Budleigh Bowlers suffer in the sun

Penny Weeks and Rosemary Carter competing in the Budleigh Club Competitions

Penny Weeks and Rosemary Carter competing in the Budleigh Club Competitions - Credit: Budleigh Bowls

The Budleigh Bowlers have played two mixed friendlies this week and, whilst both have resulted in overall defeats, there has been some good performances within the teams. 
First up was the visit of near neighbours Phear Park and the pick of the rinks for the home team was that of Marilyn Foreman, Graham Rant and Norman Upchurch. 
Leading 10-2 in the early stages, Phear Park hit back with a six on the eighth end and looked favourites to take the match but with three ends to go the home team recovered with their own six on the last end to win 21-18. 
Paul Griffin, Jackey Phillips (making her debut) and Ralph Cartwright played well together but just lost out 18-20 and Ann Vincent, Peter Foreman and skip Mo Bond just missed securing the win, going down 16-18.  
With three rinks being very close, Bob Gooch, Margaret Avery and Hilary Medley had no answer to a dominant display skipped by David Adams of Phear Park and the overall score of 58-90 was a great result for the visiting side. 
A trip to Ottery St Mary was next up and again there was only one winning rink as Ottery took the spoils with an overall 51-74 win. Brian Ward, Peter Foreman and Mo Bond kept ahead in their match and finished strongly to win 14-10.  
Derek Stanley, Rosemary Carter and Ralph Cartwright fought back well but lost 13-16 and Penny Weeks, Jackey Phillips and David Roberts lost by only three shots having been 11-0 down after the first five ends. Anne Clarke, Andy Skudder and Bryan Membery could not get a foothold in their game and lost to an in-form Ottery team 7-28. 
The men entertained Culm Vale in the Over 60s league earlier in the week on a red hot afternoon and suffered an overall loss 28-42. Paul Griffin, Peter Cooper and Bryan Membery were unlucky to go down by one shot 14-15, whilst Brian Ward, Brian Goddard and David Roberts were well beaten 14-27. 
In the club competitions, Hilary Medley and Penny Weeks were involved in an exciting exchange in the four wood with Hilary fighting off a strong comeback from Penny to win 21-20. Penny convincingly won through in the 106 competition 106-37 but Rosemary Carter was too strong for her in the four wood, registering a 21-10 win. 
Ralph Cartwright progressed in the two wood 16-8 against Andy Skudder and Peter Evans on good form won 21-16 against Norman Upchurch in the Novice round robin. Graham Anderson played well to win 21-6 in the Novice round robin against Andy Skudder. 
On a different note, a big thank you to Norman Upchurch who has started the exterior repainting of the Clubhouse and what a difference it is making. 

Budleigh Bowlers Peter Foreman, Mo Bond and Brian Ward Winning at Ottery St Mary

Budleigh Bowlers Peter Foreman, Mo Bond and Brian Ward Winning at Ottery St Mary - Credit: Budleigh Bowls

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