Seaton ladies contest County Pairs finals

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 15 June 2010

P2586-24-08TI Bowls match between Honiton and Seaton in the County top club comp. Joan Miles for Seaton.
photo Terry Ife

P2586-24-08TI Bowls match between Honiton and Seaton in the County top club comp. Joan Miles for Seaton. photo Terry Ife

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FOUR Seaton ladies went to Sidmouth to play in the Spears Trophy last Friday, which this year coincided with the Sidmouth Centenary. It was fitting that their Lady Captain Jill Bishop's team won the competition which they have not done for two years.

FOUR Seaton ladies went to Sidmouth to play in the Spears Trophy last Friday, which this year coincided with the Sidmouth Centenary. It was fitting that their Lady Captain Jill Bishop's team won the competition which they have not done for two years. Congratulations to them and to Sidmouth Bowling Club. Audrey White, Betty Powell, Angie Mayhew and skip Rhonda Follenfant would like to thank Sidmouth for a very enjoyable afternoon.On Thursday Seaton ladies went to Feniton and enjoyed a very close match, with Seaton winning 55-53. Seaton's top team was Ann Wright, Brenda Rogers, Jenny Wilde and skip Barbara Harden 22-13. On Wednesday, the Over-60s Triple League played at Budleigh Salterton. The final result was 38-28 to Budleigh, Seaton's best team being Jeremy Allison, Anthony Cox and skip Ivor Steer winning 19-15.Seaton played Madeira in a crucial County Trophy match. At home Bill Rogers, Ron Rowley, Les Tooze and skip Bob Rutter won 22-17 with the other home rink losing 23-15. Fortunately the two away rinks both bowled well. Don Yaxley, Brian Kenning, Philip Crichard and Roger Woolland had a convincing win 30-17, and Alan Wood, Ivor Steer, Colin Halsey and skip Peter Greenwood won 20-12. This finally gave Seaton victory overall 87-69.On Monday, June 2, the Ladies' County Pairs were held at three venues, Ottery St Mary, Budleigh Salterton and Honiton. Four pairs entered from Seaton and I am pleased to congratulate Ann Brown and Julie Grant who played their first rounds at Honiton, got through on the first day in section A, and went to Hemyock on the 3rd for the next round to play against the other Section A winners from Ottery St Mary and Honiton. They won their first round against a Hemyock team, and then met Joan Heard and Yvonne Rayner from Honiton in the final for section A. Again this was a very close match. On the last end each team had 19 shots, although Julie held shot with her last bowl, Joan took the jack back and they won by two shots. Congratulations to them, and the club wish them good luck in the final which is to be held on Friday. In Section B, where the first round was held at Budleigh Salterton, Sue Evans and Carol Fisher won and go on to play in the finals on June 13. Again Seaton wish them good fortune.At Budleigh Salterton, in the afternoon, Seaton men sent six rinks of triples for a friendly match. Unfortunately Budleigh proved not to be so friendly and trounced Seaton winning 100-79! The score could have been more embarrassing had it not been for the two winning Seaton rinks: Smiler Jenkins, Peter Mattocks and skip John Wright 18-11, and Roy Carnan, David Ford and skip Ray Thompson 19-15. These saved the day.On Sunday, June 1, at home, Seaton ladies played in the second match for the Devon Top Club Team. What a nail biting match this was. The fours and triples lost, but the pairs and singles won, meaning it was a draw, but on a count back Seaton won 68-55, and now go on to meet Honiton. Angie Mayhew played a most exciting game in the singles, and one could feel the concentration from this match. She finished winning 21-13. In the pairs Ann Brown and Julie Grant again had a wonderful game winning 25-9. Congratulations to these three, they were brilliant matches to watch. On a neutral bowling green at Morchard Bishop, Seaton met two ladies' rinks from Bradworthy, in the Interclub competition. The final result was a win for Seaton by 18 shots. Well done Seaton and keep up the good work in the next round.On Friday evening, three matches were played in the County Grater Pairs competition. In an all Feniton battle, I Veitch and K Lovering beat M Eveleigh and P Edmonds 23-20. The other two matches saw two Seaton pairs playing against two pairs from Honiton. Alan Green and Roy Carnell from Seaton beat D Russell and D Tanner 25-13 and D Long and D Hillier from Honiton beat James Hughes and Brian Kenning 23-12.Seaton travelled to Tiverton West End Bowling Club, where six mixed teams played in a friendly match. Tiverton won 102-92. Seaton's top winning rink was Keith Harris, Peter Mattocks, Nancy Collins and skip John Wright. Thanks to Tiverton for their hospitality.


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