Title triumph for two Ottery teams and promotion for three after super O60s Triples League season

PUBLISHED: 10:47 08 September 2018

Ottery St Mary bowls action from a recent visit to Chagford

Ottery St Mary bowls action from a recent visit to Chagford

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The Ottery St Mary men enjoyed a wonderful end to their Exeter and District Over-60s Triples league season with no fewer than three of the club’s four teams securing promotion, writes Michael Smith.

Sidmouth bowling club friendly. Ref shsp 19 17TI 2428. Picture: Terry IfeSidmouth bowling club friendly. Ref shsp 19 17TI 2428. Picture: Terry Ife

The A team overcame St Thomas A, beating the Exeter side 48-32 and that result saw them to the Division Two title.

The winning Ottery rink, bagging a 29-11 success, was the one of Steve Hall, Chris Hawke and skip John Pethick.

The C and D teams, who were both already assured of promotion, went into their final Division Eight matches looking to see which of them would be crowned champions.

The D team did everything they could as they secured a maximum eight points with their win at Marina C where the rink of Maurice Flower, Melvyn Trayhurn and skip John Ward won 23-10.

That meant the C team had to win their match to pip the D team to the top honour and they did just that by winning a thrilling contest against Hemyock B with the margin of victory being just three shots!

The winning rink for the C team was the one of Clive Russell, Dave Rose and skip Brian Baker, who enjoyed a 15-13 success.

The B team also concluded their season and, although they lost their last outing, beaten 42-28 by Wellington A, they did enough in the campaign to ensure they stay in Division Six with their fifth place finish.

They did have a winning rink against Wellington with Tony Bushell, Tony Panzeri and skip Ray Luscombe securing a 19-15 success.

Congratulations, to all the teams on a truly magnificent season.

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