Mixed fortunes for the Budleigh men bowlers.

PUBLISHED: 09:30 03 November 2010

Bowls 11; Generic Bowls image.-SH

Bowls 11; Generic Bowls image.-SH


IT TURNED out to be a case of mixed fortunes for Budleigh Men last week, writes Paul Griffin.

On Wednesday, they were defeated by Dawlish in the Over-60’s County Trophy, losing on three of the four rinks that were contested.

John Dill’s quartet of Wally Nickels, Mike Shaw and Burges Stace was Budleigh’s only winning rink with a 22-16 victory.

On Saturday, Budleigh took on Padbrook Park in the Interclub Competition and won on all four rinks and by 89 shots to 75 overall.

Budleigh’s home rink skipped by Bob Rivers with Tony Lim, Alan Pearson and Ralph Lawson, led all the way to win 20-13 and the other home rink of John Vanstone, Dick Mitchell, Tony Stone and skip Archie Autton, held off a late flourish by the visitors to win 22-21.

Budleigh’s away rink of Richard Cooper, Peter Birch, Mike Reader and skip Gerry Roberts won 25-20 and the other away rink skipped by Alan Cottle with Don Huish, Mike Shaw and Alan Cottle won narrowly 22-21.

In the Symes Robinson and Lee sponsored Budleigh Evening League, the Budleigh Buzzards maintained their good start to the season by beating Madeira Blue 38-29 with the rinks shared one each.

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