Honiton’s fine run in Two Counties competition continues with victory over Tiverton Borough

11:25 19 August 2014

Generic Bowls. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8464-28-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Generic Bowls. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8464-28-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

The Two Counties squad continue their good winning run beating Tiverton Borough at Honiton by three rinks to one with a 99-61 score line, writes Tony Broughton.

Tiverton turned up one player down so one rink was triples.

Fred Cowey, Rita Barwick and Shirley Hiscocks were 25-20 winners and Peter Baker, Berry Maynard, Heather Chambers and Ken Clarke won 25-12, whist the rink of Di Hawkins, Ann Hillyear, Carol Smith and Malcolm Seaborne went down narrowly at 20-18. However, the top rink was the one of Daphne Courtney, Brenda Harris, Dennis Hillyear and Mike Smith, who claimed a 31-9 success.

In friendly matches the game against Chardstock only played over a dozen ends before rain stopped play and the Crewkerne match was called off after Honiton arrived because their green was waterlogged!

Honiton had a good home win against Axminster by 83-53. Stuart Crawford’s rink lost 14-19, Scott Eveleigh’s rink won 20-14, Bill Nichol’s rink won 18-10, but the top rink was that of Ken Morfey, Ted Cox and Tracy Crawford who secured a 30-10 success.

In the Over-60s League fixtures the A team won only one rink in the away match against Ottery B and so banked just two points.

The B team fared better as they collected six of the eight points on offer in a home game with Dunkeswell and the C team banked all eight points in their match at Hemyock.

away getting 2 points. The “B” Team did better with 6 from 8 points at

The C and B teams will remain in their respective Divisions as aresult of the latest results. However, with two games left to play the A team could still slip into the relegation zone.

There was bad news from Leamington Spa with Sue Evans having to withdraw from the National Two Wood Championship through illness. This is so disappointing for her given al the hard work she completed to book her berth at the finals.

Carole Binmore did well in her first match in the same competition, but was extremely unlucky to lose to the Nottinghamshire contestant in the next game.

In front, with one end to play, Carole played the jack too short, very uncharacteristic for her!

It was returned and her opponent gained the advantage casting the jack to her favoured length winning the point and levelling the match. Carole then lost the extra end.

As a point of interest I was asked by a spectator a week later, if it was correct for the marker, a qualified umpire, to toss the coin and the challenger call.

The answer is no, this is in fact an infringement of the laws of the sport, but it is what happened in this instant.

Now Carole did not object, but what the umpires do not seem to understand is that some players do know the laws and if one goes into an important situation knowing full well a laws has been broken this surely causes them a little anxiety!

In Bowls the opponents must toss for the jack, this has always been the law and one that became compulsory some 20 years ago, but is one of the many that umpires chose to ignore, or not uphold, hence my withdrawal from the Umpires Association at the end of 2011.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Action from the Somerset Rebels meeting with Scunthorpe Scorpions

The protagonists from the 2012 Premier League Grand Final were meeting for the fourth time since that epic encounter, and in the intervening years the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels have had the better of their battles at the Oak Tree Arena against Scunthorpe Scorpions, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Bassetts Farm Primnary School tennis team

Current Exmouth Tennis Champions, Bassetts Farm Primary School have now been crowned the East Devon champions.

Read more
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Budleigh Croquet Club. Ref exb 1326-19-07SH

On a cold day with a bitter north-westerly wind driving heavy showers across the lawns, Budleigh Croquet Club travelled to Sidmouth for their first match of the season in the South-West Federation golf croquet level play league, writes Rob Weeks.

Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
Millwey Rise Under 9s with their coaches Jamie Froom & Darren Clarke.

Millwey Rise had two teams in action at the Exeter and District Youth League finals held at the St James Park home of Exeter City.

Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015

There was another round of mixed results for the Lyme Regis bowlers in recent outings, writes Paul Moffitt.

Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
Golf generic picture

In glorious May weather the DMVGA team headed into Cornwall to play the first leg of the annual match against the Cornish Seniors Golfing Association, writes Stuart MacKerrell

Read more
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Cyle Sport Dynamos Cam Pelly in action at Hatherleigh

Cam Pelly of Exmouth’s cycle club Cycle Sport Dynamo pulled off a stunning win in the regional junior road race championship at Hatherleigh on Sunday, writes Andy Waite.

Read more
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Darts generic

Warren View, home of Exmouth Amateurs Football Club, is set to host the best Exmouth Darts finals night of all time next month.

Read more
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Nissan GT-R LM P1 Test - Bowling Green Kentucky May 2015

Harry Tincknell scored a second consecutive European Le Mans Series rostrum finish when, together with Simon Dolan and Filipe Albuquerque, he finished third at Imola, but the end result could have been so different.

Read more
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Jonathan Langmead in action at Winscombe Park

Torbay Motor Club member Mike Lee took Fastest Time of the Day at the club’s Wiscombe Park hill climb on Saturday, reprising his 2014 win at the club’s opening speed event of the season.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

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
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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



Honiton's trusted business finder