Sidmouth Yellows and Blues both bank six points with fine performances

Action from a recent match at Sidmouth

Action from a recent match at Sidmouth - Credit: Archant

Well there is a saying in sporting circles that goes: ‘a game of two halves’, and that is most certainly what it has been like of late – with the weather, writes Susie Bonnell.

The first half of the week gave us sunny summer days and Wednesday saw the Over-50s Yellow team entertain Budleigh Salterton in their latest league match.

The was a terrific success of 46-4 for the rink of Jill Ashton, Sandra Wheeler and skip Zena Johnson which helped the team bank another vital six points.

In the same competition, the Blues were also in action and they banked six points from their meeting with Shaldon. In this contest the successful Sidmouth rink was the one of Mary Smith, Margaret King and skip Carol Smith.

Thursday saw the ladies bowl in more terrific sunshine and this time it was internal affair and the club three-wood singles competition.


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However, all changed just 24 hours later as howling gales and squally rain made the morning games hard going!

Sadly the elements kept delivering their worst, and so men’s captain, Mike Borst, had to make a decision by midday to call off that afternoon’s prestigious Jubilee Trophy game - which turned out to be the right decision, with pouring rain and very windy weather washing over the greens all afternoon!

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Sidmouth hosted a couple of County events this week too and fortunately on both occasions play went ahead - uninterrupted by rain.

In fact, on Tuesday, a truly beautiful bowling day, the rinks were busy with ladies playing in the County two-wood triples on the top green, and a full complement of Sidmouth bowlers playing on the bottom green in the weekly Mixed Umbrella meeting.

If you were passing by you would not fail to have seen and heard the lively play of all the bowling folk - a focal point of Sidmouth town life.

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