FOR those of you that have followed my reports throughout the season you will have read of many successes for both individual members and teams at Crediton Bowling Club.

As the summer draws to a close both the Men and the Ladies have added to these successes.

It is fair to say that the Over 60’s A team had a far more difficult year than last and at one point their chances of retaining the Division One title looked slim.

But they dug deep and finished so strongly while their closest challengers were losing against other close rivals.

Their last fixture of the season was at home to Madeira. The 8-0 victory combined with a loss for their closest rivals meant the side won the league by eight points an astonishing turn around after being 11 points behind with four weeks of the season to go.

The Ladies have done so well within the county and representing the club and county at the National Finals in Leamington Spa.

They recently added another trophy to the list already won as they became the 2023 Interclub Champions of Devon.

In the morning semi-final, played at South Molton, they defeated Bitton Park and then took the trophy by defeating Torbay Country Bowling Club. This is a great result for the ladies who were able to show the strength and depth of the squad throughout the season.

The friendly teams have had four resounding victories. It started with the reverse fixture against Topsham which is an annual match played on a home and away basis to win the “Pat Moon Trophy”.

Having gone to Topsham earlier in the season and returned with a five shot advantage the trophy stayed firmly in the hands of Crediton who recorded a 145-78 victory. A marvellous tea was enjoyed by both sets of players and it was lovely to see members of Pat’s family travel down from Scotland and London to be part of the day.

To play three friendlies in three days can prove challenging but members stepped up to be selected and came away with a 103-85 victory at home to Tiverton West End, a 105-91 victory at home to Abbrook Park and then a 95-69 victory at Okehampton.

There is only one more week of the season and therefore your last chance to see the bowls before Roy Andrews and his merry band of workers dig up the turf and start the preparations for next April.


Saturday, September 16 - Friendly v Torrington at 2pm

Sunday, September 17 - Friendly v Bitton Park at 2pm

Monday, September 19 - Friendly v North Tawton at 2.30pm

Wednesday, September 21 - Friendly v Wellington at 2.30pm

Saturday, September 23 - Club Day - Aussie Pairs at 2pm

Sunday, September 24 - Club Day - Closing Day at 2pm

Mike Canning