Seaton bowl to Top Club victory over Chardstock

PUBLISHED: 15:31 25 June 2018

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3930. Picture: Terry Ife


The Seaton bowling week opened with a very sociable members’ Fun Day on Sunday, writes Alan Nicholas.

The first event being a one wood shot, simultaneously, for all participants, at a target in the centre of the green.

The successful member, for the second consecutive time, was Chris Anton, who gleefully collected the bottle of gin prize.

The day continued with a friendly, Australian style match on six rinks and great fun was enjoyed by all.

Moving on to Monday, the club faced Feniton, on their green, in the East of Exe Mixed League over four rinks.

In a hard fought match, the rinks were shared as were the total shots scored, at 61 each. Thus the league points were also shared.

On Tuesday, a three rinks friendly match was played at Chardstock, with Seaton winning two rinks and losing the other.

The total shots score also went Seaton’s way at 57 to 53. The top rink score for Seaton was shared between the two winning rinks, both winning by seven shots.

Wednesday saw the ladies playing away against Crediton in the third round of the Devon Interclub, where they were sadly beaten on both rinks and lost by nine shots overall.

Also, on Wednesday, both the Over-60s Triples League matches were played at home, with the A team taking on Exonia A, when both trebles were lost with a total shots score of 25 against 36.

The B team had a better time in their match, playing current league leaders Madeira E, sharing the two triples and taking the match on total shots scored, by 31 against 27. The winning triple was the one of Norman Stone, John Vieth and Richard Whitworth, scoring 16 shots against nine.

On Thursday, the ladies’ Over-50s Triples League matches were played. The Blue team, playing away against Honiton, who were the league leaders, inflicted a two shot win over them, winning one triple but losing the other.

The winning triple being that of Barbara Sluman, Angie Mayhew and Linda Stone. The Red team, also playing away, against Heavitree, unfortunately lost both their triples.

The men were meanwhile playing away, against Chardstock, in the Devon Top Club and were highly successful in winning all five disciplines, taking them to the Section Final, when they will play Madeira at Seaton.

Finally on this day, a friendly match was played at Seaton against Phear Park, of Exmouth, with the visitors taking the match by three triples to one, and a total shots score of 97 against 59. The top Seaton triple being that of Margaret Nicholas, Esdre Keller and Marian Vessey, scoring 16 shots against nine.

Our extended week of bowling finished on Sunday with a friendly match in Crewkerne against Severalls Bowling Club on a fine sunny day, with us winning two rinks, losing one rink and sharing the other, but the overall shots score was in Seaton’s favour with the top rink being the one of Margaret Nicholas, Hilary Sunderland, Angie Mayhew and Roger Woolland, scoring 24 shots against 12.

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