Progress for Seaton in Inter-club

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:59 15 June 2010

Rain hit the sport again after a good spell of sunshine and Friday's match against Heavitree was cancelled.

Rain hit the sport again after a good spell of sunshine and Friday's match against Heavitree was cancelled. The rain also caused the Social Fun Bowls evening to be postponed. It is organised each year by Jill and Keith Richards who put a lot of effort into this and everyone looks forward to the event. It is hoped it will be held later in the season.On Thursday, June 19, Seaton welcomed South Oxford BC Tour. Sue Rutter, the ladies' captain, greeted them and the captain of Oxford presented the club with a South Oxford Plaque and a silver spoon depicting a swan, which was warmly received. It was a very enjoyable day, and we hope to see South Oxford BC again. The visitors were treated to the usual cream tea but this did not help their bowling as Seaton won 79-66. This was mainly due to the success by Seaton ladies, as both teams won, and unfortunately one of Seaton's men's teams lost, although the other won. The top team was Jenny Wilde, Beryl Pearson, Shirley Fewtrell and skip Sue Rutter 23-16. On Wednesday, Seaton Ladies played against Plymstock on a neutral green at Newton Abbot, in the Interclub competition. It was a tight game and very exciting to watch. After 21 ends both teams were all square, so an extra end for both rinks had to be played, and the final result was a fantastic win by three shots for Seaton, who now go on to meet Newton Abbot on July 2 on a neutral green to be decided. The club wish Seaton Ladies good luck. Congratulations to both Seaton teams - Ann Wright, Ann Brown, Rhonda Follenfant and skip Julie Grant, and Audrey White, Angie Mayhew, Shirley Follenfant and Barbara Harden. Well done ladies. The following day, again at home, Seaton met Bradninch, who took revenge for a defeat earlier this season. They won this time, 72-62. Seaton's best team was Ron Sherwood, Marion Vessey, Joan Russell and skip Ted Talbot (who was captain for the day) 28-18.In the Over-60s Triples League at home, Seaton played against Tiverton. Unfortunately Seaton lost on both rinks so victory went to Tiverton West End.On Monday, June 16, Seaton played a friendly against Starcross at home. The final result was a good win for Seaton 100-67, the best team being Betty Powell, Gwynydd Brazendale, Roy Rogers and skip Ron Rowley 43-9.On Saturday, June 14, four teams went to Chardstock. Seaton managed to win on two rinks but the overall result was a victory for Chardstock 82-58. Seaton's best team was Darcy Ashman, Geoff Fullalove and skip Ray Thompson, who won 19-15. Seaton then met Chardstock again in the men's Top Club on Thursday in the evening. In the four wood singles Roger Woolland had a very comfortable win 21-2. In the triples, Alan Wood, Colin Halsey and skip Peter Greenwood had another easy victory but, unfortunately, in the two wood singles and the pairs Seaton lost. Although at this point Seaton were ahead on points, it was essential to win on the rink match played by Bill Rogers, Ron Rowley, Les Tooze and skip Bob Rutter. After the first few ends Seaton overcame an early deficit and, after 20, the match was all square before going in to the final end. Chardstock were then holding shot with one bowl to come from Seaton even though Seaton managed to take the jack, it was promoted onto another Chardstock wood. The final result was a 3-2 victory for Chardstock who now go forward to the next round, and the club wish them good luck. Chardstock were thrilled to have beaten Seaton yet again, and they are the only team that have also beaten Seaton in the County Trophy this season. Next Thursday, Seaton face Chardstock yet again in the County Foxlands competition, so are hoping they will be able to turn their fortunes around! On Friday, June 13, Seaton were invited to send a team to play in the Jubilee Cup at Sidmouth. Gerry Barry, Michael Follenfant, David Ford and skip John Wright would like to thank Sidmouth for a fabulous afternoon. The club congratulate Sidmouth on their Centenary Year, and wish them every success for the future.

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