Seaton enjoy lady Patron's day

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:51 15 June 2010

This has been a very busy bowling week at Seaton, writes Jenny Wilde.

This has been a very busy bowling week at Seaton. Rain was forecast on Friday but, although dull, it held off during the afternoon's bowling against Braeside BC Tour. They were welcomed by the captain of the day Sue Rutter the Ladies' Captain, and treated to a cream tea. With so many tours this season, having cream teas is not helping the Seaton bowlers to keep their trim waistlines but it's certainly comfort food, win or lose! The final score was a win for Seaton 124-100. Two Seaton teams won on the same score: Smiler Jenkin, Michael Follenfant, Nancy Collins and Angie Mayhew 25-14 and Dorris Cook, Bob Benfield, Rhonda Follenfant and John Wright 25-14. Two teams drew and one team lost by 1 shot, so well done Seaton.Seaton ladies sent three triple teams to Axminster on Thursday and, after 12 ends, it was decided unanimously to stop due to the poor weather, but, at that point, Seaton led on two rinks, and both finished with the same differential score. Ann Wright, Nancy Collins and Angie Mayhew 18-4, Sheila Pike, Gwynedd Brazendale and skip Sue Rutter 19-5. The score was an overall win for Seaton, 46-26.On Wednesday it was the ladies' Patron's Day at Torquay hosted by the DCLBA President Julie Grant. It was a very enjoyable day. Julie greeted all the ladies from various clubs throughout Devon. Before play commenced in the afternoon a draw was held which raised £363 for the county. The delegates then went to four different bowls clubs in and around Torquay to play in a friendly drive. The clubs who hosted the bowlers were King's Torquay, Torquay Victoria, Belvedere Torquay and Babbacombe. Before the drive, each lady bowler played in a spider and the money raised - £162 - will go to Exeter Hospice which President Julie chose as her charity. It was a wonderful day and very enjoyable and Seaton BC would like to thank all those people who put in so much hard work to make it such a successful day. On Sunday, May 11, Seaton hosted Warwick Boating Club Tour. Angie Mayhew, the ladies' vice captain, welcomed the visitors. This was the first time she had been match captain and, although a little nervous, she carried out her duties extremely proficiently. Seaton won 125-102, top rink being Ian Manchester, Jenny Wilde, Ann Brown and skip Peter Greenwood, 26-14. On Saturday, four men's and two ladies' rinks went to St Thomas in Exeter. St Thomas men won 86-76 and the best men's rink from Seaton was Alan Cook, Geoff Fullerlove, Colin Halsey and skip Ron Rowley which won 25-12. The ladies won on both rinks with a final result of 40-23. Seaton's best ladies' team was Jenny Wilde, Barbara Harden, Ann Brown and skip Sue Rutter, 20-10.On Wednesday, May 7, Seaton played in another round of the Over-60s Triples League and had another success, beating Uffculme 42-19. Ron Rowley was captain for the day and Seaton's best team was Bill Rogers, George Mabon and skip Bob Rutter 23-8. The other team was Jeremy Allison, Alan Wood and skip Ron Rowley 18-12.In the evening, Seaton played in the County Top Team against Madeira, but, this was a win for Madeira on each of the single rinks. Two wood singles and the four wood were won by Madeira 17-10 and 22-14 respectively. In the pairs this was another close win for Madeira who finished 23-22 up. There were another two triples teams, one drew 17-17, the other saw a Seaton win. The team was Ivor Steer, Ron Rowley and skip Peter Greenwood 21-17. Madeira now go on to the next round and we wish them good luck. On Monday, four ladies' rinks went to Madeira, where the final score was a draw, 82-82. The best rink for Seaton was Audrey White, Jill Richards, Ann Wight and skip Barbara Harden winning 26-13.On Tuesday, four ladies went to Budleigh Salterton to play in the County fours. Ann Brown, Barbara Harden, Julie Grant and skip Joan Miles were drawn to play against Hemyock, but lost 22-16 and Hemyock go forward to the next round.At home on Monday, four men's rinks beat Chardstock 82-55. All Seaton's teams won, the best being Stan Perry, Ron Sherwood, who played for half the match and John Wright who played the second half, and skip Roy Carnell 27-12.

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