Tenacious bowling from Seaton teams

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 15 June 2010

On Friday the 13th luck was not on the side of a Seaton pair, Angie Mayhew and Don Yaxley, who played E Bagley and D Blatchford from Madeira in the County Mixed Pairs.

On Friday the 13th luck was not on the side of a Seaton pair, Angie Mayhew and Don Yaxley, who played E Bagley and D Blatchford from Madeira in the County Mixed Pairs. After going down 10 shots early in the game, the Seaton pair fought back tenaciously to within four shots, but finished up losing 20-25 to Madeira. Another match against Madeira, in the Over-60s Triple League on the 11th, Seaton won with an overall score of 49-27. Seaton's teams were Alan Wood, Peter Greenwood and skip Roger Woolland 27-15 and P Newland, David Ford and skip Ron Rowley 22-12.On June 12, Seaton's men played Phear Park in the Foxlands competition. The home rink, Bill Rogers, Ron Rowley, Les Tooze and skip Bob Rutter, had a relatively easy win 25-14. The away rink, Alan Wood, Don Yaxley, Ray McDonald and skip Roger Woolland, had a tough game with the lead changing several times before they eventually forged ahead to win 22-17, for an overall victory 47-31.On June 10, Seaton's men played an unbeaten side in the County Trophy. At home, Ray Thompson, John Wright, Roy Carnell and skip Ray McDonald managed a superb 36-14 win, whilst Alan Wood, Ivor Steer, Colin Halsey and skip won 21-13. At Sidmouth the other two Seaton rinks won well. Don Yaxley, Brian Kenning, David Ford and skip Roger Woolland recorded a solid 32-12 victory, well supported by Bill Rogers, Ron Rowley, Les Tooze and skip Bob Rutter winning 21-11. As all four rinks won, Seaton scored maximum points and a remarkable 60 shot overall victory 110-50. Seaton have now won 3 out of 4 games, and are top of the league on points with a healthy shot difference. At Axminster on June 7 in a friendly match, Seaton lost 64-82. Seaton's best team was Sheila Pike, Roy Young, Geoff Fullalove and skip Nancy Collins, who won 25-14.On Saturday, June 7, the ladies played against Honiton in the Grace Matthews Top Club. Unfortunately Seaton lost, winning only on two rinks out of five. But, on Saturday, June 14, Seaton again met Honiton in the Top Club, at home, and revenge was sweet with Seaton winning 80-71. The bowling was extremely good, especially Chris McDonald who played in the singles against Carol Fisher from Honiton. This match was exciting to watch. On the 20th end the players were level 20-20. Carol was holding shot when Chris took the jack and won with one shot with her last bowl. In the pairs Shirley Fewtrell and Barbara Harden from Seaton won 30-9. Well done to all the ladies. Seaton now go forward to the fourth round in this competition.In the semi final of the county pairs, Les Tooze and Bob Rutter lost to Roger Binmore and Trevor Pipe from Honiton, as did Alan Green and Roy Carnell who were beaten by B Long and D Hillier, again from Honiton. Both matches were neck and neck until the final stages. l Seaton Bowls Club extend their condolences to Beryl Wilde following the death of her husband Ron, who was a past president and captain of Seaton Bowling Club.


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