Budleigh retain the Old Oak Trophy

PUBLISHED: 15:08 11 January 2011

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The final match of 2010 saw Budleigh pick up the last piece of club silverware of the year, writes Paul Griffin.

The Phear Park Old Oak Trophy was retained as the Phear Park bowlers were defeated 43-35 in a two rink friendly played at Budleigh.

The home side won on both rinks with Gerry Robert’s quartet of Tony Lim, Burges Stace and Rob Jerrard winning 21-14 and John Dill’s rink of Richard Cooper, Derek Stanley and Dick Mitchell gaining a narrow 21-22 victory.

In the first competitive match of the New Year, despite winning on two of the four rinks contested, Budleigh lost to Padbrook Park in the County Trophy on overall aggregate scores.

Harry Vanstone’s rink of Tony Lim, Mike Shaw and Tony Stone led from start to finish in winning 23-17 and Ron Tyler’s rink of Wally Nickels, Dick Mitchell and Mike Reader won a closely fought contest 19-15. Both of Budleigh’s away rinks lost.

Budleigh hosted neighbours Madeira in the first friendly of the New Year but the visitors proved to be the stronger winning 47-36 with the rinks shared one each.

The hosts rink skipped by Ron Tyler with Tony Lim, Richard Cooper and Burges Stace led all the way to win narrowly 20 -18.

Madeira’s rink of A.Thurbull, B.Stowell, R.Prescott and skip M.Powell recovered from an early deficit to score a comprehensive 29-16 victory.

In the Symes Robinson & Lee sponsored Budleigh Evening League Madeira Blue beat the Budleigh Eagles 55-25 winning on both rinks in the process.

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