Magnificent fight back seals victory

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:03 10 June 2010

IN A hard fought County Trophy match against Seaton, Budleigh staged a strong fight back to claim victory by eight shots, writes Paul Griffin.

IN A hard fought County Trophy match against Seaton, Budleigh staged a strong fight back to claim victory by eight shots, writes Paul Griffin.Seaton came out of the blocks faster and, by the halfway stage, were leading 41-34, but Budleigh produced a dominating performance in the second half to gain fifteen shots overall to win on three of the four rinks and take the match 80-72.John Lowe's rink of Harry Vanstone, Brian Loft and Bert Mangeng came back from 10-7 after nine ends to record a good 23-15 victory. Ron Tyler's rink of Don Huish, Burgess Stace and Gerry Roberts also recovered from 11-8 down after ten ends to win 22-17.The other winning Budleigh rink was David Tomlinson, Bob Rivers, Alban Chase and skip Rod Davidson, who led all the way to win 22-17.Budleigh entertained Cricklade in a six rink mixed friendly and won on four rinks and by 113-102 overall. The best performing home rinks were Lorna Autton, Stuart Watson, Ann Cottle and skip Harry Vanstone who won 27-14, and Terry Kelly's rink of Lilian Grainger, Pat Harvey and Mike Shaw with a 26-14 victory.In the Over 60's League the Budleigh B team shared the rinks with Starcross, but lost the match 43-38 overall. This defeat was disappointing because, after fourteen ends, Budleigh were in a commanding position leading 35-24, but in the last four ends scored only three shots to the opposition's nineteen.The winning Budleigh rink was skipped by Rod Jerrard with Wally Nickels and Mike Reader, who won 24-22.The Symes Robinson & Lee sponsored Thursday Evening "Umbrella" competition continues to be a great success.Once again, over 30 bowlers enjoyed an evening of fun and friendly bowling, followed by a supper provided by last year's lady captain, Doreen Dealler.The next event is scheduled for Thursday, June 4, at 5.45 for a 6.00 bowl-off.


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