It is so much more pleasure to report on a good run of matches rather than having to write about matches lost
The successful fortnight stated on Saturday 8th July when Sidmouth Bowling Club were entertained at Strawberry Lane, with Ottery winning by 64 shots to 53. The top team on this occasion was Jane Bishop, Brian Hammond, Grant Hawes and Tony Luff.
The following Saturday was Captain’s Day when all members are welcomed to an afternoon of bowls, laughter and banter, with a good meal to finish the day.. The day was organised by club captain Melvin Trayhurn, with more than a little help from his wife Margaret.. Rather than play a round robin series of matches, they decided that the ladies would play the gentlemen. Several of the men had to play for the ladies team, suitably dressed for the occasion. Dave Roberts was awarded the prize for the best “dressed lady” The top team consisted of Steve Bishop, Grant Hawes and Richard Chapple. Chivalry precludes me from publishing which team won, but sufficient to say that everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
In between these matches a team played Taunton Vivary, and they won by just one point. Special thanks are due to Kara David for making up the numbers to form the team (No doubt club vice captain, Ryan Seers, had something to do with this).
Finally the successful run was completed by an away match against Starcross, with the winning margin being 87 shots to 78.
It is so good to see that players who have only learnt how to play the game this year are now good enough to represent the club in some of these friendly matches. It is to be hoped that the successful run will continue to the end of the season