Some great results for Sidmouth BC and hello to an old friend

Former members Trevor and Shirley Wilkins

Former members Trevor and Shirley Wilkins - Credit: Sidmouth BC

Sidmouth men played a triples game at home to our friends and neighbours Madeira BC, and won on two of the three rinks but lost the game overall Sidmouth 39 Madeira 51. The top winning rink was Tony Anthony, Derek Mounford and skip Andrew Lowe 17 – 13.  

The only County League for Ladies ‘The Foxlands’ has sadly been cancelled halfway through the season, with several clubs dropping out, although definitely not the Sidmouth team. 

The Men’s County Interclub went very well last week. Sidmouth won on both home rinks and drew on one rink away against South Hams. What a great turnaround, as earlier in the season, Sidmouth lost to them on all 4 rinks and by 60 shots.   

Very well done to the home teams of Roy Jeffries, George Hudec, John Chew and skip Don Smith, who won 25 –14, and Bill Sheerman, Phil Meadows, Clive Brook and skip Brian Smith, who scraped home with a one-shot win of 15 -14. Away, the rink of Paul Irvine, Chris Ward, Andrew Lowe and skip Ken Wheeler drew 19 –19, banking five valuable points. 

Several friendly matches were once again cancelled for various reasons. 

The club competitions, however, are doing well with the ladies’ singles down to the semi-finals. The final four are Jill Bishop vs Carol Smith, and Jane Painter vs Elaine Reed. The men, having more entries, are not at this stage yet.  

The club mixed singles had 32 entries:13 Ladies and 19 Men. It’s good to see that already three ladies have reached the quarter finals: Carol Smith, Zena Johnson and Sue Clint. Girl power! 

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A recent photo the club received from France shows Trevor and Shirley Wilkins, who many of the older members will remember. Trevor was a very active club member for many many years. He was County President, Club President, Captain, maintenance and odd job man, and a great bowler. About 10 / 12 years ago, he moved to France and also spends the winter months in Spain. It is obviously doing him good, as he is still going strong at 94 years-old.