Madeira bowlers taking on County-wide competitions

Madeira's Andy Lock (right) at Coombe Martin with Peter Iddenden (centre) for the National Men's Senior Singles (Over 55s)

Madeira's Andy Lock (right) at Coombe Martin with Peter Iddenden (centre) for the National Men's Senior Singles (Over 55s) - Credit: Madeira Bowls

Sadly, there have been no friendly fixtures at Madeira this week, but there’s been plenty of action with the Club Ladies Championship and Men’s two-wood competitions getting underway and further rounds of County Competitions. 
It wasn’t the best week for Madeira’s representative teams. Both playing against stiff opposition, the ladies Madeira B team, playing at Culm Vale, lost to Torbay Country Club in the Bowls Devon Interclub. The hope now is that Madeira A have better luck against Tiverton WE at Exonia.  
It was a similar result for the home team in the Men’s National Double Rink competition, with one rink achieving a 14 all draw but with a loss on the other.  
A Men’s County Trophy match against Seaton was postponed, so both teams could watch the football but rescheduled for Tuesday. 
Christine Macaulay. Nicky Fiddimore and Sue Harriott are the Section 3A winners of the Bowls Devon Ladies Triples and have reached the last sixteen in this competition. Very well done to them all and good luck in the final rounds. 
On June 30, Madeira’s Andy Lock travelled to Combe Martin, in North Devon, to play in the quarter-finals of the Devon section of the National Men’s Senior Singles (Over 55) 2021 competition.  
After a long and closely contested match, Combe Martin’s Peter Iddenden won by 21 shots to 19 but Andy did well to get so far in this competition. He was pleased to have support from Madeira members, Debbie and Nick Cole, who combined a trip to the North Devon coast to watch the game. 
Caroline Parker finally received her county badge, which was presented at a Bowls Devon Ladies game at Lee Moor to which Lin Halpin accompanied her. Caroline earned her badge two years ago, in the year she moved from Bovey Tracey to Madeira, and this is the first opportunity Covid has allowed for its presentation. Congratulations from all her fellow members. 
Congratulations also to Janine Orchard, who is pleased to have been selected for a trial for the Bowls Devon Johns Trophy team. Good luck to her. 

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