All about the ladies at Honiton BC

PUBLISHED: 09:13 10 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:01 16 June 2010

The Triples ladies from Sidmouth and Honiton at Madeira

The Triples ladies from Sidmouth and Honiton at Madeira

It's all about the ladies again this week, starting with a friendly away at Exonia that was lost by 5 shots.


It's all about the ladies again this week, starting with a friendly away at Exonia that was lost by 5 shots.

Our top rink on the day was Dot Luff, Genny Gordon and Pearl Hackwood at 18-13.

Monday saw a Honiton triple of Ann Brown, Julie Grant and Shirley Hiscocks competing at the neutral Madeira Club against a Sidmouth trio of Jean Brimson, Marie Wall and Eileen Hewett for a place in the County Section semi-finals.

The Honiton team were slow to start and it took all their skill to pull the match back to go 2 ahead on the 15th end only to drop a five on the next. This sealed their fate and they finally lost the match by just 2 shots.

Thursday saw the senior ladies playing Plymouth in Division One of the Foxlands League and we came out with 7 of the 10 points available. 2 Rinks won, one drew and one lost. It was an extremely close match Carole Binmore's rink won by 1 shot on a last end measure and Julie Grant's rink drew on a last end measure but they did win the match by just one shot.

Top rink was Margaret Pipe, Marian Bessey, Joan Heard and Sue Evans at 21-17. This now gives us 34 points to Plymouth's 31. With two games to play and one in hand on the other major competitors we are in with a good chance of getting higher than the third we finished last year.

Saturday and the Ladies County President, Brenda Dixon, brought the Association Side to take on our ladies. The result was a 2 shot win for the County. Top rink for Honiton was Liz Fielding, Berry Maynard, Lynda Dommett and Dulcie Broughton at 18-13. An excellent after match lunch was provided by Rosemary Hirons, Ann Brown, Vicky Salter and Pearl Hackwood and a Raffle raised an outstanding £77.

The next day Brenda took her County side, including 4 Honiton ladies off to Bournemouth on the annual four-day tour.

We are rapidly approaching the end of the Indoor season and a few of the protagonists are through to the finals that will be held over the weekend of 3/4th April.

So far Janice Sharman is through in the Harris Ladies Singles. Gemma Newham is through in the Under 21 Singles and Malcolm Seabourne in the Giggs Men's Singles. Chris Stone, having just beaten Tony Broughton in a tight match 21-17 gets his place in the Nex Men's Single final and Corrine Galinski has beaten Julie Grant for her place in the Ladies Kitty Cup final.

All visitors, including non-members, are welcome to come to the finals days.

PICTURED: triples finalists at Madeira.

Left to right: Sidmouth, Wall, Brimson, Hewett, then Honiton, Brown, Hiscocks and Grant.

The Devon Under 21's took the long trip to North Wiltshire, Chippenham, on Sunday 7th to play Wiltshire in a six rink match on their own turf.

This turned out to be a really exciting battle worthy of any top senior County Match. Trailing 20shots at the halfway point they managed to pull up level and it then became nip and tuck right to the finish.

With just 3 or 4 ends to play they forged ahead and came out the very respectable 131-124 winners.

Honiton were once again well represented by Kieran Daniels, Tom Fenegan, Jimmy Smith, Scott Eveleigh, Jordanna Broom, Hannah Morfey and Emily Hedges.

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