THE WEEKLY REPORT FROM PATRICIA

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   26th September 2015

Our final week started with a game against Tilmanstone, which The Den won by 108 shots to 98.  G Yarham lost to W Stirrat 11-23, B Melhuish lost to S Walford 16-22, J Sainsbury beat A Kombery 22-17, P Painter beat J Stirrat 21-15, J Parsons beat L Danford 19-11 and D Jackson beat J Danford 19-10. 
On Tuesday we played a team from Bristol, calling themselves ‘The Smilies’.  The Den won by 79 shots to 69.  G Yarham lost to J Scrase 18-27, G Mahoney lost to A Dent 16-18, B Melhuish beat B Wilkins 19-15 and P Campbell beat P Deny 23-12.
Thursday saw a visit from Twyford Bowling Club, this time The Den lost by 85 shots to 100.  P Nicholson lost to W Manley 21-25, P Campbell lost to B Stain 13-24, C Clements beat B Carter 14-13, B Melhuish lost to P Hynes 25-19 and D Turner lost to P Rose 12-19.
The results of the Club Competitions are as follows:
Mixed Triples – Winners: R Livett, P Nicholson, P Campbell, R’up: G Yarham,L Flanagan, J Parsons

Mixed Pairs – Winners:  P Babbage, P Campbell, R/up: P Upton, P Nicholson

Ladies Championship – Winner: P Campbell, R/up: L Dedman

Ladies Handicap – Winner: S Yarham, R/up: P Campbell

Ladies Unbadged – Winner: P Campbell, R/up: S Yarham

Ladies 2 Wood – Winner: P Campbell, R/up: L Dedman

Ladies Pairs – Winners: J Combstock, L Dedman, R/up: L Flanagan, D Melhuish

Men’s Championship – Winner: J Parsons, R/up: G Mahoney

Men’s 2 Wood – Winner: P Nicholson, R/up: G Yarham

Men’s Handicap – Winner: G Mahoney, R/up: S Wilson

Men’s Pairs – Winners: S Wilson, G Mahoney

Men’s Triples – Winners: D Beecham, S Wilson, P Nicholson,
R/up: S Greenwood,  R Livett, C Pocock
The Season has now finished and The Club would like to thank Geoff and Sheila Yarham for their hard work throughout the summer, as Captains of the Men’s and Ladies Sections.
We would also like to express our thanks to Face Electrical for sponsoring our weekly reports, and to Teignmouth News for publishing these.

  20th September 2015

Sunday saw the arrival of fellow bowlers from Tiverton West End.  The Den won the match by 125 shots to 98.  J Sainsbury lost to G Davies 15-25, P Campbell lost to R Clarke 19-20, P Nicholson beat P Burton 33-7, M Evans beat P Chidgey 22-16, B Melhuish beat R Workman 20-13 and C Pocock beat E Edworthy 26-17.

On a bitterly cold Tuesday The Den played a team representing the Borough of Croydon Bowling Association, which proved to be a bit of a disaster for The Den, as we lost by 104 shots to 190.  D Jackson lost to V Hobart 15-24, J Parsons lost to C Easton 13-27, B McGuinness lost to J Wilson 17-31, G Yarham lost to D
Martin 7-36, M Evans lost to C Smith 15-30, B Melhuish lost to B McDonald 14-22, P Campbell beat J McIntyre 23-20.

Friday saw the annual Local Derby between The Den and Bitton Park, which The Den won by 91 shots to 84, thereby being the winners of the Geoff Blaydon Trophy.  P Nicholson beat A Roberts 19-9, J Parsons beat M Dunn 23-18, J Sainsbury beat V Strutt 18-15, D Jackson lost to T Ash 15-25 and C Clements lost to A Dunn16-17.

On Saturday we were visited by a team from Newport, South Wales, and again The Den won, this time by 124 shots to 98.  J Parsons lost to R Ford 16-20, G Yarham lost to R Cope 18-20, J Sainsbury beat M Taylor 25-14, J Flinn lost to L Turnbull 13-17, L Flanagan beat J Powel 29-13 and P Campbell beat J Rumsey 23-14.

 

 13th September 2015

 On Sunday the Ladies played a team of Lady Past Presidents from Kent and the London Area.  The Den lost by just 1 shot, 35-36.  J Sainsbury lost to m Travers 17-19 and P Campbell lost to N Hubbard 18-19.

Monday saw a visit from a touring team from Yate, Gloucestershire.  This was played on 8 rinks, a bit of a tight fit but nevertheless enjoyable.   Although Yate won on 5 of the rinks, and The Den on 3 rinks, the match ended in a draw, 156 shots each.

On Tuesday we had visitors from Danbury in Essex, and this time The Den won by 136 shots to 103, including a ‘Hot Shot’ for Peter Painter’s rink.  P Painter beat B Jefferies 23-12, J Parsons beat B Sheldrake 22-21, B McGuinness drew 19-19 with G Mendle,M Evans beat D Mendle 20-17, P Campbell beat B Upson 22-15 and D Jackson beat C Smith 30-19. 

SDLBL:

On Wednesday the Ladies played their final match in the South Devon Ladies Bowls League, losing to Buckfastleigh by 53 points to 58.  P Campbell beat P Manfield 27-16, L Previati lost to J Pinney 16-22 and S Yarham lost to   S Joint 10-20.  2 points to The Den, 8 points to Buckfastleigh.

 6th September 2015

 O55s:

In their final match of the season the X team played Starcross and lost overall by 24 shots to 45.  P Painter beat B Adams 16-14 and   P Nicholson lost to T Sanderlake 31-8.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Starcross.

Friendly Matches – 2 wins for The Den!!

On Tuesday The Den played a friendly match against a team from Tavistock, losing by 115 shots to 131. J Flinn beat M Paramor 21-20, M Evans beat V Stacey 21-18, P Campbell lost to G Blackburn 10-34, J Parsons beat H Felles 31-15, M Flinn lost to Mrs. M Paramor 17-20 and D Turner lost to Y Lacay 15-24.

On Wednesday we played against Dowty, a team from Gloucestershire, and won by 2 shots, 93-91.  J Sainsbury beat A Bennett 20-13, S Wilson beat M Giles 26-11, J Parsons lost to G Hick 17-29, P Painter lost to B Read 13-23 and P Campbell beat S Pope 17-15.

On Thursday The Den were visited by Retired Civil Service, Plymouth, and won the match overall by 118 shots to 101, with assistance from a rink from Starcross and a rink from Chudleigh.  D Davies beat B Sanderson 26-13, K Lynn beat D Tarrant 22-14, D Turner
beat K Rapson 17-16, C Clements drew 20-20 with G Gale, P Campbell beat P Carlyle 17-15 and J Parsons lost to D Gatfield 16-23. 

Friday saw a visit from a group of Bowlers calling themselves ‘The Jammie Dodgers’, who beat The Den by 55 shots to 32  the first loss we have suffered to them in 6 years..  J Parsons lost to D Hall 5-30, C Clements beat E Gregory 17-12 and D Turner lost to P Mellor 10-13.

30th August 2015

 O55s:

The X team played Bitton Park and lost by 21 shots to 42.  P Painter lost to N Rodway 11-18 and P Nicholson lost to A Davies 10-24.  8 points to Bitton Park.

The Y Team played Newton Abbot and lost by 24 shots to 32.  B Melhuish lost to T Chapman 11-19 and C Clements drew with B Bolt 13-13.  One point to The Den, 7 points to Newton Abbot.

MDL: 

The Den played a close game against Dawlish Marina, losing by just 4 shots, 70-74.  J Parsons lost to R Hicks 15-19, D Turner lost to T Cartwright 11-25, M Evans beat T Cornforth 21-20 and M Flinn beat R Smith 23-10.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Marina.

The Den also played Marldon and lost by 62 shots to 96.  G Yarham beat J Phillips 18-14, J Parsons lost to A Routledge 11-32,         M Evans lost to K Davey 18-29 and D Turner lost to P Collings 15-21.  2 points to The Den, 12 points to Marldon.

SDLBL: 

The Ladies played Bitton Park and won by 62 shots to 42.  P Campbell beat D Furphy 28-10, L Previati beat J Pitts 20-19 and S Yarham beat       A Dunn 14-13.  10 points to The Den.

The Den also played a friendly match against Wadebridge Bowling Club, losing on 4 of the 5 rinks, and on an overall score of 81 shots to The Den, 97 shots to Wadebridge.

 23rd August 2015

The week started with a trip to Minehead, where The Den lost by 96 shots to 123.  B Melhuish lost to B Rawsley 12-32, J Flinn lost to C Thorpe 12-27, C Clements lost to H Rawsley 11-23, M Flinn drew 16-16 with H Blackmore, L Dedman beat G Thorpe 21-14 and P Campbell beat N Cox 24-11.

 Another friendly was programmed for Wednesday, against a visiting team from Portishead, but unfortunately the weather was too wet and the game had to be cancelled.

O55s:

The X team played Buckfastleigh on a very wet morning, and lost by 22 shots to 43.  P Nicholson lost to M Anderson 12-15 and         M Flinn lost to G Mant 10-28.  8 points to Buckfastleigh.
The Y team also played Buckfastleigh and lost by 29 shots to 33.  B McGuinness lost to K Murray 11-23 and  C Clements beat          T Deemer 18-10.   2 points to the Den, 6 points to Buckfastleigh.

SDLBL:

The Ladies played Marldon and lost by 34 shots to 47. L Previati beat P Neal 14-13, P Campbell lost to M Heath 9-20 and S Yarham lost to S Britton 11-14.  2 points to The Den, 8 points to Marldon.
They also played Dawlish Marina and lost by 40 shots to 49.  P Campbell lost to C Chapman 13-14, L Previati lost to G Nown 16-18 and S Yarham lost to C Turner 11-17.  10 points to Dawlish Marina.
The Ladies were due to play a further League game against Buckfastleigh, but again the weather intervened and this game has been postponed to a later date.

 

 

16th August 2015

 MDL:

The Den played Brixham St. Mary and lost by 59 shots to 106.  J Parsons lost to K Penhaligan 9-36, M Evans lost to C Dawes 16-20. M Flinn drew 21-21 with M Friend and G Mahoney lost to A Parker 13-29.  1 point to The Den, 13 points to Brixham St.Mary.
They also played Marldon and lost by 51 shots to 107.  M Evans lost to B Bailey 13-18, G Yarham lost to K Davey 13-30, J Parsons lost to P Collings 10-33 and P Painter lost to A Routledge15-26.  14 points to Marldon.
O55s:

 The X team played Starcross and lost by 21 shots to 51.  P Nicholson lost to T Sanderlance 6-31 and P Painter lost to B Adams 15-20.  8 points to Starcross.

The Y team played Chudleigh and lost by 31 shots to 34.  B McGuinness beat P Joy 16-10 and C Clements lost to A Smith 15-24.      2 points to The Den, 6 points to Chudleigh.

On Saturday members played the Club Mixed Triples competition, the winners being decided on shot difference.  The final results were as follows:

Winners with 26 shots: R Livett, P Nicholson and P Campbell.
2nd place with 25 shots: G Yarham, L Flanagan and J Parsons.

3rd place with 20 shots:  P Babbage, M Wiltshire and S Yarham.  
On Sunday members played the Club Mixed Pairs and the result was as follows:
Winners – P Babbage and P Campbell
Runners-up – P Upton and P Nicholson.

    

9th August 2015

O55s: 
The Y team played Bitton Park and lost by 30 shots to 42.  B McGuinness beat P Gourd 20-17 and B Melhuish lost to M Moon 10-25.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Bitton Park.

MDL:
The Den played Starcross and lost by 69 shots to 96.  M Evans beat N Selley 32-24, J Parsons lost to S Hosgood 14-21, G Mahoney lost to S Whittle 12-28 and G Yarham lost to T Sanderlance 11-23.  2 points to The Den, 12 points to Starcross.

On Sunday the Bowls Club was taken over by The Royal British Legion for their annual Bowling Competition, playing for the Bill Major Trophy, named in honour of a past member.  As more members than usual wished to take part, it was decided to hold it as a Pairs competition, rather than the normal Singles.  The ultimate winners were Mark Wiltshire (a member of Den BowlsClub) and Matt Vowden, and the runners-up were John White and Laurence Davies.

          3rd August 2015

 O55s: 
The X team played Kingsteignton and lost overall by 26 shots to 38.  P Nicholson lost to D Roberts 19-20 and M Flinn lost to B Bone 7-18.  8 points to Kingsteignton.

The Y team also played against Kingsteignton and also lost, this time by 22 shots to 56.  B Melhuish lost to A Stokes 7-30 and B McGuinness lost to K Johns 15-26.  8 points to Kingsteignton.

The Den played a friendly match against Chipping Camden on Sunday, which they lost by 109 shots to 127.  M Evans lost to C Marcham 16-27, P Campbell lost to S Hayes 17-24, G Mahoney lost to G Harvey 18-20, S Wilson beat G Robinson 25-14,                 D Turner lost to G Smith 15-20 and J Parsons lost to R Purfoot 18-23.

Den members took advantage of a very quiet week as far as matches were concerned to play some of the earlier rounds of the Club competitions.  Despite the torrential rain last weekend, the green is bowling well.

 Do you fancy having a game of bowls?  Why not join the Club for £10 a month for the last two months of the Season.  This entitles you to free roll-ups, and possibly a chance to play in some friendly games.  We have shoes and bowls you can borrow, free of charge, while you decide whether you would like to take the game up permanently.  The Den is alsoopen every morning during the summer season, for coffee and a chat.


              July 26th 2015

MDL:

The Den played Dawlish Marina and lost by 75 shots to 77.  M Evans lost to T Cornforth 14-21, J Parsons beat R Hicks 27-16,           G Yarham lost to M Miller 12-24 and G Mahoney beat D Nown 22-16.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Marina.

We also played Paignton and lost by 75 shots to 87.  M Evans lost to T Leach 19-29, J Parsons lost to M Stephen 11-29, G Yarham beat F Blank 21-10 and G Mahoney beat B Smith 24-19.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Paignton.

O55s: 

The X team played Shaldon and lost by 15 shots to 65.  P Painter lost to D Gunn 6-33 and P Nicholson lost to A Leggett 9-32.  8 points to Shaldon.
The Y team played Bovey Tracey and lost by 31 shots to 37.  B Melhuish beat D Honeywell 17-15 and S Wilson lost to C Wright 14-22.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Bovey Tracey.

 The Den played a friendly match against Totnes, and lost overall by 87 shots to 97.  J Flinn beat M Keat 28-12, P Campbell lost to        J Taylor 17-18, D Turner beat M Richards 19-14, J Parsons lost to J Derbyshire 18-21 and S Yarham lost to B Durney 5-32. 

We also played a friendly against Tiverton West End and lost by 76 shots to 112.  L Dedman lost to R Clarke 12-25, M Evans lost to   J Barrie 13-23, B Melhuish lost to D Blackwell 11-33, G Mahoney beat R Workman 21-14 and P Campbell bear R White 19-17.

The Ladies visited Starcross for a game and a Dutch Lunch.  They won on two rinks and lost on two rinks, but won overall by 67 shots to 49.



 20th July 2015

O55s:

The X team played Newton Abbot and lost by 28 shots to 37.  P Nicholson beat T Whitehead 18-16 and P Painter lost to          M Rogers 10-21.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Newton Abbot.
The Y team played Shaldon and lost by 25 shots to 36.  S Wilson lost to B Mears 12-17 and B Melhuish lost to D Tyler 13-19. 8 points to Shaldon.
MDL: 

The Den lost their match against Stoke Fleming.  P Painter lost to M Hyne 12-22, M Evans lost to J Jordan 16-27, G Mahoney lost to P Lobb 15-16 and B Hayles lost to T Dove 25-27.  All 14 points to Stoke Fleming.

The Den played a friendly match against Royston, from Hertfordshire and lost by 69 shots to 78. 
D Turner lost to S Whitehouse 14-23, P Campbell lost to E Hyde 12-21, P Nicholson lost to L Ramsay 19-22 and M Flinn beat Y Whitehouse 24-12. 
In another friendly match against a team from Overton, the Den lost on all rinks.  G Mahoney lostto B Robinson 17-20, J Parsons lost to M Meggison 8-23, P Campbell lost to J Dunning 11-17, P Nicholson lost to J Newton 10-28,     D Turner lost to T Norman 11-23 and B Melhuish lost to S Mack 13-24.


12th July 2015

O55s: 

The X team played Bovey Tracey and lost by 36 points to 26.  P Painter lost to P Martin 13-23 and P Nicholson drew with D Saunders 13 all.  1 point to The Den, 7 points to Bovey Tracey.

The Den played a number of friendly matches this week, beginning with a game against a team from Okehampton, which The Den won by 1 shot overall.  G Yarham lost to J Westlake 11-20, P Campbell beat B Vernon 22-8, G Mahoney lost to A Mathias12-15, J Flinn beat M Kirkland 23-8, M Flinn lost to R Padrick 10-29 and CPocock beat T Fuller 19-16.

The second friendly was against local rivals Bitton Park, and The Den won by just one shot.  B Melhuish lost to A Dunn 10-20,            P Campbell lost to B Ledger 12-29, G Mahoney beat M Dunn 22-16, J Flinn beat D Furphy 35-17 and P Nicholson beat M Moon 17-13.

On Saturday The Den travelled to Barnstaple to play against Rock Park Bowling Club.  The Den lost overall by 81 shots to 114.            J Parsons lost to B Boucher 20-27, P Campbell lost to G Turner 5-30, M Evans drew 21 allwith I Donham, G Mahoney drew 19 all with P Arnold and S Yarham lost to PTurner 16-17.

4th July 2015

O55s:
The X team played Abbrook Park and lost by 31 shots to 55.  P Painter lost to K Dunn 15-27 and M Flinn lost to T Frampton 16-28.      8 points to Abbrook Park.
The Y team also played Abbrook Park and lost by 25 shots to 31.  B McGuinness beat R Skinner 18-13 and B Melhuish lost to            M Busby 7-18.  2points to The Den, 6 points to Abbrook Park.
MDL:
The Den played Brixham and lost by 67 shots to 83.  J Parsons beat K Penhaligon 21-20, M Evans lost to C Dawes 10-21, D Turner beat N Friend 20-19 and G Yarham lost to A Parker 16-23.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Brixham.

They also played Shaldon and won by 79 shots to 69.  B Melhuish beat B Baker 20-18, M Evans lost to A Leggett 17-18, G Yarham drew 16 all with B Haywood and G Mahoney beat T Dart 26-17.  11 points to The Den, 3 points to Shaldon.

SDLBL:
The Ladies played Kings, Torquay, and won by 51 shots to48.  P Campbell beat B Targett 18-8, LPreviati lost to S Staples 13-27 and   S Yarham beat J Miles 20-13.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Kings.

28th June 2015

O55s:
The X team played Bitton Park and lost by 25 shots to32.  M Allcorn lost to H Rodway 13-15and M Flinn lost to A Daniels 12-17. All 8 points to Bitton Park.
The Y team played Newton Abbot and lost overall by 27 shotsto 37.  C Clements lost to T Chapman16-19 and B McGuinness lost to   B Bolt 11-18.   All 8 points to Newton Abbot.

MDL:

The Den played Kings and won by 81 shots to 79.  G Mahoney lost to G Atkinson 13-30, G Yarhamlost to G Walton 21-23, M Evans beat D Rogers 21-13 and J Parsons beat HAspinall 26-13.  10 points to The Den, 4points to Kings.

 SDLBL:
The Ladies played Kingsteignton and lost by 19 shots to80.  S Yarham lost to S Landau 1-40, PUpton lost to J Higham 5-24 and         P Campbell lost to A Mason 13-16.  Ten points to Kingsteignton.

 21st June 2015

O55s:
The X team played Buckfastleigh and won overall by 34 shots to 32.  P Nicholson lost to S Shaw 14-23 and M Flinn beat G Mant 20-9.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Buckfastleigh.

The Y team also played Buckfastleigh and lost by 25 shots to 41.  B McGuinness lost to K Murray 14-17 and S Wilson lost to R Joint 11-24.  All  8 points to Buckfastleigh.

MDL:
The Den played Shaldon ‘B’ and won by 77 shots to 69.  G Mahoney beat B Haywood 22-16, J Parsons lost to T Dart 14-19, M Evans drew 19-19 with A Leggett and G Yarham beat B Baker 22-15.  11 points to The Den, 3 points to Shaldon.

 The Den played a friendly match against Rock Park, Barnstaple, and lost by 99 shots to 155.  B Melhuish beat B Boucher 15-14, M Evans lost to P Turner 18-21, G Mahoney lost to P Arnold 7-28, P Nicholson lost to D Cole 11-24, J Parsons lost to C Payne 14-28,    D Turner beat B Huxtable 25-15 and J Flinn lost to M Lavincombe 9-25, but everyone enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in which the game was played.

 14th June 2015

Teignmouth Tournament

Into its 81st year  The Teignmouth Tournament started off to a sunny start on Sunday with the Ladies Pairs playing most of the day, in warm sunshine, at The  Den 
S.  Davenport  &  J   Hutchins   were the winners on a points system with S   Fallen    &  V   Postlewaite    runners  up.
At Bitton Park the Juniors competition also took place. Jordan  Kingshott   bt   Ollie  Pullman  in the final   9 - 8
Later in the day at The  Den  the first round of  the Mixed Triples got under way, continuing into  Monday  and Tuesday, with 22  Triple teams  taking part
Play off rounds at the Den involved 3 teams with the winners decided on shot difference.
P  Nicholson /  E  Kitchen /M Smith -  P Stadden / B  Stadden / M Wiltshire
With    J  Harvey / U Previati / N Murgatroyd   Winners.
Triples  Semi-Final  played at Bitton Park
I  Leslie / D Evans / H Goodwin    bt   A Mann / A Leggat / B Ledger   15 - 6.T Evans / T Ash / B ledger  bt   K Lenton / D Ferris /        T Davis   20 - 15
Triples  Finals also played at Bitton Park
I  Leslie / D Evans / H Goodwin /   bt   T  Evans / T  Ash / B Ledger    27 -  13 
Wednesday saw the start of the first  round of The Mens singles. 36  Players in total
Singles Quarter  Finals on Thursday  at The Den
R  Whitlock       bt   J   Parsons    21 -  9
N  Cummings    bt   J   Butcher    21 -  16
U  Previati         bt   B  Nicholls   21 -  14
P  Hutchins        bt   I   Leslie       21 -  18
Singles  Semi- Finals. at The  Den
U  Previati     bt   P   Hutchins     21 - 18
R  Whitlock   bt   N  Cummings   21 -  7
Singles  Finals  at The Den.
R  Whitlock  bt  U  Previati     21 -  8
Dry and sunny weather made the week go well with a good turnout of the public, who came to watch. A special thanks go to Phil Downs who hard work and organisation makes this tournament happen.

8th June 2015


South Devon Ladies League


The South Devon Ladies League 
got off to a wet and windy start to the week on Monday afternoon, against Dawlish Marina. Only picking up 2 points out of a possible 10.   L Previati 1 lost to S Brockington 35, P Upton 7 lost to C Chapman 19, P Campbell 22 won against G Nown.  Overall Den 30 Marina 63.

 Den Ladies finished the week in the S.D.L.B.L. playing Marldon at home 2points to the Den 8 to Marldon. L Previati 13 lost S Britton 15, P Upton 10 lost M Heath 23. L Dedman 20 won  F Vallis 13 . Shots to the Den 43 to Marldon 61.  

 MDL:

Even more wind and rain on the Monday evening saw the MDL men losing to Kings 30 shots to 66, 2points the Den 12 for Kings. J Parsons 4 lost to J Boyt 26, G Mahoney won 11 D Rodgers 10, B Mc Guinness 7 lost K Law 15, M Evans 8 lost GWatla 15.

Over 55's

Wednesday O/55s 'X' league Den lost at Bitton Park 31 shots to 36. " points the den 6 Bitton. S Wilson 22 won R Ford 14,               B Melhuish 9 lost to M Moon 22.

 Friendly
Tuesday saw the Den playing the Devon Patrons and won on 5 of the 6 rinks.108 shots to 84. G Mahoney 20 "V" S Shaw 11,               B Melhuish 14 "V" J Berry 10, B Mc Guinness 22 "V" G Bailey 10, L Hudson 20 "V" B Sanders 17, J Parsons 21 "V" R Parrington 16.

Friday the Ladies played a friendly at Shaldon Ladies winning 49 shots to 42. L Previati 14 lost to Sue Fallon 16, P Upton 16 beat Shirley 15, J Flinn 19 beat Annette 11. MDL men lost away to Paignton 69 shots to 82.  Den 3 points Paignton
11points. G Mahoney 15 lost E Black 25, M Evans 17 lost to T Leach 25, J Parsons drew with M Stephens 17 all. G Yarham 20 won against B Smith15. 

30th May 2015

The Den played a friendly match against Belmont Exeter, and won by 83 shots to 76.  C Pocock lost to A Coles 13-31, L Hudson beat B Pyatt 25-14, P Campbell beat K Bright 22-17 and G Mahoney beat M Timmins 23-14.

O55s:

The X team played Kingsteignton and won overall by 33 shots to 31.  P Nicholson beat D Freeton 25-16, P Painter lost to                M Powell  8-15.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Kingsteignton.

The Y team also played Kingsteignton and lost by 19 shots to 43.  B Melhuish lost to K Johns 6-25 and B McGuinness lost to H Harvey 13-18.  All 8 points to Kingsteignton.

MDL:

The Den played Starcross and lost by 53 shots to 93.  J Parsons drew 18-18 with J Gardner, M Evans lost to S Whittle 10-31, G Mahoney lost to S Hosgood 10-24, and G Yarham lost to N Selley 15-20.  1 point to The Den, 13 points to Starcross.

 SDLBL:

Den Ladies played Kings, Torquay and lost overall by 49 shots to 54.  L Previati beat J Williamson 17-13, P Campbell beat L Baker 19-16 and P Upton lost to J Miles 13-25.  4 points to The Den, 6 points to Kings.

 25th May 2015

The Men played a visiting team, GB Britton, and lost overall by 112 shots to 126.  P Nicholson lost to R Pearson 16-22, J Parsons beat D Johnson 28-15, B Melhuish lost to P Micciche 15-21, B Mears losst to R Tanner 20-18, D Davis lost to B Stadden 19-22 and           D Turner lost to R Ferris 14-18.

O55s:
The X team played Shaldon and lost overall by 26 shots to 44.  M Allcorn lost to T Doubt 16-21 and P Painter lost to A Leggatt 10-23.  8points to Shaldon.
The Y team played Bovey Tracey and lost by 25 shots to 51.  B Melhuish lost to R Parker 12-33 and B McGuinness lost to B Lee 13-18.  8 points to Bovey Tracey.

MDL: The Den played their first match against Stoke Fleming and lost overall by 71 shots to 92.  M Flinn lost to J Jordan 10-27,      M. Evans lost to P Lobb 15-24, G Mahoney beat M Hyne 20-17 and J Parsons beat T Dore 26-24.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Stoke Fleming.

SDLBL:
Den Ladies played Bitton Park ‘B’ and lost by 40 shots to 60.  P Campbell lost to T Jay 14-23, L Previati lost to D Furphy 13-15 and    P Upton lost to A Dunn 13-22.  10 points to Bitton Park.


9th May 2015

The week started with a rain shortened game against Totnes.  The Den won on 5 rinks and lost on 1, and won overall by  89 shots to      48.  The  players then  enjoyed a full tea. 
The Ladies played a 12 end game against Starcross in a fierce gale.   They won on 2 rinks and lost on one, and  drew overall 30 shots each..  They retired to the Club House  for a Dutch Lunch.

Over O55s:
 The X team played  Bovey Tracey and  won overall  by 42 shots to 37.  P Nicholson lost to D Saunders 22-23 and P Painter beat P Martin 20-14. 6 points to The Den, 2 points to Bovey Tracey.

The Y team played Starcross and won overall by 43 shots to 24.  B Melhuish beat M Herridge 19-11 and B McGuinness beat R Price 24-13. All 8 points to The Den.

2nd May 2015

The season opened on a bright but cold day, the first bowl being put up by the Lady Mayoress, accompanied by Councillors Sylvia Russell and Vince Fuscoe. Members played  10 ends and then enjoyed  a very good high tea.

The first match was against Brixham St. Mary, which the Den lost by just 3 shots overall.  D Turner beat R Hughes 20-12, P Nicholson drew with J Hudson 18 all, G Mahoney lost to R Hampsen 12-22, D Jackson lost to T Wilson 12-14, P Campbell lost to D Powell
13-16 and S Wilson beat J Hughes 18-14.

Over 55s

The X team played Abbrook Park and lost overall by 56 shots to 24.  P Painter’s rink lost 33-12 and P Nicholson’s rink lost 23-12.  Nil
points to The Den, 8 points to Abbrook Park.
The Y team also played Abbrook Park and lost overall by 24 shots to 46.  B McGuinness lost to R Slinger 13-23 and B Melhuish lost to M Busby 11-23.  Nil points to The Den, 8 points to Abbrook Park.