Budleigh Bowlers enjoy friendly with Honiton

Budleigh bowlers in action during club competition matches. Picture: DAVID ROBERTS

Budleigh bowlers in action during club competition matches. Picture: DAVID ROBERTS - Credit: Archant

Two friendlies and a very competitive Men’s Triples Over 60s match was the business of the week for the Budleigh bowlers. 
A trip to Honiton for three triple rinks was a challenging but enjoyable afternoon as the home team ran out 53-43 winners. Ann Vincent, Jackey Phillips and skip Bob Gooch proved to be the pick of the rinks as they came from behind, scoring seventeen shots over the last few ends to run out 21-15 winners. Jackey is a new member to the club and has taken to bowls really well, becoming a regular team performer. 
Margaret Avery, Robin Grenyer and skip Mo Bond took an early lead but couldn’t prevent a fight back from Honiton and lost out 13-19, whilst Anne Clarke and Tony Mackness, playing with a Honiton member to make up the numbers, were defeated 9-19. 
A home match against Exonia once again saw only one winning rink as Anne Clarke, Andrew Skudder and Peter Foreman won 16-11 in an overall loss for Budleigh 38-51. 
Brian Ward, Marilyn Foreman and Hilary Medley narrowly missed out 13-17, whilst Gwen Hurst, Graham Rant and Tony Mackness just couldn’t get a foothold in their match and went down 8-23. 
The men travelled to North Tawton for their latest Over 60s Triples match in the Exeter & District league and returned home empty handed after two very close matches. 
Brian Ward, Bryan Membery and David Roberts made a remarkable recovery from 1-12 down early on to just miss out 15-16, whilst Paul Griffin, Peter Cooper and Andy Cardy lost their early momentum and went down 14-16. 
Thanks to Andy Skudder, Brian Goddard, Bryan Membery and David Roberts for representing the club at the Madeira Coronation Cup and also to Margaret Avery, Ann Vincent, Mo Bond and David Tomlinson for travelling to Feniton for their Foundation Shield competition. 
In the internal competitions, Ralph Cartwright progressed to the championship semi-finals coming from behind and scoring six shots on the last two ends to win 23-17 and in a very close match, Peter Cooper, in fine form this season, defeated Paul Griffin 16-11 to book his place in the two-wood semi-final scoring seven shots without reply over the last four ends. 

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