Seaton bowlers in good form against Taunton

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn. - Credit: Archant

Seaton bowlers were in good form when they met Taunton in a friendly played over four rinks at Vivary Park, writes Alan Nicholas.

Winning three of the four rinks, and 84-55 overall, the top performing Seaton rink was the one of Hilary Sunderland, Kevin McCarthy, Peter Greenwood and Linda Stone, who won 26-10.

An East of Exe Mixed League fixture at Hemyock saw Seaton bowlers again in fine form as they were successful on all four rinks with two rinks each landing a five shot victory. They were the rinks of Carol Armitage, Peter Newton, Angie Mayhew with Di Morley and, Ed Backhouse, Peter Grigg, Linda Stone, together with Les Tooze.

Wednesday was a busy day with no fewer than five matches scheduled!

Sadly the weather played a role and led to the cancellation of the ladies’ Over-50s Triples League fixture for the Blues, who were meant to be at Sidmouth.


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However, the other four engagements survived and the Over-50s Triples League Red team went down 34-26 to Topsham in a contest that saw the rink scores shared. Seaton’s top triple, winning 16-14 to see the side bank two points, comprised of Ann Joyner, Lin Allison and Sue Banwell-Moore, scoring 16 shots against 14 and taking 2 points.

The men’s Over-60s Triple League A team met Topsham A and also won one, and lost one, in terms of the rink meetings.

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However, overall Seaton were the victors with a 37-30 score line, with the top triple being the one of Don Yaxley, Ron Rowley and Les Tooze.

The B team, also playing at home, won one triple and lost the other - by just one shot in their meeting with St Thomas A.

Seaton did bank six points from a 40-34 overall success with the top triple, winning 23-16, Gareth Mettam, John Vieth and Richard Whitworth.

The men’s C team were playing away against Broadclyst, winning on one rink and losing the other.

The home team took the match on total shots scored, having 41 shots against Seaton’s 37, with the top Seaton triple the one of Dennis Ridd, Reg Pluck and Peter Grigg, winning 20-19.

Thursday saw a friendly home match against Chard in the afternoon, played between heavy showers, with Seaton taking the game by three triples to one and opverall on shots by 89 to 65.

The best Seaton triple being the one of Lin Vieth, Malcolm Carvel and Bob Scull.

On Thursday evening Seaton hosted Madeira in Round 4 of the Top Club competition.

Sadly, Seaton went down to a strong Madeira team, beaten by three disciplines to two with Seaton losing the 2-wood single, the 4-wood single and the rink. The Seaton success’s came in the pairs and the triple. Madeira now move on into the next round. Seaton’s best performers were the pair of Ed Backhouse and Richard Whitworth.

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