Valiant effort by Seaton's ladies
PUBLISHED: 10:50 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:36 15 June 2010
Audrey White, Marion Vessell, Rhonda Follenfant and skip Sue Rutter, playing for Seaton in the County Fours, won through to the all-Devon finals.
Audrey White, Marion Vessell, Rhonda Follenfant and skip Sue Rutter, playing for Seaton in the County Fours, won through to the all-Devon finals, by beating fours from Sidmouth, Feniton and Budleigh. The finals were played at Bideford on Friday, where, in the first match, Seaton ladies were drawn against a four from the King's Club, Torquay. With an average age of 23 and three of the four having represented the England team, Sue and her team, all of them unbadged players, faced a tough challenge. They had them worried on the first end, scoring four shots, but the greater experience of the King's team told in the end, and they went on to win not only this match, but the following rounds as well, to qualify for the Nationals later this year. All four of the Seaton players should be very pleased with an excellent all round team effort. l On a glorious Bank Holiday Monday, Seaton BC held a Charity Drive, the proceeds going to The Seaton Lions. After an enjoyable afternoon's bowling, Club President Rhonda Follenfant gave a cheque for £156 to the Lion's President Rosemary Partridge Hogbin, who, in turn, after thanking the club, presented trophies to the winners of the Drive, Hazel Smith with a +12 score, and Ron Sherwood +28.l The following day saw an improved performance by the County Trophy squad, playing against Feniton BC. Both clubs won on two rinks, but the overall result was 89-69 in Seaton's favour.l The Over-60s match last Wednesday at Seaton against Topsham was cancelled because of heavy rain. l Ivor Steer, Ted Harden, Ron Rowley and Ray McDonald played for Devon against Northamptonshire at Topsham, winning on their rink by four shots. However, overall, Devon were second best.l The Leamington Spa Tourists brought seven mixed rinks to Seaton on Thursday and won 144-118. Top rink for Seaton was: Roy Young, Sheila Pike, Ron Rowley and Angie Mayhew, who won 20-15.l Away to Tiverton West End, Seaton won on three of the five mixed rinks, but still lost 83-95 overall. Top rink: Jeremy Allison, Ruth Gregory, Nancy Collins and Ted Harden.