ILMINSTER bowlers have held their 2017 green opening and members enjoyed the traditional spider followed by a five-rink triples competition.

The first woods were delivered by Norma Pugh (ladies’ captain) and Dave Crouch (men’s captain).

Anyone wishing to give outdoor or indoor bowls a go can call at the club for further information or phone 01460 52268.

The Indoor presentation evening was held on April 27 with guests Sally Lowe and Gerald Creech, from Milford and Dormor, presenting the trophies.

The stewards, Jo and Drew, provided a superb buffet to finish the evening.

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PRESENTATION: Friday Triples winners (from left): Gerald Creech (Milford and Dormor), Bev Brister, Sue Spurway, Sally Lowe (presenting), Eric Keitch.


A men’s three-rink friendly was held on Friday against North Petherton with the home team winning two rinks, losing one and winning overall by 19 shots, 67-48.

Details: Des Maull, Steve Yarrow, Eric Keitch and John Osborne 23, M Pyne 17; Kevin Crouch, Pete Bloomfield, Dave Pugh and Phil Cox 27, T Russell 11; Steve Peasland, Ian Dunford, Dave Hall and Rod Parkin 17, G Owens 20.

Sunday saw Feniton the visitors in a four-rink friendly.

On an ideal sunny afternoon, a friendly and competitive match was won by the visitors by three rinks to one, 89-58.

Details: Oli Collins, Derek Coates, Norma Pugh and David Pugh 23, G Phillips 16; Val Dargue, Barbara Ball, Margaret Evans and Roy Orme 7, K Lovering 26; Des Maull, Marjorie Smith, Sarah Lightfoot and Barry Sims 13, T Kirby 25; Brian Welch, Julian Smith, Chris Davies and Briane Davies 16, R Clarke 22.