Boat Club weighed down by too many cream teas as tour proves a struggle
All matches were 6x2 wood rinks with heavy defeats against Sidmouth and Seaton followed by narrower reverses at the hands of Ottery St Mary and Budleigh Salterton.
Boat Club’s highest winning rinks against Seaton were skipped by Lyn Taylor (19-16) and Berkley Bugg (20-17), with Michael North’s 23-15 success against Ottery the highlight of the tour.
Jill Minett skipped a 22-15 win in the 14-shot defeat against Budleigh Salterton.
Back from their travels, Boat Club’s men beat Whitnash 53-48 in a three-rink triples before claiming all three rinks in a mixed clash against Solihull Municipal, John Labrum (24-13) skipping the highest winning rink.
The triple of Leamington Spa Ladies’ Cynthia Briggs claimed 24 shots without reply on their way to a 31-5 success in three rink clash with Coventry Highway.
Donna Kerr (20-10) also claimed a rink win as Spa claimed a 67-32 success.
Leamington then gave some of their less experienced female bowlers a chance to get match experience in a 57-29 tripled win over Warwick Boat Club Cygnets.
Sheena Harris (26-6) and Vi Palmer (17-9) claimed Spa’s rink wins, with Jill Minett stopping the rot by holding Jenny Wickens to a 14-14 draw.
To complete a successful week for Spa’s ladies, Donna Kerr (24-8) and Jean Simmons (24-16) both claimed healthy wins as they overturned a four-shot deficit after ten ends to beat Lillington 59-49.
Chris Benn beat Elizabeth Glynne-Jones 25-11 to record Lillington’s only success.
In a five-rink triples ovet 18 ends, Royal Leamington Spa’s men beat hosts Welford 124-57.
Lillington’s Dennis Lee was at number three for Mike Soloman’s rink as it claimed an emphatic 30-10 victory to help Warwickshire Vice-Presidents Bowls Association to a 141-76 defeat of their Buckinghamshire counterparts at Wolvey.