Budleigh men defeated by Smugglers

PUBLISHED: 09:24 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 30 November 2018

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3929. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3929. Picture: Terry Ife

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The Budleigh men played the Smugglers in the Sidmouth League and, whilst confidence was high following their great win the previous week, they slipped to a 24-17 reversal, writes David Roberts.

Terry Escott, Don Huish, Brian Evans and Leighton Burston ran out of ends as they chased the game.

The men visited local rivals Maderia and came away with a great win 23-4 on rink one as Don Huish, Bob Gooch, skip Paul Griffin and a home player from Maderia (Andy) played a consistent game.

This was the only good news for the Budleigh bowlers, though, as they were defeated on the other two rinks and overall there was a 45-42 victory for Maderia.

It was certainly a splendidly entertaining afternoon and thank you to Maderia for providing two players to ensure the match could be competed over three rinks.

In the Budleigh Salterton Evening League there were overall wins for the Madeira Bluebirds, 33-24, against the Maderia Robins and a first win for Sidmouth, 34-32, against the Budleigh Falcons.

The winning rink for the Falcons was that of Richard Cooper, Don Huish and Terry Kelly, taking a close game 20-18.

The Tuesday Triples League saw wins for Team Ash (Derek Stanley, Stephen Lacey and Di Dixon) and for Team Elm (David Tomlinson, Simon Weclavek and Mo Bond).

With the club’s internal competitions on the horizon, members are encouraged to enter. Full details and entry forms can be found in the clubhouse.

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