Axminster bowlers launch new indoor season

PUBLISHED: 22:34 14 October 2014 | UPDATED: 22:34 14 October 2014

The Axminster bowls season is well underway with three mixed friendly matches being played as well as the annual Opening Drive which was attended by over thirty members, writes David Harris.

Alison Glyde and David Harris won the Opening Drive round-robin.

The first match of the campaign was a new fixture against South Dorset Bowling Association at home which we managed to win (56-50) - a really tight game thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The successful Axminster rinks were; Pam Clark, Daphne Ryan, Malcolm Denslow, and Margaret Crompton (20-13) and Morrison Brown, Pam Hunter, Joan Quick, and Bob Sherborne (18-16).

Next up a visit from Honiton that saw the visitors win 56-24. Axminster won two of the three rinks played with the successful rinks being the ones of David Harris, Joan Quick, Jean Kesterton, and Brian Clark (21-18) and Andy Curtis, Margaret Stancliffe, Tony Cable, and Margaret Crompton (22-20).

A visit to Sidmouth ended in a 64-47 defeat. This was another fine contest with a thrilling 24-22 win for Morrison Brown, Malcolm Denslow, Jean Kesterton, and Margaret Crompton, this after they trailed 19-4 at the tea interval!

Many congratulations to 15-year-old Steven Apsey who has been picked for the Devon Under-21 and Under-25 squads for the indoor season - just reward for all his dedication!

Also, well done, to George Mabon and his team of John Packham and Bob Sherborne who recently won their first Vice Presidents game of the season.

The Axminster outdoor bowling AGM is to be held this Friday (October 17) at 7pm.

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