Seaton’s close bowls

PUBLISHED: 16:26 06 August 2009 | UPDATED: 23:56 15 June 2010

The last fortnight has seen some very close matches, both for and against, with some excellent results interspersed. Seaton exacted their revenge in the Two Counties League, when they won on all four rinks in the return match at Seaton 91-63.

The last fortnight has seen some very close matches, both for and against, with some excellent results interspersed.

Seaton exacted their revenge in the Two Counties League, when they won on all four rinks in the return match at Seaton 91-63. The two top rinks were D Yardley, R Thompson, R Carnell and R McDonald 23-15 and J Allison, L Skipper, P Greenwood and L Tooze, 21-13.

The Over 60s lost on both rinks away at Phear Park 25-48, and won on both rinks away at Pinces Gardens 40-24. Top rink was D Ford, G Mabon and I Steer 17-7.

Three ladies' triples playing at Feniton lost by just two shots 54-56. New member Maria Johnson, playing in her first top rink appearance, ably assisted by Anne Wright and Angie Mayhew, won 22-10.

Five mixed triples, playing away at Chard, narrowly lost 83-89, although there was an excellent win by Seaton's top rink of Audrey White, Alan Pritchard and Barbara Harden 29-10.

On July 26, seven mixed rinks of Seaton bowlers plus supporters, escaped the bad weather when they travelled to Bournemouth to play against Pelhams BC. After an entertaining game, Seaton just lost out by three shots 128-131.

Fred Dart, Jill Richards, Chris and Ray McDonald, 25-13, and Jeremy Allison, Nancy Collins, Ted and Barbara Harden 26-14 were Seaton's top 2 rinks.

Another close match the following day when Ilminster were the visitors. Each team won on three of the six mixed rinks, but this time Seaton came out on top, winning 121-114. Again there were two top rinks, Audrey White, Marian Vessey, Ted Harden and Don Yaxley 20-9, and Anne wright, John Bellamy, John Wright and Barbara Harden 28-17.

This score included a "Hot Shot", all eight shots on one end, a rare occurrence in the game, and one to be commended.

Two more worthy achievements. Audrey White, Anne Brown and Julie Grant reached the last 16 in the two-wood county triples event before losing.

Dorris Cook, Shirley Fewtrell, Angie Mayhew and Sue Rutter won the Sidmouth Ladies' Open Tournament, returning home to Seaton with The Spears Trophy. Congratulations to all eight ladies.


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