Budleigh see off Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 13:51 29 December 2009 | UPDATED: 12:30 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH bowlers were in good form in the Interclub competition, beating Sidmouth on three of the four rinks and by a convincing margin, 94 - 67, overall, writes Paul Griffin.

BUDLEIGH bowlers were in good form in the Interclub competition, beating Sidmouth on three of the four rinks and by a convincing margin, 94 - 67, overall, writes Paul Griffin.

Much of the winning margin was attributed to a superb display of bowling by Tony Stone's rink of John Vanstone, Dennis Law and Mike Shaw who, playing at home, led 21-0 after eight ends and went on to win 44-5.

The other home rink of Richard Cooper, Tony Lim, Peter Burch and skip David Evans recovered from 6-0 down after three ends to win 20-18 and the away rink skipped by Ron Tyler with Keith Ward, Mike Reader and Dick Mitchell won 20-14.

The other Budleigh away rink wasn't in such good form, losing 30-10.

Budleigh men went out of the DCIBA Top Club competition in the cruellest of ways, losing by one shot with the last wood of the tie.

Having lost both the two wood and four wood singles, 21-15 and 21-10, Budleigh fought back to level the match with victories in the pairs and triples only to suffer defeat by one shot, 23-22, in the fifth and final discipline, the foursome.

To make matters worse, the Budleigh rink led by two shots going in to the final end, only to concede three shots and lose the tie overall.

The Budleigh pair of John Dill and Alan Cottle had pulled Budleigh back into the tie with a 19-16 win and Ron Tyler's triple of Paul Griffin and Dick Mitchell had squared the match with a 25-16 victory.

In the DCIBA over-60's County Trophy, Budleigh were beaten 87-75 overall, despite a good home win by Alan Cottle's rink of Paul Griffin, Brian Evans and John Dill, who beat the rink skipped by Torquay's EIBA Champion of Champions area finalist Robbie Murch, 30-17.

The other Budleigh home rink lost 20-17 and the two away rinks went down 20-14 and 28-14.

Finally, Budleigh bowlers would like to wish all their fellow bowlers best wishes for the coming year and a most successful 2010 on their respective greens.

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