As Press Officer for Ottery St Mary Bowling Club, it is often easier to write about successes rather than about matches lost!
In the last two weeks, the club has played two away matches, the first against Honiton and the second against Seaton. Both matches resulted in good wins for the home team, leaving club captain Melvin Trayhurn scratching his head and saying “we just did not turn up!”
Now for the club successes. Firstly Sharon Kenny and Gail Hawke have won through to the last 16 in The County Pairs Competition. Secondly a ladies team comprising of Eileen Burston, Carol Keating and Shirley Fewtrell won the Spears Trophy, an invitation event run by Sidmouth Bowling Club. Eileen has also completed the requirement needed in order to gain her County Badge. Finally the ladies team in The Grace Matthews Top Club, competition, which is a multi
disciplined series of matches, beat Sidmouth to win through to the last 16.They will now play Seaton at home later this month.
Not to be out done, the men’s section are also playing well. Tony Bushell and Mike Kelsey in the County Men’s Pairs, have won the area section, and now will play a club from another section in order to proceed in the competition. Finally Leighton Burston in the two woods singles has won section 3 and will now play against a gentleman from Exonia.
We wish both the ladies and the men’s teams every success in their competitions..