Falcons flutter into third spot

PUBLISHED: 17:04 20 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:55 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH: THE final two matches played in the Symes, Robinson & Lee Evening League have now been completed. Budleigh Falcons met the Eagles knowing maximum points would elevate them to third place behind the Hawks and Exonia, the clear leaders.

BUDLEIGH: THE final two matches played in the Symes, Robinson & Lee Evening League have now been completed.

Budleigh Falcons met the Eagles knowing maximum points would elevate them to third place behind the Hawks and Exonia, the clear leaders.

Trevor Smith, Brian Moore and Brian Crook played their part in the final result, scoring 11 shots over the last six ends to beat Alan Cottle's Eagles 17-14.

There was high drama on the second rink when David Tomlinson, Burges Stace and Terry Kelly found themselves trailing Vince Smith's Eagles by a shot after 17 ends.

However, when Terry Kelly's final wood came to rest, the second of two inch-perfect deliveries, the Falcons held two shots and had secured the desired six points.

Sidmouth played Madeira Blues and might have moved off the bottom spot had they won on both rinks.

Having triumphed 14-11 on the first rink, Sidmouth were thwarted by Francis Newton and his Blues who, on the second rink, recorded a 28-10 win.

These enjoyable games were typical of the many fine matches played in the league this winter and the revised triples format has proved popular with the majority of members.

Budleigh Salterton Bowling Club are grateful to their local sponsors for their continued support. Presentations will be made on Friday, April 18.

An Over 60s' County Trophy match saw Torquay United take the honours, beating Budleigh 93-70.

At home, Harry Vanstone skipped John Dill, Alan Cottle and Ron Tyler to a 19-15 win. David Evans' rink drew 24-all, but this was not sufficient to compensate for the away losses.

The finalists in the club's pairs competition have now been decided. Cliff Waycott and Rod Davidson go through at the expense of Lawrie Harries and Vince Smith. The other finalists are David Tomlinson and Tony Stone, who defeated Dick Mitchell and Dave Helman, 26-8.

David Evans faced Brian Smith of Sidmouth in the County Unbadged Singles competition. In a tough match, Evans' firing shots earned him a 21-19 victory.

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