Seaton ladies bowl to Top Club victory over Madeira

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Seaton ladies made National Top Club competition progress with a five shot home win in a close encounter against Madeira B, writes Alan Nicholas.

That terrific Saturday morning success was followed by an afternoon event set up by Seaton club captain Graham Thomas.

It took the form of a Fun Day for all members, including the latest novice members.

The afternoon was a great success with the ‘most important’ event being ‘The Spider’ which involved all players bowling just one wood from any point around the green, at a ‘bullseye’ target set in the absolute centre of the green, simultaneously.

To make this even more tricky, every bowler had one foot on the green and one foot in the ditch. The single winner being the bowl that settled nearest the centre of the target. The prize was taken by long serving member, Ted Talbot.


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Back to more serious competition, and a Tuesday, East of Exe Mixed League evening match at home to Uffculme, that saw Seaton win three rinks with the other ending all square.

Seaton were overall 96-60 winners and the top home rink was the one of Glenn Elliott, Ruby Grigg,Ron Rowley and Roger Woolland.

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Five matches were played on Wednesday, three of them against Honiton teams and Seaton enjoyed success in all three! Seaton ladies Over-50s Blues team were 41-22 winners at Honiton with both triples winning. The best triple was the one of Lin Vieth, Lilian Hurley-Smith and Barbara Sluman with a score of 23-9.

Lin Vieth, playing in her first league match for the club, had an excellent game and will now be called on regularly.

The men’s Over-60s Triples league A team were also in action at Honiton A where they won both triples and overall to the tune of a 41-21 shot success.

The best triple was the one of Terry Hurley-Smith, Ken Shean and Roger Woolland, scoring 24 shots against seven.

Compelting the trio of wins, the Over-60s League B team defeated Honiton B 52-22, banking all eight points with the best home rink the one of Ed Backhouse, Bob Scull and Dave Yardley, scoring 27 against five.

Meanwhile, the ladies Over-50s Red team baked two points from their visit to Feniton where they won one triple, but lost the other, going down overall 41-31.

The winning triple was the one of Liz Wilde, Ann Joyner and Sue Banwell-Moore.

In another Wednesday match, Seaton shared the spoils with visiting Marina C in an Over-60s Triples league game. The final score was 33-all with the successful home rink the one of Dennis Ridd, Peter Grigg and Reg Pluck scoring 21 against 15.

Finally, I have to report that on Thursday evening, Seaton faced Feniton in the Foxlands, with one rink at home and one rink away.

Sadly, Seaton took a hammering, with the home rink going down 31 shots to 10 and the away rink also losing 27 shots to 14.

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