The season has started gently with seven matches already played, and as one would expect, there has been a mixture of results. Unfortunately one of the teams scheduled to visit us managed to muddle up the date of their fixture and failed to arrive. Never mind these things do happen!
As the month of April closed, it was a pleasure to welcome Tiverton Boro to Strawberry Lane, and a close encounter ensued. Ottery just edged the match with a score of 66 shots against 63 for the visitors. A result that was particularly pleasing for Ryan Sears who was captain of the day, and for whom this was his first match in that role. The top rink for Ottery comprised of Richard Chapple, Ron Spedding, Brian Hammond and they were captained by Gail Hawke.
For 31 years, it has been traditional to welcome Westlecot, a combination team from the Swindon area to the club as they curtail their annual tour of Devon. Two of the Ottery stalwarts, Gerry and Maggie Beighton, have played in every match since this team started visiting Ottery, and this achievement was duly recognised by both teams. Once again this was a very close match with Westlecot winning by a single shot.
Some photos below taken by Chris Hawke