Axminster bowlers impress in victory at Honiton

PUBLISHED: 11:44 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:44 23 August 2018

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton

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Axminster bowlers have enjoyed a successful period, winning four of the five matches played, writes David Harris.

The period began with a 52-39 home win over Chard that saw wins for Valerie Mellor, John Hill and Budgie Hallowes (20-14), Brian Hellier, David Harris and Ann Clayton (17-16), and Phil White, Mike Mellor and Les Clark (15-9).

Next up, a trip to Honiton saw Axminster win 67-56 with success for the rinks of Joan Quick, David Harris, and Nigel Bond (24-13) and Phil White, Ann Clayton, and Alfie Day (17-9).

That was followed by a 66-55 success at Chardstock where the winning rinks were the ones of Phil White, David Harris, and Alfie Day (24-11) and Joan Quick, Ann Burn, and Ken Quick (17-11), whilst John Hill, George Mabon, and Brian Clark tied (17-17).

In the men’s County Over-60s League, Axminster went down 38-27 away at Exeter-based Pinces Park, where there was no success for the visiting bowlers.

However, they bounced back to win 50-23 at home to Topsham with wins for both rinks; John Ellis, David Harris, and Doug Looskan (27-16) and John Hill, George Mabon, and Bob Sherborne (23-7).

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