Cooper sets up fine Budleigh win

PUBLISHED: 17:07 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:14 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH beat South Hams 3-1 with one other game drawn as they made further progress in the Top Club Competition

BUDLEIGH beat South Hams 3-1 with one other game drawn as they made further progress in the Top Club Competition.

Richard Cooper got the side off to the best possible start with an overwhelming success in the two wood singles.

Such was the Cooper dominace that at the end of his game the score was 21-4 in his favour.

There was another emphatic win for Mike Reader and Gerry Roberts in the four wood pairs as they won their match 26-10.

There was a thrilling concluison to triples element of the overall match.

Gerry Sharland, Dick Mitchell and Ron Tyler managed to clinch victory by drawing one shot on the last end to win the triples by the narrowest of margins - a single shot.

In the other games that were played the foursome of Ken Thomas, Mike Shaw, John Dill and skip Robert Smith drew a very tight game 14-14.

The only defeat suffered by the Budleigh team on the day was in the four wood singles where David Evans lost a shot on the last end to be edged out of his the contest at 21-20.

There was a visit to Sidmouth last week to play a friendly.

Budleigh made an excellent start and after ten ends held a single shot lead at 25-24.

However over the second half of the contest the hosts took charge and eventually claimed victory on all three of the rinks, recording an overall victory of 80-39.

The best performing Budleigh rink was that of Don Huish, Trevor Smith, Richard Cooper and skip David Evans, who, after leading 12-6 at the half way stage had to battle a powerful combeack from the hosts before slipping to a 23-15 defeat.

Budleigh bowlers wish all their fellow bowlers a happy Christmas

and a most succesful 2009 on their respective greens.

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