Honiton lady bowlers see off Ottery St Mary in triples meeting

PUBLISHED: 08:10 04 June 2014

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The Honiton ladies had a good 53-48 win against three triples from Ottery St Mary with the top three of Diana Hawkins, Jean Mitchell and Anne Newman winning 18-13, writes Tony Broughton.

On Saturday five mixed triples travelled to Tiverton Park and, although losing three of the five by just two shots each, Honiton won the match by 91-77.

The two winning rinks were Alan Fuller, Yvonne Williams and Mike Smith at 23-10 and Tony Williams, Berry Maynard and Eddie Sharman (23-16).

The Sunday six triples played away at Crediton, but this time lost out 91-113. Carol Armitage, David Tooley and Mike Critchley won 19-16. Roger Willcocks with Carole and Gerry Stafrace won 23-19 and Diana Hawkins, Bob Mackintosh and Peter Goodwin drew.

The men made a good start in their County Trophy season playing Budleigh they gained eight points from 10.

Ken Clarke, Ray Gregory, Kieran Daniels and Ken Large (25-12). Pete Goodwin, Tony Tooley, Malcolm Seaborne and Trevor Pipe (24-12) were winners at home and away Liam Crawford, Bill Sheerman, Tony Broughton and Mike Smith won 31-18 whilst Dennis Hillyear, Scott Eveleigh, Wally Heard and Eddie Sharman went down 14-22.

In the county Interclub Championship the ladies played the first leg against Paignton B on the neutral Topsham Green.

Both rinks were victorious. Lynda Dommett, Brenda Harris, Julie Grant and Shirley Hiscocks won 25-10 and Yvonne Rayner, Joan Heard, Carole Binmore and Sue Evans won 25-8.

Joan Heard, Julie Grant, Carole Binmore and Sue Evans have also won the Section Four County Fours which means they will play the winners of Section Three for a place in the semi-finals, and maybe a place in the national finals.

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