Budleigh bowlers ending indoor season with a flourish

PUBLISHED: 15:30 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:30 26 March 2013

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Budleigh bowlers are ending their season with a flourish following up their Over 60’s success last week with an ‘Interclub’ win over Sidmouth by 82 shots to 61.

All our four rinks won with the highest margin achieved by Leighton Burston, Peter Hillman, Burges Stace and Ron Tyler who scored 26-18.

Further indication the season is drawing to a close is the staging of the matches to decide the winners of the Les Thwaites Shield.

This is a knockout competition for teams competing in the Symes, Robinson and Lee evening league Exonia, the league leaders, have won the opening match against the Budleigh Hawks and second-placed Falcons, having defeated the Madeira Blues by just five shots, will now meet the Buzzards in the next round.

Budleigh’s team competing in the Sidmouth evening league, have gained another victory at the expense of the Seaton Seagulls.

Terry Escott, Don Huish, Brian Evans and Peter Burch were in fine form and raced in to a 14-0 lead after only four ends.

Although Seaton staged a mid-match revival, this was short-lived and Budleigh continued to score steadily to end the encounter with the score at 28 shots to 10.

The bi-annual transformation of the clubhouse will take place on Monday, April 8, and members are reminded it’s all hands on deck to assist with the essential work of covering the carpet and installing the furnishings required for the numerous clubs visiting us this summer.

The date of this conversion was scheduled in order that on our April 6, Open Day, would-be bowlers will be able to try both the indoor and outdoor rinks.

Among qualified coaches on hand will be Tony Dealler who will be pleased to answer questions about equipment, our training scheme and the club’s activities.

Wally Nickels, team manager of Budleigh’s representatives in the second division of the Exonia evening league, reports his enthusiastic squad have ended their season in second place, three points behind the leaders, the Likely Lads, and three points ahead of third-placed Crusaders.

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