The joy of bowling at Seaton

Seaton bowlers enjoying the action

Seaton bowlers enjoying the action - Credit: Seaton Bowls Club

The members of Seaton Bowling Club were very pleased to be able to start to bowl again after some of the pandemic restrictions were lifted. It is wonderful to play friendly bowls matches once again and enjoy receiving and giving hospitality.  
We have also produced some great results throughout the area, including Seaton ladies reaching the quarter finals of the Grace Matthews Trophy, played at Exonia against South Molton, last Wednesday evening.  
Unfortunately, we lost on the night, South Molton winning 3 of the 5 disciplines, but Angie Mayhew won her 2 wood singles competition and our triples team, of Lilian Hurley-Smith, Liz Wilde and Ruby Grigg won their game.   
The men’s team for the Top Club competition reached the section final at Madeira, but unfortunately lost by 3 rinks to 2.  
Seaton Bowls Club have three teams in the Mens Over Sixties Triples League and they are enjoying the camaraderie of their games once again.  
Seaton Ladies are now through to the 3rd round of the Inter Club competition, to be played at Ottery Bowling Club, against Bovey Tracy on Monday, August 9. The Inter Club is a knock out competition for all Clubs in Devon. In the East of Exe mixed league, Seaton currently stand in 2nd place.  
On Monday of this week, 12 Seaton ladies took part in the Devon Benevolent Triples Competition. Seaton hosted this event, and we were joined by teams from Honiton, Ottery, Madeira, Chardstock, Sidmouth, & Budleigh. The winners from those matches then played again on Thursday, and were joined by a team from Axminster.  
The playing conditions were really dreadful but two teams from Seaton got through the quarter finals in the morning, and were also successful in the semi final played in the afternoon, in slightly better conditions.  
This means that the two Seaton teams of Linda Stone, Maria Johnson and Angie Mayhew and Pat Whitworth, Chris Barradell and Lilian Hurley-Smith will play against each other in the final, to be played at Seaton on Tuesday, August 17.  
The Seaton Red team of the Ladies LOFTL played Sidmouth Blue team on Tuesday. The match resulted in each team winning one game, with the Seaton team losing overall, but we enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at Sidmouth with a backdrop of music from the Folk Festival.  
Seaton visited the Bridport Club, where we enjoyed a lovely afternoon playing bowls in good company: We lost the game but, as the saying goes, it is the taking part, especially after the last 18 months, and there is always next time!  
A really busy three months for our Seaton Club and we are so pleased to report that normal service has been resumed. 

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