Weekend floods affect even indoor bowlers

The weather does not normally affect indoor bowling but the heavy rain caused two of the men’s matches to be postponed because of closed roads and, in the case of Dawlish, their clubhouse being flooded, write Marian and Maurice Watson.

The games that were played produced mixed results.

A team comprising past and present officers of the Exeter & District over-60s league beat a Sidmouth men’s team on all three rinks, winning the match 64-41.

In a mixed game against visitors, Taunton Vivary Park, the local team were more successful winning 64-59, the best rink being Ron Denning, Bill Turner, Zena Johnson and skip Dreda Taylor.

In the Potbury’s sponsored Sidmouth League the two Sidmouth teams played against each other and, to the surprise of many, the Centurions beat the Matadors by one shot in a very closely fought game.

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The ladies Foxlands team played Mid Devon and won both home and away matches, the best rink at home being Paddy Chew, Paddy Wrench, Sheila Burnand and skip Jane Painter and the best away being Jean Brimson, Beryl Sparkes, Evelyn Clements and skip Eileen Hewett.

Well done to all the ladies.

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The Lane team were less successful against Plymouth losing on three of the four rinks, the winning rink was Betty Farmer, Elaine Reed, Mary Price and skip Jenny Fricker.

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