Thursday, April 12, 2012
Budleigh played host for their final friendly of the in door season to members of the Devon Masonic Bowling Association.
Burges Stace and John Dill skipped their rinks to comfortable victories and an enjoyable afternoon’s bowling was enhanced by the provision of a cream tea for which many thanks are due to the splendid work of Lilian Grainger and Margaret Avery.
Exeter’s Exonia Bowls Club have dominated the final of the Les Thwaite Shield over many years, but their bid to retain it and win for the eleventh time was thwarted when they met the Budleigh Falcons.
Terry Kelly’s trio were fighting gamely and were just four shots adrift when Exonia conceded as the match had been won on the second rink where Bob Gooch, Brian Moore and skip Brian Crook produced a display of bowling to a standard rarely seen at this level of competition. At the halfway stage they were leading 22-1, after which they continued to dominate proceedings, allowing their experienced opponents to win just two more ends! That left the home team with an emphatic 32-6 triumph.
The clubhouse floor has now been re-instated over the carpet in readiness for the 2012 Open Day this coming Saturday (April 14).
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the event which runs from 10am through until 4pm.
Qualified coaches will be present and equipment can be supplied.
The summer season will soon be in full swing, giving new and existing bowlers the opportunity to meet members from local clubs and touring sides from all over the country.
All that is now needed is a summer full of sunshine!