Enjoybale Simdouth visit ends in victory for Budleigh.

PUBLISHED: 09:01 25 February 2010 | UPDATED: 12:51 10 June 2010

A VISIT from local friends and rivals, Sidmouth ladies, made for an enjoyable game on both rinks, writes Pat Pearson. Rita de Selincourt, Lilian Grainer, Diane Dixon and Jane Hincks (skip)) led from the first end through to the 17th, when Sidmouth leve

= A VISIT from local friends and rivals, Sidmouth ladies, made for an enjoyable game on both rinks, writes Pat Pearson.

Rita de Selincourt, Lilian Grainer, Diane Dixon and Jane Hincks (skip)) led from the first end through to the 17th, when Sidmouth levelled at 15-15, but back came the home team to score six shots and finish 21-15.

Joan Shaw (skip) with Pat Pearson, Pat Dowen and Dorothy MacConville had a similar close game from being 15-10 ahead at 13 ends, dropping to 16-21 down, and then scoring 24 shots on the last end, losing 20-21 with the overall result a five shot Budleigh victory.

In the first of four Foxlands matches to be played before the end of March, Budleigh took on Dawlish, scoring 6 points.

Playing at home, Joan Shaw's team of Pat Pearson, Pat Dowen and Lilian Grainger were 9-2 ahead at 7 ends but level 10-10 at 10 ends.

A strong finish with 7 shots scored on the last end gave a 28-16 win. Yvonne Smith, Bunty Hudson, Dorothy MacConville and Jane Hincks (skip) went down 15-23 after a ding-dong game.

Playing away at Dawlish it was again a one win, one loss situation with Dianzee Lowe's rink of Lorna Autton, Avis Bartlett and Marilyn Jackson racing through to a 23-10 win and a precious two points.

Team-mates Diane Dixon (skip), Rita de Selincourt, Joan Evans and Teresa Rivers, despite making every effort, could not hold back the opposition and their final score was 12-25.

Budleigh's club competitions have been delayed and postponed due to bad weather and illness but, in the Ladies' Singles, a semi-final stage has been reached.

Club indoor captain Lilian Grainger will play Dianzee Lowe and Dorothy MacConville will play the winner of the quarter-final match between Joan Shaw and Dawn Graham.

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