Seagull trouble for Sidmouth lady bowler

10:06 13 June 2014

seagull generic picture

seagull generic picture

Archant

The Sidmouth ladies’ handicap competition was played earlier this week on Monday, writes Susie Bonnell.

Thankfully it was a case of ‘goodbye waterproofs and hello sunhats’, with a morning and afternoon draw seeing a total of 14 players bowling as many ends as it would take to declare six winners to go through to the next round.

One of the most memorable sights of the day took place on rink two during the afternoon session.

Maureen Lamb, playing against Susie Bonnell and using her very noticeable bright coral-coloured cloth to polish her woods, had left it on the edge of the rink while she bowled up from the other end. Down swooped a very cheeky (very large) seagull and swept off with the cloth!

Perhaps it thought it had found some tasty morsel to eat or it was a nice blanket for the fledglings on the Bowls Club roof!

Luckily we had Wilf Radburn from the Sidmouth men’s team present as a spectator and he braved some very angry seagulls to retrieve the cloth from the Club’s flat roof.

There’s certainly never a dull moment when you play at Sidmouth!

1 comment

  • Re: the ladies bowlsgull incident. Please Susie - technically as there are so many typesbreeds etc they are called gulls not sea gulls. Sorry to be pedantic

    Report this comment

    miz

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other Sport Stories

37 minutes ago
Football generic picture

Brixington Blues Under-10s shared two goals with Millwey Rise.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:55
Honiton ladies in Yetton Plate action. Ann Brown, Ann Hillyear and Carol Smith watching the last wood of their 18-16 win.

Honiton ladies have bowled their way into the final of the Yetton Plate national championship, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:49
Mark Courtney congratulates James Flory on his glider solo at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

James Flory from Culmstock, who joined Devon and Somerset Gliding Club in the autumn, has soloed his first glider at North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Clyst St George are adding another age-group side to their youth section this summer to deal with the burgeoning numbers at the club, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Saturday, February 28, 2015
snooker generic picture

As the Exmouth Snooker League enters the home straight, five teams are bunching up with only four points separating the top five teams in the table.

Read more
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Football generic picture

Lympstone Lions Under-11s came from behind to register a fourth win of the Exeter and District Youth League season.

Read more

Local Weather

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder