At this time of the year, matches tend to come thick and fast, almost to the point that there is no time to draw breath!
The first visitors during this busy period were Chagford, a small club situated in the middle of Dartmoor. The result was never in doubt with Ottery winning handsomely by 77 shots to 45. All four rinks recorded a win, and the top team comprising of Eileen Burston, Emma Bradshaw-Smith and Ray Luscombe won by 16 shots.
Two away matches followed at the weekend, the first was at Hemyock and for the second, Ottery travelled to Axminster. The weather on Saturday afternoon was perfect for bowls and Ottery were warmly welcomed by the Hemyock team who tried bribing us at teatime by providing hot cross buns instead of the usual biscuits. Bribery did not work and Ottery came away with a satisfying win by 76 shots to 60.
Sunday proved to be another glorious day, and Axminster were only too willing to show off their new outdoor carpet, This surface usually takes some getting used to and the winning streak came to an end as Ottery, captained by Ryan Seers, lost by the narrow margin of 2 shots.