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Three triples from Okehampton played three triples from North Tawton in the annual Nora Gee match on a beautiful afternoon. In addition two further teams of Okehampton ladies, Okehampton Green and Okehampton Yellow, played each other so all the ladies who wished, were able to play.

The game was played in a very competitive but friendly manner and enjoyed by all and followed by a delicious tea produced by Okehampton ladies.

The final result was North Tawton 47 shots, Okehampton 47 shots. As this result had not occurred before, after consultation by the captains, it was decided the cup would be held for six months by North Tawton and six months by Okehampton.

The match between Okehampton Green and Okehampton Yellow was also very close with Okehampton Green being the victors by 17 shots to 16 shots.  The wining team received a mini cup (egg cup) causing some hilarity and concluded a very enjoyable afternoon for both the players and the spectators. 


Okehampton Triple win Bradworthy Tournament

Two teams of bowlers from Okehampton entered the Bradworthy Open Bowls Tournament.  Congratulations go to Kath Mansell, Tony Hunt and Alan Mathias pictured here receiving the tournament shield.  22 teams from all over Devon and Cornwall competed in this triples event, which due to rain, had to be curtailed to three games of six ends each.  Kath, Tony & Alan were the eventual winners but well done to Sue Hearne, John Mansell & Sue Hunt who aso took part.



Len & Myrtle Wonnacott Memorial Shield


Winner Mike Verity receives the trophy

On Saturday 16th June, thirty-six players contested the Len & Myrtle Wonnacott Memorial Shield.  Conditions were dull and overcast but at least there was no rain to dampen proceedings.  Teams played in triples changing after each six end game with individual scores carried forward to produce one overall winner.  After two games a cream tea was served by our kitchen ladies and thanks once again to Jenny, Maggie, Megan and all the other helpers who never let us down.

Jenny & Maggie busy in the kitchen

After four games scorecards were gathered in and the points totalled up.  We offer congratulations to Mike Verity, this year’s winner, who received the trophy from Tony Martyn (Len’s relative) and our President Brian Vernon.

Some Action Shots from the day

 Ben Pook Memorial Cup

In glorious sunshine, the Ben Pook Memorial Cup competition was played on Sunday 6th May.  Members may remember that it was not possible to play this competition last season due to continuous bad weather.

Teams of triples and rinks played four games each of 6 ends and individual scores were carried forward to produce an overall winner.  After all scorecards were scrutinised, the winner was declared as Tony Hunt who was then presented with the trophy by our Secretary Jean Hutchings.  Congratulations to Tony and to all those members who participated in making this a most enjoyable event.  At the end of proceedings, a cream tea was enjoyed by all present and we have our loyal band of ladies to thank once again for their efforts.

The Opening Day

Roger, Jan, Viv and Brian prepare to open 2018 Season

No play was possible on the opening day as the green was still saturated. However, President Brian, Captain Roger and ladies Captain Viv welcomed the town Mayor Jan Goffey who was able to perform the traditional bowling of the silver jack and first wood of the season. Around 70 members, both playing and social, eventually attended on Saturday 14th April to witness the official opening and to pay their subscriptions for the year. It was great to see Bob Letchford and Brian Holmes (all the way from Minehead) in such good health.  Once again, the ladies were busy providing teas, and later a cream tea, to all in attendance.  Many thanks ladies, I don’t know what we would do without you.

Photographs by Arthur Griffiths