Bowman’s triple bag seven shots on penultimate end

PUBLISHED: 09:34 01 December 2011

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Budleigh staged a couple of matches in the Symes, Robinson and Lee Evening League, writes Don Huish.

The first was an all-Madeira clash, won by the Reds who defeated the Blues 43-40. Pivotal to the Reds’ success was the seven shots scored on the penultimate end by Mike Boman’s triple, denying the Blues a share of the points!

Despite the defeat, the Blues remain top of the table, closely pursued by the Budleigh Hawks who have a game in hand. In a foot of the table clash, the Falcons met Sidmouth and an enjoyable evening ended quite dramatically.

Sidmouth, already having won by five shots on the first rink, appeared to be heading home with maximum league points.

Brian Crook with George Woolacott and Bob Gooch, who had lead by ten shots at the halfway stage, found themselves contesting the final end with the scores tied.

Ron Cook’s Sidmouth trio looked to have victory in the bag holding two shots with no direct access to the jack. But Brian Crook had the final wood, which was delivered with such pin-point accuracy and weighting that he took the shot to much acclaim from both sides.

That left Sidmouth winning 41-37. Forty-eight Members and their Families enjoyed an evening bingo session followed by an excellent supper, prepared by our hard-working Ladies.

Humour was provided by the recitation of poetry on the merits (or otherwise) of old age, - a subject of which very few of those present had any knowledge!

This event, part of our winter social calendar, is to be followed by Christmas dinner at the East Devon Golf Club on December 9 for which a few tickets still remain available!

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