Chardstock Over-60s team endure some close encounters of the bowls kind

PUBLISHED: 10:30 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:30 03 August 2018

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3932. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3932. Picture: Terry Ife

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Chardstock teams endured some close encounters in their latest outings in the Exeter and District men’s Over-60s League matches, writes Vaughan Fletcher.

The A team travelled to Phear Park, a team one place below us in the league.

In what was always going to be a tight match, at the halfway stage, the home side held a five shot advantage.

However, Chardstock rallied to lead by one shot after the penultimate end, a lead they held on to in a tense finish to take the match.

The B team were also involved in a close finish. Losing by three shots with one end to play they won each of the final ends to draw their match at Division Seven runaway leaders Wellington which does represent a fantastic result.

Recent Results:

Exeter and District Men’s Over-60s Triples League – Phear Park 29, Chardstock A 30: V Fletcher, J Rolph, J Porter (21-9); M Rogers, M Toms, N Denslow (9-20)

Chardstock B 25, Wellington B 25: N Barron, D Eldridge, W Kerr (14-11); G Bodily, B Howard, T Dredge (11-14)

East of Exe League – Hemyock 106, Chardstock 40: N Mugridge, M Copp, R Pratt, J Rolph (8-18); V Barron, C Bradford, V Fletcher, G Bodily (10-33); J Pratt, A Sebright, D Eldridge, G Campbell (15-25); N Barron, E Rolph, Ann Dredge and T Dredge (7-30)

Friendly matches

Madeira men 83, Chardstock men 53: A Badley, J Keats, J Porter (14-19); M Rogers, J Pratt, M Toms (17-21); N Barron, B Howard, J Rolph (11-23); K Warren, M Copp, N Denslow (11-20)

Honiton 53, Chardstock 7: Jeanette Porter, J Currie, J Pratt, G Campbell (11-16); A Badley, P Baldwin, D Hatcliffe, John Porter (22-10); N Mugridge, J Townsend, E Rolph, N Denslow (19-16); S Hatcliffe, A Bosence, R Pratt, J Rolph (18-11)

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