Seaton ladies’ Blues win Over-50s match at Budleigh

PUBLISHED: 10:46 08 August 2018

Sidmouth bowling club friendly. Ref shsp 19 17TI 2435. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowling club friendly. Ref shsp 19 17TI 2435. Picture: Terry Ife


Seaton ladies’ Blue team were 51-21 winners when they were in action at Budleigh in an Over-50s Triples League fixture, writes Alan Nicholas.

Both triples enjoyed wins with the top scoring one comprising Lilian Hurley-Smith, Pat Whitworth and Marian Vessey.

In a Tuesday friendly away at Exeter-based Exonia, Seaton fielded three rinks and one triple. They won on two of the rinks and also the one triple to take the match honours 83 shots to 65.

The top scorers were the triple of Margaret Nicholas, Esdre Keller and Roger Woolland, who won 29-14.

On Wednesday, the Over 60s Triples League A team faced Madeira at Seaton, with one triple winning and the other losing.

However, the overall shots score was in Seaton’s favour, at 35 to 32, and the winning triple was the one of Glen Elliott, Dennis Ridd and Don Yaxley, scoring 22 shots to 13.

Meanwhile, the B team were playing away at Morchard Bishop, where they secured the full eight points from a very good 41-25 win.

Top triple was that of Peter Grigg, John Vieth and Richard Whitworth, with 23 shots against 12.

Also, on this day, the Ladies’ Over-50s Triples League Red team took on Feniton on their green, with the triples being shared, but the match won on total shots scored of 33 against 31.

Top triple was Margaret Nicholas, Ruby Grigg and Sue Banwell-Moore with 17 shots against 14.

On Thursday, a friendly match was played at home against Chardstock, which went to Seaton by 74 shots to 59, with the top Seaton rink being that of, Peter Newton, Colin Lynch, Esdre Keller and Bob Scull, scoring 31 shots against 10.

Finally, on Sunday, another friendly match was played, ‘over the border’ in Dorset, against Bridport, where Seaton lost heavily by three rinks to one and a total shots score of 42 to 74.

The best Seaton rink was that of Hilary Sunderland, Ian Manchester, Carole Armitage and Don Yaxley, with a score of 17 shots to nine.

Although a disappointing result, this was a very enjoyable afternoon of bowling with a pleasant tea served by the home team, who are a very friendly club who most certainly bring the social side of bowling very much to the fore.

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