Budleigh bowlers enjoy indoor finals

PUBLISHED: 09:56 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:56 18 April 2018

Budleigh ladies captain Ann Vincent presents the winners of the Budleigh ladies external triples league with their trophy. (Left to right) Dawn Graham, Jean Rainton, Catherine King and Ann Vincent.

Budleigh ladies captain Ann Vincent presents the winners of the Budleigh ladies external triples league with their trophy. (Left to right) Dawn Graham, Jean Rainton, Catherine King and Ann Vincent.

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Saturday at the Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club was a busy day as the club opened its doors to potential new members whilst existing members enjoyed the afternoon in the final indoor roll-up of the season, writes David Roberts.

Peter Burch( left )who has been Bowls Club's indoor captain for five years and is retiring from the role is recognised for all his work for the club with a presentation by Paul Griffin, men's indoor secretary. Peter will still be a committee member and play for Budleigh next winter. He is also a member of the Phear Park Bowling Club where he has played summer bowls for many years.Peter Burch( left )who has been Bowls Club's indoor captain for five years and is retiring from the role is recognised for all his work for the club with a presentation by Paul Griffin, men's indoor secretary. Peter will still be a committee member and play for Budleigh next winter. He is also a member of the Phear Park Bowling Club where he has played summer bowls for many years.

In the evening, finalists of the indoor competitions were awarded their trophies, all topped off with a delicious buffet meal.

The 2018 indoor club champions, Leighton Burston and Melissa Camp, took centre stage with two trophies apiece, whilst the very popular Tuesday morning triples league, run by John Dill, was won by Team Ash, who comprised of Tony Lim, Celia Mangeng, Keith Edwards, David Evans, Hilary Medley, Anne Clark and Ann Vincent. The new trophy for this competition was introduced by Dawn Graham, who is a long-serving member of the club.

The ladies’ external triples league, organised by Dawn Graham, was won by Maderia and it was pleasing to see Catherine King and Jean Rainton at the Presentation Evening to pick up their award.Bouquets of flowers were presented by Peter Burch, the retiring indoor captain, to Lilian Grainger, Mo Bond and ladies’ captain Ann Vincent, for all their support to him and thanks must go to Lilian and Mo for once again providing a delicious meal for the members. There was also great bar and waiter service too from Brian Evans and Dick Mitchell. Thanks also to Margaret Avery and Paul Griffin, the indoor secretaries, who have overseen a successful season, and to Gerard McCarthy for all his involvement in the arrangements for the internal competitions. A further special mention for Ann Vincent, who has worked so hard as ladies’ captain. The club now look forward to the outdoor season which kicks off with the formal opening of the rinks this coming Saturday (April 21). A sterling effort from the grounds team of Ralph Cartwright, Brian Goddard and John Bryon has produced a great playing surface to start the season and all their work around the grounds is greatly appreciated.

The winners and runners-up from the Budleigh indoor finalsThe winners and runners-up from the Budleigh indoor finals

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