Pleasing performances - and a Cup win...

OTTERY St Mary Bowls Club’s A team were in good form at St Thomas A in the men’s Over 60s league winning convincingly on both rinks and by 54-16 with Steve Hall, Dave Brown and skip John Pethick having a resounding 33-4 win.

They were less fortunate in a rearranged match at home to Culm Vale A which was heavily disrupted by rain. In a curtailed match Culm Vale took six points and Ottery just two points.

The B team were in action at top-of-the-table Wellington A and in a very creditable performance shared the rinks but just lost 38-33 overall, Graham Ward, Andrew Evans and skip Tony Panzeri were the winning Ottery rink 20-17.

The C team continued their impressive form with another eight points at home to Hemyock B where the best rink was David Roberts, Norman Lawrence and skip Dave Rose 26-9.

The D team also continued their good form taking all eight points at home to Marina C, winning 40-23 including a 23-7 success for Maurice Flower, Tony Delahay and skip Mike Smith.

At the half way point in the season the A team are top of Division Two, the B team are mid-table in Division Six and the C & D teams sit 1st and second in Division 8, with a special mention for the C team who, at the half way stage, have a perfect record of played eight won eight without dropping a rink and a 64 point haul.

Ottery ladies travelled to Seaton Blue in the LOFTL losing on both rinks and by 22-36.

Meanwhile, Ottery lost 65-66 in a very close match at home to Lyme Regis with 2 rinks each and Eric Richardson, Margaret Trayhurn, Carol Bennett and skip Steve Goodenough having the best winning rink 25-11.

There was a terrific result for Ottery ladies in the County 4s with Dot Luff, Sharon Kenny, Terri Ward and Gail Hawke winning the Section 3 Final, going on to the last 16 in the County where they progressed to the semi-final losing out in a spirited performance against Plymstock.

There was more success for Ottery  in a recent round robin event at Honiton Bowling Club; Richard Bland, Carol Keating Eileen & Leighton Burston won the Howard Cottrell Trophy with a score of +14.

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