Rain has played havoc with Axminster's fixtures

PUBLISHED: 15:22 16 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:05 15 June 2010

Axminster Bowls Club: As with most outdoor sporting events, the weather has played havoc during the last fortnight. However, the Ax ladies had an excellent 54-50 shot win at Ilminster.

Axminster Bowls Club: As with most outdoor sporting events, the weather has played havoc during the last fortnight.

However, the Ax ladies had an excellent 54-50 shot win at Ilminster. Lilian Lovatt, Daphne Ryan and Pam Clark won by 19-11 before going on to lose two games, firstly at Lyme Regis (28-62) and then at Seaton (32-59), where Veena Cole, Alison Glyde and Margaret Crompton were the only winners (19-6).

Their game at Chardstock was rained off.

Despite sharing the rinks in the two Devon Over-60s' games played, Axminster lost overall in both! Firstly they lost narrowly at St Thomas (Exeter) by 24-28 shots, where Derek Eldridge, Pat Hicks and Eric Skeemer played well (14-10) and then at home to Bradninch (32-48) despite Mike Bradford, Derek Eldridge and David Harris winning by 21-13.

The match at North Tawton was rained off.

The club has only managed to play two friendlies - at Taunton Vivary where Axminster lost heavily (50-102) and at Bridport where Ax put up a great show but eventually lost by 71-80 with Ann Clayton, Roy Carnell and Eric Skeemer the best rink (23-18).

The club managed to play the annual Ladies versus Gents match between the showers last weekend which was thoroughly enjoyed by all - especially the cream tea afterwards!

The result was immaterial but the men did just scrape home!

I feel everyone is enjoying their bowls this season with good numbers turning out for inter-club games.

Win or lose, the club seem to have a great team spirit developing.

By David Harris

Axminster Bowls Club

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