidmouth bowlers Wendy Cox, Janice Quinn and Jill Bishop receiving the Budleigh Jubilee Trophy that they wpn at Cricketfield Lane.

Sidmouth bowlers Wendy Cox, Janice Quinn and Jill Bishop receiving the Budleigh Jubilee Trophy that they wpn at Cricketfield Lane.


Sidmouth sent a team of three ladies over to Budleigh to play in their invitation triples competition, the Jubilee Cup, writes Carol Smith.

What’s more, they win the competition with a plus score of 15 shots.

Well done, to Janice Quinn, Jill Bishop and Wendy Cox, who returned with a came away with the Trophy and a bottle of wine each.

Sunday morning saw the Sidmouth ladies once again battle blazing heat and quality opposition as they went head-to-head with Kings, Torquay in the area semi-final of the national Top Club competition. Kings fielded a team of talented young players, some of whom are current England internationals, but Sidmouth have had a great run in this prestigious competition and were not overawed by the challenge!”

All our ladies played well, but Kings just kept taking our shots away!

The pairs at one stage were just one shot down and, at the finish, the triples only lost the game by two shots, so we didn’t disgrace ourselves even though we lost all four disciplines. On the positive side we did extremely well to get to the semi-final.

In the County Mixed Pairs Section Three B final, Ray Tallent and Jill Bishop beat another Sidmouth pairing, Sandra and Ken Wheeler and now meet Jan and Ken Roberts who were winners of the Section Three A final. That match will take place on the green at Madeira – well done all, and good luck to them in the next round.

Away at Budleigh, our ladies played a friendly triples game. Sidmouth won overall with a fine score of 39-33 with the top team being Mary Bristow, Jean Brimson and skip Jill Bishop, 17-9.

Tuesday evening saw the final game of the County Trophy with Sidmouth meeting Ottery. It produced a strange result as both the Sidmouth home teams won as did the two Ottery teams in their home games. However, with the Sidmouth away teams only losing by a single shot each, it left Sidmouth the aggregate winners at 77-73, banking 12 of the available 16 points for their excellent efforts.

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