Seaton triumph against local rivals Lyme Regis in club's first home friendly of the season

PUBLISHED: 18:15 01 May 2019

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3929. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3929. Picture: Terry Ife

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Banter and exceptional bowling were the hallmarks of Seaton bowling club's first home friendly against local rivals Lyme Regis, writes Glen Elliott.

On Thursday, April 25, both teams opened their season's accounts on the well-prepared lush green under the town clock, playing excellent bowls on four rinks in a good-humoured entertaining match

The result went Seaton's way by a considerable margin thanks to an effervescent performance by Carol Armitage, Martin Witt, Lillian Hurley-Smith and the maestro Roger Woolland, who racked up an incredible 42-5 win including three fours, one five and a six. Seaton won on one other rink, Lyme Regis won one rink. On the other rink, Seaton managed to recover from being 11-20 down with two ends to go by scoring a resolute seven on the penultimate end to force a 20-20 draw. On Saturday, the team travelled to Ottery St Mary for another four rinks friendly on a very nice green in windy conditions, winning convincingly on two with Ottery taking a rink and one drawn.

The overall score was 79-47 with best rink of Liz Wilde, Sam Fox, Linda Stone and Ron Rowley winning 28-3. Particularly worth a mention was the stunning bowling of both Liz and the ever jovial Sam.

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