Axminster see off Budleigh in County Foxlands competition

PUBLISHED: 10:04 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 19 June 2013

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Axminster bowlers have enjoyed a very successful period with the men getting through to two semi-finals after two very closely fought matches, writes David Harris.

First we won against Budleigh in the County Foxlands Competition (39-37) with the away rink of Andy Spiller, Frank Bridge, Howard Keep, and Bob Sherborne winning 21-18 and the home rink of Stephen Apsey, Tony Cable, David Harris, and Sid Milburn being pipped on the last end (18-19).

Next up we beat Honiton at home in the County Top-Club Competition (3-2) with wins for Bob Sherborne against Liam Crawford (21-20) in the 4-wood singles, Stephen Apsey and David Harris against Malcolm Seaborne and Trevor Pipe in the pairs (18-15), and Alan Taylor, Tony Cable, Mike Preston, and Howard Keep against Ken Clarke, Dennis Hillyer, Kieth Parsons, and Mike Smith in the rinks (18-16).

In the mens’ Over-60s Devon League we beat Crediton at home (40-34) with a winning rink of David Harris, Howard Keep, and Bob Sherborne (27-12). Unfortunately our game at Okehampton was rained off.

The Ladies beat Lyme Regis at home (50-40) in a triples match with wins for Barbara Mowatt, Mary Preston, and Joan Quick (20-11) and Brenda Edwards, Eve Cole, and Marion Harris (17-14).

In the mixed friendly games we beat Dunkeswell at home (86-65) with wins for Mary Preston, Stephen Apsey, and Brian Clark (33-12) and Morrison Brown, Mike Preston, and Margaret Crompton (26-22). We then lost at Seaton (65-82) with one winning rink of Margaret Brown, Derrick Pheby, David Harris, and Margaret Crompton (20-18) before beating Honiton at home (81-42) with wins on all rinks – Joan Quick, Mike Preston, and Stephen Apsey (28-9), Derrick Pheby, David Harris, and Marion Harris (20-8), Mary Preston, Ken Quick, and Margaret Crompton (16-11) and Pam Clark, John Chance, and Brian Clark (17-14).

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