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Okehampton Ladies collect 86 Shield

Ida, Sue,Viv, Sue, Kath & Maureen

A group of our successful lady players pictured above attended Torrington Bowls Club on the 15th November to collect the ’86 Shield’.  The ladies had a magnificent season not only winning this shield but also gaining promotion to the first division of the Over 50s league.  A superb effort and we now look forward to more success next year. 

Presentation Day

The Club held it’s annual Presentation Day on Sunday 29th October.  The clubhouse was packed with hardly a spare seat.  Members and guests sat down to an excellent meal prepared  by our wonderful kitchen ladies.  Presentation of trophies followed and the usual series of puzzlers prepared by our quizmaster Roger were a great success.  After the main proceedings the club presented a cheque for £300.00 to Liz Westlake the representative of the local charity ‘Okehampton District Community Transport Group’

Liz receives the cheque from President Brian

Thanks as always to our ladies for waiting on us and preparing the lovely meal and to all those who prepared and provided the desserts.







Club Green put to bed for the Winter

A close inspection of the green carried out earlier this year by our resident expert who reported that some serious work needed to be done at the end of the season.

Green Inspector

Devon Garden Machinery, the garden, estate and turf care specialists together with several of our volunteer members carried out a complete scarify, overseed and top dress to the Club Green of Tuesday 26th September.

Whilst scarifying, two trailer loads of dead thatch were removed by wheelbarrow. Nine weary members assisted in this task.


Grass seed and fertiliser were then applied and finally the top dressing was brushed in. Members were in attendance and working extremely hard for over 7 hours.

We offer our grateful thanks to all those who came along to help on the day.

Congratulations Ladies

Captain Viv

Following hot on the heels of the men’s shield team success, we are pleased to inform members that the ladies have done us proud.  Congratulations are in order for Captain Viv and Vice-Captain Sue who have successfully guided our ladies team to win the ’86 Shield’.  The final result could not have been closer after a league season of 12 matches Okehampton edged out Bradworthy on shot difference to win the title, both teams having finished on 53 points.  This has been a fantastic year for the girls who have also been involved in the Over 50s league where they won 13 of their games and gained promotion to the first division.

Well done to all our lady players for this magnificent effort.

 Not such good news

With the publication of the final tables for the Exeter & District Over 60s league it appears that two of our three teams have been relegated from their respective divisions.  Only the Over 60s ‘B’ team have survived and done extremely well to more that hold their own in division one.  Both the ‘A’ team and the ‘C’ team will be playing in a lower division next season.


Congratulations to O.S.B.C. Shield Team

Once again congratulations are in order to Captain Roger and all players who have taken part in this year’s Shield matches.  With one game still to be played our team have won the Exeter & District Triples League Shield for the third successive year.

Well done to all concerned