December 9 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The transfer to indoor bowling normally induces such a spell of fine weather that bowlers gaze longingly through the windows at the greens and wish they were still playing out there.
This year has been an exception and it has been comforting for bowlers to play while listening to the rain!
The season’s pipe-opener at Budleigh took the form of mixed drives which spanned the lunch hour. And what a lunch hour! Sausage and bacon rolls were consumed with gusto without a single mention of the dreaded c-word (cholesterol).
The rolls plus the afternoon cake were clearly a great addition to the day and those envious souls who missed out might be calling for a repeat.
The number of woods ending up on the bank caused some merriment as the yearly struggle to adjust from outdoor weight took its toll.
Perhaps next year a small fine might have the effect of increasing length control!
Peter Cooper, manager of Budleigh’s team in the Sidmouth Evening League, reports a flying start has been made to their campaign with a 24-14 win over the Centurions who were playing on their home rink.
Disadvantaged by the lack of a permanent indoor facility and with minimal opportunity to practice during the interim four days since the Budleigh carpet was exposed, Cooper, together with Terry Escott, Keith Edwards and George Woolacott have opened the season in great style.
The first of the men’s Monday and Thursday afternoon drives attracted reasonable support although there is capacity for several more participants.
These sessions can be enjoyed by bowlers of all abilities so feel free to get along and join in!
The joint outdoor section AGM is to be held on October 14, at 10am.
It is important there is a good turn-out, so members are pleased asked to make a note in their diaries.