Dixon delight in Over 50s

PUBLISHED: 13:04 27 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:11 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH LADIES BOWLS: BUDLEIGH played two matches in the over 50s league travelling to Crediton beforfe hosting Belmont.

BUDLEIGH LADIES BOWLS: BUDLEIGH played two matches in the over 50s league travelling to Crediton beforfe hosting Belmont.

At Crediton, Margaret Ratcliffe, Jane Hincks and Brenda Dixon (skip) were in fine form, leading from start to finish to claim a resounding 26-3, win whilst Maggie Dance (skip), Marilyn Jackson and Dawn Graham, were engaged in a much closer affair but battled through to claim a narrow 14-12 victory.

In the home meeting with Belmont both home triples were again in fine form.

Graham, Celia Mangeng and Jean Coates (skip), after a slow start, went took charge midway and ended up 24-11 winners whilst Joan Shaw led her team of Pat Pearson and Ann Cottle to a final score of 20-13.

Budleigh Ladies hosted the Jubilee Trophy annual event which saw five local clubs send a triple to compete against five similar teams from the hosts. It was a wonderul afternoon of pleasantires on and off the green and at the end of the day the team from Exonia were the winning triple a score of +15 from the 'round robin' games.

The best performing home triple was that of Elizabeth Cole, Maggie Dance and Mangeng (skip), who finished +8.

The players were treated to a delicious cream tea, the highlight of which was a splendid serving of home made scones, baked by the talented Bert Mangeng.

Touring side Adfinem arrived with three ladies rinks to play alongside five rinks of men, but the Budleigh Ladies proved too strong and won overall 60 - 44.

Mangeng (skip), Pat Dowen, Hincks and Lorna Autton, scored on eight consecutive ends to finish 22-12 winners, this after being 9-3 adrift after seven ends and Coates, Bobby Vanstone, Jean Watts and Brenda Dixon won 21-15, thanks to six shots over the final few ends.

Cole, Dorothy MacConville, Dance and Shaw (skip) drew their close encounter 17-17.

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