Seagull trouble for Sidmouth lady bowler

10:06 13 June 2014

seagull generic picture

seagull generic picture

Archant

The Sidmouth ladies’ handicap competition was played earlier this week on Monday, writes Susie Bonnell.

Thankfully it was a case of ‘goodbye waterproofs and hello sunhats’, with a morning and afternoon draw seeing a total of 14 players bowling as many ends as it would take to declare six winners to go through to the next round.

One of the most memorable sights of the day took place on rink two during the afternoon session.

Maureen Lamb, playing against Susie Bonnell and using her very noticeable bright coral-coloured cloth to polish her woods, had left it on the edge of the rink while she bowled up from the other end. Down swooped a very cheeky (very large) seagull and swept off with the cloth!

Perhaps it thought it had found some tasty morsel to eat or it was a nice blanket for the fledglings on the Bowls Club roof!

Luckily we had Wilf Radburn from the Sidmouth men’s team present as a spectator and he braved some very angry seagulls to retrieve the cloth from the Club’s flat roof.

There’s certainly never a dull moment when you play at Sidmouth!

1 comment

  • Re: the ladies bowlsgull incident. Please Susie - technically as there are so many typesbreeds etc they are called gulls not sea gulls. Sorry to be pedantic

    Report this comment

    miz

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other Sport Stories

10:14

The Seaton week began well with victory over Culm Vale, writes Linda Stone.

Read more
10:12
Honiton Town Reserves after their penalty shoot-out Carlisle Cup final victory over Kentisbeare

Honiton Town Reserves won the Carlisle Cup for the second time in three years when they defeated Kentisbeare 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in a pulsating final.

Read more
10:11
Thirsty Farmer  captain Brenda Flood receives the Chairmans Challenge trophy from Rita Freemantle

The Honiton Crib League held their Presentation Night at the Vine Inn, Honiton.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:08
Honiton runners at the Clyst Hydon Huff meeting.

On Friday, four of the faster Honiton Running Club (HRC) members took part in the Run Exe Relays, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58
Netball action

The Honiton Netball League was back in action after the previous week had been washed out, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:53

Played two, won two, Honiton continue their good start in the East of Exe mixed double rink evening league, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:22
Golf generic picture

The Axe Cliff ladies section won both their matches last week, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Millwey Rise brought the curtain down on an exceptional season by winning their final Fresha League match of the season, defeating Division Six rivals Winchester 3-1 to pip the Exeter side to the runners-up spot, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Bowls

Ottery began the week with a friendly at home to Sidmouth, who were not feeling that friendly as they won three rinks to one and 80-61 overall, writes Michael Smith.

Read more
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Team captains and officials consult with the referee during a track inspection

League action took a temporary break from the Oaktree Arena this week, as ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels completed their home fixtures in their League Cup group, Dave Thompson.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications