Honiton ladies edged out by Plymouth in Top Club semi-finals

19:28 19 March 2014

There has never been a Top Club Trophy for ladies in Devon, so this season the Honiton club donated a cup and stipulated it be for a new five discipline Top Club Competition, writes Tony Broughton.

This has been well received and the last four clubs recently played off for the finals spots at Honiton.

In the morning Sidmouth played Torquay United. The 2 wood singles, played first, was very close, but in the last few ends Bev Ryland, Torquay, got the better of Anne Capon 17-13. In the 4-wood singles Jean Brimson had to contend with Torquay’s on form Carey Hadfield, almost 60 years her junior, losing 21-10. With two out of five games gone the pressure was on Sidmouth for the last three.

In the rinks, Pat Ashton-Pritchard, Sue Mison, Evelyn Clements and Eileen Hewett played magnificently and won convincingly 25-12 and in the Pairs Paddy Chew and Zena Johnson did exceptionally well to beat top Devon duo Roz Coombes and Terry Kennard 18-14. But the triples had a tough time and finally lucked out, but overall a great performance by the East Devon Club against a very strong Torquay side.

In the afternoon Honiton played their jinks club Plymouth. It did not fare well from the start when Julie Grant playing Kathy Holmes in the two woods looked all the way a winner then on the 21st end it slipped away. With all four bowls within inches of the jack Julie dropped a single to lose 16-14. However Carole Binmore, always reliable, beat Sarah Quayle 21-16 in the 4 wood single so now one each.

In the pairs Rosemary Hirons and Shirley Hiscocks were ahead by a small margin most of the game in the Pairs but on the 20th end dropped a five to go 4 down on the game. They won a three on the last end losing the game by one shot, most unfortunate.

The triples of Lynda Dommett, Ann Hillyear and Pearl Hackwood were under pressure from the beginning and lost 24-13.

The fours of Yvonne Rayner, Dulcie Broughton, Joan Heard and Sue Evans were also in trouble from the start some 14 shots down two-thirds through, but they rallied well to come back to within four shots. Holding three on the 19th end to get within one shot for the final two ends Aileen Hodsoll, the Plymouth Skip who had played brilliantly throughout, drew shot to dash the Honiton hopes to leave Plymouth the 21-17 victors.

Plymouth now play Torquay in the final at Honiton on April 13.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:31
Action between Beer and Topsham on Saturday. Ref shsp 9056-36-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

In their first home game of the season Beer Albion 1st’s suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat at the hands of Topsham Town on Saturday, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:24
Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Offwell Rangers began a new Fresha League season with a last minute defeat at the hands of Wellington.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:24
Somerset Rebels Brady Kurtz challenging Ipswich rider Danny King. Picture: COLIN BURNETT

The Exeter Falcons 2015 speedway season will come to an end in style on Friday (September 4), when they race their second 15 heat match, this time against the Somerset Rebels Select at the Oak Tree Arena, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:22
Somerset Rebels Speedway action

Following a highly successful tour of the Scottish tracks, in which they banked 7-points into their Premier League account, the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels returned to the Oak Tree Arena to complete their final home league fixture of the 2015 season, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:21
Finalists in the Honiton ConClub with The Raiders skittles team who were crowned Super Champion winners (on the  front right of the group) and 3Skins who were winners of the Super Final (on the left of the front group).

After two qualifying rounds and a double Finals Night, the winners of this year’s Honiton ConClub competition were the Raid3rs who won three out of three on the night to take the Super Champions title.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Sidmouth Bowls Club Captains Day and the men's captain and vice-captain shake hands in front of the players before the action got underway.

With only a month remaining of the outdoor season, many of the finalists for the club competitions are known with only a few semi finals still outstanding, writes John Mason.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ottery St Mary, the 2015 Tolchards Devon League C Division East champions.
Back row: (left to right); Joe Birch, Will Harrison, Rob Johns, Dan Flower, Rob Crabb
Front row: (left to right); Pete Gascoigne (scorer), Billy Rudolph, Ollie Reed, Lewis Townsend (capt), Sam Lynch, Billy Reed, Zac Johns, Elliott Jeffery (Bovis Homes).

Despite their local derby with Feniton being truncated by a spectacular thunderstorm, a fine bowling display last weekend saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim the necessary points to clinch the Tolchard’s Devon League C Division (East) title and thus secure promotion to the third tier of Devon cricket for the first time in their history, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
rugby

The Sidmouth rugby senior squad had a second warm-up match against Honiton in preparation for the coming league season and once again showed their ability to play a fast, mobile game with a fine display of running rugby and finishing to score twelve unanswered tries in a 70-0 win, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Bowls

The men’s Over 60s team enhanced their chances of a top three finish in their County League Division with two excellent wins, writes David Harris.

Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Rugby

The rugby club are planning to build on the successful introduction of girls rugby last season, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition


Honiton's trusted business finder