Budleigh bowlers finish runners-up in Exonia Monday League

PUBLISHED: 15:53 03 April 2018

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton


A ladies’ friendly against Honiton was the only scheduled club match for the past week and again it was a close affair as matches between these two clubs tend to be, writes David Roberts.

This time, it was the Honiton ladies who were victorious with a one shot win 23-22.

Ann Vincent, Lilian Grainger, Joan Cowing and skip Joan Shaw played well in a low scoring match, drawing 12-12 on their rink, while Margaret Avery, Melissa Camp, Mo Bond and Celia Mangeng were again in a very tight match, but just lost out 10-11.

In the popular Tuesday morning triples league it was Ash who took the title with 24 points, just pipping team Oak by one point. Third were team Elm with 19 points. Another successful season enjoyed by all.

In the Internal men’s competitions, Don Huish will play John Dill in the 106 final whilst Paul Griffin is through to the four wood final after defeating John Dill in the semi-final.

The remaining last four ties will be played this week and the finals will be held on the weekend of April 7 and 8 – not the weekend of April 14/15 as published erroneously in last week’s Journal – not the paper’s fault!

There has been a very successful result for the Budleigh men in this year’s Exonia Monday League. Budleigh came so close to winning the Division Two championship, narrowly losing in their final match of the indoor season to a strong Exonia Eagles side and eventual champions, to finish as the runners-up.

Leighton Burston, the team’s player-manager, would like to thank Gerard McCarthy, Paul Griffin, Don Huish, Terry Escott and Tim Flather for all their support during the winter.

The club plays Chardstock in a mixed friendly this week and concludes its season with a home mixed friendly against members of the Masonic.

Of course, there are also the club’s men’s and ladies’ competition semi-finals this coming weekend.

Dates for the diary are the Budleigh Bowls Club’s Open Day which takes place on Saturday, April, 14.

On the day the club will open its doors between 10am and 2pm for all to try their hand at both outdoor, and indoor, bowls – and also tennis.

The club also offers Bridge and Mah Jong evenings. Refreshments will be served and all we ask is that you bring yourselves - and please wear flat shoes.

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