Seaton men defeat the ladies to win the Price Cup

PUBLISHED: 12:48 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:48 28 August 2018

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3930. Picture: Terry Ife

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Seaton had the honour of hosting the Devon Bowls, Ladies President’s team for a match over four rinks, writes Alan Nicholas.

The home team enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon and the rinks were shared. However, the president’s team took the honours on total shots scored, 65-49. The top home rink was the one of Maria Johnson, Ruby Grigg, Marian Vessey and Joan Miles.

On Wednesday, Seaton ladies, representing Devon in the National Finals at Royal Leamington Spa for the second year running, were sadly beaten in the first round by a very sharp Hertfordshire team, who ‘flew out of the blocks’ and went on to take the game 30-14.

Wednesday also saw a number of league matches played. The Over-60s Triples League A team travelled into Exeter to meet Exonia A, where the two triples were shared, but Seaton took the match on total shots scored, 29-24.

The top Seaton triple was, Graham Thomas, Ron Rowley and Don Yaxley, 15-10.

Meanwhile, the B team travelled to Exmouth to meet Madeira E, but unfortunately lost both triples and gained no points.

However, the team only needs to win one triple in their last match, against Exonia B, to gain promotion.

The Ladies Over-50s Triples League Blue team were at home to Honiton in a contest that saw the triples shared, but the visitors took the match on overall shots scored, 59-33.

The top Seaton triple was the one of Carol Armitage, Esdre Keller and Marian Vessey. The Red team hosted St Thomas, winning both triples and the match 41-24. The top triple was the one of Margaret Nicholas, Liz Wilde and Lin Allison, 21-12.

Saturday saw the much awaited Price Cup match with the Seaton men entertaining the Seaton ladies.

This year the match was played over just four rinks due to other commitments. However, this did not reduce the tension or enthusiasm of the two teams. The four rinks were eventually shared, but the men claimed the victory on total shots scored with 84 against the ladies’ 60.

The match was followed by an excellent tea in the clubhouse and then by glasses of ‘bubbly’ provided by club captain, Roger Woolland, who had successfully skippered his rink of, David Ford, Ray Thompson, Ron Rowley and himself to a fine win of 37 shots to 10.

Finally, on Sunday the very poor weather caused the cancellation of a friendly away match at Wellington.

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