The end is nigh for a most unusual outdoor bowling season at Sidmouth

Action from Sidmouth Bowls Club member Carol watching her wood make its way down the green. Picture; CAROL SMITH

Action from Sidmouth Bowls Club member Carol watching her wood make its way down the green. Picture; CAROL SMITH - Credit: Archant

Sadly, next Tuesday (September 22), sees the final day of the 2020 summer outdoor bowling season, writes Carol Smith.

Action from Sidmouth Bowls Club and David giving directions. Picture; CAROL SMITH

Action from Sidmouth Bowls Club and David giving directions. Picture; CAROL SMITH - Credit: Archant

Sadly, next Tuesday (September 22), sees the final day of the 2020 summer outdoor bowling season, writes Carol Smith.

Normally the season starts towards the end of April, but, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the season did not get underway until early July.

Nevertheless, those who joined for the shorter season, seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves.

Sadly we played none of the usual full range of friendly matches against long-standing friends from local clubs and neither were we able to entertain and enjoy good times with touring teams.

Action from Sidmouth Bowls Club and Sue in full swing. Picture; CAROL SMITH

Action from Sidmouth Bowls Club and Sue in full swing. Picture; CAROL SMITH - Credit: Archant


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Another major matter that was ‘off’ the fixture card was any club, county or national competitions.

However, the weather has been simply glorious and we have been able to make contact with other members which I know has as really helped people through these unprecedented times, especially those living alone.

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Last Tuesday was the very last mixed umbrella of this season.

There was a great turnout for this and next Tuesday (September 22), organiser David will announce the Umbrella winner at the Final Drive.

Sidmouth Bowls Club members Jim and Wilf ready for their match. Picture; CAROL SMITH

Sidmouth Bowls Club members Jim and Wilf ready for their match. Picture; CAROL SMITH - Credit: Archant

Action from Sidmouth Bowls Club and Tony (or is that Anthony) egging his team on. Picture; CAROL SMITH

Action from Sidmouth Bowls Club and Tony (or is that Anthony) egging his team on. Picture; CAROL SMITH - Credit: Archant

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