Budleigh bag Over-60s success against Kingsley Bowls Club of Westward Ho!

PUBLISHED: 15:41 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 20 March 2013




It has been another good week at Budleigh Bowling Club.

In the Over 60’s competition, the Budleigh team scored a notable victory over the Kingsley Bowls Club of Westward Ho!

The two travelling rinks, skipped by Burges Stace and Gerry Roberts, were undaunted by the 70-mile journey and put in a strong performance to return home with the final scores showing a net deficit of just a single shot.

Back at Budleigh the home rinks’ results far exceeded the two shot margin needed for an overall victory. Allan Cottle’s side returned 24-17and RonTyler, skipping Graham Ellis, Ralph Cook and Paul Griffin, were never headed and romped home 24-7.

Budleigh’s representatives won their final match of the season in the second division of the Exonia evening league.

Wally Nickels, Stuart Spencer, Graham Ellis and Leighton Burston secured a one-shot victory over the Eagles and now appear destined to finish in second place.

A narrow defeat at the hands of the league leaders, the Likely Lads, has denied the squad promotion to the elite first division, but credit must be given for a successful campaign in a very competitive league,

With the indoor season drawing to a close the outdoor greens are being brought to perfect condition for the summer programme which begins on Saturday, April 6, with an Open Day when would-be bowlers are invited to try their hand, both indoors and out, under the guidance of qualified coaches. All necessary equipment can be provided on the day.

The Budleigh fixtures secretary reports the club will again be visited by a healthy number of touring sides from all over the country and all concerned are looking forward to meeting acquaintances from these and from the many local clubs they play during the summer.

The Games Club AGM will be held tomorrow (Friday, March 22) with a 7pm start and on Saturday (March 23) it’s the playing of the Indoor club championship finals.

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