Axminster bowlers start new season with win over Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 11:04 28 April 2019 | UPDATED: 22:05 28 April 2019

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton

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The Axminster Bowls Club 2019 outdoor season as launched by councillor Andrew Moulding and club president Lilian Lovatt in glorious sunshine, writes David Harris.

Twenty-seven members were present to take part in the annual spider that follows the official opening of the green.

The Spider, won by Jack Hare, was followed by a 'Roll-Up' that was enjoyed by one and all.

The bowlers' season got underway with a terrific 72-45 win in a mixed friendly meeting with Lyme Regis.

The successful Axminster rinks were: John Ellis, Mike Mellor, Ann Clayton, and Steven Apsey, (25-7); Philippa White, Brian Clark, George Mabon, and Doug Looskan, (20-9) and David Harris, Howard Keep, Alfie Day and James Windsor, (18-10).

Axminster begin a new campaign of Over-60s Exeter and District League action this Wednesday (May 1) with a home game against Okehampton that starts at 2.30pm.

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