Seaton bowlers edged out in first friendly of new season by tourists Bohemia Island Club

Members of Seaton Bowls Club proudly wearing their new uniform.

Members of Seaton Bowls Club proudly wearing their new uniform. - Credit: Archant

Seaton Bowls club opened the new, summer, outdoor season in style on the final Saturday of April, writes Linda Stone.

Many of the players were sporting the smart new uniform and the green was looking splendid after a programme of refurbishment.

Members had spent hours painting the benches and rink surrounds and tidying up the gardens after the green had been refurbished.

Angie Mayhew, our president, started the game by delivering the traditional silver jack, which was presented to the club when it moved to it’s present site in July 1929. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t fully cooperate and, after 16 ends, the match was abandoned due to the wind and rain.

However, everyone retreated to the club house to warm up and continue to celebrate a really enjoyable afternoon of bowls and friendship.

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The following day we welcomed the first touring team of the season with the visitors being the Bohemia Island Club. Again the weather was not exactly cooperative, but after a game interrupted by rain, 18 ends were completed and the visitors won by two shots.

Hopefully the weather will improve and all the members are looking forward to a summer full of fixtures that include two open mornings on Saturday and Sunday May 10 and 11 running from 10am to noon. All are most welcome to venture along to the try out this fascinating sport. It is full of strategy, skill and friendship – see you there!

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