Chardstock men secure terrific Top Club win at Budleigh Salterton

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn. - Credit: Archant

What a performance! Our men’s team travelled to Budleigh Salterton on Thursday for a match in the Top Club competition and came away with a superb win, writes Vaughan Fletcher.

With the match standing all square at 2-2, everything hinged on the pairs match. With one end to go, scores level and the light fading, the Chardstock men held their nerve to take the match.

The final Sunday of May saw the club hold its annual Silver Jubilee Cup competition.

Unlike recent years the weather behaved and everyone who participated had a great afternoon.

The team of Rosie Pratt, Brian Howard and John Rolph were the eventual winners.

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Exeter & District Over 60s Triples League: Okehampton 40, Chardstock A 21: M Copp, K Wakelin and J Porter, 14-20; M Rogers, M Toms and N Denslow, 7-20

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Chardstock A 36, Phear Park A 29: K Wakelin, M Toms and N Denslow, 24-7; M Rogers, M Copp and J Porter, 12-22

Wellington 44, Chardstock B 27: G Bodily, B Howard and T Dredge 18-9; A Badley, N Barron and W Kerr 9-25

East of Exe League:

Seaton 71, Chardstock 38: A Badley, V Barron, E Rolph and S Hatcliffe, 7-20; K Tinkler, D Hatcliffe, D Eldridge and G Bodily, 9-22; Ann Dredge, N Barron, Adam Dredge and T Dredge, 13-12; N Mugridge, V Fletcher, G Campbell and J Rolph, 9-17

Top Club Competition:

Chardstock away to Budleigh Salterton: 2 Wood Singles - M Toms lost 17-21; 4 Wood Singles - K Wakelin won 21-10; Pairs - A Dredge and T Dredge won 17-15; Triples - M Copp, J Rolph and J Porter lost 11-14; Rink - G Bodily, M Rogers, W Kerr and N Denslow won 25-15

Friendly Matches:

Chardstock 84, Lyme Regis 71: A Sebright, D Hatcliffe, S Hatcliffe and J Rolph 13-29; M Copp, V Fletcher, G Campbell and S Jeffrey 19-20; N Mugridge, J Currie, E Rolph and K Wakelin, 29-15; A Callagan, B Howard, R Pratt and N Denslow 23-7

Severalls Jubille 62, Chardstock 55: N Mugridge, R Pratt and John Porter 16-8; Jeanette Porter, M Copp and A Sebright 12-24; C Bradford, E Rolph and J Rolph 12-14; P Baldwin, G Bodily and G Campbell 15-16

Chardstock Bowls Club Silver Jubilee Cup:

Winners: Rosie Pratt, Brian Howard and John Rolph

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