Honiton Howard Cotterell Trophy success for team from Ottery St Mary

PUBLISHED: 14:38 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:38 09 July 2018

Lindsey Howell playing for Honiton in a tournament at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 28 18TI 7351. Picture: Terry Ife

Lindsey Howell playing for Honiton in a tournament at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 28 18TI 7351. Picture: Terry Ife

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Despite the heavy rain that fell before the match, Honiton were able to play the Howard Cotterell Trophy, writes Joan Mackintosh.

This is a tournament where six local clubs are each invited to submit a team. They play six Honiton teams on a round robin basis of playing four ends and then moving on. The winning team this year was Ottery St Mary.

In the East of Exe League, Honiton played against Culm Vale, winning on three out of four rinks to also seal overall honours, 78-48. The top Honiton rink being the one of W Heard, D Hawkins, L Howell and S Howell.

Both of the Honiton men’s Over-60s Triples league teams were at home last week and the B team shared rinks with Exonia B, but lost overall, 36-33 with Exonia banking six points to Honiton Bs two..

Honiton A lost by an even narrower margin – just one shot – going down 32-31 to Pinces A who also banked the six points leaving Honiton A just two. The top home rink was the one of W Heard, K Clarke and K Large (23-6).

The ladies Over-50s team played away at Okehampton where they won 35-25 to bank four points, The top rink was the one of V Kille, D Hawkins and H Chambers (23-4)

In the Ladies Over 50’s match played at home against Crediton Yellow, Honiton won 35-33 to bank four points. The top rink was the one L Carless, D Hawkins and H Chambers (25-6).

The previous week, Honiton hosted the Swansea and Bristol, touring team in a mixed friendly that saw Honiton secure a 102-76 success, winning on four rinks and losing on two with the best home rink being the one of E Dommett, L Howell, J Smith and D Hillyear, who won 31-4.

Honiton travelled to Tiverton Borough for an East of Exe League match that they won 71-44 with the top rink being the one W Heard, H Murfey, L Howell and S Howell (25-8).

Last, but not least for this latest round-up of Honiton bowling news, in the men’s Over-60s Triples League, Honiton A lost 49-26 to Exonia A with the Exeter side banking all eight points.

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