Still time to try your hand at bowling in Ottery

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 August 2009 | UPDATED: 09:56 18 June 2010

Ottery bowlers with Lee Maddicks of Redferns

Ottery bowlers with Lee Maddicks of Redferns

Although there are now less than six weeks to go before the end of the outdoor season, for just £15 you can enjoy all the benefits of bowling club membership until next spring.

Although there are now less than six weeks to go before the end of the outdoor season, for just £15 you can enjoy all the benefits of bowling club membership until next spring.

As £15 is a joining fee which all new members have to pay, anyone joining now is effectively paying no subscription for the first six months membership. So what would the benefits be?

Well, you would be able to enjoy the winter social programme with various get-togethers in the licensed club house. You would be able to find out if the game is to your liking and, if it is, to enter for the many indoor away games which are arranged throughout the winter against clubs with indoor greens.

If you enjoyed membership, then, in the spring, you can pay the membership for next season without, of course, paying the joining fee again. If you did not find it to your liking, then you let your membership lapse. To find out more, go along on any Friday evening after 5.45p.m. up till September 18, and, if you bring flat shoes, you can try out your bowling skill.

For more details visit the club website

www.otterystmarybowlingclub.org.uk

l A home friendly, planned for Tuesday, August 4, was cancelled due to rain but, from then on, the club went on to have a most successful week. On the Thursday, Ottery went to play a friendly match against Heavitree Bowling Club. Ottery won and the highest scoring rink, with 28 shots to 11, was skipped by T House with F Burgess as lead and M Beighton as number two.

A highlight of the week was the competition for the Redferns Trophy.

This was the fifth year of the tournament, which is sponsored by Redferns Estate Agents. Teams from six local clubs were invited to play at Ottery against six Ottery teams. Each team played four ends against all the other teams and the winners were the team with the highest aggregate score.

Teams competing were Madeira, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton, Honiton, Dunkeswell and Ottery.

An Ottery team were the winners with plus 28 shots and another Ottery team were runners up with plus 13 shots.

The Ottery winners were skipped by M Phillips with J Ward as lead, M Potter as number two and D Rose as number three. The runners-up were skipped by W Taylor with T House as lead, T Ward as number two and D Dalton as number three.

The photo shows the winning team being presented with the Redfern Trophy by Lee Maddicks of Redferns Estate Agents.


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