Exeter and District Men’s Over 60s Triples Bowls League
We will again have a men’s league team in Division Seven of this competition for 2018.
We will be playing home and away games against teams from Belmont, Chardstock, Madeira, Okehampton, Pinces Gardens, St Thomas, Sidmouth and Wellington,
All games are played on a Wednesday afternoon starting at 2.30, please see “Fixtures for 2018” for further details. Any club member aged 60 or over is eligible to join the squad of players for these matches.
Exeter & District Men’s Over 60s League – 2017-Report
A disappointing season both from the point of view of the weather and the club’s overall performance. Chagford finished 9th in Division 7 of the league out of ten clubs. Under the rules this would have meant automatic relegation, however, after the season ended, Tiverton W.E ‘D’ pulled their team out for next year and this therefore means we stay in Division 7 for 2018. So just one team is relegated to Division 8, Topsham, who finished below us. We did beat Topsham on a home and away basis and we managed wins against Chardstock, Pinces Gardens and Madeira at home, and Sidmouth away. Some of our matches resulted in close results with a deficit of only three shots against Wellington, the eventual division winners, and positives of one shot against Madeira and three shots against Sidmouth.
Three fixtures had to be re-arranged because of rain, and indeed two of those fixtures had to be re-arranged for a second time because of the weather. However Tiverton W.E. could not find a suitable date to re-arrange a match, and we had to agree to a drawn result and share the points.
We have used twelve different players during the season, including three new members who only joined the club this season (one experienced and two novices) and one recruited last year. So we hope as these new members build up experience we will have more depth to our playing pool.
We have four new teams to play in 2018: Belmont ‘C’, (who now have two teams in division 7) Okehampton, St.Thomas & Wellington ‘B’.
We look forward to the 2018 season, and our first match away to Sidmouth on 2nd May, and remain positive that we can produce a more sustained performance with a greater depth of players available.