Budleigh ladies lift Honiton Rosebowl Triples Invitational event

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 August 2018

Budleigh bowlers Marilyn Jackson, Mo Bond and Ann Vincent, with the Rosebowl they won when they took part in the Honiton Rosebowl Triples invitation event. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Budleigh bowlers Marilyn Jackson, Mo Bond and Ann Vincent, with the Rosebowl they won when they took part in the Honiton Rosebowl Triples invitation event. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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The Budleigh bowlers have once again taken honours in an invitational match as Marilyn Jackson, Mo Bond and Ann Vincent won the Rosebowl at the Honiton Triples Invitation event, writes David Roberts.

Budleigh were the winners last year when Ann and Mo were in the team and it is double success within a week for Ann, as she was in the winning team at the Redfern Trophy at Ottery last week.

It’s been a terrific recent spell for Budleigh bowlers in local competition, for a team also recently secured the runners-up spot in the Sidmouth Jubilee Trophy.

In the success at Honiton, Marilyn, Mo and Ann won convincingly in a round robin competition with a score of plus 20. Congratulations all round. This week sees matches against Feniton and Belmont.

In two friendly matches there was no overall joy for the Budleigh bowlers. At home to Pinces Gardens there was a 63-77 defeat with two rinks apiece.

Ann Vincent, Bobbie Vanstone, Peter Hillman and Peter Cooper won through 18-11 whilst Gwen Hurst, Hilary Medley, Brian Goddard and Brian Summers came from behind to take their rink 20-16. Against Exonia, again at home, the visitors were too strong as Budleigh were defeated heavily 35-71.

Best of the rinks was that of Derek Stanley, Hilary Medley and Brian Summers with a 10-10 draw and Peter Cooper, Tony Barnes and Joan Shaw were narrowly defeated 13-16.

The Budleigh ladies were in action twice in their Over-50s Triples league and came up against strong opposition.

First up, they made the short trip to Seaton Blues where they suffered an overall loss of 51 shots to 21. Next up they can consider themselves unfortunate to go down by the smallest of margins – a single shot – in their meeting with Sidmouth, who beat them 35-34. However, they did secure two valuable points thanks to the efforts of the winning rink of Gwen Hurst, Hilary Medley and skip Marilyn Jackson.

In the internal club competitions, congratulations to Mo Bond and Margaret Ringsell, who have won through to the Ladies’ Pairs final and also to Di Dixon who has progressed to the final of the Ladies’ Championship.

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