Budleigh bowlers enjoy fine win over Chardstock

PUBLISHED: 09:44 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 30 August 2018

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5288. Picture: Terry Ife

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5288. Picture: Terry Ife

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As the outdoor bowls season enters its last month the Budleigh bowlers look to finish strongly and a visit to Honiton and a home match against Chardstock this week saw a draw and an impressive win, writes David Roberts.

Against Honiton, in a match played over three rinks, Marilyn Foreman, Peter Hillman and Bill Barber held the lead throughout on their way to a 14-10 success.

Peter Foreman, Graham Rant and skip Mo Bond, having been behind from the start, left it late to snatch their win by 15 shots to 14, scoring 10 shots on the last five ends which all helped towards the overall 44-all final score,

Things got even better in a home mixed match over five rinks against Chardstock which ended with an overall 11 shot victory, 79-68.

Gwen Hurst, Peter Hillman and Tony Barnes were in fine form and convincingly won 26-6.

Melissa Camp, Hilary Medley and skip Brian Goddard started slowly, but midway through had a purple patch scoring a five and a six to turn the tables and run out with a 22-10 victory.

In a game of two halves, Ann Vincent, Penny Weeks and Graham Rant fought back well to hold on to draw on the last end and finish up 15-all.

In the respective triples leagues there were disappointing defeats for both the men and the ladies.

Whilst the men are safe to play again next summer in the Second Division they were unable to take any points from Exeter St Thomas, losing overall, 28-40. Peter Hillman, Peter Cooper and skip Andrew Cardy fought back well on their rink, but were pipped by one shot on the last end. The ladies look destined for relegation suffering another defeat against Crediton Green.

In internal club competitions Tony Barnes won through to the novice cup final whilst Paul Griffin and Tony Lim won convincingly to reach the men’s pairs final.

Peter Cooper played well to book a spot in the handicap final whilst Brian Summers secured a place in the final of the two-wood competition to add to his already booked berth in the championship final.

The coming week sees a visit from touring side Cogenhoe who come from Northamptonshire, whilst the men and ladies both play their final triples matches against Culm Vale and Sidmouth respectively.

The club hold their Centenary Cup to complete the weekly fixtures.

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