Budleigh clear trophy hurdle

PUBLISHED: 10:09 07 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:52 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH BOWLS: The Padbrook Park Club of Cullompton provided the opposition in the quarter-finals of the County Trophy and were beaten 57-77.

BUDLEIGH BOWLS: The Padbrook Park Club of Cullompton provided the opposition in the quarter-finals of the County Trophy and were beaten 57-77.

Budleigh's travelling teams, skipped by Brian Crook and Ron Tyler, restricted both Padbrook home rinks to a modest winning margin of five shots.

At Budleigh, David Evans led his side to a comfortable 19-12 victory but their success was overshadowed by the superb performance of John Dill, Ken Thomas, Gerry Roberts and Rod Davidson, who overwhelmed their opponents 32-9.

Padbrook also hosted a mixed friendly and went down on all three rinks 42-67.

Tony Stone's rink of Diana Stone, Avis Bartlett and John Dill recorded the largest winning margin (+12)

The rinks of club captain Burges Stace and David Evans weighed in with scores of plus eight and plus five.

In recent weeks, members have been saddened by the loss of three fellow bowlers. Alan Young, Ernest Daws and Brian Trump accumulated many years of loyal service to the club and will be sorely missed.

In the Symes Robinson & Lee Evening League, the Budleigh Eagles took six points from a 43-28 win over the Buzzards.

Alan Cottle, Derek Stanley and Mike Reader won 23-13. The Gerry Roberts triple finished 20-15 up.

Sidmouth found the Falcons in great form and lost 22-46. Brian Crook's triple won 21-11 and Terry Kelly's by 25-11.

The second-placed Hawks failed to add to their tally when they met the Madeira Blues, losing on both rinks by an aggregate of 28-39.

The result of the Parrott Trophy match versus Honiton could not have been closer. After eighteen ends, the scores for the rinks of Rod Davidson and David Evans were at plus three and minus three. Honiton triumphed on the deciding extra end.

A home, four-rink mixed friendly against Sidmouth ended on a happier note when Budleigh won by a shot.

The first session ended with the home side holding a 10-shot advantage, thanks to the teams skipped by Gerry Roberts and Ron Tyler.

In the later session, Sidmouth narrowly failed to overturn their earlier deficit, winning on both rinks by plus nine shots.

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