Budleigh power to victory at Exionia thanks to strong finish

PUBLISHED: 14:50 30 August 2011

Budleigh Salterton bowls club over 60's league game against Morchard Bishop. Tony Stace and Keith Partridge check the woods. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 0990-35-11AW. Go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24 to order your copy of this photograph

Budleigh Salterton bowls club over 60's league game against Morchard Bishop. Tony Stace and Keith Partridge check the woods. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 0990-35-11AW. Go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24 to order your copy of this photograph

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The Club Competitions Finals commencing this coming Saturday will be a busy weekend for Angie Fish and Rod Davidson as Angie is scheduled to participate in no fewer than six finals and Rod in four, writes Paul Griffin.

The full list of the finals and finalists which commence at 10am on Saturday (September 3) are -

Mens Championship, Rod Davidson versus Gerry Roberts; Ladies Championship, Angie Fish versus Bobby Vanstone; Open Singles, Rod Davidson versus Angie Fish; Open Handicap, Alan Cottle versus Angie Fish; Men’s Two Wood, Paul Griffin versus Tony Lim; Ladies’ Two Wood, Diane Dixon versus Angie Fish; Men’s Handicap, John Dance versus Rod Davidson; Ladies “106”, Avril Barrett versus Angie Fish; Men’s Novice, Burgess Stace versus Tony Stone; Ladies’ Novice, Janet Brace versus Elizabeth Cole; Men’s Pairs, Rod Davidson and Greg Fish versus Keith Edwards and Mike Reader; Ladies’ Pairs, Sue Blackwell and Bobby Vanstone versus Maggie Dance and Joan Shaw; Mixed Pairs, Ann Cottle and Graham Ellis versus Angie Fish and Tony Lim.

We hope the weather will be fine for what promises to be some very good contests. Club members, fellow bowlers and members of the public are most welcome to come along.

During the week Budleigh bowlers travelled to Exonia to play a four rink mixed triples and due to an amazing comeback came away with a victory. After fifteen ends Budleigh were losing on three rinks and trailing 54-60 overall but in the final three ends they gained twenty one shots to win on three rinks and by 78-63 overall. All the stamina training must be paying off!!

Specials mention must go to the triples of John Vanstone, Rita De Selincourt and Diane Dixon who gained eleven shots on the last four ends to win 24-14, and the triple of Margaret Ratcliff, Greg Fish and Tony Stone who did exactly the same to win 23-14.

At home Budleigh entertained two touring sides, in the first a six rink mixed match against Blackwood, they were defeated 127-96 with Budleigh’s only winning rink, who won 27-21, skipped by Ann Cottle with Derek Stanley and Alan Pearson.

The second match, a six rink mixed against Hedge End, proved to be a much tighter affair and despite Budleigh winning on four of the six rinks the visitors “edged” the match 117-112 overall.

In this match Budleigh’s top rink, who won 19-9, was skipped by John Dance with Sue Blackwell, Alan Pearson and Greg Fish.


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