Axminster bowlers not enjoying much success of late

PUBLISHED: 13:20 30 October 2018

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5291. Picture: Terry Ife

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 25 17TI 5291. Picture: Terry Ife


The latest period of play for Axminster Bowls Club has seen little success, writes David Harris.

There was a win in a home mixed friendly meeting with Ottery St Mary, who were beaten 70-37.

In the win over the Otters all the Axminster rinks were successful with Valerie Mellor, Ann Burn, John Hill and Alfie Day, winning 27-8; Daphne Ryan, Mike Mellor, David Harris and Margaret Crompton, winning 25-16 and Malcolm Denslow, Alan Foster, George Mabon and Ann Clayton, winning 18-13.

A visit from Ilminster saw Axminster beaten 58-50.

In what was an excellent contest, the best of the home efforts came from the rink of Alan Foster, Les Clark, George Mabon and Margaret Crompton, who managed a creditable 18-all tie!

The final mixed friendly of the period resulted in a 75-50 defeat to Honiton.

Once again this was a most enjoyable contest, but sadly, one without any Axminster success.

There was one other fixture played and that was an Over-60s League meeting with the very strong Exeter-based outfit Exonia who won 109-40.

Despite the size of the defeat there was some success enjoyed as, in the home element of the fixture, the rink of Mick Hennegan, Ed Backhouse, Brian Clark and Don Meylan did well to win 17-16!


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Devon 24 visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Devon 24 staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Devon 24 account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories


Chard ladies were beaten 69-0 when they visited Minehead, writes David Webb.

Read more

Barnstaple playing chief Jeremy Chugg intends keeping his promotion war chest padlocked until the New Year.

Read more

Bideford coach Simon Morrell says his relegation-threatened team has to become a bit more ‘ruthless’ if it is going to clamber out of trouble.

Read more

Ottery St Mary Under-13s moved up to fourth in Division One of the Exeter and District Youth League with an impressive 5-1 home victory over Crediton.

Read more

Cranbrook returned from their Macron League Division Three game at Sidmouth Town thirds with a point after drawing 2-2.

Read more

South Molton stepped up the pace in the second half to beat visiting Lanner 24-10.

Read more

Park United are top of the North Devon Premier after cruising to victory over Torrington on Saturday.

Read more

Torridgeside made it seven league wins in a row on Saturday to earn three more points in the South West Peninsula League East Division.

Read more

Honiton Town suffered a last minute defeat when beaten 2-1 by Newton Abbot Spurs at Mountbatten Park.

Read more

Upottery Reserves were involved in the Macron League Division Five ‘Match of the Day’ when they travelled to play the team that started the day sitting immediately behind them in the table, Devon Yeoman.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -0°C

Most Read Sport

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

East Devon 24 regular newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

FFind planning applications