Shaw seals superb win.

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 10 June 2010

IN glorious sunny weather, Budleigh Ladies travelled to neutral venue Newton Abbot to play Tavistock in the interclub first round, writes Pat Pearson.

IN glorious sunny weather, Budleigh Ladies travelled to neutral venue Newton Abbot to play Tavistock in the interclub first round, writes Pat Pearson. With mixed fortunes for the two rinks, the game was a thriller to the very last wood bowled. Joan Shaw (skip) with Lorna Autton, Pat Pearson and Dianzee Lowe took an early lead and were 11 shots ahead when the opposition scored a 4 on one end and came back into the game. On the other rink, Teresa Rivers, Lilian Grainger, Maggie Dance and Jean Coates (skip) had a real struggle to hold the game but came back strongly towards the end to lose by just 5 shots, 18-23. Shaw's rink had enough shots to cover the deficit until the last end when the opposing skip came in and moved the jack to give her team 2 shots, enough to force an extra end. However, not to be outdone, in came Shaw and secured second wood which gave her rink a 20-14 win and a magnificent overall victory for Budleigh by just one shot to go into round two.In the County Pairs competition, played at Budleigh and Sidmouth, two Budleigh pairs won through two rounds, Audrey Taylor and Teresa Rivers and Jane Hincks and Ann Cottle, losing close games in the third round.Seaton Ladies visited Budleigh to play the first round of the Grace Matthews Top Club competition. Fortunately, the match was completed before the heavy rain arrived with Maggie Dance dominating in the 4-wood singles to a 21-6 win. In the 2-wood Singles, Teresa Rivers went into the last end 13-14 down, just losing one shot on a measure, which would have given her an extra end. The three other disciplines were unable to produce a winning result and the visitors won the match.Budleigh have entries in the County Triples competition now coming up so we hope for success and also look forward to hosting the Jubilee Cup at Budleigh next week.

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