Fresh from 24 hour bowls marathon

PUBLISHED: 10:30 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:36 15 June 2010

Results have improved since David Harris's last report, Axminster Indoor Bowling Club winning four of the seven friendlies played.

Results have improved since my last report, Axminster Indoor Bowling Club winning four of the seven friendlies played. The first was at home to Taunton Bowls Club but Axminster lost (53-69) with the best rink being Ossie Eke, Joan Clark, Les Clark and Pam Clark, who tied (19-19). The club went on to beat Ottery at home (73-49) with Ann Clayton, Derek Eldridge, David Harris and Bob Sherborne the top rink (37-10). Next Ax lost a two-rink match at Budleigh (27-39) although Derek Eldridge, Marion Harris, David Harris and Lilian Lovatt did manage a creditable tie (15-15).Axminster then beat The Nomads at home (77-36) with Chris Hobbs, Brenda Flanagan, Margaret Crompton and Eric Skeemer excelling (31-9) before going on to beat Chard at home (79-37), the top rink being Joan Clark, Brian Downes, Les Clark and David Harris (36-12). Axminster beat Chardstock at home in a very close encounter (52-49) with Ann Wright, Chris Hobbs, Frank Lintott and Brian Parsons playing well (24-14). Lastly the club lost a close match at Honiton (75-77) with Jean Bruckshaw, Linda Sherborne, Cliff Bruckshaw, and the very much in-form Brian Clark being our top foursome (25-13).l Anyone interested in trying bowls is welcome to attend the learner sessions on Monday evenings at Cloakham between 6-8pm where equipment is available and expert tuition is given by our qualified coach Gordon Bodily. Please ring (01297) 34175 for any further information.l Players have just completed our 24 hour bowls marathon and our thanks to all who have participated, especially those who played throughout the night. Also thanks to Ron Bicknell who organised the event.

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