Centenary celebrations begin at Honiton Bowling Club

Honiton bowlers welcome the Devon team

Honiton bowlers welcome the Devon team - Credit: Honiton Bowling Club

In perfect bowling weather, Honiton hosted a match against players drawn from clubs across Devon County to celebrate 100 years of Bowling at the Club.    
The club formed in 1921 but actually played a small role in local life before then, with Honiton bowlers staging annual events for wounded soldiers from the First World War. 
The first official game was played in 1922 and the modern club comprises six outdoor green and a four-rink indoor green, which was opened in 1990. 
The match with Devon was played in a very friendly atmosphere and fun was had by all. Thanks went to the catering team, who provided a cream tea for the bowlers    
The final score Honiton 112 - Devon County 91 and top rink was W. Heard, G. Adlem, C. Morfey and S. Evans (24 - 8).   
The Honiton bowlers will be playing another big match to celebrate the Centenary of the club on August 12 against Bowls England 
Away from the Centenary celebrations, Taunton Vivary fielded a strong team when they visited Honiton to play a Triples Friendly match. Taunton Vivary won 78 - 58 and top rink for Honiton was J. Granger, C. Morfey, K. McCarthy (20 - 18). 
Honiton Men played their first County Trophy match against Madeira, playing two rinks at home and two rinks away, with Honiton emerging as winners in a tight contest (87 - 83). 
This week has seen Honiton members bowling at home and away.  The first match was at home when Seaton came to visit. Unfortunately, the bowlers only managed to play nine ends, as rain stopped play.   
Although they could have continued in the rain, both teams decided that, as the rinks could become slippery with the water, it was not worth chancing.  The top rink for Honiton when the match was abandoned was M. Critchley, J. Mackintosh, C. Morfey (7-7). 
Honiton members travelled to Budeigh  who fielded a strong team and the final score saw Honiton lose 44 – 56. Top rink for Honiton G. Adlem, M. Bright, D. Morley (16 - 16). 

Centenary celebrations at Honiton Bowling Club

Centenary celebrations at Honiton Bowling Club - Credit: Honiton Bowling Club

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