Davidson in double delight
PUBLISHED: 16:05 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:34 10 June 2010
BUDLEIGH BOWLS:EASTLEIGH Railway arrived at Budleigh with 36 bowlers and what transpired was one of the high spots of the season to date. This mixed triples match fully deserved to be described as a friendly as it was one of those occasions when the sco
BUDLEIGH BOWLS:EASTLEIGH Railway arrived at Budleigh with 36 bowlers and what transpired was one of the high spots of the season to date. This mixed triples match fully deserved to be described as a "friendly" as it was one of those occasions when the score really did not matter.
Prior to their journey home, the visitors enjoyed a superb supper prepared by our hard-working lady members.
The home side won on seven of the twelve rinks and on aggregate. The highest winning margin of plus 14 was recorded by Dawn Graham, supported by Stuart Watson and Jeff Rigg, while Gordon Mansfield, Lillian Grainger and Brian Hubbard returned plus 13.
The tourists from Stroud proved to be too strong for the host side, winning by 29 shots. Ken Freeman, Di Stone, John Elliott and Rob Jerrard won 22-18 whilst the rinks of Dawn Graham and Ron Tyler ran their opposition very close before going down by margins of a single, and two shots.
The Two Counties fixture, at home to Seaton, could fairly be described as "a game of two halves" - the first few ends were played on July 5, until rain intervened.
When the remaining ends were played, Jeff Rigg, Brian Evans, Alan Pearson and Tony Stone were the sole winners for the home side, claining victory 21-12, but the match was lost by a score of 72-84.
In the Over 60s' Triples League, Budleigh B beat Feniton C, winning on both rinks.
Alf Wallen, Dennis Shepherd and Brian Hubbard won their encounter 21-14 whilst David Tomlinson, Cliff Waycott and Alban Chase claimed their match 19-17.
In the closing stages of the Club's internal Championships, Rod Davidson has progressed through the final of the two wood singles having defeated Bert Mangeng 21-15.
Davidson was also successful in the Drawn Pairs, partnering Tony Lim to victory in the semi-finals against Bert Mangeng and Burges Stace.