Report from Patricia

 

September 23rd.2017 Final Report

 The final game of the season was the local derby between the Den and Bitton Park, which Bitton  Park won to take back The President's Trophy.

The Club competition results are as follows:

Men's Triples winners Mark Wiltshire, Geoff Yarham, John White
Men's Pairs winners John White, John Staden - Runners up Peter Painter, Stuart Wilson
Men's Championship winner Chris Pocock - Runner up John Staden
Men's Handicap winner Stuart Wilson - Runner up Peter Painter
Men's Two Wood winner Chris Pocock - Runner up Peter Nicholson

Ladies Pairs winners Pat Staden, Patricia Campbell
Ladies Championship winner Beryl Cooke - Runner up Amanda White
Ladies Handicap winner Patricia Campbell - Runner up Beryl Cooke
Ladies Unbadged winner Patricia Campbell - Runner up Enid Hayles
Ladies Two Wood winner Amanda White - Runner up Beryl Cooke

Mixed Pairs winners Stuart Wilson, Patricia Campbell
Runners up Beryl Cooke John Staden

Mixed Triples winners Pat Staden, Stuart Wilson, John White
Runners up Amanda White, Brendan Bray, Peter Painter

17th September 2017

Friendly matches

The Ladies, and one gentleman, played Starcross and drew 37-37.  Rosemary Cook, Linda Dedman and Jacqui Flinn won 22-6, Beryl Cooke, Yvonne Greenwood and Patricia Campbell lost 5-16, Mary Everard, Shane Greenwood and Lois Previati lost 10-15.

The Ladies and three gentlemen played Kent Past Presidents and lost by 47 shots to 80.  Joan Sainsbury, Brian Hayles, Enid Hayles and Linda Dedman lost 12-25, Beryl Cooke, Roger Livett, Yvonne Greenwood and Patricia Campbell lost 19-28, Mary Everard, Shane Greenwood, Rosemary Cook and Lois Previati lost 16-27.

The Club played Kingsteignton and won by 69 shots to 47.  Mary Everard, Beryl Cooke and Uli Previati lost 10-18, Lois Previati, Tony Butt and Mike Allcorn won 18-12, Frank Simpson, Roger Livett and Syd Ashford won 14-10, and Derek Beecham, Shane Greenwood and Patricia Campbell won 27-7.

10th Septembr 2017

Friendly matches

The Den played Plymouth RCS and won overall by 115 shots to 94.  Derek Beecham, Yvonne Greenwood, Brendan Bray and Mike Allcorn won 16-15, Shane Greenwood, Eric Tose, Peter Mills and John White won 23-16, Roger Livett, Joan Sainsbury, Peter Painter and Peter Nicholson drew 17-17, Mike Flinn, Steve Thomson, Jacqui Flinn and Stuart Wilson lost 13-19, Syd Ashford, Vic Hensher, Chris Pocock and Brian Hayles won 28-13, and Paul Babbage, Frank Simpson, Marion Tose and Patricia Campbell won 18-14.

 On Sunday The Den welcomed members from Totnes Bowling Club, and in a game played in sunshine and showers, The Den lost 73-112.  Paul Babbage, Joan Sainsbury and John White lost 5-34, Beryl Cooke, Enid Hayles and Patricia Campbell won 20-6, Mark Wiltshire, Tony Butt and Peter Nicholson drew 14-14, Linda Dedman, Frank Simpson and Lois Previati lost 15-22, Roger Livett, Vic Hensher and Brian Hayles losts 11-19, and Syd Ashford and Brendan Bray lost a pairs match 8-17. 

 27th August 2017

O55s

The X team played Buckfastleigh and won by 28 shots to 27.  Syd Ashford, Mike Allcorn and John Staden lost 15-16, and John White, Geoff Yarham and Brian Hayles won 13-11.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Buckfastleigh.

The Y team also played Buckfastleigh and lost by 32 shots to 39.  Derek Beecham, Vic Hensher and Brendan Bray lost 13-28, but Roger Livett, Frank Simpson and Stuart Wilson won 19-11.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Buckfastleigh.

MDL

The Den played Brixham Furzeham and won 89-65.  Shane Greenwood, Frank Simpson, Chris Pocock and Stuart Wilson won 21-17, Mike Flinn, Vic Hensher, Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 29-11, Laurence Davies, Paul Babbage, Geoff Yarham and Peter Nicholson lost 20-21, Syd Ashford, Brendan Bray, Brian Hayles and John White won 19-16.  12 points to The Den, 2 points to Furzeham. 

Our next match was against Paignton which they lost 71-85.  Peter Mills, Frank Simpson, E Kitchen and Chris Pocock won 27-14, Mike Flinn, Elliott Thorne, Mike Allcorn and John Staden lost 14-20, Syd Ashford, Brendan Bray, Brian Hayles and John White lost 15-30, and Derek Beecham, Paul Babbage, Geoff Yarham and Peter Nicholson lost 15-21.  2 points to The Den, 12 points to Paignton. 

The final match of the week was against Torbay Country Club, which The Den won 84-73.  Mike Flinn, Elliott Thorne, Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 26-20, Peter Mills, Frank Simpson, E Kitchen and Stuart Wilson lost 16-21, Mark Wiltshire, Paul Babbage, Geoff Yarham and Peter Nicholson won 24-14 and Syd Ashford, Brendan Bray, Brian Hayles and John White drew 18-18.  11 points to The Den, 3 points to TCC.

Friendly Matches

The Den played Starcross and lost overall by 47 shots to 49.  Vic Hensher, Mark Wiltshire, Mike Flinn and Jacqui Flinn lost 10-11, Brian Hayles, Peter Nicholson, Marion Tose and Mike Allcorn won 18-5, Paul Babbage, Enid Hayles, Eric Tose and Stuart Wilson lost 10-16, and Syd Ashford, Mary Everard, Colin Mitchell and Brendan Bray lost 9-17.

19th August 2017

O55s

The X team played Starcross and lost by 18 shots to 46.  Mike Flinn, Mike Allcorn and John Staden lost 8-24 and John White, Geoff Yarham and Brian Hayles lost 10-22.  8 points to Starcross.

The X team also played Kingsteignton and lost by 29 shots to 38.  John White, Geoff Yarham and Brian Hayles lost 12-23, Syd Ashford, Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 17-15, 2 points to The Den, 6 points to Kingsteignton.

The Y team also played Kingsteignton and lost 24-65.  Paul Babbage Vic Hensher and Brendan Bray lost 20-14 and Derek Beecham, Frank Simpson and Stuart Wilson lost 4-41. 8 points to Kingsteignton.

MDL

The Den played Totnes and won by 88 shots to 65.  Paul Babbage, Laurence Davies, Geoff Yarham and Peter Nicholson won 29-11, Shane Greenwood, Frank Simpson, Stuart Wilson and Peter Painter lost 18-25, Mike Flinn, Vic Hensher, Mike Allcorn and John Staden lost 13-21, and Syd Ashford, Brendan Bray, Brian Hayles and John White won 28-8.  10 points to The Den, 4 points to Totnes.

We also played Brixham St. Mary’s and won by 82 shots to 72.  Mike Flinn, Elliot Thorne, Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 23-15, Paul Babbage, Vic Hensher, Laurence Davies and Geoff Yarham won 17-15, Syd Ashford, Brendan Bray, Brian Hayles and John White won 20-15, and Shane Greenwood, Frank Simpson, Stuart Wilson and Peter Painter lost 22-27.  12 points to The Den, 2 points to Brixham.

In the return match against Brixham St. Mary’s The Den won by 71 shots to 70.  Paul Babbage, Vic Hensher, Laurence Davies and Geoff Yarham lost 9-31, Mike Flinn, Elliott Thorne, Mike Allcorn and Chris Pocock lost 14-21, Shane Greenwood, Frank Simpson, Peter Painter and Stuart Wilson won 28-6 and Syd Ashford, Brendan Bray, Brian Hayles and John White won 20-12.  10 points to The Den, 4 points to Brixham.

Friendly Matches

The Den were visited by Corsham Bowls Club, and provided them with a buffet lunch before the match.  The game followed, which Corsham won by 121 shots to 101, The Den winning on 2 rinks and Corsham on 4 rinks.

August 13th

O55s

The X team played Victoria and won by 34 shots to 32.  John White, Geoff Yarham and Brian Hayles won 17-16, and Mike Flinn, Sid Ashford and Mike Allcorn also won 17-16.  8 points to The Den.

The Y team played Bitton Park and lost by 20 shots to 41.  Derek Beecham, Brendan Bray and Peter Painter lost 7-29, and Paul Babbage, Stuart Wilson and Chris Pocock won 13-12.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Bitton Park.

Friendly Matches

The Den welcomed members of Tiverton West End Club, and lost the match by 98 shots to 118.  Syd Ashford, Joan Sainsbury, Peter Mills and John White lost 16-20, Shane Greenwood, Frank Simpson, Roger Livett and Patricia Campbell lost 16-24, Paul Babbage, Yvonne Greenwood, Colin Mitchell and Brian Hayles won 18-14, Mandy White, Enid Hayles, Brendan Bray and Mike Allcorn lost 15-24, Laurence Davies, Vic Hensher, Linda Dedman and Pat Staden won 21-15, and Mary Everard, Mark Wiltshire, Stuart Wilson and Chris Pocock lost 12-22

.The Den Ladies crossed the river to Shaldon, where the rain curtailed the match, but The Den were holding a healthy lead of 42 – 25 when the weather stopped play for the day.

August 6th

MDL

The Den played Newton Abbot and lost by 65 shots to 71.  Geoff Yarham, Shane Greenwood, Chris Pocock and Peter Nicholson won 15-13, Brendan Bray, Vic Hensher, Brian Hayles and John White lost 16-20, Paul Babbage, Mark Wiltshire, Peter Painter and Stuart Wilson lost 15-19, and Mike Allcorn, Elliott Thorne, Mike Flinn and John Staden drew 19-19.  3 points to The Den, 11 points to Newton Abbot.

They also played Totnes B and won by 87 shots to 74.  Geoff Yarham, Tony Butt, Laurence Davies and Peter Nicholson won 22-15, Brendan Bray, Vic Hensher, Brian Hayles and John White drew 18-18, Shane Greenwood, Frank Simpson, Stuart Wilson and Peter Painter won 22-21, and Mike Allcorn, Elliott Thorne, Mike Flinn and John Staden won 25-20.  13 points to The Den, 1 point to Totnes.

Friendly Matches

The Club welcomed members of Buxted Bowling Club, and won this match by 87 shots to 84.  Shane Greenwood, Brendan Bray, Linda Dedman and John White won 20-13, Derek Beecham, Frank Simpson, Mike Flinn and Jacqui Flinn won 25-9, Geoff Yarham, Yvonne Greenwood, Lois Previati and Peter Nicholson won 17-16, Rosemary Cook, Roger Livett, Peter Painter and Stuart Wilson lost 4-37, and Mary Everard, Mark Wiltshire, Uli Previati and Patricia Campbell won 21-9.

The Den Ladies played Newton Abbot and won by 34 shots to 33.  Yvonne Greenwood, Pat Staden and Patricia Campbell won 17-16, and Rosemary Cook, Lois Previati and Jacqui Flinn drew 17-17

 

July 30th

O55s

The X team played Shaldon and lost by 31shots to 37.  Geoff Yarham, Brian Hayles and John White lost 13-22, and Mike Flinn, Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 18-15.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Shaldon.

The Y team played Bovey Tracey and lost by 24 shots to 40.  Brendan Bray, Chris Pocock and Stuart Wilson lost 11-25 and Derek Beecham, Frank Simpson and Peter Painter lost 13-15.  8 points to Bovey Tracey.

 MDL

The Den played Torbay Country Club and lost overall by 66 shots to 97.  Geoff Yarham, Laurence Davies, Chris Pocock and Peter Nicholson drew 24-24, Mike Flinn, Shane Greenwood, Mike Allcorn and John Staden also drew, 23-23, Syd Ashford, Brendan Bray, Brian Hayles and John White lost 9-26, and Paul Babbage, Vic Hensher, Peter Painter and Stuart Wilson lost 10-24.  2 points to The Den, 12 points to TCC.

Friendly match

The Den welcomed Okehampton Bowling Club, and lost this match by 75 shots to 96.  Joan Sainsbury, Colin Mitchell and Patricia Campbell lost 11-15, Beryl Cooke, Eric Tose and Peter Nicholson won 16-10, Mary Everard, Jacqui Flinn and John White won 16-12, Mandy White, Frank Simpson and Brian Hayles lost 5-24, Marion Tose, Mark Wiltshire and John Staden won 18-13, and Paul Babbage, Chris Pocock and Pat Staden lost 9-22.

 

 July 23rd.

O55s

The X team played Bovey Tracey and won by 37 shots to 27.  Mike Flinn, Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 26-10 and Syd Ashford, Peter Nicholson and John White lost 11-17.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Bovey Tracey.

The X team also played Newton Abbot and won by 29 shots to 27.  Mike Flinn, Mike Allcorn and John Staden lost 10-16, but Syd Ashford, Geoff Yarham and John White won 19-11.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Newton Abbot.

The Y team played Shaldon and drew 33-33.  Paul Babbage, Frank Simpson and Peter Painter lost 15-19, Derek Beecham, Vic Hensher and Chris Pocock won 18-14.  4 points to each Club.

MDL

The Den played Torbay Country Club and lost 67-68.  Geoff Yarham, Laurence Davies Peter Mills and Peter Nicholson won 20-15, Syd Ashford, Vic Hensher, Shane Greenwood and John White won 23-8, Mike Allcorn, Colin Mitchell, Mike Flinn and John Staden lost 13-20, and Paul Babbage, Elliott thorne, Peter Painter and Stuart Wilson lost 11-25.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Torbay Country Club

Friendly Matches

The Den welcomed members from Fosseway Bowling Club, and won the match by 103 shots to 81.  Syd Ashford, Roger Livett and Mike Allcorn won 16-12, Mandy White, Frank Simpson and Stuart Wilson won 25-9, Beryl Cooke, Mike Flinn and Jacqui Flinn lost 13-27, Mary Everard, Mark Wiltshire and Peter Nicholson won 20-8, Paul Babbage, Eric Tose and Patricia Campbell lost 10-14, and Shane Greenwood, Marion Tose and John White won 19-11.

The Den also welcomed Tavistock Club, and won this match by 121 shots to 89.  Shane Greenwood, Yvonne Greenwood, Stuart Wilson and Lois Previati won 15-11, Paul Babbage, Syd Ashford, Eric Tose and Patricia Campbell won 22-16, Mandy White, Joan Sainsbury, Chris Pocock and Peter Nicholson won 31-13, Beryl Cooke, Mark Wiltshire, Enid Hayles and John White won 20-10, Geoff Yarham, Mary Everard, Colin  Mitchell and Brian Hayles won 22-16, and Roger Livett, Frank Simpson, Marion Tose and Peter Painter lost 11-23.

The Ladies, plus 2 gentlemen,  played Starcross Ladies and lost by 30 shots to 48.  Roger Livett, Beryl Cooke and Patricia Campbell lost 7-15, Shane Greenwood, Rosemary Cook and Lois Previati lost 11-16, and Mary Everard, Yvonne Greenwood and Pat Staden lost 12-17.   

 16th July

O55s

The X team played Abbrook Park and lost by 31 shots to 34. Syd Ashford, Brian Hayles and Geoff Yarham lost 7-23, while Mike Flinn Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 24-11. 2 points to The Den, 6 points to Abbrook Park.

The Y team also played Abbrook Park and lost by 28 shots to 33. Stuart Wilson, Brendan Bray and Chris Pocock lost 16-21 and Derek Beecham, Frank Simpson and Peter Painter drew 12-12. 1 point to The Den, 7 points to Abbrook Park.

The Y team also played Shaldon, and lost by 15 shots to 50. Paul Babbage, Derek Beecham and Peter Painter lost 9-22, and Frank Simpson, Brendan Bray and Chris Pocock lost 6-28. 8 points to Shaldon.

MDL

The Den played Brixham Furzeham and won overall by 86 shots to 79. Paul Babbage, Mark Wilshire, Mike Allcorn and Geoff Yarham lost 17-21, Syd Ashford, Stuart Wilson, Chris Pocock and Peter Painter lost 19-26, Mike Flinn, Malcolm Palmer, Colin Mitchell and Peter Nicholson lost 12-24, and Brendan Bray, Elliott Thorne, Brian Hayles and John Staden won 38-8. 8 point to The Den, 6 points to Brixham Furzeham.

Friendly Matches

The Ladies played Torbay Country Club, and lost overall by 20 shots to 45. Marion Tose, Enid Hayles and Lois Previati lost 10-28, and Beryl Cooke, Yvonne Greenwood and Pat Staden lost 10-17.

On Saturday The Den travelled to Barnstaple to play against Rock Park. They lost the match overall by 89 shots to 142, with just one rink, consisting of Uli Previati, Yvonne Greenwood, Pat Staden and Brian Hayles , winning 20-18.

This week The Den played host to the Scouts, who had an enjoyable evening learning the rudiments of the game.

July 9th

O55s

The X team played Abbrook Park and lost by 31 shots to 34. Syd Ashford, Brian Hayles and Geoff Yarham lost 7-23, while Mike Flinn Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 24-11. 2 points to The Den, 6 points to Abbrook Park.

The Y team also played Abbrook Park and lost by 28 shots to 33. Stuart Wilson, Brendan Bray and Chris Pocock lost 16-21 and Derek Beecham, Frank Simpson and Peter Painter drew 12-12. 1 point to The Den, 7 points to Abbrook Park.

The Y team also played Shaldon, and lost by 15 shots to 50. Paul Babbage, Derek Beecham and Peter Painter lost 9-22, and Frank Simpson, Brendan Bray and Chris Pocock lost 6-28. 8 points to Shaldon.

MDL

The Den played Brixham Furzeham and won overall by 86 shots to 79. Paul Babbage, Mark Wilshire, Mike Allcorn and Geoff Yarham lost 17-21, Syd Ashford, Stuart Wilson, Chris Pocock and Peter Painter lost 19-26, Mike Flinn, Malcolm Palmer, Colin Mitchell and Peter Nicholson lost 12-24, and Brendan Bray, Elliott Thorne, Brian Hayles and John Staden won 38-8. 8 point to The Den, 6 points to Brixham Furzeham.

Friendly Matches

The Ladies played Torbay Country Club, and lost overall by 20 shots to 45. Marion Tose, Enid Hayles and Lois Previati lost 10-28, and Beryl Cooke, Yvonne Greenwood and Pat Staden lost 10-17.

On Saturday The Den travelled to Barnstaple to play against Rock Park. They lost the match overall by 89 shots to 142, with just one rink, consisting of Uli Previati, Yvonne Greenwood, Pat Staden and Brian Hayles , winning 20-18.

This week The Den played host to the Scouts, who had an enjoyable evening learning the rudiments of the game.

July 2nd.

O55s

The X team played Bitton Park, losing overall by 18 shots to 44, John White’s team lost to P Wardell’s team 10-22, and Mike Allcorn’s team lost to H Rodway’s team 8-22.  All 8 points to Bitton Park.

MDL

The Den also played Bitton Park in the MDL and lost overall by 77 shots to 93.  Syd Ashford, Stuart Wilson, Chris Pocock and Peter Painter beat B Rowe, D Bladen D Brearley and D Pope 24-19, Mike Flinn, Malcolm Palmer, Colin Mitchell and Peter Nicholson beat B Moseley, D Dingley, B Hayes and A Davies 27-11, Brendan Bray, Elliott Thorne, Brian Hayles and John White lost to G Clatworthy, D Long, M Barratt and C Crowther 16-32, and Shane Greenwood, Vic Hensher, Mike Allcorn and Geoff Yarham lost to C Betts, R Gratton, R Ford and H Rodway 10-31.  4 points to The Den, 8 points to Bitton Park.

Friendly Matches

The Den Ladies played Paignton-Torbay Ladies and won overall by 35 shots to 33.  Beryl Cooke, Pat Staden and Lois Previati lost to S Wallbank, V Rounsley and J Deauville 13-22, and Joan Sainsbury Yvonne Greenwood and Patricia Campbell beat V Murray, D Chantrill and S Leach 22-11.

They also played Babbacombe, and lost by 26 shots to 27.  Beryl Cooke, Enid Hayles and Lois Previati drew 14-14 against M Moodie, D Flowers and S Perdue, and Marian Tose, Pat Staden and Patricia Campbell lost to N Lang, R McCleod and P Bence 12-13.

For more information on the Club, phone 01626 774407 or visit our website at www.denbowlingclub.co.uk

 

 June 25th 2017

O55s

The X team played Buckfastleigh and won by 41 shots to 33.  Peter Mills, Mike Allcorn and John Staden lost 14-20 and Peter Nicholson, Brian Hayles and John White won 27-13.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Buckfastleigh.

The Y team also played Buckfastleigh but lost overall by 22 shots to 43.  Derek Beecham, Malcolm Palmer and Brendan Bray lost 10-23, and Paul Babbage, Eric Tose and Vic Hensher lost 12-20.  8 points to Buckfastleigh.

Friendly Matches

The Den played host to Starcross, but lost the match by 66 shots to 75.  M. Palmer, M Tose, L Previati and B Hayles lost 9-24, B Cooke, M Wiltshirek E Hayles and P Campbell lost 12-23, B Bray, T Butt, J White and P Nicholson won 17-12, and E Tose, M Everard,C Pocock and P Painter won 28-16.

On Saturday The Den welcomed the players from Rock Park, Barnstaple, and lost by 105 shots to 170, losing on 6 of the 7 rinks played.

On Tuesday evening The Den played host to the Guides, who had an enjoyable time learning to play bowl.


 11th June 2017

O55s

The X team played Victoria and lost overall by 25 shots to 42.  Mike Flinn, Geoff Yarham and John Staden lost 7-30, and Syd Ashford, John White and Peter Nicholson won 18-12.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Victoria.

The Y team played Bitton Park and lost by 28 shots to 39.  Paul Babbage, Tony Butt and Peter Painter lost 10-26, and Malcolm Palmer, Brendan Bray and Chris Pocock won 18-13.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Bitton Park.

The Y team also played Bovey Tracey and lost by 33 shots to 36.  Malcolm Palmer, Brendan Bray and Chris Pocock lost 13-23 and Paul Babbage, Derek Beecham and Peter Painter won  20-13.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Bovey Tracey.

Friendly Match

The Den travelled to Minehead, where they lost the match overall but enjoyed a warm welcome and fine weather.

4th June

O55s

The X team played Kingsteignton and lost by 25 shots to 27. Mike Flinn, Mike Allcorn and John Staden lost 10-14 and Peter Mills, Brian Hayles and John White won 15-13. 2 points to T he Den, 6 points to Kingsteignton.
The Y team also play ed Kingsteignton and lost by 29 shots to 37. Paul Babbage,Derek Beecham and Peter Painter lost 14-20 and Malcolm Palmer , Brendan Bray and Chris Pocock lost 15-17. 8 points to Kingsteignton.

MDL

The Den played T orbay Country Club and won by 93 shots to 58. Mike Allcorn,Brendan Bray , V ic Hensher and Brian Hayles lost 10-22, Derek Beecham, Chris Pocock, Colin Mitchell, and John White won 27-9, Paul Babbage, Lawrence Davies, Peter Nicholson and Peter Painter won 26-17, and Sid Ashford, Malcolm Palmer , Mike Flinn and John Staden won 30-10. 12 points to The Den, 2 points to Torbay Country Club.

Friendly Match

The Den Ladies played Newton Abbot Ladies and lost by just one point, 27 shots to 28. It was a shortened match due to the inclement weather , after 15 ends the ladies enjoyed tea and cakes.

For more information on the Club, phone 01626 774407 or visit our website at www .denbowlingclub.co.uk

29th May 

O55s
The X team played Shaldon and won overall by 42 shots to 32. Mike Flinn, Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 17-16 and John White, Peter Nicholson and Brian Hayles won 25-16. 8 points to The Den.

The Y team also played Newton Abbot and won by 33 shots to 30. Mike Flinn, Mike Allcorn and John Staden won 18-12, John White, Peter Mills and Brian Hayles lost 15-18. 6 points to the Den, 2 points to Newton Abbot.

Friendly matches
Although the Den Ladies had to withdraw from the SDLB, the clubs involved all agreed to play a friendly match, with just 2 triples. The rain washed out the first two matches, but the Ladies were at last able to play a game against Paignton-Torbay, which they unfortunately lost. However, they enjoyed the welcome and tea provided by the Ladies from Paignton-Torbay.

The Den played against The Patrons, and won by 135 shots to 87. P Babbage, M Tose and P Painter won 23-15, S Thomson, T Butt and J Staden won 26-13, M Everard, L Dedman and P Nicholson won 22-17, C Pocock, M Flinn and J Flinn won 33-10, D Beecham, M Palmer and P Campbell won 18-10, and L Previati, E Tose and J White lost 13-22.

On Sunday the club held an Open Day, inviting members of the public to try their hand at bowling. There was a good turn out of people, and a number showed an interest in joining the Club.

 May 20th 2017

Due to the bad weather, no league matches were played this week.
Friendly matches
The Den travelled to Totnes, where they lost overall by 79 shots to 120. P Babbage, M Flinn and J Flinn lost 12-17, B Cooke, B Beecham and P Nicholson lost 5-27, M White, M Wiltshire and C Mitchell lost 4-37, M Palmer, F Simpson and J White won 20-11, D Beecham, B Bray and B Hayles won 22-17, and S Ashford, L Davies and P Campbell lost 16-17. Everyone enjoyed a very nice tea laid on by Totnes.

The Den hosted Abbrook Park, but lost the match 49-90. S Ashford, S Thomson, B Bray and M Allcorn lost 15-23, P Babbage, M Palmer, L Dedman and P Campbell lost 15-25, D Beecham, F Simpson, L Previati and P Painter lost 7-22, and E Hayles, M Everard, R Cook and J White lost 12-20.

May 5th 2015

This week saw the first of the Over 55s matches.  The X team played Abbrook Park  away and made a good start to the season, winning overall by 47 shots to 32.  M Flinn, B Hayles and G Yarham lost to R Blaber, L Woodbridge and P Rea 14-15, while J White,   P Nicholson and M Allcorn beat J Hopkins, B Lawrence and L Wheeler 33-17.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Abbrook Park.

 The Y team also played Abbrook Park, playing at home, but lost overall by 19 shots to 42. D Beecham, M Palmer and P Painter lost to B Brompton, G Clark and M Busby 8-22, and P Babbage, V Henshard and C Pocock lost to R Atkins, D Wyatt and T Archer 11-20.  8 points to Abbrook Park.

April 15th 2017

The new season opened at The Den on Saturday 15th April, the first bowl being put up by Councillor June Green, Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.  Councillor Green was delighted that her bowl was a ‘toucher’!

The Club President, Mrs. Yvonne Greenwood, welcomed Councillor Green, along with Councillor and Mrs. Phipps, and Councillors Roy and Julie Phillips, Sylvia Russell and Vince Fusco.  The members played ten ends, before enjoying a welcome cup of tea, and sandwiches and cakes.  £126 was raised for the President’s charity, the Ricky Grant Unit at Torbay Hospital. 

The Club members now look forward to a successful season after our Open Days on 23rd -29th and 39th April