Axminster bowlers travel to Seaton for a challenging fixture
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Last Saturday afternoon saw the players from Axminster Bowls Club enjoy their first friendly away match at Seaton, writes Glen Elliott.
It was a glorious day for bowls and in full sunshine, with a gentle sea breeze, the new green that the Seaton club members have put so much effort into creating was a splendid sight to see and for playing bowls.
The match of four mixed triples proved to be a challenge for the visitors, who play on a less demanding all-weather surface, and the Axminster team found it difficult to reach full-length jacks, which was reflected in the overall score of 94-55.
In total, Seaton won on three rinks and lost on one, where the clever tactical use of the mat enabled Ken Taylor to skip his team of John Heywood and Glen Elliott to a well-earned victory 21-9, playing at times some inspired bowls.
Tea was taken in the newly refurbished clubhouse, where Seaton captain for the day Pat Whitworth was happy to greet the Axminster players to what was Seaton's first club friendly since the end of the 2019 season, and first on the new green.
Best wishes and good fortune to Seaton bowling club, who have come through a difficult period, yet still remain a pleasant friendly venue to play at.
Bowls interclub friendlies are always just that - friendly light-hearted fun events where the result is not really important but social enjoyment, especially after the year we have all endured, is the main intention.
If you may be interested in playing bowls or just giving it a try please give us a ring on 01297 631033 or Glen Elliott on 07933 517591, and we can arrange an hour taster for you perhaps come with a friend.
As we all enjoy the outdoors again and summer kicks into full swing, bowls can provide the perfect setting for some gentle competition, social interaction and developing skills in a game that is beautifully addictive. There is also the welcome bonus of working as part of a team.