The winning feeling for Axminster Bowlers
- Credit: Axminster Bowls Club
The men`s over 60`s triples team at Axminster Bowls Club have been busy this last couple of weeks,
They travelled down to Exmouth to play Medera C and came home winners on both rinks, Skip Bob Sherborne led his team of "Jack the hat" Hare and "Farmer" John Ellis to a convincing win of 24-10, playing inspired bowls.
On the other rink "Jovial" KenTaylor "Flash Gordon" Manley and "Lovely legs" Elliott managed to squander an 18-3 lead after 10 ends but held on for a 22-16 victory.
The following week they played hosts to Collumpton where, although losing on 1 rink, they won overall with some fine bowling by "Lovely legs" Elliott John Heywood and "jovial" Ken Taylor.
Next it was a long drive up to Crediton, where they won on both rinks with once again Jovial Ken Taylor skipping "Farmer" John Ellis and Ken Webster to 22-18 victory with Jack "The Hat" Hare, David Harris, and Bob Sherborne narrowly scraping home by 1 shot to gain maximum points.
In the middle of all that, the club members all came together for Captain’s Day, where David Harris played host to more than 40 club members, a wonderful buffet meal was prepared and served by club coach Anne Clayton and her team of volunteer ladies.
David was happy to thank all those members who helped steer the club through what has been a couple of difficult years.
Val and Mike Mellor ran the bar, keeping the glasses topped up during the roll-up that followed. The day was warm and sunny, perfect for the light-hearted friendly 14 ends of banter enriched triples, where the was no winners or losers just a very "English" way of life being enjoyed by all.
This weekend saw the club finals being played in good weather, first up was the mixed 3 wood pairs, where Ken Webster and Barbara Mowatt were victorious over "Jack the hat" Hare and Anne Clayton.
In the Non-winners trophy, "Jovial" Ken Taylor cruised to victory over Alan Gyngell, who later, when paired with Andy Ross, got revenge on "Jovial" Ken and John Ellis in the men's 4 wood pairs. In the open singles, "Jack the Hat" Hare came out the winner over "Jovial" Ken.
Finally, last but not least in the men`s 4 wood singles, "grandmaster" Brian Clarke played a magnificent last wood to gain 3 shots and just scrape home against a disappointed Ken Webster, who had been marginally in front most of the match. It was a wonderful weekend of bowls played in good spirits.