Seaton BC ladies win captain’s day at Lyme

PUBLISHED: 15:24 16 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:05 15 June 2010

Seaton Bowls Club: The rain meant the bowling week at Seaton ended like a damp squib.  Both matches away and at home against Lyme Regis were abandoned after nine ends.

Seaton Bowls Club: The rain meant the bowling week at Seaton ended like a damp squib.

Both matches away and at home against Lyme Regis were abandoned after nine ends. The men totalled their points up to this stage and Seaton were in the lead by one shot, their best rink being Ron Sherwood, Brian Kenning, Gerry Barry and skip Roy Carnell winning 14-4.

We hope the weather forecasts are correct and that summer will be returning this week!

Last Wednesday the green was closed all day due to the heavy rain. The Over-60s Triples League had to be cancelled, but fortunately this was the only match that wasn't played.

On Thursday, at home, Seaton played a return match against Ilminster. They were welcomed by Sue Rutter, ladies' captain and, although the sun appeared, the score was a win for Ilminster 96-80. Two triple teams played three rinks. The top team for Seaton was Ted Talbot, Sheila Pike and Angie Mayhew, winning 19-13.

Four Seaton ladies went to play in the Captain's Invitation Day at Lyme Regis.

Although it was extremely windy, the sun appeared in the late afternoon and everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon. Seaton would like to thank Lyme Regis for their hospitality, especially the lovely cream tea after the game. This was a round robin competition played over seven rinks totalling 28 ends, and the highlight of the day for Seaton Ladies was when the results were announced. After a count back with Chard, they won +20 points and were presented with the Rose Bowl and each received a prize from the captain. Seaton's team was Olive Blunden, Jenny Wilde, Barbara Thompson and skip Rhonda Follenfant.

On Tuesday the ladies had travelled to Topsham to play on a neutral green against Newton Abbott in the Inter Club competition. This match had been postponed the week before due to heavy rain, but this time the weather was kind to all the bowlers. After a nail-biting match, Newton Abbot won by seven shots. Two rinks were played and Seaton's winners were Audrey White, Barbara Thompson, Sue Rutter and Barbara Harden by four shots. Seaton Bowls Club would like to congratulate all eight ladies who played in this competition for getting so far, having come through four rounds. Next year who knows?

On Monday, at home, Seaton ladies had played four rinks against Sidmouth ladies, winning 83-62. Seaton's best team was Olive Blunden, Diane Allsopp, Angie Mayhew and skip Sue Rutter 26-9. Well done ladies.

The following day Seaton men met four rinks from Sidmouth again at home.

This was a very tight match but Seaton won 83-81. Top rink was Brian Pike, Alan Green, Gerry Barry and skip Keith Miles 27-16.

By Jenny Wilde

Seaton Bowls Club

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