Seaton’s Roger Woolland makes progress in Champion of Champions competition

PUBLISHED: 20:46 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 20:46 23 May 2018

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.


The Seaton bowling week began with an East of Exe Mixed League match at Hemyock, writes Alan Nicholas.

This resulted in Seaton winning on three rinks and losing the other. The total shots score going to Seaton by 84 shots to 47.

Top rink for Seaton was that of Lilian Hurley-Smith, Graham Thomas, Peter Barradell and Di Morley, winning by 28 shots against 8.

On the following day, a friendly match was played, at home, against Charmouth over three triples, all of which Seaton won with an overall match score of 87-33, with the top triple for Seaton being Ray Thompson, Angie Mayhew and Peter Grigg.

Wednesday saw the two Over-60s Triples League matches. Seaton A travelled to Okehampton B where they lost both triples and went down heavily, 64-10. Sadly, this is the heaviest defeat the team has suffered since being formed 16 years ago!

The Seaton B team performed only slightly better in their match, at home, against Sidmouth B, losing the match, but drawing a rink to secure a single point.

On Thursday, a friendly at home to Feniton resulted in two rinks being won by either side. However, the total shots scored was 81 to Seaton, but 86 to the visitors, giving them the match. Seaton’s best rink was Ed Backhouse, Carole Seaward, Bob Scull and Linda Stone, scoring 31 shots against 12.

Also, on this day, Seaton’s club captain, Roger Woolland, played a Champion of Champions singles match away, against Michael Trapp of Morchard Bishop, in a very close match, which Roger took by 21 shots against 20.

Friday saw the ladies’ Over-50s Triples League matches with Seaton Blue going down 35-30 at Okehampton where the top Seaton triple was the one of Angie Mayhew, Linda Stone and Joan Miles, winning 23-11.

Seaton’s Red team hosted Madeira and again the two triples were shared, but on this occasion Seaton took the match on total shots scored, with 39 against 26. Seaton’s top triple was Ann Joyner, Chris Barradell and Sue Banwell-Moore, winning 28-8.

Over the weekend the Seaton Club hosted open days for aspiring new players, which was well attended and, hopefully, will lead to new players both to the sport of bowls and the club.

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