Budleigh retain custody of the prized Old Oak Cup

PUBLISHED: 19:20 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:20 06 March 2013

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In the Symes, Robinson and Lee evening league the Budleigh Falcons victory over Sidmouth has propelled them to second place behind Exonia who, with one game to play, hold an unassailable lead.

Sidmouth found the Falcons in top form and lost by 20 shots to 57. Terry Kelly’s trio had a winning margin of 18 shots but were just pipped by Brian Crook with plus 19.

Promotion to the first division of the Exonia evening league is now firmly fixed in the sights of Budleigh’s travelling squad who have maintained their challenge by winning their latest fixture, - albeit by the narrowest of margins. In an exciting match Graham Ellis, Leighton Burston, Peter Burch and Paul Griffin beat the Indians by one shot to stay just a single point from top spot. With two games remaining, the final placings will be decided on the outcome of an imminent meeting with the current leaders, the Likely Lads, - watch this space!

A home friendly with Phear Park ended in victory for Budleigh, who retain custody of the ‘Old Oak Cup’.

This magnificent trophy was turned from the wood of one of the Park’s mighty oaks, - sadly no longer standing!

Captain Peter Burch had assembled a strong squad, skipped by Ron Tyler and Gerry Roberts, who resisted for another season the efforts of Bob Smith’s raiders, determined to return this prized artefact to it’s place of origin – mission accomplished!